Titan Travel (www.titantravel.co.uk 0800 988 5867) in exclusive partnership with the deluxe river cruise line, Uniworld, has launched the first edition of its new 2014 river cruise brochure with three brand new itineraries and savings of up to £600 per person on bookings made before the end of September 2013.
With a new landscape format to the brochure for the first time all 24 itineraries are showcased, sailing some of the grandest and most scenic waterways of Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, aboard Uniworld’s fleet of exquisitely appointed floating boutique-style hotels. With an average capacity of 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, all the 5-star vessels are designed by Red Carnation Hotels and include original works of art, antiques and elegant furnishings.
For the first time in 2014, every European itinerary excluding Russia is ALL INCLUSIVE, with holiday prices covering all gratuities (on-board and ashore), unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks throughout (excluding premium wines and spirits) and on-board internet/Wi-Fi. This enhancement invites guests to relax in the knowledge that there are no hidden extras once on-board and that these extras are offered in addition to an already unparalleled list of ‘standard’ inclusions from Zagat-recommended river-view staterooms, full board fine dining, a choice of expert-guided shore excursions at every major port of call to unique door-to-door transfers from any UK address as part of Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service.
New for 2014 is the expansion of Uniworld’s award-winning fleet of vessels with the addition of the new SS Catherine. Set to raise the bar even higher than its sister ship the SS Antoinette, this beautifully appointed vessel will be replacing the River Royale to sail along the Rhône and Saône through southern France on the perennially popular 8-day ‘Burgundy & Provence’ itinerary from Lyon to Avignon, with prices starting from £2,099 per person based on 9th November 2014 departure (saving £300 if booked before 30th September 2013).
River Royale will be staying in France and will relocate to sail the brand new 8-day ‘Bordeaux, Vineyards and Châteaux’ cruise, giving passengers the chance to savour the unique heritage of southwest France in style. Beginning and ending in Bordeaux, the journey travels along the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne, taking in the rich historical legacy of one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, sampling some of its finest wines along the way. The cruise costs from £2,099 per person based on 6th April 2014 departure (saving £200 if booked before 30th September 2013). The cost includes flights, full board accommodation on board the River Royale, transfers, unlimited beverages on board, all gratuities on board and ashore, excursions, English-speaking local guides, complimentary Internet access & Wi-Fi on board and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service.
For those who would like to extend their French cruise, there is the opportunity to combine the ‘Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux’ itinerary with ‘Paris & Normandy’ itinerary, to create a new 15-day Gallic river spectacular ‘Portrait of Majestic France’. This breath-taking journey will transport passengers firstly to Paris for a cruise along the Seine on the River Baroness; sailing to the coast and the vast beaches of Normandy where the D-Day landings famously took place. It then takes in the charming town of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent the last months of his life. For the second part of the trip passengers will travel by high speed train from Paris to Bordeaux where they will board the River Royale for their gourmet tour of south west France. The cruise costs from £3,999 per person based on 30th March 2014 departure (saving £500 if booked before 30th September 2013). The cost includes flights, full board accommodation on board the River Baroness and the River Royale, transfers, unlimited beverages on board, all gratuities on board and ashore, excursions, English-speaking local guides, complimentary Internet access & Wi-Fi on board and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service.
In addition to these cruises a new land based element has been added to two popular itineraries, the ‘Rhine Discovery and Prague’ (from £2,599 per person departing on 24 October 2014) and the ‘Danube Discovery and Prague’ (from £2,699 per person departing on 24 April 2014). These now include two nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Boscolo Carlo IV Hotel in Prague at the end of the trip, making both cruises into a 10-day itinerary.
Due to overwhelming public demand for Rhine cruises, the 8-day ‘Castles Along the Rhine’ itinerary on the SS Antoinette will also be available on the River Queen, increasing the capacity for departures during peak summer dates. Prices start from £2,099 per person in March 2014, saving £300 of booked by 30 September.
For travellers, looking to travel beyond Europe the brochure includes tours to China and the Far East with a 17-day cruise and tour to explore the ’Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong’. It costs from £4,449 per person (saving £500 per person if booked by 30th September 2013). Offering unparalleled value the new 13-day ‘Treasures of China and the Yangtze’ cruise and tour is a unique and exciting opportunity to explore some of China’s most impressive sights. Contrasting the modern city of Shanghai with the stunning natural landscape of the Yangtze and Daning River, on board the new Century Paragon, the holiday combines the cruise with a land based tour. New for this year the tour has two extra days to include an excursion to Xi’an and a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Further highlights include the Great Wall of China and the 18th century Shibao Pagoda. It costs from £3,499 per person based on 2nd April 2014 departure (saving £500 if booked before 30th September 2013). The cost includes scheduled direct flights, accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis in three hotels, accommodation and meals on board the Century Paragon, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, all gratuities on board and ashore, transfers, excursions, English-speaking local guides and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5867 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk/uniworld
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