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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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Fun, friendly, relaxed trip

A large group of us headed out for a summer party. It was a brilliant evening and we had an absolute blast. We also played PokemonGo on our travels which was also pretty cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A large group of us headed out for a summer party. It was a brilliant evening and we had an absolute blast. We also played PokemonGo on our travels which was also pretty cool. Definitely going back!!

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1 Thank Caoimhe C
Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I organised a trip up the River Shannon on the Viking Boat for a large group of us and I can't compliment both Viking Mike and first mate George enough. Mick is very easy to deal with and will do all in his power to accommodate your requests, everything is so relaxed and laid back, exactly what you want on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff and crew were top notch. Food, lodging, side excursions and extra arrangements were arranged with nothing but superior effort. Tour guides were provided (worked exclusive with Viking) from each home country visited making for a very informative trip. Have secured a second trip this Fall!

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Viking boat from the Hudson bay to Athlone. We all enjoyed it. It wasn't the nicest day but we made the most off it. The crew were very nice and helpful. The crew even had a few blankets for our youngest child. Good variety of refreshments. You can not beat tea and chocolate on the Shannon in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at St Petersburg boarded our cruise ship Viking Ingvor our stateroom was very comfy , our every need seen to the staff were helpful and friendly. The food on board was varied and always enjoyable wine is included with meals there is a choice red , white, we stayed three days in St Petersburg visited The Hermitage and... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time our group has cruised with Michael at Viking Tours. On this occasion we were on a one way cruise from Athlone to the Hodson Bay Hotel for a lakeside barbecue. As before Michael and his crew are brilliant hosts. Complimentary tea or coffee is great idea and much appreciated. Michael's commentary is excellent. The whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun ride on the Shannon. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The narration and information imparted during the trip was very good. Would do this again

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually we don't appreciate what is on our own doorstep. The Viking Boat is certainly on mine but I fully appreciate what it brings to the town of Athlone and have been a customer who has come back again and again. If you are looking for something unique and service with a smile then Michael and George are the perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable relaxing cruise up the river Shannon. Informative, knowledgeable and welcoming captain. Polite and friendly crew. Good choice of refreshments available on board. Lovely thing to do while in Athlone. Departs in the centre of Athlone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Mike and crew mate George, our group of 19, 3 generations of family, celebrating a special birthday, had a lovely afternoon. Mike was so accommodating with our needs. We had a great day, enjoyed by all, from the oldest to the youngest! Thanks so much.

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