MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're fortunate enough to own any Waterford crystal – each piece created by hand, with care and according to a centuries-old tradition – you'll want to visit the city in which the fine crystal was named after. Traveling to the charming town of Waterford, on the Irish coast, south of Dublin, will give you the story behind the making of all those beautiful wineglasses and precious crystal bowls. But before you book a trip, take a look at CIE Tours International's YouTube channel and watch The Town of Waterford.
The video takes you on the road to Waterford, showing you the many charms – from wide, walkable plazas with great shopping to the stately Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Ireland's oldest Catholic cathedral – this small town has to offer. At the core of the town is the amazing House of Waterford Crystal, where, since 1783, Waterford has combined art and science to create durable, valuable and stunning crystal. Now, in a new state-of-the-art facility, an astounding two tons of crystal is produced daily. On a tour of the factory, you'll watch Waterford's skilled artisans at work, and experience everything from initial design to mold-making to molten glass being blown into the stunning pieces Waterford is famous for.
Uniquely combining ancient art and modern design, the House of Waterford Crystal gives visitors the opportunity, as described by House of Waterford commercial director David McCoy, to "step back into 1783 and see how we brought this brand right up into the twenty-first century." As you watch this short but informative video, you'll understand why Waterford remains an indelible and beloved Irish legend.
CIE Tours International, the premier purveyor of escorted motorcoach tours of Ireland, as well as of England, Scotland and Wales, offers twenty different Irish itineraries, many of which feature a stop in Waterford, and all of which are all-inclusive, encompassing everything from airport transfers and most meals to all excursions, tours and shows.
About CIE Tours International
For more than 81 years, CIE Tours International of Morristown, NJ, has set the standard for fully escorted motorcoach tours of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. This renowned tour operator delivers unsurpassed experiences and value for both packaged vacations and custom independent travel, combining the best of each destination with expert professional tour guides who bring each itinerary to life. All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company's $550+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travelers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. For additional information, please contact 1-800-243-8687 or visit www.cietours.com.
SOURCE CIE Tours International