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Viking Ship Cruises

| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Took the Viking Sky to Caribbean for 2 weeks. The trip was amazing. I love Viking River cruises and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judi H
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Beautiful trip around Lough Ree with a optional stop off at the Hodson Bay. Michael was a mine of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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  • Poor1%
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| Quayside, Athlone Castle, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 262 1136
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Viking Sky to Caribbean for 2 weeks. The trip was amazing. I love Viking River cruises and now love their ocean trips. Great food, activities and tours at all in one pricing for adults who love history and culture.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful trip around Lough Ree with a optional stop off at the Hodson Bay. Michael was a mine of information on local history and wildlife and the scenery is just beautiful. Will definitely come back again!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This was a breath of fresh air. Quite literally!! Took the cruise from Hodson Bay into Athlone. Complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate were very welcome as were the blankets for those wishing to sit outside. It's the simple things that count! The skipper was a wealth of...More

Thank fbi33
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were attending a wedding in Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone at the weekend and the day after the wedding a boat trip was planned. From the minute the Viking Ship pulled into the hotel dock.. the scene was set for what fun lay ahead....More

1  Thank richael g
Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you want to see how customer service works,take a trip on the Viking Ship. I recently went on it with someone who was in a wheelchair from the Hudson Bay Hotel, Mike took great care with George to get everyone safely on board. Mike...More

Thank patrick l
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely cruise up the Shannon to Clonmacnoise. However with a group of 7, 18 euro per person without admission to the clonmacnoise site. I would recommend it of the price seems reasonable to you. We did enjoy it a lot I just...More

1  Thank Enda W
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I was on a trip in September last with 18 lads on Stag weekend and we had mighty craic. Michael and crew where very helpful in organising and I'll highly recommend

Thank Tadgh H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 37 and Michael of Viking was very helpful from the start with the organization of this trip. It was such good value. The cost included tea /coffee and fresh scones which went down a treat with everyone. Both Michael and...More

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the viking boat trip on wednesday the 11/10/2017. Mike and George were very accomodating and helpful! The trip was very informative and even though the weather wasnt in our favour for all of the journey, it was still very enjoyable. I highly...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip on a Saturday morning with Irish coffees and lovely staff. A very entertaining and enlightening trip the sunny day definately helped

1  Thank Sarah T
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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