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Belmond Grand Hibernian Offers

NOTE: Offers are subject to availability and may be removed at any time; they cannot be combined; new bookings only; ask for group rates, 12 or more.

- Complimentary transfer Dublin Heuston Station to Westbury Hotel; this is a transfer shared with other Grand Hibernian guests. On departure - transfer is included, after check-in at the Westbury Hotel. Post journeys: transfer from Dublin Station to the Westbury for train arrivals on Saturday/Monday.

The train operator uses dynamic pricing for the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Thanks to Club discount, we can give Members the lowest possible price when confirming a reservation by deposit or full payment.

Only one offer plus Member discount per booking. Prices shown are 'from' prices without Club discount.

Members of the Club receive discounts. Free to join by applying at the top of the page.

Belmond Grand Hibernian

Now is Ireland’s time, a Celtic awakening in the modern era. What better way to imbibe the very essence of the Emerald Isle than by travelling on the Belmond Grand Hibernian?

About The Belmond Grand Hibernian

The only luxury train in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian roams the Irish countryside, tracks dramatic coasts and visits the fascinating cities that have created the very idea of this entrancing land. The train is as Irish as the Belmond Royal Scotsman is Scottish and embraces the essence of the Country House weekend. Choose from a selection of two-, four- and six-night journeys. Visit Dublin, Belfast and Cork while enjoying riveting daily excursions, from historic estates and world-class golf courses to the famous haunts of legendary writers, musicians and artists.

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Accommodation

The traditional elements of Ireland are reflected in the Belmond Grand Hibernian, with an Observation car, two dining rooms and comfortable cabins.

Belmond Grand Hibernian Suite Plans

The luxurious sleeper train has accommodation for just 40 guests, travelling in 20 elegant, en-suite cabins. Featuring four interconnecting suites, the Grand Hibernian is ideal for families, multi-generational holidays or perhaps a voyage to discover Irish roots. Each comfortable cabin has an en-suite bathroom complete with shower, basin, WC, hairdryer, toiletries etc. The cabins are not air conditioned - they have ceiling fans and windows that open.

Observation Car

The Belmond Grand Hibernian Observation Bar Car brims with the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon whilst affording one fantastic views of the passing landscapes from the picture windows. Here one can relax and read; take afternoon tea; indulge in canapés with pre dinner drinks; enjoy Irish entertainment. The Observation Car is air-conditioned.

Dining

With cuisine rivalling the best restaurants in Dublin, dining aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a true taste sensation of Irish fare. The two restaurant cars (Sligo and Wexford) are dressed in Irish tweeds, celtic motifs and Waterford crystal.

From artisan cheeses and superb smoked fish to the freshest seasonal vegetables, the on-board menus feature the finest ingredients from the regions through which the train travels. Excellent wines are chosen to pair with the menus.

The chef and his team serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners in two air-conditioned dining carriages named after Irish counties. The dining cars are air-conditioned.

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Itineraries 2020

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Taste of Ireland

3 days / 2 nights

This Belmond Grand Hibernian tour provides a glimpse of the island of Ireland with its stately Georgian mansion to cobbled towns. Highlights include inspiring destinations, world-class cuisine and traditional entertainment as evening falls.

Day 1. Depart from Dublin Heuston Station at midday. Lunch is served on board as the train travels north through the green Irish countryside. On arrival in Belfast one is taken to Hillsborough Castle, the official Northern Ireland residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This majestic Georgian mansion features elegant State Rooms and glorious gardens. Refreshments are served in the Drawing Room. Rejoin the train for dinner as it continues to Dundalk for the night.

Day 2. Enjoy a leisurely light breakfast followed later by brunch as the beautiful countryside passes by. Arriving at the historic Viking port of Waterford, one disembarks to visit ancient Kilkenny with its Medieval Mile Museum, have a tour of Butler House (the Georgian Dower House of Kilkenny Castle) with afternoon tea and, time permitting, a go round Kilkenny Castle/stroll the cobbled alleyways of Kilkenny/visit the Black Abbey. A sumptuous dinner on board is complemented by a traditional music performance in the Observation Car.

Day 3. Enjoy your last breakfast aboard as the Belmond Grand Hibernian returns to Dublin, for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020

2020: April 25. May 2,9,23. June 6,13,20. July 4,18,25. August 8,22,29. September 5,12,19. October 3,10,17

From €3,300 per person. € single price on application.


Legends and Loughs

5 days / 4 nights

Experience the ultimate in Irish holidays and uncover the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle. Visit thrilling destinations as the Belmond Grand Hibernian crosses through postcard-perfect scenery. Dine on delicious cuisine, enriched by the finest regional ingredients. Be entertained by traditional local entertainment, bringing each memorable day to a close.

Day 1. Depart from Dublin in the early afternoon, enjoying an afternoon tea whilst travelling to Cork. Arrive in Cork in the early evening and disembark for a short guided walking tour of Cobh with a visit to the Heritage Centre. The seaport was the departure point for 2.5 million Irish who emigrated to North America between 1848/1950. Rejoin the train for a delicious dinner as it continues to Charleville for the night.

Day 2. During breakfast the Belmond Grand Hibernian returns to Cork where you have options to visit the Jameson whiskey Distillery or have a walking tour of the vibrant riverside city of Cork with its English Market, a spectacular culinary enclave selling the best local ingredients. As lunch is served, the train continues to the Lakes of Killarney. A tour by traditional jaunting car (pony and trap) through the Killarney National Park is followed by a boating excursion on Lough Leane. There is time after to wander along the cobbled lanes of Killarney before joining the train for dinner and entertainment.

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Day 3. Spend a relaxing morning admiring the ever-changing scenery through your windows. After brunch, we arrive in Galway, on the west coast, where you have a choice of three itineraries.

Option 1: Drive into the hills to visit a traditional farm and watch an exciting sheepdog display. Enjoy afternoon tea before continuing to medieval Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay. Return to Galway and have a look around the town.

Option 2: Escape to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean. Absorb the inspiring views, including the Aran Islands and Twelve Bens Mountains in the distance. Learn more about the area’s geology and wildlife in the grass-roofed Visitor Centre.

Option 3: Step out on a walking tour of Galway with a knowledgeable guide, then enjoy time exploring the city independently. Discover the Latin Quarter, 18th-century Eyre Square, eclectic shops and traditional pubs.

Day 4. Relax as the Belmond Grand Hibernian winds through the countryside towards Westport. Alight for a transfer to the National Museum of Ireland, giving an insight into the rural Irish lifestyle. Lunch in a local tavern before visiting Westport House and then time to explore Westport's Georgian town centre. Rejoin the train for pre-dinner cocktails, canapés and the farewell gala dinner.

Day 5. The train makes its final journey back to Dublin, for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020

2020: April 21,28. May 5,12,19,26. June 2,9,16,30. July 7,14,21,28. August 4,11,18,25. September 1,8,15,26,29. October 6,13

From €4,800 per person. € single price on application.


Gardens and Gallops of Unseen Ireland

5 days/4 nights

This journey takes you into magnificent private homes and estates to meet gardening gurus, siblings of a whiskey dynasty and a legendary horse trainer. This richly packed tour through the Emerald Isle allows one to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours with owners and experts alike.

Leading the tour are Patsy Floyd and Heather Osborne. Patsy is a photographer, who lived and worked in Ireland for the first 28 years of her life. She has led many garden tours for Belmond Royal Scotsman. Heather has lived most of her life in Ireland and no one knows their way around or the people better. As well as being an enthusiastic gardener, she has ridden out for various trainers and even won a race in Leopardstown.

Day 1: Dublin - Portlaoise - Charleville. Board Belmond Grand Hibernian at Dublin Heuston Station and luncheon as the train weaves its way towards Portlaoise, in County Laois.

Disembark mid-afternoon for a visit to Fruitlawn, the private home and garden of Arthur Shackleton, one of Ireland’s top garden designers. In his company, explore the enchanting walled garden and discover the treasures within its formal layout, from a hornbeam tunnel and vibrant perennial borders to a vegetable plot nurturing unusual varieties. Enjoy relaxed drinks in his home before leaving to rejoin the train for a sumptuous dinner, followed by lively Celtic entertainment in the Observation Car. The train stables overnight in Charleville.

Day 2: Charleville - Cork - Charleville. After breakfast, alight in Cork for a drive through the picturesque countryside to the village of Cappoquin, in County Waterford. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the 19th-century Salterbridge House, gloriously located overlooking the Blackwater River. The owners, Philip and Susie Wingfield, welcome you in for coffee before you step outside to admire the stunning five-acre gardens, including magnificent Irish yews, magnolias and massed hydrangeas.

Cross the river to Tourin House & Gardens, home to the Jameson family of Irish whiskey fame. Three sisters – Kristin, Andrea and Tara – direct descendants of distillery founder John Jameson, live in the handsome Italianate-style villa. As well as inheriting a deep knowledge of whiskey, the sisters have a love of gardening inspired by their Norwegian mother, who planted many of the rare trees, shrubs and flowers that have made Tourin’s gardens famous. Lunch with the sisters before taking a tour of the grounds. You then return to Cork in the early evening and visit the Jameson Distillery. Learn how the popular blended whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting before rejoining the train and travelling to Charleville for the night. Relax over dinner before tapping your toes to entertainment from local musicians.

Day 3: Charleville – Mallow - Killarney. Today takes an equestrian turn as you leave the train at Charleville for a short drive to Howardstown Racing Yard, in County Limerick. Your host is legendary cross-country rider Enda Bolger, now a master trainer with a raft of wins at Cheltenham and Punchestown. Head to the gallops to watch the horses in action as they work at the fences. Afterwards, enjoy a drink and time to chat to the charismatic trainer.

If time allows, you can stop to visit Kilmallock Abbey, a ruined Dominican priory on the north bank of the River Loobagh. Note the beautifully carved vaults and cloisters, still in superb condition.

Rejoin the train at Mallow and luncheon as we journey towards Killarney in County Kerry. Alight to visit the spectacular Muckross estate, riding in a traditional jaunting car to explore the splendid arboretum, water gardens and blooming shrubs overlooking the mirror-perfect lake. Before reboarding the train for dinner, take time to explore the vibrant town. Stroll down pretty streets lined with colourful shops and houses, admire the stained-glass windows in St Mary’s Cathedral or try a local ale in a welcoming pub.

Day 4: Killarney – Gort - Athlone. Alight in Ennis, the county town of County Clare, for a drive across the rocky, lunar-like terrain of the Burren. Arrive at Caher Bridge Garden, a plantsman’s paradise, created against all odds on the area’s unforgiving limestone rock. The miraculous garden is the labour of love of Carl Wright, who transformed a swathe of hazel covered land into a warren of individual spaces with stone walls, tranquil ponds and meandering pathways. Join him to discover how he tamed the wilderness while ensuring his garden blended into the landscape. Look through the moongate – perhaps the most iconic feature of the garden – to see the old bridge over the River Caher perfectly framed.

Lunch at Monks restaurant, set on the edge of the ocean in Ballyvaughan, is the perfect stop for authentic Irish fare.

Your final experience is at Woodville Walled Garden, located on a working farm in County Galway. This floral oasis was the restoration project of owner Margarita Donohue, assisted by head gardener Marie. Flourishing herbaceous flower beds, fragrant roses, heritage fruit trees and a historic dovecote encircle a central fountain. Enjoy a farewell drink and canapés featuring local delicacies in the stable yard. Return to the train in Gort for a final delicious dinner and live entertainment to celebrate the end of your adventure. The train stables overnight in Athlone.

Day 5: Athlone – Dublin. As the train wends its way back east, linger over a final leisurely breakfast before alighting at Dublin Heuston Station.

Dates and Prices 2020

2020: July 7-11

From €5,800 per person. € single price on application.


Grand Tour of Ireland

7 days / 6 nights - Southbound

Northbound - please contact us for details

Ancient legends, inspiring natural beauty and vibrant cities—see the highlights of this beautiful country with a complete journey through Ireland. Let yourself be captivated by the charms of the Emerald Isle as you journey in peerless luxury. This tour runs Southbound and Northbound itineraries.

Southbound

Depart Dublin Heuston 14:25hrs, returning Dublin 10:05hrs

Day 1. Dublin. Depart from Dublin in the early afternoon, enjoying an afternoon tea whilst travelling to Cork. Arrive in Cork in the early evening and disembark for a short guided walking tour of Cobh with a visit to the Heritage Centre. The seaport was the departure point for 2.5 million Irish who emigrated to North America between 1848/1950. It is also famed for being Titanic's final port of call. Rejoin the train for a delicious dinner as it continues to Charleville for the night.

Day 2. Cork. After a leisurely breakfast, choose one of two morning activities in Cork.

Option 1: A guided walking tour of the riverside city of Cork, finishing at the bustling English Market for a sampling of Cork delicacies.

Option 2: Visit the world-famous Jameson Distillery in Midleton for an exclusive tour and a tasting of a rare whiskey.

Return to the train for lunch as we travel to Killarney on the shores of Lough Leane. Alight for a ride in a traditional jaunting car through the National Park to the beautiful lake by Ross Castle. Board the Lily of Killarney boat for a scenic voyage.

Take advantage of a little free time to explore the quaint cobbled streets of Killarney. Round off a perfect day with drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 3. Galway. Spend a relaxing morning on board Belmond Grand Hibernian, soaking up the ever-changing scenery. After brunch, disembark in Galway and choose from three ways to spend the afternoon.

Option 1: Visit a traditional farm and watch an impressive sheepdog demonstration, before continuing to the picturesque Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay. Return to Galway for a stroll around the town.

Option 2: Escape to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean. Absorb the inspiring views, including the Aran Islands and Twelve Bens Mountains in the distance. Learn more about the area’s geology and wildlife in the grass-roofed Visitor Centre.

Option 3: Step out on a walking tour of Galway with a knowledgeable guide, then enjoy time exploring the city independently. Discover the Latin Quarter, 18th-century Eyre Square, eclectic shops and traditional pubs.

Rejoin the train for dinner as it makes its way towards Athlone.

Day 3. Enjoy a light breakfast followed by brunch as the train heads north towards Galway, where you will alight for either a city tour or visit a sheep farm to watch a sheepdog demonstration, with an afternoon tea and a visit to Dunguaire Castle or visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Dinner is served as the train continues on to Athlone where it will stable for the night.

Day 4. Relax as the train winds through the countryside towards Westport. Alight for a transfer to the National Museum of Ireland, giving an insight into the rural Irish lifestyle. Lunch in a local tavern before visiting Westport House and then time to explore Westport's Georgian town centre. Rejoin the train for pre-dinner cocktails, canapés and the farewell gala dinner.

Day 5. A leisurely breakfast is served as the train travels to Dublin. Alight for a guided tour of EPIC - the Irish Emigration Museum, prior opening to the public. Back on the train for champagne then lunch as the train travels north to Belfast. On arrival in Belfast one is taken to Hillsborough Castle, the official Northern Ireland residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This majestic Georgian mansion features elegant State Rooms and glorious gardens. Refreshments are served in the Drawing Room. Rejoin the train for dinner as it continues to Dundalk for the night.

Day 6. Enjoy a leisurely light breakfast followed later by brunch as the beautiful countryside passes by. Arriving at the historic Viking port of Waterford, one disembarks to visit ancient Kilkenny with its Medieval Mile Museum, have a tour of Butler House (the Georgian Dower House of Kilkenny Castle) with afternoon tea and, time permitting, a go round Kilkenny Castle/stroll the cobbled alleyways of Kilkenny/visit the Black Abbey. A sumptuous dinner on board is complemented by a traditional music performance in the Observation Car.

Day 7. Dublin. Breakfast is served as the Belmond Grand Hibernian continues to Dublin, its final destination. Disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020

Southbound

2020: April 14,28. May 5,19. June 2,16. July 14,21. August 4,18,25. September 1,15,29. October 6

From €8,100 per person. € single price on application.


Dates and Prices 2020

Northbound

2020: April 1. May 2,5,23. June 6,20. July 18,25. August 8,22,29. September 5,19. October 3,10

From €8,100 per person. € single price on application.


Golf Tours

Belmond Grand Hibernian Luxury Train Club Golf

Two-night Golf Tour

3 days/2 nights: Dublin - Belfast - Coleraine - Dundalk.

Royal Portrush Golf Club, an Open Championship venue.

Four-night Golf Tour

5 days/4 nights: Dublin - Cork - Killarney - Galway - Westport - Dublin.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

The club is nestled within Irelands largest National Park on the shores of Lough Leane with stunning vistas of the highest mountain range in the country – the McGillicuddy Reeks.

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch has had outstanding designers from its inception through to modern times; Old Tom Morris, Alister MacKenzie and Martin Hawtree.

Westport Golf Club

Westport is a premier championship-standard parkland course with fantastic views from its elevated position above Clew Bay in in County Mayo. Designed by renowned British golf architects Fred Hawtree & Sons

Please contact us for more details.


Train Hire

Belmond Grand Hibernian Train Chartering - hire the train

Belmond Grand Hibernian charter

Charter or hire the Belmond Grand Hibernian from the Luxury Train Club. Our parent company Train Chartering has nearly 20 years' experience in the hiring of private trains.

The Belmond Grand Hibernian can travel over much of the Irish rail network, subject to rail authority permission. There is a variety of entertainers available for on-board performances, such as musicians, magicians, murder mystery or music hall.

Charter the train for a multi-day journey, or hire the Grand Hibernian for a day, promotions, press launches, private dinners, a board meeting; there are many reasons to find a venue without the normal gold-painted chairs and disinterested service.

Client Review (For Belmond British Pullman)

"The event was a great success and we only had very positive feedback from our Swiss partners and UK guests. They all loved the train, the high quality of the food and the exceptional service. The musicians were a great touch - thank you so much for thinking of it. It made the whole event - you were quite right. The two actors also added an element of fun to the proceedings. All in all, an outstanding event which has set the bar for us very high for the future. Thank you also for your kindness and professionalism - it was a pleasure doing business with you."

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The Ticket to Ride luxury train gift voucher is valid for full or part payment on any of the Club's trains, anywhere in the world, for one or more people; an unusual and welcome present.

Buy now, personalize and print or email. The luxury train gift voucher is valid for one year and can be for any value from USD $250 or GBP £150 or EUR €185. Travel must be booked through the Club.

A Ticket To Ride is great for saying 'thank you', anniversaries or birthdays, towards honeymoons or family travel to discover Irish roots, wedding lists or for a joint gift.

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General Information

Included: accommodation on the train, meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, visits, entertainment and all applicable taxes All drinks are included except for the most expensive.

Not included: insurance, gratuities, souvenirs.

Prices: prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin compartment. Dynamic pricing is used.

Single price is based on a twin bed cabin for single occupancy, limited availability. Double bed cabins are not available for single use.

Bed Sizes Twin Bed Suites have two options: Option 1 - both beds 188 cms long x 74 cms wide (6 ft 2 ins x 2ft 5 ins); Option 2 - Bed 1: 202 cms x 74 cms (6 ft 8 ins x 2 ft 5 ins), Bed 2: 188 cms x 74 cms (6 ft 2 ins x 2ft 5 ins). Double Bed Suites: 202 cms x 130 cms (6 ft 8 ins x 4 ft 3 ins).

Times: all timings and itineraries shown on this website are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents. Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey.

Dress Code: There is no formal dress code on board Belmond Grand Hibernian. During the day, while relaxing aboard the train and on excursions - comfortable clothing. Low-heeled, soft- soled shoes are especially important for comfort during walking visits. Irish weather is unpredictable, rain can be expected in any season, and so pack with this in mind.

Luggage: cabins have limited space, therefore recommend each guest travels with one suitcase and one carry-on bag.Twin/double cabins have luggage storage space under each bed that is 26inx33inx11in. If guests have a lot of excess luggage they should store this at their hotel as the space onboard the train is limited. Excess baggage can be stored elsewhere on the train, but you won’t have access to it.

Electrics: electrical outlets are in all cabins. Electricity in the UK runs on 220/240 volts. You may wish to bring an adaptor for electrical appliances.

Passport and Visas: if you are not a UK citizen, you must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond the duration of your journey. Depending on which country issues your passport, you may need a visa for entry into the UK. Please check with your travel agent or government agency before travelling to the UK.

Offers: Belmond Offers may be removed at any time without notice; subject to availability; offers cannot be combined and are only valid for new bookings; complimentary hotel accommodation offer is based on double occupancy. Single travellers please contact our reservations offices for availability.

Unforeseen events/changes: itineraries, routes and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.


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