Ireland’s Ancient East (land tour)

Dates: Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018 (16 days)
Tour Leader: Stephen Mandal

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

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, nine-night program and experience the most comprehensive tour of Ireland’s Ancient East, 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.

Starting in the southeast corner of Ireland, in the former Viking strongholds, travel to the Early Christian monastery of Glendalough, then the medieval city of Kilkenny, and into the heart of the Boyne Valley to see the prehistoric passage tomb complexes at Newgrange, the seats of the High Kings at Tara and Navan Fort, and the Giant’s Causeway coast. Stay at four- and five-star hotels, and savor fabulous food. This trip is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers.

Tour Pricing:



**Advance Information, Subject to Change**

Day 1 - Depart Home | Arrive Dublin, Ireland | Glendalough | Kilkenny
Day 2 - Kilkenny | Tintern Abbey | The Hook Lighthouse | Knockroe Passage Tomb | Kilkenny
Day 3 - Kilkenny | St. Mullin’s Monastery & Fort | Barrow Walk | Jerpoint Park | Kilkenny
Day 4 - Kilkenny | The Rock of Dunamace | Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange & Knowth) | Carlingford
Day 5 - Carlingford | Navan Fort | Armagh | Belfast
Day 6 - Belfast | Tievebulliagh | Giant’s Causeway | Belfast
Day 7 - Belfast | Loughcrew, Ireland | Hill of Tara | Fourknocks | Trim
Day 8 - Trim | The Blackfriary Excavations | Boyne Valley Wools | Trim
Day 9 - Trim | Dublin | National Museum | Trinity College | Dublin
Day 10 - 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).


Dig Deeper

Email the AIA
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!