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Crystal And Castle
Destination: Transatlantic

Port/City: Waterford(Dunmore E.)Ireland

Activity Type:

Approximate Duration:
7 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*129.00 USD (Adult)
*99.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Crystal And Castle - A415

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Embark on an all-encompassing tour as you explore Ireland’s medieval history while touring Kilkenny Castle, savor a pub lunch in a local town, plus watch live glass-blowing demos at the House of Waterford Crystal. Relax on a 75-minute coach drive through green countryside to the banks of the River Nore, where you’ll find Kilkenny Castle. Enter this Anglo-Norman stone castle to learn about its more than eight centuries of history — the powerful Butler family lived here for almost 600 years. Browse its library, wood-paneled dining room, Picture Gallery filled with period furniture and an impressive art collection, and its ornamental gardens. Enjoy free time in the nearby city of Kilkenny, shopping for local crafts, before settling into a local pub for an authentic Irish meal. Return to Waterford by coach and enjoy the one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see master cutters and engravers created high-end crystal pieces in the factory. Delve into the art of making the world-famous crystal, as they use techniques from the 1700s, before perusing the showroom and possibly bring home your very own crystalline souvenir.

• Kilkenny Castle: Built in 1195, this stone castle now houses a collection of artworks, plus antique furniture and verdant gardens.
• County Kilkenny: Stroll through town independently before enjoying a tasty meal of chicken, cheesecake and beverages in a cozy pub.
• House of Waterford Crystal: See master artisans at work as they blow, cut and engrave molten crystal into wonderful masterpieces.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Local currency (Euros)
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Warm clothes
• Layered clothing
• Wet weather gear

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .35 miles over uneven surfaces, with inclines and about 30 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with disabilities, medical issues and pregnant women may be restricted to ground floor access and gardens at Kilkenny Castle.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• Weather may disrupt tour in the gardens of the castle.
• Guests with dietary restrictions must provide notification at least 48 hours beforehand.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• The drive between port and the castle is approximately 75 minutes each way.
• Tour sequence may vary.
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