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Address: Quayside | Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: 0862621136
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Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise...

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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Informative and brilliant.

The tour was fantastic, service was great and the trip down the shannon was stunning. Recommend to all people of all ages and interests.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Josh C
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The tour was fantastic, service was great and the trip down the shannon was stunning. Recommend to all people of all ages and interests.

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1 Thank Josh C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip on the Shannon with Viking Tours. It was a hen party of 25 people and from start to finish Mike couldn't have been more help with organising this event. On the day Mike came to meet us in our hotel and walked us down to the boat. With the help of... More 

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Athenry, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Bad weather but good trip as a whole .We went in october as a group of irish and german students. we did the trip to clonmacnoise.

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Richhill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Boarded the boat trip just below Athlone Castle. Tour lasts about 80 minutes to Hudson Bay hotel and back. The operator Michael was very informative on the historical aspect of the area and gave a good commentary. We were lucky we got a dry morning before the rain set in as the Shannon was choppy waters but it waws a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It's easy to overlook the hidden beauty of the River Shannon and Lough Ree and there's no better way to see it than on board the Viking Boat in Athlone. Live commentary is very interesting and the scenery is beautiful whether it's sunny or wet. There's also a small bar on board with some nice beers available. Definitely recommended for... More 

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Trim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It was a rainy day but we still enjoyed to tour. It takes off behind Athlone Castle and if you visit castle they give you a discount for the Viking Tour. Athlone is all about the waterways so you have to do a tour. It was fun. There is tea/coffee etc on board and lots to see. You could get... More 

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Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We did this with our 2 young kids recently while visiting Athlone and it was great. Our 5.5 year old got to steer the boat which was the highlight of his day. Michael and George were very helpful.

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1 Thank Psycho-sue
Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great tour, you see everything around, just need warm day, when everything is shining from the lake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

if in ireland head to Athlone and take the viking boat to Monasterboice to view this ancient monument.Great value for money and if weather is inclement there is plenty of cover. The guide knows the river shannon backwards and tea and coffee is complementary.Boat leaves from centre of Athlone,and you can take a bus back to town after exploring the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

a great trip by michael who went out of his way to make us all wellcome on board great company on the boat and great crauc

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