London - In flight
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and an overnight direct, scheduled Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong.
Upon arrival, we transfer to the Royal Pacific Hotel (4T). The rest of the day is at leisure before dinner at our hotel this evening.
We take an orientation tour of a city where Chinese cultures are mixed with British. Glistening skyscrapers, luxury hotels and designer shopping sit side-by-side with traditional temples, tranquil parks and Victoria Peak's panoramic views. The rest of the day is free to explore.
Day 4 - Hong Kong
After a leisurely breakfast we depart the hotel and transfer to Hong Kong Port where we embark Norwegian Star (3T+), with time to settle on board before setting sail late afternoon.
Day 5 - At sea
Relax and enjoy the onboard hospitality and entertainment.
Day 6 - Nha Trang, Vietnam
With its mountain backdrop and a beautiful white beach that sweeps along 6km of turquoise sea, the Vietnamese resort of Nha Trang is popular with sun seekers. Away from the beach are historical relics including the tower of Po Nagar, standing amongst the remains of a 7th century sacred Hindu site honouring Yang Ino Po Nagar, the goddess of the Dua clan that ruled the plain until the 10th century. Vietnam’s largest pagoda, Long Son, with a magnificent seated Buddha, is worth ascending over 150 steps to visit. Alternatively you may choose to explore the tropical islands and coral reefs dotted in the bay.
Day 7 - Ho Chi Minh City
Made famous under the name Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a thrilling metropolis. On the banks of the Saigon River, find bustling markets, skyscrapers, karaoke bars, buzzing scooters and French colonial buildings such as the grandiose Hotel de Ville, as well as wonderful pagodas like the colourful Quan Am Pagoda and the Jade Emperor Pagoda elaborately decorated both inside and out.
Days 8-9 - At sea
Days 10-11 - Singapore (overnight)
Since its independence from Malaysia 50 years ago, Singapore has grown as a dazzlingly modern city, with a skyline of skyscrapers creating a futuristic feast for the eyes. Feel the excitement of this clean, safe city as you haggle in colourful markets, explore bustling Chinatown, seek tranquillity amongst the beautiful orchids in the Botanic Gardens or meet orang-utans at the Singapore Wildlife Park. Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, Thian Hock Keng, is particularly atmospheric, and the innumerable brightly painted figures atop Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple, and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple are worth seeing. We remain in port overnight.
Days 12-13 - At sea
Day 14 - Bali, Indonesia
The popular island holiday destination of Bali is on today’s agenda. Known for its warm hospitality and fine sandy beaches, it is the fertile hills that tell the real story of life in Bali, in the acres of rice terraces and the exotic temples and palaces of this ancient culture. Built against stunning backdrops of rich jungles and volcanic peaks that are said to house the gods, the sanctuaries are adorned with artful offerings of flowers and incense. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 15 - Komodo
Komodo is the ideal destination for nature enthusiasts. On land, this rugged protected park is home to Timor deer, orange-footed scrub fowl and the giant lizards that made the island famous. Beyond the beaches of dazzling white or unusually pink sand, coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds are inhabited by 70 species of sponge, hundreds of species of coral, thousands of species of fish, not to mention the variety of sharks, manta rays and sea turtles that help make this one of the world’s most incredible marine sites. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 16 - At sea
Day 17 - Darwin, Australia
Closer to Asia than to many parts of Australia, the northern city of Darwin has a dash of Asian influence mixed with its classic Australian image. The city offers plenty to fill your day, with lively markets, the informative Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and its own Chinese Temple. Alternatively, choose to explore the vast Kakadu National Park by foot or by boat to spot indigenous wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles, and encounter Aboriginal culture.
Days 18-19 - At sea
Day 20 - Cairns
Queensland’s youthful city of Cairns is an ideal base for an exotic haven. The wild Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are tropical paradises that are wonderful to explore on a day trip. Kuranda is home to several good wildlife enclosures, offering opportunities to get close to a host of natives including koalas, wombats and platypus. The biggest draw to the area though is the Great Barrier Reef, and this is your first opportunity to swim amongst the vivid and fascinating inhabitants of this underwater garden.
Day 21 - Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a little paradise village and a port way to one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Whitsunday Islands; where the powder-fine sands are whiter and the warm turquoise sea is more vivid than you can ever dream. The Great Barrier Reef is just a little further, offering another opportunity to experience this natural wonder. Or maybe take a boat trip to search for crocodiles and birdlife in Australia’s wetlands! Ship to shore tender service.
Day 22 - At sea
Day 23 - Brisbane
The centre of Queensland's relaxed capital, Brisbane, offers a historic precinct, pretty botanic gardens and museums including the Maritime Museum and the Queensland Museum which offers an insight into natural history and Aboriginal culture. Nestled in the city suburbs, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary cares for over 130 koalas, as well as platypus and Tasmanian devils, and offers the chance to hand feed kangaroos.
Day 24 - At sea
Sydney - In flight
We arrive in Sydney this morning and, after breakfast, we disembark for a short orientation tour to see iconic sites including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House before transferring to Sydney Airport, for our scheduled Cathay Pacific flight to London via Hong Kong.
Day 26 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.