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“Very realistic”

King of the Vikings VR
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Waterford
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: King of the Vikings The Worlds First Viking Virtual Reality 3D adventure, bringing you up close and personal with the Viking warlords who founded Waterford Ireland's oldest city! Housed in a replica Viking house within the atmospheric ruins of a medieval monastery in the heart of the Viking city. Next to Reginald's Tower where the Treasures of Viking Waterford and a fullsize Viking longs
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Such a good way to experience history. I wasn't sure what would be involved But it was good. Loved the rats! We were fortunate to get on the first tour. The only thing I would suggest is that pre-season booking could be made easier.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dnulc
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at King of the Vikings VR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Good afternoon dnulc,

Many thanks for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience so much! You are absolutely right that the best option is to book in advance, especially in high season, we are very much in demand!

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I wasn’t sure just what this virtual reality tour was going to be like and it turned out great. I would have been sorry tto have been in Waterford and missed this.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChiefEd
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at King of the Vikings VR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Good afternoon ChiefEd,

Many thanks for your feedback on King of the Vikings, the world's very first Viking virtual reality adventure!

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and rated us so highly!

We look forward to welcoming you back in future as there is so much you miss on the first go,

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a fantastic experience that gives you an incredibly realistic idea of what it was like in the time of the Vikings at the start of Waterford and surrounding areas.
The experience starts with being met by a realistically dressed Viking and taken into a thatched hut with dirt floor trying to recreate a Viking hut. This was a good start - they could have taken you into a black room but tried to make it more authentic.
After donning the visual reality goggles you were transported into an incredibly realistic journey examining the coming of the Vikings, establishment of the settlement and other interesting information. The VR was awesome, making you feel you were in the middle of the action, even if it is at times quite disconcerting as you are in the water and being confronted by the Vikings.
This is not to be missed if you are in Waterford.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at King of the Vikings VR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Good afternoon Bartlettforpresident,

Many thanks for your review of King of the Vikings. So glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to us! We recommend returning for a second viewing as there is so much that you miss the first time.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We expected a relatively lame VR experience. How wrong. It’s brilliantly written and designed, so the story of Vikings in Ireland comes to life. Adults follow the history. Children loved seeing how Vikings lived. We all flinched when creatures seemed to fly at us. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KTTSouthLondon
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at King of the Vikings VR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Good afternoon KTTSouthLondon,

Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that we exceeded your expectations at King of the Vikings! We will be very happy to welcome you back again in the future.

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Book ahead to ensure viewing - this is a must do / see in Waterford / Southern Ireland trip. My boys, 6 and 8, and I and my husband (wrong side of 40!) all loved it. It doesn't last that long but the virtual reality experience (for the uninitiated like me) is a totally immersive and mesmorising one and you feel like you've been on a journey back in time. Wherever you look with the headset on you are in a viking village ; then at the scene of a battle ; then on the high seas. It brought the story of the Vikings in Ireland to life - what a great way to get anyone interested in history! A good rainy day activity although Waterford itself is beautiful and there is fantastic street art festival in the city right now too. Really friendly helpful staff and convincing Viking characters bring it to life too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCHOxford
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at King of the Vikings VR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Good afternoon MCHOxford,

What can I say? I am so thrilled with your enthusiastic review of King of the Vikings and agree with every word you've written! Yours is exactly the kind of response we endeavoured to elicit when planning this attraction. I will pass on your compliments to the team of Vikings!

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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