Belmond has introduced a collection of cultural, culinary and mother nature experiences across its European homes. The new features span land, rail and river with unique entry to cultural establishments, non-public tours and qualified-led weekend retreats.
Highlighted experiences contain:
Guests of the not too long ago renovated 14-room Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino can just take to the seas with former Olympic and America’s Cup sailor and ambassador of A single Ocean Basis Mauro Pelaschier. The two-day give (June 18-20) will involve a a few-hour sailing knowledge with Pelaschier checking out local marine parks and studying about sustainable sailing procedures right before returning to the resort for a bespoke cookery course at the new cafe, DaV Mare.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Convey, A Belmond Train kicks off its 2021 period on June 21 with new one particular-evening journeys to Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Rome and Florence. The sleeper educate will also debut 3 supplemental Grand Suites, each with private loos and showers, double beds and a dwelling area with underfloor heating. Extra amenities contain a personalized steward, cost-free-flowing champagne, in-suite eating and non-public transfers to and from the practice.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Specific Budapest Grand Suite
June 24–27, previous Spanish tennis star and winner of 13 singles titles, Nicolás Almagro, will guide a tiny-team retreat at La Residencia, A Belmond Lodge, Mallorca. Subsequent a single-on-one classes, a tennis clinic and tickets to an exhibition recreation with Almagro and a Lux Tennis expert, travelers will have the option to dine with Almagro at a celebration supper on the ultimate night.
Choose a tour in Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel’s vintage Fiat 1100 Musone for behind-the-scenes obtain to the nearby ateliers and artisans spearheading Florence’s “New Renaissance.” From jewellery and sneakers to crystalware and perfumery, each artisan will share how they protect traditional craftmanship with modern day designs and supplies. The experience will close with a “The Art of Packing” workshop at Louis Vuitton.
Aboard British Pullman, A Belmond Practice, attendees can love an unique five-program evening meal expertise hosted by Michelin-starred chefs. Beginning on July 16 with Ollie Dabbous, the working day prepare will journey roundtrip from London Victoria Station as a result of the English countryside while guests indulge in the seasonal tasting menu with selected pairings from Mayfair wine emporium Hedonism Wines. The supper collection will also welcome Simon Rogan, owner of the Michelin-starred Umbel cafe team, in August Michel Roux Jr., a two-Michelin star chef at the helm of Le Gavroche in London, in September and Raymond Blanc, founder of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire, in October.
Pivoine, A Belmond Boat
Non-public charters of Afloat in France’s fleet of 7 barges present customized itineraries together the canals with stops for bicycle rides, wine tastings and scorching air balloon excursions. Accessible starting August 28, a new vintage champagne tour will be obtainable for 6-evening itineraries. With lodging on Pivoine, A Belmond Boat, households and pals will love vintage champagnes with distinctive entry to the region’s leading vineyards, Maisons Ruinart, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Krug.
The third annual Art of Flavours gastronomy festival will take put September 9–12 at Reid’s Palace, A Belmond Resort, Madeira. In addition to a series of dining ordeals with seven fellow Michelin-star cooks and a gala meal, chef Luis Pestana of the hotel’s Michelin-starred William Restaurant will lead visitors to Fajã dos Padres by cable auto to share island techniques on cultivating sweet fruits and veggies just before sitting down down to an al fresco lunch with freshly caught fish.
Hop onboard the historic Circumetnea steam prepare to Mount Etna for non-public winery tours to flavor rare vintages and regional delicacies—available only to attendees of Villa Sant’Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina. Lunch is ready by Le Mamme del Borgo users, a group of local girls honoring conventional Sicilian recipes that have been handed down by way of generations. For individuals searching for a more intense retreat, wine advisor and grasp Tom Harrow will lead a 3-day experience on September 30 to October 3.
Caruso, A Belmond Lodge, Amalfi Coast partnered with a nearby learn jeweler for a goldsmith workshop exactly where travelers will learn about the historic Roman and Greek approaches, these as granulation and dropped-wax casting, ahead of seeking their hand at crafting their possess masterpiece. One more emphasize of the three-evening retreat (Oct 14–17) is exclusive entry to the Oplontis archeological web-site with a private viewing of the assortment of gold jewelry. All over the period, visitors of the hotel will take pleasure in unique obtain to Oplontis, as very well as the new excavation web pages at UNESCO Environment Heritage Pompeii and the 2,000-year-previous theater at Herculaneum.
A a few-working day retreat (Oct 28–31) will just take put at Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino discovering the destination’s prolonged history with denims, relationship again to the 15th century in the shipyards of Genoa. Pursuing a tour of Museu Diocesano with the museum curator to view what is regarded to be the ancestor of fashionable denims, a painting done on linen textile stained in indigo blue designers-in-training will join a series of workshops again at the resort to produce their personal customized selection.
Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany
In partnership with Marchesi Antinori, one of Italy’s most renowned wineries dating back to 1385, Castello di Casole, A Belmond Resort, Tuscany will host a a few-working day escape in the countryside, led by wine skilled Tom Harrow. Itinerary highlights contain exclusive-entry excursions of Tenuta Tignanello estate and Tenuta Guado al Tasso, tasting some of the most sought-after wines in the midst of Tuscany’s vendemmia season.
Celebrating 1,600 yrs of Venetian history, Cipriani, A Belmond Lodge, Venice will host a 3-working day course (November 11–14) checking out the historic disciplines that traveled together the Silk Highway, this kind of as a masterclass on Kintsugi, the art of repairing ceramics with gold, and common silk print workshops. Friends of the lodge will also have obtain to driving-the-scenes tours of the city’s libraries and archives all through the time. For the duration of tours of the Fondazione Cini Library and the 13th-century Library San Francesco della Vigna, unusual books and preserved manuscripts will be on display solely for Belmond guests.
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