Travel With Pride: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2023
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France has consistently been named as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world and plenty of recent polls have indicated that a majority of the French population supports same-sex marriage.
Wake up to a sumptuous Continental Breakfast – you can even have it in bed if you like! Today you’ll arrive in gay Paris in considerable style. The grandeur of the City of Lights will make for a fitting final destination. Enjoy the pleasures of the city comme vous voulez.
After breakfast at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, you’ll step on board The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Gather in Bar Car ‘3674’. Here our waiters will serve drinks and cocktails. Your overnight journey includes a private cabin and steward, fine dining and surprise entertainment in the evening.
Your journey begins with an overnight stay at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. It boasts stunning views of the lagoon and Michelin-star dining. Located on Giudecca island, it’s just five minutes from St Mark’s Square by the hotel’s launch. The 96 rooms are suites are the height of luxury. Each comes with a private balcony, stunning interiors and marble bathrooms.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express runs from March to October and is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Travelling between European cities in the ultimate luxury, your trip will be one to tell all your friends about.
A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world. As you crisscross Europe, you’ll discover some incredible countryside and lively onboard entertainment to make the journey on this luxury train one of the finest experiences you’ll experience in a lifetime.
You’ll find three restaurant cars on board which offer an incredible dining experience – from scenic and beautiful lunches to romantic dinners. In the Etoile du Nord restaurant car you’ll find ornate and floral woodwork. Cote D’Azur has stunning Lalique glass panels and in L’Oriental you’ll find an exotic style complete with black lacquer.
Taste the finest champagnes in this stunning bar. With a nod to the 1920s, you’ll find Art Deco interiors and signature Lalique glassware.
Experience the glamour of pre-dinner drinks and cocktails, mingle with your fellow passengers, or enjoy a nightcap before retiring to bed. There’s a baby grand piano too which is complete with a resident piano.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express cars are the original 1920s models. Each cabin comes complete with its own washbasin with hot and cold water, towels, bathrobes and slippers.
Many cabins have adjoining doors and can be converted to ‘Cabin Suites’. WC’s are located at either or both ends of each sleeping car.
We want to ensure you have the best experience with us so we’ll keep working on your itinerary until perfect. You will have your own personal dedicated member of our team who will help build the perfect trip for you.
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