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Waterford Crystal

The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 317 000
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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
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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 experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details.
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The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 317 000
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our tour of the workshop and showroom. There was plenty of choice in the restaurant and we were well satisfied with our choice of coffee and cake.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have collected Waterford for decades so we we're thrilled to visit. The tour was wonderful to see the details involved in making some of the finest pieces in the world. The Historical info was wonderful and of course the opportunity to buy beautiful pieces.

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the tour, it was very informative and I loved watching the crystal being made. Didn't realise how many years it takes to train. Very sad that most Waterford Crystal is now made in Slovenia

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the most noted and most visited place in Waterford. Obviously with its reputation there are numerous, beautiful and expensive pieces. I was literally afraid to touch anything. The craftsmanship is amazing. Almost every piece is individually blown & cut. The tour was fantastic. The...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here today looked through the showroom and we also did the tour and it was great , beautiful crystal was really informative and the tour guide Connor was exceptional... unfortunately could not afford to buy any but still great to do if you have...More

Thank Heather g
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative and interesting tour of the factory explaining and showing the process to make the exquisite glass masterpieces. Worth a stop in Waterford.

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not normally one to be happy to fork out a hefty tour price but this is well worth the price. Tour guide is interesting, and the tour through the factory was really well worth it!

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience of the tour - very up close and personal with the factory floor! The detail is incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Place was very clean, staff very helpful I was welcomed at the door very easy to find interesting place very nice displays

Thank orlaith e
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This truly was a fascinating display and explanation on how the crystal products are manufactured. Well worth our stopover in Waterford. Without this Waterford itself is very underwhelming.

Thank Leon N
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20 June 2017|
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Response from sineadb614 | Property representative |
Hi K J, Thank you for your recent question. The Princess Pacific will be docking at the Belview Port in Waterford city. There will be taxi's at the port and possibly shuttle buses. A taxi from the port to The House of... More
28 May 2017|
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Response from sineadb614 | Property representative |
Hi Suez2010, You can book a private tour on line, the time is 11.00am. If that time does not suit you please contact reception on 00 353 (0)51 317000 and they will look at available slots for a private tour. Private tours... More
Patsy M
16 May 2017|
Response from sineadb614 | Property representative |
Hi Patsy M, if you could email us that would be great. You will have to look at our website for our contact details Tripadvisor does not allow me to add email address or weblink. Thanks Sinead