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Great Rail Journeys Reveal Their Favourite Tours by Month​

The best train tours include winter wonderlands, autumn colours, summer holidays, interesting events, iconic train journeys and winter sun destinations. Here are Great Rail Journeys top picks for each month: 1. January – China Visit the fascinating Japanese event with the Harbin Ice Festival tour. 13 days on this spell binding tour starts from £3,395 per person. Guests will discover the enigmatic culture of China and spending time at the largest ice festival in the world. The Harbin Ice Festival first took place in 1963 and has grown to international renown. Ice sculptures are erected throughout the city and at night Sun Island Park exhibition is lit up which has a incredible other worldly effect. The itinerary also includes Siberian Tiger Park, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Army of Xi’an and the Temple of Heaven. 2. February – Scandinavia Seek the magical Aurora Borealis with The Northern Lights & Lapland tour…

Why Adventure-Seekers Should Consider Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan may not be the first place to come to mind when planning an adventure holiday, but this is exactly why it should be considered. This Central Asian country is somewhere that many people are completely unaware of – these lesser known parts of the world are intriguing and usually somewhere that is very different to what we know. This makes them ideal places for adventure and you are sure to dazzle your friends with stories once you return home. Where is Kyrgyzstan? Kyrgyzstan is found along the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean commonly known as the Silk Road. The landlocked country is known for its beautiful and rugged natural landscape, which includes the imposing and dramatic Tian Shan mountains and lush pastures. The mountains are wonderful for hiking and it is here that you are sure to have some amazing adventures. On top of the mountains…

10 bars around the world with the best views

A collection of the highest bars in the world offering the best skyline views from around the world including bars in Bangkok, New York, Berlin, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and more. State Tower, Bangkok (63 floors) Visit Website The Dome at State Tower looks gorgeous because of its heady height and stunning colour effects from where you could catch a breath-taking view of the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok. You would love to dine in the famous Sirocco restaurant situated on this tower simply because of the splendid city view coupled with the Mediterranean food it offers. The Signature Room at the 95th (Hancock Building) Visit Website Located a the top of the John Hancock Centre in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Signature Room offers contemporary American fare with sweeping views of the city. The elegant wood designs and art-deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere…

Solid Proof That Guided Tours Can Be Incredible For All Ages!

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘guided tour’. Probably a group of old people, wearing waterproofs and trudging along while a bored tour guide blabbers on, right? Well, it’s time to get that image right out of your mind. Guided tours have made a comeback, and are way more accessible and enjoyable than you might think! You can find ones that are suitable for all ages, and they can give you an insight that no travel guide can. With this new way of thinking in mind, let’s look at three worldwide destinations where the tours are incredible. The first is Australia’s Great Ocean Road while the second is the Plitvice Lakes, a national park in Croatia. Finally, discover which animal you can get more familiar with than ever before on a guided tour in Sweden. Great Ocean Road, Australia Australia, while far-flung for many of us,…