Pomalo is a big fan of the Belmond brand and we have visited multiple Belmond properties. Mona notes the new trend in travel: "We see our guests looking for an educational and fully immersive local experience nowadays and we believe this will continue to be a growing trend, and what better way to immerse yourself than traveling on a train or a cruise that takes you to multiple destinations?." Mona has experienced several Belmond trains and cruises like: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train from Venice to Paris, Belmond Trains in Peru, and Belmond Road to Mandalay Cruise in Myanmar.
Did you know that the Belmond group was acquired in April 2019 by the luxury colossus LVMH?
There are many different options when it comes to Belmond, you can choose one of the many enticing options which we guarantee will whisk you into the golden age of travel while you experience the world’s most exciting destinations in unforgettable style.
Train Option: Slide back your compartment door to cabins draped in plush fabrics. Crisp white tablecloths set the scene for evenings of exquisite fine dining. Crystal glassware catches the light as you toast your adventure in the bar. Experience these timeless journeys spreading across South America, Europe and Asia.
Why choose this train: To visit some of Europe's most iconic cities, vintage style.
Perfect for: Cultural experiences, adventuring Europe like a film-star and gastronomic cuisine.
Our favorite journey: Grand Tour of Europe. You can choose to depart from 3 different locations either Vienna, Budapest or Prague while crossing Europe on different journeys for 7 nights.
Belmond British Pullman
Location: United Kingdom
Why choose this train: Sister train of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This train embodies everything that was fabulous about the 1920's and 30's in their heyday, experiencing quintessential Britain.
Perfect for: Luxurious and glamorous journeys, decadent dining and a dash of adventure on an unforgettable trip through the British countryside.
Our favorite journey: Best of British. Visit Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, Leeds Castle in Kent, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, as well as splendid cities such as Bristol, York and Canterbury. Our other favorite journey is their dining journeys which includes superb cuisines and exclusive Celebrity Chef dinners, in which you can meet the face behind the menu.
Belmond Royal Scotsman
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Why choose this train: Ranked among the world’s most luxurious trains, the mahogany-clad cars marry Edwardian elegance with the comforts of a country house. Ten intricately designed carriages, including the
sublime Bamford Spa, form a palace on wheels.
Perfect for: Nature lovers, romance/intimate travel, leisure and indulging in a true Scotish experience (Fishing, golfing, pigeon shooting, highland safaris, visiting whiskey distilleries, local castles and grand country estates).
Our favorite journey: Clans, Castles and Isles, which is a five-night journey exploring the wild and rugged west coast of Scotland, including Oban and the Isles of Mull and Bute. And another journey to gain wonderful insight into some of Scotland's finest properties, discovering untold stories as you're taken on guided tours, often led by the clan and estate owners themselves is the 4 Night Heritage Homes and Gardens Journey.
Belmond Grand Hibernian
Why choose this train: It is the first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland. The train traverses the wide open countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that defines the captivating land of Ireland.
Perfect for: Immersing in history, pampering your taste buds with artisan cheeses, smoked fish and Irish Whiskey, indulging in the enchanting scenery and storytelling.
Our favorite journey: Grand Tour of Ireland. Discovering the most memorable sites of iconic Ireland for 6 nights, experiencing the wonders of the Emerald Isle on an extraordinary journey. Visit castles, cliffs and vibrant cities.
Eastern & Oriental Express
Why choose this train: There’s a certain magic to this voyage, combining adventure with total relaxation. This train travels one of the most magical and memorable routes in the world, gliding pass the lush jungles, ancient temples and quaint villages of Malaysia all the way to Singapore.
Perfect for: Experiencing the ancient wonders and cosmopolitan cities, immersing in local living, nature and culture, and authentic touring with professional guides.
Our favorite journey: Fables of Peninsula. Uncover the excitement and diversity of Asia metropolitan life via breathtaking rural landscapes and historic cities.
Cruise Option: There’s nothing more romantic than a river cruise. A Burgundy boat trip calls for stops at sun-soaked vineyards, ancient chateaux and picture-postcard villages. Marvel at gold-tipped temples topping the emerald banks of the Ayeyarwady River as you glide through Myanmar. Whatever you chose, sleek design, warm-hearted service and bespoke cuisine are the order of the day.
Belmond Afloat in France
Why choose this cruise: It is the most serene and luxurious way of exploring France's waterways, cruise the beautiful canals and rivers that crisscross the countryside aboard the seven barges that make up the Belmond Afloat in France fleet.
Perfect for: Fine dining, gastronomic journeys filled with wine, people watching, family entertainment and most importantly romantic escapes.
Our favorite journey: Cruise through Burgundy famed vineyards before discovering the sparkling Champagne region on sister barges Amaryllis and Pivoine.
Belmond Road to Mandalay
Why choose this cruise: It is an epic river cruiser along the Ayeyarwady, to experience the tranquility along Myanmar's most fabled river, gliding past ancient pagodas and charming fishing villages and much more.
Perfect for: Wellbeing, cultural exploration, spiritual recreation, local living and visiting historic and ancient sights.
Our favorite journey: Images of the Golden Land. 4 nights of exploring the ancient temples of Bagan and the pagoda-topped hills of Sagaing, discovering Mandalay and the lavish carvings of the teak Shwenandaw monastery and visiting scenic Mingun, home to the world's biggest uncracked bell.