Ireland is a place of rugged, romantic vistas, steeped in ancient lore. It’s a land where shingle shores were carved by giants. Ceilidhs and fleadhs come alive to the sound of fiddles and folk music. Yet there’s more to the Emerald Isle than getting merry on St. Patrick’s Day.
When you journey aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian you’ll be enchanted by the Emerald Isle. The train’s grand interiors echo classic Georgian architecture and the irresistible charm of a Dublin saloon. The signature midnight-blue carriages boast artwork inspired by Ireland’s natural wonders as well as furnishings by some of the country’s finest local artisans.
Elegant private en-suite cabins have a light and airy design, enriched with the warmth of traditional tweed finishes. Each of the 16 twin and four double cabins’ picture windows allows you to admire the unfolding scenery outside. Double cabins can interconnect with twins, an ideal option for families. Take note, too, of the carriage names; each is titled after an Irish county and the cabins within are decorated to match the region’s traditional tartan. Kerry boasts brilliant purples, Down has splashes of orange, bold reds set the tone of Leitrim and cool blues welcome travellers in Waterford.
You’ll see our Celtic Knot symbol in all the small details. Follow it through each carriage and find yourself in the Observation Car, Kildare, where large picture windows frame breathtaking views. Thirsty for a tipple while you’re here? Our barman is on hand, a range of world-class malts and fine-wines at his fingertips. Or perhaps the evening’s entertainment calls for a Guinness while you sway to Irish folk tunes.
Dining on board is a sensation for the senses, with our sublime menus rivalling Dublin’s top venues. Each dish celebrates Ireland’s finest local produce from the regions the train travels through including artisan cheeses and smoked fish; all served with modern flair in the two dining cars. The Georgian-style Sligo and airy Wexford, a light space adorned with Irish tweeds and Celtic motifs.
As the first luxury sleeper train in Ireland, each day brings new experiences for pioneering adventurers. Belmond Grand Hibernian takes just 40 passengers between April and October on unique overnight journeys across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to the country’s green and gallant heart. Two- to six-night journeys encompass ancient castles, unforgettable natural wonders and coastal towns brimming with lyrical spirit. Each depart and arrive back to Dublin Heuston Station.
A two-night trip takes you from Belfast to the port city of Waterford. For a more in-depth look at this beautiful country, a four-night journey traces Ireland’s undulating west coast, taking in Killarney’s serene lakes and the otherworldly beauty of Connemara National Park as well as historic Galway. Or tee off in style with a bespoke golfing tour.
Combine the two-and four- night trip as part of one superlative six-night trip which covers the length and breadth of the enchanting Emerald Isle.
Wherever you go, lifelong memories are guaranteed.