Asia tours offer the chance to explore some of the oldest civilisations but they're also a wonderful journey for the senses. For example, you might see pink sunsets over ancient temples, smell the spices and touch exotic produce in the markets, taste delicious dishes packed with fresh flavours, and hear the calls of exotic animals and birds in mist-shrouded jungles.
There's also an intriguing contrast between the old and the new. China and Japan's cities teem with skyscrapers, yet it's the Terracotta Army, the Great Wall or the pagodas and geishas that intrigue most of all.
India has a magical landscape ranging from the Himalayas to the palm-fringed beaches of Kerala, astonishing landmarks including the Taj Mahal, and extraordinary sights such as sacred cows holding up traffic.
The rest of Asia is just as enthralling. Why not discover the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobodur in Indonesia, sample the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, or meet the gentle orangutans of Borneo and Malaysia? Closer to home, Turkey is known for its beaches but is also home to the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Istanbul's Blue Mosque.
Wonders of Vietnam with Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh & a Mekong River Cruise add-on
Jan 2014 - May 2015 departures
18 days from £2848