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For more information on rail travel in Japan and throughout China, as well as bookings on the tours below, contact our expert rail consultants on 1300 733323

Rail tours through China and Japan including Taiwan and Korea

21 DAYS FROM MOSCOW TO BEIJING VIA THE SILK ROAD

Luxury travel on the TRANS-SIBERIAN and the SHANGRI LA EXPRESSES. Book early for these unique rail tours in October 2008. Travel one of the world's oldest and most famous trade routes, the Silk Road by train. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours on 1300 733323 for more information.  RlPls

EXPLORE JAPAN BY RAIL - 14 TO 20 days

Sit back and relax as you travel on some of the world's fastest high-speed trains including the world famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen). This fully escorted tour will take you by train all over Japan using a Japan Railpass. Visit historic Hiroshima and Kyoto. Enjoy the Japanese countryside of Takayama and the excitement of Tokyo. (GPT-JTB) 

JAPAN TOP TO BOTTOM - 20 days

See Japan from top to bottom in 20 days on this escorted tour.  Start your journey in Hokkaido at Sapporo and travel south through to Tokyo and onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The tour finishes in Tokyo after a flight from Kumamoto.  May and November departures.  Contact Guidepost Tours for more information.  (GPT-Kampai)

NORTH KOREA BUDGET TOUR - Pyongyang to Vladivostok with unique train across the DPRK

 17 March 2020 - Epic local train journey from Pyongyang to the extreme North - and on to Vladivostok. See Korea as it awakens from the cold of winter and Ridethe rails of North Korea with the locals. From 1,799 EUR per person. After a comprehensive introductory tour to the frequently visited parts of North Korea, we take you on a local train from Pyongyang across to the DPRK's East Coast and then onwards up to the extreme North of the country; the Rason Special Economic Zone. See how locals travel by train, mingle with fellow-passengers, and get amazing access to parts of the country that only a few tourists have ever seen. On this tour, we take you to see the main sites of the capital city Pyongyang, including; a ride on the Pyongyang Metro, Juche Tower, Kim Il Sung Square, and a walk down one of Pyongyang’s newest streets. We will also head out of Pyongyang to go to Pyongysong, the centre of scientific research. and the North-South Korea border DMZ. Here you can be one of the first foreigners to enjoy the recent freedom of being able to step over the demarcation line into the South. We will explore Rason and then cross into Russia by rail and make our way to Vladivostok: capital of the Russian Far East and closed to all foreigners during the USSR years. Contact Guidepost Tours (Koryo)

Great Trains of China and Japan

THE SHANGRI-LA EXPRESS

Modern comfort in an ancient wilderness…the Shangri-La Express guarantees you good living even in the remotest places. Rail journeys operate through China and adjoining countries including Tibet and the Silk Road. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for journeys on the Shangri-La Express.

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CHINA TANGULA LUXURY TRAINS

Tangula’s state-of-the-art, custom-built trains travel along two routes between Beijing and Lhasa across the Tibetan plateau, and between Beijing and Lijiang through the colourful southern province of Yunnan. Travellers will experience unprecedented access to destinations extraordinarily rich in culture and natural beauty while enjoying world-class luxury and comfort. This fact sheet outlines the routes traversed by the train as well as detailing on board facilities and standards. For more information contact Guidepost Rail Tours.

CENTRAL ASIA ON THE REGISTAN EXPRESS

Stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Tien Shan Mountains, the Central Asian countires of Turkmenistan, Uzbelistan and Kazakhstan are richly endowed in history and culture, a flavour of which you will sample on this exciting journey for 14days/13 nights by private train from Ashgabat to Almaty. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for information on the Registan Express. (RP)

THE SILK ROAD - GOLDEN EAGLE & SHANGRI-LA EXPRESS

Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, this remarkable 'cruise by rail' follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. Crossing both Russia and China, experience this renowned tour onboard two private trains: The Golden Eagle and the Shangri-La Express. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (RP)

JOURNEYS THROUGH CENTRAL ASIA & MONGOLIA

Experience Russia, Mongolia and China inthe safest, most comfortable and fascinating manner. The historic rute between Moscow, lake Baikal and Beijing is the heart of most journeys. The Golden Eagle luxury private train generally runs between May and September with the occasional spectacular winter journey during winter. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (RP)


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