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Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle

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Overview
Avoid waiting in long lines at the Book of Kells—one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage dating back to the ninth century—on this early-access tour. Meet at the easy-to-find Trinity College in central Dublin, and set off listening to the elaborate history from a guide who unlocks secret mysteries of the book. End your tour at Dublin Castle where your guide dives even deeper into Irish culture and heritage.
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Trinity College Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, IrelandTour departs from: The Main Front Gate at Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2. Meet your guide between the iron railings and the large wooden doors.
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  • 1
    The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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    Trinity College Dublin
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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    Molly Malone Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Trinity College Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, IrelandTour departs from: The Main Front Gate at Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2. Meet your guide between the iron railings and the large wooden doors.
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Highlights
  • Beat the usual crowds with early access to the Book of Kells
  • Scan the Book of Kells at your own pace, without being rushed 
  • Hear hidden mysteries and secrets about the book from the guide 
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy sightseeing schedule
What to Expect
Your tour of the Book of Kells, Trinity College’s library, and Dublin Castle meets in the front of Trinity College in central Dublin. First your guide takes you through the college’s library, exploring the area known as the Long Room that's lined with books and statue busts of famous masters of science, literature, and art. Afterward, it’s on to the Book of Kells exhibit, where you beat the crowds and head in right away. Hear a detailed rundown of the book and why it’s so important to Irish culture. Once you reach the actual book, take as long as you’d like to look over its pages. Your last stop for this tour is Dublin Castle. Walk around the grounds and the gardens as you learn more about Emerald Isle culture. Your tour ends at the Castle, close to public transport and other fun areas to explore.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tour is led by an expert english speaking local guide
  • Entry to the College Treasury to view the 9th Century Book of Kells
  • Entry to the Oldest Vaulted Library in Europe
  • Visit to the 16th Century Trinity College campus
  • Entry to "Turning Darkness into Light" Exhibition
  • Exterior tour of the13th Century Dublin Castle
  • Visit to the Dublin Castle Victorian Gardens
  • Visit the first 9th century Viking landing spot in Dublin
  • From 4 Nov 2019 to early March 2020 the Book will be replaced by the only approved Fine Arts version
  • Entry/Admission - The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity College Dublin
  • Entry/Admission - Dublin Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Molly Malone Statue
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Interior visit to Dublin Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Anybody under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by somebody aged 18 years or older.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines, declines and stairs.
  • Participants should be in good health - consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to essential restoration, from 4th November 2019 to early March 2020, the Book of Kells will be replaced with the only approved Fine Arts version. Everything else in the tour remains the same. The ticket price has been discounted to reflect this change.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: LetzGo City Tours
capewell893
Salisbury, United Kingdom
245
Excellent tour guide
If visiting Dublin I would highly recommend doing this half day tour. Our tour guide Brian was superb, his
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Barbara R
Burlingame, California
1710
Great tour of Jameson and Guinness breweries
We had a wonderful experience this past Sunday touring Jameson and Guinness locations! Unfortunately, I don’t know
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Loracstrips
Seattle, Washington
458
Good value, fun guide
Anne was one of the more engaging and knowledgeable guides we have encountered, and she helped make this excellent
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Michelle S
182
Funny and knowledgeable guide
It was a pleasure to have been in a tour led by Brian. He’s funny and has great depth in his local knowledge. He
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Christopher Q
3722
Worth the $
Neil did a great job and provided lots of insight, he made the tour enjoyable and entertaining. The line itself
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Nicole G
10
LOVED THIS TOUR
Our tour guide Neil McCourt was very knowledgeable but also extremely nice. Our tour was more like a friend
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Brian M
10
Great fun Visit to Roe and Guinness
A great fun afternoon with my friends, lovely cocktail making session at Roe Distillery followed by a visit to
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4ladybugs
New Haven, Connecticut
53
Top 10 libraries in the world!
So beautiful! Don’t miss it. We really enjoyed our visit. The college is really pretty to walk through has
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Dave C
Warfield, United Kingdom
4123
Massive disappointment
We had visited the Pearce Lyons distillery across the road and had an amazing tour so we’re looking for to this.
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Carlos B
Los Angeles, California
30
Best Tour Dublin Tour Guide: Anne!
Taking this tour was a highlight of our trip to Ireland - and because the actual book is being conserved until
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