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Viking Tours

Quayside | Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Activities in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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... more » 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. « less
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
65 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This boat ride was a lot of fun and a great way to spend 2 hrs in Athlone. We took the 10am tour from Athlone to Hodson Bay and back. In Hodson Bay we picked up a crowd that were celebrating a birthday so on the way back to Athlone we all sang songs celebrating. Great fun. The boat tour... More

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Co. Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a 90 minuit trip.....and takes one up into Lough Ree on one side and down again. On the way, Mick the boat owner...gives one all the information on the history of the lake, monastic settlements, and the eco and wildlife. Very informative. A drink is served on board.

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new england
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting and informative. the Captain narrates the history of the area while pointing out local wildlife and points of interest.

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We hired Viking Mikes boat for the day after our wedding recently. It was a great experience for everyone as many of our guests who although local had never been on the lake before. As we had so many passengers Mike organised two trips on the boat (c1-2hrs) and also organised a bus trip back to the wedding venue. They... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic activity for adults and children right in the heart of Athlone! We had a fantastic afternoon aboard the beautifully painted viking boat! The whole experience far exceeded my expectations, with a very reasonable charge of €10 which included our 75minute sailing up the beautiful River Shannon to Lough Ree and return, complimentary tea & coffee and a... More

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A large group of us rented the boat for two trips of the Shannon and we didn't want to get off. Really friendly and informative with a mixture of old stories and new interesting facts. Don't leave athlone without doing this.

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Mike collected my group (of fun loving golfing ladies) from the Hodson Bay Hotel and sailed into Athlone on a beautiful evening recently. He also arranged for a bus back and recommended a local restaurant. We had a BRILLIANT evening and was a real highlight of our weekend. It was particularly great because I had booked everything for the following... More

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California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a highlight of our stay in Athlone. Beautiful scenery and we learned such a lot from the skipper, Mike.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery as we sailed down the lough and river Shannon. The commentary was very insightful

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N.Ireland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I'm sure this would be a really memorable trip if the sun had been shining but unfortunately the rain was torrential and we were soaked before we ever got on the boat as were the rest of the passengers but everyone was still in good spirits and the commentary was very informative. Would recommend it but pick a good day.

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