Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland by Train

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The first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian traverses the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating land.

 Belmond brings together an exceptional range of luxurious travel experiences in some of the world’s greatest destinations. Belmond Grand Hibernian joins our iconic rail collection, among such legends as the Eastern & Oriental Express and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

IRELAND BY TRAIN

Step aboard to enter a shimmering world of indulgence—contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin’s architecture, fine cuisine enhanced with local delicacies and an ever-changing backdrop of Ireland’s celebrated landscapes.

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 result proudly reflects the country’s cultural heritage with an indulgent, contemporary twist.

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. Explore ancient castles, spot rare wildlife, sample famous whiskies and visit vibrant cities.

 OBSERVATION CAR

The Observation Car brims with the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon. It is the perfect place to mingle with fellow travellers, 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.

Daily excursions aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian train take you to the best places to visit in Ireland, with destinations that are sure to capture your imagination.

 DUBLIN

Set on the River Liffey, Ireland’s capital is a delight to explore. Witness the statues lining O’Connell Street or visit Trinity College, alma mater to Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde.

Stroll Grafton Street, home to a vibrant mix of shops and the famous Bewley’s café, or sample one of Ireland’s most loved exports at the Guinness Storehouse.

 CORK

Built upon an island in the River Lee, this friendly city is brimming with things to do.

Discover the spectacular St Finbarre’s Cathedral or the historic English Market. Visit the famous Jameson Distillery, where guests can learn about the production process with a private experience at the Whiskey Academy.

BLARNEY CASTLE

Located near Cork, this medieval castle is home to the legendary Blarney Stone. Each day visitors come to kiss the relic to receive great eloquence, or the ‘gift of the gab’.

Belmond Grand Hibernian guests can enjoy a private viewing of the stone. The castle’s surrounding parkland, including an 18th-century druidic garden, is sure to impress.

LAKES OF KILLARNEY

Killarney National Park has long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, with its three lakes, tumbling waterfalls and ancient oak forests.

A boat trip to Lough Leane passes the ruins of an Augustinian abbey and the 15th-century Ross Castle.

GALWAY

A former medieval trading post, Galway is now a thriving university city, with winding streets lined with inviting shops and tempting restaurants.

Let loose and enjoy the atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, where friendly revellers frequently gather on the pavements.

 Spread across 5,000 acres in County Galway, this natural haven is known for its otherworldly atmosphere. Blanket bogs, rugged moorland and mirror-still lakes are hemmed by the Twelve Bens mountain range.

Connemara ponies roam freely, seals sun themselves on the rocks of unspoilt beaches, and sheepdogs watch their flocks along the hillsides.

CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK

 A Bord Failte Heritage Town, Westport is located in the shadow of Croagh Patrick mountain on the banks of the Carrowbeg river.

Visitors can explore the tree-lined boulevard or the bustling quay, sampling the seafood restaurants or visiting one of the several art galleries.

WESTPORT

 Northern Ireland’s capital is a vibrant city with a buzzing art and dining scene.

Home to the world’s largest Titanic visitor centre, other attractions include the Grand Opera house, the baroque City Hall and the flamboyant Crown Liquor Saloon.

BELFAST

 Ireland’s oldest working distillery makes five award-winning Irish whiskies.

Trace the crafting process from barley to distillation. Visit the bottling hall, and purchase a bottle of rare Distillery Reserve 12-year-old single malt, available exclusively on site.

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