Starting in 2016, the Belmond Grand Hibernian will let travelers experience Ireland by luxury rail. This elegant new sleeper train, which the Belfast Telegraph described as "Ireland's Orient Express, will offer accommodation for up to 40 guests in private en-suite cabins. Each carriage is named for an Irish county such as Kerry and Waterford, and cabins are decorated to match their county's traditional tartan.
Authentic Irish fare such as smoked fish, seasonal vegetables, and artisan cheeses will be served in two air-conditioned restaurant cars -- Sligo and Wexford -- also named after Irish counties. In the Observation Car, guests will be able to watch the magnificent open countryside, mingle with fellow travelers, and listen to live music or a local storyteller.
The Grand Hibernian has 16 twin and four double cabins with large windows. All cabins are en-suite and have a wardrobe, writing desk, and chair. Double cabins can interconnect with twin cabins, presenting an ideal option for intergenerational groups. The train also offers a cabin designed to allow wheelchair access into the cabin and en-suite bathroom.