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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...more
All reviews factory tour waterford crystal glass blowers great tour whole process each piece beautiful pieces glass making informative tour for sale gift shop on display well worth a visit craftsmen showroom trophies workers
If you're in Waterford, by all means go on this tour. Of course, it is a promotion for the crystal company. But you get to see how the crystal is blown, shaped, and cut. You are quite near the people who are doing the work....More
Loved it. What a fascinating insight into the delicate intricacies of Crystal and glass making. That you are permitted to watch the staff at work is the highlight of this tour and whilst I sort of felt sorry, that they have a constant stream of...More
The examples of fine glassware were quite extraordinary, but the tour was not very interesting. Perhaps it was because they had so few workmen on duty that day. I expected to see more activity. The best part was being close up to the engravers.
hourly tours, very professionally run. The main history of Waterford (missing out a few Irish businessmen) and how it came into USA hands, going into the workshop tosee first hand how the crystal is made, objects created and then drawn and cut by artisans that...More
After a very interesting tour of the inside workings of the factory I ended up in the actual showroom and while tempted by many pieces (way out of my price range) I opted for a lovely small seahorse momento as a reminder of my trip.
Caroline who took a small group of us around was jovial interesting & patient with our many questions.
I love watching glass blowing and to actually witness the way in which the group of skilled guys coordinate with each other while blowing and moving the...More
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I think Cork would be closer. However you are still talking about a 1 and a half hour taxi ride at least which will be very expensive. If you had time to spare you can get a train from Dublin which would be much cheaper but... More
I think Cork would be closer. However you are still talking about a 1 and a half hour taxi ride at least which will be very expensive. If you had time to spare you can get a train from Dublin which would be much cheaper but you would need to allow a full day. I don’t know what a cruise excursion would cost but think it’s the best option. I have visited Waterford and would recommend it.