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Making Tracks Through Ireland

So many stories lead to Ireland. You might have found your own path to the Emerald Isle through the poetry of W. B. Yeats, the prose of James Joyce or the growls of Van Morrison in his seminal album, Astral Weeks: “I shall watch the ferry-boats and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky.”

IRELAND CAN BE EXPLORED by means of many varied paths, and each of the Belmond Grand Hibernian journeys has a unique tale to tell.

The two-night Taste of Ireland Tour is short yet ever so sweet. Setting out from the historic city of Dublin you’ll whistle north along the coast to Belfast. See the sights of the Northern Irish capital during a Black Taxi tour, before stepping back in time at The Titanic Experience. The next morning, escape the city for the port of Waterford, renowned for its exquisite crystal.

For a more in-depth look at this green and pleasant land, opt for the four-night Legends and Loughs experience. After departing Dublin you’ll pull into Cork at the witching hour, just in time for a whiskey masterclass at the Jameson Distillery. This thoroughly Irish tipple should set the tone for a journey full of quintessential Celtic charm. Savour freshly shucked oysters in Galway, skim stones across the the Lakes of Killarney and marvel in the otherworldly beauty of Connemara National Park.

Got the luxury of time on your side? Our Grand Tour of Ireland combines the highlights of the four- and two-night trips in one superlative six-night odyssey. You can even choose to embark on a half-day tour of Dublin. Here you’ll visit the ancient Book of Kells inside Trinity College, and enjoy a smoother-than-smooth Guinness in the lively Temple Bar.

There are countless cultural inroads into Ireland. But battered storybooks and well-worn records can only begin to capture the beauty of this country’s endless emerald fields. Whatever your reasons for visiting the isle, a journey on the Belmond Grand Hibernian is sure to bring this fabled land to life.

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