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    The charm of this hotel is that it does everything simply and with great elegance and grace. Stylish lines and traditional Omani architecture, accentuated by a backdrop of rough-hewn mountains, make this a stunning setting for your holiday.

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    Arguably the world’s most famous hotel, the ‘Raffles’ name conjures up charming images of rattan armchairs and white linen suits, maybe even Somerset Maugham penning witty letters back home. It’s been at the centre of the city’s life since 1887 and the national landmark status it enjoys today ensures that its elegant porticos, marble floors […]

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    The Palace on Wheels offers an opportunity to explore north-west India’s most spectacular sights in the style of the maharajas and maharanis. With 16 period carriages, the train features lounges, two restaurant carriages and double and twin-bed cabins with en suite facilities, all furnished in classic Rajput style.

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    On a round trip from cosmopolitan Bengaluru (Bangalore), the luxurious Golden Chariot train travels through Mysore, Srirangapatna, the scenic Nagarhole National Park, the historical sites around Belur, the world heritage sites near Hampi and Pattadakal, and the golden beaches of Goa. Visit some of the earliest settlements in peninsular India and explore the dramatic 15th-century ruins of […]

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    Beginning in Kolkata, this journey captures the highlights of a region of unforgettable contrasts. Travelling through the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim, this sample journey reveals remarkable religious monuments and spectacular mountain scenery. Visit colonial Calcutta and magnificent Buddhist monasteries in stunning Himalaya scenery

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    This tour combines a stay in the atmospheric city of Kathmandu with a classic trek, providing a superb opportunity to explore the renowned Kumbu area. Travel on foot through breathtaking mountain scenery, past colourful Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries and rhododendron forests. The journey also includes visits to the village of Namche Bazaar and the magnificent […]

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    It’s hard to pack in all the highlights in two weeks but good transport links make it possible to visit the subtropical Iguazú Falls on the Brazilian border, the exquisite lake district around Bariloche, and the glaciers of the far south in Patagonia. But as with all our tailor-made suggested holidays they are flexible: if you’d […]

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    Established in 1989, Rovos Rail is equally synonymous with world-class travel experiences. The company’s fleet of trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites. Indeed, they rank amongst the most spacious train suites […]

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    Amangalla provides a tranquil and period styled base from which to explore the fascinating culture and tumultuous history of Galle Fort and Galle, the capital of the Southern Province. Galle is acclaimed for its Dutch Fort, intricate Galle lace, ebony, woodcarvings and polished gems. Persians, Arabs, Chinese, Malays, South Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and English appear to have […]

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    Just as Vietnamese cuisine is all about yin and yang, so this journey is one of balance. Experience guided tours through local markets, test your skills in cooking schools, and enjoy lavish meals at some of the countries finest restaurants.