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Traveller Tips

Please find below general information to help you plan your journey on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

What's included

  • Cabin accommodation
  • Daily table d'hôte meals and all beverages, including alcoholic drinks
  • Entertainment
  • All excursions as shown in your itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

Prices do not include insurance, gratuities or souvenirs.

Check in Procedure

The train departs from Dublin Heuston Station. Check-in is at least 40 minutes prior to departure, after which our host and crewmembers will escort you and your luggage onto the train.

Luggage and Storage on Board

Cabins have limited space, therefore we recommend each guest travels with one suitcase and one carry-on bag.

What to Wear

For daytime excursions and relaxing on board, we suggest casual, comfortable attire. In the evening, most gentlemen were a jacket and tie for dinner although it is not required..

Travel Insurance

We recommend you arrange suitable insurance to cover personal belongings, cancellation/interruption, medical and luggage. Details of cancellation policies can be found in our booking conditions.

Passports and Visas

You must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond the duration of your journey. Depending on which country issues your passport, you may need a visa for entry into Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK). Please check with your travel agent or government agency before travelling.

With the uncertainty surrounding 'Brexit', we would recommend (and it may become law) the following for all travel requiring passports:

1. You should ensure you have at least 6 months’ validity left on your passport from your date of arrival. This applies to both adult and child passports.
2. If you renewed a passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.

While the law is only likely to change for UK and EU passport holders, we recommend that all passport holders check with your national government agency for up-to-date information.

We would also note that security and immigration checks are likely to be increased, adding time to your journey at entry and exits points within Europe and the UK, so we would recommend you allow extra time at these points.

Wheelchair Access

Belmond Grand Hibernian offers a wheelchair accessible cabin. However, those with restricted mobility are asked to contact us directly to discuss the suitability of the journey.

Special Diets and Allergies

Special diets can be accommodated. Please be sure to tell us in advance of any allergies, food related or otherwise.


Please advise the Belmond Grand Hibernian office or your travel agent of any health restrictions before travelling.

No specific vaccinations are required for entry into Eire or Northern Ireland (UK). It is advised, however, that you consult your doctor or physician for requirements based on your travel itinerary, or for any personal health recommendations relating to your journey.

Please note that there are no professional medical facilities aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

A first aid kit is carried on board for emergency use. If it becomes apparent that a doctor is required, please inform the Train Manager who will arrange for the passenger to alight at the next station enabling medical attention.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted on board.


There are electrical outlets in all cabins. Electricity in the UK runs on 220/240 volts. You may wish to bring an adaptor for electrical appliances.

Recommended Hotels

We are pleased to recommend a selection of hotels for your stay before or after your journey. Please contact us to make a booking or the hotel directly.

Transportation After Your Journey

On the final night of your journey, our crew can reserve taxis/limousines for onwards transfers, for example to the airport or your hotel. Please speak to the Train Manager.

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