Which Grand Hibernian journey to take? Let us help you decide...
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There are three journey types that are hosted by the Grand Hibernian from two-night luxury train vacations in Ireland to six night luxury train holidays in Ireland. All of these luxury train breaks in Ireland are fabulously luxurious, charming and offer that sense of 1940's quality. If you are interested in a luxury train vacation in Ireland but are unsure as to which Grand Hibernian journey to take, then sit back, grab a tea and read through the options below, that will hopefully help you make a decision...
Legends & Loughs
The Legends and Loughs luxury train tour of Ireland consists of a four night stay on the Grand Hibernian, departing from and returning to Dublin Heuston. This luxury train holiday in Ireland heads south to Cork, but you will begin your journey with a champagne toast upon boarding the Grand Hibernian at Dublin Hueston Station. Once settled you will then indulge in afternoon tea before arriving in Cork.
Day two of your luxury train journey on the Grand Hibernian you will enjoy an Irish breakfast before selecting one of two Cork excursions. You can select to either head off to the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, just outside Cork or you can take part in a guided tour of the English Market, sampling some Cork delicacies. If you can’t choose between the two, my preferred option is the Jameson Distillery, which offers a fascinating insight into the world’s most popular Irish whiskey. It’s then back onto the Grand Hibernian for lunch as the train journeys across to Kilarney National Park. You will then get the opportunity to disembark at Kilarney and if you wish you can take part in a tour in a jaunting car, that'll take you on to Ross Castle, where if the conditions are fair you will be able to enjoy a scenic boat tour. You can then take some free time to explore, or head back to the Grand Hibernian to relax before a delicious dinner and wonderful evening entertainment.
Day three of your Grand Hibernian vacation, will take to you Galway. There are three choices for excursions in Galway, visit a traditional farm and watch a sheepdog display, or afternoon tea and visit to Dunguaire Castle or head over to the Cliffs of Moher.
Day four you will head to Westport where you will visit the National Museum of Ireland followed by Westport House in the afternoon.
Day five your luxury train vacation on the Grand Hibernian concludes as you head back into Dublin.
A Taste of Ireland
This luxury train holiday in Ireland on the Grand Hibernian is exactly what it says on the tin. A Taste of Ireland will give you a glimpse into luxury train travel in Ireland aboard one of the grandest sleeper trains, the Grand Hibernian. This is a two-night luxury train trip on the Grand Hibernian, that will take you on a journey from Dublin to Northern Ireland’s capital then on to Kilkenny and back to Dublin, in a whistle stop tour. If you are looking for a shorter luxury train vacation in Ireland, the Taste of Ireland journey on the Grand Hibernian is the perfect option. Taking in the sights of both the Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland, you get to see a lot on this short luxury train break on the Grand Hibernian.
Grand Tour of Ireland
The Grand Tour of Ireland is the pinnacle of luxury train holidays in Ireland. This journey, the Grand Hibernian, sets off either southbound or northbound, there are dates scheduled for both. The itineraries for both Northbound and Southbound luxury train holidays in Ireland are mirrored, so which either option you decide on, all the locations along the way you'll be able to experience on the Grand Hibernian.
The itinerary for the Southbound Grand Tour of Ireland begins in Dublin as with all our journeys, you will head to Cork on day two, on to Galway for day three and Westport is the destination for day four. The fifth day of the Grand Tour luxury train holiday in Ireland on the Grand Hibernian takes you to back to Dublin, then onto Belfast, whilst day six will be spent in Waterford and Kilkenny and day seven will see you back to Dublin.
The Northbound Grand Tour on the Grand Hibernian will take you from one capital city to another as you journey from Dublin to Belfast on day one. Day two will see you travel to Waterford to visit Ireland’s oldest city, whilst day three will see you head towards Dublin for the next chapter of your luxury train vacation in Ireland. The Grand Tour on the Northbound route is now ready to head south, so Day four will take you to Cork and day five you will visit Killarney. Day six in the itinerary will send to you the gorgeous Galway and Day seven you will head to Westport, before heading back to Dublin, where on day eight your luxury train holiday in Ireland in the Grand Hibernian concludes.
These two Grand Tours of Ireland on the Grand Hibernian are some of the best of luxury train tours available and set in one of the most charming countries in the world.
The only way to truely experience a luxury train vacation in Ireland is aboard the Grand Hibernian, enjoy Ireland's beauty and charm from the railway and immerse yourself onboard the Grand Hibernian with a luxury train holiday in Ireland.