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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 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

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.

Thank Marian L
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

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.

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

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

Thank Inspiration258660
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We hired Viking Mike’s boat for a private work party which brought us to the Wineport lodge for dinner. Everyone really enjoyed a very different start to the night out. When one of our colleagues discovered they had left a gift on the boat, Viking...More

Thank Leecywoo
Reviewed 24 August 2018

What a great afternoon out with the boys, Mike (The Captain) is a gentleman and it is great value for money!.........would recommend

Thank thetribe1123
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Booked with Viking Mike . Found him very helpful and obliging. 16 ladies went on a Saturday evening cruise. Historical information broadcast of surroundings. Cruise was very plesent. Lovely bar on board. We were given a few Viking helmets to try on and we had...More

Thank Caran E
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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 -