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A trip on the Orient-Express is a rail treat

Destination: London

Day trips don't come any more decadent than this: watching the Kent countryside slip by as you enjoy a slap-up brunch in the glamorous surroundings of the Orient-Express

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Buddhas and bullet trains in Tokyo

Destination: Tokyo

With a population of millions, Tokyo can be a real assault on the senses but trips out to other parts of Honshu will give you a break from the relentless urban buzz

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A vintage train steams its way through the Douro Valley

Trains and tipples in northern Portugal

Destination: Northern Portugal

In Portugal's Douro Valley, you can take a train tour round some of the best local vineyards, and discover that port isn't just for Christmas

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All aboard in Palma

Mallorca: where your carriage awaits

Destination: Palma

A vintage train journey across Mallorca’s high mountains transports passengers to a more leisurely age. Climb aboard the tiny Vitamin C Express...

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The ticket hall at Kisumu station

Riding the Lunatic Express: through Kenya by train

by hubris

Destination: Kisumu

Overland travel in Africa need not involve dusty trails or tightly packed buses. Kenya has maintained its rail network meticulously for 40 years and it acts as a living museum piece today

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Goat herders' huts in the Vallee de la Restonica

Romantic Calvi to rugged Corte: camping Corsican style

Destination: Calvi

Stunning beaches, rugged mountain scenery and great food, the island of Corsica packs it all in. It's also superb for camping so a two-week holiday needn't break the bank

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See the bright lights in Ginza, Tokyo

Japan on the cheap

Destination: Japan

Japan has a reputation as an expensive destination - but it is possible to enjoy a budget break in the land of the rising sun

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The idiosyncratic Isle of Man

Destination: Isle of Man

The Isle Of Man may lie just off the coast of Britain, but it has its own very different way of doing things, providing a foreign escape on your doorstep

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On the rails in Rajasthan

Destination: Rajasthan

If you want to make the most of a visit to India, take to the tracks and explore regal Rajasthan by train - it can be a palatial journey

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There are many beautiful and secluded coves to discover on the rugged west coast of the Isle of Man

The magic of the Isle of Man

Destination: Isle of Man

With pristine beaches, flower-filled valleys and charmingly old-fashioned seaside towns, the Isle of Man is an idyllic place to while away summer days

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