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.
Fables of the Peninsula aboard Eastern & Oriental Express, 6 Nights
Take your seat for the ultimate journey into the heart of Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train; Singapore to Bangkok, with stops in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Itinerary: Day One Arrive independently at the Fullerton Hotel for complimentary overnight stay. The rest of ...
Travel Dates: Only on 1 October 2018
Trans-Mongolian Express, 12 Nights, Westbound
Naadam is the one and only Big Event in Mongolia - a spectacularly colourful national festival, held every year. Naadam literally means 'three manly games'. Known as the world's second oldest Olympics, it celebrates what defined civilisation in the Steppes eight centuries ago; archery, wrestling ...
Travel Dates: Only on 10 July 2019
Trans-Siberian Express with Golden Eagle, 14 Nights, Eastbound
Undoubtedly the world's greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and youst from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world's largest freshwater lake. Highlight...
Travel Dates: Only on 2 June 2019
Singapore to Bangkok aboard Eastern & Oriental Express, 6 Nights.
There is no better vantage point to explore Southeast Asia than aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express-your passport to the exotic and the sophisticated. A luxurious private cabin is a stylish sanctuary for your trip, with windows perfect for watching the scenery unfold. A steward is on...
Travel Dates: Only on 24 October 2018
Silk Road, 20 Nights
Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, the Silk Road follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. For centuries, merchants and adventurers journeyed to and from China on ancient routes through some of the most testi...
Travel Dates: Only on 16 April 2019.
China And Tibet Rail Discovery, 11 Nights
Enjoy a rail tour with a difference traversing across the grand wilderness of China through stunning scenery and ancient cities before offering a magical exploration of Tibet, known affectionately as the Roof of the World, and home to more Himalayan peaks than anywhere else. Itinerary: Urumqi - ...
Travel Dates: Only on 11 April 2019
Bangkok to Singapore aboard Eastern & Oriental Express, 3 Nights.
BONUS Companion travels Free onboard Eastern & Oriental Express. Discover the highlights of the region with the Eastern & Oriental Express ' luxury tours. Singapore and Bangkok come alive on a journey brimming with romance, style and indulgence. Day 1 Depart from Bangkok and settle into your pr...
Travel Dates: Only on 21 October 2018