Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: Thailand and Malaysia
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2020 Tour code: CTG20
About the tour
Join us on an epic journey to the 'Roof of the World', and explore the mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Tibet, one of the most iconic nations in Asia. We start our journey in Beijing, China's vibrant capital, before traversing varied and diverse landscapes, and climbing to the mystical city of Lhasa on board arguably the most remarkable railway journey in the world.
We depart London on our overnight flight to Beijing, arriving on Day 2. On arrival, we visit the impressive Temple of Heaven in the bustling centre of China's capital, a local and cultural hub that is a popular meeting spot for residents. We then transfer to our base for the next three nights, the Novotel Xinqiao Hotel. The rest of your day is free.
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Based on 5 verified reviews
Mr D Holdstock
The was a great experience not a lot of down time. The high altitude did hit one or two of us. I would recommend this tour for its historic and geographical interest.
Mr K Hoggett
Very good tour. I wasn't happy about using an internal flight from Xian to Xining (new this year) But since this seemed to enable us to take a later train from Xining and so see more of the high section in daylight, it was some compensation. According to the brochure we would have the chance to view Everest. However, the local guide told us that, in spite of the clear weather, this was absolutely impossible - too far away. Everybody was quite disappointed.The
Mr P Woolcock
Great place to visit, excellent tour manager, good and 2 very good guides.... Well organised and trip went very smoothly
Beautiful purchases and such fun buying them. Talking to local people selling items they had made themselves.
Mrs Fiona Boness
The four stars are for the overall content of the tour and the excellent tour manager and all the local tour guides. However, the fifth star is not awarded, as no allowance was made on the day of arrival in Beijing for jetlag, as we had had little or no sleep on the overnight flight, or for the delayed Hong Kong to Beijing connecting flight. Interestingly, the departure lounge in Hong Kong was directly overlooked by the airport hotel, and I'm sure I was not alone in looking at it longingly! We thus began the tour feeling extremely tired, with no chance to "sleep it off" until we returned home afterwards!
Explore Beijing to Lhasa on a stunning rail adventure