Highlights

  • Start the celebrations early with a stay at the Belmond Cipriani Hotel, with included dinner and entertainment
  • Board the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express and relax in your elegant private cabin
  • Enjoy sumptuous feasts and free-flowing drinks in the train's iconic bar and dining carriages
  • Experience a host of surprise moments as you build up to a 1920s-style party like no other
  • Recover in style with delicious food and wine on the return journey to the UK

Celebrate the start of a new decade in glittering style onboard the iconic Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. "The Party" is an event like no other, where guests will dance the night away surrounded by vintage luxury among the opulent carriages of the world's favourite train. From the floating waterways of Venice, through the Italian Alps and back to London, this special itinerary will see you through some of Europe's highlights, with surprises along the way to make this a journey to remember.


Be enchanted by the magic of the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. Your onboard experience is designed to be unforgettable from start to finish...


Day 1

Fly to Venice

You’ll begin your trip in suitable style with a private chauffeur transfer and VIP airport lounge access before boarding your short flight to Venice. You'll transfer by water-taxi to the lavish Belmond Cipriani, its stunning waterfront location the ideal base from which to explore the magic of Venice. From the impressive architecture to the sparkling waterways, Venice is the perfect place to start your special trip. This evening, excitement builds as you start the celebrations with included entertainment and dining at the hotel, before sinking into bed for a well-earned night's rest.

Dinner (Deluxe) included

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Pool, Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Pool, Belmond Hotel Cipriani


Day 2

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (The Party)

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll transfer to Venezia Santa Lucia Station to board the iconic blue-and-gold carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, where you’ll be welcomed onboard with warm hospitality and settle in to your opulent private room. At lunchtime, you'll be treated to a sumptuous three-course lunch in the dining car, gazing at the changing scenery as you traverse the magnificent Italian Dolomites. Enthralling surprises and appearances of notorious 1920s characters await as the entertainment ramps up for the evening. After a lavish four-course feast accompanied by the finest wines, the party truly begins. Put your Charleston skills to the test as you dance the night away, and enjoy delicious cocktails into the small hours as you celebrate 2020.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Bar Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar Car

Bar Car, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Bar Car


Day 3

The Belmond British Pullman to London

This morning you will awake to an entirely different landscape as you reflect on the night before. Your private steward will restore your cabin to a plush seating area to serve your breakfast as views of northern France pass by your window. Before you arrive at the coast, you'll be served a final brunch before disembarking from your Art Deco bubble to cross under the Channel to England by luxury coach. Here, you will be escorted to the beautifully restored Belmond British Pullman for the last leg of the journey. Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea and sparkling wine before pulling into London Victoria, leaving the train with memories to last a lifetime.

Breakfast & Lunch included

The Belmond British Pullman

The Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman

Belmond British Pullman


About the itinerary

"This is an unforgettable blend of two icons of travel; the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Transport the magic of the 1920s into the 2020s as the decade is kicked off with a bang. Begin your unique adventure with a stay at the glorious Belmond Hotel Cipriani, then board the midnight blue carriages as the excitement builds on this exclusive departure. If you're seeking a trip to remember, this is surely it."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,975 pp incl. flights

Year Round from: £3,975 pp

Validity

Fly to Venice on 27 March 2020 for 1 night at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, and departure on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice Santa Lucia Station on 28 March 2020 only for an exclusive party

Includes

  • Complimentary UK chauffeur driven return airport transfers
  • Complimentary UK departure lounge access
  • Outbound flight between UK and Venice
  • Private arrival water transfer from airport to hotel with Meet & Greet
  • 1 night accommodation in 5* Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice on a BB basis in a Garden View Room with dinner and entertainment
  • Shared transfer from Belmond Hotel Cipriani to Santa Lucia station
  • Venice to Calais on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express including selected meals prepared by onboard French chefs and drinks (excluding premium) on board, and 1920s themed party and entertainment
  • Folkestone to London Victoria on the British Pullman including afternoon tea
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