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Viking Tours

Address: Quayside | Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: 0862621136
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Navan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nice way to see the Shannon, captain very friendly and a mind of info. as to all around, complimentary tea/coffee and blankets a nice touch.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Cold going out,some blankets are provided..the back of the boat is covered and warmer than the front but u miss out on more of the views.. Captain is informative and friendly..(he 'may' have even let some of the younger voyagers pilot the boat) I will repeat.. Can be cold going out..."so wrap up"..not as cold on return trip! Captain stops... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
65 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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