Waterford has been producing fine-quality crystal since the 18th century, and boasts a reputation for quality across the world. On this tour, visit the Waterford factory and see traditional glass-blowers and engravers at work. Explore medieval Kilkenny with your guide, and discover top attractions including St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey. Enjoy free time at Kilkenny Castle or the rose gardens, with round-trip transport from central Dublin included.
Stop At: Irish Luxury Tours, Dublin, County Dublin
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.
Duration: 8 hours
Stop At: Waterford Crystal, Waterford, County Waterford
Waterford City’s Reginald’s Tower dominates the skyline, gazing over the bustling River Suir and the narrow medieval lanes of the Viking’s triangle. 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 shopping at the showroom before departing to Kilkenny City.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: The Kilkenny Way, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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.
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.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Nassau Street, Dublin, County Dublin
YOUR TOUR FINISHES HERE
All taxes, fees and handling charges, bottled water, transport by air-conditioned minivan, entry/admission – Waterford Crystal
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
- Conrad Dublin
- Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
- Iveagh Garden Hotel
- The Davenport Hotel
- The Merrion Hotel
- The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
- The Westin Dublin
- Gratuities, food and drinks, unless specified, hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Prices from €129 per person.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 0 hours or less before event