Escorted Tours 2018/2019
Our classic escorted tours take you from east to west, north to south, with a new hotel as you base every day or so.
Alternatively, you’ll fit in lots of sightseeing on our relaxed tours, but you’ll do it from the comfort of just one or two hotels.
An intricately designed series of journeys for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures on a fully-inclusive excellent value group tour. You’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of – from international flights, visas, accommodation; and all the touring listed on your itinerary. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your holiday into a magical and unforgettable experience. Ranging from nine day trips that focus on the main attractions to more comprehensive itineraries exploring lesser-visited regions, our classic tours offer the opportunity to tick all the big sights of your list.
Titan Travel offer by far the biggest range of escorted tours with over 350 expertly-planned itineraries visiting more than 90 countries worldwide. Our tours are only on sale in the UK and Ireland, and are therefore tailored to British travellers. Each of our Escorted Tours have been carefully researched, checked and finalised by our travel experts and we have been split into styles to help you See the World Differently the way you want....
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Are you someone who wants to do more than just 'see' their holiday destination? Perhaps by meeting locals, trying authentic dishes and taking part in cultural experiences and active adventures? If the answer’s yes, our Immerse Yourself touring range is for you...
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ASIA
It's all about experiences with our Immerse Yourself touring range. Delving deeper into the local culture, understanding its quirkiness and getting off the beaten track. Plus, depending on which tour you choose, you'll either take part in exciting, active adventures or enjoy a little more free time to discover Asia, your way.
WHY CHOOSE AN IMMERSE YOURSELF TOUR?
More time to wander off-the-beaten-track villages, taste authentic dishes and spend time with locals
A greater range of active adventures on our cultural, immersive tours
Smaller group sizes, of up to 18*
A relaxed touring pace, within our flexible immersive tours, giving you free time to explore the sights and culture, your way
Expertly guided touring of all essential sights, with experienced, local guides
Plus, throughout November, your partner flies free on many tours within our Immerse range. Or if you're a solo traveller, receive 50% off your flight!
The countdown for Christmas has begun, but have you found the perfect gift for your loved ones? At Wendy Wu Tours, we believe the very best gift is the gift of travel. Whether it's Vietnam, India, Japan, Sri Lanka or China that's next in your sights, there's a wealth of unforgettable experiences and memorable moments available in 2018.
There's nothing quite like experiencing a country just as the locals do. Spend time with Kerala's residents, as they cook authentic south Indian home-style dishes for you to indulge in!
Immerse yourself into laid back Kerala’s culture on our 13 day Discover Kerala tour from £2,590pp
Wake up to the sun rising over the picturesque emerald waters of Vietnam's Halong Bay. Take it all in as your slow-paced ship weaves through the striking karst peaks.
Experience this on our 18 day Vietnam Panorama tour from £2,490pp
One of Japan's most striking natural wonders, Mount Fuji is in fact the country's tallest mountain and active volcano. You can even admire its inspiring peak all the way from Tokyo!
See Japan’s magnificent wonder on our 11 day Jewels of Japan tour from £4,790pp
The Elephant Transit in Home, Sri Lanka is a special place. Help care for sick or orphaned elephants before they're released back into the wild. Supported by the Born Free Foundation, this is the place to visit, whether you're an elephant fan or not!
Make a difference on our 15 day Highlights of Sri Lanka tour from £3,290pp
China's most iconic sight, walking on this mighty structure can only be one of the most exciting, magnificent and unbelievable things you'll ever do!
Tick this off your bucket list on our 10 day A China Experience tour from £1,990pp
Check out Travelsphere’s Top Selling Tours to various fantastic destinations
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16 days from only £2,699pp
Since the days of Marco Polo, China has fascinated our western minds in the most compelling way. The country’s immense size, almost unimaginable wealth and other-worldly culture have together woven an intoxicating and quite irresistible spell.
The Chinese today are living through an astonishing transformation. As well as being justly proud of their long history and unique cultural legacy, they’re keen to show you their huge achievements as a rapidly growing world superpower. China has always been a nation of superlatives. The most populous on earth, it’s also the fourth largest. Silk, tea, paper money, porcelain and gunpowder all originated here. Effectively closed to outsiders for most of its history, China has developed its own unique character, language and society.
At the heart of Beijing lies the Imperial Palace. Collectively called the ‘Forbidden City’, it contains a staggering 9,999 rooms. Adorned with paintings of dragons and phoenixes, carvings and inscriptions, it’s crowned by typically Chinese turned-up roofs with gold-hued tiles. Tiananmen Square, the final resting place of Chairman Mao, holds a staggering 600,000 people. The Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are stunning in their simplicity and laden with symbolism. And beyond the city lies the stupendous Great Wall, the largest structure ever built by man and one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Two centuries before the founding of ancient Rome, Xian was already a world-class city and gateway to the Silk Road. Home to over a dozen dynasties, it houses the extraordinary Terracotta Army. First discovered by farmers digging a well, the life-size and remarkably preserved warriors all have their own individual features. They’ve guarded the tomb of the first Qin Emperor for more than two millennia.
Guilin has some of China’s most breathtaking scenery. Beautifully set around four lakes and two rivers, it’s surrounded by the karst limestone scenery of lush forest-covered peaks and pinnacles. You’ll also visit the extraordinary Longshen Rice Terraces, carved into the hills in their thousands over centuries by the hands of Yao tribesmen.
In Chengdu, you’ll see some of the world’s most endangered and enchanting animals – Panda bears. This is the leading Panda research and breeding centre in China. We’ll visit them in the morning while they’re still active, and before they sleep for the rest of the day after eating their fill of bamboo.
Our three-day cruise on the Yangtze is a welcome change of pace as our five-star ship, the RV Century Sun, navigates through the spectacular Three Gorges. Shanghai, China’s wealthiest city, is an intoxicating mix of colonial tradition and modern economic dynamism. The riverside Bund became one of the greatest trading centres of the world. Today this lovingly restored waterfront contrasts with the forest of skyscrapers that cover the skyline.
China is also home to one of the world’s great cuisines – with the ubiquitous Peking Duck from the north, chillies from the west and fruit and carp from the sub-tropical climate of the south. Real Chinese food is both a revelation and a gourmet paradise. In Britain our standard greeting is ‘How are you?’ In China, it’s ‘Have you eaten today?’
This tour is a remarkable journey of discovery of one of the world’s most ancient cultures, aspects of which are almost beyond our comprehension, blended with a remarkably stunning topography and a staggering pace of modernisation.
Experience more with so much included
- A comprehensive tour of China visiting its greatest cultural legacies, iconic monuments, astounding palaces and astonishing scenery
- Visit the astonishing Great Wall of China, the only man-made monument visible from space
- See the world-famous Terracotta Army and the less-visited underground museum
- Enjoy a tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
- Marvel at the Temple of Heaven and the imperial gardens at the Summer Palace in Beijing
- See the Longshen Rice Terraces, a man-made wonder
- Enjoy a five-star Yangtze River Cruise through the breathtaking Three Gorges, with full board
- Travel through the world’s largest ship locks of the Three Gorges Dam
- Tour Shanghai and take in the Jade Buddha temple, Yuyuan Gardens and the old British Consulate
- Take a guided tour of Tiananmen Square and the amazing Forbidden City, the world’s largest concentration of preserved ancient wooden buildings
- Travel from Shanghai to Beijing on one of China's high-speed trains
- Cruise the world-famous Li River and visit the picturesque riverside town of Yangshuo
- Return direct scheduled flights from the UK
- Stay in hand-picked five-star and four-star hotels, with daily breakfast and 14 meals including a Peking Duck banquet
- The services of our experienced tour manager throughout
Selected departures from March to October 2018 and March to October 2019
South Africa really is the perfect destination for an escorted tour and holiday of a lifetime. In the latest edition of our flagship worldwide brochure, we launched two new exciting tours to this diverse and adventurous country.
From cities to villages, mountains to deserts, and wildlife to wine
17 days from £3,049 per person
First up is Contrasts of the Cape, a spectacular journey along the magnificent Garden Route which unique to Titan, visits the lesser known gem of Graaff-Reinet - a charming little town rich in arts and culture set in South Africa’s desert region. Here marks the gateway to the Valley of Desolation, making an unforgettable location to view the magnificent sunset. For wildlife enthusiasts, Kariega Game Reserve is an exciting highlight as we include an incredible four game drives, providing ample opportunities to spot the ‘big five’.
Wetlands, wildlife and 1,000 mountains of the Drakensberg
14 days from £2,699 per person
Our second tour is The Garden Province of KwaZulu-Natal with Lesotho, a must for anyone wanting to discover traditional Zulu culture with a combination of the region’s beautiful and diverse nature. This small group tour will discover the region of KwaZulu Natal, from the India Ocean at Selbourne to the Dizzy heights of the Drakensberg Mountains, as well as the land locked kingdom of Lesotho - the heart of tribal Africa.
Just one photo can bring memories of your holiday flooding back. A spectacular photo can capture the mood of a whole destination. If you love photography, here are our favourite destinations in the world for keeping your lens busy, from mighty sand dunes and stunning landscapes to quirky wildlife.
As you stand in the clouds above Machu Picchu, take in the detail and texture below, the dramatic mountains and the changing light. Our tip is to go in low season and enter the citadel at the end of the day as it empties to get the best pictures, minus the crowds.
The Galapagos Islands
No place in the world is better for taking pictures of wildlife. The islands are home to hordes of endemic species, such as the sun-basking marine iguana. We highly recommend taking a GoPro to capture underwater footage – the sealions can be very playful!
One of Saint Lucia's most iconic sights, the emerald-coloured Twin Pitons are volcanic plugs rising from the coast, creating a dramatic backdrop to the town of Soufriere. Stay at Jade Mountain and your open-air suite will have the perfect view of the Pitons from your private pool.
Epic dunes; cheetahs roaming through national parks; and decaying shipwrecks buried in the sand on the Skeleton Coast – Namibia is full of camera-worthy opportunities. One of our favourites is the eerie petrified forest, where scorched trees contrast against orange sand and blue skies.
The energy and relentless pace of Hanoi is intoxicating. One of the best spots to capture snaps of the traffic is from the City View Café, which overlooks one of the busiest intersections on the edge of the Old Quarter. It's chaotic - but brilliant - especially at night.
Rajasthan is a photographer's dream, home to the famous pink city of Jaipur, the stunning Thar Desert and the majestic Bengal Tigers of Ranthambore National Park. Holi, the 'festival of colour' is spectacular to photograph – but beware of flying coloured powder and your camera!
Discover Sri Lanka with Uga Escapes
Rich in emerald-coloured landscapes, fresh local cuisine and exciting wildlife encounters, exploring Sri Lanka is a true adventure. Indulge in a more intimate experience with Uga Escapes' boutique resorts and hotels across this stunning island in the Indian Ocean.
5* Ulagalla Resort
A beautifully-restored colonial mansion in Anuradhapura, framed by paddy fields and a lake; with villas boasting a plunge pool and sun terrace.
5* Chena Huts
Close to Yala National Park where elephants roam free, stay in a spacious cabin amongst the sand dunes and relax in your private plunge pool.
Explore more of Sri Lanka
Eight nights, including breakfast, from £2079pp
Good things come in small packages and that's absolutely the case with the island of Sri Lanka. You'll find spectacular sights that continually inspire people to visit. It has everything from rugged coastlines and tea plantations to dazzling rainforests and exciting wildlife. Experience more of what Sri Lanka has to offer and save up to £382 per couple with a combined stay at three hotels.
Discovering a new destination and delving into what makes it so special is one of the most exciting experiences imaginable. We bring you a collection of our holidays featuring the hottest and trendiest destinations for 2018.
The sun-soaked Mediterranean island of Malta boasts a glorious history and its 16th-century citadel capital, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta, built by the Knights of St John both as a fortress and a spectacular architectural celebration, is one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2018.
In 2008, Liverpool reigned as the European Capital of Culture making it the 'must see' destination in the UK. For 2018, Liverpool has launched an '18 for 2018' campaign showcasing the city’s culture, heritage, UNESCO-listed icons and award-winning exhibitions, which also includes the Terracotta Warriors returning to the UK shores after 10 years at Liverpool's World Museum.
With its incomparable wildlife and unique wild places, Botswana continues to lure visitors. The Okavango Delta is like no other, a pristine wetland paradise while the Chobe River region is famed for its dense concentration of breathtaking wildlife and safari adventures. And, as it's set to be a big year for Prince Harry, Botswana will be the hot topic of many conversations as this was where he camped out under the stars with Meghan Markle and a country that has been close to his heart since he visited at the age of 13.
A lucrative part of the America's musical playground, Nashville is the Country Music Capital of the World. Home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, it’s also renowned for the Grand Ole Opry, America's longest-running scheduled show (it’s never missed a Saturday performance since it was first broadcast on radio in 1925!). And for those looking to delve deeper into the Southern music scene, Nashville can be the perfect start point for a classic road trip to Elvis Presley’s Memphis and ‘The Big Easy’, New Orleans.
Located off Ecuador’s coast, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago home to colourful crabs, swimming lizards, penguins, blue-footed boobies, and the famed giant tortoises. These are the islands visited by the young Charles Darwin in 1835, and inspired him to write and publish his 'On the Origin of Species' theory of evolution. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Galapagos being managed as a national park and 40 years since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast
Tourism is on the up again with more visitors flocking to the turquoise coasts, ancient cities and picture-perfect fishing villages. There is no better time or place to discover the exotic blend of eastern and western cultures.
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