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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the tragedies and triumphs of Irish emigration as you enjoy a private tour of EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum.
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 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 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.
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.
from £9700 pp
inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
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.
Dublin's Heuston Station is just a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport. Private transfers can be arranged on request.
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