Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle provided by LetzGo City Tours

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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Trinity College Dublin
    College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Tour 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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    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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  • 4
    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Molly Malone Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Trinity College Dublin
    College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Tour 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robert C wrote a review Mar 2020
Lymington, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived at the gates to find out that the tour was off as all public buildings were closed. Not to worry , we can do it on another time in the future hopefully.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ciaran C, Guest Relations Manager at Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Good Afternoon Robert and thank you for your understanding. Obviously during the COVID 19 crisis things are changing hour by hour. We look forward to hosting you again in Ireland very soon. Best Regards,
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paulrpoley wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were so impressed with Anne - she is unbelievably knowledgable of the subject matter and beyond, engaged, humorous, personable, flexible, open to questions of any kind, just a joy to be around. It is an excellent tour because of it's historical significance & beauty of the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tony G wrote a review Mar 2020
Highlands Ranch, Colorado5 contributions
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So grateful to take a tourney of Trinity College Oxford and see the history behind the library and the book of kells.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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TopDogTours wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York14 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I took this tour with Brian on our first day in Dublin and it was a great way to get introduced to the city as well as see the Book of Kells and the Long Library. Brian was EXTREMELY knowledable and passionate about the material. You can tell her really enjoys
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bob H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Brian Malloy was an excellent tour guide!!!we learnt alot of Irish history and he was quite humerous.id highly recommend both the tour and Brian.... SLA'INTE
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Date of experience: March 2020
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