Things to do in Waterford
Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Admission Ticket and Tour
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.
Skip the Line: Hook Lighthouse Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour
Located at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford in Ireland's Ancient East, the Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, and has marked the entrance to Waterford Harbour for over 800 years. Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of this purpose-built, fully operational lighthouse. The visitor center features a gift shop, an art workshop, exhibits and a café. The Hook Lighthouse truly is one of a kind. This shared guided tour is available for groups of no more than 5.
Non Electric Scooters
People all over the world cycle. It can be great for some but less fun for others. We provide an alternative to cycling where you do not have to carry your bike along but you can relax and pick up your scooters here at the shop. Too many times you will hear people say that they have had enough. I provide different packages to give you value for money. Less dangerous, less heavy and less worry altogether... The scooters are amazing low impact and fun to ride. Designed for a terrain such as the Waterford Greenway and off road too. You are guaranteed fun and fitness for yourself, your friends and your whole family at Green Scooter Hire.
Skip the Line: Bishop's Palace Museum Admission Ticket
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. • A re-enactor tour, you will be guided through the Palace by Susanna Penrose, the granddaughter of William Penrose and great-grandniece of George Penrose - the men who founded Waterford Glass. The experience culminates in an immersive, 17 minute long 4D film detailing the remarkable history of the glassworks (available in English, French and Mandarin).
Skip the Line: Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum Admission Ticket
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. Don’t miss the incredible Cloth of Gold vestments which were lost for over 120 years after they were hidden from Cromwell’s army, the Great Charter Roll which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Ireland and the only piece of clothing to survive King Henry VIII’s reign, ‘The Cap of Maintenance’.
Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
This guided walking tour (duration 45 minutes), includes access to six national monuments ranging in date from 1190 to 1783, it is a wonderful way for visitors to get an overview of Irish history both the historic and archaeological treasures and also experience the developments in architecture over a period of a thousand years as visitors traverse the Viking Triangle. We market the experience as ‘From the Vikings to the Victorians - A thousand years of History in a Thousand Paces’, in Ireland's oldest city, ‘Veðrafjǫrðr’, (Waterford). Now including a visit to an exhibition titled ‘Mayors through the Ages, Eight Centuries of Civic Government in Ireland’, which has been put in place in City Hall, trace's the mayoralty and the evolution of democratic parliamentary and local government through the centuries
House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
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.
Hook Small-Group Walking Tour
A walk along a popular route around the tip of the peninsula, but with guidance from a local. Liam points out unique features and history along the way, including the stone walls, lime industry, local landmark names, fish traditions, coastal living through the centuries and plenty of local stories.
Waterford City Top 10 Highlights Walking Tour
Visit the oldest city in Ireland and discover the Top 10 major highlights on this engaging and interactive tour led by an expert English speaking local guide. Founded by the Vikings in AD 914, this tour offers the best opportunity to explore Waterford's must-see highlights, including Reginald's Tower, and the Bishop's Palace as well as the 10th century Viking Quarter and see so much more than any visitor could, on their own.
Irelands Ancient East Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire
Explore Ireland's Ancient Easts Greenway Cycling tour in Waterford. Travel into rural Ireland and enjoy panoramic views over the Emerald Isle’s spectacular countryside. Experience the 46km off road trail along an old railway line which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three tall viaducts and an atmospheric tunnel.
Learn to Cook Seaweed Inspired Irish Cuisine with a Local in her Waterford Home
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!
Irish Seaweed Foraging Tour and Seaweed Inspired Cooking Class in a Local's Home
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!
Waterford, Kilkenny and Dunmore Cave Private Tour
Kilkenny is known as the Marble city because of its distinctive black marble. We start this tour at Kilkenny Castle which was founded after the Norman conquest of Ireland. The castle has been rebuilt to suit the needs of its inhabitants. Continuing with our visit, we will head to the city centre, right in the midpoint of the Medieval Mile where Rothe House and Gardens are located (This attraction on Sunday will be replaced by Medieval Mile Museum) Kyteler’s Inn is a public house located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Butter Slip is the most picturesque of Kilkenny’s narrow medieval corridors Our next and final stop: Dunmore Cave, consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cove contains some of the finest calcite formations found in Ireland. PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
Waterford City To Dublin Airport Private Luxury Car Transfer
Your professional private Chauffeur will meet you at your location to transport you and your luggage to your destination, in a stylish comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes Benz E220 (Saloon/Sedan) Should you have any questions en route, please do not hesitate to ask as your Chauffeur is a local. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the journey in comfort For Return Journey Transfer. Book the same transfer for the return date. Advise Pick Up Time/Location & Drop Off locations
Full day Private Tour from Waterford
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.
Waterford City To Dublin Airport Or Dublin City Private Luxury MPV Transfer
Departing from Dublin Airport Or Visiting Dublin City. Your professional private Chauffeur will meet you at your hotel / location to transport you and your luggage to your destination, Just sit back and relax and enjoy the journey in comfort and style.
Private Transfer from Waterford Airport (WAT) to Belfast Airport (BFS)
Take the worry out of your departure to Belfast Airport (BSF) and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 6 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis at the hotel, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan / minibus.