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Belmond Grand Hibernian
Fay says, “Now is Ireland’s time, a Celtic awakening in the modern era. What better way to celebrate your Irish roots or to imbibe the very essence of the Emerald Isle than by travelling on the Grand Hibernian?”
About The Belmond Grand Hibernian
The only luxury train in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian roams the Irish countryside, tracks dramatic coasts and visits the fascinating cities that have created the very idea of this entrancing land. The train is as Irish as the Belmond Royal Scotsman is Scottish. Choose from a selection of two-, four- and six-night journeys. Visit Dublin, Belfast and Cork while enjoying riveting daily excursions, from historic estates and world-class golf courses to the famous haunts of legendary writers, musicians and artists.
With 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.
The luxurious sleeper train will have accommodation for just 40 guests, travelling in 20 elegant, en-suite cabins. Featuring four interconnecting suites, the Grand Hibernian is ideal for families; multi-generational holidays or perhaps a voyage to discover Irish roots. There are two restaurant cars and an observation bar car.
Taste of Ireland
3 Days / 2 Nights, from €3,318 per person
From the buzz of Belfast to the craft delights of Waterford, explore the highlights of Northern Ireland from Dublin aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Highlights include inspiring destinations, world-class cuisine and traditional entertainment as evening falls.
Day 1. Depart from Dublin Heuston Station in the early afternoon. Lunch is served on board as the train travels north through the green Irish countryside. On arrival in Belfast step back in time as you visit The Titanic Experience. This award-winning attraction uses special effects to recreate the history of the ill-fated ocean liner. Return to the train and enjoy a leisurely dinner followed by the evening’s entertainment.
Day 2. Awake to a tempting breakfast as the beautiful countryside passes by. Arriving at the historic Viking port of Waterford, you’ll disembark to visit Curraghmore House. Take an exclusive tour of the magnificent mansion and grounds followed by a delicious afternoon tea. The discovery continues as you head to the House of Waterford Crystal for an insightful tour. Learn how the master craftsmen create beloved sparkling pieces by hand. A sumptuous dinner on board is complemented by a traditional music performance in the Observation Car.
Day 3. Savour your last breakfast aboard as the train returns to Dublin, for your onward travel arrangements.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 29. May 6,13,20,27. June 3,17,24. July 1,22,29. August 5,12,26. September 2,9,16,23,30. October 7,14.
€3,318 per person. € single price on application.
Legends and Loughs
5 days/4 nights
Experience the ultimate in Irish holidays and uncover the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle. Visit thrilling destinations as the train crosses through postcard-perfect scenery. Dine on delicious cuisine, enriched by the finest regional ingredients. Be entertained by traditional local entertainment, bringing each memorable day to a close.
Day 1. Depart from Dublin in the early afternoon, enjoying an afternoon tea whilst travelling to Cork. Arrive in Cork in the early evening and transfer to the Jameson Experience for a private tour. Learn about the history of the whiskey-making process before a tasting session. Rejoin the train for a delicious dinner as it continues to Charleville for the night.
Day 2. After breakfast, depart for a private tour of Blarney Castle and Gardens, home to the fabled Blarney Stone. Return to Cork for an optional visit to the English Market, a spectacular culinary enclave selling the best local ingredients. After lunch, continue to the Lakes of Killarney. A tour by traditional jaunting car, or pony and trap, is followed by a boating excursion on Lough Leane and the option to fish for trout and salmon. Back on board, dinner is served as the train journeys towards Tralee then back to Limerick Junction for the night.
Day 3. Enjoy breakfast as the train heads north towards Galway, where you will alight for a city tour. Take the opportunity to visit one of the many local craft centres. Lunch will be served at a local pub, accompanied by live music, Guinness and oysters. An optional excursion to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher will also be available during the day. Dinner is served as the train continues on to Athlone where it will stable for the night.
Day 4. Relax as the train winds through the countryside towards Westport. Alight for a transfer to Ashford Castle, where clay pigeon shooting, falconry and archery are on offer in the hotel’s grounds. From the castle head through the otherworldly Connemara National Park, stopping en-route for a traditional sheepdog trial. Rejoin the train for a farewell gala dinner.
Day 5. The train makes its final journey back to Dublin, for your onward travel arrangements.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 25. May 2,9,16,23,30. June 13,20,27. July 4,11,18,25. August 1,8,22,29. September 5,12,19,26. October 3,10.
€5,691 per person. € single price on application.
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. Let yourself be captivated by the charms of the Emerald Isle as you journey in peerless luxury.
7 days/6 nights
Day 1. 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, dinner is served as the train continues to Charleville, where it will stable for the night.
Day 2. The day starts with a private tour of Blarney Castle & Gardens where guests will have the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Return to Cork where there is an option to visit theEnglish Market. Browse through the best local produce on sale at this gastronomic hotspot. 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 - the perfect opportunity to fish for salmon and trout. Dinner is served on the train for dinner as it continues to Tralee and Limerick Junction.
Day 3. This morning your journey continues north to Galway for a tour. Lying on the River Corrib, let yourself be enchanted by this romantic city, with lunch served at a local pub. Guinness, oysters and live music set the scene for a fun-filled afternoon. Later, there will be an optional visit to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Return to the train for dinner as it continues on to Athlone.
Day 4. Breakfast is accompanied by stunning pastoral views from your cabin windows as the train travels to Westport. Disembark for an excursion to Ashford Castle. Activities available include clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry. Your journey back to the train winds through the stunning Connemara National Park, stopping en-route for a traditional sheepdog trial. Back on board enjoy a delicious dinner along with local entertainment before retiring for the night.
Day 5. 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 set off for a private guided tour of The Titanic Experience in Belfast, a fascinating attraction exploring the history of the famed ocean liner.
Day 6. Awake to a tempting breakfast as the beautiful countryside passes by. Arriving at the historic Viking port of Waterford, you’ll disembark to visit Curraghmore House. Take an exclusive tour of the magnificent mansion and grounds followed by a delicious afternoon tea. The discovery continues as you head to the House of Waterford Crystal for an insightful tour. Learn how the master craftsmen create beloved sparkling pieces by hand. A sumptuous dinner on board is complemented by a traditional music performance in the Observation Car.
Day 7. Breakfast is served as the train continues to Dublin, its final destination. Disembark for your onward travel arrangements.
Dates and Prices 2017
2017: April 25. May 2,9,16,23,30. June 13,20,27. July 18,25. August 1,8,22,29. September 5,12,19,26. October 3,10.
€8,108 per person. € single price on application.
Two-night Golf Tour
3 days/2 nights: Dublin - Belfast - Coleraine - Dundalk.
Royal Portrush Golf Club, an Open Championship venue.
Four-night Golf Tour
5 days/4 nights: Dublin - Cork - Killarney - Galway - Westport - Dublin.
The club is nestled within Irelands largest National Park on the shores of Lough Leane with stunning vistas of the highest mountain range in the country – the McGillicuddy Reeks.
Lahinch has had outstanding designers from its inception through to modern times; Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree.
Westport is a premier championship-standard parkland course with fantastic views from its elevated position above Clew Bay in in County Mayo. Designed by renowned British golf architects Fred Hawtree & Sons
Please contact us for more details.
Belmond Grand Hibernian charter
Charter or hire the Belmond Grand Hibernian from the Luxury Train Club. Our parent company Train Chartering has nearly 20 years' experience in the hiring of private trains.
The Belmond Grand Hibernian can travel over much of the Irish rail network, subject to rail authority permission. There is a variety of entertainers available for on-board performances, such as musicians, magicians, murder mystery or music hall.
Charter the train for a multi-day journey, or hire the Grand Hibernian for a day, promotions, press launches, private dinners, a board meeting; there are many reasons to find a venue without the normal gold-painted chairs and disinterested service.
Client Review (For Belmond British Pullman)
"The event was a great success and we only had very positive feedback from our Swiss partners and UK guests. They all loved the train, the high quality of the food and the exceptional service. The musicians were a great touch - thank you so much for thinking of it. It made the whole event - you were quite right. The two actors also added an element of fun to the proceedings. All in all, an outstanding event which has set the bar for us very high for the future. Thank you also for your kindness and professionalism - it was a pleasure doing business with you."
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Ticket To Ride Luxury Train Voucher
The Ticket to Ride luxury train gift voucher is valid for full or part payment on any of the Club's trains, anywhere in the world, for one or more people; an unusual and welcome present.
Buy now, personalize and print or email. The luxury train gift voucher is valid for one year and can be for any value from USD $250 or GBP £150 or EUR €185. Travel must be booked through the Club.
A Ticket To Ride is great for saying 'thank you', anniversaries or birthdays, towards honeymoons or family travel to discover Irish roots, wedding lists or for a joint gift.
Included: Accommodation on the train, meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, visits, entertainment and all applicable taxes All drinks are included except for the most expensive. Further information to follow.
Not included: insurance, gratuities, souvenirs.
Times: All timings and itineraries shown on this website are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents. Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey.
Single price is based on a twin bed cabin for single occupancy, limited availability. Double bed cabins are not available.
Dress Code: For daytime excursions and relaxing on board the train, casual, comfortable clothing is recommended. In the evening, a jacket and tie is suggested. No jeans/trainsers on board.
Luggage: To be advised
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin compartment.
Passport and Visas: If you are not a UK citizen, you must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond the duration of your journey. Depending on which country issues your passport, you may need a visa for entry into the UK. Please check with your travel agent or government agency before travelling to the UK.
Offer: Belmond Offers may be removed at any time without notice; subject to availability; offers cannot be combined and are only valid for new bookings; complimentary hotel accommodation offer is based on double occupancy. Single travellers please contact our reservations offices for availability.
Booking & Reservations
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