LGBTQ Group Trip: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
About this Trip
Hop on board The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and take a trip to a more glamorous time. Founded in 1976 by James B Sherwood, the Belmond specialises in luxury hotels and trains. Sherwood collected train carriages from the golden age of rail travel, restored them to their former glory and sent them back on the rail tracks. In 2021, The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will be setting out on its first all-gay from Venice to Paris. This will be a great experience for luxury travelers taking you from Italy to France on this iconic train.
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Located on Giudecca island facing St Mark’s Square, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is one of the greatest luxury hotels in Venice. Staying here will be a real bucket list experience. This hotel is the height of Old World luxury and it sets the tone of the rest of the trip perfectly.
Day 2: The Venice Simplon Orient Express
You’ll have breakfast at the hotel and then it’ll be time to board The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for its first gay group trip. Expect the highest standard of service on board. You’ll stay in a private cabin with your own steward, fine dining and surprise entertainment in the evening.
Day 3: Paris
Paris is a perfect place to end your luxury trip on board The Venice Simplon Orient Express. Enjoy the pleasures of the City of Lights however you please.
Life On Board
You’ll find three restaurant cars on board which offer an incredible dining experience – from scenic and beautiful lunches to romantic dinners. In the Etoile du Nord restaurant car you’ll find ornate and floral woodwork. Cote D’Azur has stunning Lalique glass panels and in L’Oriental you’ll find an exotic style complete with black
Taste the finest champagnes in this stunning bar. With a nod to the 1920s, you’ll find Art Deco interiors and signature Lalique glassware.
The Bar Car
Experience the glamour of pre-dinner drinks and cocktails, mingle with your fellow passengers, or enjoy a nightcap before retiring to bed. There’s a baby grand piano too which is complete with a resident piano.