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Viking Ship Cruises

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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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Friendly and a great experience.very informative.enjoyable for young and old.free tea is a nice touch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friendly and a great experience.very informative.enjoyable for young and old.free tea is a nice touch

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1 Thank Maura S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Cruise was the best my, my wife and three kids had ever been on! The driver was very funny and an excellent tour guide! The Cruise was cheap, served lovely hot drinks and is the best to see all of Athlone! We stopped at Hodson Bay and got back on later were we were recommended to try local businesses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous time and George was very nice and great with my enthusiastic 4 year old :) who now wants to be a viking 🤗 Lots to see and loved the history and knowledge of the captain

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1 Thank Morrisd4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a river cruise with an older age group, it was amazing I can't speak highly enough of it. Michael and staff were exceptional and their knowledge of the area was very informative. Coming from the town I've been on many a boat up the Shannon but this was fabulous, it was raining and we were fully dry and... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a return trip with my family on the Viking Ship from The Hodson Bay to Athlone today and was mightily impressed. Good value for money (discounts available with tickets for Athlone Castle and guests at the Hodson Bay Hotel), comfortable on-board seating with plenty of space and a friendly and welcoming crew ensure an enjoyable trip. The knowledgable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our two young kids and we all loved the wee run out on the boat. It helped that we got an amazing day for it. Definitely worth doing

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day after our wedding in Glasson House Hotel we were picked up for our trip on the Shannon. Michael and George were very friendly and helpful. There were about 60 of us in total- a couple of kids, my grandad, and other family and friends and we all really enjoyed the trip. We brought our own beer and prosecco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joining the River Cruise en route from Budapest to Bucharest was quite remarkable experience. The Cruise Ship EMBLA is consider 4 star but the staff itself are beyond compare. The Cruise has modest size and spotless clean room complete with all needed amenities. Its tour director is well inform and knowledgeable.Hat off to its restaurant staff from their Maitre D... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ship is a great was to pass a few hours especially if you have kids. The captain offers nice information as you sail along and the kids get a chance to steer the boat too. Hop off a Hodson Bay for a coffee if that's what you fancy. Also a very safe boat too if you have the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this trip yesterday and would highly reccomend it for everyone .The commentary was first class and you immediately got a sense of the interest and love this man has for the the river and the nature that surrounds it ...a joy to listen to ..The complimentary tea and coffee and blankets to keep you warm if you wanted... More 

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