Time travel is the realm of science fiction but traveling back in time is possible with a once-in-a-lifetime train ride on the luxurious suites of the Orient Express. It’s champagne Maison Veuve Clicquot’s birthday, and the party is taking place on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. A two-day celebration of the brand’s 250th anniversary will take connoisseurs from Reims to Venice, retracing the route of the first bottles shipped abroad by the Maison in 1772.
The Belmond Train will begin the anniversary celebration dubbed Voyage Solaire” at Reims, where guests begin their voyage with an immersive lunch. Here they first sample the Maison’s cuvées in the Veuve Clicquot Crayères alongside cellar master Didier Mariotti before boarding the train. Art deco design and old-world decor enhance an unmatched refined experience in a timeless atmosphere. No journey is complete without the addition of delectable food, and the luxury sleeper train will offer travelers a chance to revel in a champagne pairing dinner. Day two will begin with the sun rising over the Alps and ends with a sunset dinner at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice, on Giudecca island. To make this extraordinary affair even grander, one can upgrade to either a Cabin Suite or Grand Suite. Here you will enjoy the amenities of a lavish train car along with a celebratory breakfast in the dining car.
That’s not all; there’s an extra night of revelry awaiting you in the Grand Suites when you opt for the grand suite- an exclusive pre-travel night at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims. This champagne-loaded unforgettable trip starts at $8,432 per person.