Why a River Shannon Cruise Makes an Ideal Family Getaway

There’s no better way to see Ireland’s rolling green pastures, wildlife and fascinating undiscovered locations than by cruising along the river, especially along the River Shannon. Looking for the perfect family getaway? Find out why a River Shannon cruise makes the ideal trip!  

It’s something a little bit different 

Are you becoming bored of your usual hotel stays? It could be time to switch up your accommodation for something a little more exciting, like a River Cruise. Staying on a boat is not your usual type of accommodation, it’s something a little bit different that makes your trip more exciting. River cruising is similar to camping but better!  River Shannon cruises are exciting even for adults, but especially for children, which is why they make the ideal family getaway and an experience to remember.  

You’ll never get bored 

One of the best things about River Shannon cruises is that there is no time to be bored. You are literally surrounded by activities. There are plenty of things to do on-board, on-land or on the water. Onboard you’ll have plenty of space to relax, cook or play games with the family or cast the anchor to explore on land. On the water is where the real fun lies. You can go swimming, angling, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing – just about every type of watersport you can think of. 

Freedom to explore  

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland, running along several towns and cities. A cruise along the river gives you the freedom to stop off at any town or city along the way and take some time to explore on land. Our team of travel experts suggest starting your trip in Banagher, visiting Shannonbridge, Athlone, Lecarrow, Carrick-on-Shannon, plus more. Of course, we can create an alternative bespoke itinerary to suit you.  

Value for money  

Your river boat is both your form of transport and accommodation, meaning a river cruise can be exceptional value for money. Most boats have excellent onboard kitchen facilities, allowing you to cook your own meals throughout the day and ultimately save some money from eating out lots. Additionally, you shouldn’t have to spend much more money on other forms of transport.  

Best of Scotland has teamed up with a long-established family run Shannon Cruising company giving you the opportunity to cruise one of the finest waterways in Europe.  Choose from their 2 – 12 berth modern cruisers with various sizes to suit couples, friends, & families.  Their exceptional location, right in the heart of Ireland on the River Shannon makes exploring the picturesque towns and villages very accessible. 

You can find out more information about River Shannon Cruises here or do not hesitate to contact us directly.  

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