An Asian vacation can take travelers from Japan’s bustling cities to its peaceful temples and delightful tea rooms. Visit the Todaiji Temple—one of the country’s most important temples—in Nara; visit Matsumoto Castle, Japan’s oldest castle tower; and the Peace Memorial park in Hiroshima. An Asia tour can also take travelers through Thailand, from the bustling streets of Bangkok to Chiang Mai, the ancient Lanna Kingdom filled with revered Buddhist temples, and Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s oldest nature reserve. Explore Malaysia and the Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations and strawberry fields. Retrace the historic trading routes as you follow the Silk Road from Moscow to Beijing. Important cities along the route include Xian, home to thousands of terracotta warrior figures and Beijing’s Great Wall of China.
Rail Tours in Asia
Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima 13 days from $5675
Japan reveals its many personalities, as you experience the bright lights and buzz of Tokyo, rural life in Takayama and Kanazawa, tradition and modernity in Kyoto, and the perfect beauty of Mt. Fuji.
Departs from November 2017 to December 2018.
The Golden Eagle - Taste of the Silk Road 13 days from $16995
Follow the pathways set by silk traders of years long past on this 13-day train trip through Moscow, Volgograd, Kara Kum, Khiva, Ashgabat, Merv, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent and Almaty.
Departs from September 2017 to September 2017.