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Viking Ship Cruises
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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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All reviews great trip boat trip the river tea and coffee the hodson bay hotel lough ree flora and fauna captain mike running commentary enjoyable trip relaxing cruise recommend this trip beautiful scenery wealth of knowledge interesting facts local history family ticket
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful afternoon on our Viking Cruise. We had a warm welcome on board. The boat is very clean and comfortable and it is easy to enjoy the stunning views of the lake on each side. Viking Mike told us about the local...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the opportunity to turn a family get together day into a lovely boat trip from Athlone to Hudson Bay on a nice sunny October Sunday. We were a group of adults, teenagers and a toddler and everyone had fun and enjoyed the views and...More

2  Thank TurboDK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely way to see the lake and learn about the history of the Vikings in and around Athlone, captain Mick really knows his history. Highly recommended

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a briĺliant experience on board the Viking last week. The crew were first class and its an ideal idea for a party or a family get together. The facilities were very clean and if you want to do something different then get on board...More

1  Thank Eugene G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Athlone on 6 October for a surprise 60th. We hid on the boat before surprising the birthday boy! It was a great trip, the boat was clean, offered a good variety of snacks and drinks on board and in fairness the crew were...More

Thank niamhf862
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must-Do trip on the water. Blankets provided to keep us warm, perfect amount of fact information and knowledge. The vessel was warm in the rear end and the front was left opened for those who wanted to see the view. Snacks provided well and cheaply....More

Thank Sahannah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently joined Viking Mike on board for a Hen party cruise with a group of 25 ladies. A great experience and a brilliant hen party idea. Fun was had by all. Would highly recommend.

Thank De1131
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my trip up the Shannon on Viking Mikes boat. It has been my third time to do this trip and would really say its a must for anyone visiting Athlone. You can see the town and surrounding area from a different perspective...More

Thank maryzaracatherine
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this trip a few years ago and it was most memorable. The skipper is a great guy who has a wealth of local history to recount. The ship sails upriver to Clonmacnoise and the old monastery is a joy to behold from the...More

Thank KathyMalahide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I tried to book a river cruise with them. They are very strong in their advertising. However when you try and book even a year ahead of time. They always state that their B and C class suites are already booked and...More

Thank Richard B
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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 -