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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...more
| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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All reviews boat trip great trip the river tea and coffee the hodson bay hotel lough ree flora and fauna thanks mike informative talk running commentary lovely cruise great commentary recommend this trip monastic site relaxing trip local history great value for money
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic ship, staff, food, entertainment, variety of excursions. Highly recommend the line! I’ve sailed on Royal Carribean’s Freedom of the Seas and although this is a much smaller craft, it did not lack in any area, especially seaworthiness & stability. I would say both are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HoganNJ
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The trip started off lovely it was €40 for a family of 2 adults and 4 kids and we got a voucher from the hotel we stayed in the Athlone springs so we got the trip for €35 an excellent price the captain was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Catherine O
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lovely trip out on the Shannon and a great way to pass an afternoon. Wrap up warm as it can be chilly even on a mild day.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

I am a bus driver, and brought a group down on the Sunday, and enjoyed it so much I brought my own family down on the Monday. Really nice trip, lots of blankets and hot chocolate for the kids in the cold weather. Really informative...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Go20101666762
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic experience .had a surprise 60th for my husband 6th October .brilliant from start to end .highly recommend .💜💜💓💓

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DeirdreB181
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had lovely afternoon with Viking Mike. He was informative and helpful and it was great to see the midlands from another perspective. Would recommend as someone to do in Athlone

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had a wonderful afternoon on our Viking Cruise. We had a warm welcome on board. The boat is very clean and comfortable and it is easy to enjoy the stunning views of the lake on each side. Viking Mike told us about the local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TRS13
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Took the opportunity to turn a family get together day into a lovely boat trip from Athlone to Hudson Bay on a nice sunny October Sunday. We were a group of adults, teenagers and a toddler and everyone had fun and enjoyed the views and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TurboDK
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to see the lake and learn about the history of the Vikings in and around Athlone, captain Mick really knows his history. Highly recommended

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a briĺliant experience on board the Viking last week. The crew were first class and its an ideal idea for a party or a family get together. The facilities were very clean and if you want to do something different then get on board...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eugene G
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Philomena R
July 25, 2018|
Response from 186AnnM186 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that amount but two adults and four kids cost €40. I would say around €55 but check the website. vikingtoursireland
Terry H
May 7, 2018|
Response from pdxrules | Reviewed this property |
You’d have to call Viking for that - they usually provide daily walking excursions at no extra cost - with more extensive ones for additional fees -