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Nature's finest

Holidays by Rail Discoveries, breathtaking moments by nature. The world we live in is remarkable and beautiful, and going on holiday to experience nature at its best is a fantastic way to appreciate unfamiliar natural wonders.

Cherry Blossom

With the arrival of spring comes cherry blossoms, framing some of Japan's most famous streets with pale pink canopies. The beautiful, albeit frail, Sakura flowers are an important part of Japanese culture, signifying that life is transient yet beautiful. These iconic blooms also play a role in Japanese art and poems. Cherry blossoms appear in different regions at different times of the year, but are most likely to be seen in late March or early April. Immerse yourself in their fragile beauty when you embark on an 'Adventure through Japan'.

Himeji Castle With Cherry Blossoms

Pandas

Meet these curious creatures at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding as you 'Discover China', where more than 120 adorable giant panda cubs have been born over the years. The giant panda is native to southern central China and is known to be extremely lazy, spending most of its days either eating or sleeping. They are folivores whose main diet consists of bamboo leaves and shoots, and they can eat up to 30kg in just one day. Despite their friendly appearance, pandas are known to be largely solitary animals.

Panda, Chengdu

Chitwan National Park

Established in 1973, the first national park of Nepal enjoys a World Heritage status. Comprised of 370 square miles of forest, grasslands, and marshlands, it sits serenely at the feet of the Himalayas, bordered by the Gandaki and Rapti Rivers. Home to an array of wildlife, including 1-horned rhinos, sloth bears, elephants, and leopards, Chitwan also plays host to over 500 different species of birds throughout the year. Explore the unique habitat of these creatures when you join us in 'Discovering India & Nepal'.

Chitwan National Park

Tigers

Displaying majestic gait and poise, the Bengal tiger is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. The stripes of the Bengal tiger is unique to each individual, much like the fingerprints of humans. Catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures at Ranthambore National Park, on expertly curated game drives, as you explore 'Ranthambore & India's Golden Triangle' or 'Tigers, the Taj Mahal, & Mumbai'.

Tiger, Ranthambore National Park

Periyar National Park

Located in Thekkady, Kerala, Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous elephant and tiger reserve. The Rivers Pamba and Periyar flow through the park, supporting the unique ecosystem of the forest. Home to diverse, and often endangered, flora, various different birds and animals inhabit the surrounding forests, and there's a chance to spot them on our 'Spectacular Southern India' holiday.

Periyar National Park

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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive
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Lake Orta
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The Netherlands in Springtime
12/Apr
Phil Joiner
5 stars
“Everything good except Hotel room Just an overnight hotel not for 4 days and no storage Good things Good shower and comfortable beds
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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive in Winter
22/Mar
Mr Alwyn Davies
5 stars
“Excellent holiday. Great hotels and accommodation. Good food and drinks choices. Highly recommended.
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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive
05 Nov 2023
Nitro
5 stars
“Brilliantly organised; group size ideal, enjoyable itinerary, and our tour leader Angie was lovely: friendly, funny, caring, professional and knowledgeable. I'd go again!
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
11 Aug 2023
Judith Sercombe
5 stars
“A well organized trip with an exceptional tour manager. Plenty of interesting places to see along with amazing scenery. Hotels stays were very comfortable excluding the Murcure in Edinburgh. Several issues with the lift and plumbing. The walk from the station was prolonged and difficult. Otherwise a fantastic trip and thoroughly enjoyed.
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Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and the Alps
03 Oct 2023
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4 stars
“Overall it was a really good holiday. The Itinerary was good. On the first day we set off fairly early on Eurostar but then had to wait at Gare de Lyon for more than 2 hours and finished up dining at 9 pm. I think that this was due to unforeseen circumstances but perhaps could have been handled better. The holiday we wanted to go on was cancelled, and we took the last two places on this tour, resulting in our hotel room not being up to the standard we are used to from previous Rail Discoveries holidays. On the way home we used the same stopover hotel and had free time before returning on Eurostar. Personally , I would have liked to have returned earlier to catch our train home. We had to spend an extra night in London , which was expensive for basic food and accommodation and did not enhance our holiday.
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The Best of the Italian Lakes & the Matterhorn
28 Sep 2023
R Lower
4 stars
“The hotel was in the most beautiful setting on lake Orta - food was excellent and the infinity pool superb. The journey both ways was long but worth it - especially with the first night in Turin. Our tour guide, Linda, was first rate - I would thoroughly recommend the trip especially if you’ve never been to the mountains and lakes before.
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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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