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Asia & India

A land of ancient civilisations, the birthplace of all major religions, and home to futuristic cities and technological hubs - Asia is diverse in the truest sense of the term. The continent is a natural wonder, flaunting the soaring peaks of the Himalayas, the roaring waves of the Indian Ocean, meandering rivers, sprawling forests, as well as expansive deserts.

The world's biggest continent is a melting pot of unique cultures, each equally vibrant and dynamic. Even more varied in flavour and aroma is the wide array of mouthwatering cuisines, considered to be among the best in the world. Embark on an immersive experience as you escape to the east on your next holiday.

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Taj Mahal, Agra
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4.7 stars(202 reviews)
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Discovering Japan
4.4 stars(69 reviews)
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
2024OctNov
2025JanFebOctNovDec
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
4.7 stars(106 reviews)
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Grand Tour of China
4.8 stars(20 reviews)
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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai
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Sri Lanka, Temples and Tea
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Darjeeling & the Last Himalayan Kingdom
4.8 stars(25 reviews)
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Taj Mahal, Agra
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4.7 stars(202 reviews)
2024SepOctNovDec
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
4.7 stars(106 reviews)
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Discovering Japan
4.4 stars(69 reviews)
2024AugSepOct
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
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Grand Tour of Japan
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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai
4.7 stars(44 reviews)
2024SepOctNov
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  • DestinationIndia
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Angkor Wat
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2024SepOctNov
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
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Uzbekistan and the Ancient Silk Road
Last 50 Spaces
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  • DestinationUzbekistan
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Darjeeling & the Last Himalayan Kingdom
4.8 stars(25 reviews)
2024Oct
2025FebMarOctNov
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  • DestinationBhutan, India
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Grand Tour of China
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  • DestinationChina
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Grand Tour of India & Nepal
4.3 stars(31 reviews)
2024OctNov
2025FebAprSepOctNov
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  • DestinationIndia, Nepal
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Forbidden City
2024Oct
2025AprMaySepOctNov
13 days from
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  • DestinationChina
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Our customers love our Asia & India tours
Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
6/May
D Phillips
5 stars
“The tour was informative including all modes of travel,fantastic scenery, informative local tour guides and same minded people in the tour group. Wonderful experience.
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
1/May
Heather Dickinson
5 stars
“A well organised, wonderful trip to India. Enchanting!
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Highlights of India, Mumbai and the Golden Triangle
28/Apr
A Richardson
5 stars
“We recently returned from the 10 day tour of the Golden Triangle, Ranthanbore and Mumbai. We've had the most amazing experience. It felt like a school trip at times, but our Tour Manager Christine was a retired Teacher so that was to be expected and we found it quite funny. It must be difficult to manage a group of adults so she did a good job. Our local tour guide Sidir was fantastic. His knowledge was incredibly detailed and helpful. He was also a very personable and polite man, who we are sure went above and beyond his actual role. We met lots of nice people and got along with everyone. The vibrancy of India was overwhelming and sometimes we couldn't believe our eyes. Highlights for us included Fatiphur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and seeing Tigers in their natural habitat. There are too many highlights to note them all, as we would be here all night. Negatives - We were taken to a few businesses where they tried to sell their goods to us but these visits were usually in the afternoon which kept us out of the midday sun, so we didn't mind. The organisation of the trip was brilliant. The travel arrangements ran like clockwork, including coach, train and plane journeys. Our Great Rail trip ended in Mumbai but we had arranged to extend our trip and booked internal flights to Goa for 5 nights. Great Rail delayed our flight home and there were no issues with our return journey. The tour is quite full on with some very early mornings so we do recommend extending your stay to rest and recuperate before coming home. Overall this has been a trip of a lifetime and we recommend this tour.
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Grand Tour of India, Nepal and the Himalayas
3/Apr
Pooniavadee Ungapen
5 stars
“we had a wonderful time . Just to remind the organiser the road to kathmandu was too hard and a lot of time wasted
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Sri Lanka's Leopards and Temples
3/Apr
C Woods
5 stars
“This is a lovely tour, busy, but a great experience. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and you get to see a lot of sights. The hotels are great with gorgeous swimming pools. The food was good and all buffets so you get to choose what you want. This tour was really good value as well.
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Darjeeling and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
28/Mar
Sue Bates
5 stars
“A holiday full of experiences in amazing places. History, culture, nature and fabulous landscapes. Something for everyone especially rail enthusiasts.
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Discover Japan
14/Jun
Jack Allen
4 stars
“Great overall. Superb itinerary and tour guide
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Uzbekistan and the Ancient Silk Road
11/Jun
M Hemmings
4 stars
“Overall a most enjobable trip. Very interesting places to visit and good hotel accommodation with excellent tour guide and manager who ensured that all went smoothly. An indirect flight for the return trip (via Instanbul) was not ideal as it meant a very early start on the final day and a longer journey back.
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Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia
4/Apr
J Tuson
4 stars
“Very good though a bit full on could have done with more down time
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Culture & Traditions

Rickshaw

Local Experiences

Exploring Asia can never be complete without experiencing the local way of life, and we make sure that you don't miss a thing. The streets of Old Delhi are full of people going on about their everyday lives and are best experienced on a rickshaw, the daily transport of the locals. None of your meals in South Korea are complete without a side of kimchi, a fermented vegetable dish known for its health benefits. Making kimchi requires traditional knowledge and we organise a kimchi making session where its secrets are revealed. While in Beijing, we host a traditional Peking Duck dinner, sampling this famous dish made up of pieces of tender, roasted duck which has been associated with imperial courts since the 13th century.

Lantern Making

Hidden Gems

Some experiences render an authentic charm to your holidays and ensure that you discover something special about each destination. Discover these hidden gems as you taste Chinese tea at a traditional local tea house or attend a lantern making workshop in Vietnam. Whether you immerse yourself in a spiritual arti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River or visit an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka to admire these gentle beasts synonymous with Asian culture, you get to unearth aspects integral to each location you visit. With Great Rail Journeys, become more than just a tourist in a foreign land.

Chinese Greeting

Welcoming Guests

We have always been fascinated with the elaborate cultures and traditions of Asia. One thing they have in common is their warm hospitality. In India, there's an old proverb that the guest is God, and Indians welcome their guests exactly how they offer prayers - with palms pressed together, floral wreaths, and a tika or vermilion dot on the forehead. The locals of South Korea and Vietnam are known for their friendliness and warmth, and tourists are always made to feel welcome. Be it the traditional bowing of Japan or the Chinese salutation, you will be gladly received by locals whichever part of Asia you choose to travel to.

Uncover the East

Iconic Rail Journeys

At Great Rail Journeys, we do everything that we can to ensure that your holidays are nothing short of unforgettable. From the sleek bullet trains of Japan and the maglevs in China to the idyllic toy trains in the lap of the Himalayas that traverse sleepy hill stations - your rail experiences are guaranteed to be as diverse as the continent is. You can travel through the hinterlands of North and West India on the Palace on Wheels, whose elaborate decor brings to life the traditions and colours of Rajasthan, or board the Green Express train from Hanoi to Da Nang as it skirts along the sparkling coast of the South China Sea.

Must-See Sights

The continent of Asia is home to some major landmarks, a few of them featuring among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Guides with exhaustive local knowledge and love for travelling, accompany you as you explore the architectural delights of the Taj Mahal, or take a walking tour along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Whether you admire the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, or visit the Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam, Great Rail Journeys' carefully curated escorted tours endeavour to bring the destinations to life and captivate you with both regaling and poignant anecdotes that add a personal touch to your holiday.

Inclusive Excursions

Be it New Delhi, Beijing, Osaka, Busan, Hanoi, or Colombo, you get to explore the diverse cities of Asia with guides who know the areas like the back of their hands. However, it's not just the mega cities that our guides are conversant in. Your wildlife spotting experiences are enhanced by expert guides who are well acquainted with the forests and adept at escorting you through them. A guided trip to a tea plantation isn't complete without tasting some of their produce and learning in detail about the intricate process involved. Our excursions are designed to cover diverse themes and adapted to ensure that your personal interests are met to the best of our abilities.

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