Dublin: Book of Kells, Dublin Castle and Christ Church Tour

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Discover the history, cultural heritage, and legends of Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Book of Kells on a walking tour of Dublin led by a licensed guide.

Highlights

  • Turn back the pages of history at the Dublin Castle and the Georgian City Hall
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Book of Kells at Trinity College's Old Library
  • Visit the Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest structure still standing in Dublin
  • Discover the best things to do in the historic center and Temple Bar district
  • Listen to historical facts, cultural anecdotes, and legends about the Irish capital

Description

Join a local guide on a walking tour through Dublin, a city steeped in rich history and vibrant culture. Cover the iconic landmarks such as the Dublin Castle and City Hall, with skip-the-line tickets to the Book of Kells exhibition at the Old Library in Trinity College. Begin your adventure on the bank of River Liffey in the Temple Bar neighborhood, known as Dublin's cultural quarter and nightlife district with the city’s most important cultural institutions and historic pubs. Learn about Irish whiskey, beer, rock’n’roll, film, and much more. Then, dig through centuries of Dublin’s history and culture as you explore the historic city center, discovering traces of the Vikings, stories about Anglo-Saxon kings, and monuments commemorating historical events such as the Great Irish Famine. See highlights such as the majestic Christ Church Cathedral, the Georgian City Hall, and the inner courtyards of Dublin Castle – the nerve center of Ireland’s historical power (entry tickets cost extra). Also, uncover some hidden gems such as St. Andrew's Church, followed by the Statue of Molly Malone and its interesting legend. Finally, head to the Old Library in Trinity College, one of the seven ancient universities of Great Britain and Ireland, dating back to 1712. Head straight inside with skip-the-line tickets and marvel at a collection of over 200,000 books, including the famous Book of Kells – a rare medieval manuscript renowned for its intricate illustrations and calligraphy.

Includes

Walking tour of Dublin Licensed guide Skip-the-line ticket to the Book of Kells (Trinity College's Old Library)

Important Information

  • The Books of Kells at the Old Library is best enjoyed in silence, so the guide will keep the commentary to a minimum Skip-the-line tickets include a reserved time slot for entry. You will skip the line at the ticket office but not at the entrance and security checks The tour runs rain or shine, so please check the forecast and dress appropriately

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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