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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.

Belmond brings together an exceptional range of luxurious travel experiences in some of the world’s greatest destinations. Belmond Grand Hibernian joins our iconic rail collection, among such legends as the Eastern & Oriental Express and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Ireland by Luxury Train

Step aboard to enter a shimmering world of indulgence—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.

Our vacations by rail include a selection of two-, four- and six-night journeys. All depart from Dublin and encompass the highlights of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Explore ancient castles, spot rare wildlife, sample famous whiskies and visit vibrant cities.

Belmond Grand Hibernian Observation Car

The Observation Car brims with the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon. It is the perfect place to mingle with fellow travellers, listen to live musicians and animated storytellers or participate in craft sessions.

Take a seat, with a glass of fine Irish whiskey or a pint of local stout, and watch the enchanting scenery from the many large windows.

Belmond Grand Hibernian Cabins

Rich with an authentic Irish atmosphere, the train’s beautiful cabins mix modern luxury with traditional design to sumptuous effect.

The train offers 16 twin and four double cabins for truly indulgent train ride vacations. All cabins are en-suite, with additional features including a wardrobe, writing desk and chair. Large windows let you admire the verdant landscape as it unfolds.

Befitting one of the most luxurious overnight trains in Europe, the cabins are fresh, light and contemporary yet steeped in heritage. Each carriage is named after an Irish county with cabins decorated to match their county’s traditional tartan.

Kerry boasts sophisticated shades of purple while Down features vibrant splashes of orange. Bold reds set the tone of Leitrim and cool blues welcome travellers in Waterford.

All double cabins can interconnect with twin cabins, making them an ideal option for families travelling together.

The train also offers a cabin suitable for guests with limited mobility, specifically designed to allow wheelchair access into the cabin and en-suite bathroom.

Belmond Grand Hibernian Cabin Layout

Ireland Belmond Grand Hibernian Cabin Layout

Belmond Grand Hibernian Dining

With cuisine rivalling the best restaurants in Dublin, dining aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a true taste sensation.

An experience not to be missed for the seasoned foodie, vacations aboard showcase exceptional and authentically Irish fare.

From wonderful artisan cheeses and superb smoked fish to the freshest seasonal vegetables, the onboard menus feature the finest ingredients from the regions the train travels through.

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

  • Sligo Restaurant Car - Sligo is an elegant restaurant car arranged in tables of four, with sleek silver accents and chrome finishes. It is softened by Waterford crystal vases, relaxed greys and warm woods to give a contemporary Georgian feel.
  • Wexford Restaurant Car - Wexford is a light-filled space, enhanced with Irish tweeds and celtic motifs. Seating guests at tables of six, it’s the perfect place to trade stories with your fellow travellers while savouring the cuisine.

Belmond Grand Hibernian Journeys

With three fascinating journeys, our train trips from Dublin capture both the enchanting heritage and vibrant modernity of Ireland.

For those seeking a unique way to experience Ireland, rail vacations aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian are sure to deliver. The train offers two-, four- and six-night journeys, all beginning and ending in Dublin. Each includes daily meals, drinks, excursions and guides.

  • Realm of Giants - 3 Days / 2 Nights, from US$4,100 per person

    From the buzz of Belfast to the mystifying Giant’s Causeway, explore the highlights of Northern Ireland. Tours from Dublin aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian are sure to capture your imagination.

    Settle in to your elegant private cabin and anticipate an unforgettable journey. Each day brings a new adventure, with highlights including inspiring destinations, world-class cuisine and traditional entertainment as evening falls.

  • Legends and Loughs - 5 Days / 4 Nights, from US$7,070 per person

    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.

  • Grand Tour of Ireland - 7 Days / 6 Nights, from US$10,053 per person

    Ancient legends, inspiring natural beauty and vibrant cities—see the highlights of this beautiful country with a complete journey through Ireland. Tours from Dublin on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train are sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

    Let yourself be captivated by the charms of the Emerald Isle as you journey in peerless luxury. Anticipate a journey accentuated by magical encounters, world-class cuisine and exceptional service.

Grand Hibernianthe first luxury overnight rail experience of its kind in Ireland.