Urban Retreat It worked wonders for 007 and his sexy KGB double agent. Then again, why wouldn’t it? There’s the cinematic journey, passing through glittering ports of call. And the vintage carriages of the gleaming Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, whose compartments are fitted with mahogany panels inlaid in pearl and Art Deco marquetry. But it’s the black tie–only dining car, complete with four-course, 2 1/2-hour dinners, that truly transports passengers to a bygone era. Experience the luxurious side of train travel with the Belmond’s route from Venice to Budapest to Paris. And don’t miss a soak in Budapest’s thermal-spring Gellért Baths.