For the chance to see some local colour and explore a destination intimately and leisurely, take the train through Asia; watch the landscape roll past outside and witness all life take place on the platforms and stations that you pass through, unless you're hurtling along on Japan's Bullet Train, when all will be a blur.
To see a large chunk of South East Asia, board the Eastern & Oriental Express in Bangkok and travel through Thailand and Malaysia to arrive in Singapore. The four-day journey allows you to explore these destinations in slow style, whilst enjoying exceptional levels of comfort.
India can be enjoyed on board the Maharajas' Express, which travels from Delhi to a variety of destinations over four to eight days. Itineraries include three pan-Indian Journeys and two Golden Triangle tours and take in places including Agra to see the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner and Udaipur amongst others.
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After experiencing city favourites, watch as summer’s warmth uncovers lavender fields and volcanoes resplendent in green coats as you stay in hot spring getaways
This curated rail journey brings you on bullet-train sprints between Japan’s rich past, taking in ancient castle towns and tea ceremonies in Kyoto. You’ll also enjoy private, tailor-made tours everywhere from Tokyo to Hiroshima as you stay in luxury hotels and traditional ryokan inns.
This eight-day, seven-night trip on-board the Deccan Odyssey takes you to the iconic sites of Maharashtra state.
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Experience the best Japan has to offer on this 16-day tour, meandering through the modern hi-tech, natural beauty, and the ancient and traditional. Start your tour off in one of the most modern, efficient and largest cities in the world - Tokyo.
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Sweep through misted jungles, explore on expert-led excursions and indulge with restaurant-car fine dining – this is Southeast Asia’s finest rail journey.