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Dublin Zoo Tours

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Dublin Zoo
A family favorite, the 69-acre (28-hectare) Dublin Zoo has been around since 1831. Over 400 animals from about 100 different species can be seen across its various sections. In the African Savanna, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and ostriches roam, while the Asian Forests exhibit is home to lions, snow leopards, and crested black macaques.

The Basics
Dublin Zoo is a common stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours of Dublin. Some Dublin sightseeing passes also grant free entry to the zoo. Once inside, visitors typically explore the zoo independently, making their way around the various habitats with the aid of a map. 

Free keeper talks and feedings take place daily from March through September, and on weekends from October through February. Special workshops, covering topics such as dinosaurs and bird-watching, also take place at the zoo and should be booked in advance. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dublin Zoo is a must for families, with lots of kid-friendly activities available. 
  • Cafés, snack kiosks, and a restaurant can be found within the zoo’s grounds. Alternatively, pack a picnic to enjoy on the lawns or at picnic tables.
  • Bring rain gear as much of the zoo is unsheltered and Dublin’s weather can be unpredictable.
  • The majority of the zoo is wheelchair-accessible. 

How to Get There
Dublin Zoo is situated in Phoenix Park. The nearest Luas tram stop is Heuston Station (Red Line), which is a 15-minute walk away, and many Dublin bus lines also stop nearby. 

When to Get There 
Dublin Zoo is busiest on sunny summer weekends. Consider booking tickets online to avoid waiting around at the ticket booth, or arrive early in the morning before lines form. 

Exploring Phoenix Park
If you have any energy left after visiting Dublin Zoo, take some time to stroll around Phoenix Park. One of Europe’s largest urban parks, this vast grassy expanse contains the 203-foot-tall (62-meter-tall) Wellington Monument, Áras an Uachtaráin (the residence of the President of Ireland), the Victorian-era People’s Flower Gardens, and a free-roaming herd of wild deer.

Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Admission: Varies
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Dublin Zoo

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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

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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.
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  • 5 days
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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the beauty, history, and culture of Dublin during this popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 1- or 2-day tickets and follow the route that highlights the best of the Emerald Isle's capital city. Discover historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace and enjoy free extras. With multiple stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and the Irish Whiskey Museum—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dublin at your own pace with Big Bus tour; your 24- to 72-hour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off whenever you like at more than 30 stops. Choose from two routes offered live or digital commentary that teaches you about Dublin's history and culture, and you also get access to a walking tour (with a 48-hour ticket) and included drinks at some bars and distilleries. Hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Dublin highlights at your leisure, such as St. Stephens Green, Croke Park, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, and others.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks, hit the streets on this sightseeing shore excursion that's perfect for everyone. Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during a popular hop-on, hop-off bus sighting tour. Discover the best of the Emerald Isle, including historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. With 28 stops along the way--including the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse--this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Dublin Airport Transfers : Dublin Airport DUB to Dublin City in Luxury Van

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Dublin Airport Transfers : Dublin Airport DUB to Dublin City in Luxury Van

With this luxury pickup service, you’ll get a personalized welcome to Dublin Airport with a meet-and-greet in the arrivals hall. Then, head anywhere you want to go in a deluxe, chauffeured van during a one-way private transfer. Vans can be shared by groups of up to seven, making this an ideal option for friends, families, or work colleagues.
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  • 25 minutes
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Maximize your time in Ireland’s vibrant capital with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Discover Dublin’s spectacular sights and listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise around the capital. Whenever a landmark captures your attention, simply disembark to explore further; see attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green and then simply rejoin your bus tour at a time and stop that suits your schedule. Entry to the Little Museum and a Dublin walking tour are included with the bus ticket.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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Dublin Airport Transfers : Dublin City to Dublin Airport DUB in Luxury Van

Dublin Airport Transfers : Dublin City to Dublin Airport DUB in Luxury Van

Dublin Airport Transfer Service aims to achieve the very highest possible standards possible for all its passengers. This is a one-way transfer and includes up to twenty minutes of free waiting time for guests. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, ready to help you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle to go Dublin Airport DUB. Traveling from your Hotel to airport with family or colleagues? A Luxury Van can be shared by up to 6 people together.
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  • 25 minutes
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Family Day In Dublin With A Local: Private & Personalized

Family Day In Dublin With A Local: Private & Personalized

You’ll discover just how much fun you can have with your family in one of the oldest cities in Europe. Perhaps your little ones may be interested in Ireland's animals - you can visit the Aquarium or Zoo. Maybe they’ll want to bounce around at the Leprechaun Museum, or explore Malahide Castle - whatever it is, it’s your family’s adventure and your host is here to make it as memorable as possible. With so many little gems to get through in 4 hours, your host will have the little ones as excited as the older family members. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
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Guinness Storehouse Fast-Track Ticket and Big Bus Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Guinness Storehouse Fast-Track Ticket and Big Bus Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Maximize a short stay in Dublin with easy and efficient hop-on hop-off bus transport and fast-track access to the Guinness Storehouse. See as much of the city as possible, and get familiar with key sights as you listen to live commentary on board the open-top bus, then avoid lines at one of the capital’s most popular, and therefore busy, attractions.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
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