Grand Tour of Asia
This ‘grand tour’ is an ideal introduction to Asia. You’ll travel to four powerhouse cities - Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok - each with a profound British influence in their history and character. It’s not all about sightseeing, shopping and skyscrapers, though. You’ll also slow the pace down as you explore historic Malacca and spend a couple of nights enjoying Thai cuisine at the eco-friendly Suan Sampran.
12 excursions and visits
- City tours of Hong Kong; Kuala Lumpur; and Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck
- Harbour cruise to witness the ‘Symphony of Lights’
- Malay cultural show
- Malacca river cruise
- Visits to the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese Temple; Kranji War Memorial; and the Grand Palace
- Guided walk at the Suan Sampran
- Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, War Cemetery and Death Railway train journey
- 13 nights in hotels and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International and regional flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow - inbound via Hong Kong. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 19 meals: 13 breakfasts (days 3-15) 3 lunches (days 7 and 12-13) 3 dinners (days 3, 6 and 14)
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Day 1 UK - In flight
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your overnight flight to Hong Kong.
On our arrival in Hong Kong, the gateway to the Far East, we transfer to the Royal Pacific Hotel (4-star). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Royal Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong (4-star)
A fusion of western and eastern life fuels Hong Kong, where legendary attractions beckon; ascend Victoria Peak for breathtaking views of the glittering city skyline and Victoria Harbour, visit the Aberdeen floating fishing village, admire the fine white sands of Repulse Bay and shop to your heart’s delight at Stanley Market. After an afternoon of relaxation, we include a delicious dinner followed by a cruise on the harbour and an unforgettable night-time spectacle - the ‘Symphony of Lights’, illuminates Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline.
A day at leisure, presenting the chance to make your own explorations.
Hong Kong - Kuala Lumpur
Following a free morning we take a flight to Kuala Lumpur (known simply as KL), Malaysia’s dazzling capital city. Here we will be staying for two nights at the Renaissance Hotel (5-star) or Four Points Hotel (4-star).
Renaissance Hotel (5-star) or or Four Points Hotel (4-star), Kuala Lumpur
Today we drive through the Lake Gardens, stop at the National Mosque and Independence Square, the Masjid Jamek, Central Market, and the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, the instantly recognisable symbol of the city. A traditional Malay dinner and cultural show completes a truly memorable day.
Kuala Lumpur - Malacca
Our tour continues to Malacca, the historic town whose centre showcases a medley of Portuguese, Dutch, Islamic and Chinese architecture, including the ruins of the A’Famosa fortress, built by the Portuguese and later taken by the Dutch. Enjoy a cruise along Malacca River and visit a Typical Peranakan house, before stopping for an included lunch. We then spend a cultural afternoon at the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, the oldest in Malaysia, the Kampung Kling Mosque, and Bukit Cina, where over 12,000 Chinese graves are located, some dating back to the Ming dynasty. Tonight’s accommodation is at the Equatorial Hotel (5-star) or Ramada Plaza Melaka (5-star).
Equatorial Hotel (5-star) or Ramada Plaza Melaka (5-star), Malacca
Malacca - Singapore
Beyond vast fields of oil palm is the border with Singapore. On crossing into this sensational city-state, we proceed to the Concorde Hotel (4-star), superbly situated on Orchard Road, renowned for its shopping.
Concorde Hotel, Singapore (4-star)
The National Orchid Garden, set within the beautiful Botanic Gardens (recently given UNESCO World Heritage status), makes for a tranquil start to our exploration of Singapore. Our morning tour also includes a stop at the Merlion statue, an iconic Singaporean landmark, and Chinatown. We also include Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck, offering breathtaking views of Singapore.
A day at leisure follows to unwind or hunt for bargains amongst Singapore’s thousands of superb shops.
Singapore - Sampran
The Kranji War Memorial is a hillside cemetery that honours the men and women of the Commonwealth, who died in the line of duty during World War II. After a morning visit, we head to the airport for our flight to Bangkok and onward transfer to the family run, eco-cultural Suan Sampran (4-star) for an enchanting two-night stay.
Suan Sampran (4-star)
Located 32km from Bangkok, the stunning resort is set in 70 acres on the banks of the Ta Chine River. Family owned and run for over 40 years, and employing over 60 full time gardeners, this peaceful haven is the perfect place to learn about Thai culture. We enjoy an included lunch and visit the Organic Farm, then sit back and relax amongst the manicured gardens or beside the pool.
River Kwai - Bangkok
Our journey continues to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, a museum dedicated to the history of the Thai-Burma "Death Railway", and onto the War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war. We then take a train ride on the notorious Bridge over the River Kwai, built to accommodate the so-called ‘death railway’ and immortalised in the classic David Lean film of 1957. The original wooden version of the bridge was bombed several times and no longer exists, but the adjacent steel bridge, also the subject of numerous raids, was rebuilt after the war. Our coach takes us to Kasem Lake for lunch on a raft, before taking us to Bangkok, where we stay for two nights at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside (4-star).
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside (4-star)
No visit to Bangkok would be complete without a visit to the fabulous Grand Palace complex and the sacred Temple of the Emerald Buddha, housing a fabulous Buddha image carved from a single piece of jade. We return to our hotel for a relaxing afternoon, before a memorable dinner cruise on Bangkok’s ‘River of Kings’.
Day 15 Bangkok - In flight
We transfer to the airport for our overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 16 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.