Titan (0800 988 5873, www.titantravel.co.uk), the multi-award-winning travel company, has unveiled its new 2017 Worldwide brochure of escorted tours and cruises with Ethiopia and a tour of Russia in Winter joining the portfolio for the very first time. In total there are 36 new tours contained within the 381-page brochure, including a new rail tour of Switzerland and a week-long tour of Corfu as well as a tour of the hill stations of northern India. In addition, offering exceptional value for money, is a new range of 12 ‘essential’ travel adventures that focus on the key highlights of a country. The brochure also includes details of a new range of river cruise holidays on board the MS Serenade 1 which Titan is exclusively chartering throughout 2017.
Titan is constantly seeking out new and culturally exciting destinations for its tours. In 2017 Ethiopia makes its debut with an extraordinary holiday featuring ancient wonders from the iconic rock churches of Lalibela to ‘Lucy’, the three million-year-old remains of man’s first ‘walking’ ancestor. Further treasures on the 13-day ‘Scenic and Cultural Treasures of Ethiopia’ tour include the breath-taking Simien Mountains, with their resident ‘bleeding heart monkeys’, the dramatic beauty of the Blue Nile Falls, the ancient obelisk of Axum and the dramatic fortress of Gondar.
Departing on selected dates between February and October 2017, prices start from £2,949, save up to £250pp and a dedicated solo travellers departure on 11 May.
Winter in Russia takes on its own unique atmosphere and this rare treat is explored on a new 7-day ‘Winter Palaces of Russia - The snowy splendour of Moscow & St Petersburg’. In the year that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution this two-centre holiday combines the best of Moscow and St Petersburg and opens up an imperial treasure-trove. With departures in January and February 2017 it allows participants to truly experience the country’s winter beauty. Red Square, the Kremlin and colourful St Basil’s Cathedral, are cosmopolitan Moscow’s unmissable sights and, after travelling by high-speed Sapsan train to St Petersburg, the tour will include a visit to the renowned Hermitage Museum and a ride in a traditional Russian troika through the grounds of the Baroque Catherine Palace. The 7-day tour costs from £1,249 per person, saving up to £100 per person.
The railways of Switzerland are as iconic as their cuckoo clocks and there is no better way to enjoy the country’s alpine splendour than from the comfort of a train carriage. This magical new 9-day Grand Tour of Switzerland tour includes journeys on the William Tell Express and Centovalli routes, along with Europe’s highest cogwheel railway and a mountaintop funicular with spectacular panoramas of snow-capped peaks, ancient bridges, flower bedecked meadows and sparkling lakes. As the rail tracks twist and climb through spectacular mountain passes the tour will spend two nights in Lucerne, Locarno and Montreux, three beautiful towns located on the banks of Lake Lucerne, Lake Maggiore and Lake Geneva respectively, plus two nights in Zermatt, set high in the Alps at the foot of the monumental Matterhorn. The holiday costs from £2,299 per person, saving up to £100 per person
With another series of the popular TV programme The Durrells set to hit our screen next spring the island of Corfu is introduced for the first time in an 8-day Ionian Island Paradise tour. This relaxing week long holiday is based at the renowned beachside MarBella Corfu Resort with included excursions to Corfu Town and the characterful fishing village of Paleokastritsa, on Corfu’s spectacular coastline, and the Imperial palace of Achilleion, decorated by Elisabeth, Empress of Austria. There’s the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Odysseus and to enjoy an optional day trip to Albania to walk among Roman ruins in Butrint. The costs from £949 per person, saving up to £100 per person
As India prepares to celebrate 70 years since independence from Britain in 2017, Titan is expanding on its tours of the Subcontinent with a new ‘In the Foothills of the Himalaya’ tour of the iconic temples and hill stations of northern India. This small group tour goes off the beaten path to discover the spiritual centres of Amritsar and Dharamshala, respectively sacred to Sikhs and Tibetans; listen out for echoes of empire in the winter and summer capitals of the British Raj, Delhi and Shimla; and marvel at the breath taking scenic splendour of the Himalayan foothills, vibrantly green with pine forests and tea plantations. The 12-days tour costs from £2,049 per person, saving up to £100pp
Essential Travel Adventures
Also new for 2017 is a selection of 12 ‘essential’ travel adventures. Designed to appeal to those who don’t have the luxury of two or three weeks these tours focus on the key highlights of a country or region, with lower prices, shorter durations and not including Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service.
However, the tours still feature expertly planned itineraries, with scheduled flights, high quality hotels, the services of an experienced tour manager throughout and a number of included visits and excursions. Examples include ‘Essential Burma’ a 10-day programme at only £1,999 per person. Or for just a taster of the ancient glory and scenic beauty of Italy try the 9-day ‘Essential Rome and Sorrento’ at £999 per person,
New for 2017 Titan has exclusively chartered 4-star river cruise vessel the MS Serenade 1. With an all-UK clientele, the itineraries have been tailor-made to suit British travellers with options to include the flower-fringed waterways of the Netherlands, fairy-tale stretches of the Rhine and the iconic Danube. Travelling from March to November 2017 prices start from £1,049 per person for a 6-day no-fly cruise to the ‘Dutch Waterways and the Beautiful Keukenhof Gardens’ tour
All holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers, a range of included excursions, the services of a tour manager and with the exception of the Essentials range they include the VIP Home Departure Service.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5873 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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