A Taste of Ireland

A Taste of Ireland

A two-night luxury journey departing from Dublin

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.

Highlights of this Irish luxury train journey include:

  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury sleeper train
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals aboard the train: full Irish breakfast, two-course lunch and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours
  • All beverages including alcoholic drinks, hot drinks and soft drinks
  • Traditional Irish entertainment
  • Private visit to Hillsborough Castle, Belfast, with refreshments
  • Tour of Kilkenny city centre with time at leisure to explore
  • Afternoon tea at Butler House

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The Belmond Grand Hibernian at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Irish journeys
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
Return Journeys
Return journeys
Choice of cabins
10 luxurious carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars


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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Belmond Grand Hibernian Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Unwind in style in your very own spacious Double Cabin. A clean and comforting aesthetic with splashes of Irish tartan make for a homely atmosphere while a double bed, long wardrobe and en suite ensure you have everything you need during your stay.
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Belmond Grand Hibernian Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Artfully designed twin cabins serve a fresh, airy ambience making them the ideal place to gaze at the landscape from your large window. Elegant en suite cabins are a fine opportunity to relax aboard one of the most prestigious overnight trains in Europe.
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All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
American Express
LuxuryTrainTickets.com only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

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Spread the cost of your journey in a way that suits you. Beginning with a 10% deposit, you pay for the remaining balance however you wish, whether it be in instalments or a month before your journey departs.

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact info@luxurytraintickets.com.

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