While you probably won’t be solving a murder — fictional or otherwise — you can still ride the famed Orient-Express across Europe in style this March. Belmond, the company behind the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, is launching a new high-end train travel experience called “The Party.” The rail company will offer a two-night experience on March 27-29, 2020, which will transport guests a century back in time.
The experience begins at a speakeasy party at Belmond’s Hotel Cipriani in Venice. You may not want to get too drunk, however, as you’ll be departing the next morning for London aboard the Orient-Express train. You’ll pass through the Italian countryside, Austria, Switzerland, and France, and we have a hunch you probably won’t mind the long journey. Each of the train’s 17 carriages are from the 1920s and will be outfitted in period furnishings. Guests will be entertained by performances while onboard and will be encouraged to dress up in 1920s costumes.
According to Belmond, “The party continues as long as you do, so leave your inhibitions on the platform and embrace the atmosphere of a bygone era. Put your Charleston skills to the test, and make sure the 2020s begin as they mean to go on.”
Tickets for “The Party” start at $4,845 per person, which includes a one-night stay at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, tickets to the speakeasy kickoff party, a cabin on the Orient-Express, and, most importantly, all drinks, meals, and entertainment.