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Dublin Primary School Trips & Tours

Why not take your primary school group to the Irish Capital? Enjoy the amazing visits that are educational, cultural and fun. With a diverse range of activities, museums and guided tours, a school trip to Dublin exciting destination with excellent access from all over Ireland.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning departure from school. Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum Visit to the Museum of Natural History Quiz
2 Guided walking tour of Dublin Guided tour of Dublin. Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. Free time at Leisureplex
3 Visit to Dublin Zoo Return to school
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Morning Morning departure from school. Guided tour of Croke Park & the GAA Museum
Afternoon Visit to the Museum of Natural History
Evening Quiz
Morning Guided walking tour of Dublin
Afternoon Guided tour of Dublin. Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery.
Evening Free time at Leisureplex
Morning Visit to Dublin Zoo
Afternoon Return to school

Top visits

Kilmainham Gaol

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.

Historical Guided Walking Tours

You can also enjoy a Dublin school tours that will take you to the relevant sites of the 1916 Rising to give you an understanding of this historic event. You will explore the main features of the War of Independence, partition and will conclude with the Northern Ireland peace process and Ireland today.

A school trip to Ireland like this helps your students' passions for the subject grow!

Dáil Eireann/Leinster House

Take a guided tour of the Houses of the Oireachtas where the guides will relay their historical and educational knowledge of both the building itself and the workings of the two houses.

GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium

Enjoy a stadium guided tour including a short historical tour focusing on the ancient origins of hurling, the birth of the GAA as part of a Gaelic Revival in Ireland, the development of the GAA and early links with revolutionary nationalism.

Glasnevin Cemetery (Guided Tour & Museum)

The tour visits the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Charles Stewart Parnell, Countess Marcievicz and many of the other men and women who have shaped Ireland’s history. A new state-of-the-art museum will complement the tour. This is a must visit for any students on Dublin school tours.

Pearse Museum

A former school that was run by Pádraig Pearse on beautiful grounds includes historical exhibitions, a nature study and an audio-visual show - 'This Man Kept a School'.

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is one of Dublin's most popular attractions. You’ll be sure to have a fun-filled day plus learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. As one of the world’s oldest, yet popular zoos, the 28-hectare park is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!

Tayto Park Theme Park & Zoo

Tayto Park Theme park & Zoo offers over 100 attractions that make it suitable for all ages. Enjoy the adrenaline rides, a 5D cinema and even a sky walk, as well as a zoo which is home to Amur Tigers and Mountain Lions.

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Find unique objects and fascinating specimens throughout the museum. The Museum's 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The Irish Room on the ground floor is dedicated to animals native to Ireland, featuring a variety of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. Other collections include ‘Mammals of the World’, ‘The Discovery Zone’ and ‘A Reading Room’ which provides an opportunity for visitors to sit and read more about the many animals which are on display and other topics related to Natural History.


Keep your group entertained whatever the weather at Leisureplex. With a range of activities such as bowling, Q-Zar, Zoo Adventure land, pool/snooker & an arcade with the latest video games.

Evening activites

  • Bowling


Available from any location in Ireland, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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