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Dublin: Fast-Track Book of Kells Ticket & Dublin Castle Tour

1. Dublin: Fast-Track Book of Kells Ticket & Dublin Castle Tour

Discover the “most precious object in the western world,” according to the 1007 Chronicles of Ulster, on a cultural fast-track easy access tour of the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin. Meet your local Dublin guide at the main entrance to Trinity College and marvel at the rich ornamentation and dense symbolism of the 8th century Book of Kells. This is an illuminated manuscript of the 4 Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Get up close and admire one of the finest examples of medieval illumination. On the second part of this fascinating tour visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John where your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights including the Castle gardens, affording you one of the best tour experiences in Ireland. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castle.

Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. Dublin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Get on and off the bus as often as you like with a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, and learn about the history and culture of the city with the live commentary in several languages. Hop-on Hop-off TourThe double-decker tour bus takes you around the most interesting attractions in Dublin. Stroll among the students along the cobbled paths and visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College, and stroll in the stunning Phoenix Park. • Tour starts: O'Connell Street/DoDublin HQ • Parnell Square North - Writers Museum • O'Connell Street/Abbey Street - GPO • Nassau Street - National Library of Ireland • Merrion Square West - National Gallery • Merrion Street - Leinster House & Natural History Museum • St. Stephen's Green - Little Museum & Grafton Street • Westland Row - Oscar Wilde's Birthplace • Pearse Street - Science Gallery  • College Green - Trinity College & Irish Whiskey Museum • Dame Street - City Hall & Temple Bar • Cork Hill - Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library • Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Marshes Library • Newmarket Square - Teeling's Whiskey Distillery • St. James Gate - Guinness Storehouse • James's Street - Roe & Co & Pearse Lyons Distillery • Royal Hospital - Museum of Modern Art & Kilmainham Gaol • Heuston Rail Station • Phoenix Park - Dublin Zoo • Parkgate Street - Ryan's Victorian Bar • Collins Barracks - National Museum of History • Arran Quay - Jameson Distillery Bow Street and St. Michan's Church • The Four Courts • Bachelor's Walk - Dublin Discovered Cruise

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What people are saying about Book of Kells

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,189 reviews

Amazing team of drivers!! Funny, informative, caring and helpful. I am visually impaired and all the drivers we met in the three days with this company were supportive and understanding, giving me extra time to go upstairs and to come down the stairs so that I could enjoy the fresh air of my home town while my partner enjoyed the views. Outstanding and would highly recommend to anyone travelling with a disability. Thank you especially to Martin and Greg.

Our tour guide Brian Molloy was amazing and seemed really passionate about the tour. He knew so much about the history of Ireland and showed us many historical places and explained many historical stories about the Irish and the Vikings, we even got to see Bram Stokers office. It was very cold so make sure if you go in the winter though like we did to dress warm. But overall it was an amazing experience and we're very happy we did it

great walk about town with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The library was an "aha" moment. The castle we saw only from the outside but still our guide had many fun stories to share with us.

Antonio was fantastic and very funny. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. We will do it again with him.

The driver was fantastic. His commentary was so interesting and kept our attention for the whole tour