Belmond announces a new season of ‘slow adventures with Champagne’ on some of its fabled trains and cruises Belmond British Pullman, Belmond Grand Hibernian and Belmond Afloat in France. From a pop-up pub on the rails in Ireland to travelling in the upmost style to some of the UK’s most celebrated events of ‘The Season’ and a 12 Michelin-starred culinary week on Belmond Afloat in France.
THE BEST OF BRITISH – ‘THE SEASON’
Belmond British Pullman toasts the British social season with the launch of four new journeys to some of society’s most prestigious events: Royal Ascot, Guards Polo Club’s Royal Windsor Cup Final, Glyndebourne and ‘Glorious Goodwood’.
The luxury train is set to transport guests in style between London’s Victoria Station in the comfort and luxury of the storied vintage 1920s and 1930s carriages. Delectable cuisine is served by liveried stewards before arriving at the coveted events.
First out of the starting gate in 2020, Belmond British Pullman’s heads to Royal Ascot for the penultimate day of the legendary racing week; on midsummer’s day on 21st June 2020, the train travels to Windsor for the final of the prestigious ‘Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup’ at Guards Polo Club. Belmond British Pullman then gently gallops on to Goodwood Racecourse for ‘Glorious Goodwood’ on 31st July 2020. The final furlong of Belmond’s social season on the rails celebrates 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, at the legendary Glyndebourne Festival for an exceptional performance of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.
BESPOKE IRISH HOSPITALITY
Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s only luxury sleeper train introduces new personalised experiences that takes guests off the rails and into the heart of Ireland’s eclectic and adventurous landscape. Guests can now tailor their experience by choosing from a range of activities whether seeking adventure, getting close to nature or immersing in the rich Celtic culture, myths and legends – from kayaking at sunset on the lake at Killarney, paddle boarding across Clew Bay, kissing the blarney stone at Blarney Castle, horse riding on the beach in Carrowholly or exploring foodie Galway.
New for 2020 – Belmond bring the warmth and craic of traditional hospitality direct to the rails with a ‘pop-up’ pub in the traditional style of a ‘Shebeen – once known as an illicit inn’. Popping up along the route to offer a taste of traditional Ireland, music, Guinness and dancing.
CRUISING ALONG THE ‘MICHELIN’ STARRED WATERWAYS
Belmond Afloat in France announces its most decadent offering to date with the launch of its new “Epicurean Burgundy: A 12-star cruise”. Cruising through Burgundy and Beaujolais, from St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon, guests are invited to dine at a different Michelin- starred restaurant each day – experiencing a total of 12 stars throughout the week.
The cruise departs on 9th August 2020 for seven days aboard Belmond Napoléon and sees guests experience six different Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the week ranging from one Michelin-starred to those that have been awarded the highest accolade of three. Three-starred Georges Blanc, Eric Pras’ Maison Lameloise and Jean Michel Lorain’s La Côte Saint-Jacques are all stops on this Gastronomic adventure.