First Ever All-Gay Legendary Journey Aboard The Timeless Venice-Simplon Orient-Express. On this exclusive journey from Venice to Paris, you’ll experience the elegance and charm of the spectacular Belmond Hotel Cipriani and the glittering vintage carriages of the Venice Simplon Orient-Express.
This private journey begins with an overnight stay at the legendary Belmond Hotel Cipriani on the island of Giudecca in Venice. Enjoy a lavish Gala dinner at the Granaries of the Republic, the setting of countless celebrity celebrations.
The next day you’ll step aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, the most storied set of carriages in the world, that has been transformed into an exclusive party venue for this monumental journey! Your one-night journey includes a plush private cabin with round-the-clock steward, delicious finedining with plenty of fun surprises as you enjoy traveling with a community of your fellow LGBTQ+ travelers.
After breakfast, you’ll 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!
The True Venetian Classic Hotel
Welcome to your Italian fantasy, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, a timeless place where elegance and charm are found in every detail. Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private boat from St. Mark’s Square, Belmond Hotel Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is framed for. Transport yourself into a realm of vintage glamour that knows no bounds. Order a Bellini at Gabbiano Bar, then savour slowly as you gaze across the lagoon.
At Hotel Cipriani, each sumptuous space mingles light, fresh details with luxuriant styling. Hardwood floors, original art and spacious marble bathrooms are a study on old-world Venetian charm. From the glimmering gold ceiling of Oro to the fragrant roses in garden, every detail will take your breath away.
Michelin-starred Oro Restaurant serves up an extravaganza for all the senses. Designed by acclaimed interior architect Adam D. Tihany, the restaurant’s interior exudes Venetian refinement while an inventive Italian menu sings with culinary creativity.
Charismatic and casual, Cip’s Club holds a worldwide reputation. Classic Venetian and Italian delicacies are served waterside on the terrace.
Take a seat beside the most elegant swimming pool in Venice. Order some regional specialities from an elegant, informal menu in Porticciolo Restaurant. While you wait, have our sommelier select a bottle of crisp Italian wine to savour alongside the hypnotic lagoon views.
Surrender to serenity at Hotel Cipriani Casanova Wellness Centre. Indulge body and mind in the gardens where Casanova once wooed his lovers. Exceptionally intimate, a twin treatment cabin lets you share a series of luxurious therapies, including the spa’s signature treatment: the Casanova Garden Ritual.
Be swept away by rolling razzmatazz and glamour on a grand tour through Europe. Step aboard the historic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and uncover a hidden jewel, glittering and timeless.
An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins.
Take your seat for the culinary adventure of a lifetime
As you journey across Europe in style, unique dining experiences abound. Local, seasonal produce stars as we take fresh ingredients on board at stops along the route. Glance through the window and you may spot Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel and his skilled team inspecting lobsters from Brittany or salt marsh lamb from Mont St Michel.
Be enticed by the flavours of Europe aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Set menus that celebrate exceptional artisanal cuisine are an inclusive part of your trip. Drinks and à la carte options are also available at an additional charge. Don’t forget to inform us of dietary requirements in advance for a culinary journey that’s tailored to you.
Indulge in a special breakfast prepared by Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel. A tempting selection of fresh breads, smoked salmon, eggs, truffles and caviar make a magical morning feast.
Sample the finest champagnes in our exclusive bar. Art deco interiors and Lalique glassware conjure the romance and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Vintages include Taittinger, Laurent Perrier Rosé and Louis Roederer Cristal—perfectly chilled.