Belmond Grand Hibernian – Legends & Loughs

Down Cabin, Grand Hibernian Train - © JPA Design London
Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Dublin - © William Murphy via Flickr
Phoenix Park - © Tobias Abel via Flickr
St Paul's Church, Dublin - © Giuseppe Milo via Flickr
Sunset, Dublin - © Giuseppe Milo via Flickr
The Liffey River, Dublin - © Giuseppe Milo via Flickr
Fermanagh Cabin, Grand Hibernian Train - © JPA Design London
A view across the Corrib of Galway University and Galway Cathedral - © Eoin Gardiner via Flickr
Menlo Castle, Galway - © Eoin Gardiner via Flickr
Salmon Weir Area, Galway - © William Murphy via Flickr
Observation Car, Grand Hibernian Train - © JPA Design London
Wexford Dining Car, Grand Hibernian Train - © JPA Design London

Holiday Highlights

  • Travel on the Grand Hibernian
  • Exceptional cuisine
  • A range of excursions such as fishing and clay pigeon shooting
  • Visit to the Lakes of Killarney
  • Optional excursion to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • On board entertainment
  • 5 Days from £5,040pp
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Tour Dates:
Tuesday 13 June to Saturday 17 June 2017, Tuesday 20 June to Saturday 24 June 2017 and Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 1 July 2017

Experience the ultimate in Irish holidays and uncover the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian train. Let yourself be taken by the spirit of adventure. Visit thrilling destinations as the train crosses through postcard-perfect scenery. Dine on lovingly prepared cuisine, enriched by the finest regional ingredients, while traditional local entertainment aboard brings each memorable day to a close.

To see a glimpse of what you can expect click here.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Dublin to Cork

Depart from Dublin in the early afternoon and travel to Cork, enjoying afternoon tea en-route. Arrive in Cork in the early evening and transfer to the Jameson Experience for a private tour. Learn about the history of the whiskey-making process before a tasting session. Re-join the train for a spectacular dinner as it continues to Charleville for the night.

Day 2 – Blarney Castle and Gardens, Lough Leane and Limerick

After breakfast, head off for a private tour of Blarney Castle and Gardens, home to the fabled Blarney Stone. Return to Cork for an optional visit to the English Market, a spectacular culinary enclave selling the best local ingredients. After lunch, continue to the Lakes of Killarney. A tour by traditional jaunting car, or pony and trap, is followed by a boating excursion on Lough Leane and the option to fish for trout and salmon. Back on board, dinner is served as the train journeys towards Tralee then back to Limerick Junction for the night.

Day 3 – Galway, Guinness and Oysters

Enjoy breakfast as the train heads north towards Galway, where you will alight for a city tour. Take the opportunity to visit one of the many local craft centres. Lunch will be served at a local pub, accompanied by live music, Guinness and oysters. An optional excursion to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher will also be available during the day. Head back on board for dinner as the train continues on to Athlone where it will stable for the night.

Day 4 – Ashford Castle and Conemmara National Park

Relax as the train winds through the countryside towards Westport. Alight for a transfer to Ashford Castle, where clay pigeon shooting, falconry and archery are on offer in the hotel’s grounds. Depart from the castle and head through the otherworldly Connemara National Park, stopping en-route for a traditional sheepdog trial. Re-join the train and savour a farewell gala dinner.

Day 5 – Homeward Bound

The train makes its final journey back to Dublin, where you will disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Price Includes

  • All excursions
  • All meals as specified
  • 4 nights’ accommodation on board the Grand Hibernian

Price per person

From £5,040 per person

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