Ultimate Irish Short Break

Dublin – Belfast – Waterford

4 nights

Celebrate with the perfect escape to the Emerald Isle. Indulge in a two-night stay at Dublin's acclaimed Westbury Hotel and enjoy an exclusive tour of the city's greatest sites before being swept away on an unforgettable rail adventure aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian.

With a collection of stunning hotels, trains and river cruises in some of the world's most spectacular destinations, we have perfected the art of the magical escape. Book the itinerary below, or contact us to help arrange the adventure of your dreams.

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Itinerary

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Dublin

Day 1: The Westbury Hotel

Arrive in the Republic of Ireland’s spirited capital and check in at The Westbury Hotel for a two-night stay. This elegant hotel boasts a central-yet-discreet location offering a distinct take on understated luxury.

After settling into your hotel, take to the streets to discover the spirit of Dublin at leisure. Mere moments away you’ll find the cool cafés and chic shops of Grafton Street. Alternatively, choose to take a leisurely stroll among the beautiful statues in St Stephen’s Green. Come evening, there are a host of outstanding dining venues just waiting to be discovered.

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Dublin

Day 2: The Westbury Hotel

Today you are escorted on a private, half-day walking tour of the city. Discover Dublin’s strong artistic and academic heritage, imposing architecture and irrepressible spirit.

Your tour takes you to Trinity College, whose alumni include Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker. It is also home to the Book of Kells, the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. Explore the 12th-century St Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. Stroll along bustling Grafton Street and spend time in the Temple Bar district, Dublin's lively cultural and entertainment quarter.

The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure—another chance to explore the city’s appealing wining and dining options.

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Belfast

Day 3: Belmond Grand Hibernian

Meet the impressive Belmond Grand Hibernian train at Dublin Heuston station and settle in to your cabin. Relax as the train departs and savour an indulgent Irish afternoon tea.

Later on the train arrives in Belfast where you disembark for a private, guided tour of The Titanic Experience. Step inside this award-winning attraction and discover the enthralling history of the ill-fated ocean liner.

Return to the train and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board followed by the evening’s entertainment.

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Waterford

Day 4: Belmond Grand Hibernian

Awake to a tempting breakfast as the beautiful Irish countryside passes by.

Soon you'll be at the historic Viking port of Waterford. Disembark for a private tour of Curraghmore House, followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

The excitement continues as you head to the House of Waterford Crystal where you'll learn how master craftsmen create the beloved sparkling pieces by hand.

Dinner on board is complemented by a traditional music performance in the Observation Car.

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Dublin

Day 5: Belmond Grand Hibernian

Savour your last breakfast aboard as the train returns to Dublin, where you will disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Belmond Grand Hibernian

A fabled Irish jaunt

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.

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