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“Crystal”
Review of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal
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US$130.16*
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin
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US$16.12*
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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Waterford
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Owner description: 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 experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details.
Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crystal”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Most wonderful display and staff were very helpful

Visited February 2012
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Waterford, Ireland
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Went in to buy a personalised crystal glass for my wife and ended up getting one for my brother too.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Crystal glasses were engraved by a master cutter whilst I waited and watched.
Great experience.
Great presents.
Will do again

Visited December 2011
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San Diego, California
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203 reviews
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“so neat to see definitely worth the visit”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

we loved this-it makes you understand why crystal is so expensive!! they take you through the whoel process and we actually talked to one of the craftsmen while he worked, it was very cool and well worth the money and drive, the area was nice too to walk around and grab a pint or lunch and shop

Visited July 2011
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Tramore, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great tour”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

The tour was fantastic, very educational and interesting, the pieces are beautiful. Our main problem however was their insistence on putting Waterford Crystal made in Slovakia in the shop.... in order to get a piece made in Waterford, you have to ask. Staff were very friendly and overall it was a lovely trip.... the coffee shop was also very nice with some lovely things on offer.

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Loretto, Minnesota
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“Hand Crafted Glass Crystal in the Making”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Nice tour, lasted about 1 hour and cost 15 euros per person. Hand made glass crystal factory on site and was able to see whole production from beginning to end. Very skilled craftsmen working and displaying their craft in front of you. Pretty neat to see how silca sand turns into glass and manipulated into a fine piece of art. Now I know why Waterford crystal or any other hand made crystal is so expensive. They also had the largest crystal display/showroom/store in the world to tour.

Visited February 2012
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