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

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.

per adult from

$73

AUD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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  • 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
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation
    • Interior visit to Dublin Castle
  • 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 illumination. This tour starts by delving into its rich ornamentation and explores its dense symbolism and meaning and its merit as an artistic masterpiece.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Visit Europe's largest vaulted library located above the Treasury where the Book of Kells is displayed. The Old Library is a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the grounds of Trinity College Dublin visitors will be immersed in the 18th century, when the magnificent and extraordinary Old Library building was constructed. Your expert local guide will lead you upstairs from the Book of Kells Treasury to the magnificent Long Room which houses 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books in its oak bookcases. Your expert guide will also show you one of the few remaining original copies of the Irish Declaration of Independence as well as the 15th century copy of the 11th century Irish Warrior "Brian Boru".

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Trinity College Dublin, Grafton St. College Green, Dublin 2 Ireland

    After your visit to the Book of Kells and Library enjoy 10 minutes at the venues souvenir shop.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dame St Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Ireland

    Continue on this fascinating fully guided tour to Dublin Castle, the heart of historic Dublin. Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings it functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years.

    Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle awaits to enthrall all who enter her gates. On this fully guided exterior tour, see the original 13th century Record & Octagonal Towers, the Upper & Lower State Yards and their architectural highlights. Led by an expert local English-speaking guide who will unveil incredible secrets including tales of intrigue and mystery, this tour is a "must do" for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. Enjoy and added bonus on this magnificent tour of the 13th century Castle to visit the Castle Gardens, which is the very location where the first Vikings landed in Dublin in 795 AD. Today it is a magnificent Celtic inspired landscaped lawn. (This tour does not visit the Castle Apartments)


    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland

    Visit the Statue of Molly Malone and join your guide and tour group for a few lines of good Irish cheer as you sing "Cockles & Mussels" alive alive oh"s well as being known and sung internationally, the popular song 'Cockles and Mussels' has become a sort of unofficial anthem of Dublin city. The song's tragic heroine Molly Malone and her barrow have come to stand as one of the most familiar symbols of the capital.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by LetzGo City Tours

Activity ID: V-8954P3

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