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

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

Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8954P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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 - 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
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 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.
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.
  • 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
  • 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
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 - 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
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
2h 30m
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.
  • 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
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Jul 2020
A note from Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
Your health & safety are our primary concern along with making sure you have a great tour. Our guides follow hygiene protocols based on WHO & local government guidelines. We request guests practice good hand sanitization when entering & leaving venues & request use of masks when/where requested.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Trinity College Dublin
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Molly Malone Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
326 reviews
Excellent
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Alyssa
Sarasota, FL3 contributions
Breathtaking Books
Our tour guide Neil was extremely knowledgeable about both the Castle and grounds as well as the Book of Kells and Trinity College Campus. He was a wealth of knowledge and helped recommend some local pubs to try. 10/10
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciaran C
Hi Advent, thank you for your 5-star review. Our guides are well known in Dublin and Ireland as being the best. We believe that the tour experience is very much brought to life by the passion, knowledge, narration, and storytelling ability of a Guide. We strive to deliver all these elements which our guests have been raving about for the past 6 years. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our many tours throughout Europe.
Written 4 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erik W
2 contributions
Excellent way to see the history of the city
Sep 2021
John was an excellent tour guide! The book gets very busy and he knew how to navigate the timing of the tour so we didn't waste too much time waiting in line. He was extremely knowledgeable and was excellent at answering questions.
Written 28 September 2021
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Ciaran C
Hi, Erik, thank you for your 5-star review. Our guides are well known in Dublin and Ireland as being the best and John is no exception. We believe that the tour experience is very much brought to life by the passion, knowledge, narration, and storytelling ability of a Guide and of course great fun. We strive to deliver all these elements which our guests have been raving about for the past 6 years. Our Book of Kells Tour has been rated one of the best cultural must-do tours in Ireland. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our many tours throughout Europe.
Written 4 October 2021
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MustangxSaleen
Placentia, CA2 contributions
Awesome Dublin walking tour!
Sep 2021
Awesome tour with Neil! He is a very knowledgeable guide and you can appreciate the passion that he has for the history of Dublin! Access to Trinity College as well as the Book of Kells and Library were quick and seamless. Would highly recommend!
Written 26 September 2021
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Ciaran C
Hi Mustan, thank you so much for your 5-star review. Neil is one of our many guides delivering engaging, informative, and entertaining tours packed with insights and incredible storytelling nuggets that will leave you with a lasting impression of our beautiful emerald isle. Thank you from all the Team.
Written 27 September 2021
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psured
Stuttgart, Germany16 contributions
Worth every penny
John was amazing! he was an absolute wealth of information that never ended, and a super nice guy too. We loved the tour, we learned so much about Irish history, Dublin History, and the Kells. John was very patient with my three young children and my mother who has some mobility issues. I highly recommend the tour. You will not regret it.
Written 15 September 2021
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Ciaran C
Hi Psured, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to express your satisfaction with our fully guided tour hosted by John. He is a remarkable guide, passionate, and engaging with an incredible flair for storytelling and presenting our history in such an insightful way. On behalf of all the team at LetzGo Cty Tours, we want to thank you for the 5 Star Review. It really is our goal to showcase Ireland's iconic culture and history in an interactive and informative manner that visitors have told us has been a huge highlight of their visit to the Emerald Isle. If you coming again to Ireland be sure to check out our other award-winning premium tours to Galway, Cork, Killarney, Kilkenny, Belfast, and Waterford.
Written 17 September 2021
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Jillian
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Best tour in Dublin!
Sep 2021 • Family
Our tour with Neil McCourt was the highlight of our stay in Dublin! We learned so much about Dublin and Irish history. He was funny, entertaining, and so knowledgeable. We definitely recommend this tour.
Written 15 September 2021
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Ciaran C
Hi J, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to express your satisfaction with our fully guided tour hosted by Neil. He is a remarkable guide, passionate, so informative but yet so engaging with an incredible flair for storytelling and explaining our colourful history in an insightful way. On behalf of all the team thank you for the 5 Star Review. It really is our goal to showcase Ireland's iconic culture and history in an interactive and informative manner that visitors have told us has been a huge highlight of their visit to the Emerald Isle. If you coming again to Ireland be sure to check out our other award-winning premium tours to Galway, Cork, Killarney, Kilkenny, Belfast, and Waterford.
Written 17 September 2021
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Karen W
Denver, CO6 contributions
History walkabout
A delightful oral history walk to a few historic spots both near and on Trinity College. Great descriptions on place history and power structure perspectives were presented along a variety of time periods. Tons of interesting facts and curious stories were shared. The host was very knowledgeable and stopped for questions. We had a coffee and bathroom break mid way. Highly recommend for anyone interested to know more about Dublin’s past with only a couple of hours to spare.
Written 11 September 2021
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Ciaran C
Dear Guest, thank you for your 5-star review and acknowledgment that our guide was very knowledgeable. We do our very best to make sure that our tour content is not only engaging but is delivered by local passionate guides that love nothing more than giving visitors an extraordinary tour experience to our must-see attractions. Our team of dedicated professional guides love history and tell a great story. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to other visitors to Ireland. Best Regards from all the team.
Written 26 September 2021
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Reppulc
Sarasota, FL14 contributions
Very Worthwhile Tour
Sep 2021 • Solo
Great tour with John! He was extremely knowledgeable and very warm and likeable. It was great that we had a small group. The walking tour of the outside of the castle provided lots of great information and getting to see the Book of Kells is something I will never forget. It's amazing that it has been preserved through the centuries. And of course, now I understand that the preservation would not have bee possible if not for vellum. The library was also amazing. I know Ireland needs tourism back in full swing, but it was nice to visit these sites when they weren't overwhelmingly busy.
Written 5 September 2021
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PLG
2 contributions
Fast Track Book of Kells and Dublin Castle
Aug 2021 • Family
Neil was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable. We definitely got more than we expected from this short tour. Many thanks!!
Written 28 August 2021
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Ciaran C
Thank you so much for your 5-star review. Neil is dedicated to providing the best tour experience which has won him much praise from our tour guests over the years. We look forward to seeing you again on one of our other tours throughout Europe including London, Paris, Malaga, Edinburgh as well as many towns throughout Ireland. Best Regards,
Written 6 September 2021
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16RupertN
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
Wow from start to finish
Aug 2021 • Friends
Amazing experience. Once in a lifetime. So glad we visited. A little crowded but still great and wonderful. I will tell all my friends to visit.
Written 12 August 2021
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Ciaran C
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are delighted that you rated our local guide and the overall experience as being incredible and that you thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We look forward to seeing you again in one of our many cities throughout the world.
Written 8 September 2021
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Randy E
1 contribution
Book of kells/ Dublin castle
Aug 2021 • Family
Had a great time and tour guide John was awesome. Made the experience very enjoyable. Loved seeing the sites of the city and the stories to go along with what we seen
Written 11 August 2021
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Ciaran C
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We are delighted that you rated John, our local guide, and the overall experience as being incredible and that you thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We look forward to seeing you again in one of our many cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Malaga, and Amsterdam as well as many other locations.
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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