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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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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tour yesterday with Mike as the helm. No more beautiful place to slowly appreciate Irish countryside than travelling with Mike’s along the Shannon. His sharp eye and extensive knowledge of the local bird life lends extra interest to this pleasure trip. Boat has warm...More

1  Thank Lisanne O
Reviewed 10 August 2018

So, think about this, Norsemen, Gaelic Kings, Normans, all did row right up this very river, now you are too! Just put yourself in that situation, flashback and try to see the sides of the famous Shannon River without buildings and wires. The Viking ship...More

1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Nothing more than an ordinary cruise on any river. Viking hats, swords etc are available at extra cost.

2  Thank NelsonSA123
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Rug up because the weather on the river can get cold. The boat provides coffee and tea, which is nice. The Cruise commentary is a bit rehearsed and I would have preferred more spontaneous narrative but certainly worth doing.

Thank nickolas b
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A super way to send a couple of hours on the river on this fantastic replica Viking ship! In the safe hands of Viking Mike and George smooth "sailing" was had with wonderful historical info and refreshments available. Nice touch were the blankets if required....More

3  Thank HorizonCoWicklow
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We brought 2 Service Users from our Day Service in Newbridge Co Kildare who have severe to profound intellectual disabilities they thrive on sensory stimulation. We felt that the experience of the boat trip ie wind, sun, rain, rocking and the feel of the water...More

2  Thank jaydesas2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon with mike and George. As a group of 9 girls meeting as a college reunion it was such a lovely trip. Mike was so informative of local history and the sail on the Shannon. We really had a lovely afternoon....More

2  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Went on the viking boat with 30 staff from our hotel.. everyone was delighted with the trip.. George and Mike were excellent, boat stocked with food and drink and were very interactive with all the staff! Excellent trip !

1  Thank Darragh F
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great trip with mike and George on the viking boat...very informative and enjoyable tour..where we could just relax for the afternoon as we cruised down the Shannon. ...would highly recommend it if u are ever in Athlone.

1  Thank galway35
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We joined Viking Mike and his crew on his boat tour as a group requiring extra support from booking to sail they couldn't have been accommodating! Highly recommend thanks Viking Mike!

2  Thank maggiedoylecolmey
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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 -