Chester Beatty Library Tours
Set within the grounds of Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library houses the collection of wealthy American mining magnate Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. Exhibits include thousands of rare books, from copies of the Quran and the Bible to ancient Egyptian papyrus texts, as well as paintings, woodblocks, textiles, and decorative arts.
Address: Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Chester Beatty Library
Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2.5-hour, historical walking tour. See famous landmark locations like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about the city’s medieval past. Also, receive a discount at the Church, a popular café, bar, restaurant, club and tourist attraction rolled into one, and Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland. A complimentary map of Dublin is included.
Design your own ideal (and cost-efficient) tour of Dublin’s top things to do and see with the Dublin Pass and see attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery Bow St., and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. With your single- or multi-day ticket, visit brew houses, museums, castles, cathedrals and more. Explore the city at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to popular sites and discounts at city restaurants and shops. With free entry to more than 25 attractions around town, the Dublin Pass offers something for the whole family. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
The best way to discover the charming city of Dublin is a guided walk through the best sights a friendly local expert. To stroll through the hidden streets, to see the things which are mot mentioned in the popular guide websites and could not be found in guidebooks. To listen to the history of the city, legends, and secrets, to drink a coffee in the oldest pub in the city. Are you expressed? We are! Your guide will pick you up in your hotel or from your cruise ship. You will start your tour from historic O Connell Street and explore all the city throughout the city both Northside and Southside stopping off at key locations along the way. During your way, you will have a coffee stop to have a little rest and listen to another amazing story. At the end of the tour, your guide will help you to call a taxi back or suggest the place to have the best dinner in the city and leave you at that place.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Informative and interesting tour where the guide will bring the past to life with lighthearted stories & anecdotes rather than just hard dates and cold facts
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
This self-guided audio walking tour is a trip back in time to explore some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks. We’ll take in some of Georgian Dublin along with city parks, traditional bars, cathedrals and many other famous sites on a stroll across this charm-laden city. You’ll also hear fun facts and tales about its history, culture and people – like rock band U2 and the rebellious Daniel O'Connell as well more ordinary folk. While we walk you’ll notice how lively Dublin is with some 751 pubs. A lot of them are beautifully decorated, but O'Neill's opposite the Molly Malone statue is one of the best on our route. The food is excellent too. Dublin also has an abundance of museums. There are 45 in all and most of them are free to visit. Two of the best are the National History Museum and the Little Museum of Dublin. I’ll guide you to both of them, and I highly recommend popping into them either before, after or during our tour.
Using Zoom, you’ll join a small group of fellow travellers from all over the world with Missy (my Puppy) & Me, just as you would in real life and we will start our journey through Dublin Culture, History & Politics. During the experience, we will move around the city using 360-degree images and create the real magic through insights, stories and Myths & Legends you have come to associate with the emerald isle. We will see all of the popular sites, along with Dublin's hidden Gems, with stories and anecdotes that will have you on the edge of your sofa from start to finish. Ireland is more than leprechauns, Guinness & Green stuff - This experience will let you live it all. If want our undivided attention? Select "Book this entire experience for a private group" after selecting the date and we’ll pack the hour with personalized tips and you can throw us as many questions as you like!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Chester Beatty Library?
The best ways to experience Chester Beatty Library are:
- Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour
- Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
- Secrets of Dublin private walking tour
- Dublin Old City - From Viking origins to modern times
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