This Summer, Veuve Clicquot, the iconic champagne house, invites guests to celebrate 250 years of undisputed savoir-faire and cultural footprint with a legendary journey on board Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Starting in Reims, the home of the Champagne house since its inception in 1772, the two-night journey follows the shipping route of the Champagne’s first bottles, ending with a night’s stay in Venice at the world famous Cipriani Hotel. On board, guests will toast the train’s esteemed relationship with Veuve Clicquot and will enjoy pairing menus.
Taking inspiration from the bottle’s famous colour, the two-night experience will take guests on an immersive journey. Starting in Reims, guests will be invited for a fascinating lunch at the Maison’s cuvées in the Veuve Clicquot Crayeres with cellar master Didier Mariotti before boarding the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Guests will be invited to step into the Orient-Express mystery and dress in their finery for a four-course pairing dinner curated by global restauranteur Jean Imbert. The world of Veuve Clicquot will be brought alive on board with a celebration long into the night in Bar Car ‘3674’. The next morning, as the train passes through the Alps, guests will watch the sunrise from their cabins or step off to bask in the light at Innsbruck station. Upon arrival in Venice, guests’ journey by boat to Hotel Cipriani, on Giudecca Island, for a magical night’s stay. The hotel will host to the finale of the journey, the ‘sunset’ Ball.
For an extra exclusive experience, guests can upgrade their experience to either a Cabin Suite or Grand Suite on board. Cabin Suite or Grand Suite guests will enjoy a celebratory breakfast in the dining car. Twelve guests have the opportunity to book into one of six Grand Suites on board the train which includes an en-suite bathroom, and will also enjoy an exclusive pre-stay night at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims.
There are three packages available to choose from:
Twin Cabin: £6,200 per person based on two people sharing on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and including the above.
Cabin Suite: £10,500 per person based on two people sharing on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and including the above and a Celebration Breakfast in the dining car.
Grand Suite: £21,500 per person based on two people sharing on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and including the above, a Celebration Breakfast in the dining car and a pre- journey one-night stay at the exclusive Hôtel du Marc in Reims.
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