Luxury on Rails: Veuve Clicquot and Belmond’s Extravagant Train Journeys

Savouring Breathtaking Views, Culinary Excellence, and Abundant Fizz

Embark on a journey of opulence where champagne flows, gourmet cuisine delights, and picturesque landscapes unfold. Veuve Clicquot, the renowned champagne house, and Belmond, the esteemed train operator, unite once again to present a series of unparalleled gastronomic adventures.

The Sparkling Odyssey: Unveiling Three Distinct Journeys

Veuve Clicquot’s collaboration with Belmond reaches new heights with three exclusive train journeys set to captivate travellers in 2024. Following the grand success of last year’s celebration onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the champagne house continues its legacy with unique rail escapades spanning Asia, Europe, and South America.

A Malaysian Soiree (April 22-25)

The inaugural expedition promises an enchanting three-night sojourn through Malaysia. Commencing in Singapore, the birthplace of Veuve Clicquot’s inaugural champagne shipment in 1859, guests will board Belmond’s Eastern & Oriental Express. The luxurious train will traverse the scenic route to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, meandering through the lush Taman Negara National Park on the iconic ‘jungle railway.’

Throughout the excursion, indulgence takes centre stage. The journey begins with a Solaire champagne brunch overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay, followed by an extravagant gala dinner onboard the train, accompanied by a cascade of the finest Veuve Clicquot champagnes. Live music and a DJ set promise to keep the celebration alive well into the night.

Vienna to Reims Elegance (July 4-6)

A second rendezvous unfolds, whisking guests from Vienna to Reims aboard the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. From a black-tie dinner curated by Jean Imbert, head chef of Plaza Athenee overseeing the culinary offerings onboard, to breakfast against the backdrop of the Alps’ sunrise, this journey epitomises elegance.

Upon arrival in Reims, the heart of the Champagne region, guests embark on a tour of Veuve Clicquot’s historic vineyards. A gourmet subterranean feast, prepared by Imbert and Mory Sacko, awaits in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed chalk quarries, providing a fitting conclusion to this exquisite expedition.

Peruvian Splendour (October 21-26)

The grand finale unfolds in Peru, a six-day spectacle commencing with a night at the Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco. Dinner within the Monasterio chapel sets the stage for an exclusive journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train, traversing from Cusco through the Sacred Valley to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

Subsequent highlights include a visit to the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and an enchanting voyage through the Peruvian Andes on the 35-cabin Andean Explorer, a first-class sleeper train. Veuve Clicquot’s cellar master will be the guide, hosting champagne tastings to elevate the travel experience.

Indulgence at a Price

Embarking on these luxurious adventures comes at a price. For the Singapore to Kuala Lumpur itinerary, prices start at $6,800 per passenger, based on two guests sharing a Pullman Cabin. However, for those seeking an unparalleled fusion of luxury and travel, the investment promises an unforgettable experience.

A Toast to Unmatched Luxury

Veuve Clicquot and Belmond invite connoisseurs of luxury lifestyle to embark on these extraordinary train journeys. From the lush landscapes of Malaysia to the sophistication of Vienna and Reims, and the breathtaking beauty of Peru, each expedition promises a unique blend of champagne-soaked opulence and the timeless allure of train travel.

What’s Your Ideal Champagne-infused Journey?

As you explore the allure of Veuve Clicquot and Belmond’s luxurious train escapades, which journey ignites your wanderlust? Is it the tropical charm of Malaysia, the classical elegance from Vienna to Reims, or the enchanting landscapes of Peru? Share your travel aspirations and preferences in the comments below.

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