This great day tour from Dublin City will allow you to explore a trio of the most visited places in Ireland, including the home of Waterford crystal, Rock of Cashel and the Rock of Dunamase Castle. We will also visit and enjoy the amazingly gorgeous countryside of Ireland. From the High Kings of Munster, to the House of Waterford Crystal… You see it all in a day!!


The Waterford Crystal & Rock of Cashel Day Tour from Dublin is now operating on a private request basis only. Unfortunately we have suspended the scheduled tour for the foreseeable future due to a lack of demand from Dublin City. If you would like private hire arrangements please contact Ultra-modern, ultra safe, Mercedes-Benz Vehicles. Enjoy the DVD players, big windows, and wonderful air conditioning to keep you ultra comfortable. We have vehicles for as little as 3 people all the way up to 52 people for hire.

08:00 | Tour departs Dublin for Waterford

Join your knowledgeable Tour Chauffeur and enjoy the restful Southward drive with your local guide. Take a little nap as we cross the Irish fertile midlands on our way to the Gold Vale of Tipperary. We will stop for tea, coffee, and refreshments as needed.

Featured | Rock of Cashel

Traditional seat of the High Kings of Munster for several hundred years. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the High Kings of Munster to Christianity by St Patrick in the 5th Century. An amazing site, with a Round Tower, Early Christian Churches, a real historical gem! Visited by British Queen Elizabeth II on her recent State Visit and considered a true highlight..!!!

HIGHLIGHT | Waterford Crystal

Visit the most famous crystal making facility in the world and enjoy a fully guided tour. This is truly a unique experience. Producing 45,000 prestigious pieces per annum, a real opportunity to get great value crystal at the factory outlet.

Featured | Rock of Dunamase

First settled in 9th century, the castle was built in the 12th century. Once the stronghold of the McMurrough Clan it is famed for the marriage of Aoife McMurrough and the Norman Lord Strongbow. This castle has by far the finest vistas in all of Ireland!!!! This is a hidden historical gem that we love to take our visitors to see.

Featured | Curragh of Kildare

Pass through the Curragh, Famous as the film set of Braveheart (Mel Gibson). All the war scenes took place in the Curragh! This is the heartland of our horse racing industry; this fine track is where the Irish Derby is held.

17:30 – 18:00 | Dublin

Tour returns to the capital. Arrange to have your driver drop you back at the hotel (with all of your new Waterford Crystal) or downtown for an aperitif and dinner reservations.

Guest Advice: to optimise your experience at the ancient monuments on this tour we recommend wearing comfortable footwear with good grip for varied terrain & weather.

Private Tour Pricing

Private Tours typically range from EUR 495.00 – EUR 795.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

  • Expert guides from our local area
  • Comfortable Mercedes- Benz Sedans, MPVs and larger tour vehicles that offer a private journey
  • Free wireless Internet (mid- size & large vehicles only)

Departs all Dublin Hotels & Accommodations on a private- request basis. Your driver will return you to the door of your accommodation / Dublin location of your choice at the end of the day by prior appointment.


Nothing is better than a private tour to Waterford Crystal & The Rock of Cashel. A private guide and vehicle means that you can experience Ireland the way you want to. Stop when you want, take pictures where you like, and make your own decision about how long to stay at each stop. Plan your own itinerary if you want. We will pick you up from the hotel and take you where you want after the tour. This can be a budget friendly way to travel, because as your group size gets larger the cost continues going down. Whether it is just you and a friend or there is a large group, we can take care of your needs.

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Feedback from happy private- clients

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“As part of the Waterford tour, we were able to take a divergent trip to look for a castle connected to my family in Clonmel (by advance arrangement). Our Tour guide Don was very informative and organized in setting up the regular tours but really rose tot he occasion finding the castle that was off the beaten path – in the woods along a stream. I wholeheartedly recommend these pros if you want an enjoyable tour in Ireland. It became evident just how good they were once we took a tour with another company that was way short of what was advertised.”

Tim C, Greensboro, Georgia, USA – July 26th 2014 – TripAdvisor

“…I wish all tours were like this. All in all the whole Kennedy & Carr team made our 15 Year Anniversary one I will never forget…”

Darth Lego, Pensacola, Florida, USA – October 27th 2014 – TripAdvisor

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