Welcome to Tara
The Hill of Tara is Ireland's most sacred stretch of turf, occupying a place at the heart of Irish history, legend and folklore. It was the home of the mystical druids, the priest-rulers of ancient Ireland, who practised their particular form of Celtic paganism under the watchful gaze of the all-powerful goddess Maeve (Medbh). Later it was the ceremonial capital of the high kings, all 142 of them, who ruled until... Read More
Top experiences in Tara
Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
Morning:Departng Dublin at 8am, you will meet your guide at the Gresham Hotel on O,Connell St in central Dublin and depart for Newgrange. After approximately 1.25 hours you will arrive at Newgrange, the Unesco World Heritage Site where you will visit the Newgrange Interpretive Centre. Tour the Newgrange Mound/Temple and stop for a coffee before boarding the bus to travel on to the next destination. Please note, entrance to Newgrange is at own expense (approx. 6 Euros).Afternoon:At approximately 11:30am you will leave Newgrange for the drive to Bective Abbey where we will spend time explore the ruins and then on to Trim Castle. Scenes for the movie Braveheart were shot here. Enjoy a tour of the castle which is the finest example of a Norman castle in Ireland, before enjoying a delicious lunch the Trim Castle Hotel (own expense). At approximately 2:30pm you will depart Trim Castle for the Hill of Tara, arriving at around 3pm. Here you will take a Hill of Tara tour that includes the Mound of the Hostages, the Stone of Destiny, Fort of the Kings (Coronation place of the High Kings of Ireland), the Well of the White Calf and the Fairy Tree. You will spend approximately two hours here and then depart for Dublin at around 5pm. The tour will conclude back at the Gresham Hotel on O,Connell St. in Dublin at around 6pm.
Sunset Dinner Tour on Tonle Sap Floating Village Including Boat Tour
Your tour will begin at 3:30pm, when you will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide will transport you to Chong Khneas which is about 20 minutes away.On the way to Chong Khneas, you will pass by rice paddies and lotus fields where you will have the opportunity to stop and take photographs of the lotus flowers. Next you will stop at the stilted houses just before the lake to see how the water levels affect the way locals live. You will also see a floating school.Upon arrival, you will transfer to a mini Tara boat that will be driven by an experienced driver. Once on the water, you will stop at the Crocodile and Fish Farm where you will learn about some of the trades that people engage in on the lake. There is also a souvenir shop to purchase gifts as well as a viewing deck where you can take photos.Next your boat will transport you to the famous Queen Tara in the heart of the floating village. Here, you will feast on a delicious buffet dinner and all inclusive drinks. You can either relax on our plentiful hammocks or step onto the viewing deck. If the weather is good, you will have a perfect vantage point for a gorgeous sunset. Even if there isn’t a sunset, the magnificent and unique cloud linings that form above the great lake are always a spectacle to behold.At approximately 6:45pm you’ll leave the Queen Tara and head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly to your hotel or guesthouse.
Tara River Rafting Day Tour
Travel to the base camp, which is located in the canyon of the river Tara, 20km from highway Foca - Niksic. All you need is adventure spirit and desire for action, because every participant receives all the necessary equipment (neoprene suit, boots, protective vest, helmet).You do not even need to be physically prepared or to have previous experience in rafting. Before the journey, guides will give you all the necessary instructions of how to use the equipment and how to behave while you are on the boat. And hunting rapids can begin. Board the boat and begin to tame the wild river. The pulse is accelerated to the maximum, adrenaline fills each cell, laugh and screams are bouncing from the surrounding rocks. Excitement is growing, while cold water splashes your heated body. During the descent we take breaks for taking photos, jumping into the water, swimming and enjoying the beauty of the mountain springs and noisy waterfalls.The last point of rafting on Tara and Drina is on the banks of the camp.After returning the equipment, restore your strength and used energy with our delicious lunch where we merges tradition and nature in the best way, in order to satisfy the taste of the greatest gourmets.Each participant receives a free professional HD footage of the tour that will bring back a smile on your face every time you watch it.
Rafting on Tara River from Zabljak
Raft docks-Zugica luka: 14km rafting. Arrival to the camp, or Zabljak in the early morning and preparation for the rafting where each tour participant receives appropriate gear (neopren suit, boots, safety jacket, helmet and a paddle). Afterwards, we descend down the most beautiful part of the Tara canyon during the 3 hours (14km) of the tour duration with photo and swimming breaks. Refreshments and a break at Ljutica river, the shortest river in Europe and biggest spring of fresh water in the world (1000 liters water per second). There will be a photo safari underneath the bridge, before we arrive to Zugica luka for the termination of the tour. We return to the camp with our vehicles where we will organize lunch (lamb, fish, and traditional cast iron dish 'sac' meals). After lunch the tour terminates.Visitors have the opportunity to visit the Black Lake in Žabljak where the price of the ticket (3€) is already included in the NP Durmitor tax.
Boyne Valley Hill of Tara and Kells Private Tour from Dublin
Meet your professionally trained tour guide after your hotel pickup at 8amAlong the way we meet the real story tellers of Ireland - the local people! Here are some of the exciting places you will visit as we step off the beaten track:Teltown/Donaghpatrick Complex Drive through one of Ireland's most amazing sacred ritual landscapes where the pre-Olympic Games of Ireland took place thousands of years agoThe Heritage Town of KellsEnjoy a walk around this most important Monastic Site which is on the Tentative List to become a World Heritage Site with UNESCO. Here is where the Book of Kells was completed and lived for over 850 years. The Hill of LoughcrewA refreshing 20 minute walk up to Cairn "T", one of the 32 Neolithic Tombs here that is almost 5,800 years old (older than Newgrange!)Lunch BreakOur food stops are where restaurants offer "place on a plate" - serving foods grown and harvested locally. The Boyne Valley is produces the best foods in Ireland, so we want all your senses to be stimulated, engaged and satisfied!Trim Castle Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle, which was used as a film location for "Braveheart".Hill of TaraWalk the most ancient space of the Hill of Tara - where the High Kings of Ireland ruled from and where the Lia Fail - the Stone of Destiny, or Coronation Stone, on which the ancient kings were crowned; still stands. Summer OptionOur exciting Summer Option is the new Boyne Boats where Ireland's Ancient East meets Westeros! Here you hop aboard boats used in the filming of Game of Thrones with your group (maximum of 7) and work as a team to paddle upstream to the site of the Battle of the Boyne of the 17th century, a war that decided the future of Ireland and Europe. (Note: This option is not suitable for children under 8)
6 Day Tour - Trekking, Rafting and Canyoning
See the best that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro has to offer on this 6-day tour. Please see below the detailed itinerary. DAY 1Arrival at camp in the afternoon, accommodation in mountainous and comfortable bungalows. Dinner. Getting together, hanging out , partying -welcome. Overnight stay.DAY 2Waking up early in the morning. Morning coffee and breakfast. Preparations for transport in our jeeps to Prijevor 1683 meters above sea level – plateau at the foothill of Maglić where we start to climb the highest peak of BiH. The climbing takes about 3 hours. Upon the completion of the climbing, we take a break for photography, sightseeing environment and snack (Lunch packages). Back to the vehicles in which we return to the camp for a lunch in late afternoon hours. Relaxation and optionally sports activities in the camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.DAY 3Breakfast, handing out rafting equipment (neoprene suits and boots, protective vests and helmets). Transport in our jeeps to Brštanovica, the starting point of rafting. Next is rafting rafting the most exciting part of Tara and Drina where we will go through a total of 23 rapids in period of 3-5 hours. During rafting we take breaks for swimming, photo safari and refreshments. Arriving back at the camp in the afternoon hours, drop the equipment and lunch. Relaxation and optionally sports activities in the camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.DAY 4Waking up in the early morning hours. Morning coffee. Breakfast. Handing out the equipment for canyoning (helmet, safety belt, neoprene boots, neoprene suit) which you put on just before the arrival at the canyon Nevidio. We head towards Durmitor, Montenegro in our jeeps. When we arrive to the canyon we put on our equipment. Guides will give a short briefing. After that we star this unforgettable adventure. In canyon we spend about 3 to 4h where we swim, jump of the rocks, dive and go through narrow paths, some of which our only 1m wide. After we exit the canyon we go back to the camp and have lunch. Relaxation and optionally sports activities in the camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.DAY 5Waking up early in the morning. Morning coffee. Breakfast. Preparations for transport in our jeeps to Sedlo 1907m asl, place where our tour starts. We start climbing over Surutka-Zeleni Vir-Velika Previja towards Bobotov Kuk 2522m asl. The difference in height is about 755m. Heading back to the Sedlo. Picnic lunch is provided during the tour(lunch package). Heading back to camp in the late afternoon hours. Lunch. Relaxation and optionally sports activities in the camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.DAY 6Breakfast. End of arrangement.