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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 boat trip great trip the river tea and coffee the hodson bay hotel lough ree flora and fauna thanks mike informative talk running commentary lovely cruise enjoyable trip great commentary recommend this trip monastic site local history great value for money
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sahannah B
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank De1131
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maryzaracatherine
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KathyMalahide
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My group of friends (ranging from 23 to 78 years of age) really enjoyed our Saturday evening cruise, sitting out the back, away from any wind, there were a few nervous friends, but they soon relaxed in the safety of this amazing boat. They enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmr_ryan
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We travelled on Mike's boat as a group of twenty and really enjoyed the experience. He was friendly and welcoming. The boat is spacious and comfortable. The seats had cushions and there was blankets available if you were cold. There was a bar on board...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elaine_killeen
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We had a pleasant trip out of the centre of town up to the Hudson Bay area of the lake. Mike gave us a light hearted mix of history, geography and local statistics. All of it was very informative but not too taxing. His colleague...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ashlawnguest
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KathrionaG
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 -