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LGBTQ Belmond Train Ride on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

I am so excited to announce this luxury vacation opportunity, exclusively sold by a select group of travel advisors. Belmond has been a leader in LGBTQ training and inclusion and this will truly be the vacation of a lifetime! The itinerary includes one night at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Gala dinner, One night aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris, and more! If you are interested, please contact me directly for special perks!


NOVEMBER 7, 2020 - VENICE Transport yourself into a realm of vintage glamour that knows no bounds as you begin your journey with an overnight stay at the legendary Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Giudecca Island in Venice. Party with us this evening at the Granaries of the Republic, restored to their 19th century glory, and the setting for countless celebrity celebrations.

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 - VENICE Step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the most storied set of carriages in the world, that has been transformed into an outstanding party venue for this special journey! Gather in Bar Car ‘3674’ where our waiters serve wicked cocktails created exclusively for this journey. Your one-night journey includes a plush private cabin with round-the-clock steward, delicious fine dining with plenty of fun surprises as you enjoy a sense of community with your fellow LGBTQ travelers.

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 - PARIS Arrive in Paris, the City of Lights and Love, where the journey ends, but a lifetime of friendships and memories have been created along the way!


  • One night at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice with breakfast.

  • Gala dinner at the Granaries of the Republic, Venice

  • Group transfer to Santa Lucia train station

  • One night board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris.

  • Private cabins with a 24-hour cabin steward

  • Fine dining on board -- all meals included

  • Wine, beer, and soft drinks included with meals; all other drinks charged on consumption

  • Incredible scenery and surprise entertainment


GBP 2695 per person based on two sharing a Double Room/Twin Cabin GBP 3995 per person in a Single Room/Cabin


This program will operate subject to a minimum of 50 guests booked by February 15, 2020 - A 50% non-refundable deposit will be due at that time. - Commissionable to travel trade - Net group rates based on a minimum of 10 rooms/ cabins booked; one free room/cabin for tour organizer based on 10 rooms/cabins sold. - This is a closed/exclusive departure that will not be available to book online until February 15, 2020

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