68 Themystiqueand glamourofAgatha Christiestill lingerthroughout An icon ofArt Deco design: Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel between Europe’s most captivating cities. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the most storied set of car- riages in the world. It promises to transport us, not merely across Europe, but back in time. With its polished wood panelling, original antique fixtures and sumptuous upholstery, this train epitomises the glamour and the elegance of the GoldenAge of travel.