The Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE and not to be mixed up with the initial Orient Express) is a privately-owned and operated train made up of beautifully-restored train coaches stemming from the 1920s, 30s & 50s.
The daytime Pullman train that takes a trip from London to Folkestone (the British Pullman along with the Northern Belle also offer remarkable day trips within the UK to hundreds of events and locations, leaving from over FIFTY mainline terminals) and the European based train of 1920s sleeping-cars from Calais to Paris and on to Venice. The drivers (Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) Limited) also operates the equally elegant Eastern & Asian Express from Singapore to Bangkok, as well as the Royal Scotsman boat trip train and the trains to Machu Picchu in Peru.
It ought to not be confused with the real Orient Express, the real spin-off of the initial 1883 Orient Express, a regular scheduled train which took it's remaining journey at the end of 2009 after over 125 years program! The Venice-Simplon Orient Express is the most romantic and elegant way to take a trip to Venice.