Our tour guide Alex was exceptional. His knowledge and engagement was impeccable. The detail of the pieces is out of this world. To be able to engage with the staff and at the same time being able to handle these most detailed pieces is truly special. Cannot recommend a visit more highly.
While the crystal is beautiful the tour is about the history which you can read about on Google. However the town of Waterford is a lovely town which I'd encourage you to spend 90 minutes walking around. The river boardwalk, the parade across from the clock tower, the viking museum, etc. All a walking tour you do yourself.
If you can the cost and tour are worth the stop. The tours & history of Waterford Crystal is fascinating. You'll see glassblowing, lining, carving & more. Parking is an issue if you drive but not to hard to find.
Admittedly when I thought of Waterford, I thought of my mother's china cabinet. However, walking through the factory demonstrates the true story and artisanship that goes into every piece. I didn't think that I would like the tour and I humbly admit that I was wrong. It was wonderful.
Beautiful crystals, open showrooms. This place is very beautiful and interesting to visit! They have a lot of beautiful and unique crystals on display. They also have a lot of showrooms to demonstrate you how the crystals were made from beginning to end. Afterwards, you can even buy some crystals of your own for your memory. I did buy some unique earrings and necklace, so I will always remember this place and fun experience!
Waterford.fyi is a new online website for Waterford City that aims to showcase the sights, sounds and hidden gems that make us proud to live in the Deise. Soak up the city’s nightlife, culture, and history or take in the beautiful scenery, spectacular beaches & mountains. Drop into some of its great restaurants & pubs. There is always something on.
At Waterford.fyi, we want to let everyone know what makes Waterford so special and why it’s so dear to those that live here. The city and county has so much to offer its natives and its visitors so let’s show everyone why they should come.