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

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2 hours 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Enjoy ease of access with online fast-track ticket entry to the Book of Kells. Discover one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage on this early access fully guided tour. You will explore the 9th Book of Kells' rich ornamentation, multi-layered symbolism and meaning. It is known for its world-renowned artistry, as well as its many hidden secrets and mysteries dating back to the 800 AD. This early access tour offers visitors an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the exhibition experience without the hustle and bustle of large crowds. Next, continue on this fascinating walking tour to explore the 13th century Dublin Castle and Gardens along medieval streets located within the original city walls of Dublin. Enjoy the history of Ireland and Dublin dramatized in extraordinary stories narrated by expert english speaking local guides.

What's Included

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • Interior visit to Dublin Castle

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, College Green Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland

Visit the 9th century Book of Kells, described in the 1007 Historical records off Ulster as 'the most precious object in the western world'. The cultural and historical value of the Book of Kells has only increased in the millennium since - this exquisite work of art has stood for 1,200 years as the greatest example of medieval

The Location

Where To Go

Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland


County Dublin, Ireland

Return details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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