To mark its 250th anniversary, Veuve Clicquot has conceived an exceptional journey with Belmond onboard its mythic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Founded in 1772, Maison Veuve Clicquot remains faithful to its emblematic motto – “Only one quality, the finest” – encapsulating two and a half centuries of savoir-faire at the heart of an exceptional heritage and the visionary spirit of Madame Clicquot, one of the first businesswomen of modern times.
Starting June 5, guests will spend two days discovering the history and savoir-faire of the Champagne Maison, traveling from Reims to Venice, retracing the route of the first bottles shipped abroad by the Maison in 1772.
Entitled “Voyage Solaire”, a name inspired by the signature sunburst yellow color of Veuve Clicquot labels since 1877, the celebratory journey follows the sun from dawn to sunset. It begins at sunrise in Reims, in the heart of Champagne, with a visit to the chalk cellars and a tasting of the Maison’s most prestigious cuvées, accompanied by Cellar Master Didier Mariotti.
The adventure and refinement then continue onboard the legendary train in a timeless atmosphere. Immersed in an authentic décor elevated by art deco details, you will revel in a champagne pairing dinner. The next morning, you can watch the sunrise over the Alps from your cabin or the platform at Innsbruck station. The magical adventure culminates with a sunset dinner at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice, on Giudecca Island.
Guests who book a Cabin Suite or Grand Suite add to the experience with a celebratory breakfast in the dining car. And Grand Suite guests are invited to an exclusive pre-journey night at Veuve Clicquot’s private Hôtel du Marc in Reims.
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