COLOURS OF THE FAR EAST; Planning the Perfect Escape?

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Go east; it's a world away from home...

Asia is not only the world's biggest and most populous continent, but also home to its highest mountains, biggest cities and richest human diversity. A trip here will immerse you in new and exotic cultures, filled with age-old customs, exquisite architecture and distinctive flavours. Outdoor adventurers revel in the breathtaking splendour of the Himalayas, the dense rainforests of Indonesia and the subaquatic treasures of the Indian Ocean. History buffs are amazed by ancient marvels from the Great Wall of China to Angkor Wat, whilst Asia's endless beaches, warm waters and fabulous hotels spoil anyone searching for rest and relaxation.

When it comes to the Far East, there's something for everyone. Visit to find your something.

Vietnam and Cambodia

16 days from [pounds sterling]1959pp*

Selected departures from January to November 2014

Take our escorted tour into the heart of captivating Vietnam and stay in the beautiful capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

Our price includes return flights from London Gatwick; four and five-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, plus five meals; a visit to the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia; a stay in Phnom Penh; a tour of Hanoi by cycle rickshaw; a cruise in the limestone archipelago of Halong Bay; a visit to the awe-inspiring Citadel and Forbidden City in Hue; a stay in Saigon, visiting the fascinating CuChi tunnels; a full-day tour and cruise along the mighty Mekong River delta; the services of a tour manager. *From price is based on June 6, 2014 from London Gatwick.

Holiday code r014

To book, please call 0844 472 3147

Grand Tour of China

17 days from [pounds sterling]2,399*

Selected departures from March to October 2014

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.

Our price includes return flights from London Heathrow; Four-star bed-and-breakfast accommodation; visits to the Yangtze River, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu Panda Research Centre, Li River and services of a tour manager. …