Gardens & Gallops of Unseen Ireland

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Gardens & Gallops of Unseen Ireland

A four-night luxury journey departing from Dublin

An exclusive look at some of Ireland’s most glorious gardens & estates with this luxury train journey aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury locomotive. Spend four days aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains as you glide through the beautiful Irish countryside, making your way to some of Ireland’s most spectacular locations. Depart from Dublin on a thrilling journey that takes you to magnificent private homes and gardens as you head to Waterford, Killarney and Gort before finally returning back to Dublin. A truly exceptional journey that takes you to some of the most sublime estates and gardens Ireland has to offer.

Step aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian and you will instantly be transported to an era of unrivalled luxury. With exquisite detailing in every carriage, from the authentic woods to the luxurious fabrics, the Grand Hibernian is the perfect environment for indulging in pure opulence. Expect nothing but the very best aboard, where you will feast on multiple courses of fine cuisine, complimented with any beverage you desire from the well-stocked bar. After a day’s tour and a relaxing evening, unwind in your very own private quarters, complete with en suite and more luxurious finishes.

Highlights of this Irish luxury train journey include:

  • Four nights aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury train
  • Expert-led tours of private gardens & estates
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited complimentary alcoholic beverages
  • Traditional entertainment on board

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The Belmond Grand Hibernian at a glance

Journeys through the UK
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Sleeper Train
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Cabins
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10 luxurious carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars

Itinerary:


Day 1 – Dublin:

Board the Grand Hibernian at Dublin Heuston Station where you are welcomed with your first lunch aboard. After some time relaxing on board, you disembark mid-afternoon for a visit to Fruitlawn, the private home of Arthur Shackleton, a famous Irish garden designer. Explore the enchanting garden with Arthur himself and discover the treasures and enchantments that lie within. Enjoy drinks in his home before rejoining the train. Later that evening, a delightful dinner is served followed by live Celtic entertainment in the Observation Car. That night, the train is stabled in Charleville.

Day 2 – Waterford:

After an exquisite breakfast, you arrive in Waterford where you are given an exclusive visit to the 19th century Salterbridge House. The owners welcome you with coffee before you are free to explore the exceptional five-acre gardens. After a short drive to Tourin House & Gardens, the home of the Jameson family or Irish whiskey, you are met by three Jameson sisters who share their knowledge of whiskey as well as gardening. Enjoy lunch with the sisters themselves before taking a tour of their beautiful grounds housing rare plants and trees. Returning to Cork early evening, you are given access to the Jameson Distillery where you learn how the whiskeys are made before enjoying a tasting. Return to the train for another exquisite dinner before musical entertainment from local musicians.

Day 3 – Killarney:

Today you take a short drive to Howardstown Racing Yard  in County Limerick wbhere you will be met by legendary cross-country rider Enda Bolger. In her presence, you will hosted to his celebrated gallops to watch the horses in action as they work at the fences. Enjoy a drink with the trainer himself and learn about his life before a quick visit to Kilmallock Abbey. Rejoin the train at Mallow and over lunch journey towards Killarney. Here you will visit the wonderful Muckross estate where you will explore the arboretum, water gardens and blooming shrubs as well as everything else the beautiful grounds have to offer. Re-boarding the train later that day, you will be treated to an exquisite dinner.

Day 4 – Gort:

After a drive across the rocky terrain of Burren, you arrive at the Caher Bridge Garden, an award-winning gardner’s paradise. Join Carl Wright, owner of this glorious garden, for a tour of this beautiful landscape with it’s tamed wilderness and ponds. Lunch is served at the Monks restaurant overlooking the edge of the ocean in Ballyvaughan where you will savor some authentic Irish cuisine. Your final visit it to Woodville Walled Garden located in Galway. A floral oasis with beautiful plants and trees, you enjoy a tour before farewell drinks and canapes before returning to the train for your final delicious dinner.

Day 5 – Dublin:

The final morning, the train makes its way back to Dublin. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing at Dublin Heuston Station where your journey concludes.

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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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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 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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