Four day tours designed to explore more of the real Ireland with its rolling hills and cascading waterfalls.
The Celtic Experience offers you the chance to learn more about Ireland’s religious history. The Hill of Tara was the seat of the kings of Ireland and its stone of Destiny linked the Gods of earth and the heavens. When the king stood on top of it and let out three roars he was then crowned. Fourknocks is one of the largest and undeveloped pre-historic sites in Europe and you can see some of the ancient spiral patterns on the stones of the graves from over 5,000 years ago. Mellifont Abbey represents a new style of architecture in Ireland and at one point over 400 monks lived here, complete with their own ‘lavabo’. In Monasterboice you see the remains of two churches, a cemetery, a round tower and some high crosses. Dep. outside Dublin Tourist Information Office, Suffolk St and 15/20 mins later outside The Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St. Mon-Sat 09:00-17:30, Sun 09:20-17:30. Adult €28, Senior/Student €25.
The Wicklow & Glendalough Tour takes in Co. Wicklow - the Garden of Ireland. Travel through The Sally Gap in the Dublin mountains, have coffee, see the waterfalls and Glendalough then enjoy a healthy walk and lunch. The equally scenic return leg is via the picturesque lakes of Blessington. Dep. outside Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St, and 20mins later outside Dublin Tourism Office, Suffolk St. This is very popular so turn up 10mins early. Mon-Sun 9:20-17:30. Adult €28, Senior/Student €25.
The Mystery Tour is exactly as it says. It only runs in the summer but is available for group bookings in the winter. Dep. outside Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St and 15mins later outside Dublin Tourist Information Office, Suffolk St. Summer Season 09:00-17:30. Adult €28, Student €26.
Newgrange Shuttlebus is a daily summer and winter weekend service to the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange. Built c.3200 BC, this kidney shaped mound covers over an acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The passage and the chamber inside are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise when a shaft of sunlight shines through the roof box over the entrance. This can last for approx 17mins from 19-23 Dec and entrance is on a lottery basis. In 2006 27,485 people applied with only 50 names being drawn. You have been warned. Dep. Dublin 08:45 & 11:15. Return Newgrange 13:30 & 16:30. Leave from outside Dublin Tourist Information Office, Suffolk St and 15mins later on O’Connell St. Adult €17/Senior €16/Student €15.