Travelling by train is a truly pleasurable means of transport and is the perfect way to visit new places. The opportunity to board a train without long queues, stressful check-in procedures and possible delays means your journey can begin in comfort and style.
There are numerous destinations to choose from on a wide variety of iconic trains. So indulge yourself in a rail journey of a lifetime.
We can plan and book local, national and international rail journeys, sleeper trains and longer trips. Whether you are looking for a short break to the Christmas markets, or to explore the snowbound peak of Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps or further afield The Rocky Mountaineer or the Rovos Rail the pride of Africa, we can help.
The name Belmond has always been synonymous with luxury, style and romance. It all began in 1976, when they received the keys to the legendary Cipriani, a Belmond hotel in Venice. A year later, Belmond began collecting the carriages for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which launched in 1982 to whisk intrepid travellers to La Serenissima in style.
Belmond joined LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in April 2019, reinforcing its place among the international leaders in luxury. For over 40 years they have followed their pioneering spirit and passion for authenticity to create and uncover some of the world’s greatest travel adventures.
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. Today, their collection includes one-of-a-kind hotels, trains, river cruises and safari lodges in stunning destinations across the globe. Each has an incredible story to tell.
Their iconic trains can take you to numerous destinations whether it be in the UK, into Europe or further afield. We can offer Belmond train packages as well as tailor made holidays on any of the Belmond range of luxury experiences.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train
A glittering icon of the rails, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express arrives at Europe’s most vibrant cultural cities in glamorous style. Unwind in plush private cabins with authentic art deco details, or make your way to the lively Bar Car ‘3674’ for cocktails as the pianist sets the scene.
Take a seat in one of three elegant Restaurant Cars and admire Lalique glass and ornate black-lacquer panels. Dining on-board is a gastronomic ritual not to be missed. Local seasonal produce is collected en route and transformed into a glorious taste of where you’ve travelled.
A classic experience is the one night journey from London to Venice on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
On this iconic journey, travel back in time aboard the luxury sleeper train. With polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.
For a classic itinerary, your time on board will be wrapped in timeless romance. From the vintage carriages and liveried stewards to the refined cuisine and fine wines, each moment is sure to become a treasured memory.
From days out to longer itineraries, Belmond has something for everyone. From hotels, boats and safari lodges, their iconic trains include:
Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train
The iconic Eastern & Oriental Express harks back to a more elegant age. Onboard, enjoy divine cuisine, exotic cocktails and champagne-infused evenings to the tune of the piano. Visit the outdoor viewing veranda to witness amazing sunrises, framed by the lush Asian jungle. Unwind and relax in the library and reading room. Take advantage of excursions to tea plantations, local villages and boat trips on the River Kwai. Whether you choose the classic route between Bangkok and Singapore, or the six-night Voyage of Southeast Asia, your journey through Asia will always be one to remember.
Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train
Embark on the ultimate Highland adventure with the Royal Scotsman. Unwind in en-suite cabins, enjoy a dram of whisky from the bar and savour fine Scottish fare. Elegant Edwardian interiors exude opulence and warmth, while the onboard Bamford Haybarn Spa and outdoor observation platform offer modern indulgence. The journey captures Scotland’s wild spirit and celebrates the country’s stunning scenery, historic gems and leisurely pursuits.
British Pullman, A Belmond Train
Embark on a timeless escape from London and revel in the spirit of the Golden Age of travel aboard British Pullman. Step into lovingly restored vintage carriages - each with a story to tell. Liveried stewards are on hand to pamper as gastronomic delights arrive at linen-coated tables, set with sparkling crystal and bespoke silverware. Savour exquisite cuisine with five course lunches, afternoon teas and exclusive celebrity chef dinners. Or choose from enchanting trips to historic cities, stately homes and sporting events.
For a wonderful classical day out, I thoroughly recommend travelling on board the British Pullman - everything about it was memorable.
May you be planning a day out, romantic trip or for a special occasion, allow NC Travel to plan and book it for you.
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