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Viking Ship Cruises

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Address: Quayside | Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
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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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lovely boat trip

had a lovely boat trip with helpful friendly staff. snacks and blankets were available on board . would defo take the tour again with our child.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

had a lovely boat trip with helpful friendly staff. snacks and blankets were available on board . would defo take the tour again with our child.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This boat has been operating in Athlone for many years, I have taken this trip many times and the river is beautiful and constantly changing with the seasons. Don't miss it.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the viking boat to hodson bay stayed for lunch there and got a later boat back into athlone!fab way to spend a sunny afternoon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent informative trip around Lough Ree on the Viking Cruise vessel in the capable hands of Captain Michael and his crew. The cruise is a "must do" when visiting Athlone. M.Martin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I most definitely must have this is the top three activities I got to do in Athlone. It makes for a nice cool cruise along the river and seeing all the plains and catching a view of the countryside was a great experience. Certainly a must do if you are in Athlone,.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous trip on the Viking Boat from Athlone to Clonmacnoise with 26 children from our school. Children (aged 5 to 12) and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and interesting commentary from the captain. Lovely boat; safe, warm and comfortable; friendly staff. Free coffee a lovely personal touch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My cousin and i visited Athlone for a weekend and we had a blast went for a trip done the shannon with George and Mike and i have to say as im not a big boat person really enjoyed it .would highly recommend it Mike is very good at telling you all about the area and its history and George... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip!! Our guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable on the history of the area. We took the boat from The Hodson Bay Hotel to Atlone and back. There was a little shop on board which wasnt a rip off. Life jackets provided for everyone which is always imperative, but not always the case. An enjoyable way to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I don't think I can fault anything about this ship. The room was luxurious , we even had a coffee making machine. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. There were USB plugs by the bed as well as European and American sockets so I needn't have packed my adapters. The large tv on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had our big day in Glasson just outside Athlone. Viking Ship picked the group up from the hotel and brought us up the lake (lough rea) and down into the town of Athlone. Water was calm, it was a stunning sunny day and the staff were very helpful. Boat was clean and very comfortable as well as having a... More 

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