With much anticipation, the Belmond Grand Hibernian launched the first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland! Guests can embark on an epic journey traversing the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating & magical island.
Step aboard to enter a world of indulgence – contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin’s architecture, fine cuisine featuring local delicacies and ever-changing scenery.
The train accommodates up to 40 guests in elegant -en- suite cabins. Combined with two unique Restaurant Cars and welcoming Observation Car, the interiors proudly reflect Irish heritage while offering contemporary luxury.
Our vacations by rail include a selection of two-, four- and six-night journeys. All depart from Dublin and encompass the highlights of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
- Luxury onboard accommodation
- 24-hour steward service
- All meals on train
- Complimentary beverages & alcohol
- All excursions stated in the itinerary
- Traditional entertainment on board
Golf loving guests can enjoy a few rounds as part of their journey, or add a golf extension near Dublin before or after the trip.
LUXURY RAIL JOURNEYS:
Realm of Giants – This two-night journey that will take you north to Belfast and the award-winning Titanic Experience, Old Bushmills Distillery and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway
Legends and Loughs- This Four-night journey heads west towards Cork and Blarney Castle, then continues to the spectacular Lakes of Killarney, wild Connemara National Park and charming Galway.
Grand Tour of Ireland- An exciting six-night combination of Realm of Giants and Legends and Loughs, including a city tour of Dublin.
Please contact us for more details OR reservations.
Grand Tour of Ireland - 6 Nights
DAY 1 - DUBLIN
Board the train in Dublin in the early afternoon, and savour a delicious afternoon tea as the train begins its journey.
Arrive in Cork and visit the Jameson Experience. A private tour explores the history of the whiskey- making process, before guests are invited to participate in a tasting session.
Back on board, your first dinner is served as the train continues to Charleville, where it will stable for the night to ensure a good night’s rest.
DAY 2 - BLARNEY CASTLE
The day starts out with a private tour of Blarney Castle & Gardens where guests will have the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Enjoy morning coffee in Blarney House.
Lunch is served on board before continuing to the Lakes of Killarney. A pony-and-trap tour is followed by a boating excursion across Lough Leane.
Head back to the train for dinner.
DAY 3 - GALWAY
This morning your journey continues north to Galway for a tour. Lying on the River Corrib, let yourself be enchanted by this romantic city.
Lunch will be served at a local pub. Champagne and Oysters set the scene for a fun-filled afternoon.
Return to the train for dinner as the train continues on to Athlone.
DAY 4 - WESTPORT
Breakfast is accompanied by stunning pastoral views from your cabin’s windows as the train continues to Westport.
Alight for a tour of Kylemore Abbey and it's gothic church followed by free time to explore the grounds.
Rejoin the coach for an excursion to Ashford Castle. Activities include an interactive falconry experience, plus a guided walk of the gardens, as well a private lunch.
Your journey back to the train winds through the stunning Connemara National Park. Back on board enjoy a delicious dinner along with local entertainment before retiring to your plush cabin.
DAY 5 - DUBLIN
Your journey winds back towards Dublin where you can enjoy an optional half-day tour of the vibrant Irish capital.
Key sights include Trinity College, home to the ancient Book of Kells, the 12th-century St Patrick’s Cathedral and the lively Temple Bar district.
Rejoin the train and continue to Belfast. Here disembark for a famous Black Taxi Tour of the city and a private visit to the Titanic Experience. This fascinating attraction explores the history of the famed ocean liner.
DAY 6 - DUBLIN
Break is served as the train continues to Dublin, its final destination.