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Indulge in Exquisite Champagne and Culinary Adventures on Three Iconic Train Journeys in 2024

Embark on an unforgettable culinary journey with Veuve Clicquot’s Solaire Journeys, where the luxury of rail travel meets the harmony of nature and exquisite dining. With the sun as our guide, guests experience the opulence of Veuve Clicquot champagne amidst three breathtaking locations. These exclusive train adventures celebrate the sensory power of the sun, from sunrise to sunset, aboard Belmond’s legendary trains. Indulge in unforgettable onboard and offboard experiences, all complemented by the free-flowing bubbles of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Eastern & Oriental Express: April 22–25, 2024

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Begin the Eastern & Oriental Express journey starting from Singapore with a welcoming Solaire aperitif. As the train winds through Malaysia, guests are treated to iconic sunrise and sunset moments amidst pristine landscapes.

In Singapore, indulge in a champagne brunch at an exclusive venue before boarding the Eastern & Oriental Express bound for Malaysia. Throughout the journey, savor culinary feasts featuring sustainable cuisine, Veuve Clicquot vintage tastings, and excursions in the lush Taman Negara National Park. Additionally, explore the cultural richness of Penang Island with a choice of tailored excursions catering to art lovers, culinary enthusiasts, and independent adventurers alike.

Penang Island

Vienna to Reims on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: July 4–6, 2024

Vienna Austria

The Vienna leg of the journey starts with guests staying at the luxurious Imperial Hotel and indulging in an exquisite dinner featuring the best of Viennese gastronomy.

The following day, guests board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for lunch in the elegant restaurant cars. Enjoying scenic views, they partake in a wine tasting with a Cellar Master and a quiz on Veuve Clicquot wines. The evening culminates in a spectacular gala dinner curated by Chef Jean Imbert, featuring seasonal specialties and exceptional wines.

belmond veuve train


The excitement continues the next day with a champagne brunch as the train approaches Reims. Guests disembark for a journey to romantic Verzy Manor, part of the Veuve Clicquot domain for over a century. Explore the vegetable garden and vineyards beneath the Montagne de Reims, followed by a tasting at the pressing center. A delightful lunch in the historic cellars, accompanied by a fascinating tour, awaits.

Verzy Manor

Andean Explorer: October 21–26, 2024

The Peruvian leg of the journey, known as the Land of the Sun, begins in Cusco before exploring Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and La Raya aboard the Andean Explorer and Hiram Bingham trains.

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After acclimatizing at the serene Palacio Nazarenas, guests embark on a city tour visiting landmarks like the Qorikancha temple. Experience the beauty of Monasterio with a courtyard toast and an exquisite dinner in the gilded chapel.

Departing Cusco the next morning, guests board the Hiram Bingham for a Peruvian lunch en route to Machu Picchu. Explore the stunning gardens of Sanctuary Lodge and enjoy a ‘Solaire’ champagne moment before returning to Cusco aboard the train, indulging in a four-course South American feast.

Machu Picchu

On the Andean Explorer, marvel at jaw-dropping scenery from your luxury cabin, including a sunset at La Raya. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise at Lake Titicaca before exploring the Uros islands. Conclude with visits to the 8000-year-old Sumbay caves and the breathtaking Lake Lagunillas scenery before reaching Arequipa.

Lake Titicaca

In partnership with 26 North Concierge, embark on an extraordinary journey of luxury, culinary delights, and unforgettable experiences aboard the Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journeys. With meticulous attention to detail and seamless arrangements, booking these exclusive Belmond train experiences promises to be the gateway to a world of opulence and adventure.

Belmond Train

Whether traversing the lush landscapes of Malaysia, indulging in Viennese gastronomy, or exploring the ancient wonders of Peru, each trip offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the splendor of Veuve Clicquot champagne and the romance of rail travel. Don’t miss the chance to create timeless memories with 26 North Travel and Veuve Clicquot on these extraordinary journeys.

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