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Tour of Newgrange and Trim Castle

I have been trying to find a tour that includes both Newgrange and Trim Castle with an overview of the Boyne Valley out of Dublin.
I could only find a very expensive private tour that included both. There are some that I believe pass the sites but we wanted to actually visit both. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Most tours do Newgrange and Hillof Tara, but I have found one that includes both Newgrange and Trim Castles.
https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/dublin-l31/celts-and-castles-t40213/

This says "Visit Newgrange," so you would need to check that it does actually include visiting Newgrange itself and not just the visitor centre. You do however visit "4 Knocks , a passage chamber tomb built around about 5,000 years ago. Enter the tomb and see some of the early inscriptions on the stones inside." This is a few miles south east of Newgrange and doesan't feature on the tourist tick list, so may well be a better experience than Newgrange itself and an acceptable substitute. (When I visited a few years ago, there were so many people on the tour you could hardly see a thing inside Newgrange.)
Information about 4 knocks here.

https://www.knowth.com/fourknocks.htm

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Thanks so much for this information. I had run across this tour myself but your insight on Newgrange has me reconsidering going there!

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I must admit I'd not heard about 4knocks before I found this itinerary. It sounds a very sensible alternative to what is a very popular and busy site. I got quite excited when I read the itinerary!