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Viking Tours

Quayside | Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
0862621136
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was very well organised, comfortable, friendly and efficient. Staff were very accomodating and the info given was suitable to all interests. The souvenir helmet, sword and shield are great value for the kids. Would definitely go again.

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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A very family friendly experience for both parents and kids..informative on the area and wildlife. Viking Mike left the kids steer the boat for a while so that made their day...

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our short break away in the midlands. We took a Shannon Viking Tour from Athlone on a lovely sunny Saturday morning. There are two round-trip tours available – one takes 75 minutes and is up into Lough Ree. The other is 3 hours to the monastic site at Clonmacnoise. We took the shorter... More

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N Ireland
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very informative short boat trip from the center of athlone to the Hudson Bay hotel. Weather was lovely which was a big bonus, overall worth the money.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On a recent trip with the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland we set sail with Viking Ship Cruises for a cruise on Lough Ree and a trip to Athlone & back. Departing from the quay at the Hodson Bay Hotel. Well, little did we know just how much we would learn from the trip. Viking Mike was quite simply a... More

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Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great way to see Athlone and experience the Shannon. The kids loved it and so did we. The commentator was very engaging and also let the kids have a go at steering the boat. Would highly recommend.

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