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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 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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caran E
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely crew and a lot of information offered. My partner was very scared and the crew did their best to reassure and help her.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Sailed with Viking sea in July, first issue was the pre cruise organisation booked a split resort experience Viking booked something completely different. Unfortunately the first I knew about it was when the tickets arrived about 4 weeks prior to departure, I let the agent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chas7243
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank HorizonCoWicklow
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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 -