Luxury Irish Day Tours - Kilkenny & Waterford Crystal Tour

Take a day tour to Kilkenny City and Waterford House in private transportation with your own guide and get a priavte walking tour of Kilkenny City and entrance into Waterford House where you can witness the craft of how Waterford Crystal products are created.

What can I expect
  • Visit Ireland's most beautiful Medieval City
  • Private walking tour of Kilkenny City.
  • Explore 13th Century Castle, Cathedral and Abbey
  • Visit the home of world famous Waterford Crystal
  • Small groups Only – Max 14 people per vehicle
  • *Minimum 2 people is required per booking

Kilkenny & Waterford Crystall

This fantastic day tour takes you south of Dublin to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland which dates back to the Vikings who arrived there in 852AD.


House of Waterford

A trip to the House of Waterford provides a captivating encounter with the exquisite beauty of fine crystal and the expert techniques behind crafting such luxurious masterpieces.


The blowing room, with its amalgamation of heat, noise, and bustling activity, enhances the awe-inspiring experience, especially as you approach the 1400°C furnace.


Witness before your eyes the mesmerising transformation of red-hot molten crystal into graceful forms, a spectacle of light, heat, and craftsmanship.


The artisans exhibit meticulous skill, shaping glowing orbs of molten crystal into elegant designs that showcase two centuries of perfection in each piece.


Conclude your visit by savouring a light lunch at a Waterford café or exploring the extensive collection available in the 12,000 square feet onsite retail store.



Kilkenny City Tour


Explore Kilkenny, the Medieval Capital of Ireland, through our exclusive private walking tour.


Delve into the rich history of this enchanting city, encompassing iconic landmarks such as the 13th-century castle, atmospheric laneways, well-preserved medieval townhouses, and the renowned Smithwick's, Ireland's oldest brewery.


Uncover the charm of Kilkenny's vibrant atmosphere, featuring delightful cafes, inviting bars, and the historic Kytelers Inn—famous for hosting Ireland's sole Witch Burning event in 1324.


Perched dramatically on a strategic elevation, Kilkenny Castle commands a crossing over the River Nore, asserting its dominance over the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City.


With over eight centuries of existence, the castle has undergone numerous additions and alterations, resulting in a complex structure that seamlessly weaves together various architectural styles.


Join our tour to witness the captivating evolution of Kilkenny Castle and immerse yourself in the captivating history of this medieval gem.



The tour will finish where it started, Nassau Street, Dublin.

Buy Luxury Irish Tours - Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny Tickets


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  • Tour Duration: 9 Hours
  • *Minimum 2 people is required per booking
  • Depart 8.00am
  • Tour departs from opposite the Kilkenny Store on Nassau Street, Dublin 2
  • Bookings for this tour must be made by 17.00 the day before the tour takes place



  • In-person guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private Transportation
  • Bottled Water & Umbrellas are provided
  • Private walking tour of Kilkenny
  • Entrance to the House of Waterford


Please note:

Lunch and snacks are not provided

This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible

No child seats are available

Trip Advisor

A magical and Memorable Vacation

Gerry was a true professional and the BEST driver ever. He is a wonderful historian, grand storyteller, kind, funny, smart, a good listener and will make your vacation magical and memorable.

I highly recommend Irish Chauffeurs and Gerry.

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