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“Fun way to see the river!”

Viking Ship Cruises
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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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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21 reviews
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“Fun way to see the river!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I loved our trip with Viking Mike! The river is beautiful and he's very knowledgable about a wide array of topics. The hot drinks on the boat are a nice touch. Do take a jacket!

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English first
athlone
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“BAD”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

verry bad.
it was too full , it was more adrevtising about the olive grove restaurant

then the tip.
cheap trip

Visited August 2012
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Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This Viking ship looks like the real thing. The kerry native who is the skipper obviously loves what he does. We boarded the ship at the castle in Athlone and some people got off at their hotel further up the lake. There is a loo and a little shop on the boat. Bring your jacket cos it can get chilly. The skipper tells about the birdlife of the area as the boat moves along and its lovely to hear some history of athlone landmarks. It was very informative and enjoyable for young and old alike. Even buggies are welcome!

Visited August 2012
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Birr, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Michael Makes it Great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We went on this last saturday when we were in Athlone. The boat isnt great and the toliets terrible but you will forgive them that becauce Michael makes up for it in spades with his live talking! Alot of fun

Visited September 2012
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Thank Michael B
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Brookeborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Lovely Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We went on the tour, it was lovely! Very educational! Something everyone should do in Athlone! Blankets and all provided if you get cold! Thought it was a lovely touch!

Visited August 2012
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