The thrill of up close animal encounters can also be found on a new small group tour of Uganda where gorilla trekking is among the myriad other natural treasures of this African gem.
Here’s what’s new …
Titan is constantly seeking out new and culturally exciting destinations for its tours. In 2017 Madagascar makes its debut, with the new 15-day ‘Land of the Lemur’ escorted tour. The biodiversity and the numbers of unique inhabitants that exist only in Madagascar are astounding, making a visit to this enchanting island an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. In small groups of a maximum of 18, this remarkable holiday visits Madagascar’s cooler highlands, dry savannahs and warmer tropical rainforests, seeking out Madagascar’s world-renowned icons of nature, including many birds, diverse species of chameleon and of course the wonderful lemur. Prices start from £3,699 per person, saving up to £200 per person, with departures in April, June, August, October and November 2017.
Continuing Titan’s new range of small group tours, the new 12-day ‘Great Apes of Uganda’ itinerary offers an unbeatable collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In small groups of a maximum of 16 travellers per departure, this escorted tour takes in everything from the open savannah to rainforest, dense papyrus swamps and crater lakes, to the vast Lake Edward, offering the chance to experience game drives, nature walks and boat rides to search for the countless mammals, reptiles, birds and butterflies that reside in this amazing country. The truly unforgettable highlight, however, are the hikes to observe chimpanzees and a powerful troop of magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Prices start from £3,899 per person based on 30 January 2018 departure.
Flying in to a land of Greek and Roman deities, citrus trees and the sparkling Mediterranean, a relaxing new eight-day ’Unwind in Sicily’ holiday includes two excursions to explore the island’s stunning towns and Norman history. Staying on the beautiful north coast of Sicily the rest of the holiday offers the option to relax on the hotel’s private beach, climbing to the summit of an active volcano during an island cruise, or become immersed in the island’s Greek and Roman history with visits to the impressive Villa del Casale or the incredible Valley of the Temples. Prices start from £1,099 per person based on 6 May 2017 departure.
Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017, and Titan have a selection of stunning new tours exploring this fascinating and diverse country. Featuring the iconic Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, the new 15-day ‘Canadian Rockies Grand Circle’ itinerary offers the perfect chance to explore some of western Canada’s most stunning natural sites, beautiful cities and villages. Beginning with two nights in Vancouver, the tour then winds through the Rockies by coach and Rocky Mountaineer trains for endless breath-taking panoramas. Prices start from £3,599 per person based on 15 May 2017 departure (saving up to £100 per person). Also, new for Canada is the beautiful 13-day ‘Spirit of British Columbia’ itinerary. This varied tour offers the chance to explore the wonderful west coast of British Columbia, beginning with three nights in vibrant and cosmopolitan Vancouver, plus the resort town of Whistler, renowned for its spectacular mountain scenery, and rugged Vancouver Island. Prices start from £2,299 per person based on 30 May 2017 departure (saving up to £150 per person).
Among the anniversaries taking place in 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and Titan’s ever-popular 14-day ‘Southern Sights and Sounds’ escorted tour offers the chance to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s famous home. The tour also features a new destination for 2017, travelling through Alabama, and staying in Montgomery, the home of the civil rights movement, where Rosa Parks made her hugely important yet simple protest, and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Martin Luther King was pastor from 1954 to 1960. The rich cultural heritage of the Deep South also a key focus for this superb tour, taking in the birthplaces of jazz, blues, country and rock’n’roll, as well as a jazz cruise on the Mississippi. Prices for ‘Southern Sights and Sounds’ start from £1,999 per person (saving £450 per person) with departure dates throughout 2017.
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 12-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 £1,049 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 an eight-day no-fly cruise to the ‘Delights of the Low Countries’ tour. A week-long journey through Belgium and the Netherlands visiting the vibrant capital cities of Amsterdam and Brussels, medieval towns and picturesque villages along the way.
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 Titan’s VIP Door-to-door service.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5873 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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