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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's World Heritage mission encourages the protection and preservation of natural and cultural heritage throughout the world, that is of outstanding value to humanity. With Rail Discoveries, you get to explore a great number of UNESCO-listed attractions, including unmissable sights and surprising attractions.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty as well as an UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its deep turquoise waters and unusual rock formations. Here, you can visit some of the stunning caves and grottoes that pepper the landscape.

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Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Halong Bay

Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

India's most famous monuments, the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, are both UNESCO World Heritage sites. The white marble of the Taj Mahal and the imposing red sandstone of Agra Fort introduce you to bygone dynasties as well as some seriously impressive architecture.

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Ranthambore & India Golden Triangle

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Discovering India and Nepal

Jaipur

Affectionately known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur was recently given UNESCO World Heritage status. The beautiful hue of the buildings within the Old Town are beautiful, and the sandstone Amber Fort and City Palace are well worth experiencing.

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Discovering India and Nepal

Ranthambore & India's Golden Triangle

Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Mumbai

 

Hiroshima

The city of Hiroshima encountered a devastating nuclear bomb attack by the United States Army Air Forces on August 6th 1945. To this effect, most of the city was destroyed but has since been rebuilt, becoming the largest city in the Chugoku region. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (now a UNESCO World Heritage site) serves as a memorial to this historic event.

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Adventures through Japan

Hiroshima

The Great Wall of China

The iconic Great Wall began as a defence system against invasions from the north. It became the world's largest military structure and border control, as well as encouraging trade under the Ming dynasty (1368- 1644). Today, it is an extremely popular UNESCO World Heritage site with the entire structure measuring an incredible 13,171 miles in length.

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Discover China

Great Wall Of China

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs for 30 miles through the slopes of the Nilgiri Mountain range, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. One of 3 mountain railways of India, it enjoys coveted UNESCO World Heritage status. The train, mostly hauled by steam engine, travels from Mettupalayam to Ooty, and is the only rack railway in India. Plans for construction began in 1854 when the British started frequenting Ooty to get some respite from India's tropical summers, and the views have changed little since then; passing the verdant forests of the Blue Mountains, so-called because the entire range turns blue when the Kurinji flowers bloom once every 12 years.

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Spectacular Southern India

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Glacier Express All Inclusive
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K Brown
5 stars
“Great Value
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Vienna, Prague & Berlin
01 Nov 2019
Mr C Harrison
5 stars
“All aspects within your control were good
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Imperial Capital Cities
01 Nov 2019
AW
5 stars
“It was well organised and met our expectations
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Glacier Express All Inclusive in Winter
08 May 2019
Mr P Driver
5 stars
“Our tour manager Graham Carter did a great job in making every day of our holiday run perfectly. He sorted any issues when necessary. He even gave valuable advice for our free days.
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Puglia All Inclusive
23/Oct
Mr Iain MacLeod
4 stars
“I was surprised not more rail journeys.
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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive in Winter
01 Mar 2020
Mr C Lander
4 stars
“It was well organised, very enjoyable holiday
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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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Treasures of Andalucia
21 Oct 2019
Mr M Horsey
4 stars
“Excellent holiday especially the services of the tour manager Interesting trips and pleasant hotel. Only complaint was the number of guests trying to obtain a meal from the buffet at mealtimes. It was extremely crowded and spoilt the experience
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