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“Tour of Ireland”

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 3 September 2018 via mobile

For the second time I included a trip on the Shannon with Viking Mike as part of the itinerary and I was glad to have done so. My group consisted of 48 persons of 17 nationalities. Everyone enjoyed the experience. On time, good commentary, excellent staff, overall a very pleasant experience and a definite inclusion next time.

1  Thank Ray M
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"great trip"
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"boat trip"
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"the river"
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"tea and coffee"
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"the hodson bay hotel"
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"lough ree"
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"flora and fauna"
in 11 reviews
"captain mike"
in 7 reviews
"running commentary"
in 6 reviews
"enjoyable trip"
in 11 reviews
"relaxing cruise"
in 7 reviews
"recommend this trip"
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"beautiful scenery"
in 9 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
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"interesting facts"
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"local history"
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Cannot recommend this trip highly enough, very enjoyable. Great for all age groups. Informative and interesting.

Thank Marian L
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Viking Mike's boat picked us up at the Hodson Bay and took us into Athlone and back. Mike gave a brilliant commentary on the journey all about the Vikings and the kind of wildlife that can be seen on the river, he was fantastic. George was also extremely helpful and readily available if we needed any snacks or drinks. The trip took approx 90 minutes return but you don't have to return straight away you can get off in the town and get back on at the next sailing. We were guests in the hotel so we got a voucher at reception for half price sailing.

Thank JacquiDublin
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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.

1  Thank MAUREEN M
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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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1  Thank Road429329
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