Official Guided Tours of the College Campus
Authenticity Tours provides the official guided tour of the College campus. We offer a combined ticket which incorporates the cost of a guided tour of Trinity College Dublin and the admission fee to the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition.
Lasting 35 minutes, the tour encompasses the four major squares of the College. It provides visitors with an insight into the more than four-hundred-year history of the College, its buildings and their use, its traditions and its life today. All of our guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic students of Trinity College Dublin.
To take a guided tour, visitors need simply turn up at the Front Gate and purchase a ticket for the next scheduled tour. We do not currently offer advance purchase for a scheduled tour.
To purchase a ticket for your tour please visit the Authenticity Tours desk, situated at the Front Gate, inside the College campus (a map can be found here).
The schedule, notifications and pricing displayed at the Front Gate always take precedence over information available through any other medium (including this page). Cash is the preferred method of payment. It is not currently possible to purchase a ticket online.
Monday - Friday
10:15, 10:40, 11:05, 11:30, 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 13:15, 14:00
Saturday & Sunday
10:15, 10:40, 11:05, 11:30, 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 13:15, 14:00, 14:25, 14:50, 15:15, 15:40
Summer 2017 Schedule (June - Sept)
Monday - Sunday
09:15, 09:35, 09:55, 10:15, 10:35, 10:55, 11:30, 11:15, 11:35, 11:55, 12:15, 12;35, 12:55, 13:20, 13:50, 14:10, 14:30, 14:50, 15:15, 15:40
*The tour schedule displayed at the Front Gate always takes precedence over information available through any other medium (including this page).
Combined Ticket Option
A combined ticket offers a consolidated discount on both the cost of a guided tour of Trinity College Dublin and the cost of admission to the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition.
- Adults (persons 19 years of age and older): €14.00 per person
- Concessions (senior citizens 65 years of age or older, university students with ID, adult groups of 10 or more): €13.00 per person
- Family Combination Ticket: (2 adult family members and up to 2 children, 16 years and under): €28.00
- School Students (18 years and under - accompanied by teachers): €11.00 per person – April thru September
- School Students (18 years and under - accompanied by teachers): €7.00 per person – January thru March & October thru December
Please note: If you already have a ticket for the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition it is possible to take the tour of Trinity College provided by Authenticity Tours at a reduced cost of €3.00.
It is possible to take the tour of Trinity College provided by Authenticity Tours without admission to the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition at a cost of €6.00.
For larger university/school/corporate groups, it may be possible for Authenticity Tours to facilitate a guided tour of the College separate to our public scheduled times. This is subject to both prior arrangement and guide availability. We reserve the right to determine whether a query regarding a group tour can be facilitated by means of the Authenticity Tours’ public tour schedule.
University/school/corporate group tours may focus solely upon the College and its grounds or may be so organised as to include admission to the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition. Please note, the latter option is only possible during the Exhibition's Opening Hours.
To enquire about a university/school group booking, the group leader/s should complete the Group Booking Request Form (click here).
The group leader will receive an e-mail confirming if we can facilitate the group tour and provide the price for the tour.
We are conscious that often those who set the task of organising a corporate group tour of the College are acting on behalf of others. The provision of as much detail as possible is appreciated as this greatly saves on time on both sides. Those who wish to enquire about corporate group bookings should complete the Group Booking Request Form (click here).
We will reply as quickly as possible confirming if we can facilitate the group tour and provide the price for the tour.
Authenticity Tours Ltd, which operates the tours of the College campus, wishes to ensure that all of its visitors and customers have a positive experience of the tour and the campus.
Visitors are asked to bear in mind that, when visiting Trinity College Dublin, they are entering a functioning university. The academic work of the university, its teaching, learning and research is always prioritised.
Guides employed by Authenticity Tours are all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Individual guides' academic duties may change during the course of term and this may have an unpredictable impact upon tour scheduling.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information on this page is correct, Authenticity Tours Ltd is not bound by errors on or omissions from this page. Please note that, from time to time, changes do occur within the operating structure of the College which have an impact upon Authenticity Tours’ capacity to operate tours of the College as notified upon this page, as such the information provided here must be considered to be a guide only.
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