Grand Tour of Ireland - Southbound

Grand Tour of Ireland - Southbound

A six-night luxury journey departing from Dublin

A truly magical Irish jaunt, this Grand Hibernian luxury train journey takes you across Ireland in exceptional elegance for a six-night adventure across the Emerald Isle. During your six days aboard, you will be whisked in pure luxury to destinations including Cork, Galway, Westport, Dublin & Waterford, where you will discover the most spectacular highlights Ireland has to offer. This tour is truly exceptional and comes highly regarded, as well as visiting some of Ireland’s must-see locations, you will also experience unrivalled levels of luxury aboard Ireland’s own Orient Express style train.

All meals are included during your adventure, offering some of the finest cuisine you’ll ever have the privilege of tasting. Compliment your meals with a beverage of your choice as a well-stocked bar comes complimentary as standard, meaning unlimited alcoholic drinks during your voyage. After a day of exploring and tasting the exquisite cuisine served aboard, retire to your very own accommodation complete with en-suite. The details you’ll find in your quarters are nothing short of extraordinary, with polished woods and genuine fabrics, you will sink into a haven of your own as you watch the glorious Irish countryside glide by.

Highlights of this Ireland luxury train journey includes:

  • A 6-night stay aboard the Grand Hibernian luxury locomotive
  • Full-round trip departing from Dublin
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited complimentary alcoholic drinks
  • Private visit to the Jameson Experience tasting at Cork English Market
  • Visits to Hillsborough Castle, the Irish Emigration Museum, Westport House
  • A jaunting ride in Killarney & boat trip in Lough Leane
  • Excursion to a rural Irish farm or the Cliffs of Moher

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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:

Board the Grand Hibernian in Dublin where your journey begins. You are welcomed with a champagne toast in the Observation Car followed by a traditional afternoon tea and the train leisurely winds towards Cork. Once arrived, enjoy a short walking tour of nearby Cobh with a renowned local historian before venturing to the Cobh Heritage Centre. Later, rejoin the train for the first of many exquisite journeys, followed by coffee and liqueurs.

Day 2 – Cork:

Awake in your private luxury cabin and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before choosing one of two activities. Choose a guided walk through the city of Cork and sample Cork delicacies, or choose to head to the world-famous Jameson Distillery for an exclusive tour followed by a tasting. Lunch is served on the train as we travel onwards to Killarney. Enjoy a ride in a traditional jaunting car through the National Park to the beautiful lake by Ross Castle and board the Lily of Killarney boat for a scenic tour. Enjoy some free time exploring the cobbled streets of Killarney before dinner, drinks and entertainment on board.

Day 3 – Limerick:

The morning is your to relax and watch the glorious countryside from Observation Car or your own cabin as you enjoy breakfast. Once arrived in Limerick, immerse yourself in a part of Ireland that most normally never get to see and discover the art, architecture and sculpture of this secret town. The visit concludes with a unique lunch before heading back to the train for dinner.

Day 4 – Westport:

Linger over a leisurely breakfast before arriving in the Georgian town of Westport just before noon. Meet a local guide and be given a tour of this quaint, leafy town. Lunch is served at a local tavern before visiting Westport House, a stately home with rich interiors over 350 years old. Admire the views, take a stroll and perhaps catch a hawk-flying display. After a day spent exploring, it’s time to head back to the train for a gourmet dinner.

Day 5 – Dublin:

The day begins with breakfast before we arrive at Dublin’s docklands for a tour of the Irish Emigration Museum. Return to the train where new passengers are welcomed on board and lunch is served as we head towards Belfast. Here we visit Hilsborough Castle, the official Northern Ireland residence of HM Queen Elizabeth II, where lunch is served in the Drawing Room. Rejoin the train after a glorious day for dinner and drinks.

Day 6 – Kilkenny:

The morning is yours to relax as the train heads towards Waterford. Later that afternoon, explore the historic attractions of Kilkenny such as Butler House nestled in the vibrant city where your guide offers an enticing tour of the Medieval Mile Museum. With any time spare, take a look inside Kilkenny Castle, Canice’s Cathedral or simply stroll the cobbled streets. Later that day it’s time to head back to the Grand Hibernian for your final feast followed by after-dinner entertainment in the Observation Car.

Day 7 – Dublin:

As the train heads back to Dublin, Breakfast is served before your journey concludes.

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Your journey starts here, choose your accommodation and your preferred departure date.
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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American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
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.
Price from (per adult sharing)
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

Reserve your journey

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

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