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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 an ultimate itinerary, travelling the length and breadth of Ireland. Visit legendary cities, castles, and sights to immerse you in Irish culture and history.

Itinerary


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 your train while it continues on to the Lakes of Killarney. Experience a pony-and-trap tour (called a jaunting tour) and then take a boating excursion across Lough Leane. 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. Your train continues on to Westport, where you will visit and enjoy lunch at Ashford Castle. Here you can participate in an interactive falconry experience and/or a guided walk of the gardens. 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. Return to your train as it travels to Belfast, where you will have a private guided tour of the Titanic Experience, a moving depiction of the ocean liner's history.


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

INCLUSIONS:

  • 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

EXCLUSIONS:

  • 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

PAYMENT TERMS:
(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

 

CHANGE FEES:

(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

 

CANCELLATION FEES:

(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 www.palacetours.com/insurance.

 






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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.