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Viking Ship Cruises

| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Relaxing hour

At €12 each it was a very worthwhile and relaxing 75 minutes. Mike the captain was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca V
via mobile
One for everyone

Great service and very friendly staff, We had a large group of 36 adults and 27 kids that enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Drogheda, Ireland
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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 Viking history attached to this area. Hear live commentry on Viking hoardes, on the beauty of the river, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life. Fun and excitement for all the family...Departs from Athlone Castle and tickets are available on board.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At €12 each it was a very worthwhile and relaxing 75 minutes. Mike the captain was very informative although at times we struggled to hear him. We didn't plan ahead to go on this trip so we was thankful that you could purchase drinks and...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and very friendly staff, We had a large group of 36 adults and 27 kids that enjoyed every minute of the trip would definitely recommend this trip to anyone staying in Athlone as a must do !

1  Thank gmon2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great cruise up the river. Lasted about 90 minutes. Very informative captain who pointed out sites and spoke about history of places and about wildlife etc along the way. €35 for family ticket ( 2adults and up to 4 children). Bar on...More

2  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable. Lasted about 30-40 minutes one way. A bit over crowded at so you may not get a seat, which may block the views of others. On board there is tea coffee snacks and alcohol available. Knowledge Of The area is provided through commentary...More

2  Thank liz f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told of this "must do" while in Athlone. We were not disappointed. Great cruise, well run by friendly people. Captain gave a lot of information on a wide range things regarding the Shannon. The wildlife the Normans and the flooding of the Shannon...More

1  Thank Elen777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well run cruise up the river Shannon. The boat is in very good condition the staff are friendly and courteous and the captain gives a talk for the duration of the cruise which is very informative. Good value also, 35 for 2 adults...More

1  Thank MADAOffaly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a trip not to be missed if you're in Athlone. Captain is super, great knowledge of local history and everything going on on the Shannon, kept up a running commentary which was both interesting and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful warm sunny...More

1  Thank Alice M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good trip. Can get off at Hudson bay for picnic and return to athlone later. Great for children and safe to. Mike the owner is very friendly.

1  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a trip. The captain gives a great breakdown on the local history and wildlife associated to the river and surrounds. We had friends staying in the Hudson Bay and you can get of here and get the later returning boat, which was great...More

1  Thank Keith N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our recent Baltic cruise on the Viking sea was wonderful. The food was delicious, and staff was excellent!!

1  Thank Jcons
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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 .
Bev S
9 October 2015|
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Response from Badback | Reviewed this property |
It goes from Athlone to the Hodson Bay Hotel - stops there to pick up passengers and then goes back into Athlone. No stop at Clonmacnoise. 10 Euro per adult / 5 per kid or 30 for family (around 45 Aus $)
21 May 2015|
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Response from Paddy M | Reviewed this property |
The trip from the Hodson Bay to Athlone (or vice versa) is €10 return. It lasts 45 minutes or so each way. And you get to spend enough time in Athlone to visit the wonderful Althone Castle or, at the other end, to have a... More