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Venice, Paris and the Orient Express — an LGBTQ experience

Journey back in time with the Belmond Hotel Cipriani and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

As proud supporters of the LGBTQ community, the amazing Belmond invites you to embrace your inner decadence as you embark on a romantic journey back in time combining the elegance and charm of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice and the glittering vintage carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

This amazing experience aimed at the LGBTQ community is a breathtaking trip of a lifetime. Take a look at this superb adventure and its schedule.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 – VENICE: Transport yourself into a realm of vintage glamour that knows no bounds as you begin your journey with an overnight stay at the legendary Belmond Hotel Cipriani on Giudecca Island in Venice. Party during the evening at the Granaries of the Republic, restored to their 19th century glory, and the setting for countless celebrity celebrations.

NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – VENICE: Step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the most storied set of carriages in the world, that has been transformed into an outstanding party venue for this special journey! Gather in Bar Car ‘3674’ where their waiters serve wicked cocktails created exclusively for this journey. Your one-night journey includes a plush private cabin with round-the-clock steward, delicious fine dining with plenty of fun surprises as you enjoy a sense of community with your fellow LGBTQ travelers.

NOVEMBER 4. 2021 – PARIS: 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!


– One night at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice with breakfast.

– Gala dinner at the Granaries of the Republic, Venice.

– Group transfer to Santa Lucia train station.

– One night on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris. Private cabins with a 24-hour cabin steward. Fine dining on board (all meals included). Wine, beer, and soft drinks included with meals; all other drinks charged on consumption. Incredible scenery and surprise entertainment.



– From GBP £2695 per person based on two sharing a Double Room/Twin Cabin. 

– From GBP £3995 per person in a Single Room/Cabin.

– Additional nights and upgrades at Belmond Hotel Cipriani available upon request and subject to availability.

– Upgrades to Cabin Suites and Grand Suites on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express available upon request and subject to availability. 


A 50% deposit will be due at the time of booking to secure space. The deposit is fully refundable until July 15, 2021.

Full terms and conditions will be advised prior to July 15, 2021.

Please refer to LGBTQ Special Departure November 2021 on all inquiries

For further information and to register your interest or hold group space please contact the Belmond team at: 

US/Canada Toll Free (800) 237-1236

Local +1 (843)  937-9066

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Richard Jones

Richard is the co-founder of Queer Forty. As a 40-something gay man, he is passionate about creating good, informative and entertaining content for the over 40 LGBTQ Community.

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