Grand Hibernian - Grand Tour of Ireland
Ancient legends, inspiring natural beauty and vibrant cities - see the highlights of this beautiful country with a complete journey through Ireland.
Tours from Dublin on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train are sure to stay with you for a lifetime. Let yourself be captivated by the charms of the Emerald Isle as you journey in peerless luxury. Anticipate a journey accentuated by magical encounters, world-class cuisine and exceptional service.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Rail travel onboard the Grand Hibernian in a private cabin (6 nights on train)
- All meals and beverages onboard the train
- Private tour of the Jameson Experience
- Tour of Ashford Castle and Blarney Castles and Gardens
- Traditional jaunting car excursion followed by a boat trip on Lough Leane
- Dublin and Galway city tours
- Tour of Kylemore Abbey
- Visit to The Titanic Experience
- Exclusive tours of Curraghmore House and the House of Waterford Crystal
Day 1 - Dublin/Cork
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. Overnight train.
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 the 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. Overnight train.
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 restaurant. Champagne and oysters set the scene for a fun-filled afternoon. Return to the train for dinner as the train continues on to Athlone. Overnight train.
Day 4 - Ashford Castle
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 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 as 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. Overnight train
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. Overnight train
Day 6 - Giant's Causeway
After breakfast disembark at the Viking port of Waterford to visit Curraghmore House. This historic mansion has been home to generations of the Waterford family. Take an exclusive tour followed by afternoon tea. Continue to the House of the Waterford Crystal, learning how expert craftspeople still hand-make the beloved sparkling objects. A spectacular farewell dinner on board and spirited local entertainments will provide a fitting end to your journey. Overnight train
Day 7 - Dublin
Breakfast is served as the train continues to Dublin, its final destination. Disembark for your onward travel arrangements.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
The Belmond Grand Hibernian boasts accommodation for up to 40 guests in elegant, private en-suite cabins. Design draws inspiration from Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture, blended with elements of ancient folklore and tradition. The Observation Car brims with the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon. It is the perfect place to mingle with fellow travelers, listen to live musicians and animated storytellers or participate in craft sessions. Take a seat, with a glass of fine Irish whiskey or a pint of local stout, and watch the enchanting scenery from the many large windows.
The train offers 16 twin and four double cabins for truly indulgent train ride vacations. All cabins are en-suite, with additional features including a wardrobe, writing desk and chair. Large windows let you admire the verdant landscape as it unfolds. All double cabins can interconnect with twin cabins, making them an ideal option for families travelling together. The train also offers a cabin suitable for guests with limited mobility, specifically designed to allow wheelchair access into the cabin and en-suite bathroom.
From wonderful artisan cheeses and superb smoked fish to the freshest seasonal vegetables, the onboard menus feature the finest ingredients from the regions the train travels through. The chef and his team serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners in two air-conditioned dining carriages named after Irish counties.
Dates & Prices
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|25th June 2019||$10,126||Please call for availability.|
|2nd July 2019||$9,516||Book Now|
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: Departs 25th June 2019 from $10,126 - Please call for availability 2nd July 2019 ($9,516), 9th July 2019 ($11,590), 16th July 2019 ($10,126), 23rd July 2019 ($9,516), 30th July 2019 ($10,126), 6th August 2019 ($10,858), 13th August 2019 ($10,126), 27th August 2019 ($10,858), 3rd September 2019 ($10,126), 10th September 2019 ($10,126), 17th September 2019 ($10,126), 8th October 2019 ($9,516), 14th April 2020 ($10,738), 28th April 2020 ($10,738), 5th May 2020 ($10,738), 19th May 2020 ($10,738), 2nd June 2020 ($10,738), 16th June 2020 ($10,738), 14th July 2020 ($10,738), 21st July 2020 ($10,738), 4th August 2020 ($10,738), 18th August 2020 ($10,738), 25th August 2020 ($10,738), 1st September 2020 ($10,738), 15th September 2020 ($10,738), 29th September 2020 ($10,738), 6th October 2020 ($10,738)
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