Looking for your next luxury adventure? Taking place on a journey through France, join Ariodante, the luxury bespoke tour company, for a series of exclusive 1920s immersive murder mystery parties
No ordinary setting, the soirees will take place onboard the iconic, Grade 1 listed, Orient Express train. Launching on Saturday 18th January, the train will depart from Paris and travel to Nice in the French Riviera.
Based on Agatha Christie’s novel, Mystery of the Blue Train, guests will be transported back in time (and of course, dressed head-to-toe in 1920s costumes) on an unforgettable adventure across France.
With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery, antique fixtures and luxurious masterpieces by René Prou and René Lalique, the Orient Express epitomises the glamour and elegance of the hedonistic 1920s.
This unique experience onboard this rarely used historic train (it only ran once last year) lets guests follow in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, Winston Churchill and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who were once amongst its passengers.
About the adventure
The mystery will start at the Train Bleu restaurant at Gare de Lyon in Paris, where the rules of the game will be revealed From there, the group will be taken to the Orient Express where the train will depart promptly at 9am.
Onboard, guests will step into Poirot’s shoes and solve the mystery of the Blue Train before they reach their destination in the Côte d’Azur.
Spread across the whole train with actors disguised as guests and train staff, the murder mystery will be the first of its kind, offering a fully immersive 1920s experience.
Of course, don’t forget the gourmet aspects either. Special gastronomic experiences from that era will be served throughout – including a Parisian breakfast, Burgundian inspired lunch with paired wines, afternoon tea and dinner.
After solving the mystery, guests join together for a champagne reception at the bar accompanied by live jazz. The winner will be awarded an annual Ariodante membership, as well as some secret gifts.
Make it happen
When: 18th January, 7.30am – 10:45pm
Ticket prices start from £7,950 and hotel packages are available from £21,475 with accommodation provided at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris and the Westminster Hotel & Spa in Nice.
Included within the standard ticket price at £7,950 per person
• Orient-Express style luggage pick-up at the hotel and delivery in the hotel room in Nice
• Orient-Express train ticket and participation in the murder mystery
• Parisian gastronomic breakfast
• 1920’s inspired Burgundian gastronomic lunch with specially selected wines
• Afternoon tea with a jazz concert at the bar
• Dinner onboard the train
• Champagne reception
• Full set of photographs from the onboard photographer
• VIP transfer to the hotel in Nice
• Free joining fee when signing up to Ariodante’s Elite Membership program (worth £2,500)