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House Of Waterford Crystal: Tours & Tickets

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Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow molten crystal into a vase? Check out the factory tour. Visitors are guided through the factory to see...more
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All reviews factory tour waterford crystal glass blowers great tour whole process each piece beautiful pieces glass making informative tour for sale gift shop on display well worth a visit craftsmen showroom trophies workers
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Reviewed yesterday

I’ll NEVER look at Waterford crystal the same way! Hand made, cut, sculpted! We bought pieces for gifts & I’ll now treasure what I’ve got at home! Yes, GO! Artisan craftwork at its absolute finest!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank trackerem
Reviewed yesterday

Loved it. What a fascinating insight into the delicate intricacies of Crystal and glass making. That you are permitted to watch the staff at work is the highlight of this tour and whilst I sort of felt sorry, that they have a constant stream of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lovethesoundofthesea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating insight into how such beautiful pieces are made from the start of the process to the final product. Now I understand why it's so expensive

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LesleyHLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago

The examples of fine glassware were quite extraordinary, but the tour was not very interesting. Perhaps it was because they had so few workmen on duty that day. I expected to see more activity. The best part was being close up to the engravers.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 5 days ago

hourly tours, very professionally run. The main history of Waterford (missing out a few Irish businessmen) and how it came into USA hands, going into the workshop tosee first hand how the crystal is made, objects created and then drawn and cut by artisans that...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GinOla7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a very interesting tour of the inside workings of the factory I ended up in the actual showroom and while tempted by many pieces (way out of my price range) I opted for a lovely small seahorse momento as a reminder of my trip.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Restless59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caroline who took a small group of us around was jovial interesting & patient with our many questions. I love watching glass blowing and to actually witness the way in which the group of skilled guys coordinate with each other while blowing and moving the...More

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place , professionally executed by tour guide Connor . To see it at every stage and the craftsman was a treat .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lyn J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic time here and lovely people showing us around. Very interesting and informative. Price was very fair and very easy to book st last minute

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you’ve done the tour you understand why Waterford Crystal costs so much. Very interesting and informative.

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24 September 2019|
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Response from jimhJ7502OP | Reviewed this property |
Hi company restructuring has been achieved and it continues to operate to the excellent standards it always has. Well worth a visit.
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11 August 2019|
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Response from trevor03488 | Reviewed this property |
I think Cork would be closer. However you are still talking about a 1 and a half hour taxi ride at least which will be very expensive. If you had time to spare you can get a train from Dublin which would be much cheaper but... More
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Response from logginsirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the only way to do this would be sandblast the area and put new engraving on it, or just leave it as a frosted design perhaps
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