Michelin announced their awards for 2013 with the news that Martin Burge, Head Chef at Whatley Manor has retained
his Michelin two stars for a fifth year.
As the new BBC television series “Brazil with Michael Palin” hits our screens, take inspiration from the great explorer and then follow in his footsteps with escorted tours specialist Titan Travel (0800 988 5858 www.titantravel.co.uk) who offer a choice of world class tours taking in a number of the places visited in the series, along with other key highlights of the South American continent.
In the series of four programmes Palin sets out to discover more about this fascinating melting pot of people, and embraces the characteristic elements of Brazilian life from its exuberant food, music and dance traditions to its many natural wonders.
Travellers with Titan can experience these elements and follow Palin to the breath taking Iguazu Falls on a new 15-day ‘South American Highlights’tour. In the company of an experienced tour manager and local guides the group will take a
special trip to view the falls from both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides. It’s then on to Rio for the finale of the trip where highlights of ‘Samba City’ include a cog-train ride through the Tijuca Forest to the top of the Corcovado Mountain, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The tour also takes in other major highlights of the continent, starting on the west coast in Santiago, Chile before crossing the Andes and travelling through Argentina to the ancient city of Mendoza, which is the centre of wine making, and a two night stay in the vibrant capital, Buenos Aires. Tours depart on specific dates in
February, March, October and November 2013 and cost from £2,995 per person, which includes a £200 early booking discount if booked before end of October 2012. Cost includes flights, accommodation, excursions, some meals, the Titan
tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service.
Alternatively for a more in depth tour of the continent the Grand Tour of South America is a 21-day odyssey, taking in many of the continent’s highlights. Starting in Peru, the tour begins with a visit to Machu Picchu then heads down to Santiago and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso before travelling on to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. Prices from £5,195 per person including flights, accommodation, transfers, excursions, the Titan Tour Manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service
During the series Palin visits the wildlife wonders of the Amazon and this can also be found in a variety of tours including an epic 42-day cruise all the way from the UK to the Amazon, taking in the West Indies and the Azores aboard the charming MS Marco Polo. Leaving the British winter behind the cruise departs on 3rd January 2013 for a six week voyage to discover the world’s largest tropical rainforest and a thrilling exploration of the magnificent wonders of the mighty Amazon as well as the quaint fishing villages on the Amazon Delta. The Brazilian town of Boca da Valeria stands at the gateway to the Amazon River and the local Indian community offer a warm welcome and exotic riverboat cruises to the natural phenomenon of the ‘Meeting of the Waters’. The cruise costs from £2,595 per person including accommodation and all meals.
For details on all these holidays go to http://www.titantravel.co.uk/south-america/brazil.aspx or call Titan on 0800 988
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