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Ireland by luxury train anyone?

Ireland by luxury train anyone?

Postby adogap » 28 Feb 2016 21:25

A luxury sleeper train similar to the Orient Express and Royal Scotsman is to commence itineraries from Dublin throughout the rail network in Ireland north and south. Not for the budget conscious though, 7 days / 6 nights will cost around £5500 :shock:
http://www.belmond.com/grand-hibernian-train/ireland-by-train

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Postby tomvet » 28 Feb 2016 21:49

adogap wrote:A luxury sleeper train similar to the Orient Express and Royal Scotsman is to commence itineraries from Dublin throughout the rail network in Ireland north and south. Not for the budget conscious though, 7 days / 6 nights will cost around £5500 :shock:
http://www.belmond.com/grand-hibernian-train/ireland-by-train

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Postby Hannah » 28 Feb 2016 23:59

Eye watering prices but bet it is gorgeous though.

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Postby JollyJill » 29 Feb 2016 06:54

We would love to do a luxury train journey around Ireland but not at that price. :shock:

We are strictly steerage folk. ;)
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Postby Gillzajoker » 29 Feb 2016 14:45

And me, Jill - I'd want to BUY Ireland for that price!!! :lol:
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Postby grannyM » 29 Feb 2016 15:24

Gillzajoker wrote:And me, Jill - I'd want to BUY Ireland for that price!!! :lol:


:lol: :lol:

I'm sure it will be a lovely luxury trip but the price will put most ordinary tourists off. Although perhaps some Americans or Canadians with Irish roots a few generations back will see things differently from us. :?
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Postby keith6400 » 29 Feb 2016 17:00

I travelled on the Indian Pacific a few years back and this antipodean service is exceptionally cheap by comparison to the abovementioned trip. Adelaide to Perth these days is around £700 to £900pp for the three day journey. If you can get to Australia and Princess do nice Australian cruises so you can get a reasonably priced holiday booked plus the airfare.

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Postby khkate » 29 Feb 2016 17:37

We have done a couple of day trips by train which were operated by Belmond. Expensive but definitely 6-star service.
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Postby tomvet » 29 Feb 2016 19:34

Gillzajoker wrote:And me, Jill - I'd want to BUY Ireland for that price!!! :lol:


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Postby Dave » 29 Feb 2016 19:49

keith6400 wrote:I travelled on the Indian Pacific a few years back and this antipodean service is exceptionally cheap by comparison to the abovementioned trip. Adelaide to Perth these days is around £700 to £900pp for the three day journey. If you can get to Australia and Princess do nice Australian cruises so you can get a reasonably priced holiday booked plus the airfare.

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Back in 2009 during a world cruise, our table mates did the Adelaide to Perth train journey - it was available as an excursion (probably the most expensive excursion that FO has ever offered). It was nice for us because, pleasant as they were, we'd been dining with that same couple on a table for four for many weeks and we really enjoyed the break. Anyway, the transcontinental train ride cost them a lot of money and they thought it was incredibly boring!
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