Veuve Clicquot Unveils Solaire Journeys: Three Exceptional Experiences Aboard the World’s Most Iconic Trains

Celebrating 250 Years of Veuve Clicquot’s Sun-Filled Legacy

Veuve Clicquot is excited to announce the launch of the Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journeys, an extraordinary three-part adventure, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences aboard the world’s most iconic trains. From Asia to South America, guests are invited to embark on breathtaking journeys that span three continents, celebrating Maison Veuve Clicquot’s unique Solaire culture. 

For over 250 years, the iconic champagne House has epitomized a message of optimism and audacity worldwide, inspired by its legendary founder, Madame Clicquot. Widowed at just 27 years old in 1805, Madame Clicquot took the reins of her husband’s business, dedicating herself to expanding Maison Clicquot and spreading the joy and sunshine of Veuve Clicquot champagne across the globe. 

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“We are delighted to introduce Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journeys, extending the legacy of Veuve Clicquot into the realm of luxury travel,” says Magalie Harvey, Moët Hennessy, national communications and influence manager. “These journeys embody the pioneering spirit, sophistication and Solaire culture that have defined Veuve Clicquot throughout its storied history.” 

Drawing inspiration from Veuve Clicquot’s signature ‘sunshine’ yellow hue, the immersive experiences invite guests to follow the sun and their dreams, as they embark on unforgettable journeys in Asia, Europe, and South America. Hosted aboard four legendary Belmond trains — the Eastern & Oriental Express (Southeast Asia), Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Europe), Hiram Bingham and Andean Explorer (Latin America) — the Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journeys celebrate Maison Veuve Clicquot’s unparalleled art de vivre. 

Each journey promises its own unique signature experience, complete with bespoke sunrises in stunning landscapes to personal gifts and exquisite gastronomy crafted by world-renowned chefs, accompanied by the finest champagnes and exclusive access to the House’s Cellar Master. 

Photos Boby Allin

Luxury Train Travel Experiences

Malaysia’s Jungle Line:

Southeast Asia Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express 

April 22-25, 2024      

To celebrate Veuve Clicquot’s historic connection with Singapore — where its champagne bottles were first shipped in 1859, guests are invited on a remarkable three-night journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. This unique expedition from Singapore to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, traverses the pristine landscapes of the Teman Negara National Park via the breathtaking ‘Jungle Railway.’ It seamlessly blends opulent luxury, culinary excellence, and artistic indulgence with a hint of adventure. Passengers will relish the leisurely pace of life in cherry wood-paneled cabins, delight in live entertainment within the Piano Bar carriage and savour sophisticated dining experiences curated to complement Veuve Clicquot’s finest cuvées.  

Champagne Sunrise:

Vienna to Reims Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 

July 4-6, 2024 

The second Veuve Clicquot Solaire Journey will begin with a gala dinner in one of Vienna’s historical gems, a destination for Veuve Clicquot champagnes since 1777, when the Maison’s prestigious bottles were transported from Reims to the Austrian capital along the Danube. Following a day of exploration amid Vienna’s rich heritage, travelers will board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a symbol of timeless elegance and adventure spanning over four decades. Settling into Art Deco cabins, guests will gather in the Bar Car ‘3674’ for an aperitif and a black-tie dinner curated by Veuve Clicquot ambassador, chef Jean Imbert. As dawn breaks over the Alps, passengers will witness a breathtaking sunrise from their cabins before arriving in Reims – the heart of the Champagne region and home to Veuve Clicquot since 1772. There, they will embark on a journey through the Maison’s historic vineyards, explore the bucolic kitchen garden, and descend into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Crayères for an unparalleled gastronomic experience orchestrated by chefs Jean Imbert and Mory Sacko. 

Andean Adventure:

Cusco to Arequipa and Machu Picchu Aboard Belmond Trains, the Hiram Bigham and Andean Explorer                 

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s most spectacular sunsets, this unique journey takes guests aboard two luxurious trains, the Hiram Bingham and the Andean Explorer. Beginning with a night at Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco and an exquisite dinner in the Monasterio Chapel featuring a 50 Best Peruvian Chef, the adventure unfolds as the iconic Hiram Bingham train winds through the Sacred Valley towards the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Guests will revel in the opulence of Pullman-style carriages, indulge in gourmet dining and soak in the breathtaking vistas en route to Machu Picchu. Following exploration in Cusco, travelers will embark on the Andean Explorer, South America’s premier sleeper train, journeying through traditional cities and the enchanting Peruvian Andes to the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, where a stunning sunrise awaits. Onboard, guests will savor the finest champagnes guided by Veuve Clicquot’s Cellar Master, Didier Mariotti, elevating this journey into an unforgettable gastronomic experience. 

October 21-26, 2024 

Photo Martin Scott Powell

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