based on 9 nights & daily experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
All inclusive whilst on board the train
Daily Breakfast in Dublin
All activities whilst on board the train
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
Discover Dublin from your base at The Merrion, home to Ireland's only two Michelin-starred restaurant
A host of activities throughout the journey allow you to discover the history, myths and legends of Ireland
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.
Hop aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian and discover the magic of Ireland in style. This all-encompassing nine or ten night itinerary will take you from Dublin to the four corners of the Emerald Isle, with the most comfortable cabin to relax in along the way.
After arriving in Dublin, you will have the chance to explore at leisure, while spending two nights in the heart of this vibrant city. Alternatively we can provide a local guide to accompany you so you can delve into the culture and history of Dublin's fair city.
Take a walk through the streets of Georgian Dublin, pay a visit to Trinity College and its dazzling illuminated ninth-century manuscript The Book of Kells or listen to traditional fiddle music in one of the many bars.
You'll step on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian in the early afternoon and be whisked away to County Cork. As you make the journey south you will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and have the chance to settle into your cabin and to meet your fellow travelers. On arrival in Cork, a private tour of the Jameson Experience will teach you about the history of whiskey production over the centuries, and a tasting session will show you why Jameson is renowned worldwide.
Over the next 6 nights aboard the train you’ll visit a fantastic selection of Ireland’s highlights as your journey firstly Southwards towards Killarney, before turning northward to Galway and the stunning Cliffs of Moher. The train will make plenty of stops along the way to ensure that you are not missing out on truly experiencing these special locations. You’ll also have plenty of memorable experiences along the way such as kissing the Blarney Stone, taking a pony and trap tour around the lakes of Killarney and enjoy an oyster and champagne lunch in lively Galway.
On board the train you’ll experience find food and VIP service in your comfortable cabins and restaurant cars. You’ll have the chance to mingle with your fellow passengers should you wish, sharing stories about your day and perhaps sampling a taste of some of the local whiskeys.
The full rail itinerary can be taken as a grand tour, spending 6 nights on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian as described, alternatively we can combine shorter on-board journeys covering some of Ireland's highlights into your customized itinerary, enabling you to discover this magical country at your own pace.
Your final day on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian will take you back to Dublin after a last breakfast on board. Disembark at Heuston Station, and head back to The Merrion for one final night in Ireland. Unwind in The Merrion's wonderful spa, or explore the streets of Dublin one last time, before continuing your journey home.
Teelings Distillery is Dublin's first new whiskey distillery in over a century and currently the only one in the city. Visit Teelings and taste three award-winning whiskeys for yourself.
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.
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