WATERFORD CRYSTAL AND KILKENNY CITY DAY TOUR
This day tour takes you to Waterford the oldest city in Ireland established when the Vikings first visited here in 852AD and 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 Arriving into Kilkenny City is Ireland’s most authentic medieval town; 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. 14.30 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 Magnificent Kilkenny Castle or the beautiful Rose Gardens or to simply meander throw these ancient streets.
16.30 Depart Kilkenny City for Dublin city and your drop off location Nassau Street in the heart of Dublin City.