Luxury Irish Day Tours - Kilkenny & Waterford Crystal Tour
What can I expect
- Visit Ireland's most beautiful Medieval City
- Private walking tour of Kilkenny City.
- Explore 13th Century Castle, Cathedral and Abbey
- Visit the home of world famous Waterford Crystal
- Small groups Only – Max 14 people per vehicle
- *Minimum 2 people is required per booking
Kilkenny & Waterford Crystall
This fantastic day tour takes you south of Dublin to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland which dates back to the Vikings who arrived there in 852AD.
House of Waterford
A trip to the House of Waterford provides a captivating encounter with the exquisite beauty of fine crystal and the expert techniques behind crafting such luxurious masterpieces.
The blowing room, with its amalgamation of heat, noise, and bustling activity, enhances the awe-inspiring experience, especially as you approach the 1400°C furnace.
Witness before your eyes the mesmerising transformation of red-hot molten crystal into graceful forms, a spectacle of light, heat, and craftsmanship.
The artisans exhibit meticulous skill, shaping glowing orbs of molten crystal into elegant designs that showcase two centuries of perfection in each piece.
Conclude your visit by savouring a light lunch at a Waterford café or exploring the extensive collection available in the 12,000 square feet onsite retail store.
Kilkenny City Tour
Explore Kilkenny, the Medieval Capital of Ireland, through our exclusive private walking tour.
Delve into the rich history of this enchanting city, encompassing iconic landmarks such as the 13th-century castle, atmospheric laneways, well-preserved medieval townhouses, and the renowned Smithwick's, Ireland's oldest brewery.
Uncover the charm of Kilkenny's vibrant atmosphere, featuring delightful cafes, inviting bars, and the historic Kytelers Inn—famous for hosting Ireland's sole Witch Burning event in 1324.
Perched dramatically on a strategic elevation, Kilkenny Castle commands a crossing over the River Nore, asserting its dominance over the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City.
With over eight centuries of existence, the castle has undergone numerous additions and alterations, resulting in a complex structure that seamlessly weaves together various architectural styles.
Join our tour to witness the captivating evolution of Kilkenny Castle and immerse yourself in the captivating history of this medieval gem.
The tour will finish where it started, Nassau Street, Dublin.