Waterford: Your Adventure Starts Here!

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Located on The Mall, overlooking the historic district of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, visitors to the globally renowned House of Waterford Crystal can learn the history and stories behind one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Marvel at the skill of our master craftsmen on a Factory Tour that showcases all stages in the creation of this fine crystal including Crystal Blowing and Mould Making, Quality Inspection and Finishing, Crystal Cutting, Sculpting and Engraving.

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Engage with the people behind the craft and discover what their daily work entails as they create crystal before your very eyes. Our factory tours are fully guided, with a duration of approximately 50 minutes. We also offer private factory tours. Following the tour, experience 12,000 square feet of crystal heaven in the largest retail showcase of Waterford Crystal in the world. Our Retail Store has a complete range of products on display, including a showcase on sporting trophies as well as a stunning dining table centrepiece with twelve sparkling Waterford Crystal Chandeliers.

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Have you worked up an appetite while exploring? Relax in The Crystal Café, serving delicious breakfast and lunch options, and of course coffee, tea and sweet treats all made with the best of local, Irish ingredients! Our onsite café offers both indoor and outdoor seating options, with a cosy heated outdoor terrace overlooking The Mall.

 

For a special treat, why not indulge in a beautiful Afternoon Tea Experience. Served in beautiful ‘Butterfly Bloom’ tea sets, the afternoon consists of 3 courses; scones served with cream and jam, a selection of seasonal savoury items, and an array of homemade desserts all served with speciality teas or coffee. Wine and Champagne options are also available.

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This is just the beginning. Explore everything Co. Waterford has to offer – from off-road cycling from city to sea along the 46km Waterford Greenway, exploring the beauty of Waterford’s Garden Trails at Lismore Castle Gardens and Mount Congreve, to discovering 1,000 years of history in Waterford – Ireland’s Oldest City – at Reginald’s Tower, The Medieval Museum, and The Bishop’s Palace. There is so much to explore, and your adventure starts here!

House of Waterford Crystal currently have a ‘Welcome Back’ offer to book in advance of reopening – A Factory Tour for a family of 5 (2 Adults & 3 Children) for €35! Book now to secure your tickets!’

https://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com/content/open-factory-tour-tickets