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Sail down the River Shannon on a replica of an authentic Viking ship with Viking Tours (Ireland). This company offers cruises from Athlone castle to Lough Ree or the monastic settlement and tower of Clonmacnoise. Along either route, you can enjoy learning about the area's Viking history while on board a re-creation of a 1,000 year-old Viking ship. Try to spot birds, fish, and plant life as you travel the river to your destination. Children will enjoy dressing up as Vikings and hearing tales of hidden treasure and battles during this voyage. Tours run 75 to 90 minutes. Take a look at our Athlone trip builder to schedule your visit to Viking Tours (Ireland) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Viking Tours (Ireland) reviews
Viking Mike and his team provide a lovely way to get back/from The Hudson Bay and Athlone. Viking Mike provides commentary with knowlege of history, wildlife and the building/structures at the... more »
We had the pleasure of doing this fabulous boat trip yesterday with Mike & George . As a tour guide myself I’ve often seen the boat on the river as we pass through Athlone so I had wanted to do this.... more »
Fantastic boat tour with Mike (and Conor) yesterday. I think the previous review was unduly harsh and not true reflection on a fantastic service provided. Conor had mask on throughout the journey as he helped everyone on board and served the passengers. Mike steered from the helm and gave most knowledgeable information about the Shannon and local area and bird life. Plenty space on board - all outdoor, not cramped at all. Very professional and well run.
Arrive early for a good seat! Lovely calm ride along the Shannon with a great guide. October chill in the air but treated nicely with Irish coffee available on board. Recommended.
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