Skip-the-line Book of Kells and Old Town Private Tour

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See the world’s most famous medieval manuscript, the Book of Kells, on a private tour of Dublin’s historic center with skip-the-line tickets to the Old Library at Trinity College.


  • Explore Dublin’s Old Town with a 5-Star History Guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the Book of Kells and Old Library
  • See the City Hall, Dublin Castle, Molly Malone Statue, and more
  • Visit the medieval Christ Church Cathedral (4 and 5-hour options only)
  • Enjoy private car transfers direct from your accommodation(3 and 5-hour options)


This private tour is a must-do for every book lover! We’ll take you on a walk through the historic streets of Dublin and visit the beautiful Old Library at Trinity College, which houses the world-famous Book of Kells. See Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and discover the hidden gems of Dublin! Book a 2-hour tour to see Dublin's top sights and visit the Book of Kells exhibition in the Old Library. Your Private Guide will meet you next to the legendary Molly Malone Statue and take you to the Trinity College campus. Each step will be filled with a lot of knowledge, as many notable people attended this renowned institution. With skip-the-line tickets you will save time and enjoy full access to the university’s Old Library. Its Long Room is considered to be one of the most impressive library rooms in the world, filled with the nostalgic smell of old paper and wood. It houses a collection of 200,000 old books, including the 9th century manuscript that documents the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ, known as the Book of Kells. It’s a very rare treasure! After the Old Library tour you explore the Old Town, passing by the Irish Houses of Parliament and monuments to Henry Grattan, Thomas Davis and the Great Famine. You will also see the Georgian-style City Hall, the majestic Dublin Castle, and the medieval Christ Church Cathedral. Choose the 3-hour option to book a 1-hour round-trip transfer for your 2-hour walking tour of the Book of Kells, Old Library, and Old Town. Save time and effort with skip-the-line tickets and private transportation. This includes the convenient pickup and drop-off service direct at your accommodation, making it very easy to join the tour without worrying about being late or getting lost. Book a 4-hour tour to see more of Dublin’s highlights and visit the Old Library (the Book of Kells exhibition) and the Christ Church Cathedral, one of the oldest buildings in town . This is your chance to learn more about the Middle Ages in Dublin, admire the stunning medieval church and its crypts. Skip-the-line tickets are included to avoid waiting in lines. You will also enjoy an extended walking tour with highlights such as St Audoen’s Church, Dublina and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the national cathedral of Ireland. Choose the 5-hour option to book a 1-hour round-trip transfer and an extended 4-hour walking tour of Dublin with skip-the-line tickets to Old Library and the Christ Church Cathedral. We will arrange a 5-Star Driver and a private vehicle for your pickup and drop-off so you can avoid using public transport or overpriced taxis. Book in advance to save time and money, and enjoy the comfort of private car transfers.


Private Tour of Dublin with The Book of Kells exhibition in the Old Library (number of attractions depends on the selected option) 5-Star Licensed Guide fluent in the language of your choice Skip-the-line tickets to the Book of Kells exhibition in the Old Library (all options) Skip-the-line tickets to the Christ Church Cathedral (4 and 5-hour options only) Private car transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (3 and 5-hour options only)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Private car transfers and tickets to the Christ Church Cathedral are not included in the 2-hour option. The Old Library and Books of Kells exhibition are best enjoyed in silence, so the guide will provide all information outside. Skip-the-line tickets are reserved for a specific time slot, so you will avoid waiting in line. 2-hour tour: For the convenience of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests, so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well. The price will be higher if you need more than 1 guide. 4-hour tour: due to the cathedral's rules, 1 licensed guide can lead a group of 1-20 people, so the price of the tour will be higher if you need more than 1 guide.

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