Step aboard one of the most luxurious trains in the world for a truly memorable adventure across the Emerald Isle. The Belmond Grand Hibernian is a luxurious sleeper train that includes your very own private accommodation with en-suite, multiple-course meals of fine cuisine prepared on board by talented chefs, as well as all transfers and admissions to private tours included in your journey. This is the perfect way to explore Ireland in the most luxurious way possible.
Your journey begins in Dublin where you are welcomed on to the Grand Hibernian with a champagne reception in the Observation Car before sitting down to a glorious lunch. The first stop on your journey is a private tour of Hillsborough Castle, the official Northern Ireland residence of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Explore this elegant Georgian home before taking refreshments in the Drawing Room before returning to the train for your first gourmet meal of your journey. End your day by relaxing in the Observation Car with your favourite beverage.
After a restful night’s sleep in your own private cabin, take the morning to relax and explore this incredibly luxurious train. Converse with fellow travellers or head to the Observation Car and watch the beautiful Irish countryside glide by. After a splendid lunch, disembark for a private tour of the historical attractions of Kilkenny and unearth 800 years of history at the Medieval Mile Museum. Afternoon tea is served at Butler house where you are free to explore at your leisure before drinks, canapés and an exquisite dinner await. After a relaxed breakfast the next day, take time to recline before heading back to Dublin Heuston Station where your journey concludes.
Day 1 - Dublin:
Your first experience onboard the Grand Hibernian, will be a Champagne welcome reception in the Observation Car, followed by a delightful lunch. The arrival of the Grand Hibernian to Belfast will be later on during the day. When you arrive in Belfast you will visit Hillsborough Castle, which is Her Majesty's official Northern Ireland residence, you will have the chance to explore the home before enjoying refreshments in the Drawing Room. On returning to the Grand Hibernian, you will enjoy a silver service dinner, plus there is onboard traditional Irish entertainment during the evening.
Day 2 - Kilkenny:
Pastries will be on offer in the morning followed by brunch, make use of the Observation Car and relax and enjoy the views. The afternoon on day 2 of the Taste of Ireland journey on the Grand Hibernian, will send you to the Medieval Mile Museum, followed by afternoon tea at Butler House in Kilkenny. Again, the evening back on the Grand Hibernian will be filled with Irish entertainment and a fine dining dinner.
Day 3 - Dublin:
The final day of the Taste of Ireland journey on the Grand Hibernian is where the train will journey back to Dublin. A delightful breakfast will be served and you will arrive back into Dublin mid-morning.
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