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Viking Tours (Ireland)

Athlone, Ireland
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About Viking Tours (Ireland)
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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Brian P wrote a review Sep 2020
County Cork, Ireland34 contributions8 helpful votes
Viking Mike and his team provide a lovely way to get back/from The Hudson Bay and Athlone. Viking Mike provides commentary with knowlege of history, wildlife and the building/structures at the right level so you also get time to enjoy the beauty as you meander along on your journey. The boat is spacious and has all amenities as well as complimentary tea and coffee. There are plenty of seats and areas to stand and take in the views as well as covers if it does rain. A great trip which is very fairly priced.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Caroline M wrote a review Sep 2020
Sallins, Ireland71 contributions40 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of doing this fabulous boat trip yesterday with Mike & George . As a tour guide myself I’ve often seen the boat on the river as we pass through Athlone so I had wanted to do this tour for quite a while and yesterday the weather conditions were just fabulous. Mike gave us a super tour with lots of interesting bits of history , he has a voice I would listen to all day , George looked after all the passengers on board , lovely complimentary tea/coffee or if you like an Irish coffee of a Baileys coffee I hear he is a dab hand at making those too :) All in all we had a super trip and we would highly recommend this tour if you’re in the Athlone area
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Joan H wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork28 contributions12 helpful votes
We took this tour on the Shannon and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the commentary. Michael gave a very informative talk as we travelled on the river into the lake.. There was just the right amount of history and local nature to make it a very interesting morning. The ship also has an interesting history. I learned things about the Shannon that I didn't know before. The complimentary coffee warmed us up on a chilly morning.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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irish61 wrote a review Sep 2020
Wexford, Ireland164 contributions38 helpful votes
This is a fabulous little trip. George and mike looked after us very well. Complimentary tea and coffee or a lovely little galley bar., very well stocked. The toilet was immaculate- wouldn’t see better in a five star hotel! It’s 1 hour 20 mins up the Shannon but I would recommend getting one sailing and disembark at the Hodson bay hotel for lunch or a drink and taking the next one back a couple of hours later. €15 return, what great value.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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keithlestrange100 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions2 helpful votes
Took the viking tour boat trip with my wife ..great welcome onboard full of local history stories and tibits.. Tour takes 75mins ..lovely afternoon spent by all
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Date of experience: September 2020
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