Belmond Grand Hibernian, one Of IIBN's Global Sponsors, is Ireland’s first luxury touring train, taking travel in this beautiful country to new heights.
Accommodating just 40 passengers in 20 cabins, each named after an Irish county, the train offers guests an intimate experience exploring ancient castles and spotting rare wildlife, with onboard entertainment and ample opportunities to make new friends.
Designed with a strong Irish flavour, the train’s interiors are fresh, light and contemporary — mixing romance and heritage with a breath of Irish air.
The two air-conditioned dining carriages — Sligo, an elegant restaurant with a contemporary Georgian feel, and Wexford, a light-filled space enhanced with Irish motifs and tweed fabrics. From wonderful artisan cheeses and superb smoked fish to smooth Irish whiskeys, the onboard menus give guests an authentic taste of Ireland.
Combining the warm atmosphere and elegance of a Dublin saloon, the Observation Car, Kildare, is the focal point for making new friends and listening to music, while gazing out of the large windows at the views. Naturally, it will also be the place to taste the country’s finest whiskeys or a pint of Guinness.
Some days will begin early with a visit to a local sight or an invigorating round of golf. However action-packed the itinerary, you can be sure of restful sleep as the train stops to stable each night.