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Experience the delightful landscapes and historic treasures of Asia. From the Taj Mahal to the cherry blossoms of Japan. 

Asia

Take a whirlwind adventure through China's ancient and modern wonders, explore India's iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife, or visit some of the many UNESCO attractions in Vietnam and Cambodia. This and more is available on one of our Asia rail adventures.

A truly diverse continent, Asia is a land full of magnificent wonder; kaleidoscopic colours, incredible landscapes, ancient architecture and inspiring spirituality all come together to create a destination which is abundant in rich culture and breathtaking beauty. Asia is home to some of the most beautiful, vast and varied landscapes that can be found worldwide, where tiny rural villages contrast dramatically with towering glass skyscrapers in modern metropolises, and the natural beauty of the continent ranges from snow-capped mountain peaks and lush jungles and some of the most simply stunning coastlines in the world.

Taj Mahal, Agra

India

Featured Destination - India

From its lively cities, bursting with captivating architecture and kaleidoscopic bazaars, to iconic monuments such as the sublime Taj Mahal, India is a destination which truly delights.

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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai

Explore India's iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife on this incredible tour. From bustling Delhi, discover ancient cities by modern rail, visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and take two game drives to spot the elusive tiger.

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2019FebMarAprSepOctNov

11 days from £1,395 pp

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Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Explore the wonders of two fascinating nations on a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. Delve into the history and culture of Vietnam, explore UNESCO-listed attractions and visit the incredible temple city of Angkor Wat.

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2019FebSepOctNov

14 days from £1,995 pp

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Discovering India and Nepal

From the man-made wonders of India to the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Nepal, discover these two countries through a fantastic selection of excursions and experiences, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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2019Oct

14 days from £2,195 pp

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Adventures through Japan

Cherry blossoms, geisha, tea ceremonies, sake, Shinto and sacred temples; Japan has it all, and when you travel through cities and countryside alike by rail, it is all too easy to fall in love with this unique country

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2019AprSepOct

14 days from £3,195 pp

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Discover China

Take an adventure through China's ancient and modern wonders. Travel from bustling Beijing, with its Great Wall, to ancient Xi'an and its Terracotta Warriors, cruising the Yangtze River en-route. 

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2019AprMaySepOctNov

13 days from £2,295 pp

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Ranthambore & India's Golden Triangle

Explore the glorious country of India on this tour, taking you to some of it's most beautiful cities, discovering the most exquisite historical sights, and perhaps seeing a tiger at Ranthambore National Park.

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2019JanFebMarAprSepOctNov

10 days from £1,295 pp

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Food

Cuisine in Asia is undoubtedly among the greatest available anywhere, with a diverse range of exciting cuisine on offer that is revered by the rest of the world. Much of the continent's cuisine has made its way around the rest of the globe, delighting food lovers everywhere; India's spicy spiced curries, Japan's delicate fresh sushi and China's famous imperial dish of Peking duck are just several iconic examples of the notoriety of Asian cuisine around the rest of the world. Casual dining is common in Asia, with street food in particular huge - eating freshly cooked meals and snacks from pavement stalls, markets or hawker centres is extremely popular throughout the continent, and often promises a phenomenal and unique culinary experience.

Culture

Asia is the largest and most populous continent on earth and boasts many diverse and rich cultures. Serving as the birthplace of many of the world's major religions - including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, many are still practised throughout Asia, resulting in a diverse continent that is informed by many different spiritual, ethical and philosophical beliefs.

From China's Great Wall and ancient capital of Xi'an, home to the Terracotta Warriors, to India's beautiful Taj Mahal and Japan's sacred temples and shrines, Asia is home to some phenomenal architectural masterpieces and incredible sites of historical importance. When in Asia, it is all too easy to fall in love with the unique culture of your chosen destination, whether you are sipping sake in Japan, cruising along the stunning waters of Halong Bay or exploring the vibrant atmosphere of Shanghai.

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable culture, cuisine and history of Asia with Rail Discoveries, exploring your chosen destination with the help of a friendly, experienced tour guide and travelling on board some of the most charming and iconic trains in the continent. From the sleek bullet trains of Japan to India's delightful toy trains, this is undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover this exciting, diverse continent.

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