As the nights draw in and the mercury falls, Titan Travel (www.titantravel.co.uk 0800 988 5858) the multi-award-winning, worldwide escorted tour specialist has put together a special brochure of winter sun departures for 2014. Designed to recapture some much sort after winter sunshine as well as explore a choice of scenic and cultural gems; the brochure
draws on Titan’s portfolio of tours and cruises in more temperate climes to highlight journeys across Indo-China and the Indian sub-continent, classic African safaris and Caribbean voyages, with their top five favourites detailed
Revel in an introduction to Vietnam on Titan’s 14-day ‘Vietnamese Discovery’ tour. This itinerary takes in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, steeped in history from the days of French colonialism, and the more recent war-torn past. Explore the Old Quarter and the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, and watch a famous water puppet performance. In Ho Chi Minh City, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels, which played such an important role in Vietnamese guerrilla warfare. Vietnam is known for its waterways and the journey includes a number of watery excursions, such as a cruise in the spectacularly
scenic Halong Bay, a dinner cruise on the Saigon River, and a chance to observe the daily life of the farming communities from a short boat trip along the Mekong. Prices start from £2,195 per person, with reduced single supplements for a limited number of places. The price includes scheduled flights, accommodation, 23 meals, most excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service*.
Enjoy warming temperatures and a rich cultural landscape on a 10-day tour of ‘India’s Golden Triangle with Ranthambore’. Focusing on the three key cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, the tour includes a visit to the President of India’s official residence, Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the chance to explore Old Delhi, with a visit to the Raj Ghat, a memorial to Gandhi. In Jaipur, visit the Amber Fort Palace complex, the City Palace complex, the Mantar astronomical complex (with its many devices which have made accurate predictions for nearly three hundred years) and the Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds. From Agra, once the capital of the Mughal emperors, the tour visits Ranthambore National Park for a two day safari in search of Tigers. There is a selection of departure dates available throughout January, February, March, April, October and November 2014. Prices start from £1,645 per person. The price includes scheduled flights, accommodation, 18 meals, most excursions including three game drives, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service*.
For Caribbean sunshine and a chance to explore the island where Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea, join Titan’s 13-day ‘Cuban Discovery’ tour. Wander around the beautiful streets of Havana, absorbing its faded old-time charm. Sip a daiquiri in Hemingway’s haunt, the Floridita Bar, or visit the writer’s former home, now a museum and luxuriate in the beautiful beach resort of Cayo Ensenachos. In the colonial town of Trinidad, take in the Museo Romantico and the Trinidad History Museum, an opulent mansion housing decorative art. In the cathedral city of Cienfuegos, there is the option to explore the scenic bay by boat and in the town of Santa Clara, see where Cuba’s last battle of the guerrilla war took place. ‘Che’ Guevara lies buried there and a tour offers the chance to visit the museum and mausoleum dedicated
to the revolutionary leader. Departure dates in 2014 are on February 6th and 20th, March 13th, October 23rd and November 6th and 13th. Prices start from £1,895 per person. The price includes scheduled flights, accommodation, 23
meals, most excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service*.
Travelling in February, March, April or October 2014, this is the perfect time to explore this desert kingdom on a breath-taking 8-day tour of ‘Jordan with Ancient Petra’. Arrive in Amman, built on seven hills, before moving on to the Greco-Roman city of Jerash. This immaculately well-preserved site boasts a Triumphal Arch, Hippodrome and a wide street of columns which bring the traveller to the Temple of Artemis. Depart next for Petra, the ‘Rose Red City’ which lay buried under the desert for centuries, and see where the Temple, Treasury and Monastery are carved out of solid rock. Leave the next morning for Wadi Rum, the romantic home of the Bedouin Tribes and where most of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, before taking a thrilling jeep safari through the sand dunes. Prices start from £1,445 per person, with reduced single supplements for a limited number of places. The price includes scheduled flights, accommodation, 11 meals, most excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure
Explore ‘The Best of South Africa’ and prepare to be awestruck by this country’s dramatic natural beauty on a 19-day tour. Bathed in south hemisphere summer temperatures the journey starts in Johannesburg and moves on to Pretoria to enjoy a tour of this city. The next day cross Highveld Plateau to the dramatic Drakensberg Escarpment and a chance to take in the vistas from the vantage point of God’s Window. In Mala Mala and Mkhuze go on exciting game drives -
close up sightings of big cats, rhino and elephants are likely in the former, and the latter is famed for its range of exotic birdlife. Journeying across the arid Karoo, the route gives the chance for some whale watching (November departure) as it joins the scenic coastal road to Cape Town. Prices start from £3,945 per person, with reduced single supplements for a limited number of places. The price includes scheduled flights, accommodation, 24 meals, most excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service*.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5858 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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