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Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle

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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 
  • Tour Trinity College’s library and Dublin Castle, learning about each spot 
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy sightseeing schedule
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This 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.
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This 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's exterior.
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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

This wasn't exactly what we thought it was.Even when we were in the room, we still weren't sure what it is we were looking at..I would put this way down the list of things to see.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hosa52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour was wonderful and the guide had so much information to share about the college, Book of Kells, the castle, and Dublin in general. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants the best they can get from these locations.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ciaran C, Guest Relations Manager at LetzGo City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such nice comments about our fully guided tour. We really appreciate you telling us how much you enjoyed our tour. When we started our tour company we have been committed to offering extraordinary experiences led by local English speaking guides who are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Neil as our tour guide on the 11th of June and wish that we had few more days so we can book more tours with him! A great guide makes the whole experience memorable and brings people back to visit again. Thank you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ilko10
Ciaran C, Guest Relations Manager at LetzGo City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such nice comments about our fully guided tour. We really appreciate you telling us how much you enjoyed our tour guide. we spend considerable time training out guides to make sure that our gusts have a great time. When we started our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Neil as our guide and he did a fantastic job! After the tour he gave us great recommendations for further activities in Dublin including places to eat and drink.More

Thank 57connorg
Ciaran C, Guest Relations Manager at LetzGo City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such nice comments about Neil your guide and your fully guided tour. We really appreciate you telling us how much you enjoyed our tour. When we started our tour company we have been committed to offering extraordinary experiences led by local English...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Book of Kells tour. It was impressive with a lot of history.love the book of Kells at Trinity college. Really like the walk through the town in Dublin to get to the Dublin Castle , but once we got there , there wasn’t...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank islandsuzy
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Lbd1252
11 June 2019|
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Response from RudyDog | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my recollection I would guess around 20-25. The huge benefit I found to doing the earliest tour was that Brian made sure our group was the first early entrance group to view the book. Each of us was able to... More
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wolverine1972
1 April 2019|
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Response from LLR_RHR | Reviewed this property |
Truly you should ask the tour company. Early tour is noted to avoid the crowds which we took. Also the time of year can have make a difference.
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HoCo180
11 February 2019|
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Response from Monica M | Reviewed this property |
When I was there at the end of October we had 12 in our group.
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