The House of Waterford Crystal comprises of a manufacturing facility, visitor centre and retail outlet. Visitors can enjoy all aspects of the manufacturing process through the factory tour and learn about both historical and contemporary production techniques through direct interaction with the craftsmen and audiovisual materials. The manufacturing facility contains a brand new continuous melt tank furnace that uses leading edge technology to deliver molten crystal, for skilled master blowers to hand-shape and hand-blow into Waterford Crystal’s range of premium products. The retail centre represents the largest display of Waterford Crystal in the world.
• 1 hour
Combining the Medieval Museum and the Georgian Bishop's Palace, the Medieval Museum is currently ranked # 1 attraction in Waterford on Tripadvisor.com, the only museum in Europe built over two National monuments, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault, the award winning Medieval Museum will take you through the medieval history of Waterford city. The Bishop's Palace is a magnificent Georgian residence and a must-see attraction that is rated #3 attraction in Waterford on Tripadvisor.com. Experience authentic grand eighteenth century living in this beautiful Georgian building by being taken through time with our re-enactors who will guide you through the history of the palace, the artefacts and the history of Waterford City at the time.
• 8 hours
The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford. These stunning gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. Follow Lafcadio Hearn’s life journey, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens which feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features.
• 5 hours
Specialist tailor made tours for groups of up to 7 people, perfect for friends, families or corporate groups.Putting the customer at the heart of the itinerary we will work with you to design your tour. You will experience the best destinations in Ireland.Combine your must-see destinations with off-the-beaten track recommendations to create the most memorable Irish experience. Design your tour with your guide to include the very best the South East has to offer.
• 9 hours
• Fly for 75 kilometres on board one of our Jet Powered Helicopters • Safety Briefings • Public Liability Insurance • Up to 3 Voucher Holders can fly in the Rear of the Helicopter • The Co-pilot Seat is a €30 upgrade on the day • 24/7 Online Booking Facility • Spectators are welcome and may take photographs • Framed photographs available to purchase after flight
• 30 minutes
The award winning Medieval Museum is the only museum in Europe built over two National monuments, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Tours can be taken by re-enactors or using our audio guides, at no extra cost.
• 45 minutes
This magnificent Georgian residence is a must-see attraction. Experience authentic grand eighteenth century living in this beautiful Georgian building. Don’t miss the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal in the world dating back to 1789, and the Napoleon Bonaparte’s Mourning Cross; the only one to survive out of the original twelve that were made on his death. Take the multi-media handheld guide or enjoy a family friendly tour with a costumed performer.
• 2 hours
Meet your host Marie at her beautiful old cottage in the countryside where you will join her for a hands-on cooking lesson in her sunny, family-style kitchen. Learn to cook a creative Irish meal that incorporates seaweed into both sweet and savory dishes! Your interactive seaweed cooking class will last about an hour and a half and you will be making three delicious dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a bread, a soup (for example Mulligatawny soup with kelp) and a dessert like sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed. Enjoy learning about how you can best use seaweed in your cooking from this passionate local before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare over a delightful conversation. Marie prefers cooking vegetarian meals. However, if you would like to have a meat dish, please let her know when you create your booking!
• 4 hours
Meet your host Marie at her home for a cup of hot tea or coffee before heading out to the beach to start your seaweed foraging tour. You will drive to the Copper Coast beach in County Waterford. Explore the rocky shore, learn to identify edible seafood and discover how to sustainably forage for seaweed. Marie will explain the connections between the moons and tides so you have a real in-depth understanding of how and where on the shore you can find different types of seaweed. Back home, you will learn to cook a creative Irish meal that incorporates the seaweed you foraged into every single dish! During your interactive seaweed cooking class you will be making three delicious dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a bread, a soup (Mulligatawny soup with kelp) and a dessert like sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed. Enjoy learning all about how to use seaweed in your cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare!
• 5 hours
See West Waterford driver and guide. Coastal village visits and St Declan’s Hermitage, a site dating back to the early 400s when Declan baptised locals before St. Patrick spread Christianity throughout Ireland. This tour also incorporates Lismore Castle and a scenic drive featuring views of the Knockmealdown mountains.
• 8 hours