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Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or down river to the monastic settlement and round tower of Clonmacnoise (1hr 30min one way). Experience the religous and...more
| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Reviewed yesterday

Mike was very helpful to us on the day. We had preplanned the trip and we went as a group. We were really looking forward to it. It didn't disappoint. The weather was good and we enjoyed being up at the front of the ship...More

Thank KathrionaG
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed this boat trip. there were 10 of us in a family group.Viking Mike and his crew are very knowledgeable about the area and we learnt a lot on the trip. lovely complimentary coffee and a tuck shop on board. blankets are provided...More

Thank Murf3011
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely day on the Viking Cruise, Viking Mike and George was so nice & friendly they went out of their way for us and we really appreciated it. Defiantly would recommend this cruise to any one, there was 25 of us ranging...More

Thank lisad1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning on the Viking cruise. Youngest 8 oldest 37 and we loved it. Weather was lovely and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend for something a wee bit different 💙💙

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our captain was very well versed in the waterways, historic points, wild life and fish of the area Very comfortable as they provided blankets Choose a warm day if you can or be sure to bundle up as the wind picks up a bit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the second time I included a trip on the Shannon with Viking Mike as part of the itinerary and I was glad to have done so. My group consisted of 48 persons of 17 nationalities. Everyone enjoyed the experience. On time, good commentary, excellent...More

1  Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this trip highly enough, very enjoyable. Great for all age groups. Informative and interesting.

Thank Marian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viking Mike's boat picked us up at the Hodson Bay and took us into Athlone and back. Mike gave a brilliant commentary on the journey all about the Vikings and the kind of wildlife that can be seen on the river, he was fantastic. George...More

Thank JacquiDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the trip. Good commentary and we even got free coffee. Plenty of seating. Cheerful crew members. Maybe a little pricey though.

1  Thank MAUREEN M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A most enjoyable experience with Viking cruise on the Shannon.Then onto Derryglad folk museum where we had a most entertaining afternoon. Highly recommended by Ballycullane Mummers group Wexford ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Philomena R
25 July 2018|
Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that amount but two adults and four kids cost €40. I would say around €55 but check the website. vikingtoursireland
Terry H
7 May 2018|
Response from pdxrules | Reviewed this property |
You’d have to call Viking for that - they usually provide daily walking excursions at no extra cost - with more extensive ones for additional fees -
Toni S
8 June 2017|
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Response from Octoberboutique | Reviewed this property |
If you call Mick ( his no on the website) he can advise you on the times. The shop downstairs serves snacks, chocolate, tea/ coffee, wine and spirits .