Ireland’s luxurious ‘Orient Express’ train tour launches today

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The Belmond Royal Hibernian service, which offers different luxury tours across Ireland, launched in Dublin today.

The first luxury rail experience of its kind in the country Belmond, who run the world-renowned Orient Express, travels the sprawling countryside, coastline and cities that Ireland boasts.
The train boasts accommodation for up to 40 guests in elegant, private en-suite cabins drawing inspiration from Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture and blended with elements of ancient folklore and tradition.
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The trips by rail include a selection of two, four and six-night journeys, which all depart from Dublin and encompass the highlights of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Explore ancient castles, spot rare wildlife, sample famous whiskies and visit vibrant cities in the following trips:

REALM OF GIANTS – 2 NIGHTS

Two-nights take you north to Belfast and the award-winning Titanic Experience, Old Bushmills Distillery and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway.

LEGENDS AND LOUGHS – 4 NIGHTS

The four-night journey heads west towards Cork and Blarney Castle, then continues to the spectacular Lakes of Killarney, wild Connemara National Park and charming Galway.

GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND – 6 NIGHTS

An exciting six-night combination of the four- and two-night trips includes a city tour of Dublin.

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Prices start from €3,160 (£2,689) for the 2-night tour and booking can be accessed via http://www.belmond.com/grand-hibernian-train/train-trips-from-dublin

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