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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 weeks 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mmr_ryan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Elaine_killeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ashlawnguest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank KathrionaG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Murf3011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely day on the Viking Cruise, Viking Mike and George was so nice & friendly they went out of their way for us and we really appreciated it. Defiantly would recommend this cruise to any one, there was 25 of us ranging...More

Thank lisad1985
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great morning on the Viking cruise. Youngest 8 oldest 37 and we loved it. Weather was lovely and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend for something a wee bit different 💙💙

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Our captain was very well versed in the waterways, historic points, wild life and fish of the area Very comfortable as they provided blankets Choose a warm day if you can or be sure to bundle up as the wind picks up a bit

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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 -