Train travel in Europe with cruise assistance: Ireland’s newest luxury train arrives
Can you imagine traveling to Ireland in a completely different way, but still with all the comfort in the world? And when we say “all the comfort in the world” we are not exaggerating, with the Belmond Grand Hibernian, from the legendary Belmond, every second of the trip can be enjoyed regarding gastronomy, comfort and exclusivity. Everything was planned in the minimum details to guarantee those unforgettable moments through the Northern Islands.
With impeccable structure, the brand seeks to offer a service that is similar to cruise trips. The luxury train receives the passengers for a trip that can take about six days, going through iconic landscapes, like green hills, woods, gazebos and Irish coast. Belfast, Cork and Galway are just a few of the cities visited in this travel route.
How Much Does It Cost to Travel in Ireland On The Belmont Train?
Those who want to travel on the newest Belmond train will have to pay at least 3,000 Euros, but depending on the category that can be chosen, the number might rise up to 10.000 Euros. These values were researched on the day that this text was written (dec/2018), and are explained by the services that are offered on board.
The Belmond Grand Hibernian has nothing less than 20 decoretaded suites, two dinner wagons, in which typical Irish seafood meals and other regional ingredients are served, and a team of 40 staff that are ready during the entire day, looking out for the comfort of the guests.
Leaving from Dublin, the iconic luxury train is decorated with Georgian elements, as well as many others that reflect the fauna and flora of Ireland, and has a homage to some local county in each wagon.
The comforting mixture of the old and the modern along with natural textures, and various elegant elements, can make the decision to leave the room difficult, but just one look through the window is enough to make you want to stay all day long admiring the fields and landscapes that you can only find in Ireland.
The Routes Of The Luxury Train in Ireland
On Belmond’s official site, you can check all the information about their routes, such as departure date, duration and values in Euro. It is also possible to book an online reserversition way before, which makes your trip even easier. Basically there are two defined paths:
The Taste of Ireland path, for example, Northern Ireland is explored on a single route, highlighting Belfast and the delights found in Waterford. The trip includes visits to interesting places such as The Titanic Experience.
But for those who choose the Legends and Loughs path, plus the amazing train ride itself, the tour also offers visits to places like Ashford Castle and an extra boat ride on Lough Leane Lake.
It’s important to repeat that not all of the routes last six nights, but all of them include meals and drinks consumed in the price. Beyond that, another high point for doing this train trip through Ireland is to be able to listen to local storytelling, spend moments enjoying good live music presentations, see some local artists’ work up close and still indulge in Irish gastronomy. It’s a full experience for those who really want to travel to Ireland and meet the country from a new angle.
Present in more than 20 countries, including Brazil, the gigantic Belmond has an office in London and more than 40 hotels, river cruises and trains in its collection, like the Belmond Grand Hibernian.
It doesn’t matter if you intend to do a trip over land, through the rivers or simply choose a good hotel to stay: In all these contexts, the promise to create memorable experiences is taken seriously, with comfort and many memories to return home.
In addition to doing a trip over Ireland in a luxury train, with Belmond you can also, for example, stay in a room facing the Inca ruins in Peru, sleep next to the Iguazu Falls or have the surreal landscapes from Thailand as neighbors.