Legends and Loughs

Experience the ultimate in Irish holidays and uncover the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian train.

Let yourself be taken by the spirit of adventure. Visit thrilling destinations as the train crosses through postcard-perfect scenery. Dine on lovingly prepared cuisine, enriched by the finest regional ingredients, while traditional local entertainment aboard brings each memorable day to a close.



Day 1

Depart from Dublin in the early afternoon and travel to Cork, enjoying afternoon tea en-route.

Arrive in Cork in the early evening and transfer to the Jameson Experience for a private tour. Learn about the history of the whiskey-making process before a tasting session.

Rejoin the train for a spectacular dinner as it continues to Charleville for the night.

Day 2

After breakfast, head off for a private tour of Blarney Castle and Gardens, home to the fabled Blarney Stone. Enjoy morning coffee in Blarney House.

After lunch, continue to the Lakes of Killarney. A tour by traditional jaunting car, a pony and trap, is followed by a boating excursion on Lough Leane.

Back on board, dinner is served as the train stables for the night.

Day 3

Enjoy a leisurely morning on board as the train travels north towards Galway.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, accompanied by champagne and oysters. A short guided walking tour of the city is available. If you prefer, take the opportunity to visit one of the many craft centres.

Head back on board for dinner as the train continues on to Athlone where it will stable for the night.

Day 4

Relax as the train winds through the countryside towards Westport. Disembark for a scenic drive through County Mayo, stopping for a tour of Kylemore Abbey and it's gothic church followed by morning coffee & free time to explore grounds.

Rejoin the coach for your onward journey to Ashford Castle, where you'll enjoy an interactive falconry experience plus a guided walk of the hotel grounds. Enjoy a delicious private lunch.

Depart from the castle and head through the otherworldly Connemara National Park.

Rejoin the train for the final dinner on board.

Day 5

The train makes its final journey back to Dublin, where you will disembark for your onward travel arrangements.


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Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact tcgroupsuk@belmond.com for group pricing.


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