Top 5 River Cruises in Ireland

River cruises in Ireland are arguably one of the most fascinating adventures one can experience. From the intriguing folklore to the lush green landscapes, there’s nothing quite like nestling amongst the tranquil nature of an Irish river.

Here are our top 5 river cruises in Ireland:

Shannon Princess Cruise

River Cruises in Ireland

The Shannon Princess prides itself on creating a trip of a lifetime for each of its customers.

As one of the best ways to explore the stunning River Shannon and all it has to offer; the barge brings you through the heart of hidden Ireland.

On the Classic Cruise itinerary, you can add extra activities such as golf, fishing or horse riding.

The Shannon Princess can be booked by the cabin or, if you’re looking for a more private and personal experience, it can be chartered exclusively by groups.

Viking Splash Tours

Certainly one of the quirkiest tours amongst the list, the Viking Splash unearths stories about Ireland’s Viking and medieval heritage all before splashing into the Grand Canal to uncover U2’s recording studios.

Prepare to don your Viking hat and learn to roar like a true Viking on one of the most unique river cruises in Ireland. 

Corrib Princess Cruise

Sailing from Woodquay in the heart of Galway City is the Corrib Princess Cruise.

This cruise takes passengers along the calming River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib – Ireland’s largest lake. Experience unsurpassed views and spectacular waterway during your time on board.

You can choose to take in the historical sites on the Corrib Princess as a member of a group, with your family and friends or simply by yourself.

Suir River Cruise

The Suir River Cruise starts its journey from Waterford City, along the River Suir.

Kick back and relax whilst you absorb the captivating history of Waterford’s most distinct river along with the city’s legends and histories.

There is an option to choose between a one- or two-hour cruise, it’s also possible to hire it privately.

Kinsale River Cruise

Located in the south of Ireland, south of Cork City, is Kinsale. Originally a medieval fishing port, Kinsale is known to be one of the most picturesque towns on the south coast.

The Kinsale River Cruise begins at Kinsale harbour and provides passengers with a one-of-kind view of the town and its stunning harbour.

The cruise lasts 50 minutes and children under 2 years old go for free!

And there we have it, the top 5 river cruises in Ireland!

Are you thinking of taking a vacation to the Emerald Isle? Be sure to get in touch with one of our team who will be more than happy to help you plan your dream trip.