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Waterford Crystal

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Address: The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 317000
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford...
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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factory tour

great tour, go early, very informative, street parking available, gift shop has a lot of choices and theres a cafe

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

great tour, go early, very informative, street parking available, gift shop has a lot of choices and theres a cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The tour of Waterford Crystal was terrific. The glassblowers themselves would talk and take questions as they finished their work. The guides were excellent. Beautiful designs...and, of course, great prices on their crystal in the shop.

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely display of crystal. Pity most of it is no longer made in Ireland. Very nice showrooms and helpful staff.

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Libertytown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My wife and I highly recommend this excursion provided by Railtours Ireland. This is a full-day (about 12 hours long), roundtrip, guided tour departing from Dublin's Heuston Station by rail. This review is more about the way Railtours Ireland treated us than it is about all the sights, specific information about the sights, and how much we enjoyed the various... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband and I got lucky, we were the only people visiting at the 14.50pm tour! So our tour guide could explain everything, we could carry some objects in crystal, and took our time to enjoy every step of the visit! Even if you are in a big group, Waterford is famous for its crystal so it is worth a... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Shop was great, very clean and well presented. It was quite busy when we were there although it looked very organised and there was a Cafe to relax in.

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fountain valley, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The tour that we took was incredible. So informative and would recommend to anyone. It starts out with what a master craftsman has to go there and it starts from the very beginning stages of making an item. Had no idea of all the awards that Waterford Crystal makes. People choice, BCS trophy and the list goes on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The tour is simply a way to make money from the tourists who don't purchase anything in the shop. I would rate the tour higher were there no fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a must do whilst in Waterford. The tour is extremely interesting, watching the craftsmen at work. The showroom is amazing with fantastic pieces to view and some which are not too expensive to take home as a souvenir.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited Waterford Crystal as it would not be right to go to Waterford and not visit. Sadly we didn't have time to do the tour but we did look around the shop and what incredibly beautiful items were on display. The workmanship that goes into making this qualiy Crystal is an art that must be kept alive. If you... More 

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Additional Information about Waterford Crystal

Address: The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 51 317000
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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