Cruising Holidays in Ireland
If you're looking for a different holiday in Ireland this year then a cruise on the Shannon River could be exactly what you're looking for. Ireland is famous for its laid back way of life and the friendliness of the people who live there. While it's not really true that everybody says 'Top o' the Mornin'' when they see you (in fact those who do are probably having a joke at your expense), you will be warmly welcomed pretty much everywhere you go. There's lots to see in Ireland - from wild remote landscapes to tourist-friendly resort-like towns that have entertainment and facilities aplenty. If you would like to see a good cross section of what Ireland has to offer, you could do much worse than to
hire a boat and take a cruise on the Shannon River in Ireland.
There are many hire boat companies on the Shannon River in Ireland and all offer
a range of boats from large to small, economy to luxury. All of the boats for
hire are available to compare at the Shannon River web site.
The cruisers are self-drive, and after some tuition and induction you're free to
take your boat wherever you like to discover the towns and villages of Ireland.
Cruising the river is a great way to see Ireland while you kick back and relax on your hire boat - the boats move quite slowly so there's that you can take your time and watch the countryside roll by. There are a couple of larger towns on the river, but most are small towns and sleepy villages. There's always a pub (it's Ireland after all) and always somewhere to eat from quality restaurants to small pubs. All of the villages and towns on the Shannon River are listed on a travel guide at the Shannon River Travel Guide and on an Interactive map. There’s also information on attractions, activities and amenities for when you cruise.
So where do you start? The best place to look for boats for hire on the Shannon River is the boat comparison website at shannon-river.com. Here you will find information on towns and villages on the Shannon River, and Boat Hire Comparison Prices. Prices for cruisers vary throughout the year with March and October the least expensive, and July and August the most expensive. Prices also vary on size as the smaller boats will sleep two or three and the larger boats can sleep up to twelve.
You can choose the best boat for you at this Boat Hire Comparison Website. Simply choose the crew numbers, your dates and the preferred duration of your cruise and you’ll be presented with a list of boats that suit your criteria with prices, photos, information and any discounts that are available. You’ll also find the most up to date discounts and special offers from the cruiser companies.
Need more information? As well as information on boats and the towns and villages on the river Shannon in Ireland, there’s a wealth of useful information to help you to plan your cruise. There’s a Frequently Asked Questions page with information on all things cruising from booking to locks. There’s also Approximate Cruising Times, an interactive map of towns, villages and cruiser companies, information on how to get to your boat along with galleries and testimonials to get you in the mood for your cruise in Ireland.