Belmond Road To Mandalay

Belmond Road to Mandalay offers a variety of itineraries as it cruises the beautiful Ayeyarwady River for three, four, or seven nights, between the pagoda city of Bagan with its stunning ancient temples and royal Mandalay. There is also an additional option of nights in Ngapali, Inle Lake, and historic Yangon with its dazzling, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda. There are also cruises farther afield through picturesque villages and gorges to Bhamo, near the Chinese border in the North.

Belmond Road to Mandalay will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Myanmar with a special journey on October 1-5, 2016. The four-night sailing will follow the route of the ship’s inaugural trip from Bagan to Mandalay, and as a special thanks to the communities along the river, five percent of the ticket price for this anniversary cruise will be donated to the Belmond Myanmar Foundation in support of a new hospital facility in Bagan.

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Road to Mandalay - Exterior Deck

Belmond Grand Hibernian

Belmond Grand Hibernian will launch in August 2016 as Belmond's first product in Ireland and the country's first luxury sleeper train. The train will provide tours of the magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating cities of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

With a name derived from Hibernia, the classical Latin name for the island of Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian will journey throughout the island offering two-, four- and six-night rail experiences that visit the most prominent destinations of the North and South, including the train’s Dublin base, Belfast and Cork. Traveling aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian will be akin to a land cruise, offering daily excursions such as tours of historic estates, a round of golf on one of the finest courses in the world, a visit to the new Titanic Belfast center, or an immersion into the world of Ireland’s legendary writers, musicians and artists.

In addition to its 20 cabins, Belmond Grand Hibernian will offer two dining cars, ‘Wexford’ a light-filled space with Irish motifs and tweed fabrics and ‘Sligo’ an elegant restaurant with a Georgian feel in relaxed greys and warm woods. The observation car, ‘Kildare’ will blend the warm atmosphere and elegance of an Irish saloon and is set to be the social hub of the Belmond Grand Hibernian from which to enjoy good old Irish craic and stunning scenery from the large picture windows.

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Belmond Orcaella

Celebrating Myanmar as a land of mystery and spiritual, untouched locales, Belmond launched Belmond Orcaella in 2013 to offer visitors even more opportunities to experience sights and culture.  The sister ship to Belmond Road to Mandalay embarks on both an Ayeyarwady River schedule and a Chindwin River schedule, exploring popular cultural sites along the way.

The craft’s small size (200 feet) allows it to sail along untouched waters and through remote destinations. Each of the 25 spacious river-facing cabins, 17 of which are suites, feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, and ensuite bathrooms.  There is also a lounge area, bar and swimming pool.

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Belmond Royal Scotsman

A journey aboard Belmond Royal Scotsman takes guests straight to the heart of the Scottish Highlands, through the lochs and lees and pine-clad mountains. Guests disembark daily to visit exceptional places such as private residences or whisky distilleries or to attend Highland Games or watch local fisherman haul up the catch.

The charming Observation Car is the perfect place to sip a dram while keeping an eye out for a stag or a pine marten darting for cover.

The chefs aboard the train are of the highest caliber and have trained with world-renowned names such as Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux, and Charlie Trotter.

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The Royal Scotsman - Exterior Platform

Belmond Northern Belle

Belmond Northern Belle evokes the bygone era of the Golden Age of Travel, its name reflecting the great “Belle” trains of the 1930s. Launched in 2000, it departs from more than 65 towns and cities including Manchester, Liverpool, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Crew, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Birmingham. Each carriage on the train bears the name of a significant stately home or castle, such as Chatsworth, Glamis, and Warwick.

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Northern Belle - Exterior

Belmond British Pullman

The Belmond British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offer travelers an extensive program of luxury experiences and day excursions to Britain’s historic towns, stately homes, and sporting and social events. It also plays an integral role in the London to Venice (and Venice to London) journeys aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, bringing guests from London to the coast where they are driven through the tunnel in a luxury motor coach.

Each carriage is an original masterpiece from the 1920s or 30s, full of rare timber veneers, custom-loomed fabrics, and solid brass work, and meticulously restored. The delicious meals served on the train are based on English country fare, reflecting the destination of the excursion, and are always accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

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British Pullman - Exterior Countryside

Belmond Afloat in France

Belmond Afloat in France comprises five péniche-hotels offering a unique and peaceful cruise experience into the heart of rural France’s regions of Burgundy, Provence, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, and the Loire Valley.

Each barge accommodates between four and twelve passengers and offers a high crew-to-guest. ratio with six crew attending up to twelve guests. Each barge travels down the charming and beautiful canals of France allowing guests to hop off to explore the vineyards, gardens, markets, and even golf courses of the various regions.

Belmond Fleur de Lys and Belmond Amaryllis barges are the ultimate in French péniche and are the only two barges on the French inland waterways to have outdoor heated pools (both for private-hire only). Belmond Alouette, a four-passenger barge for private hire, cruises the tranquil Canal du Midi and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment that includes a wonderful open-plan kitchen that facilitates cooking classes. The slightly larger Belmond Napoleon and Belmond Hirondelle barges are available for private hire as well as cabin-only.

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Afloat in France - Amamryllis Barge

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The ultimate in luxury train travel, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes guests on the classic journey from Paris to Istanbul as well as routes from London, Venice, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. In 2016, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will also make its inaugural journey to one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, Berlin.

The art deco interiors in the authentic vintage carriages and the gracious service take one back to the glamorous age of train travel of the 1920s and 30s. The fine dining restaurants on the train are complemented by the elegant Champagne Bar and the new '3674' Bar Car.

While traveling in private cabins, passengers are attended by cabin stewards throughout the journey. Each cabin is beautifully decorated in mahogany panels and Art Deco floral and leaf patterns. During the day, the cabin is a lovely seating area where guests can enjoy tea, and at night, while guests dine, the steward transforms the cabin into a comfortable bedroom with soft towels and crisp linens.

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VSOE - Exterior Platform

Eastern & Oriental Express

The classic Eastern & Oriental Express itineraries are the two-night journey between Singapore and Bangkok and the three-night journey between Bangkok and Singapore through the Malay Peninsula. The southbound itinerary passes over the famous wooden trestle viaduct at Tham Kasae, one of Thailand’s most scenic stretches of railway.

There is no better way to see the region as tracks weave through rice paddies and verdant vineyards, pass through bustling cities, and traverse over stunning bridges, all in the lap of luxury on the fabled train.

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