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Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle

From US$55,00
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 
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Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle
From US$55,00
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08:45am Tour
This 8:45am tour starts by delving into the Book of Kells' rich ornamentation/symbolism, and is followed by a fully guided engaging medieval walking tour of Dublin Castle.
From US$53,77
3pm Tour
This tour starts with an external visit to Dublin Castle and concludes with a visit to the Book of Kells.
From US$55,02
09:15am Tour
This 9:15am tour starts by delving into the Book of Kells' rich ornamentation/symbolism, and is followed by a fully guided engaging medieval walking tour of Dublin Castle.
From US$55,02
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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—with 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.
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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great visit to a work of exceptional beauty!

We waited on line for a few minutes. Our guide kept giving us more information about what we were going to see, so the time waiting was well spent. While the scene was crowded, we were able to see the Book of Kells and linger...More

1  Thank Renee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Learning and Laughing Our Way Around Dublin

Our guide Neil McCourt was fantastic! He got us in to see the Book of Kells straight away with only a minimum wait. The line was around the block when the museum opened, so the early access was well worth it. Neil really knew his...More

3  Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Early Access

Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. Great stories and very entertaining. We went Easter Sunday and the early access was definitely worth it! The lines were quite long.

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great intro to Irish and Dublin history

We enjoyed this tour and the enthusiasm of our guide, Brian. The private viewing of the Book of Kells was a nice perk, giving us time to take it in. The walking tour to the castle was -- despite the misfortune of pouring rain, wind,...More

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Must See for Bibliophiles and History Lovers alike!

Walk through stacks of history! See illuminated manuscripts! As a historian and bibliophile this was an hour of magic, even if you are neither it is truly a sight to behold. The Access tours starts with a walk through a museum about the Book of...More

Thank Shuffy2
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jerry h
20 April 2018|
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Response from Joseph H | Reviewed this property |
You meet at the main front gate. Look for the blue clock. Stand beneath the clock, between the statues of Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith. Your guide will find you there. From where you're standing, you should be able... More
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limecheesecake
13 April 2018|
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Response from Suzanne Y | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 3 hours. It's definitely worth the time.
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