Waterford Tour including Waterford Crystal

(This tour starts in Waterford or Dunmore East)

On arrival at Dunmore East or Waterord, the first stop is the 13th century Hook Lighthouse at the mouth of Waterford Harbour, it is about 800 years old and is the oldest intact working lighthouse, a visit to the top is a must for the spectacular views.

We then have a choice of visiting the Kennedy Homestead birthplace of the Great Grandfather of JFK or Dunbrody Famine Ship an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel.


A quick stop at the Munster Bar for a pint of the good stuff and a lite bite. 


The next stop is Waterford itself and the Waterford Crystal factory and showroom where you can take a factory tour which gives an insight to the traditional crystal production.


On leaving Waterford crystal you enter the Viking Triangle which houses the Bishops Palace, Reginald’s Tower and the* Medieval Museum (a walking tour can be taken here which is an excellent way to experience the Viking heart of the historical city of Waterford.

* Another un-miss able stop is the workshop of Sean Egan a Master Engraver with Waterford Crystal for 35 years now based in the Medieval Museum. Sean opened his own workshop to keep the age old skill of copper wheel engraving on crystal alive in Waterford and Ireland when the original Waterford Crystal factory closed. One of Sean's most celebrated pieces Miracle on stairwell B is now on display in the 9 /11 Memorial Museum New York.


On leaving Waterford we travel back to your ship

 

Rate: 1-4 persons €380.00 in a saloon car.


This does not include entrance fees or lunch

Sean Egan with one of his unique one of a kind hand engraved peices