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Legends and Loughs

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Depart from Dublin on a four-night adventure, gliding through lush scenery to unearth gourmet delicacies, timeless lifestyles and evocative legends.


Four nights aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury train

24-hour steward service

All meals aboard the train: full Irish breakfast, two-course lunch and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours

All beverages including alcoholic drinks

Traditional entertainment on board

Private visit to the Jameson Experience, tastings at Cork English Market

Visits to Cobh Heritage Centre, Killarney National Park, Westport House

Time at leisure to explore Galway, Westport and Killarney city centres

Excursion to the Cliffs of Moher or a rural Irish farm




Board the train in Dublin and join the Train Manager for a champagne toast in the Observation Car. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea as we journey towards Cork.

Disembark in Cork for a short walking tour of nearby Cobh with a local historian. Explore Cobh Heritage Centre, where impressive displays on Irish history include the town’s links with the Titanic.

Rejoin Belmond Grand Hibernian for your first gastronomic dinner on board, then mingle with fellow guests over coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.



After a leisurely Irish breakfast, select one of two morning activities in Cork. The first option is a guided walking tour of the riverside city, with a visit to the vibrant English Market for a sampling of Cork delicacies.

The second is an exclusive tour of the world-famous Jameson Distillery in Midleton, finishing with a rare whiskey tasting.

Rejoin the train for lunch as we continue to Killarney National Park. Disembark for a fun ride in a traditional jaunting car. Arrive at 15th-century Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane and alight for a scenic boat trip.

Afterwards, either stroll back to the train and relax, or enjoy a little free time exploring the charming streets and independent shops of Killarney. As evening falls, drinks, dinner and entertainment on board await.



Spend a relaxing morning admiring the ever-changing scenery through your windows. After brunch, we arrive in Galway, on the west coast, where you have a choice of three itineraries. Drive into the hills to visit a traditional farm and watch an exciting sheepdog display.

Enjoy afternoon tea before continuing to medieval Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay. Return to Galway and have a look around the town.

Or escape to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising 700ft above the Atlantic Ocean. Absorb the inspiring views, including the Aran Islands and Twelve Bens Mountains in the distance. Learn more about the area’s geology and wildlife in the grass-roofed Visitor Centre.

Alternatively, step out on a walking tour of Galway with a knowledgeable guide, then enjoy time exploring the city independently. Discover the Latin Quarter, 18th-century Eyre Square, eclectic shops and traditional pubs.

Back on board, dinner is served as the train continues towards Athlone.



A full day begins with a visit to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, in Westport. Set in the splendid grounds of Turlough Park House, on the County Mayo coast, it explores the rural lifestyles of Irish people in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Pause for lunch in a local tavern before visiting Westport House, a magnificent stately home with rich interiors dating back over 350 years. In the grounds, admire the views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick, as well as tumbling waterfalls, ancient oaks and possibly a hawk-flying display.

Before rejoining the train for the evening, take time to explore Westport’s picturesque town centre with its pretty river and tree-lined promenade.



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

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