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Escape to the east and take a whirlwind adventure through some of the world's greatest ancient and modern wonders. This is a continent of incredible contrasts, where neon-lit, futuristic cities juxtapose with the tranquil beauty of serene islands and ancient forests. A trip here introduces you to a treasure trove of incredible beauty alongside a melting pot of unique culture. From the mystical peak of snow-capped Mount Fuji and the emerald waters of Halong Bay to colourful capital cities that awaken each and every one of the senses, a holiday in Asia is one that stays with you for a lifetime.

Experience a brighter future and soak up the colours of the world with Great Rail Journeys. These long-haul adventures feature all the fabulous inclusions you know and love from Rail Discoveries' holidays. You'll have a Tour Manager with you throughout and the peace of mind that everything's included in one great price, alongside an incredible dose of authentic worldwide culture. Along the way, you'll also tick off those unmissable, iconic landmarks while getting to the heart of local culture as you're introduced to the authentic sights, sounds and flavours of each place you visit. And of course, it wouldn't be a Great Rail Journeys holiday without unforgettable rail experiences. Whether you're heading to Canada or Cambodia, expect front-row seats to the most spectacular scenery on earth as you're whisked through the landscapes in comfort on the world's most iconic railways.

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There can be no man-made structure more well known than the Great Wall of China. Though the saying that it can be seen from space has been proven as a myth, it is an incredibly impressive construction that was gradually built over a stretch of two thousand years.

Large swathes of the wall still stand today, and walking along them, you are surrounded by the intensely verdant beauty of China, getting to see it from one of the country's best tactical vantage points.

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Trains are, without a doubt, one of the best ways to see both the exotic and everyday panoramas of a destination as you speed on by, and this is no less true in Japan.

Step on board the incredible Shinkansen, or 'bullet trains', as they whisk you smoothly from city to city on high-tech maglev tracks. Ultra-modern and incredibly comfortable, these routes are one of the most innovative ways to enjoy travelling throughout Japan and its islands, picking up speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

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A melting pot of cultures with a myriad of languages, you'll hear Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Khmer in the countries you visit with Rail Discoveries. A multitude of currencies are also used here. In Japan, you have the yen. In China, the yuan, where Cambodia has real and Vietnam has dong (both these countries also accept US dollars).

Despite all the different languages and currencies, flight times are fairly similar, with flights from London to Tokyo lasting 11 hours and 50 minutes, and flights from London to Hanoi taking 11 hours and 40 minutes.

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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai
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Discover China
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Ha Long Bay
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Kyoto
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Great Wall of China
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Great Wall Of China
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Our customers love our Asia tours
Highlights of China
19 Nov 2019
Mr C Blunt
4 stars
“Well organised, hotels good & tours good.
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Highlights of India, Mumbai and the Golden Triangle
21 Oct 2019
Mrs J Warburton
4 stars
“This was our first tour experience and can honestly say it was very good. Once in India it was seemless.Raj our guide was knowledgeable and supportive and took all the stress out of it all so we could relax and enjoy fully. Can honestly say would consider doing it again.
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