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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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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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Best of Ireland and Scotland tour

We toured the Waterford Crystal Factory in Ireland. Our tour guide Sean did a fantastic job showing us around the factory, very informative. We had gone on a insight tour vacation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We toured the Waterford Crystal Factory in Ireland. Our tour guide Sean did a fantastic job showing us around the factory, very informative. We had gone on a insight tour vacation of Ireland and Scotland with my mother, me and my two young adult daughters. Sean went above and beyond allowing one of my daughters even to go and try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not going to part with a princely sum for some exquisite crystal, the tour and gift shop are a must see if in Waterford. Takes the Horizon Tax-Free Card. We bumped in to the demonstration glass blower in a pub in Tramore later in the day and he treated us with insight in to the whole... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We loved it great tour and history! Beautiful pieces you won't see anywhere else. You actually get to watch them make it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have always been a bit ambivelant towards the Waterford Crystal product and reluctantly agreed to go on this tour. Im so glad I did. It shined a whole new light on the production of this crystal. It was so special and unique to see these master craftmen up close and personal creating this art. The tour was informative (although... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the crystal being made. Hanson with the displays. Ensure you look at the final piece and tribute at end of tour, it will put a lump in your throat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I liked that the tour was around the actual workplace and you could actually get up close to the people making and decrating the glassware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fascinating tour of how they produce their crystal. I could have stayed all day. If you buy, they ship to the states for 30 euro fully insured. There is no preasure to buy. They let the product sell it's self.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A really good tour of the Waterford Crystal factory, seeing all the craftsmen at work in the different stages of production. Excellent commentary from the tour guide (Louise) with lots of time for questions and photo opportunities. Cost €13 each, which was good value I thought. Very interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are traveling in Ireland. The tour through the factory takes you through every stage of creating these beautiful works of art. The tour guides are very friendly as is the staff. Absolutely gorgeous showroom that will blow your mind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Waterford Crystal place is so beautiful inside with all the crystal pieces. There's a tour, but you have to pay extra for that. We just walked through the showroom/store. The crystal pieces were gorgeous and pricey! They have a spot where an overhead camera takes a picture of you, and then the Waterford Crystal people email the picture to... More 

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