Top 8 Cruise and Rail Holidays
A rail or cruise holiday are two of the best ways to travel and allow you to sit back, relax and view the stunning scenery through the windows of a comfortable rail car or cruise ship cabin, without having to worry about driving directions and traffic jams. Rail and cruise travel also gives you plenty of room to move around and meet fellow travellers, while on-board service attendants are there to assist you throughout your trip to make your journey more enjoyable. Here are just a few of our favourite rail and cruise holidays.
1. 14 Day Mekong Adventure
The Mekong River is the longest river of Indochina and in many ways its heart and soul. Over 60 million people depend on this 4,900km waterway and its tributaries for food, water, transport and many other aspects of their daily lives. The main highlight of our 14 Day Mekong Adventure itinerary is the 7 day luxury boat cruise along the Mekong between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. A cruise through this area really takes travellers off the beaten track and allows them to immerse themselves in the local scenery away from other travellers. It is a great way to get under the skin of the two countries.
2. 11 Day Explore the Kerala Backwaters
For those seeking a more laid back trip to India, a trip to the peaceful backwaters of Kerala is ideal. On our 11 Day Explore The Kerala Backwaters itinerary you will have the chance to uncover all the wonders of this serene region as you journey through Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey and Kumarakom. Along the way you will have the chance to enjoy sightseeing tours, nature walks and much more, even staying overnight on a houseboat for an authentic backwater experience. Fall in love with the peaceful way of life and stunning scenery here as you see how the locals live and have the chance to admire the wide variety of wildlife.
3. 10 Day Cruising The Ayeyarwady River
The Ayeyarwady River is the life blood of Myanmar, flowing the length of the entire country. Its valley forms the historical, cultural, and economic heartland of Myanmar. The main highlight of our 10 Day Cruising The Ayeyarwady River itinerary is the 3 night luxury boat cruise along the Ayeyarwady between Yangon and Inle. Along the way you will have the chance to stop off and visit different cultural and historical sights, as well as be able to enjoy different activities and workshops on board as you cruise along. There are few better ways to explore Myanmar than this.
4. 14 day Journey through the Chindwin River
Set sail from the intriguing city of Mandalay and meander down along the Chindwin River to the iconic temples of Bagan on our 14 Day Journey through the Chindwin River itinerary. Immerse yourself in Burmese traditions as you glide past lush gorges and thick jungles. You’ll get the opportunity to visit Bodhi Tataung in Monywa, where you can go into enormous Buddha statues at a record height of 424 feet, and you will also have the opportunity to see monks being ordained at a Buddhist monastery in Mokhtaw and to explore the ancient cave temples of the Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung.
5. 11 Day Indian Railway Adventure
Delve into India’s cultural heritage in the comfort of the world’s finest luxury train on our 11 Day Indian Railway Adventure itinerary. This rail adventure, aboard the luxury Maharajas' Express is an ideal tour for first time travellers who want to explore the enchanting sites of India without relinquishing their creature comforts or having the hassle of constantly unpacking their suitcase. The Maharajas’ Express travel experience helps you unwind and feel pampered. Life on-board is no short of royalty as you travel across the length and breadth of Incredible India. Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the finely crafted cabins and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.
6. 12 Day Golden Triangle and Yangtze Cruise
A cruise along the Yangtze, the third-longest river in the world is a once in a lifetime journey. The scenery is absolutely spectacular and you’ll discover a part of China that few know exist. The main highlight of our 12 Day Golden Triangle and Yangtze Cruise itinerary is the 3 night luxury boat cruise along the Yangtze between Chongqing and Shanghai. The journey will take you through the very heart of this fascinating country and is the best way to see this legendary river in comfort.
7. 16 Day Sri Lanka Coast & Train Journey
Explore the highlights of Sri Lanka on this 16 Day Sri Lanka Coast & Train Journey itinerary. From the bustling city of Colombo, your journey takes you to the ancient architectural wonders of Sigiriya and to the natural heritage areas of Minneriya. Travel onwards through the beautiful green interior, staying on a colonial tea plantation and immersing yourself in Buddhist spirituality at the multitude of temples and shrines scattered throughout the country. The beaches of Trincomalee and Passikudah welcome the sun-seekers and adventure lovers with abundant marine life and various water sports to enjoy.
8. 10 Day Discover Thailand And Laos
Uncover the delights of Thailand and Laos on our 10 Day Discover Thailand and Laos itinerary that lets you combine the best of these two amazing Southeast Asian destinations. There will be plenty of opportunity to admire the natural beauty that Laos is known for, with part of your itinerary spent on a cruise down the Mekong aboard a luxurious converted rice barge. You’ll discover a truly timeless Asia, as you pass by unspoilt landscapes and villages unchanged for centuries.
If you are interested in booking any of the rail or cruise holidays mentioned above then give us a call on 020 7843 3531 and speak to a member of our friendly and experienced sales team to plan your dream holiday today.