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Say Hello To Ireland's First Luxury Sleeper Train

By lovinmanchester

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Today marks the inaugural journey of the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland's first luxury sleeper train, set to take off from Heuston at around 2.30pm. 

With a choice of two, four or seven nights on board, prices for the Grand Hibernian start at €3,160 per person – and that's for a two-night trip, starting out in Dublin and going to Belfast and Portrush before coming back to your departure point.A

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At 252 metres long and with 10 carriages, the train is the longest in the country, and no expenses has been spared on its outfitting – fabrics, linens, cutlery and uniform were all designed in Ireland, and it's been in the works for the past year, built in Belfast by a team of 40 craftspeople.

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There's space for 40 people on board each trip, with dinner served in one of the train's two dining carts – with a strong focus on local Irish cuisine. 

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Into it? Better get saving – and recruit a friend, because single occupancy is fairly limited, and prices are based on two people sharing.

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NOW READ: 11 Stunning Holiday Destinations In Ireland You Can Get To By Train

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