Veuve Clicquot is celebrating its 250th anniversary with an epic train travel experience this summer that takes guests from France to Italy aboard the Orient Express.
From June 5 through 7, 2022, the Veuve Clicquot is taking over the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train for its anniversary celebration trip. It all begins in Reims, France, the Champagne house’s home since its inception in 1772. There, guests are invited to an immersive lunch and to sample the Maison’s cuvées in the Veuve Clicquot Crayères alongside cellar master Didier Mariotti before boarding the train.
Next, guests are invited on a two-night train trip that follows the shipping route of the Champagne’s first bottles, concluding with a night’s stay in Venice at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel. While onboard, guests will enjoy decadent pairing menus by chef Jean Imbert, followed by a few lively libations on the train’s Bar Car 3674.
The following morning, the train meanders through the Italian Alps and then down into Venice. There, guests will journey by boat to Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel. Finally, guests are invited to Veuve Clicquot’s Sunset Ball to toast Veuve Clicquot one more time.
Those looking to take this already incredible trip up a level can upgrade to either a Cabin Suite or Grand Suite, which comes with access to a celebratory breakfast in the train’s dining car. Making things even more glamorous, a stay in the Grand Suites comes with an exclusive pre-travel night at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims.
The trip is priced at $8,432 per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin. For more information or to make a reservation, head over to the official webpage.
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