Ireland’s Ancient East (land tour)

Dates: Sunday, June 9, 2019 to Monday, June 24, 2019 (16 days)

Tour Leaders: Stephen Mandal and Lisanne O'Loughlin

Trim Castle. Image © Duckhalt1-CC BY-SA 4.0

This 2019 trip is in the planning stages.  For more information please contact us at 800-748-6262 or email

Amidst the natural beauty of Ireland’s landscapes (especially in June) are monuments and archaeological sites that attest to an extraordinary prehistoric, ancient, and medieval legacy. Join this bespoke, exclusive, 14-night program and experience the most comprehensive tour of Ireland’s ancient east, including two nights in Northern Ireland, led by a charming and informative Irish study leader/archaeologist and an expert trip manager. Special guest experts will meet us at various places along the way to provide further insights. Roundtrip from Dublin, we will travel to the Early Christian monastery of Glendalough, the medieval city of Kilkenny, and through the heart of the Boyne Valley to see the prehistoric passage tomb complexes at Newgrange and Knowth, the seats of the High Kings at Tara and Navan Fort, the Giant’s Causeway coast, and much more. Stay at comfortable, 4-star hotels, and savor fabulous food throughout. This trip is limited to a maximum of just 15 travelers.

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Day 1: Depart Home
Day 2: Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Day 3: Dublin
Day 4: Dublin | Glendalough | Wexford
Day 5: Wexford | Tintern Abbey | The Hook Lighthouse | Wexford
Day 6: Wexford | Ferrycarrig | Wexford
Day 7: Wexford | Knockroe | Kilmogue | Kilkenny Castle | Kilkenny
Day 8: Kilkenny | Seir Kieran | Kells Priory | Kilkenny
Day 9: Kilkenny | Rock of Dunamace | Trim​​​​​​​
Day 10: Trim | Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange & Knowth) | Hill of Tara | Trim
Day 11: Trim | Loughcrew | Trim Castle | Trim
Day 12: Trim | Carlingford | Proleek | Dundalk
Day 13: Dundalk | Navan Fort, Northern Ireland | Giant’s Ring | Belfast
Day 14: Belfast | Giant’s Causeway | Tievebulliagh | Belfast
Day 15: Belfast | Portmarnock, County Dublin, Ireland
Day 16: Dublin | Fly Home


If you have any additional questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).