If you’re looking for wow factor, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is unrivalled—it is the perfect venue for any celebration.

We welcome groups of 12 or more passengers on board all of our scheduled luxury train tours.

A variety of special arrangements can be made to enhance your experience. These range from musicians at the station and magicians on the train to entertaining murder mystery scenarios and photographers. A bespoke menu and wine selection can be organised, as well as romantic touches such as champagne and flowers in your cabin.

Your guests will love mementoes of their journey. We offer an array of exclusive items for groups, such as posters, videos and leather ticket wallets. Or you may wish to choose from the luxury selection in our Boutique, ranging from silk scarves to hand-blown crystal.

An event aboard any of the Belmond trains is sure to be a talking point for years to come.


  • Maximum number of guests: 182
  • Piano Bar: 1
  • Boutique: 1
  • Twin Cabins: 85 (Alternatively Cabin Suites are available which are formed of two interconnecting Twin Cabins.)
  • Single Cabins: 12
  • Restaurant Cars: 3

Exclusive Charters

Chartering Belmond Trains

Looking for something more exclusive? We also specialise in customised events for up to 182 passengers aboard exclusive charters. Ideal for special occasions or to create a unique atmosphere for impressing clients.  A private charter gives you the ultimate flexibility.

Choose the destination, the length of journey and all the activities on and off the train. Or charter one of our classic, scheduled journeys. 


Alternatively, hire the train for a day excursion or spectacular gala dinner. The choice is yours.

Plan your Journey

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Contact us for information on holiday packages including flights and hotels:

Reservations: 1 800 524 2420

Groups & Charters Enquiry

Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements and we will be delighted to help.


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Belmond Luxury Trains

Belmond brings together an exceptional range of luxurious travel experiences in some of the world’s greatest destinations. Our luxury trains include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Belmond Northern Belle, Eastern & Oriental Express and the Belmond Hiram Bingham.

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