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Viking Ship Cruises

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About Viking Ship Cruises
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 Viking history attached to this area. Hear live commentry on Viking hoardes, on the beauty of the river, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life. Fun and excitement for all the family...Departs from Athlone Castle and tickets are available on board.
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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 great value for money local history
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

It was kind of nice day out but I thought it's small bit too short for my liking. They do serve cold drinks on board inc. beer and vine . We did enjoy the trip so I say give it try....

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ramtheman
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing trip along the shannon they day after our wedding on the 22nd of June. Viking Mike picked us up from our hotel Glasson Country House Hotel in style. The boat was docked at the hotel. It was a lot of fun...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 724suzanned
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Myself and my family made this trip up to Hudson Bay. Lovely trip and the boat is very safe. The captain has great knowledge of the lake and the views were lovely. A well price day out for the family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had a fantastic trip aboard the Viking Ship all 33 of us! We were picked up at the Wineport after dinner and brought around the Shannon for an hour of pure bliss! The crew were so helpful and accommodating and as the Bridesmaid and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rocheee3
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Brilliant trip down the Shannon river Mike made sure we were all looked after had a fab day would defo use viking Mike tours again

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Susan G
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Philomena R
25 July 2018|
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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
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Terry H
7 May 2018|
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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 -
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