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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 10 July 2018

An amazing thing to do in Athlone! We took the boat from the Hudson Bay hotel to Athlone town center. Viking Mike was great fun and made the whole experience even better!

1  Thank cianr2
Reviewed 10 July 2018

As part of a big birthday weekend a group of us took a trip in the Viking ship from hodson bay hotel to Athlone and return. The groups ages went from 4 months to 80 year olds. Viking mike was an excellent knowledgeable guide and...More

1  Thank imeldavsweeney
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A super experience looking at the countryside from the shannon river and learning all about it. Finished off with a guided tour of Clonmacnoise monastic site with mybfavourite feature..a round tower.

1  Thank Caroline O
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A cruise on the River Shannon up to lovely Lough Ree. Great captain who makes the voyage fun for children and really interesting for adults. Why Vikings? Because Lough Ree was once the base for these, who raided monasteries around the area, including Clonmacnoise, and...More

1  Thank John O
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

What a lovely way to see Athlone. We departed from the Hodson Bay Hotel with viking Mike and crew and enjoyed a lovely trip down the Shannon. Very informative and attentive. Good knowledge of the area Balmy evening with a glass of wine and beer...More

Thank cookekallen
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We used Viking Tours for a private cruise for our guests the day after our wedding! I found Mike and his crew to be easygoing and great to deal with. We took the boat from Glasson to Sean's Bar. I'd highly recommend it and you...More

Thank Fionnuala S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

From first contact with Viking Mike it was a pleasurable experience. We boarded the boat at Hudson bay Hotel, it was a fantastic experience both Mike and George were so welcoming and went over and above to ensure that my group had a memorable experience,...More

1  Thank ruthwyer
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I belong to a charity taking Chernobyl children and we try to visit Athlone once a year with the children who come that summer. The children love the boat trip and Viking Mike lets them have a go at steering the boat. We really enjoyed...More

2  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 28 June 2018

On June 26th accompanied by a party of 9 and myself we set out on our Adventure up the Shannon River. From the moment we went on board it was an absolute delight. Firstly Viking Mike had to feed the Swans and their Cygnets who...More

1  Thank nualamon
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I brought my class of teens with special needs on Viking Mike's boat recently for their summer tour and couldn't recommend it more. The trip was the right combination of relaxing, informative and fun for our mixed bunch and we'll definitely be making a return...More

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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 -