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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 6 April 2012

very rough on the lake but michael was very careful and knowledgable

Thank pat373
Reviewed 29 March 2012

It was just a quick ride on a boat into the lough and then back! Although they did hand out viking hats and swords to the kids for the trip, I felt that if they decided to playfight, an accident may occur. Hats and swords...More

1  Thank kaaw
Reviewed 4 March 2012

we had a low key day in athlone and did this tour which was so pretty adn relaxing, if you are staying in the area and have time i would reccomend taking the river tour,its not a must but its definitely enjoyable and pretty

Thank mailboxblondie
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Great for the kids & adults alike. Enjoyable & worth it.

Thank EHMkm
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Boat was very comfortable and smooth on a slightly choppy lake,Mike covered the Viking history and the nature aspects of the Lake,River in a nice and interesting way.We finished up in Seans Bar for a Warm Up after our Journey.

Thank Garry S
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Lovely trip, very knowledgeable guide, just as nice a trip in the rain as in the sun, right up into the lake, see the town from a totally different perspective

Thank Ballybrogan
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Excellent cruise on the Shannon - the ships captainn Viking Mike is very friendly and I would say probably very accommodation to any needs of passengers. His knowledge of the area (and indeed of the river systems of Ireland) seems unsurpassed by anyone I've ever...More

Thank dueyfinster
Reviewed 21 November 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip into town, was a lovely and different way to travel. Michael and Ciaron are doing a fantastic job and really promote the area and the wildlife in a positive and informative way and also the history of the boat...More

Thank deery844
Reviewed 21 November 2011

We travelled on the 12pm sailing which I would recommend as there were not that many on it compared with the previous sailing. Good local knowledge & friendly crew. Free coffee, tea & biscuits - a must do in Athlone

Thank Kate023
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Have a nice boat ride down the Shannon to Clonmacnoise. On a good day in Ireland (Good luck in finding one) this trip is both enjoyable and informative.

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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 -