Fascinating tour of the new factory, talking about the history of the company The tour also involves a glimpse into how crystal ware is made. Shaun was our guided and has worked their for 54 years as a cutter and guide, he was a master of five trainees. Well worth a visit.
Great tour of the glass making process! I enjoyed seeing how the pieces are made. Makes me wonder where the automated factory is. No way could those craftsmen meet the international demand. Vey interesting, informative and hot host was delightful!!
I had an incredible experience visiting Waterford Crystals! This tour was not just a visit; it was a captivating learning experience. We got to witness the entire journey of how a glass product is made, from its initial step to the final engraving and touch-up, all in real-time. The real-time manufacturing of crystal products was a sight to behold and truly something that everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime. The sales outlet is a treasure trove, with thousands of crystal varieties ranging from trophies and utensils to beer glasses and pendants. What's more, they have a convenient rest room and a cafeteria inside, ensuring a comfortable visit. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable, providing a detailed history of Waterford Crystals and an insightful look into their working procedures. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the artistry and craftsmanship behind these stunning crystals. It's an experience you won't want to miss!
I 100% did not think I would enjoy this spot. But to my surprise, it has a lot of great historical tidbits that I found interesting. There is a short 3D video that takes you on a fun little adventure to the late 1700’s. Lots of other souvenirs to see, lots of history on every floor.
We stopped in for a factory tour and spent some time afterward browsing the store and having a glass of champagne at the Champagne Bar. We did not have tickets in advance, but we were easily able to purchase them for a tour that started 10 minutes after we arrived. The tour itself was pretty interesting. We were able to see most steps of the journey a piece takes before landing on a shelf. Our tour group seemed a little large, and we weren't able to see some of the work being done or some of the finished pieces along the way. The Champagne Bar is worth a stop - the champagne was good and reasonably priced!