Travel with Belmond Grand Hibernian and meet Ireland awash with myth and legend.
Crisscross acres of patchwork fields and craggy coasts, stopping in some of Ireland’s most storied cities
Belmond Grand Hibernian gets right to the green and gallant heart of the Emerald Isle. Our elegant sleeper carriages are inspired by Dublin's Georgian architecture. The Observation Car offers all the warmth of a classic saloon, with live musicians and animated storytelling. Set off and create your own story.
Unlock the poetic spirit of the Emerald Isle as you cross the country in peerless style
Where rugged coastal cliffs and vibrant cities intersect, travel with Belmond Grand Hibernian and meet a land awash with myth and legend.
Unabridged elegance greets you the moment you step aboard. Inspired by Dublin’s architecture, the train’s iconic interior vies for attention against the scenery outside. Each shift of the day brings another unforgettable fine dining experience. Gaze out to ancient castles, spot rare wildlife, sample world-class malts or order some local oysters—you’ve all the time in the world.
HISTORY - CREATING A LEGEND
In early 2015, Belmond purchased 10 carriages and a locomotive and set out to create an entirely unique adventure. After finessing the mechanical engineering, the carriages were taken to Brodie’s in Kilmarnock, Scotland, to be painted a signature midnight blue with silver livery.
Back across the Irish Sea in County Antrim, a team of 40 skilled craftsmen undertook 35,000 hours of work to make the interiors. Reflecting the rich Georgian architecture of Dublin, all furnishings were locally sourced. Hand-crafted stone counters are from Dublin, while wool-blend carpets are from Ulster. Our symbol of the Celtic knot can be found in all the small details, and each carriage features the tartan of its namesake county.
Each elegant carriage bears the name of an Irish county. Soothing yet understated, furnishings echo elements of ancient folklore and classic Georgian architecture.
Entering the train’s Observation Car, Kildare, is not unlike stepping into a traditional Dublin saloon. Simply take a seat, order a whisky and watch the scenery unfurl around you.
Unwind in your own personal haven. A tranquil blend of slate grey and plush natural fabrics, each twin or double en-suite cabin is an inviting mix of traditional furnishings and modern luxury.
Find a warm welcome home after a day’s adventures traversing the Emerald Isle. Revive in your luxurious en-suite, or simply let your mind wander as rolling pastures glide by.
Step aboard for a superb Irish slumber
Exuding a warm Irish ambience, the train’s beautiful cabins mix modern luxury with traditional Georgian design. Inside, 16 twin and four double en suite cabins provide a suitably indulgent repose after the day’s outdoor adventures. Lose yourself in emerald vistas that glide past your window. Or recline on Irish duck down bedding for a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Twin or double cabins
- Private en suites with shower and WC
- Lower beds, dressing tables
- Full-length wardrobe
- Ceiling fans
- 220/240 voltage system
- Egyptian cotton bed linen
- 100% natural Irish duck down bedding
- Fresh white towels
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathrobes and slippers
Our spacious cabins coax you into an environment that’s both light and soothing. Bearing echoes of Irish heritage and plush tartan furnishings, these cabins can interconnect with all doubles––perfect for families or groups traveling together.
Step inside our spacious Double Cabins to unwind in style. Splashes of Irish tartan complement the room’s clean, comforting aesthetic. A double bed, long wardrobe, writing desk and en suite provide every possible amenity to relish your onboard retreat.
Each artfully designed twin provides the cosiest kind of retreat. Serving up a fresh, airy ambience with echoes of old Dublin, these elegant en suite cabins invite a fine opportunity to relax in one of the finest overnight trains in Europe.
With sleek silver accents and chrome finishes, Sligo epitomises elegance on the rails. Waterford crystal vases, relaxed greys and warm woods give a contemporary Georgian feel.
By contrast, Wexford is bathed in natural light and boasts native Irish tweeds and celtic motifs. Seating guests at tables of six, it’s the perfect spot to trade stories with fellow travellers while savouring gourmet Irish fare.
Embrace the enigmatic allure of the Emerald Isle
Step off board to explore Ireland through our special pick of unique excursions. Delve into a food lover's heaven as you sample some of the country's most sought after food and drink. Or perhaps bask in the wilderness with a nature filled sunset kayak tour.
FIRST LIGHT WITH LEICA
Experience the magic of a new day with Leica Sport Optics. Disembark the train to greet the dawn in style.
Head out with our experts to see the rugged Irish landscape through the filter of soft, golden light. We’ll provide Leica Trinovid 8x42 HD binoculars so that you can see the rare flora and fauna in stunning detail.
CARROWHOLLY HORSE RIDING
Savour this unique experience as you saddle up and horse ride across the utterly majestic coastal areas of Carrowholly. Both beginners and experienced riders can enjoy this excursion. Get to know your horse as you take in the unspoilt views of Clew Bay and its enchanting islands. Spot seals basking on the rocks and admire Dora Inch Island, formerly owned by John Lennon.
SUNSET KAYAK TOUR
At sunset, glide through the sparkling Lakes of Killarney by kayak, with an expert guide by your side. Witness the wonders of the picturesque scenery in its most mystical form. Reconnect with nature as you paddle silently past rustling islands and sleepy swans, keeping your eyes peeled for some of Ireland’s last native red deer at the ancient ruins of Innisfallen Abbey.
KINSALE FOOD AND FORAGING TOURS
Set off on a culinary jaunt through the colourful town of Kinsale. This guided adventure lets you meet local producers, hear about their passion for food creation and learn more about the history of this unique part of Ireland. For those who wish to delve further into this foodie journey, combine a tour with a foraging experience that takes you to the coast. Here you are on the hunt for edible wild shellfish, seaweed and plants.
BELFAST STREET ART WALKING TOUR
Embark on a fascinating walking tour of the historic streets of Belfast. Discover the ever-changing street art in a city that holds such an important story. Led by local artists, you will witness the murals that blanket so many of the buildings, learning about the story behind them, the traditions that they represent and the city that Belfast is becoming.