Showcasing the most luxurious selection of worldwide river cruises for 2018 Titan (0800 988 5873, www.titantravel.co.uk) has launched its first, dedicated luxury river cruise brochure. Featuring five river cruise operators, offering the finest river cruise experiences on the rivers they serve, options include a choice of cruises with Scenic for the very first time.
The new brochure offers a choice of destinations with 12 rivers featured including many of Europe’s most famous waterways from the Garonne, Dordogne, Gironde, Rhone and Saone in France to Germany’s Rhine, Moselle and Main rivers. The breath-taking Danube and Russia’s Volga and Neva rivers also feature, whilst further afield the mighty Ganges provides an alternative way to explore northern India and the Mekong offers cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Taking five-star river cruising to a whole new level the Scenic fleet of ‘Space-Ships’ offers truly all-inclusive luxury and the most spacious suites of any European vessel. Each suite features a ‘Sun Lounge’ that transforms the balcony, with a butler service for all guests, and a staff to guest ratio of 1:3. As the perfect introduction to a Scenic cruise, the 8-day ‘Gems of the Danube’ itinerary explores beautiful medieval towns along the Danube river, opulent Viennese palaces, and offers an excursion to the city of Salzburg. Prices start from £1,949 per person (including a saving of up to £200 per person) based on 4 October 2018 departure. Cost includes flights, 7 nights’ cruise on Scenic Jewel or Scenic Amber, all meals on board, unlimited premium branded drinks, butler service, 8 excursions and visits, exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided tours, the services of a Scenic Cruise Director and Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service*.
Titan has had a long association with Uniworld and its choice of elegant floating boutique hotels. For this brochure Titan has chosen to feature cruises in France, Venice and India and one of the biggest savings, with discounts of up to £500 per person, can found on the 14-day ‘India’s Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges’. Starting the adventure with a land based tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the palaces and old bazaars of Jaipur, passengers then embark on a 7-night luxury cruise along the Ganges River. Prices start from £7,799 based on 28 September 2018 departure including flights, 5 nights in hotels, 7 nights’ all-inclusive cruise on Ganges Voyager II, breakfasts during hotel stays, 10 excursions and visits, the services of a Uniworld Cruise Manager and Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service*.
Titan first featured AmaWaterways in 2017 and has developed the range of river cruises aboard its custom-designed ships for this new 2018 brochure. Highlights include Ama’s 18-day ‘Charms of the Mekong’ river cruise, the first-time Titan has featured a Mekong cruise with Ama. Sailing on board the AmaDara, the cruise offers the chance to explore this mighty river with visits to Ho Chi Minh City, Cambodia’s Prek Kdam and Siem Reap, with the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. The itinerary concludes with an exclusive overnight cruise along Halong Bay on a beautiful, deluxe junk. Prices start from £4,749 per person (including a saving of up to £300 per person) based on 26 October 2018 departure. Cost includes flights, seven nights in hotels and seven nights’ cruise on AmaDara, all meals on board the ship, breakfasts on hotel days plus some lunches and dinners, 19 excursions and visits, the services of an AmaWaterways Cruise Manager and Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service*.
MS Volga Dream
When it comes to luxury river cruises in Russia, MS Volga Dream offers the finest accommodation, food, and service on the Russian waterways. With a crew of 60 crew and a maximum of 100 passengers, the ship has the feel of sailing aboard a private yacht. Combining six nights in hotels with a six-night cruise the 13-day ‘Imperial Treasures of Russia’ itinerary offers the chance to stay in Russia’s greatest cities, Moscow and St Petersburg with a cruise aboard MS Volga Dream linking the two cities. Excursions include city tours, a visit to the Kremlin and Armoury Museum, the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace. Whilst on board the ship highlights include a traditional Russian tea ceremony, cookery class and piano concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Prices start from £3,499 per person (including a saving of up to £300 per person) with departures in May, August and September 2018. Cost includes flights, hotel accommodation with breakfast, six-night cruise with all meals on board, 13 excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service*.
Spirit of Chartwell
Chartered exclusively by Titan the Spirit of Chartwell sails on the Douro in northern Portugal. The Queen chose the Spirit of Chartwell to lead the 2012 Diamond Jubilee pageant and this state-of-the-art river ship makes the perfect base from which to enjoy the Douro valley, lined with terraced vineyards and postcard-perfect hillside villages. Titan’s 10-day ‘A Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro’ itinerary sails between the coastal city of Porto and the Spanish border, enjoying visits to beautiful towns, monasteries and palaces along the way, plus two nights in the vibrant city of Lisbon. Prices start from £2,999 per person (including a saving of up to £200 per person) based on 2 May 2018 departure. Cost includes flights, two-nights in a hotel and seven-nights’ cruise aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, all meals on board, breakfasts during hotel stay, Titan onboard cocktail party, six excursions and visits, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service*.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5873 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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