Viking Ship Cruises Tours

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The Viking Ships have been sailing around our coasts since 795. The River Shannon is the main artery through the country and we know the Vikings arrived by river in Clonmacnois in 842. Clonmacnois is 90 minutes(one way) from Athlone by river and is the perfect way to approach this famous monastic site. The Lough Ree Cruise(approx 75 minutes) normally goes upstream to the Hodson Bay and returns. Why don't you board the Viking Ship which departs from the Quay at Athlone Castle daily to Lough Ree the 'Lake of the Kings' and with bookings to Clonmacnois. Season normally runs from Easter to October


Also arranged Walking, Historical & Archaelogical Tours.


July & August will be operating a Daily Hop On / Hop Off Bus Tour from Athlone Castle taking in several locations and attractions in the area. Mobil No. for Viking Bus Tour 0866082990


Come back 1,200 years and join the Viking Ship & Cruise upriver into Majestic Lough Ree (75 minutes) or down stream to the famous Monastic Settlement at Clonmacnois (90 mins one way)

Snack Shop & Bar on board

Complimentary Tea & Coffee

Tickets available on Ship & Departures from Quayside at Athlone Castle.

Free WiFi

Hens, Stags, Parties & Other Groups welcome with BYO


Viking Fares


Lough Ree ( Daily )


Adults: €10

Children €5

Families €30 (2 adults & 4 children)

 Clonmacnois Return ( Not Daily )

 Adults: €15

Children €7

Families €45 (2 adults & 4 children)
(Does not include admission to Clonmacnois)

Group Rates on Request (30 Pax Minimum

Sat Nav: 53.4234 -7.9422

Contact Details

Viking Tours Office, 7 St. Mary's Place, Athlone
Co. Westmeath.
Phone Tour Bus 0866082990 / 0862621136
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