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Belmond welcomes a new decade with “The Party” of a lifetime


Roar into 2020 on board the world’s most stylish train – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. With a new immersive 1920s journey from Venice to London, “The Party” is sure to start your year off with a bang.

Belmond’s iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is set to put the roar into 2020 with the launch of “The Party”. Harking back to the parties of a bygone era and personifying the carriages’ legendary history, guests are invited to step into an exceptional 48 hours of magic and drama on a 1920’s themed trip from Venice to London. Set in the golden age of glamour; surrounded by red hot jazz and hedonistic encounters. The journey runs from 27-29 March 2020, with limited tickets available.


On 27th March 2020, the celebration begins under Venetian skies on the enchanted island of Giudecca, home to Belmond Hotel Cipriani. For one night only, Belmond Hotel Cipriani will create a speakeasy in mythical Venice. Guests will be invited to sneak into the secret location, hidden under the iconic resort, for a taste of 1920s imagination.


The scene is set for a glamorous adventure as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departs from Santa Lucia station, Venice.

As the train wends through Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France—passing snowy Alps and glassy lakes—guests will bring history to life whilst clad in flapper dresses and spats and sipping Champagne in coupe glasses. As “The Party” roars across the rails, surprise entertainment and impromptu performances will unfold both on and off the train.


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels throughout Europe from March to November and embarks on the iconic journey to Istanbul once a year. The 2020 season sees the addition of three new Grand Suites on the train; named by the cities that have inspired the design - Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

The legendary train is made up of 17 original 1920s carriages, each of which has its own unique history. Each carriage played a part in the famous trains of the era that pioneered the way for international travellers to cross borders in style and luxury.


Prices for the two-night ‘The Party with Belmond Hotel Cipriani’ journey from Venice to London starts from £3,760 per person based on a one-night stay at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in a Garden View Room and including a celebratory dinner. On board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express this price includes a stay in a twin cabin, drinks, all table d’hote meals and all entertainment.

About Private Drama Events 

This event is being curated in partnership with Private Drama Events. Private Drama Events is the UK’s leading creator of luxury experiences and collective of storytellers. Producing unique end-to-end events, the team of creatives specialise in communicating stories with authenticity and imagination. Private Drama Events develops concepts and narrative solutions, taking and translating visions into world-class experiences. 

Since 2002 Private Drama Events have realised over 3,000 events internationally for brands, not-for-profits and private individuals, because nothing beats a little party. @privatedramaevents. 

About Belmond Ltd. 

Belmond Ltd. part of the world's leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has been a pioneer of luxury travel for more than 40 years, building a passion for authentic escapes into a portfolio of one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. 

Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to push industry boundaries, taking discerning global travellers on surprising and unforgettable journeys spanning land, water, adventure and relaxation, with international acclaim. The portfolio of 46 properties extends across 24 countries, encompassing three luxury safari lodges, two river cruises, seven luxury trains, including the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and the legendary ‘21’ restaurant in New York. From historic city landmarks like Belmond Cadogan Hotel and Belmond Copacabana Palace to hidden retreats at Belmond Cap Juluca and Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor, each incomparable property has its own timeless story to tell, yet the hallmarks of the brand thread through them all: heritage, craftsmanship, and a reputation for genuine, unscripted service in an unrivalled location, create exceptional experiences that stir the soul.

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