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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 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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 💙💙

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank L9538OTclairem
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

For the second time I included a trip on the Shannon with Viking Mike as part of the itinerary and I was glad to have done so. My group consisted of 48 persons of 17 nationalities. Everyone enjoyed the experience. On time, good commentary, excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ray M
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Cannot recommend this trip highly enough, very enjoyable. Great for all age groups. Informative and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marianl123
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Viking Mike's boat picked us up at the Hodson Bay and took us into Athlone and back. Mike gave a brilliant commentary on the journey all about the Vikings and the kind of wildlife that can be seen on the river, he was fantastic. George...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JacquiDublin
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the trip. Good commentary and we even got free coffee. Plenty of seating. Cheerful crew members. Maybe a little pricey though.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MAUREEN M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A most enjoyable experience with Viking cruise on the Shannon.Then onto Derryglad folk museum where we had a most entertaining afternoon. Highly recommended by Ballycullane Mummers group Wexford ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Road429329
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We took the 90 minute boat trip downriver to Clonmacnoise, which Viking Tours runs most days (check their website for the exact schedule). The tour leaves from just below Athlone Castle, and ends in Clonmacnoise. There is an option to head back immediately, without visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ariel C
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a trip from Sean's Bar to Wineport as part of our day 2 wedding celebrations. We had a great time and just about managed to avoid the rain!Viking boat Mike and George were very kind and helpful to us and all our...More

Date of experience: August 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 -