Belmond debuts luxe sleeper train in Ireland

The Waterford cabin on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.
The Waterford cabin on the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Belmond

Belmond Grand Hibernian, Belmond's newest luxury sleeper train, will mark its debut Aug. 30 in Ireland.  

Accommodating up to 40 guests, the train will make two-, four-, and six-night journeys out of Dublin through the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

The train cars were purchased from Irish Rail in early 2015, and transformed into Georgian-inspired sleeper and dining cars, with interiors designed by James Park Associates.

Each carriage is named after a different county in Ireland and decorated in distinctly colored tartans.   

The starting rate for the two-night journey is about $4,148 per person, including food and beverage and excursions. 

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