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THE MAKING OF A LEGEND Take your seat aboard the iconic Venice SimplonOrient-Express and be part of an incredible history spanning three centuries and representing the ultimate in glamour.
oard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and you are embarking on an adventure embraced by film stars, royalty and even spies. Launched in 1883, the magnificent Orient Express has taken passengers such as King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, Marlene Dietrich, Mata-Hari and Grace Kelly across Europe in unsurpassable style. Restored to life in 1982, the train today is still one of the most desired travel experiences in the world, its blend of sumptuous décor, gourmet dining and unmistakable romance exerting an irresistible allure. Celebrate the true joy of travel as you relish a more relaxed pace of a bygone age and become part of the legend.
From your relaxing cabin to our attentive and welcoming team, you will experience rail travel in true vintage style.
TASTES OF DISTINCTION Our chefs create a truly memorable on-board fine dining experience. highlight of your time on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the superb service you will receive. Each member of our team—train manager, stewards, chefs, waiters and bar staff—is committed to creating the best possible experience from the
moment you board the legendary train. One of our devoted staff is Head Chef Christian Bodiguel (above left), who has worked with us for 30 years. Indeed, his sublime cuisine is an unforgettable part of your journey. Using fresh ingredients, many sourced along the route, Christian
creates dishes that combine classic French cuisine with innovative twists. His creations—which might include roast gilt-head bream and carpaccio of scallops and raspberry macaroons with Szechwan pepper ice cream—will linger in your memory long after the flavours have vanished.
Our team is dedicated to making your time on board as special as possible.
Golden age glamour Each of the original 1920s cars has played an important role in luxury train travel. The craftsmanship of the train carriages is astounding. Each original, 1920s car has been carefully restored and has its very own distinct character. Glance around and your eyes will naturally dwell on exquisite touches such as ornate marquetry with delicate floral patterns by Art Deco master René Prou, elaborately engraved glass panels by René Lalique, black lacquer panels decorated in Oriental style, silk lampshades, bespoke porcelain… all of which combine to create a sensation of unashamed vintage luxury.
EMBARK ON A DREAM There are many ways to experience the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, from one-way Train Journeys between great European cities to Inclusive Tours with luxurious hotels and visits to captivating sights, which we can arrange for you.
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WHERE Our classic European journeys take you to great European cities, including Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. We have two Signature Journeys that take place in June and September of each year: the first travelling to Stockholm from Venice, the second from Paris to Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul. Our Belmond British Pullman train, which has Day Car seating, will carry you in style between London and the Channel (and vice versa), where you will be escorted by our hosts onto luxury coaches for your 30-minute Eurotunnel shuttle service to Calais, where you will board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. WHEN Join us on the train between March and November.
Czech Rep. Slovakia
VIENNA• INNSBRUCK• Austria
•VENICE BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI
Bulgaria ISTANBUL• Cities visited by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
HOW You can choose between two main experiences. Train Journey: this features a trip on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. On some journeys it is possible for you to join the train for different sections of its route. Inclusive Tour: this combines a journey on board our train with tailor-made experiences and stays at Belmond hotels or our carefully selected hotels in Europe. You also enjoy exclusive destination experiences, such as opera tickets in Paris or a private gondola tour in Venice. We can arrange for you to visit the city sights with guides or bespoke tours to match your interests and help make the most of your time. Marvel at the panoramic views of ever-changing landscapes.
LIFE ON BOARD Blissful pampering in oak-panelled cabins, culinary experiences awaiting in the Restaurant Cars, an elegant Bar Car for mingling with fellow guests: welcome to life aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
ou’ve boarded the gleaming carriage, been greeted by your steward, who will be on hand to assist you throughout your journey, and settled into your cabin, taking in all its delightful detailing. It won’t be long before your first mouth-watering brunch, lunch or dinner. Stroll to the Bar Car, admiring the magnificent décor in each carriage as you go. Ask the bartender to whisk you up a special cocktail, relax and let the adventure begin.
Whether enjoying one of the carefully prepared dishes in one of our Restaurant Cars or afternoon tea in the comfort of your cabin, you’ll relish the unique on-board style and atmosphere.
FINE DINING There are three
dinner. As well as the buzz of
Restaurant Cars to choose from: the floral marquetry of “Etoile du Nord”, the Lalique glass panels of “Côte d’Azur” or the exotic black lacquer
happy guests chatting, you can listen to our resident pianist on the baby grand.
of “L’Oriental”. Tables are dressed in fine white linen, fresh flowers and sparkling silver. Table d’hôte menus
certain: you can never be overdressed. Many gentlemen choose to wear black tie for dinner while ladies don
are prepared by Head Chef Christian Bodiguel and his team. Fine wines and
elegant cocktail dresses. At the least, we ask gentlemen to wear a jacket and tie for
champagnes are available at an additional cost. Please
dinner. During the day, smartcasual is the norm, excluding
notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.
jeans and sport shoes.
THE BAR CAR offers a glamorous setting for aperitifs and nightcaps before or after
DRESS CODE One thing is
THE BOUTIQUE offers an array of exclusive monogrammed gifts—a unique memento of your journey. belmond.com
YOUR CABIN AWAITS Authentic vintage cabins, restored to immaculate splendour, offer day and night comfort.
nside your cabin, draw back the oak panels to reveal the washbasin and find your bathrobe hanging behind the door, ready to slip on when visiting the mosaic-tiled lavatory at the end of your carriage. To enjoy additional comfort and extra space, why not reserve a Cabin Suite formed of two interconnecting Double Cabins? You can keep one cabin as a living area and use the upper and lower berths in the other cabin for sleeping. Our Double Cabins feature upper and lower berths while Single Cabins have one lower berth. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets contribute to a cosy and restful atmosphere at night; during the day, the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to admire the views.
CITIES TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY Our train takes you to the most vibrant destinations in Europe, from timeless cities such as Venice and Istanbul to the buzzing capitals of Paris and Stockholm. PARIS Chic, romantic Paris is known as the “city of love”: couples stroll hand in hand along its grand boulevards and ornate bridges; relax in sunny pavement cafés and browse its fragrant flower markets. The French capital is also home to some of the world’s most iconic attractions: the Mona Lisa, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, to name a few.
LONDON The English capital juxtaposes ancient history with contemporary culture to fascinating effect. At its centre, super-modern skyscrapers such as The Shard sit cheek-by-jowl with historic landmarks like the Tower of London. Immerse yourself in world-famous museums, sizzling West End shows and sensational shops, or simply sit by the Thames and gaze.
Spread over 14 islands, the historic Swedish capital offers a breath of fresh air— not just for its breezy position but for its forwardthinking attitude. Explore magnificent buildings such as the Royal Palace and City Hall, the fashionable boutiques of Norrmalm or the natural attractions of Djurgården, and discover cool bars on every corner.
With its blend of baroque, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and neoclassical architecture, quaint, winding streets bursting with history and star attractions such as the Charles Bridge and Astronomical Clock, the Czech capital’s appeal is undeniable. Between sightseeing, make time to sample its delicious independent beers or dine on hearty but refined fare.
Istanbul combines East and West, old and new, like no other city: silks and spices are piled high in the Grand Bazaar as the ululating cry of the muezzin rings out over streets lined with slick bars. Nibble on fragrant Turkish delight while the sun beats down on the Blue Mosque and fishermen cast their lines into the Bosphorus.
Italy’s floating city has inspired a thousand poets and artists, from Byron to Canaletto. Just as they were, be inspired by the exceptional delights that await you at every turn, from world-famous sights—the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridges and St Mark’s Square with the Basilica—to pretty little canals and charming piazzas.
Grand palaces and pristine parks characterise the Austrian capital and former seat of the Hapsburg Empire—as do waltzes, opera (Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss are former residents) and coffee houses. Stroll around the hip MuseumsQuartier, browse the boutiques on the Kohlmarkt and sup on schnitzels, strudel and spritzers.
Two vast cities, Buda and Pest, join across the River Danube to form the Hungarian capital. Built on a series of geothermal springs, the city is a renowned spa-lovers’ paradise. It is also famed for its café culture: sample a slice of Dobos torte at Café Gerbeaud, the oldest coffee house in the city.
Clockwise, from far left: see the remarkable sights of Venice by gondola; the modern glass entrance to The Louvre museum, Paris; Stockholm’s many islands are connected by bridges; take a tour of Prague by horse and cart; and the stunning interior of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
TRAIN JOURNEYS OUR CLASSIC ROUTES
YOUR JOURNE Y STARTS HERE Read on to discover more about our Train Journeys and Inclusive Tours and be inspired to add a few extra days onto your trip with our Explore and Discover ideas, Extend the Experience suggestions and Stay in Style hotel recommendations.
2 D AY S & 1 N I G H T
2 D AY S & 1 N I G H T
Day 1 Settle into your carriage as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express crosses the glistening lagoon of Venice. A superb lunch is served in one of the Restaurant Cars. Tea will be served in your cabin before you mingle with fellow passengers in the Bar Car over cocktails expertly created by the Head Barman as you pass by Innsbruck and into the Austrian Alps. Savour a magnificent dinner prepared by our chefs before retiring for the night. Day 2 Linger over breakfast in your cabin and watch country turn to city as the train draws into Paris. Enjoy a delicious brunch en route to Calais where we will escort you to your luxury coach transfer. On the other side of the Channel, the Belmond British Pullman train is waiting to take you from Folkestone to London, with afternoon tea served on the way.
Day 1 With champagne in hand, you depart London Victoria aboard the cream and umber train carriages of the Belmond British Pullman. Enjoy brunch as the train wends its way to Folkestone. Join fellow passengers on the luxury coach transfer, taking you across the Channel on the Eurotunnel. Arriving in Calais, relish your first glimpse of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ gleaming carriages. Settle into your sumptuous cabin and toast your arrival in the Bar Car before dinner is served in the Restaurant Car. Day 2 Wake in the comfort of your cabin and enjoy breakfast with a view. While lunch is served, the train makes its way passed Swiss lakes and through mountain scenery. Relax over afternoon tea before arriving at Venice Santa Lucia Station in the late afternoon.
INCLUSIVE TOUR VENICE Combine your train journey with a stay at the world-famous Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. After staying a night in London at The Ritz hotel in an Executive Room, a transfer will take you to London Victoria Station to board our sister train, the Belmond British Pullman, to begin your journey to Folkestone. On arrival, you are transferred across the Channel on the Eurotunnel by luxury coach. Meeting you in Calais is the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress. Settle into your spacious Cabin Suite and enjoy the special on-board atmosphere. Arriving in Venice the next day, you are whisked by private boat to beautiful Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Giudecca Island for your stay in a Lagoon View Room with balcony. A private, guided walking tour of Venice and dinner in the hotel’s sumptuous Oro Restaurant are both included in your stay. You return home by air. The tour is also available in reverse order, starting in Venice. Let us know how long you would like to spend in Italy’s floating city and we can tailor the tour to suit you. Right: the beautiful gardens and Olympic-sized swimming pool at Belmond Hotel Cipriani belmond.com
EXPLORE AND DISCOVER F I N D T H E H E A R T O F E U R O P E ’ S G R E AT C I T I E S Let us help you discover the best of these world-renowned destinations with one of our exhilarating tours below, all led by expert guides. We can also arrange bespoke itineraries—simply let us know what you want to do and we will take care of everything so you can enjoy a personal experience to remember forever.
The Shard Experience Take in the breathtaking views from Renzo Piano’s glass skyscraper.
Historic Paris A half-day tour to the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Ile de la Cité and Pont Neuf.
Venice Highlights A half-day walking tour takes you to St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and other unmissable glories.
Sightseeing Trio Combined Three top experiences: a guided coach tour, a ride on the London Eye and a River Thames cruise.
Seine Cruise See the city’s iconic sights from the river in a glass-topped boat—and dine as you go.
Hidden Venice Walk the “path less trod” on a tour through the city’s narrow alleyways.
West End show Enjoy a matinee performance of a new extravaganza or a long-running favourite.
Versailles Head out of town on a half-day excursion to the grandiose palace of Louis XIV.
Gondola Tour Glide past baroque palaces and down backstreet canals, guided by a gondolier.
Above, left to right: tradition combines with modernity in vibrant London; the ornate Pont Alexandre III bridge, Paris; Doge’s Palace in St Mark’s Square, Venice; and the striking night-time view across the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament, London.
TRAIN JOURNEYS VENICE-STOCKHOLM
5 D AY S & 4 N I G H T S
5 D AY S & 4 N I G H T S
VENICE-PRAGUE-PARISLONDON 5 D AY S & 4 N I G H T S
Day 1 Board the train at Venice Santa Lucia Station. Your day on board includes lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and ample time to relax. Day 2 Breakfast is served in your cabin. After lunch and time to admire the scenery, the train pulls into the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Transfer to the Marriott Hotel for a two-night stay. Day 3 The day is yours to spend as you wish before joining us for an exclusive dinner in a surprise venue. Day 4 After a morning at your leisure, spend the afternoon sightseeing. Rejoin the train for your onward journey to Sweden’s attractive capital city, Stockholm. A delicious gourmet four-course dinner is served. Day 5 Shortly after breakfast in your cabin, the train pulls into Stockholm Central Station, where you disembark.
Day 1 Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Stockholm’s Central Station for an evening departure. A four-course dinner will be served before you retire. Day 2 Enjoy breakfast in your cabin. Arrive before noon and enjoy sightseeing before checking in at your hotel in Copenhagen for two nights. Day 3 Following breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to explore at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy an exclusive dinner at a surprise venue. Day 4 Re-board the train at Copenhagen for the next part of your journey, which includes a superb three-course lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on board. Day 5 Relax and enjoy the views as the train travels towards Italy. After a gourmet lunch and tea, your journey ends at Venice Santa Lucia Station.
Day 1 Settle into your cabin and wave goodbye to Venice in the early evening. After dinner, you may decide to enjoy a relaxing nightcap in the Bar Car. Day 2 Breakfast is served in your cabin. After lunch you arrive in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, for a two-night stay. Hotel accommodation is available for a supplement. Day 3 A day to explore the fascinating city; a guided tour can be arranged on request. Day 4 Rejoin the train in the afternoon. A gourmet dinner prepared by our on-board chefs is served in the evening. Day 5 Wake to views of Paris in the early morning. Your journey continues with brunch on the way to Calais. Board a luxury coach for transfer through the Eurotunnel, then join the Belmond British Pullman to return to London, enjoying afternoon tea on the way.
INCLUSIVE TOURS PRAGUE and VENICE Combine a train journey with a stay in two exceptional cities. The Czech capital of Prague has many stunning attractions, including its Castle District. Vienna is an Austrian jewel, renowned for its magnificent canals. We can arrange the perfect sightseeing tours to see these cities at their best.
Opposite page: historic Prague. Left: colourful Copenhagen Harbour. Top: palatial Venice.
EXPLORE AND DISCOVER CITY HIGHLIGHTS Our inspiring tours below are designed to help you make the most of your time. We can organise a personalised itinerary for you, too.
A Castle District Tour This half-day tour includes a walk through the Castle District and visits to Strahov Monastery and St Vitus Cathedral.
Old Town A guided walk of Gamla Stan includes visits to City Hall and the 700-year-old Cathedral.
Old Town Explore the city’s historic heart, then walk across Charles Bridge to picturesque Lesser Town and the Church of St Nicholas. River Cruise Sail along the Danube passing city sights, including Prague Castle.
Skansen Open Air Museum & Vasa Ship Museum The leafy open-air museum includes the world’s only remaining, intact 17th-century warship. Archipelago Tour Discover Stockholm’s unspoilt islands and natural wonders on a half-day cruise.
Far left: the Old Town Square in Prague. Left: sailboats in Stockholm’s Old Town.
TRAIN JOURNEYS V E N I C E - V I E N N A / B U D A P E S T- P A R I S - L O N D O N 5 D AY S & 4 N I G H T S
Day 1 Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Venice in the early evening. A sumptuous dinner is served in one of the Restaurant Cars. Day 2 Breakfast is brought to you in your cabin as the train nears Vienna. Guests alighting here do so for a two-night stay. Those continuing to Budapest can enjoy lunch on board before arriving in the city in the early afternoon. Hotel accommodation is available for an additional supplement. Day 3 Spend the day exploring
either Vienna or Budapest; guided tours can be arranged. Day 4 Rejoin the train (Budapest in the morning; Vienna early afternoon). Lunch is served on board followed by a gourmet dinner in the evening. Day 5 Breakfast is served in your cabin as the train arrives in Paris. As it continues towards Calais, enjoy a delicious brunch. Board a luxury coach for the transfer through the Eurotunnel, then journey back to London on the Belmond British Pullman train—with afternoon tea.
Budapest’s magnificent Parliament Building on the banks of the Danube.
EXPLORE AND DISCOVER DELIGHTS OF THE DANUBE Join one of our fascinating city tours below. Alternatively, we can organise a personal itinerary to meet your specific requirements. VIENNA Imperial Vienna A half-day tour takes you to the majestic Schönbrunn Palace with a stop at stunning Belvedere Palace to enjoy the breathtaking views. Hofburg Palace Allow a good few hours to visit the former home of six centuries of Habsburgs. MuseumsQuartier Stroll among museums, cafés, restaurants and bars inside the former Imperial stables.
BUDAPEST City Tour Visit the Parliament Building, Castle District, Heroes’ Square and Great Market Hall. Széchenyi Baths Marvel at the array of thermal baths and swimming pools and gain an insight into local life in this Art Nouveau complex. Hungarian National Gallery Browse Hungarian art from the 11th century to the present day.
TRAIN JOURNEYS O U R S I G N AT U R E R O U T E S PARIS-ISTANBUL and ISTANBUL-PARIS
ISTANBUL-VENICE 6 D AY S & 5 N I G H T S
6 D AY S & 5 N I G H T S
Day 1 Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Paris for the start of your journey, with dinner on board followed by overnight travel to Budapest. Day 2 Before arriving in Budapest for a one-night stay, enjoy lunch on board. Dinner in a local restaurant is included. Day 3 After a morning of sightseeing, rejoin the train for the journey towards Bucharest while enjoying dinner on board. Day 4 The train stops at Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. Lunch is on board as the train continues to Bucharest. Disembark for an orientation tour before arrival at your hotel. Enjoy dining at a private venue this evening. Day 5 Rejoin the train for the overnight journey across Bulgaria and into Turkey. Exclusive visit to the Euxinograd Palace and the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral in Varna by the Black Sea. Day 6 Arrive in Istanbul in the afternoon.
Day 1 The start of your adventure across Europe to Italy begins with dinner and an overnight journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through Bulgaria to Romania. Day 2 Arrive in Bucharest in time for an afternoon orientation tour before dinner at a private venue. Day 3 Rejoin the train for a short journey to Sinaia and a visit to majestic Peles Castle. Continue your journey towards Hungary while dinner is served on board. Day 4 Arrive in Budapest in the morning and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital before an overnight stay at your hotel and dinner at a local restaurant. Day 5 Your final day and night on board includes a stop in Vienna for a city tour. Day 6 Arrive in Venice in the morning. Enjoy a boat ride to the island of Burano for a farewell lunch at the end of your journey.
INCLUSIVE TOUR I S TA N B U L For the ultimate travel experience, combine the train journey with a stay in Paris, Istanbul or Venice. Below are examples of what we can arrange for you. PARIS and ISTANBUL Stay in Paris at your chosen hotel and explore the beautiful and chic city at your leisure. Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the four-night journey to Istanbul. Transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul, your base for a fascinating break with a full-day city tour and then as much time as you want to explore its sights further. Return home by air.
ISTANBUL and VENICE Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your chosen hotel. A full-day city tour is included; the rest of the time you are free to roam. Then board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, arriving in Venice on the ninth day. Transfer to your chosen hotel and enjoy Venice at your own pace before flying home.
EXPLORE AND DISCOVER E N H A N C E Y O U R S TAY Experience the best of Istanbul on one of our guided tours below. Or let us put together a personalised itinerary to meet your interests. ISTANBUL City Tour Take in such magnificent sights, as the ancient Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Bosphorus Cruise A half-day visit to the Spice Bazaar is followed by a cruise on the Bosphorus. Hamams Experience Try out one of Istanbul’s famed bath-houses, which blend gorgeous tiled interiors with relaxing steam sessions or invigorating massages.
From far left: the Whirling Dervishes; the remarkable Blue Mosque; the city’s Bosphorus shores.
Star ratings given are the official classifications according to each country’s own system. For example, five-star “L” denotes a five-star deluxe hotel in Italy.
Opposite page: the Trevi Fountain, Rome; Portofino Harbour. Right, from top: double bedroom with garden view at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice; views over the bay at Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino; the Michelangelo-designed façade at Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence. belmond.com
MORE JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY Explore thrillingly beautiful regions of Europe and Southeast Asia aboard Belmond’s luxurious trains and river cruisers. hether you wish to realise a lifetime’s dream to travel on the Venice SimplonOrient-Express, glide through the famous vineyards of Burgundy on a luxurious barge or soak up the majestic sights of Myanmar aboard an intimate cruise ship, Belmond’s magnificent trains and river cruisers offer journeys to suit all tastes. Boasting exceptional staff, superb cuisine and a wealth of local knowledge, our travel experiences are designed to delight every guest. We invite you to explore our world.
TRAINS VENICE SIMPLON-
ORIENT-EXPRESS ORIENTAL EXPRESS Top of many travellers’ must-do Coursing through rainforests, list is the legendary train, which past mountains and paddy
BRITISH PULLMAN Board the splendid 1920s carriages in London to embark
ROYAL SCOTSMAN With just 36 passengers on board, this “country house on
NORTHERN BELLE Travel in the style of the 1920s and 1930s aboard the vintage
whisks you back to the golden age of travel in its sumptuous
fields, this elegant train offers glorious journeys between
on day and weekend trips to some of the UK’s most
wheels” offers an idyllic way to explore the Scottish
carriages of the Belmond Northern Belle, enjoying fine
art deco carriages. Journey to evocative destinations such as Venice, Prague, Stockholm and Istanbul or enjoy Inclusive Tours incorporating hotel stays in our Belmond hotels.
Singapore and Bangkok, as well as taking you on more offthe-beaten-track experiences around Southeast Asia to royal cities, idyllic islands and highland tea plantations.
enticing destinations. Dine on gastronomic cuisine, enjoy the silver service and fine wines as you travel to stately homes, castles, glorious gardens or great British sporting events.
Highlands, combining glorious dining, private en-suite cabins, changing vistas and entertainment on board with engaging off-train activities such as golf or whisky tasting.
cuisine and wines and passing stunning scenery as you discover the best of Britain’s cities, such as Bath, Chester and Cornwall, famous landmarks and major events.
RIVER CRUISES BELMOND ROAD TO MANDALAY Visiting ancient temples, traditional villages and timeless landscapes, our majestic river cruiser carries you on mesmerising voyages through Myanmar. Exciting excursions introduce you to the country’s marvels; life on board includes relaxation by the swimming pool and exhilarating entertainment in the evenings. BELMOND AFLOAT IN FRANCE
Board one of our luxury barges to glide along the canals and rivers of Burgundy, down the
The sister ship of Belmond Road to Mandalay has its own swimming pool and takes only
mighty Rhône or along the picturesque Canal du Midi.
50 passengers, offering leisurely cruising with an
Enjoy exclusive wine tastings, forays into fascinating cities, bike rides along sun-dappled towpaths or simply admire the scenery from the sun deck and on-board swimming pool.
intimate feel on the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady Rivers in Myanmar. Venturing deeper into the country, you can visit remote monasteries, rural markets and local villages.
A CO MMUNI TY SPIRIT From supporting Venice in Peril to setting up an agricultural school in Peru, our philosophy is to act in an ethical manner and to support initiatives that help local people in the environments in which we operate.
elmond is committed to responsible tourism: we place great emphasis on supporting local communities and establishing sustainable practices wherever our trains and cruises operate. We strive to exert a positive influence on the lives of local inhabitants and to protect sites of global cultural importance. Whether working with community food projects, or helping to protect animal species, we aim to assist in ways appropriate to each location. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has long supported Venice in Peril, raising funds for projects such as the restoration of architectural treasures. In Myanmar, where we operate two river cruisers—Belmond Road To Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella—we have supported the construction of schools and medical centres and furnished them with equipment. In Peru, where we run the Belmond Hiram Bingham train, we have instigated an agricultural and animal husbandry school and support local farmers with fair trade purchasing. We constantly seek ways to engage and help.
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