Tours in Athlone – Discover More During Your Visit!

Tours in Athlone – Discover More During Your Visit!


Athlone is a fantastic town to visit at any time of the year but with so many varied tours in Athlone to choose from, it can feel as though you don’t know where to start when choosing the perfect tour experience in Athlone during your visit!

So if you’re a first-time visitor to Athlone, the below top tours in Athlone will give you a snapshot of where to begin on your tour journey.

Viking Ship Tour

Enjoy a wonderful scenic cruise with Viking Mike and his crew and experience some of the 300 years of Irish Viking history on a voyage into Lough Ree or downriver to the monastic settlement and round tower of Clonmacnoise. The tour departs from Quay Wall at the rear of Athlone Castle and tickets can be purchased on the ship.

Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour

Athlone Whiskey Tours takes you on a journey of discovery through the centuries-old tradition of whiskey production in Athlone that encapsulates over 270 years of whiskey heritage. You will enjoy a few local tipples along the way on the tour and enjoy some local chocolate pairing for good measure! You will learn all about the forgotten stories of a once bustling industry and discover some hidden places that locals don’t even know about! Online booking is available on their website here.

Athlone Castle

If there’s any landmark in Athlone that will immediately capture your attention, it’s Athlone Castle. Standing proudly on the banks of the River Shannon, this 13th century castle is simply beautiful and begs to be explored! You will enjoy a series of exhibitions, marvel at museum artefacts, enjoy some interactive games and have the opportunity to watch a cinematic experience of the Great Siege of Athlone. Online booking is available here.

So there you have it, a brief round-up of some of the best tours in Athlone for you to discover during your visit!  We hope that you love them as much as we do!