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Grand Tour of Ireland - Southbound, Belmond Grand Hibernian (7 days)

Belmond Trains

Dublin, Ireland To Dublin, Ireland

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Dublin, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
None Dinner, Snack

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
Cork, Ireland
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

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, Ireland
Athlone, Ireland
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning your journey continues north to Galway for a tour. Lying on the River Corrib, let yourself be enchanted by this romantic city. Today, there will be an optional visit to the stunning Cliffs of Moher.

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.

Day 4
Westport, Ireland
Connemara, Ireland
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

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.

Day 5
Dublin, Ireland
Belfast, Ireland
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

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
Waterford, Ireland
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

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 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.

Day 7
Dublin, Ireland
None Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast is served as the train continues to Dublin, its final destination. Disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

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Description

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.

About Us

Belmond are connoisseurs in the art of luxury train travel, curating an iconic portfolio worldwide. We blend enchanting destinations with vintage carriages, immersive excursions with delectable cuisine, and ultimate comfort with genuine service - you'll never have a greater escape. Our collection includes the first luxury sleeper train in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian, as well as two luxury Day Trains in the UK, Belmond Northern Belle and Belmond British Pullman, and of course, the world famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Discover our luxury train collection and unveil the exceptional world of Belmond.

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The Orient Express- All that you can imagine it is.

By: John from NJ


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Our travel on the Orient Express earlier this year was its initial run from Stockholm to Copenhagen, WE had previously ridden its classic run from Paris to Venice in previous years. The carriages are classics, the service impeccable, the food wonderful. If you are wondering if its just like its depicted in the movies it is !
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

I did write a review in this trip and we. Have both spoken to man friends about doing it them selves. The greatest review I I should think Thank you again, Eleanor.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

A great family trip

By: Pompey


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

From London to Istanbul everything was about perfect. All the countryside was amazing, and the train was wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Great Tour

By: Harpy3


Reviewed on: 29 May 2014

Our tour from Lima to Cusco to Machu Picchu and back was very good.  Had a wonderful guide, Luis (Dias I think).  Very informative and passionate about his topic.  Arrangements--hotels and train--were very good.  A complaint would be that hotel rooms assigned to us were with 2 beds rather than a double.  We had to upgrade to get that.  We prefer to travel as the couple we are and were never asked in advance about our preference for such arrangements.  (And I'm not aware of any Virtuoso Amenities)
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Berube

A new and very pleasant experience

By: Tas Tiger & Griffin


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

Train delayed for two hours but we were invited to a nice platform restaurant were a meal & beverages were provided. Beverages on board well overpriced considering the cost of the journey
Travel Advisor:  Angela Walker

Belmond Grand Hibernian

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

We had a lovely time on the Belmond Grand Hibernian. The staff was excellent and the food was incredible. It was a low-stress way to see Ireland (no driving) and the spots selected for each day trip were great. For future travelers I would recommend: if you're on the youngish side of things (we are in our early 40s), I'd bring friends -- the train is pretty much quiet by 10pm after dinner, so we really enjoyed have friends with us to play cards and talk in the bar car at the end of the evening. Also, the trip isn't one continuous loop around Ireland - you do some back tracking each day - it's fine but doesn't give you the feeling of seeing "new" countryside with each leg of the journey.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett

PERFECTION!!!

By: PT


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

A journey on The Orient Express is known to be a once in a lifetime experience.......and it certainly was for us.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington