Enjoy the Asia contrast by rail..
If there was one word to sum up Asia it would have to be 'diverse'. Bustling global cities, remarkable historical sites and natural wonders dot the landscape of the world's largest continent. From patchwork farmland to rugged mountain ranges, idyllic beaches to dazzlingly vibrant capital cities, the landscapes of Asia are definitely a feast for the senses. Choosing which countries to explore can be difficult with each offering their own particular brand of beauty, but regardless of the destination, travelling by rail is a great way to appreciate Asia's spectacular contrast.
Japan's bullet trains ('shinkansen') are renowned for their impressive speed and efficiency. Purchase a Japan Rail Pass before you leave Australia and your journey through the Land Of The Rising Sun will be effortless. The ultimate convenience for sightseers, a JR Pass gives you the freedom to explore Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and more so you can have your fill of Japanese culture and cuisine across the country. There are five types of JR Rail Pass covering the regions – these passes are the most affordable and comfortable way of making your way around with trains known for their punctuality and cleanliness. Treat yourself to extra comfort by booking Green Car (first class) seating.
For a rail holiday in Asia with a little more pizzazz, book your journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Begin your tour on the city streets of Singapore and Bangkok before settling into your luxury cabin and watching the scenery unfold before you. Humble villages, untamed rivers and dense jungle entwine to form an intoxicating view of this enigmatic part of the world. Check out Flight Centre's rail journeys in Asia and enjoy the ride in your lavishly decorated suite with world-class chefs providing your meals and exciting off-train excursions along the way.