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Viking Ship Cruises

| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Live music on board

A leisurely cruise down the Shannon to Lough Ree..Very pleasant journey. Commentary on board to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallaght Dublin24
So much fun

I booked the Viking Ship Cruise for our 'Day 2' wedding celebrations and we had an absolute... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa R
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A leisurely cruise down the Shannon to Lough Ree..Very pleasant journey. Commentary on board to give you an insight to the areas you are passing through.

Thank Tallaghtmancu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the Viking Ship Cruise for our 'Day 2' wedding celebrations and we had an absolute ball. Mike was a gentleman to deal with from the beginning and i didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything just flowed and everyone had so much...More

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night out with Viking Mike and crew. Lovely June evening for a trip to Shannonbridge and a well stocked bar to keep us going. As usual, Mike looked after us very well and made sure we all got to our destination safe and sound....More

1  Thank shanecurran64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent attraction on a visit to Athlone and well worth the 12 euro adult fare. The trip to Hodson Bay hotel was enjoyable and informative and the pleasant crew greatly added to the experience. Good for adults and children and very informative...More

1  Thank JohnOL10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Viking Mike, Martin and George took great care of us for a recent 30th Birthday party we had on the boat. After a relaxing trip up the river, we docked at a nearby jetty where we took in the evening sun and enjoyed some drinks...More

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our cruise on the Shannon was 90mins and although the weather was bitterly cold (Irish summers!) we enjoyed the extensive knowledge our skipper imparted about the surrounding areas. The crew were very friendly and gave us blankets so that we could stay outside and enjoy...More

1  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where else could one spend such a beautiful day only cruising on the river Shannon. Guide was excellent, made the trip so interesting. Well worth the money

1  Thank emm487
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice cruise on the Shannon and into Loucke Ree, It was a little crowed on the boat, but still nice.

Thank donegal52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much to Mike and his team who treated us extremely well on our tour of the Shannon. Ask him anything about the Shannon, from in, on or under the water and surroundings he is a real expert. Enjoyed it very much and...More

Thank MCKrottster
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Michael gave our heritage group a lovely welcome on board and treated us to an off-the-cuff talk on all aspects of the river Shannon, Lough Ree and their attractions. The boat is very comfortable and suitable for all weathers. You can even enjoy a hot...More

1  Thank Aisling D
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Toni S
8 June 2017|
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Response from Octoberboutique | Reviewed this property |
If you call Mick ( his no on the website) he can advise you on the times. The shop downstairs serves snacks, chocolate, tea/ coffee, wine and spirits .
Bev S
9 October 2015|
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Response from Badback | Reviewed this property |
It goes from Athlone to the Hodson Bay Hotel - stops there to pick up passengers and then goes back into Athlone. No stop at Clonmacnoise. 10 Euro per adult / 5 per kid or 30 for family (around 45 Aus $)
21 May 2015|
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Response from Paddy M | Reviewed this property |
The trip from the Hodson Bay to Athlone (or vice versa) is €10 return. It lasts 45 minutes or so each way. And you get to spend enough time in Athlone to visit the wonderful Althone Castle or, at the other end, to have a... More