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Waterford Crystal

The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
353 51 317000
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Waterford
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had a tour around the facility in Waterford as part of a planned visit, not sure if there was a cost involved, the guide was good and knowledgeable, to see craftsmen at work was great, had an opportunity to talk direct with the guys and the skill level they showed was tremendous, it was great to see some special pieces... More

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I arranged to visit Waterford especially to do this tour and it certainly lived up to my expectations. It is always a pleasure to watch true craftsmen at work and to see the development from a blob of molten glass to a beautiful work of art and to be able to talk to the people as they work is amazing.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were driving from Dublin to Cork/Cobh and decided to take the scenic route, including a stop at the Waterford Crystal factory. Although we did not do the tour, we purchased a number of items from the amazing gift shop. It was a worthwhile stop just to see the magnificent pieces in the showroom. The staff were amazing and so... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We entered the showroom and were soon being given a talk on Waterford crystal. This complex houses a showroom and small factory where some pieces are made. The main factory is in Poland and many pieces will come from there if you order them. We were taken on a guided tour though the factory seeing glass being blown and shaped.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My visit was organized and memorable. It was presented to me on how the finest crystals in the world are made. I am amazed!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We decided to do this tour as we wanted to see how it was made. The shop is set up lovely with some very beautiful and some very expensive pieces.the tour guide was Sean, he was very informative and took his time to ensure that everyone in the group got to see everything. It was a great experience to see... More

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Good explanation of the entire which you can see in action with the craftsmen working right in front of you. Very worthwhile!

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Dalby Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The crystal was magnificent and the atmosphere of the shop was of a very different class. Thank goodness I left my credit card at the hotel!

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We decided to veer from our planned agenda on a recent trip to Ireland and check out Waterford and the Waterford Crystal Factory. What a great idea we had. You'll love the tour which makes you appreciate the crystal all the more. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and you even got to interact with some of the craftsman working.... More

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Folsom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved the tour of the Waterford factory and at the end, you are funneled into their "store" on the premises. The glitter and lighting on all the beautiful glass was a sight to behold. So I chose a vase for my dining room table, to be shipped to my home back in the U.S. We received the vase a... More

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