If you’re looking for an Easter getaway destination in Ireland, look no further than the beautiful heritage city of Waterford. We have something for everyone here from lovers of history to outdoor explorers catering to all ages and interests. Viking Hotel Waterford is ideal for a family break, a getaway with friends or a romantic trip to get away from it all this Easter break. Check out our two and three-day itineraries for inspiration and activities.
Waterford City Heritage
A walking tour of Waterford City is a must. Make Waterford Crystal your first stop, enjoying the factory tour, learning how glass is blown or simply browse the beautiful pieces on display in the shop. Watch the skilled craftspeople making the iconic crystal masterpieces in person and pick up a souvenir for your fireplace. Next, cross the road to the Viking Triangle, where you can learn more about the Viking invasion of the city in Reginald’s Tower, Bishops Palace, and The Medieval Museum. This area is a history lovers’ dream. Finish off with a visit to the newest museum in Waterford, The Silver Museum, the only dedicated Irish silver museum.
Waterford is a fantastic place for lovers of the great outdoors. Bring or rent a bike and enjoy the Waterford Greenway on your visit, a 46 km off-road stretch packed with fantastic scenery and history. You can walk or cycle some or all of the path, depending on your fitness levels. Take a journey through time and nature across eleven bridges, three viaducts and a 400m long tunnel that runs from the river to the sea. Take your time exploring Viking settlements, a Norman castle, deserted railway stations, an Ice Age rock with apparent mythical powers and so much more. The Viking hotel is just 2km from the WIT Arena, our closest entry spot to the greenway. If you choose to bring your own bicycle, you can store it securely in our bike store; ‘The Greenway Hub’
Drink & Dine in Waterford
It wouldn’t be an easter break without some delicious food and drink to keep you well fuelled for exploring. The city centre, just ten minutes by taxi from the Viking Hotel, is full of bars, restaurants, pubs and cafes serving the finest Irish produce. Don’t go too far from your home from home when you eat in the fantastic Wooden Pestle Restaurant in Viking Hotel. Our chef prepares a variety of dishes to order combining local ingredients with a passion for flavour. Book your table upon check-in to avoid disappointment.
If you’re lucky enough to get great weather on your easter break to Waterford, take the time to enjoy some of our fantastic coastline. Take a drive to Dungarvan where you’ll find some of the best food along the east coast in The Tannery, Cookhouse 360 and The Old Bank. There are lots of lovely shops with local produce and crafts to browse after lunch too. Dunmore East is a pretty fishing village less than 20 minutes from Waterford with gorgeous coastal views. Drive 10-minutes from the hotel to Tramore Beach where you can enjoy a long walk along the beach with views of The Metal Man and The Guillamine Cove. Finish off your walk with Dooley’s fish & chips – it’s a Waterford institution!
After enjoying the coastline, head to Bunmahon where you can learn more about the Geological and Mining Heritage of the area in The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark. It’s a fascinating exhibition suitable for all ages.
Book your stay in Viking Hotel Waterford for your Easter break to enjoy great value, an excellent location to explore the county and a great night’s sleep. Book on our official website to enjoy our lowest available rates and special offers which can include dinner in the fantastic Wooden Pestle Restaurant.