Highlights: Waterford CRYSTAL & Kilkenny
- Waterford Crystal
- Waterford City
- Kilkenny City Walking Tour
- Kilkenny Castle and Rose Garden (optional)
- Tour Ireland’s Ancient East
Depart Nassau Street Dublin 2 at 08.00am (At the side of Trinity College close to Grafton Street) You will travel from Dublin through the county of Kildare know as the “Thoroughbred County” so called for the amount of top race horses that are bred and sold from the large stud farms in this region. You continue you on to Waterford the oldest city in Ireland established when the Vikings first visited here in 852AD and tourists have being coming ever since. Reginald’s Tower dominates the skyline, gazing over the bustling River Suir and the narrow medieval lanes of the Viking’s triangle. 10.30am Your visit to the medieval museum will take you a step back in time where you will enjoy the living history of the time with costumed guides/actors. Waterford Crystal, the awesome gem in Waterford’s wonderful crown, is a magical world of precious glass blowers and elegant engravers.
After the factory tour return to the magnificent new showroom to marvel at these pieces of art. There is time for lunch at the showroom restaurants or one of the local bars or restaurants before departing to Kilkenny at 13.30 Arriving into Kilkenny City is Ireland’s most authentic medieval town; Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey have being residing here since the thirteenth century. Remarkably these ancient structures rest seamlessly with hip bars, chic restaurants and fashionable boutiques. 14.30 your 1 hour walking tour of Kilkenny city commences and you will hear all sorts of stories from wealthy tradesmen to bishops and witches, Kilkenny has seen it all. A Witch who murdered her four husbands? A Mayor who fathered 25 children! A pass time involving Kilkenny Cats! A Spinning Cage outside the Tholsel for troublemakers!, A public burning of Petronella the maid in 1324! Roaming Pigs in Graveyards and the town centre! Black Death, Whippings, Burnings, Crime, Jails, Theft.
After your walking tour finishes you will have time to view the Magnificent Kilkenny Castle or the beautiful Rose Gardens or to simply meander throw these ancient streets. 16.30 Depart Kilkenny City for Dublin city and your drop off location Nassau Street in the heart of Dublin City
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees to House of Waterford
- Bottled water
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entrance fees Gratuities (recommended) Food and drinks,
- unless specified Hotel pickup and drop-off Additional info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Departure point NASSAU STREET, DUBLIN 2, ( AT THE SIDE OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CLOSE OPPOSITE THE KILKENNY STORE) Departure time 08.00am Monday – Sunday Duration 10 hours (approx.) Return details NASSAU STREET, DUBLIN 2, ( AT THE SIDE OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CLOSE OPPOSITE THE KILKENNY STORE)
The cost for this wonderful day tour experience is €129 per person
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