Luxury Travel With Pride: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2023 vacations

Travel With Pride: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2023

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Hop on board The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and take a trip to a more glamorous time. The shimmering vintage carriages of the train bring to life the golden age of luxury train travel. It took considerable craftsmanship to restore these trains to their former glory. The midnight-blue cars took to the rails in 1982.  The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has been a popular choice for luxury travellers ever since.

Returning after a successful journey last year, the Travel with Pride route sees the Venice Simplon Orient Express transformed into a moving LGBTQ+ wonderland, with a host of pride-centric entertainment. All meals will be provided and a major highlight of the trip is the option of spending two nights in the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice – one of the greatest hotels in the world.  You’ll stay in a private cabin with a 24-hour cabin steward. Expect surprise entertainment in the evenings. This is a great way to experience the luxury and style of a bygone era.

N.B. The train journey is on the night of 2nd November. The trip also supports Not A Phase – Support Trans Lives.

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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.

  • 02 Nov, 2023
    • Accommodation as listed
    • Two nights at Belmond Hotel Cipriani (upgrade)
    • Transfer to Santa Lucia station (upgrade)
    • Overnight on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris
    • 24-hour steward and private cabin
    • All meals on-board included
    • Surprise entertainment
    • International Flights
    • Travel insurance

In detail

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Day 1: Paris

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.

Day 1: Paris

Day 2: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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.

Day 2: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Day 3: Venice, Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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.

Day 3: Venice, Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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? Don't forget that most of our itineraries can be totally customized. Our expert team will be able to talk you through all the options.

About the train

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.

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Life on Board

DINING

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.

CHAMPAGNE BAR

Taste the finest champagnes in this stunning bar. With a nod to the 1920s, you’ll find Art Deco interiors and signature Lalique glassware.

THE BAR CAR

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.

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Cabins

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.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as listed
  • Two nights at Belmond Hotel Cipriani (upgrade)
  • Transfer to Santa Lucia station (upgrade)
  • Overnight on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris
  • 24-hour steward and private cabin
  • All meals on-board included
  • Surprise entertainment
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