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Rail vacations in Asia

Rail vacations

Enjoy Asia through the romance of rail. Where flights offer convenience, travel by rail delivers breathtaking views, cultural immersion and ample time to really experience the country through which you are traveling.

We’ve a number of Small Group Tours that have dedicated sections of train travel. In Japan travel from Tokyo to Kyoto stopping at all the major sights on the world famous Shinkansen train (bullet train) as it races through this ancient country’s ever changing scenery. On our Trans-Mongolian Adventure you will depart Beijing and traverse northern China along this iconic train-line before crossing the border and continuing the train journey across Mongolia’s sweeping plains to Ulaan Baatar.

If you prefer your vacation to be private, we have a selection of exciting tailor-made rail experiences to choose from.

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    • Japan - Kyoto - Geisha's, Koyto
      All departures for this journey are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence and lock in your international airfares or any pre and post-tour hotels.

      Highlights of Japan

      10 days from US$4395* pp

      Experience the many faces of Japan, from dazzling streets in Tokyo to antique teahouses in Kyoto. Speed through the countryside on the bullet train and stay in a traditional inn near Mount Fuji. Delight in a tea ceremony and walk the absorbing streets of Takayama. Discover the thriving geisha culture and take a touching trip to Hiroshima. Leave with a heartfelt understanding of this mysterious land

    • Japan - Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island near Hiroshima
      All departures for this journey are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence and lock in your international airfares or any pre and post-tour hotels. This journey has had its carbon emissions offset for every passenger on every departure, so you can travel guilt-free, knowing we’ve got your carbon footprint covered.

      Secrets of Japan

      15 days from US$6620* pp

      Discover Japan’s contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo’s dazzling streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. View cutting edge technology at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Nagoya and then step back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama. Stay at a traditional inn near Mount Fuji at Hakone and see the thriving Geisha culture in Kyoto. Japan is a place where ancient traditions remain untouched, while technology races into the future.

    • Japan - Takayama - Autumn Festival
      All departures for this journey are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence and lock in your international airfares or any pre and post-tour hotels. This journey has had its carbon emissions offset for every passenger on every departure, so you can travel guilt-free, knowing we’ve got your carbon footprint covered.

      Secrets of Japan with Autumn Takayama Festival

      15 days from US$7185* pp

      Discover Japan's contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's dazzling streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. View cutting edge technology at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Nagoya and then step back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama. Enjoy the excitement of the Takayama Festival with elaborate floats paraded throughout the streets. Stay at a traditional inn near Mount Fuji at Hakone and see the thriving Geisha culture in Kyoto. Japan is a place where ancient traditions remain untouched, while technology races into the future.

    • Japan - Kyoto - Gion Festival, Kyoto
      All departures for this journey are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence and lock in your international airfares or any pre and post-tour hotels. This journey has had its carbon emissions offset for every passenger on every departure, so you can travel guilt-free, knowing we’ve got your carbon footprint covered.

      Secrets of Japan with Kyoto Gion Festival

      15 days from US$6830* pp

      Discover Japan's contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's dazzling streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. View cutting edge technology at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Nagoya and then step back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama. Stay at a traditional inn near Mount Fuji at Hakone and see the thriving Geisha culture in Kyoto. Enjoy the excitement of the 1,100-year-old Kyoto Gion Festival with elaborate floats paraded throughout the streets. Japan is a place where ancient traditions remain untouched, while technology races into the future.

    • Japan - Takayama - Spring Festival
      All departures for this journey are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence and lock in your international airfares or any pre and post-tour hotels. This journey has had its carbon emissions offset for every passenger on every departure, so you can travel guilt-free, knowing we’ve got your carbon footprint covered.

      Secrets of Japan with Spring Takayama Festival

      15 days from US$7185* pp

      Discover Japan's contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's dazzling streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. View cutting edge technology at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Nagoya and then step back in time to discover the Old Town of Takayama. Enjoy the excitement of the Takayama Festival with elaborate floats paraded throughout the streets. Stay at a traditional inn near Mount Fuji at Hakone and see the thriving Geisha culture in Kyoto. Japan is a place where ancient traditions remain untouched, while technology races into the future.

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    • Vietnam - Mai Chau - Off to work, Mai Chau

      Northern Landscapes

      3 days from US$438* pp  | START Hanoi

      Traveling inland from Hanoi, experience the daily life of the hilltribes living in the stunning region of Mai Chau with a traditional home-stay experience. At Ninh Binh, cruise the tranquil waters through caves and past pagodas. The beautiful landscapes of these rural areas are just a short drive from bustling Hanoi, yet seem a world away.

    • Vietnam - Sapa - Rice Terraces, Sapa

      Sapa in Style

      4 days from US$541* pp  | START Hanoi

      With its beautiful mountain setting and colorful hilltribes, Sapa is unlike anywhere else in Vietnam. Traveling on the refurbished Victoria train takes you back in time to an era of grand train travel, with its old-world design touches. Staying in the Victoria Sapa Resort, experience this stunning mountain retreat in style.

    • Vietnam - Sapa - Hilltribe woman and baby, Sapa

      Sapa by Train

      4 days from US$392* pp  | START Hanoi

      With its tranquil mountain air, Sapa is a world away from the busy streets of Hanoi, and yet is easily reached by an overnight train journey. View the sweeping vistas across rice paddies stepped down the mountains and gain an insight into the unique culture and lifestyles of some of the ethnic minorities living at these high altitudes.