WATERFORD CRYSTAL AND KILKENNY CITY DAY TOUR
This day tour commences at 7.30am from selected hotels and takes you to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland established when the Vikings first visited here in 852AD and where tourists have being coming ever since. Reginald’s Tower dominates the skyline, gazing over the bustling River Suir and the narrow medieval lanes of the Viking’s triangle.
10.30am. Waterford Crystal, the awesome gem in Waterford’s wonderful crown, is a magical world of precious glass blowers and elegant engravers. After the factory tour return to the magnificent new showroom to marvel at these pieces of art.
There is time for lunch at the showroom restaurants or one of the local bars or restaurants before departing to Kilkenny at 13.30.
14pm Arriving into Kilkenny, this City is Ireland’s most authentic medieval city; Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey have being residing here since the thirteenth century.
Remarkably these ancient structures rest seamlessly with hip bars, chic restaurants and fashionable boutiques. 14.30pm your 1 hour walking tour of Kilkenny city commences and you will hear all sorts of stories from wealthy tradesmen to bishops and witches, Kilkenny has seen it all. A Witch who murdered her four husbands? A Mayor who fathered 25 children! A pass time involving Kilkenny Cats! A Spinning Cage outside the Tholsel for troublemakers!, A public burning of Petronella the maid in 1324! Roaming Pigs in Graveyards and the town centre! Black Death, Whippings, Burnings, Crime, Jails, Theft.
After your walking tour finishes you will have time to view the grounds of the Magnificent Kilkenny Castle.
16.30pm Depart Kilkenny City for Dublin city and your drop off location Nassau Street & selected hotels in the heart of Dublin City.