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Veuve Clicquot takes over the Orient Express

One of Australia’s highest-selling champagnes, Veuve Clicquot is a staple of celebrations everywhere. Toast to 250 years of savoir-faire with this opulent and exclusive European rail journey.

From 5 to 7 June 2022, experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour through the history of this iconic champagne house. This symbolic trip will take you from the birthplace of Veuve Clicquot to Venice, where its first bottles were shipped abroad in 1772.

Your journey begins in Reims, the heart of Champagne and home of Veuve Clicquot. Before you even step onboard, experience an immersive tour of the cellars and sample La Grande Dame champagne.

Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive lunch hosted by the Maison’s cellar master, Didier Mariotti. Think champagne gastronomy with hand-selected cuvée pairings.

All aboard the Orient Express

Filled to the brim with knowledge and bubbles, step onboard the historic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

An uncontested icon of the rails, this iconic train is adorned with art deco details and polished cherry wood – the perfect backdrop for your journey.

You’ll be thoroughly pampered with three different suites, and Veuve Clicquot experiences, to choose from.

For the ultimate luxury package, the ‘Grand Suite Experience’ includes an exclusive night at Hotel du Marc in Reims before your trip, spacious marble ensuites and 24-hour butler service onboard, and a magnum of La Grande Dame champagne.

Or relax in the ‘Cabin Suite’ or ‘Twin Cabin’, complete with washbasins, luxe ameneties and 24-hour cabin steward services.

onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with Veuve Clicquot
Travel on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Celebrate history in style

In Bar Car ‘3674’, the social heart of the train, you can anticipate a themed party with live music. At this bespoke event, storytellers and musicians will bring the Veuve Clicquot ‘solaire culture’ to life –  acommpanied, of course, by a glittering selection of cuvées.

Upon your arrival in Venice, board a private water taxi to the iconic Cipriani Hotel. Cocktail in hand, celebrate Veuve Clicquot’s sparkling history with an exclusive gala dinner amongst the 19th-century granaries.

As dusk falls, dress in your finery and experience a dazzling sunset ball. Here you’ll toast to a truly magical journey, and 250 years of Clicquot culture.

sunset at cipriani hotel
Enjoy a sunset ball at Cipriani Hotel

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