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“A worthwhile experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal
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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
Ranked #1 of 59 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.
Coolum Beach, Australia
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“A worthwhile experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Even if you are not a fan of crystal, this is a worthwhile experience. I went early one morning, apparently it gets busier later in the day, and enjoyed the tour. Our guide was informative and helpful and watching the craftsmen create the crystal pieces, was very interesting.

Visited August 2014
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“Educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

I had seen glass blown before, but I had never seen glass cut like this until we took the House of Waterford tour. Thank you!

Visited August 2014
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Sinead B, Tour Team Lead at Waterford Crystal, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Carrcabin,
Thank for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The House of Waterford Crystal. It is a fascinating and educational experience to watch the craftsmen produce these wonderful pieces using traditional crafts to blow and cut the crystal. We value your feedback and hope you will visit once again.
Sincerely,
The House of Waterford Crystal Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“stunning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Waterford crystal has one of the best displays I've ever seen but also one of the most expensive! The tour was very interesting seeing the whole process of how the crystals are made and the finished results.

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I am obsessed with stemware, so visiting the Waterford Crystal Factory/Store has always been on my bucket list. That being said, this place is magical (like Disney for crystal lovers). Never doubt that the men and woman who craft these pieces are artist. I could have spent all day in the showroom, but definitely enjoyed the tour and getting to watch the artisans in action. This was the only place we visited in Waterford and it was well worth the trip!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Very beautiful! The showroom is elegant and displays are fantastic. Prices are really very good. The staff are well trained and familiar with the tax rules so you get your VAT back. Well worth a look.

Visited August 2014
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