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Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle

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  • 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 
Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle
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8:15am DepartureMost Popular
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.
From US$51.11
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$56.92
3:00pm Departure
This tour starts with an external visit to Dublin Castle and concludes with a visit to the Book of Kells.
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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—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.
Reviews (273)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Marvelous tour!

If you are just remotely interested in history, culture and books, please book this tour! Neil McCourt was our guide, he’s witty, knowledgeable and highly entertaining. The Book of Kelly is obviously very impressive, if you appreciate old books and their intricate illustrations. And the...More

Thank Enibas101
Reviewed 6 days ago
Engaging tour, entertaining tour guide.

Although it's billed as early access to the Book of Kells, what you're also getting is a really funny, engaging walking tour of Dublin. Neil had a story for literally *everywhere* we went, whether it was about the Jedi Library, architectural details of yellow brick...More

Thank BCinSilverSpringMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastsic tour guide

Really enjoyed the Jedi library, the college grounds tour and the Kells display. Dublin Castle - would have been better if we could see inside. Tour guide was personable and charming.

Thank 17,345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour and Tour guide

Our tour guide Niel McCourt was exceptional. He provided so much information and history. He had great stories and was very funny. He navigated the group very well through the crowds. We were never bored. The tour with Niel provides so much history on the...More

Thank jholyko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jammed packed information

We were in Ireland for 2 weeks and had several guides but everyone is right Neil McCourt is the best. It's not just about the Book of Kells, there is so much more from Trinity College to Christchurch. Neils breadth of information was impressive from...More

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Erin s
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Response from LatinWarrior | Reviewed this property |
Tour is just around and hour.
Linda D
9 October 2018|
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Response from Subbu2014 | Reviewed this property |
Ring the company that you booked it with and see you can get a refund back. Make sure they can help. Sorry to hear this get well soon and hope can go to Dublin when you feel ready best wishes
19 September 2018|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
In general most sites in Dublin are not friendly to those who are mobility challenged. Two exceptions are the newest - Guinness brewery tour, Jameson whiskey tasting tour.