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“Family outing”

Viking Ship Cruises
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the trip. Good commentary and we even got free coffee. Plenty of seating. Cheerful crew members. Maybe a little pricey though.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A most enjoyable experience with Viking cruise on the Shannon.Then onto Derryglad folk museum where we had a most entertaining afternoon. Highly recommended by Ballycullane Mummers group Wexford ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We took the 90 minute boat trip downriver to Clonmacnoise, which Viking Tours runs most days (check their website for the exact schedule). The tour leaves from just below Athlone Castle, and ends in Clonmacnoise. There is an option to head back immediately, without visiting the site. If you decide to roam the site (which you should), there is a free bus back to Athlone about 90 minutes after you arrive.
Calling the ship a replica viking ship is a bit of a stretch, but if you ignore the faux-viking ambience, it is an excellent tour and very good value for the price. The scenery is pastoral, and there is a fair amount of waterbirds to be seen (mostly swans and herons, but you might get lucky and catch other birds). The skipper, Viking Mike, gives a running commentary which is informative without being intrusive.

Thank Ariel C
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a trip from Sean's Bar to Wineport as part of our day 2 wedding celebrations. We had a great time and just about managed to avoid the rain!Viking boat Mike and George were very kind and helpful to us and all our guests. Also George makes a great gin and tonic!

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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 Mike turned the boat around and came back with it! 5 star service and great fun. Highly recommended.

Thank Leecywoo
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