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“Wedding Day 2”

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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We organised a trip in the Viking Boat with Mike for our day 2 of our wedding. It was such a bit with everyone it still gets mentioned as one of the highlights.

Mike was great and gave everyone an appropriate amount of info while on the trip and George kept everyone supplied with refreshments and snacks.

It was the perfect way to blow off the cobwebs and get ready for day 2.

I've also brought my family on the trip previously, it's just a lovely relaxing trip that everyone can enjoy. I would highly recommend it if you're in Athlone.

1  Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

From the moment we stepped on board we loved it . George and Michael were great hosts . It started off with a complimentary hot cup of tea and then George offered us a blanket to keep warm during the trip . Great commentary from Michael along the way . Highly recommend this trip !
Just a note is to do this cruise first as you get a discount at other tourist attractions in Athlone after you have been in the cruise . Eg- Athlone Castle And others

1  Thank Jenona
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I brought my 2 year old on this trip. The staff could not be any nicer. Brilliant trip. Would highly recommend

1  Thank Lalafryer
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Another great day trip on the Viking tour boat.
Departs the Quay wall beside Athlone Castle at the bridge.
A trip on the river and up around the lower section of Lough Ree.
Running live commentary from the skipper with plenty of historical facts and figures.
Drinks available on board.
Wrap up warm because it can be cold on the lake.
A must do while visiting Athlone area.

2  Thank Kieran W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed hopping on a boat and cruising around the lake. It was something different to what we have experienced in Ireland and enjoyed learning about the history of Vikings and also history of the lake.
Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank callan r
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