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Burgundy, France
Uniquely stylish experiences that elevate travel.

Belmond’s collection includes one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, trains, river cruises, and safari lodges in stunning destinations across the globe. Trains across Europe and Asia whisk you into the golden age of travel. Seven barges glide through the French waterways with their own unique features and personalized routes. Three unique safari lodges in Botswana offer their own opportunities to immerse yourself in nature.

Sample Experiences

Belmond Afloat in France, France

Board a luxurious barge and explore France's waterways. Drift along the river and then moor for tailor-made excursions. Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon and glide over the rich and varied patchwork landscapes. Explore the countryside on horseback, or go truffle hunting. Accompany your chef to the market to pick out fresh ingredients for dinner.

British Pullman, A Belmond Train, England

Sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, British Pullman embodies everything that was fabulous about the roaring 1920s and '30s. In their heyday, these authentic carriages formed part of the most famous and luxurious services in Britain. Today, each carriage has been lovingly restored so that you too can experience the glamour of vintage rail travel. 

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) offers a travel experience unlike any other. An icon of Art Deco design and an enduring symbol of luxury, the VSOE travels between some of Europe's most iconic cities every year from March to November and guests travel in authentic vintage carriages, evoking the glamorous era of European rail travel in the 1920s and 30s. Passengers can join in spontaneous conversations in the Bar Car, dine on gourmet dishes prepared in the galley kitchens and relax in their private cabins while enjoying the passing scenery from their own supremely privileged “window on the world”. Your voyage of discovery on these storied carriages brings together aspects of Europe’s extraordinary lineage with the ultimate in style and comfort.

Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland

Travel through Scotland in style aboard the luxury train that offers the comforts of a country house. Discover Scotland's soaring peaks and deep valleys, stunning lochs and historic castles. Spend your days visiting distilleries or pursuing outdoor adventures, then spend your evening stargazing with an astronomer.

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Nature & Wildlife
On the Water
Custom Itineraries
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