Luxury Locos

EUROPE
THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS
It's arguably the world's most romantic train journey — and who would want to argue, with so much romance in the air? Since 1883, the Orient Express has set the standard for a certain kind of luxury travel. Today, the train's original 1920s and '30s carriages are decorated with marquetry panels, finely cast solid brass and Art Deco paintings. The traditional London-to-Venice trip takes 31 hours and costs $2,400 one way. But the train's trophy trip, which mirrors its virgin...

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