Belmond Grand Hibernian

Dublin, Ireland

At a Glance

  • A fantastic tour of Ireland in the ultimate luxury and comfort

  • Ireland's finest luxury train takes you through some of the country's most stunning landscapes

  • A truly exclusive experience, the train carries a maximum of 40 passengers

  • Enjoy authentic Irish cuisine with a contemporary twist - try local delicacies and of course the local whiskeys and stout

  • The itineraries give you the chance to disembark, explore and really connect with every destination

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but it does not receive as much as many are led to believe! The Belmond Grand Hibernian will run departures from April to October every year.

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Call us on 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday to Belmond Grand Hibernian or take a look at our itineraries to Dublin the East of Ireland


Step onto the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and find yourself whisked away to another world, through the rolling hills and along the dramatic, rugged coastlines of mystical Ireland. Discover the myths and magic of the Emerald Isle in the utmost style.

Climb aboard Ireland's first and foremost luxury rail service and explore the wonders of this magical island on the Belmond Grand Hibernian. A fantastically indulgent train accommodating just 40 guests, this is the ultimate way to see Ireland in both comfort and style. Departing from Dublin, there is a range of journeys of varying lengths, travelling across the island, from Belfast in the north to Cork in the south.

Inspired by Dublin's Georgian architecture, and the customs of the counties it passes through, the design on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian exhibits a beautiful blend of the contemporary and the traditional. Five carriages house 20 en-suite cabins, with each carriage's décor based on the tartan of the county it is named for. As a result, Ireland's rich culture is displayed throughout, along with all the luxuries of modern comforts. Each cabin is decorated with a muted palette, ensuring rooms are light and bright, while large windows offer superb views of the breathtaking scenery.

Thanks to head chef Alan Woods, dining on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a feast of fresh, seasonal Irish fare with a contemporary twist. Enticing local delicacies from the regions the train passes through are served in two elegant dining cars, Sligo and Wexford. Speciality cheeses, smoked fish and freshly-caught shellfish take pride of place on the menu, and are served alongside Irish classics such as Guinness and Jameson. Enjoy drinks after dinner in the social hub of the train, the Observation Car, swapping stories with your fellow travellers as you pass through Ireland's enchanting and ethereal landscapes.

The Belmond Grand Hibernian offers a wide range of daily excursions, including a private tour of Blarney Castle and its gardens, a visit to the spell-binding Cliffs of Moher, or a tour of the Titanic Experience in Belfast, depending on your route. Discover Ireland's romantic cities, its stunning scenery and its historic castles before returning to the train with unforgettable memories, ready for another special night on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

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The Belmond Grand Hibernian has 20 en-suite cabins, accommodating a total of 40 guests on board. There are 16 twin cabins and four doubles, each of which can interconnect with a twin cabin to suit families or friends travelling together. All cabins are decorated in a contemporary style, using a mixture of bright whites and muted tartans, ensuring rooms are light and airy. Large windows provide excellent views of the surrounding scenery.


There are two dining cars on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Sligo and Wexford. Sligo is decorated in a modern style with the Georgian influences of Dublin, and seats guests at tables of four. Wexford has hints of tweeds and tartan, providing tables of six. After-dinner drinks can be taken in the Observation Car, which with its beautifully large windows is the perfect location for a whiskey or stout.


There is a wide range of activities available on the Belmond Grand Hibernian, which vary according to your chosen route. Excursions include a half-day tour of Dublin, a round of golf, a trip to Blarney Castle, and a private, guided tour of the Titanic Experience in Belfast.


  • An introduction to Gaelic Sports

    Have a go at the traditional Gaelic sports of Hurling and Gaelic football- unique, indigenous sports that have been played in Ireland for thousands of years.

  • Discover Dublin with your Touring Chauffuer

    Travel from Viking raids to the Anglo-Norman invasion and on to the Age of Elegance and the conflict of the Easter Rising as you explore Dublin with your private touring-chauffeur.

  • Discover the origins of Irish Dancing

    Enjoy a lively introduction to Irish dancing, live music and traditional Irish ‘craic’ as you explore the roots of the dance and its cultural history with your guide, perhaps even learning a few steps of your own.

  • Dublin Food Tour

    A walking tour of Dublin’s eateries with a private guide offers an opportunity to discover the city’s history and culture through its food, while discovering the historic, picturesque streets of the city.

  • Exclusive access pre-opening tour of The Book of Kells

    This pre-opening tour of Trinity College offers an exclusive opportunity to view the priceless ‘Book of Kells’ and explore the Old Library with its extensive collection of rare and ancient books.

  • The Irish Emigration Museum Privately Guided Tour

    Explore the tragedies and triumphs of Irish emigration as you enjoy a private tour of EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum.

  • The Irish National Stud Private Guided Tour

    Ireland’s horse racing history is a source of national pride and as you tour the Irish National Stud you’ll discover the history and importance of this industry with an opportunity to stroll through beautiful gardens.

  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells

    Trinity College is Dublin's oldest university and its cobbled front square and collection of historic buildings is a must see. The magnificent Old Library building houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

  • Visit The Guinness Storehouse

    Visit the famous brewery of the iconic drink that has shaped much of Dublin's history, as well as discovering what goes in to making the perfect pint of Guinness.

  • Wicklow Winery Tour & Tasting

    Enjoy a visit to a local artisan winery, known for producing unique strawberry wine. Along with the founders, take a tour of the winery and discover the intricate processes put in place to produce the signature wines, some carried out by hand.

Holiday Ideas

  • Ireland by luxury train

    Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Galway, Westport, Belfast & Waterford

    from £9700 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Experience the authentic Ireland, thanks to on-board live musicians and local entertainment
    • Explore both the south and Northern Ireland, with the most fantastic scenery in between
    • Just 20 en-suite cabins ensure a truly exclusive experience

Location & directions

Dublin, Ireland

The Belmond Grand Hibernian departs from Dublin's Heuston Station and travels around the Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland, depending on the journey chosen.

How to get there

Dublin's Heuston Station is just a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport. Private transfers can be arranged on request.

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