Rail Discoveries Launches Five New Trips


Rail Discoveries the UK’s leading escorted group rail holiday provider has released their new brochure for 2018. The brochure includes five new worldwide adventures. From America to the Far East, these new tours take in the highlights of some of the top bucket list destinations.

Julian Appleyard, Commercial Director said of the new itineraries “we are always taking our extensive programme to new and interesting places, and 2019 is no different. We are travelling onwards into Japan, further south to South Africa, and exploring Vietnam in a fantastic new way. We are really excited to share these wonderful new destinations with our customers”.

Tick those African items off the Bucket List with Highlights of South Africa. 15 days discovering the wonders of this beautiful region starts from £2,795 per person. With a journey on the historic Ceres Railway, a fantastic game drive I Kruger National Park and a trip along the glorious Garden Route guests will discover spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife on this once in a life time tour.

A truly exotic tour makes its debut with Spectacular Southern India. This 14-day adventure in some of India’s least explored destinations starts from £1,795 per person. This tour uncovers the majesty of the region, venturing “into jungles and along coastlines, uncovering colours, tastes and sights” of Southern India. With journeys on the Toy trains, and the UNESCO World Heritage royal palace of Mysuru this is a spectacular journey in this lesser toured area.

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia explores the wonders of these two fascinating countries. 14 days of history and culture starts from £1,995 per person. From the incredible temple city to intricate underground networks created in the Vietnam War, this tour fully explores these two distinct countries. Also including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, an area of natural beauty thanks to its “deep turquoise waters and unusual rock formations.” This tour is a true delight that takes in the wonders of the area.

Fall in love with Japan on the new Adventures Through Japan tour. Exploring this unique country for 14 days starts from £3,095 per person. Travelling through cities and countryside by rail, guests will discover “cherry blossoms, geisha, tea ceremonies, sake, Shinto and sacred temples”, a true taste of Japan. It may only be a small country, but Japan really has it all.

Explore the ‘Best of the West’ with The Glamorous West Coast of America. 11 days on this exciting tour starts from £1,995 per person. From bohemian San Francisco to iconic Los Angeles, via the sights and sounds of fabulous Las Vegas this is a captivating tour. Also including some fantastic natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park this fascinating journey takes in all that the west coast of America has to offer.

Julian went on to add “as an extra bonus with the launch of our brochure we have an early booking offer: any customer who books their 2019 holiday on or before 1st June 2018 can save up to £150pp.”

All tours include the services of a dedicated professional Tour Manager from start to finish, quality hotel accommodation, local guides, a comprehensive programme of excursions, many meals in the hotel and at local restaurants and first class service from specialist tour advisors.

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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