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Sailing the Golden Horizon: Veuve Clicquot and Belmond’s Exclusive Voyage on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

In the summer of 2024, a harmonious partnership unfolds as the venerable Maison Veuve Clicquot collaborates once again with the illustrious luxury travel brand, Belmond. This time, they beckon enthusiasts of champagne and unique experiences to embark on an extraordinary journey aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. From July 4th to 6th, 2024, passengers will be treated to an exclusive itinerary from Vienna to the heart of Champagne, marking a singular occasion that promises to be a voyage of a lifetime.

A Tapestry of Experiences

The voyage promises an immersive tapestry of experiences, seamlessly weaving together the realms of gastronomy and luxury travel. With Michelin-starred chefs Jean Imbert and Mory Sacko at the helm, passengers are in for a culinary adventure like no other. Paired with the discovery of Maison Veuve Clicquot’s rarest cuvées and unique immersive encounters, this journey transcends the ordinary.

The Yellow Brilliance

At the heart of this exclusive odyssey lies the signature yellow brilliance of Maison Veuve Clicquot. From the departure in Vienna, echoing the golden age of travel, to the culinary crescendo aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, every facet of the journey is inspired by the iconic hue. This color, symbolic of audacity and creativity, sets the stage for an immersive experience that reflects the essence of the Maison.

Unveiling Europe’s History

Before the grandeur of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, passengers are invited to explore Vienna—a city intertwined with the historical route of Veuve Clicquot champagnes. From the Danube’s blue waves to a secret high gastronomy dinner, the journey commences with a historical exploration of Vienna’s cultural landmarks.

Culmination in Champagne

As the train glides through picturesque landscapes, passengers savor an animated dinner curated by Chef Jean Imbert, harmonizing with Maison Veuve Clicquot’s finest champagnes. The third day heralds the rising sun from cabin windows, leading to Reims, the historic seat of Maison Veuve Clicquot. Here, amidst vineyards and gardens in Verzy, a 4-handed lunch by Chefs Mory Sacko and Jean Imbert unfolds in the UNESCO-listed ancient Gallo-Roman chalk cellars.

From the initial moments in Vienna to the final crescendo in Champagne, this collaboration between Maison Veuve Clicquot and Belmond crafts an immersive narrative that blends history, gastronomy, and the effervescence of the finest champagnes. As passengers traverse from East to West, this voyage promises not only a physical journey but a timeless experience, epitomizing the spirit of adventure and luxury that defines both these iconic brands.