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Belmond Grand Hibernian - Grand Tour of Ireland

Experience the best of Ireland on this comprehensive journey throughout the Emerald Isle aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian on the ultimate itinerary, travelling the length and breadth of Ireland. Visit legendary cities, castles and sights to immerse you in Irish culture and history.


Cities Covered Dublin ,  Cork

Embark on your trip in the early afternoon in Dublin. Board your luxury train and enjoy afternoon tea while it travels to Cork. Relax in your luxurious cabin watching the incredible greenery of Ireland roll by, or spend time in the Observation Car mingling with other passengers. In Cork, learn about the history of Irish whiskey during a private tour at the Jameson Experience. You will also have the opportunity for a whiskey tasting. In the evening, board your train and enjoy dinner as it continues on to Charleville where it will stable for the night, promising a comfortable night's rest.

Cities Covered Cork

Today, take a private journey of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Here you can kiss the legendary Blarney Stone to receive the gift of gab! Travel back to Cork where you can plunge into the culture and local foods. Enjoy lunch on board en route to Killarney, on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane. Experience a pony-and-trap tour through the breathtaking national park of Ross Castle.

Return to your train for dinner as it journeys to Tralee and Limerick Junction.

Cities Covered Galway

Today you visit and tour Galway, a romantic city on the River Corrib in the west of the country. Traverse the city with a tour, and choose to stop at one of the craft centers and immerse yourself in the local culture. Here you have the option to visit the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, an iconic and popular sight. Enjoy lunch in a lively local restaurant.

In the evening, return to your train for dinner as it travels on to Athlone.

Cities Covered Westport

Enjoy breakfast as you view the beautiful pastoral scene from your cabin's windows. Disembark for a transfer through Killary Harbour and experience Benedictine monastery Kylemore Abbey. Visit and enjoy 13th-century Ashford Castle for a guided walk. Here you can participate in an interactive falconry experience and lunch in the castle. Ashford Castle now serves as a five-star hotel, where many notable guests (such as King George V, Oscar Wilde, and Ronald Reagan) have stayed over the years. Your course back to the train passes through the beautiful Connemara National Park. Be sure to keep an ear out for songs from the Park's well-known bird life!

Dinner is served on your train, along with local entertainment, before another night's good sleep in your cabin.


Cities Covered Dublin ,  Belfast

Your train journeys back to Dublin for an optional half-day tour of the city. This tour includes sights such as Trinity College (home to the Book of Kells), the 12th-century St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Temple Bar district. Enjoy a leisure lunch on the way to Belfast before disembarking for a Black Taxi Tour of the city. Discover the history of the world-reowned ocean liner at the Titanic Experience before rejoining the train for dinner.  

Cities Covered Belfast

After breakfast disembark at the Viking port of Waterford to visit Curraghmore House. This historic mansion has been home to generations of the Waterford family. Take an exclusive tour followed by afternoon tea. Continue to the House of Waterford Crystal, learning how expert craftspeople still hand-make the beloved sparkling objects.

A spectacular farewell dinner on board and spirited local entertainments will provide a fitting end to your journey

Cities Covered Belfast ,  Dublin

Today you travel back to Dublin as you have breakfast. Disembark your train and continue on to your next destination. 

Departure Dates and Rates


  • Accommodation on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian with private en-suite facitlities (toilet and shower)
  • Table d'hôte meals daily, including all alcoholic and other beverages
  • All entertainment and sightseeing excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes


  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Transfers before or after your train journey
  • Gratuities for crew members
  • Items of a personal nature, souvenirs and any other items not specifically mentioned as included.
Terms and Conditions

(i) 15% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
(ii) 85% or balance no later than 65 days prior to date of the first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS



(i) one free, then 10% of total tour value for 56 days or more to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 20% of total tour value for 55-21 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iii) 60% of total tour value for 20-3 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iv) 100% of total tour values for 2 days or less of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS



(i) 15% of the total tour value if cancelled 56 days or more to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 30% of the total tour value if cancelled 55-21 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iii) 70% of the total tour value if cancelled 20-3 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iv) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 2 or less days prior to the date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS



Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

The above times are based on European time. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests  need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.


We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit


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A visa or visas may be required for some or all of the countries visited on the tour selected. Please check with the respective consulates in your country for visa requirements and they may vary depending on visitor's nationality, origin and/or destination. Palace Tours does not provide assistance with visas or visa consultation.