Waterford Tour including Waterford Crystal
(This tour starts in Waterford or Dunmore East)
Irelands Ancient East is truly an amazing part of Ireland that has a so much to offer the visitor from the oldest lighthouse in continual use to the ancestrial home of the kennedy clan. Waterford is the spiritual home of Crystal glass cutting with Waterford Crystal chandeliers gracing some of the most famous homes and public buildings in the world.
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 we take a stroll through 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 Bishops palace. Sean opened his own workshop to keep the age old
skill of copper wheel engraving 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 while his 9/11 memorial piece can be seen in the New York Fire service Meseum.
On leaving Waterford we travel back to your ship
About Cork Taxi Tours
YOU ARE PAYING A BOOKING DEPOSIT
THE BALANCE WILL BE PAID TO YOUR DRIVER ON THE DAY
Tours duration 8 hours . Wheelchair facility available
Cost for 1-4 persons €440.00 euro in 4 door branded taxi (1 person in front 3 persons in back)
Cost for 5 to 7 persons is €560 in branded taxi (limited availability on larger vehicles)
Cost for unbranded executive 4 passenger car is €520 per day
Cost for unbranded 7 passenger executive minibus is €640 per day
Cost does not include entrance fees or lunch
Cost subject to change
Sean Egan with one of his unique one of a kind hand engraved peices