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Emerald Ireland & Belmond Grand Hibernian Train (2017) Tour Itinerary

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Journey Itinerary

Day 1Dublin, Ireland

Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner party on your arrival into Dublin.

  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (upgraded King Superior Garden Wing Room)

Day 2 + 3Belfast, Northern Ireland

You’ll depart the Heuston Station and spend the next two nights aboard the luxury train Belmond Grand Hibernian as you travel north through the Irish countryside. In Belfast, you’ll attend a private tour of The Titanic Experience. Visit The Giant’s Causeway and discover the facts and myths behind this UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll rejoin the train to explore the wild north coast of Northern Ireland, with a break at Bushmills Distillery to taste some traditional, hand-crafted whiskey.

  • Belmond Grand Hibernian Train

Day 4Dublin, Ireland

We’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board as our train travels south and returns to Dublin. This afternoon, we will visit Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built 500 years before the Great Pyramids.

  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (upgraded Superior King Garden Wing Room)

Day 5Dublin

Enjoy a full-day tour through Dublin, including a stop at Trinity College toview the historic eighth-century Book of Kells. Join an exclusive visit and tasting at the modern Guinness Storehouse. Visit a traditional Irish pub for local song and dance.

  • The Merrion Hotel, Dublin (upgraded Superior King Garden Wing Room)

Day 6Waterford & Cork

Stop at the famed House of Waterford Crystal for a VIP tour and browse the store with the world’s largest collection of Waterford Crystal. Continue to the historic city of Cork, called “Ireland’s little Venice.” Enjoy a special evening with an Irish Seanachie (storyteller).

  • Hayfield Manor House, Cork (upgraded Junior Suite)

Day 7Blarney & Kenmare

Travel to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles, where we’ll explore the castle and perhaps kiss ‘The Stone of Eloquence’ (the Blarney Stone). Visit the expansive Blarney Woolen Mill, where you can find some of Ireland’s famous woolen products.

  • Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare (upgraded Deluxe Falls View Room)

Day 8Killarney

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing through some of the most glorious landscapes in Ireland – Moll’s Gap, Killarney National Park— and drive along the famous Ring of Kerry.

  • Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare (upgraded Deluxe Falls View Room)

Day 9Adare, Limerick & Cong

Stop in the village of Adare, renowned as “Ireland’s prettiest village.” Also visit Limerick, a city that gained international notoriety through the story of ‘Angela’s Ashes.’

  • Ashford Castle, Cong (upgraded Deluxe Lake View Room)

Day 10 Cong & Connemara

Drive through scenic Connemara, with its rugged purple mountains and shimmering seascapes. Later, tour the chapel and extensive gardens of the exquisite nineteenth-century Kylemore Abbey.

  • Ashford Castle, Cong (upgraded Deluxe Lake View Room)

Day 11Galway, Newmarket-on-Fergus

This morning we drive toward Newmarketon- Fergus. We’ll visit the historic city of Galway and travel through the rounded hills of The Burren, an area with an abundance of alpine and arctic flora.

  • Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus (upgraded Deluxe King Double Room)

Day 12Shannon & Depart for Home

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the Shannon airport in time for your flight home or on to your next destination.

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Tour Details

Meeting Point
Dublin, Ireland
Departure Point
Shannon, Ireland

Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Land, air, and governmental/park taxes are subject to change based on date of departure. International airfare is additional. Other restrictions may apply. Contact us for complete journey details.

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