Viking Tours
Viking Tours
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
Step back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree or down river to the monastic settlement and round towers of Clonmacnoise whilst hearing live commentary on Viking hoards, the beauty of the river, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life. Fun and excitement for all the family. #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands
Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Grayson V
Chicago1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We’ve been to Ireland three times and taken Viking Tours on the Shannon River to Clonmacnoise five times and once to Lough Ree. It may be our fondest memory of our trips. The guide is warm and wonderful, fellow passengers have been diverse and friendly, the Irish Coffees are superb, and both the Shannon and Clonmacnoise are breathtaking. ❤️
Written 28 September 2023
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Coastal26912049345
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely informative trip about the history of the vikings in the area and the local wildlife. Crew where top class,very accommodating and good craic. Kids loved it. Definitely recommend
Written 2 September 2023
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Mark G
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had a fab trip on the Shannon with a couple of Vikings!! Great talk on the river life as we gently went up the Shannon to Hudson Bay on Lough Ree. Could have stayed there all day, cruising I mean. A treat was seeing the Horses snd the Swans together in the Callows.
Written 23 August 2023
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Karen M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great trip. We got picked up at hudson bay then went into athlone for few hrs and got boat back. Kids loved it and lovely scenery. Staff very friendly.
Written 19 August 2023
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John B
Ballincollig, Ireland118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice cruise of the river Shannon and into loch ree.
Good information about what we were seeing as we traveled along. Crew were all very nice and friendly
Written 3 August 2023
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Matilda2Ireland
Dublin, Ireland93 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Unfortunately we went out on a rainy day, so i think the experience would be very different on a lovely sunny day. We couldn't see much given the rain. Its not cheap for a family activity of 1.5 hours.
There is a commentary as you go on the tour which is good.
There is also a little shop on board for treats etc.
The team liked to hoover while we were on board which i think should wait as we couldn't hear the tour guide talking as someone was hoovering around our feet.
Written 17 July 2023
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Karen M
District of Columbia238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We wanted to do the tour to the south of Athlone, to Clonmacnoise, but it wasn't scheduled on the one day we could visit, so instead we did the tour on the same boat to the north, into Lough Ree. It did not disappoint. The scenery was beautiful and the movement of the boat through it created a serene experience. The captain provided an informative and thought- provoking narration. His mate provided blankets we could tuck around us while we were seated on deck since there was a surprising amount of wind once we passed from the river into the lake. We had a good time.
Written 5 July 2023
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melanie b
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great experience for any age. The Bailey's coffees were good 👍. The Viking accessories were a nice touch
Written 13 June 2023
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Jet42624591874
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a lovely experience on the viking tour boat, we got it from Hodson Bay Hotel to Athlone and back again after a few hours shopping. It was great to hear the history of the lake and learn all about the wild life that inhabit the lake, I would highly recommend the experience well worth it.
Written 5 June 2023
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Venture790888
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We.were blessed with the fine weather for our cruise down the Shannon. The.time flew as we relaxed on the boat. Fab scenery on.the river wildlife people fishing sunbathers on their boats. We could hear the guide talking and giving us local information
All staff were very helpful and friendly
We were offered a complentary drink too. Would highly recommend this exciting boat journey. The best part of the trip for me outside of being with my sisters was going through the lock gates and friendliness of the locals. Clonmacnoise was the highlight of the trip
We loved every minute.of it
Thankyou
P
Written 1 June 2023
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