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Legends & Loughs with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,559

Explore Ireland in style with this luxurious train journey to the nation’s most popular cities. Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, you’ll spend a few days in Dublin before venturing across the country to see Cork, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.


This 9-day Irish vacation whisks you across the Emerald Isle aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian. With gorgeous accommodations and classical style, this train journey is a pampering showcase of the most popular cities in Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, Killarney, and Galway. It’s perfect for upscale travellers wanting to experience the best of Ireland.

Your rail journey across Ireland begins in the capital, Dublin, which is one of the friendliest cities you’re likely to visit in your travels. In the past, Dublin was considered the loveliest city in Europe and while its stately Georgian architecture has begun to show its age, the city hasn’t lost any of its charm. Staying in a 5-star hotel, you’ll have a full day to explore the city’s many wonders. Take advantage of the Dublin Pass to travel across the city aboard the hop-on hop-off bus service and gain fast track entry to some of the most popular attractions, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College Library, and the Guinness Storehouse, where you can learn about the world’s most famous stout and enjoy a pint while you’re at it.

In Dublin, you’ll board the Belmond Grand Hibernian, your luxury home for the next four nights. Catering to a maximum of 40 guests, the Belmond Grand Hibernian has private en-suite cabins with luxurious amenities and gorgeous railcars that combine tradition with cutting-edge technology. While aboard, you’ll dine on gourmet cuisine in one of two dining cars and gaze out upon the green landscape of Ireland. The first stop on your journey is Cork, where you’ll enjoy an afternoon Irish tea, before arriving in Midlton to tour the Jameson Experience and enjoy a dram of the famous whisky. Another day, you’ll see Blarney Castle and have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab, ride a jaunting car through Killarney National Park, and take a boat trip around the islands of Lough Leane.

Turn north and pass the striking Cliffs of Moher before reaching Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast. Enjoy a walking tour of the city centre and spot historical landmarks like the 14th-century St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church and the pubs and shops of 18th-century Eyre Square. Reach Westport and head for a scenic drive to Ashford Castle, where you can watch a falconry display and explore the castle grounds. You’ll then return to Dublin where you’ll have one more day to explore the city and enjoy its one-of-a-kind culture of music, food, and fellowship.

At the end of your stay, head to the airport to connect back home.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,559

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Day 1

Private Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

The Westbury Hotel

Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Westbury Hotel

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    The Westbury Hotel



    Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

    Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Boardrooms
    • Ironing Service
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Parking
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Dublin Pass

The Dublin Pass is a must have when visiting Dublin!The Dublin Pass is a sightseeing city card which allows visitors to experience everything Dublin has to offer whilst saving both time and money. Free entry to over 25 of Dublin's most popular attractions, sights and landmarks. Free Hop on Hop off Bus Tour to discover Dublin's top attractions and landmarks with a 24hr ticket. Discounts and exclusive offers at 20 extra venues, only available to Dublin Pass holders. Fast Track Entry at selected top Dublin attractions to skip the queues. Free guidebook to help plan your sightseeing adventure and guide your around the city. Airport transfer included for free with the pass.

Duration10 Hours
Day 3

Dublin - Cork - Charleville

Board Belmond Grand Hibernian at Dublin Heuston Station in the early afternoon. Indulge in a sumptuous Irish afternoon tea as the train weaves its way through lush landscapes to Cork, a former European Capital of Culture. Arriving at The Jameson Experience in Midleton, a resident expert accompanies you on an early evening tour of the distillery, where you enjoy highlights such as the world's largest pot still and a nip or two. Rejoin the train for a leisurely dinner before making your way to the Observation Car for lively entertainment.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Belmond Grand Hibernian

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    Belmond Grand Hibernian



    The first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian traverses the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating land. Step aboard to enter a shimmering world of indulgent - contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin's architecture, fine cuisine ...

    The first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian traverses the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating land. Step aboard to enter a shimmering world of indulgent - contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin's architecture, fine cuisine enhanced with local delicacies and an ever-changing backdrop of Ireland's celebrated landscapes. Belmond Grand Hibernian boasts accommodation for up to 40 guests in elegant, private en-suite cabins. Design draws inspiration from Dublin's classic Georgian architecture, blended with elements of ancient folklore and tradition. The result proudly reflects the country's cultural heritage with an indulgent, contemporary twist.

    Facilities

    • 2 Dining Cars
    • Deluxe Accommodation
    • Observation Car

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Day 4

Charleville - Cork - Killarney - Charleville

Breakfast is served as the train travels south for a visit to Blarney Castle, home to the legendary Blarney Stone. Enjoy a private tour and an opportunity to kiss the stone in time-honoured style. Morning coffee is enjoyed in a private location within the magnificent grounds.

Lunch is served as the train continues west, through emerald hills, towards Killarney on the shores of Lough Leane. A fun ride in a traditional jaunting car (pony and trap) takes you through the beautiful national park to scenic Ross Castle, where you enjoy a boat trip around the islands of the lake. After a delicious dinner on the train, local musicians will surely inspire you to leap to your feet for some traditional ''ceili'' dancing!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Charleville - Galway - Athlone

Savour a leisurely morning on board as the train travels north towards Galway. Alternatively, disembark after breakfast for an optional excursion to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, towering over the Atlantic waves.

On arrival in Galway, a lunch of local specialities is served in one of the city's convivial restaurants. Afterwards, you have the option to join a walking tour of the charming centre with its medieval lanes, riverside cathedral and Spanish Arch, or to explore independently at leisure. Returning to the train, dinner is served as you bid farewell to Galway and Ireland's dramatic west coast. The train stops overnight in Athlone.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Athlone - Westport - Roscommon

Breakfast is served en route to the leafy Georgian town of Westport. Disembark for a scenic drive through County Mayo towards Ashford Castle, in the atmospheric heart of Connemara National Park. Following lunch at the castle, a private falconry display demonstrates the prowess of majestic hawks and a guided walk takes in the estate's breathtaking grounds. Rejoin the train at Westport in perfect time for pre-dinner drinks.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Roscommon - Dublin

Breakfast is served on the final leg of your journey as you return to Dublin and bid farewell to Belmond Grand Hibernian.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8

Dublin Heuston Train Station to Dublin Central Hotels

Duration0 Minutes

The Westbury Hotel

Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The Westbury Hotel

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    The Westbury Hotel



    Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

    Designed to the highest standards, The Westbury hotel's 178 Guest Rooms and 27 Suites are furnished with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, soft mohair-covered George Smith chairs and sumptuous silk blackout curtains.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Boardrooms
    • Ironing Service
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Parking
    • Room Service

    More Details

Day 9

Taxi Dublin City Hotel to Dublin Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Sundays from April to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights accommodations in Dublin
  • Food and drinks as per itinerary
  • All soft and alcoholic beverages on board the train
  • Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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14 Apr 2019
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