Let yourself be captivated by the charms of the Emerald Isle as you journey in peerless luxury. The Belmond Grand Hibernian boasts accommodation for up to 40 guests in elegant, private en-suite cabins, while large windows let you admire the verdant landscape as it unfolds.
Day 1: Dublin > Cork
Board the train in Dublin in the early afternoon, and savour a delicious afternoon tea. Arrive in Cork and enjoy a short walking tour of nearby Cobh with a renowned local historian. Rejoin the train for your first exquisite dinner on board.
Day 2: Cork > Killarney
After breakfast, either set off on a guided walking tour of Cork, or head to the famous Jameson Distillery for a tour and whiskey tasting. Enjoy lunch on the train as you head to Killarney. Ride in a jaunting car to the beautiful lake by Ross Castle for a cruise. Afternoon at leisure in Killarney, rejoining the train for dinner.
Day 3: Galway
After brunch, disembark in Galway and choose from three ways to spend the afternoon. Visit a traditional farm and picturesque Dunguaire Castle, head out to the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, or join a local guide for a walking tour of Galway. Rejoin the train for dinner as it makes its way to Athlone.
Day 4: Westport
Visit the fascinating National Museum of Ireland Country Life. Enjoy a hearty lunch in a local tavern before visiting Westport House, one of Ireland’s best-loved stately homes. There is also time to explore Westport’s pretty Georgian town centre before returning to the train for a gourmet dinner.
Day 5: Dublin > Belfast > Dundalk
After breakfast, disembark in Dublin for a guided visit to the Irish Emigration Museum. Return to the train and enjoy lunch as you head towards Belfast, where you will visit Hillsborough Castle, the Queen’s official Northern Ireland residence. Rejoin the train for dinner as you journey towards Dundalk.
Day 6: Kilkenny
This afternoon, visit charming Butler House and enjoy a guided tour of the city centre with its Medieval Mile Museum. Time permitting, explore Kilkenny Castle or St Canice’s Cathedral
Day 7: Dublin
Disembark after breakfast.
- Tailor-made journey
- 6 nights’ accommodation on board the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian in a twin or double cabin
- Excursions and sightseeing as indicated
- Entrance fees
- All meals, alcohol and other beverages (top shelf beverages excluded)
Belmond Grand Hiberian offers a delightful selection of 2, 4 and 6 night itineraries. Please contact us to discuss your tailormade itinerary.
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