Some of the best hotels, river cruises, and train journeys in the world are part of Belmond. The best way to get a Belmond discount, deal or special offers on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Belmond Pullman Train, on Belmond River Cruises or at Belmond hotels is to book with an official luxury travel agency like our luxury travel concierge.
Our luxury travel concierge is an official member of the Belmond Bellini Club. This means that if you make your next Belmond booking via our agents, we can secure you free loyalty-style benefits (on top of your own status and membership benefits), room upgrades and perks, for no extra cost. Typically, our free benefits include:
- VIP welcome treats with a local taste
- Buffet or full breakfast daily for two
- Welcome letter from General Manager
- Space available complimentary upgrade on arrival
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Clients who spend a min. of US$5,000* at any one property or tour are eligible to receive a US$500 gift voucher for future travel of $2,500 or more at a different Belmond property (to be booked by the same agent)
- Premium Amenities
- $90 fully flexible hotel/resort credit per junior suite or room, per stay
- $200 fully flexible hotel/resort credit per full suite, per stay
We also have direct access to all the hotel, train, and cruise general managers via the Bellini club, which helps us answer any questions you have and helps us to fix any issues that crop up. We outline how to book into Belmond hotels, trains, or river cruises and including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and British Pullman, while taking advantage of special offers in more detail below:
1. Get Exclusive Free Benefits With A Luxury Travel Agent
As outlined above, you can get free benefits at all Belmond hotels, on all Belmond train journeys, and on all Belmond river cruises by booking with our luxury travel agency. It really is that easy. We made use of these free benefits on our own personal stay at the Belmond Cipriani in Venice which remains one of my most exquisite hotel experiences (pictured above).
2. Book A Special Offer
There are special offers on the Belmond website, and our agents are also sent special offers, so we share any current, live offers with you when you contact us. Our agents can book your hotel, train journey, or river cruise with one of these special deals. Offers include 50% off companion fares for selected journeys on the Belmond British Pullman train departing London Victoria Station. There are also 4 for 3 discounts on the Belmond British Pullman if you book a party of four. Ask our luxury travel concierge agents for current special offers.
Perhaps the most iconic Belmond train is the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express which is well known after Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels. This train journeys through Europe on various routes, taking in Berlin, Budapest, Innsbruck, London, Paris, Prague, Istanbul, Venice, Verona, and Vienna. Private carriage bookings on certain journeys can occasionally be found on special offer. The Grand Suite carriage (up to 6 passengers) and the Cabin Suite carriage (up to 8 passengers) tend to be available at a discount for journeys from Venice to Paris/London or London/Paris to Venice.
There is also an offer for a free transfer in Venice from Santa Lucia station to any central Venice hotel on arrival or when departing from any central hotel to the station. If you book the Grand Suite and get complimentary transfers at both ends of the journey.
3. Book Early
Belmond hotels, trains, and river cruises run at a high occupancy rate, particularly in popular seasons like the summer. It is often wise to book as soon as the rates come out. This can be a year in advance! It is certainly not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these discounts rarely happen on popular routes, particularly in the high season.
4. Bag A Bargain At Our Travel Auction
We have loads of luxury hotel stays and occasionally train journeys in our luxury travel auction. Our auction offers inspiration and a genuine discount at certain hotels, including Belmond hotels. These are one-off items, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Our auction also offers luxury stays beyond the Belmond brand, so it is worth looking around as there may be a hotel stay in a destination you are planning to visit.
5. Discounted Advance Purchase Rates
If you are sure of your dates, you should take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates to get a cheaper journey. Advance purchase rates offer anywhere from 10-50% discount off the usual prices. Make sure you are certain of your dates because there are no refunds on most advance purchase rates once you are booked in.
6. Book For A Larger Group
Many of the Belmond train special offers involve a discount if you book for a larger group. One special offer currently live (at the time of writing) is the option to book a private carriage on certain journeys at exclusive rates on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The offer is on the Grand Suite carriage (up to 6 passengers) and the Cabin Suite carriage (up to 8 passengers) for journeys from Venice to Paris/London or London/Paris to Venice.
7. Shortern Your Stay Or Consider A Day Trip
For the Belmond experience for less, why not try a shorter journey like a day trip on the Belmond British Pullman train or a 1-night stay at a Belmond hotel rather than 3 or 4 nights. If you book into a Belmond hotel for one night, you can still take advantage of our early check-in and late check-out, free breakfast, resort credit, and you still get the welcome amenity.
I would prefer one night at a truly great hotel than three at a mediocre hotel. The early check-in and late check-out that you will get by booking with our luxury travel concierge (subject to availability) will help make your 1 night last for 2 whole days.
8. Holiday In Low Season
Book in low season! Be it your train journey, your hotel stay, or your river cruise. Venice, Monaco, and most of the Meditteranean are massively discounted mid-winter, so you can pick up a much cheaper rate out of the main season (late May to September). Early October and early May can be the perfect time to visit the Meditteranean, and the rates tend to be much more reasonable. The train special offers are more plentiful too. New Year’s Eve on the Belmond British Pullman train tends to be more expensive than a pre- Chrismas meal. Shop around and be flexible and make use of any special offers when they can be found.
9. Book A Less Popular Route
The Belmond Grand Hibernian is not the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and is not as popular as the Orient Express either. Belmond Grand Hibernian still offers the luxury rain experience, and you can choose from a selection of two, four, and six-night journeys. Visit Dublin, Belfast, and Cork while enjoying fun excursions, from historic estates to world-class golf courses.
10. Promo Codes
There may corporate promo discount codes which you can use on belmond.com, although we are not aware of these. As any corporate discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge, we suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Any auction prices listed correct at time of publication, but will be subject to change.
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