Asia Luxury Train Tours

A luxury train vacation through Asia offers some of the world’s best cultural sites, views, and history — and the best and most convenient way to experience your luxury train journey is through The Society of International Railway Travelers (IRT). With almost 20 trip options, we offer the perfect luxury train trip through Asia for you. Whether travelers are looking for a short 3-day tour or a multi-week adventure, IRT has something for everyone.

Explore the continent in a way like no other vacation offers—on one of the world’s top luxury trains. Experience festivals in Mongolia, travel The ancient Silk Road, and see the Great Wall of China on a vacation through Asia. Since 1983, we have created unforgettable train tours across six continents that are perfect for world explorers, luxury vacation connoisseurs, and train enthusiasts. In the past few decades, our awards and recognition reflect our commitment to provide the best trips imaginable.

The Trains

What do the Golden Eagle, Deccan Odysey, Eastern & Oriental Express, Shangri-La Express, and three other trains available as an IRT Asia vacation have in common? They’re all on our list of the World’s Top 25 Luxury Trains! With this amount of quality found on the continent, there’s no wrong choice for a luxury trip. Chances are you will experience one or more of these world-class trains on their vacation with us.

Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey explores the subcontinent of India on fully-inclusive, two-week journeys. There is no better way to explore this massive country than by luxury train. How else can you comfortably see most of Rajasthan (called the “Golden Triangle”), the Taj Mahal, and visit Darjeeling in the foothills of the Himalayas on one itinerary? The Deccan Odyssey is the most accessible and luxurious way to see India.

Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express impresses both new and experienced riders alike. Not only does the open-air observation car allow for unparalleled views of Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, but this train also includes amazing dining cars (with delicious meals) and beautiful, comfortable cabins. This one-of-a-kind adventure is the best way to explore these Asian countries.

Golden Eagle and Shangri-La Express

Golden Eagle and Shangri-La Express — two of our World’s Top 25 Trains — team up to create multi-continent itineraries that span China, Mongolia and Central Asia on the Silk Road route, and Russia. How unusual and alluring it is to experience Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and neighboring countries from the luxury of your private cabin! The Shangri-La Express is used for the China portion of the Silk Road itinerary. Golden Eagle takes over in Kazakhstan and on through Central Asia to Russia.

The Shangri-La Express also visits such faraway destinations as the “hermit kingdom” of Lhasa, Tibet. Experience the thrill of the world’s highest railway on the Tangula Pass.

The Destinations

If you’re someone who diligently tracks where you visit, IRT Asia trips cover more than a dozen unique countries.

Silk Road

Explore China’s historical landmarks like the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & the Great Wall of China on the Silk Road and Republics of the Silk Road journeys.

Japan Luxury Rail Tour

Enjoy a private tour of Tokyo and Kanazawa in Japan when you book a custom journey featuring Kyushu Seven Stars.

Darjeeling Mail

Visit the stunning Taj Mahal and visit the foothills of the Himalayas on a journey through India on the Deccan Odyssey. In between these destinations is an experience of its own when riding a luxury train.

These breathtaking countries aren’t the only attractions to visit by train. Whether it’s exploring Siberia or finding underrated gems in Central Asia, IRT vacations are packed with sights, experiences, and luxury. Try authentic cuisine, see iconic historical sites, and become fully immersed in one of many unique Asian cultures found on our trips.