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Discover the highlights of Northern Ireland on this bucket list journey onboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian. Enjoy world-class cuisine, exceptional service and authentic experiences onboard the train and off as you travel from Dublin to Belfast, Waterford and back to Dublin – the perfect taste of Ireland! Conclude this epic journey with two nights in London, discovering the city’s top attractions.

Highlights

  • Tour the best attractions of Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital city
  • Traverse the Emerald Isle in luxurious accommodations onboard the Grand Hibernian
  • Experience what life was like in Belfast and visit the award-winning Titanic Experience
  • Tour the Curraghmore House in Waterford, home to generations of the Waterford family

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as specified in the itinerary
  • Return ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Dublin
  • 2 nights’ accommodation and all meals onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • One-day Dublin Pass
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – LONDON TO DUBLIN
Begin your journey at London’s Euston station with a direct train to Holyhead, where you will pick up the ferry to Dublin. At just over three hours, the journey across the Irish Sea is quick and comfortable. On arrival in Dublin, transfer from the Dublin Ferryport to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 2 - DUBLIN
After breakfast this morning, set out to explore the Irish capital city. Dublin truly does overflow with historic landmarks and iconic sights, and you'll be able to discover the best of them with the Dublin Pass included with your holiday. Visit Dublin Zoo, the GAA museum, and many more. Spend your evening in Temple Bar, sampling authentic cuisine and indulging in some good old-fashioned craic at one of the numerous traditional pubs. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 3 – DUBLIN – BELFAST – DUNDALK
Enjoy breakfast this morning and perhaps take in a few more Dublin sights before making your way to Dublin Heuston Station in the early afternoon to board the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Lunch is served onboard as the train travels north through the verdant Irish countryside. On arrival in Belfast, embark on a taxi tour with a local driver, which takes in both the Republican Falls Road and the Loyalist Shankill, separated by a peace wall. Learn what life was really like during the Troubles, admire the colorful murals and discover how vibrant Belfast has become today. Afterwards, delve further back in time at the award-winning Titanic Experience. Special effects, full-scale reconstructions and interactive features, bring the history of the ill-fated ocean liner back to life. Back on board, a leisurely dinner is served, followed by vibrant evening entertainment. (Overnight onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian)
DAY 4 – DUNDALK – WATERFORD – BAGENALSTOWN
This morning, the train journeys south to the historic Viking port of Waterford. Disembark to visit Curraghmore House, home to generations of the Waterford family, where you will enjoy an exclusive tour and afternoon tea. You are then escorted to the Bishops Palace, one of the finest early Georgian Houses in Ireland containing the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world. Meet the curator and get the opportunity to view and handle one of the largest and finest collections of 17th century Irish Silver. Return to the train for a sumptuous dinner, which is rounded off with a performance by traditional local musicians in the Observation Car. (Overnight onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian)

DAY 5 – BAGENALSTOWN – DUBLIN
A leisurely breakfast is served as the train travels north and returns to Dublin’s Heuston Station. Check in at your hotel for a final night’s stay in Dublin and perhaps see some the sights of the capital that you may have missed at the beginning of your journey. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 6 – DUBLIN TO LONDON
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to the Dublin Ferryport Terminal for your ferry back to Holyhead. At Holyhead, you’ll be transported to the station for the train back to London Euston station. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check for your two-night stay. Why not head out into town and enjoy a meal in one of the city's incredible restaurants, offering a wide range of international cuisine in every corner of the city. Perhaps take an evening stroll down the South Bank of the River Thames where you'll be treated to picturesque views of the London Eye, Palace of Westminster and Tower Bridge. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 7 – LONDON
Use your included London Pass and hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to see the best sights of London at your leisure today. Enjoy admission to over 60 attractions, activities and museums and special offers at some of the city top restaurants and shops. The city is yours to discover! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 8 – DEPART LONDON
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your onwards travels. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps adding nights in a particular destination, one of our Rail Experts would be happy to help with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

The recent refurbishment of Conrad Dublin took its inspiration from the charm and hospitality of this iconic city.The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall.

Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

The recent refurbishment of Conrad Dublin took its inspiration from the charm and hospitality of this iconic city.The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall.

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district.

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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