Veuve Clicquot Celebrates 250 Years on Board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe
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 the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe.
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 Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice. 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. Guests who book a Cabin Suite or Grand Suite will enjoy a celebratory breakfast in the dining car. 12 guests only will have the opportunity to book into one of six Grand Suites on board the train, complete with an en-suite bathroom. These guests will also enjoy an exclusive pre-stay night at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims.
PACKAGE ONE – TWIN CABIN: the price for a Twin Cabin is £6,200 per person based on two people sharing on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and including the above.
PACKAGE TWO – CABIN SUITE: the price for a Cabin Suite is £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.
PACKAGE THREE – GRAND SUITE: the price for a Grand Suite is £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.