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THE EXOTIC WONDERS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA RIVER CRUISING LIMITED TIME OFFER

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WELCOME The arrival of 2016 marks the inaugural voyages of our new Mekong and Irrawaddy river cruises. Those lucky enough to delve in the all-inclusive luxury of our custom-built Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura ships will be privy to South East Asia’s most unique and opulent cruising experience. This is your chance to join them. – There’s limited availability on our remaining 2016 departures and extra dates added to our 2017 collection. We are also delighted to announce the launch of a brand new 12-day Luxury Mekong itinerary. With plenty of choice and a tantalising special offer available across all itineraries, this is your chance to embark on the most unforgettable cruise of your life. The exotic wonders of South East Asia are waiting.


Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

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Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

Mingun Monywa

Sagaing

Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

China

Mandalay

Hanoi

Amarapura Pindaya Caves Bagan Taunggyi Heho Mount Popa Salay Kakku Inle Lake Magwe Yandabo

Minhla

Inwa

Indochina & Beyond

Irrawaddy

Laos

Thayetmyo

Pyay (Prome)

Sri Ksetra

South China Sea

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Treasures of the Mekong with Eastern & Oriental Express Cruise & Tour

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Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

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Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Cambodia Tonle Sap

Kampong Tralach Oudong Phnom Penh

Gulf of Thailand

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Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

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Take to the dynamic waterways of South East Asia in style and navigate your way through a tapestry of colour and culture. Cross country borders and see the river banks come to life while indulging in the luxuries of modern day cruising.

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River Cruises & Tours

Myanmar The Mekong River The Mekong is a trans-boundary waterway which flows for 4,350 kilometres through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Despite only being Asia’s seventh longest river, it is one of the most biologically diverse in the world – second only to the Amazon. From floating markets to traditional sampans, it is truly fascinating to see how locals live in peaceful union with one of nature’s most plentiful sources.

The Irrawaddy River Experience tranquil cruising and encounter age-old traditions on the river’s banks. You’ll be astounded at what the Irrawaddy has to offer.

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Mystical Myanmar

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DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

FREE 2-night Inbound Stopover with breakfast included

Scenic Special Offers Shangri La - Deluxe Room, Bangkok

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Shangri La - Deluxe River View

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Singapore

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Singapore City

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ParkRoyal on Pickering - Superior Room

Sentosa Island

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Freechoice You can choose between a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you. From history and culture, food to nature, there’s something for everyone throughout your journey.

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Every suite on board our new South East Asia vessels features a separate bedroom and living area with a private Scenic Sun Lounge, an ingenious allweather balcony system which drops down at the touch of a button.

We know it’s the personal touches that make your cruise special, and so do our butlers. From nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special.

Akin to a boutique hotel, the fusion design marries contemporary and authentic Asian styles.

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5-Star Ships

At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, that’s what we mean. From the moment you step foot on board your luxury Scenic ship, whether you’re cruising the Mekong or Irrawaddy, you will enjoy access to one of the most generous all-inclusive services found anywhere on these waters. Savour unlimited complimentary drinks, dining in a range of venues, a spacious balcony suite and even a private butler for a little added opulence. We’ve thought of everything, including complimentary Wi-Fi, all tipping and gratuities whilst on board. The only thing we don’t cover are your postcards home. But you’ll be too busy having the time of your life to write them.

Our brand new, custombuilt 5-star ships are the most spacious and luxurious vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, some of the largest suites available, and a host of indulgent amenities at your disposal, including complimentary laundry facilities, these beautiful vessels provide the ultimate river cruise experience.

Dining Our chef’s menus feature dishes inspired by the region, as well as standard western fare. Guests can dine in a collection of venues and savour the diverse cuisine on offer, including our enticing Teppanyaki Bar, all-day River Café and the elegant Crystal Dining. We source our produce from the best regional suppliers, so all our food is both fresh and in season.

Beverages You can also enjoy your favourite tipple whenever the feeling takes you, with unlimited complimentary drinks throughout your time on board our 5-star ships. Whether you're toasting to a day's adventures, relaxing by the pool or savouring the very best of our cuisine, we'll make sure the best wines, cocktails and other assorted beverages are there to help you celebrate the moment.

Tailored to you All of your travel is included in the price of your holiday to ensure complete peace of mind from the moment you book. You can choose to fly from a choice of UK airports with either Emirates or Singapore Airlines. And don’t worry about internal transfers, they’re all taken care of. We’re even including a 2 night inbound stopover in a choice of locations.

Inclusions vary and are dependent on your cruise and destination. Please note stays in Dubai, Sentosa Island, Singapore, Bangkok, Thai Beaches and Eastern Orient Express are not escorted by a Scenic representative but you will be met by a local representative. Hotel stays operate a B&B board basis unless stated otherwise in the itinerary. The Halong Bay cruise is not an all-inclusive Scenic cruise. On board a Scenic vessel, all drinks are included except for a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, beers and spirits. Laundry restrictions apply. Transfer conditions apply.

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FULLY-INCLUSIVE LAND TOURING

Enrich You can continue to look forward to Scenic’s unforgettable Enrich experiences throughout your time in South East Asia. From a traditional water puppet performance in Vietnam to visiting a gold leaf workshop in Myanmar, these included highlights will be amongst the most memorable encounters of your journey.

Authentic Dining

When you reach the touring stretch of your journey, you can look forward to a wealth of inclusions to ensure you make the most of these new and inspiring lands. Scenic’s land touring expertise is backed by over 30 years’ experience. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to surpass all of your expectations with ease. From lavish hotels and our signature Freechoice and Enrich moments, to a selection of delicious dining experiences and a few finishing touches you wouldn’t expect; everything you need for a truly 5-star adventure has been taken care of.

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During the touring stretch of your journey you will enjoy a hearty breakfast every day. On selected evenings, we’ve included an assortment of highlight dining experiences for your pleasure. These culinary showcases will plate up some of the region’s most famous dishes. You will also sit down to feast in unusual settings, like a Royal Dinner in a private garden house in Hue.

Freechoice Whether you’re unearthing local cultures, delving into regional history or sampling the cuisine of your destination for the day, you’ll soon find that Scenic Freechoice offers something for everyone. And with the flexibility to pick your favourite activities from a vast and varied collection, we’re certain that you will find the perfect activity for you.

Rail The fertile jungle and hidden villages of Malaysia and Thailand will become a moving postcard as you travel from Singapore to Bangkok aboard the world-famous Eastern and Oriental Express on our Treasures of the Mekong with Oriental Express itinerary. You will relish the timeless elegance of this luxurious train as you take to the tracks for two nights, following in the footsteps of many great writers.

Hotels There’s nothing like checking in to a spectacular hotel where you can unwind and recharge after a busy day exploring. From grand city centre properties to tropical hideaways, you can relax in the knowledge that all of your handpicked hotels, resorts and lodges have been specifically chosen to offer outstanding location and luxury.

Nth Degree We’ll greet you personally at the airport and arrange for your transfer both to and from your hotel, regardless of when you arrive. We use local guides as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there. Our tours will not only show you the highlights but the hidden gems that only a local knows.

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Ankor Wat Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar The amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam Entrance to Wat Nokor, Cambodia

Freechoice Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included.

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Raffles, Hotel Le Royal is located in the heart of Phnom Penh. This timeless property has been part of the history of the city and welcomes, as it has always done, a diverse clientele of entrepreneurs, writers and royalty. During your time here, you’re invited to enjoy an indulgent high tea and attend a private shadow puppet performance.

Traverse the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a vintage Vespa. Take a hands-on cooking class in Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. Unearth Yangon’s thriving art scene. Travel deep into the Shan hills to the hidden ‘forest of temples’ at Kakku.

Our Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of South East Asia. Our Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling experiences that will become highlights of your journey. We’ll take you to spiritual temples and ancient ruins, invite you to unique restaurants and unusual performances, and open the door on village life that will take you back generations.

Freechoice Dining

Freechoice gives you the flexibility to pick the experiences that suit your taste from a wide selection of activities. There are visits to World Heritage-listed sites, insights into local cultures, and revelatory journeys to hidden pockets of paradise that only the locals know about. You’ll also enjoy a wide array of dining options through Scenic Freechoice Dining. These insightful culinary highlights give you the opportunity to pick where to dine during certain parts of your journey.

During both your cruise and tour these spectacular encounters will unveil a heartbeat of authenticity, offering a truly treasured insight into the pulse of the people and the land in which they reside.

And they’re all included in the price you pay up front.

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You’ll be able to enjoy the view whatever the weather, from your first morning coffee to your last brandy nightcap.

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Royal Panorama Suite, Scenic Aura Deluxe Suite, Scenic Aura Grand Deluxe Suite, Scenic Spirit Deluxe Suite, Scenic Aura

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From the first warm greeting to remembering your personal preferences, our butlers are always on hand to give your cruise that polished edge.

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We don’t want you to miss a minute of the exotic scenery, so every suite on our 5-star ships offers a private balcony and a river view for every guest.

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We know that it’s the fine details and the outstanding service that really makes your trip memorable. By offering a butler to every guest we offer an exceptional level of service that combines 5-star quality with personal attention to detail.

At the gentle press of a button, your balcony converts into our exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, allowing you to enjoy the luxury of extra space as well as the unfolding landscape. Our expansive Royal Panorama Suites redefine the industry standard in river cruising accommodation. The Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura boast elegant lounge and dining areas, oversized bathrooms and a private terrace featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi and daybed. While all of our Grand Deluxe Suites also feature stylish lounge areas, spacious bathrooms and queen-size beds.

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Our balcony suites are the most spacious on the Mekong and offer modern and elegant furnishings, HDTV, individual climate control and pillow menu. There’s also a safe for your valuables, a nightly turndown service and of course a complimentary mini-bar and Wi-Fi. For full cabin plans & specific details see pages 66 & 67

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We believe the hand-finished details make a difference, and if we’re honest, we want to spoil you.

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Each on board Scenic butler has been trained to meet international standards and deliver a service beyond what you would expect. Combining a mix of traditional eastern hospitality with contemporary western perfection, we are able to offer you a very unique and attentive experience.

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Whichever suite you choose, your butler will make sure you’ll never be without complimentary refreshments and a re-stocked mini-bar for whenever the fancy takes you. Terms and Conditions apply see page 68

Jewel Deck

Your butler service includes a valet, shoeshine and drinks service, so if you want a refreshment bought to your suite, all you have to do is ask.

Sapphire Deck

Guests will enjoy a valet, shoeshine, drinks service, cocktails arranged in the lounge or your cabin, and morning tea and coffee delivered to your suite.

Diamond Deck

As well as having breakfast delivered to your suite and two pieces of complimentary laundry a day, you will also enjoy access to a valet, shoeshine, drinks and complimentary cocktail service.

Deluxe Suite

As well as all of the inclusions enjoyed by Diamond Deck guests, you will also have fruit skewers delivered to your suite in the afternoon, canapés before dinner and petit fours for after.

Royal Panorama Suite

Enjoy all the privileges of the Deluxe suite, plus Guests enjoy private transfers* on arrival and departure, and a bottle of champagne. Enjoy one free spa treatment per person per cruise.

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5-Star Ships The Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura both feature luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites, with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio to ensure your time on board is one of unparalleled intimacy and worldclass indulgence. Best of all? Everyone gets their own private view of the never ending scenery.

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Quite simply, our 5-star ships in South East Asia are living works of art. Every innovative feature and perfectly designed suite on board our all-balcony suite vessels has been carefully considered in the relentless pursuit of your enjoyment. From our wide selection of dining options right down to your pillow menu, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury.

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Scenic Spirit represents a connection between tradition and innovation. The resort-style pool, relaxing steam sauna and open-air cinema are the sort of facilities you would expect to find in a world-class hotel, while our quiet library, beauty salon and tranquil wellness centre offer an abundance of places to escape for a little privacy – or even an indulgent treatment. Then there’s the striking Scenic Aura. Only 44 guests at any one time will get to experience the intimacy of this spectacular vessel. With a vitality pool and bar, outdoor lounge, open-air cinema and a wealth of other facilities to occupy and entertain away from the privacy of your one-bedroom balcony suite, you will relish every second of your time spent aboard.

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Dining From the indulgence of degustation fine dining to the delights of our Teppanyaki Bar, highlight evenings or unwinding with new friends, there’s a venue on board our ships for every occasion.

Fancy a gin and tonic as you watch the sunset or a rich cabernet sauvignon with dinner? With our impressive selection of complimentary beverages, the choice is always yours.

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From your favourite cocktail served in your suite by your butler to the very best wines accompanying the finest of degustation menus, we've got it covered. Complimentary beverages are a part of your all-inclusive experience and are available throughout the day, anywhere on your scenic ship.

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Crystal Dining

River Café

Teppanyaki Bar

In-Suite Dining

• Main restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner • Open seating, perfect for relaxed dining • Wide range of cuisine from local specialties to home -grown favourites • À la carte menus available daily

• Casual and flexible dining options to suit your schedule • Offers full service and mouthwatering/buffetstyle food • A great meeting spot, open for all day grazing and socializing • Gelato bar, light snacks, healthy options, tasty treats

• Fiery and theatrical dining experience • Enjoy food cooked to order from a live wok cooking station by our expert chefs • Open on select evenings offering a full alfresco dining experience

• Room service is available, and included, throughout your cruise • Dine in the comfort of your suite while the views roll by

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Our bartenders are experts at mixing up a plethora of cocktails, from a traditional dry martini (shaken, not stirred) through to the latest of trends. We also source the finest of wines from local vineyards in the regions we travel through, ensuring that even your tastebuds get to experience the places we visit. For those who prefer something non-alcoholic, order up a freshly squeezed juice or delight in a speciality tea or coffee from our self service station. NB: All drinks are included with the exception of a small selection of fine rare wines & spirits

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Travel

Tailored To You Seamless travel is integral to your journey into wonder. We’ve made getting to and from your destination simple, hassle free and comfortable. You’ll arrive in South East Asia feeling completely relaxed and ready for the adventure of a lifetime thanks to our tailored travel arrangements. Time for take off Thanks to our close partnership with Singapore Airlines, you will fly on the incredible double-decker A380 aircraft – the world’s largest passenger plane. Depart from either London Heathrow or Manchester and travel to Singapore before making your connecting flight.

than ever, marvel as your spacious seat transforms into a fully flat bed, an office, entertainment multiplex or dining area. Measuring at least 30-inches wide, it combines enhanced personal space with luxurious comfort, cutting-edge technology and restaurant-style cuisine.

The A380 is one of the most comfortable and innovative airliners to ever grace the skies. From the moment you step on board, you will experience an award-winning inflight service that is second to none, complemented by greater personal space to ensure your time in the sky is content and calm.

Fly locally We can also offer regional connections from a choice of airports that will connect in to London or Manchester. Or choose to fly with Emirates and travel direct from a selected number of UK airports including London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow. To find out more about the options available to you, ask us at the time of booking.

New Premium Economy Service Singapore Airline’s new Premium Economy class is where comfort and convenience meets contemporary. Thoughtfully designed for the discerning traveller, you will enjoy increased personal space, a variety of food and beverages and more than 1,000 on demand options, courtesy of the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.

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Alternatively, you can opt to travel in liberating Business Class with Singapore Airlines. With more room

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MEKONG RIVER CRUISING The name Indochina was coined by the French to refer to the intermingling of Indian and Chinese influences in mainland South East Asia. — But Vietnam and Cambodia each parade their own unique blend of home-grown cultures. An intoxicating fusion of colonial grace, colourful energy and captivating landmarks glaze the jungles, cities and waterways of South East Asia. See how locals have integrated with their environment to live in harmony with the rich forests and fertile rivers of the region. Step back in time amidst gold-top pagodas, ornate temples and ancient customs. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Mekong on a luxury river cruise and navigate the hubbub of city living, like a journey through the past and present.


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Luxury Mekong 12 Day Cruise & Tour

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Mekong magnificence From the flavour and culture of Vietnam to the colour and history of Cambodia, your senses will be charmed along the length of the Mekong. This fascinating river is many things to many people.

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Meander along its path, discover its treasures; drop by the lively floating markets of Cai Be, learn about Vietnam’s French-infused past or soak up the melting pot of cultures that is Phnom Penh. Embark on a journey of contrasts as you gain a deeper understanding of the two countries’ complex histories and discover the bright communities embracing rural river life along the Tonle Sap River. Explore the ancient hilltop monastery of Wat Hanchey and immerse yourself in the beauty of Khmer handicrafts in Cheung Kok.

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Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise Discover this energetic city with a leisurely guided walk around Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Central Post Office before enjoying lunch. This afternoon you will be transferred to My Tho where the luxurious Scenic Spirit awaits. After settling in to your spectacular suite, your journey on the Mekong will begin with a tantalising welcome reception. Meals: B.L.D

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Explore Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a must for nature lovers. The forest covers an area of 850 hectares and provides an important natural habitat for many colourful birds, including storks, egrets and peafowl.

It’s up to you how you spend today. We have put together a collection of wonderful included excursions for you to choose from. As always with our Freechoice activity programme, the choice is yours. Freechoice: Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. Alternatively relax on board before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Then return to the ship and make the most of the ship’s luxurious on-board facilities. Later, after a short cruise up river, immerse yourself in today’s second shore excursion, a trip to the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Meals: B.L.D

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Tan Chau After cruising through the night you will wake to find yourself in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau. Another exciting collection of Freechoice options awaits. Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen

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A  choice of stunning on board dining venues Island before riding in a Xe loi to visit the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which include a cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a Xe loi ride around Chau Doc. Alternately visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village. Back on board, you can look forward to an enchanting evening of fine food and great company at an exclusive gala dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Tan Chau > Phnom Penh Today you cross the border into beautiful Cambodia, an exotic paradise filled with history, culture and striking natural beauty. Spend the morning gently sailing towards Phnom Penh, taking the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or some solitude on your own private balcony as you watch the scenery pass you by. Later berth in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Enrich Travel by Tuk Tuk to savour the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for a indulgent high tea accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.

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before giving a donation, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks. Drive a short distance north to visit Wat Kampong Tralach to learn of its complex history before experiencing an ox cart ride through local villages back to Scenic Spirit, which has sailed north to meet you. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. The rest of your day can be spent at leisure on board. There are so many included indulgences at your fingertips, so make the most of your spectacular ship. Meals: B.L.D

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Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Back on board, your journey continues downstream to Kampong Cham where you will discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok. Afterwards, visit the spectacular sight of Wat Nokor, an 11th century temple with a modern pagoda built within. Later, return to the comfort of your ship for a farewell reception and dinner.

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Phnom Penh Welcome to your first full day in Phnom Penh. There are plenty of excursions included for you throughout your time here. Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market by tuk tuk. After lunch, you will visit the National Museum, Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda. Meals: B.L.D

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Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap Today you will disembark the Scenic Spirit and set off on a drive to Siem Reap with stops at a stone cutters village, lunch in Kampong Thom and a walk across the ancient Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei. On arrival into Siem Reap, you’ll check in to the beautiful Park Hyatt hotel for a one-night stay. Freechoice Dining: Tonight you are invited to pick from a selection of Freechoice dining options. You can choose to either relax at the Park Hyatt Dining Room, savour some authentic Italian cuisine at a local eatery or enjoy a taste of classic Khmer cooking in a nearby restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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After a short cruise from Phnom Penh to Prek K’dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery. Enrich During your visit to the pagoda you will be invited to receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk

To book call our friendly and expert team on: 0808

Save a guaranteed £1,500 per couple plus FREE 2 night stopover - book by 30 September 2016 JEWEL DECK SUITES CATEGORIES PRICING 2017 Departures Jan 1, 08* Jan 15,22*,29 Feb 5*,12,19*,26 Mar 5*,12,19*,26 Apr 2*,9,16*,23,30* Jun 18,25* Jul 2,9*,16.23*,30 Aug 6*,13,20*27 Sep 3*10,17*24 Oct 1*,8,15*,22,29* Nov 5,12*,19,26* Dec 3,10*,17,24*

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Terms and Conditions:All prices and upgrades are per person, in GBP, based on two people sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply and may vary dependent on itinerary please call for details. Deposit is £1,250 for Economy, £1,950 for Premium Economy and £3,750 for Business Class per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. ^All drinks are included except for a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, beers and spirits. Mini bar restocked daily.

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Treasures of the Mekong

Treasures of the Mekong 15 Day Cruise & Tour

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Inspired by temples and traditions Soak up some essential South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

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Day 01 Depart UK

per person

Fly from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester or Newcastle to Ho Chi Minh City via Dubai with Emirates. Alternatively, you can choose to fly with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester via Singapore at no additional supplement.

The people who reside at the banks of the Mekong have learnt to exist with the river. All around there are reminders of how nature and man can adapt and compromise, living in harmony with one another. From the ancient hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey where striking views of the water await, to the floating villages at Kampong Chnang; Scenic will unveil a multitude of vantage points from which to consume the beguiling beauty of the river. Whether cruising aboard your Scenic ship or navigating the land with an expert guide, you will soon become one with the waterway.

Day 02

Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

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Welcome to your first full day in Ho Chi Minh City. Enrich Meet a Vietnam Veteran at the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways that run beneath the jungle floor. Freechoice: Undertake a tour of Saigon’s Art galleries, or uncover this lively city on a popular vintage Vespa ride. Alternatively, discover the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Freechoice Dining: Take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River, or savour a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively, enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen. Meals: B.L.D

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Discover this energetic city during a guided walk around Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Central Post Office before enjoying lunch. This afternoon you will be transferred to My Tho where the Scenic Spirit awaits. Settle into your suite and raise a toast at a champagne welcome reception. Meals: D

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Day 05

Scenic experience

Cai Be > Sa Dec

During a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will meet a Vietnam War veteran who will share a personal account of his life. Leave with a new outlook on the resourcefulness and spirit of the people who gave their lives during this infamous conflict.

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To book call our friendly and expert team on: 0808

As always with our Freechoice activity programme, the choice is yours. Freechoice: Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. Alternatively relax on board before savouring morning tea at the French colonial

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Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

Treasures of the Mekong

Save a guaranteed

£1,500 per couple

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per couple

B  rand new 5-star ship all with balcony suite accommodation The largest suites on the Mekong A  choice of stunning on board dining venues U  nlimited complimentary branded drinks^ P  ersonal Butler Service Tipping, gratuities and porterage F  itness and Wellness Centre S  auna, Gym and Beauty Salon O  pen-air vitality pool C  omplimentary Mini-Bar

Tonle Sap Lake

Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Later, after a short cruise up river, immerse yourself in today’s second shore excursion, a trip to the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant. Meals: B.L.D

visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery. Enrich During your visit to the pagoda you will be invited to receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk before giving a donation of food. Drive to Wat Kampong Tralach before experiencing an ox cart ride back to Scenic Spirit. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. Meals: B.L.D

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Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

After cruising through the night you will wake to find yourself in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau. Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island before riding in a Xe loi to visit the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which include a cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a Xe loi ride around Chau Doc. Alternately visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village. Meals: B.L.D

Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Back on board, your journey continues downstream to Kampong Cham where you will discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok. Afterwards, visit the spectacular sight of Wat Nokor. Meals: B.L.D

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Disembark your ship and set off on a drive to Siem Reap. You will then arrive at your hotel for a one-night stay. Freechoice Dining: You can choose to either relax at the Park Hyatt Dining Room, savour some authentic Italian cuisine at a local eatery or enjoy a bit of classic Khmer cooking in a nearby restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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Tan Chau > Phnom Penh Today you cross the border into beautiful Cambodia. Spend the morning sailing towards Phnom Penh. Later berth in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Enrich Travel by Tuk Tuk to savour the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for a indulgent high tea accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.

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Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market by tuk tuk. After lunch, you will visit the National Museum, Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda. Meals: B.L.D

Today you are invited to delve into the jungle temples of Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. Enrich After exploring some of Cambodia’s most historic temples, you will learn all about an initiative created to train local Cambodian archaeologists to take over the ongoing maintenance of said temples. Later, discover Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Elephant Terrace before stopping at Angkor. Freechoice Dining: Choose between authentic Khmer cuisine or French Fusion. Later, take your VIP seat the Phare, a colourful Cambodian Circus. Meals: B.L.D

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Afterwards, explore the enchanting temple grounds before taking an included tethered balloon ride for views. Freechoice: Visit Banteay Srei and the Landmine Museum, or explore Beng Mealea temple and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, embark on a cruise on the freshwater lake of Tonle Sap. Enrich Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner, drinks and show surrounded by Apsara dancers performing in front of floodlit and candle-lit temple ruins. Meals: B.D

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Siem Reap > UK After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home with either Emirates or Singapore Airlines. Take advantage of your FREE two-night inbound stopover and visit either Thailand, Dubai, Sentosa Island or Singapore. Book by 30 September 2016 See pages 22-23. Meals: B

Day 15

UK Welcome home.

Save a guaranteed £1,500 per couple plus FREE 2 night stopover - book by 30 September 2016 JEWEL DECK Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite SUITES CA C CATEGORIES PRICING SAVE WAS NOW WAS NOW 2016 Departures Aug 5*,13,19* £750 £4,245 £3,495 £4,640 £3,890 Sep 2*,10 £750 SOLD OUT £4,890 £4,140 Oct 8,14*,28* £750 £4,745 £3,995 £5,140 £4,390 Dec 9*,31* £750 £5,745 £4,995 £6,140 £5,390 2017 Departures Jan 6* £750 £5,745 £4,995 £6,140 £5,390 Jan 14,20*,28, Feb 3*,11,17*,25 £750 £5,145 £4,395 £5,540 £4,790 Mar 3*,11,17*,25,31* £750 £5,045 £4,295 £5,440 £4,690 Apr 8,14*,22,28* £750 £4,795 £4,045 £5,190 £4,440 Jun 17,23* £750 £4,245 £3,495 £4,640 £3,890 Jul 1,7*,15,21,29* £750 £4,545 £3,795 £4,940 £4,190 Aug 4*,12,18*,26 £750 £4,545 £3,795 £4,940 £4,190 Sep 1*,9,15*,23,29* £750 £5,045 £4,295 £5,440 £4,690 Oct 7,13*,21,27* £750 £5,145 £4,395 £5,540 £4,790 Nov 4,10*,18,24*, Dec 2 £750 £5,145 £4,395 £5,540 £4,790 Dec 8*,16,22* £750 £5,745 £4,995 £6,140 £5,390

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 66-67. *Operates in reverse Terms and Conditions:All prices and upgrades are per person, in GBP, based on two people sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply and may vary dependent on itinerary please call for details. Deposit is £1,250 for Economy, £1,950 for Premium Economy and £3,750 for Business Class per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. ^All drinks are included except for a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, beers and spirits. Mini bar restocked daily.

To find out more visit scenic.co.uk or visit your local travel agent

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Treasures of the Mekong with Eastern & Oriental Express Now from 16 Day Cruise & Tour

£5,895

Siem Reap >Bangkok

Bask in colonial-style elegance Cruise the Mekong in 5-star luxury, follow expert guides through contrasting landscapes and step back in time as you take to the tracks on the world-renowned Eastern & Oriental Express.

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Day 01 Depart UK

per person

Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester via Singapore with Singapore Airlines at no additional supplement.

Day 02

Arrive Siem Reap

Your adventure begins in Cambodia, the land of ancient temples. You’ll explore the jungle territory and ancient ruins of this enchanting world with expert guides by your side. Then it’s time to embark on the cruise of a lifetime aboard the Scenic Spirit. Navigate the exotic waters from Siem Reap to My Tho, stopping off in places like Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh and Sa Dec to uncover the local history and culture. After disembarking the Scenic Spirit you are invited to board the Eastern & Oriental Express, setting off for a two-night journey bound for the bustle of Bangkok.

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Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise Join your fellow guests and journey to the port of Kampong Cham where you will board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Your journey begins as you cruise towards Wat Hanchey with its ancient pagoda and monastery. You will spend your first night on board enjoying a reception and welcome dinner. Meals: L.D

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After arriving at Wat Kampong Tralach, enjoy an ox cart ride before a road journey to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery. Enrich During your visit to the pagoda you will be invited to receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk before giving a donation, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks. Later, drive to Wat Kampong Tralach to experience an ox cart ride through local villages before re-boarding Scenic Spirit. Later visit the silversmith village of Kho Chen

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Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Back on board, your journey continues downstream to Kampong Cham where you will discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok. Afterwards, visit the spectacular sight of Wat Nokor. Meals: B.L.D

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Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

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Welcome to your first full day in Phnom Penh, the country’s capital located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River. Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market by tuk tuk. After lunch you will visit the National Museum, Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda. Enrich Travel by traditional Tuk Tuk to the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for an indulgent high tea accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.

It’s up to you how you spend today. We have put together a collection of wonderful included excursions for you to choose from. As always with our Freechoice activity programme, the choice is yours. Freechoice: Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. Alternatively relax on board before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Then return to the ship and make the most of the ship’s luxurious on-board facilities. Later, after a short cruise up river, immerse yourself in today’s second shore excursion, a trip to the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Tonight you’ll enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner on-board.Meals: B.L.D

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Phnom Penh > Tan Chau This morning, travel by Tuk Tuk to the national museum and Royal Palace before beginning your journey down the Mekong. Relax during a full day of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Make use of the ship’s luxurious facilities and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony. Tonight you will enjoy a themed gala dinner as you navigate the exotic waters of the Mekong.

Day 10

Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Tan Chau Today you will find yourself in Tan Chau, a town located in the An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. There are plenty of ways to take in the local area, and we have created an inspiring collection of Freechoice excursions especially for you. Pick whichever takes your fancy. Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island before riding in a Xe loi to visit the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a familyoperated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a Xe loi ride around Chau Doc. Alternately visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village.

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It’s time to wave goodbye to the Scenic Spirit and depart My Tho before embarking on a drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a leisurely guided walking tour, taking in sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Central Post Office. Later, check in to a historical hotel in the heart of the city where you will enjoy an overnight stay. Freechoice Dining: Take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River, or dine in an old French colonial house. Alternatively, enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen. There’s a menu and cuisine to suit every taste. Meals: B.D

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Today you will fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Park Royal on Pickering for an overnight stay. Enjoy a relaxing night before the adventure continues and one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys welcomes you on board for a truly unforgettable ride. Optional hotel upgrade: Why not treat yourself and upgrade to the luxury Shangri-La hotel in Singapore. Please note: During your stay in Singapore, prior to boarding the Eastern & Oriental Express, you will be met upon arrival and escorted to your hotel by a local representative.

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Treasures of the Mekong with Eastern & Oriental Express

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Explore Singapore in the morning during your free time, then transfer to the Raffles Hotel to check in for the Eastern & Oriental Express. You will be met at the station by exquisitely dressed stewards who will show you to your private cabin. Once you have settled in, enjoy an afternoon tea as the train rolls out of Singapore and crosses the Causeway Bridge into Malaysia. As your journey winds through Malaysia, the train travels through and onward to the northern state of Perak, one of 11 states and 2 federal territories in the Malay peninsula. Meals: B.D

Lush jungles and winding rivers set the surrounding scene for the town of Kanchanaburi. After breakfast on board, alight at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river where a local historian will divulge secrets of this world famous landmark. Visits to a war museum and war cemetery are also included, if you please. Dine back on board, enjoying a plentiful lunch as you head towards Krung Thep, also known as Bangkok, for an overnight stay at the Shnagri La Bangkok. Meals: B.L

After breakfast, Transfer to the airport for your flight home with Singapore Airlines. Meals: B

Tipping, gratuities and porterage

Take advantage of your FREE two-night inbound stopover and visit either Sentosa Island or Singapore. See pages 22-23.

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After breakfast, arrive at Kuala Kangsar, the picturesque royal town of Perak and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. Your excursion will first take you to the grand Ubudiah Mosque, reputed to be one of Malaysia’s most resplendent. Close by is the captivating Royal Museum of Perak, an architectural masterpiece which now houses the Royal regalia. En route to the museum, you will see one of the oldest rubber trees in Malaysian peninsula. Your unforgettable tour concludes with a visit to the Sultan Shah Gallery. Later, enjoy lunch back on board the Eastern & Oriental Express as your journey continues, cutting a path through rice fields with limestone outcrops on the horizon, heading for the border town of Padang Besar, where Malaysia meets Thailand.Meals: B.L.D

S  ervices of an experienced Tour Director† Travel in first-class coaches E  njoy daily breakfast in your hotel and highlight dinners

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 66-67. *Operates in reverse Terms and Conditions:All prices and upgrades are per person, in GBP, based on two people sharing. Eastern and Oriental Express based on pullman carriage, Subject to availability. Single supplements apply and may vary dependent on itinerary please call for details. Deposit is £1,250 for Economy, £1,950 for Premium Economy and £3,750 for Business Class per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. ^All drinks are included except for a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, beers and spirits. Mini bar restocked daily. †Please note: Singapore to Bangkok will be unescorted.

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Enter a world of timeless elegance aboard the world famous Eastern & Oriental Express. Take to the tracks for two nights as you travel in ornate luxury from Singapore to Bangkok in a private cabin indulging in modern day spoils as exotic landscapes unfold beyond your window. Life’s pleasures don’t get much better than fine food, delicious wine and convivial company aboard the exquisite Eastern & Oriental Express. Emblazoned with an Old World colonial charm that evokes the work of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, your voyage of luxury begins the moment the train’s gracious stewards greet you at the station to welcome you aboard for your 1,255-mile-long journey. During the day, your private Pullman cabin is a tasteful personal lounge complete with banquettestyle sofa and colourful views of the rolling landscape; at night it converts into a plush bedroom with an upper and lower bed. Dinner is a classy affair in one of three dining cars. The ambient sounds of the train’s resident pianist complement an evening aperitif in the saloon car. And the attentive but discreet staff ensure your every whim is catered to.

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Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong Now from 24 Day Cruise & Tour

£5,995

Hanoi >Siem Reap

A sensory celebration of South East Asia

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Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester to Hanoi via Singapore with Singapore Airlines at no additional supplement.

They may be neighbours, but Vietnam and Cambodia are two very different counties with their own unique personalities and past.

Day 02

Geographical, social, political and cultural influences from both India and China have embedded themselves in the fabric of life in Vietnam and Cambodia. Enjoy two nights of cruising around Halong Bay, and copious opportunities to search out local treasures in Hoi An’s Old Quarter. As you travel from the north of Vietnam to the south, a world of diversity unravels, and a seven night cruise from My Tho to Kampong Cham grants you access to unprecedented luxury aboard the Mekong’s most spacious and indulgent ship.

Arrive Hanoi Upon arrival in Vietnam you will be met by your Scenic Representative and transferred to the iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole for a two-night stay. Meals: D

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Hanoi Welcome to your first full day in Hanoi. Freechoice: Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lu Prison, or stroll through the local markets to buy ingredients for a cooking class. Alternatively, cycle along the Red River or visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum. Enrich After attending a traditional water puppet performance, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass. Freechoice Dining: Tonight choose to dine at KOTO on Van Mieu, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, take your seat at Ly Club, or sample the multi-award-winning cuisine at Le Beaulieu. Meals: B.D

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Visit one of Asia’s landmark hotels and enjoy high tea and a shadow puppet and masked dance performance, accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra. Discover just why this colonial-era property has been a resting place for the well-travelled since 1929.

To book call our friendly and expert team on: 0808

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Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the aquatic National Park. Enrich This evening you will sit down to enjoy an enchanting dinner in the most unique of settings – the Fairy Cave. Meals: B.L.D

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Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi > Hue Disembark your cruise and return to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. On arrival you will be met and transferred to M Gallery La Residence Hotel and Spa for a two night stay. Meals: B.L.D

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Welcome to your first full day in Ho Chi Minh City. Enrich You are invited to meet a Vietnam War Veteran at the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Freechoice: Undertake a tour of Saigon’s art galleries, or uncover this lively city on a vintage Vespa ride. Alternatively, discover all about Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Meals: B.L

Learn about the history of Hue via a visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang and the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel. Later, cruise down the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda before meeting the deaf and mute workers at the Spiral Foundation. This evening’s Royal Dinner is in a private garden house accompanied by Hue Royal Court music. Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Explore the concealed back roads of Hue by bicycle. if you would prefer, why not try your hand at the art of Vietnamese kite making. Enrich During a visit to Duc Son Pagoda you will talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting their orphanage through different initiatives, including the proceeds from your lunch. Later, travel via the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An where you will enjoy a three-night stay which includes a daily 90-minute spa journey as part of your stay. Meals: B.L.D

Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise Discover this energetic city during a guided walking tour. This afternoon you will be transferred to My Tho where the Scenic Spirit awaits. Meals: D

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Cai Be > Sa Dec

Day 09

As always with our Freechoice activity programme, the choice is yours. Freechoice: Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. Alternatively relax on board before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Then return to the ship and make the most of the ship’s luxurious on-board facilities. Later, after a short cruise up river, immerse yourself in today’s second shore excursion, a trip to the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Meals: B.L.D

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Step back in time during a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Sundowners This evening you are invited to unwind at a cocktail reception in the Blue Bar. Raise a toast to the journey of a lifetime as the sun begins to set on another perfect day.

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After cruising through the night you will wake to find yourself in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau. Another exciting collection of Freechoice options awaits. Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island before riding in a Xe loi to visit the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which include a cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a Xe loi ride around Chau Doc. Alternately visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village. Back on board, you can look forward to an enchanting evening of fine food and great company at an exclusive gala dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

FREE

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£1,500 per couple

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Hue’s Imperial Citadel

All-inclusive Luxury

worth upto £790

B  rand new 5-star ship all with balcony suite accommodation The largest suites on the Mekong

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A  choice of stunning on board dining venues an exotic paradise filled with history, culture and striking natural beauty. Spend the morning gently sailing towards Phnom Penh, taking the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or some solitude on your own private balcony as you watch the scenery pass you by. Later berth in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Enrich Travel by Tuk Tuk to savour the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for a indulgent high tea accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.

Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

Meals: B.L.D

Today you will disembark the Scenic Spirit and set off on a drive to Siem Reap before arriving at your hotel for an overnight stay. Freechoice Dining: You can choose to either relax at the Park Hyatt Dining Room, savour some authentic Italian cuisine or enjoy a bit of classic Khmer cooking in a nearby restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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Oudong > Kampong Tralach > Kho Chen After a short cruise from Phnom Penh to Prek K’dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery. Enrich During your visit to the pagoda you will be invited to receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk before giving a donation, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks. Meals: B.L.D

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Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Back on board, your journey continues downstream to Kampong Cham where you will discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok. Afterwards, visit the spectacular sight of Wat Nokor. Later, return to the comfort of your ship for a champagne farewell reception and dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, embark on a cruise on the freshwater lake of Tonle Sap. Enrich Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner, drinks and show surrounded by Apsara dancers.

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Visit Tra Su bird sanctuary

To book call our friendly and expert team on: 0808

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Terms and Conditions:All prices and upgrades are per person,in GBP,based on two people sharing.Subject to availability. Single supplements apply and may vary dependent on itinerary please call for details.Deposit is £1,250 for Economy,£1,950 for Premium Economy and £3,750 for Business Class per person.Full payment is required within 90 days of departure. ^All drinks on Scenic Spirit are included except for a small number of rare,fine and vintage wines,beers and spirits.Mini bar restocked daily. †Halong Bay cruise is breakfast,lunch & dinner only.

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“You can’t begin to comprehend the complexity or magnitude of the gargantuan Angkor Wat complex until you’re stood face to face with it. I would consider myself a seasoned traveller, but never have I come across something so awe-inspiring in all my days” David, 61 Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia N 13° 24’ E 103° 52’


IRRAWADDY RIVER CRUISING Flowing north to south from its source high in the Himalayas, the Irrawaddy River guides you through the heart of Myanmar. — Cruise the enchanting waters and see life through the eyes of a local. Major political and social changes in Myanmar have brought a new wave of intrepid travellers to the land, eager to unearth the previously guarded secrets of this mystical nation. Cruising the waters of the Irrawaddy is the perfect way to embark on a voyage of discovery through this beautiful country. Each gentle mile bears testament to the river’s role as a life giver and means of transportation for both trade and people. You’ll soon find why Rudyard Kipling once described Myanmar as “unlike any place you know”.


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Mystical Myanmar 20 Day Cruise & Tour

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Yangon > Yangon

From royal Mandalay to entrancing Lake Inle

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Fly from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester or Newcastle to Ho Chi Minh City via Dubai and Bangkok with Emirates. Alternatively, you can choose to fly with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester via Munich and Mandalay at no additional supplement.

Myanmar’s precious temples hold pride of place in the centre of this fascinating country, but nature’s unrelenting power has carved a few spectacles of its own. Yangon is the ideal introduction to Myanmar. After navigating through the vibrant streets and watching the sunset bounce off the Shwedagon Pagoda, the tone is set for a journey of eye-opening beauty. Take to the waters of the Irrawaddy in unprecedented luxury and spend 11 glorious days cruising from Pyay to Mandalay, seeing the sights from a revolutionary vantage point. Then it’s on to Lake Inle, a giant freshwater spectacle where locals cross the placid ripples on flat-bottomed skiffs, propelled by an ancient one-leg rowing technique that’s been perfected over centuries.

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Arrive Yangon On arrival you will be transferred to the Sule Shangri-La Hotel for a two-night stay. Meet your Tour Director for a welcome briefing before dinner at a tea house. Meals: D

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Yangon Welcome to Myanmar’s most vibrant city. Freechoice: Hunt for antiques and handicrafts at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Alternatively, embark on a guide tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala. Enrich Wander through Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the tradition of ‘oil lamp lighting’ before partaking in this evening ceremony. Meals: B.L

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Pyay (Prome) > Sri Ksetra Visit Shwesandaw Pagoda and explore Sri Ksetra, the ancient Pyu Kingdom’s capital and also Myanmar’s first World Heritage-listed site. Meals: B.L.D

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After visiting a gold leaf workshop, you will continue to the gloriously ornate beacon that is Mahamuni Pagoda. Here the men will be able to place their gold leaf onto the Buddha, which is also a major pilgrimage site in Mandalay.

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Thayetmyo Welcome to Thayetmyo. Visit the oldest golf course in Myanmar, admire the region’s colonial buildings and explore the local market. Meals: B.L.D

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Minhla > Magwe Cruise the gentle waters to Minhla and explore the region’s famous fort. Later, continue on to Magwe and enjoy a guided tour by trishaw, visiting Mya Tha Lun Pagoda set on Naguttama Hill. Meals: B.D

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Day 08 Today is teeming with must-see sights, including visits to Youqson Kyaung and the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09 Continue your cruise towards the iconic landscape of Bagan and stop off at Myinkaba. Enrich A local village monastery will invite you to attend a delicious afternoon tea event. After the monastery, make your way to Shwesandaw Pagoda and Dhammayangyi Temple. Sundowners Enjoy a visit to Clay Pot Mountain and relish a relaxing drink while soaking up magical views over the Began plain. Meals: B.L.D

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Start your day with an invigorating trip to the bustling Nyaung U market and stop off at a local tea house.  Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight Optional hot air balloon flight Alternatively, take a hot air balloon flight over the temples of Bagan. Must be puchased on tour. Freechoice: Venture to Mount Popa to make offers before enjoying a traditional lunch at Toddy Farm. Alternatively, explore the Temple Circuit and Nyaung U, or visit Old Bagan’s temples. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 14 Wake up early to watch the local monks silently collecting morning alms. Enrich Visit a gold leaf workshop, enjoy a hands-on experience and continue to Mahamuni Pagoda where you will place your gold leaf onto one of the Buddhas. Later, head to Mandalay Hill as the sun sets to enjoy the magnificent views before a night at Mandalay Hill Resort.

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This morning fly to Yangon. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Sule Shangri-La Hotel for an overnight stay. Later, explore the sights of Yangon on a walking tour. Tonight savour your farewell dinner in Myanmar. Meals: B.L.D

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Transfer to the airport for your flight home with either Emirates or Singapore Airlines.

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Arrive UK

Mandalay > Inle Lake

Welcome home.

Fly to Heho and stop at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery before continuing to Nyaung Shwe. After lunch, travel to Red Mountain Estate Vineyards for some wine tasting. You will then travel to the Aureum Palace hotel for a three-night stay. Meals: B.L.D

Day 16 Begin this morning with an excursion by boat to visit Inle Lake’s floating market. Enrich It’s time to uncover the secrets behind the cuisine of the region during a hands-on cooking class. Freechoice Dining: Pick between Aureum Palace Hotel or the Red Mountain Estate Vineyard. Meals: B.L.D

In the ancient capitals of Sagaing and Inwa (Ava), spiritual enlightenment awaits. Enrich During a visit to a nunnery in Sagaing, you will be invited to learn more about the religion in Mayanmar

The largest suites on the Mekong

Travel in first-class coaches

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Sagaing > Inwa (Ava)

B  rand new 5-star ship all with balcony suite accommodation

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Day 11 Cruise upstream and stop off at the village of Schwe Pyi Thar before arriving in Yandabo. When the evening arrives, attend a traditional puppet show.Meals: B.L.D

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Mystical Irrawaddy

Mystical Irrawaddy 16 Day Cruise & Tour

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Lifting the lid on a patchwork of treasures

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Day 01 Depart UK

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Fly from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester or Newcastle to Ho Chi Minh City via Dubai with Emirates. Alternatively, you can choose to fly with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester via Singapore at no additional supplement.

Your luxury river cruise and tour will unveil a rich heritage of diversity, where British colonial reminders nestle alongside gold-top pagodas. From Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre, travel to Pyay where you will board the newest custom-built ship on the Irrawaddy, Scenic Aura. A very special 11 day voyage then reveals an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences during your journey through Sri Ksetra, Thayetmyo, Minhla, Salay and Bagan – to name just a few destinations. You will enjoy tea in a village monastery, lunch with Sagaing nuns and bask in enigmatic sunsets with a complimentary cocktail in hand as Scenic bring the Myanmar of your imagination to life.

Day 02

Arrive Yangon On arrival you will be met by your Scenic Representative and transferred to the Sule Shangri-La Hotel for two nights. Meet your Tour Director for a welcome briefing, followed dinner at a local tea house. Meals: D

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Yangon Yangon is one of Burma’s largest and most commercially vibrant cities. Freechoice: Hunt for antiques, Burmese jade and handicrafts at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Alternatively, embark on a guide tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala. Enrich As the sun begins to set, wander through Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the tradition of ‘oil lamp lighting’ before sunset before partaking in this local tradition. Meals: B.L

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As the sun sets behind the golden glare of the Shwedagon Pagoda, you have the opportunity to partake in the tradition of oil lamp lighting. This is a ritualistic experience that will bring you closer to the spiritual allure of Myanmar.

Visit Shwesandaw Pagoda. Later explore Sri Ksetra, the ancient Pyu Kingdom’s capital and also Myanmar’s first World Heritage Listed site. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Thayetmyo A day of exploration awaits in Thayetmyo. Visit the oldest golf course in Myanmar, admire the region’s old colonial buildings and explore the gems of the local market. Meals: B.L.D

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Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

Mystical Irrawaddy

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£1,500 per couple

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Minhla > Magwe Cruise the gentle waters to Minhla and explore the region’s famous fort. Later, continue on to Magwe and enjoy a guided tour by trishaw, visiting Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. Meals: B.D

Day 08

Freechoice: Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats, to make offers before heading to Toddy Farm where a traditional lunch awaits. Alternatively, explore the surrounding sights of the Temple Circuit and Nyaung U, which includes Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyauknge, Upali Thein and Htilominlo Temples, the Laquerware Museum and workshop, or visit Old Bagan where the largest concentration of temples are located.

Meals: B.L.D

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Salay Today is teeming with must-see sights, including visits to Youqson Kyaung, a striking teak monastery. As your day continues, encounter the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar at Shinbin Maha Laba Man Pagoda before visiting the trio of brick shrines at Paya Thonzu. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Salay > Bagan As you cruise towards the iconic landscape of Bagan, stop off at Myinkaba, a small village famed for its lacquerware workshops. Pick up some unique gifts for those missing out back home before arriving in what is easily the most iconic sight of this hypnotic region, the Ananda Temple. Enrich A local village monastery will invite you to attend a delicious afternoon tea event. Savour the traditional spread on offer, meet the village locals and observe the area’s unique way of life. There’s still plenty more to see. After visiting the monastery, make your way to Shwesandaw Pagoda and Dhammayangyi Temple. Sundowners For the perfect end to a perfect day, avoid the jostling crowds to Clay Pot Mountain and relish a relaxing drink while soaking up the magical views over the Bagan plain. Meals: B.L.D

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Yandabo Cruise upstream from Bagan and stop off at the traditional riverside village of Schwe Pyi Thar before arriving in Yandabo. Stroll through the village and see the pottery craftsmen hone their skills. As the day progresses, enjoy demonstrations about Longyi and Thanaka. And when the evening arrives, attend a traditional puppet show. Meals: B.L.D

Day 12

Sagaing > Inwa (Ava) In the ancient capitals of Sagaing and Inwa (Ava), spiritual enlightenment awaits. The area is dotted with hundreds of painted pagodas and monasteries, and you will enjoy time to explore the colourful sights on offer. Enrich During a visit to a quiet nunnery in Sagaing, you will be invited to donate food to the resident nuns, learn more about the religion in Mayanmar and support the area’s nuns by enjoying a freshly prepared vegetarian lunch. Later, explore Inwa by horse and cart. You will also enjoy a visit to a 200 year old teak monastery and the leaning Inwa Tower. Meals: B.L.D

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Mingun > Mandalay > Amarapura Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a massive unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the famous uncracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda. From Mandalay travel to Amarapura Sundowners Tonight, enjoy drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge to help capture that memorable photo of the bridge at sunset. Enjoy a farewell dinner back on board. Meals: B.L.D

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Watching the saffron-clad monks silently collecting alms is a serene experience. Enrich Visit a gold leaf workshop, enjoy a hands-on experience and continue to Mahamuni Pagoda where you will place your gold leaf onto one of the Buddhas. The intricate artistry on display at a beautiful wooden monastery in Shwenandaw will stop you in your tracks. Equally as impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the ‘World’s Largest Book’ is housed. Later, head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set before a night at Mandalay Hill Resort. Meals: B.L.D

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Mandalay > UK

S  tay in luxurious hotels

Transfer to the airport for your flight home with either Emirates or Singapore Airlines.

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Arrive UK Welcome Home

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Hotel Directory Scenic accommodation is all about luxury. We stay in the finest hotels in each of the locations we visit. Your hotel will always be central, often historic and without exception, luxurious so you can rest easy, wherever you are on your Scenic journey.

Touring Hotels

Stopover Hotels

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Park Hyatt Set in a grand French-colonial property, the lavish rooms and suites of this striking hotel feature marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, iPads, mini-bars and Nespresso machines. For all your beverage needs there’s an Italian café, tea room and fully-stocked bar. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre and indulgent spa. Sofitel Legend Metropole Situated in the heart of Vietnam’s capital, close to the Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake, this majestic property mixes modern luxury with French colonial elegance. A Hanoi landmark since 1901, the Sofitel Legend Metropole has a tradition of welcoming a discerning clientele.

Bangkok, Thailand

Shangri-La Set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, featuring river or city views, the sleek and spacious rooms of Shangri La rooms boast Thaiinspired accents and come with free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, mini-bars and coffeemakers. You’ll find a range of cuisines and delicious beverages in one of nine onsite restaurants and bars, and plenty of ways to entertain yourself with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, gym and spa. Movenpick Siam Hotel You will find yourself in Na Jomtien Beach, a burgeoning district on Thailand’s eastern seaboard, and home to Mövenpick Siam Hotel. With direct beach access, luxurious facilities and a warm sense of Swiss hospitality, Mövenpick Siam Hotel has everything guests need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Park Royal on Pickering This innovative sculptural masterpiece is perfectly located to showcase the mustsee areas of Clarke Quay, China Town and the Sri Mariamman Temple. The stylish and cosmopolitan retreat houses a hip restaurant and world-renowned spa, fitness facilities and infinity pool with show-stopping city views. The airy and refined rooms feature free high-speed Internet, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffeemakers and bathrobes. Movenpick Heritage Hotel An upscale luxury lifestyle hotel, strategically located in the heart of exotic Sentosa. This prestigious sanctuary of relaxation is set in an elegant 1940s building. The well-appointed rooms and suites, versatile meetings and conference facilities are designed for the discerning business and leisure travellers. Enjoy convenient access to the island’s major attractions and entertainment. Movenpick Hotel Deira Mövenpick Hotel Deira is well-placed for guests to explore Deira’s vibrant, winding streets and the historic Creek area. The contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, rain showers and tea and coffee-making facilities. Amenities include a heated rooftop pool, a fitness centre and a sauna, as well as international and Indian restaurants and a cocktail lounge. Movenpick Hotel – Jumeriah Beach Place yourself in the heart of Dubai’s most dynamic and lively seaside district. This 5-star hotel is modern, chic and contemporary, with exciting dining and recreation options only a few steps from the stunning Arabian Gulf beaches. Chic rooms and suites feature balconies, tea and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi, as well as flat-screens, safes and minibars.

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Yangon, Myanmar

Mandalay, Myanmar

Inle Lake Village, Mandalay Myanmar

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Au Co Cruise Halong Bay in colonial-style comfort as you soak up the views from your own private balcony aboard the Au Co. Spend three glorious days navigating this beautiful World-Hesitage listed site and get a real taste for Vietnam while relishing the never-ending scenery from on board. MGallery La Residence and Spa An Art Deco design aesthetic runs throughout this former governor’s residence, from the central reception rotunda, flanked by two wings, to Le Gouverneur Bar, Le Parfum restaurant, formal gardens, swimming pool, and 122 guest rooms and suites. Alma Courtyard Alma Courtyard can be found in the heart of Hoi An. This peaceful oasis is only 15 minutes from the bustle of the town centre, but its terraced pool area and idyllic setting transports you to a world of relaxation. Mske yourself comfortable, settle in and enjoy a moment - or an entire afternoon - to yourself. Sule Shangri-la Hotel Experience idyllic luxury in a modern metropolis at the 5-star Sule Shangri-la in Yangon. If you can tear yourself away from the unprecedented comfort and refined elegance of this worldclass property, you will find that the hotel is conveniently located near a wealth of tourist attractions. Mandalay Hill Resort The Mandalay Hill Resort has an indefinable charm. From the spotless rooms and attentive service to the vast grounds and picturesque pool, you will find a combination of comfort and natural beauty intertwined throughout this welcoming retreat. Aureum Palace Resort & Spa The lavish villas at this sprawling resort feature grand bedrooms, generous space for fullyequipped bathrooms, traditional lotus ponds and a private outdoor terrace for soaking up the spectacular sunsets over the lake and hills beyond. Movenpick Karon Beach Amid lush tropical gardens and just steps away from the pristine sands of Karon Beach is the luxurioud Movenpick Resort & Spa. Whether you want to unwind in one of four swimming pools or feel the sand between your toes at the nearby beach, you will be spoilt for choice at this beatiful retreat. Park Hyatt Bask in authentic Cambodian hospitality at the splendid Park Hyatt in Siem Reap. This 5-star hotel is an elegant hideaway, which features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites, blending refined interiors and an idyllic outdoor garden setting.

Na Jomtien, Thailand

Singapore

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Dubai

Jumeriah Beach, Dubai

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Freechoice

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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. Street Food Tasting

Sample local delicacies bought directly from vendors - from sweet to savoury, noodles to sticky rice.

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After a local market visit, cruise along the Thu Bon River to your cooking school. Enjoy your Vietnamese creations for lunch before a swim in the pool. Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Hanoi Vietnamese History

Farm Cycle

Cycle along shady lanes to a nearby village and join the farmers in their vegetable gardens.

Discover the stories of the Vietnamese revolution in Hanoi - a city that wears its history on its streets.

Bird Sanctuary (Chau Doc)

Visit local markets before learning the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine.

Explore Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, home to a rich array of wildlife and birds. Also stop at a Khmer Village.

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Evergreen Island (Tan Chau) Vintage Vespa, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Visit the local Cao Dai Temple before walking through the village on Evergreen Island to gain an insight into local life.

Vintage Vespa

Uncover this bustling city as the locals do on a vintage Vespa.

Reunification Palace and War Museum

Explore historically significant buildings, war rooms and artefacts from the Vietnam War era.

Art Tour of Saigon

Take a closer look at Vietnam’s modern history through the eyes of artists as you visit private galleries and the Fine Art Museum.

All our guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Freechoice excursions into Active, Moderate and Relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests.

Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city on a walking tour.

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Tuol Sleng S21 prison

Phnom Penh Killing Fields

Hidden backroads of Hue

Hue

Visit the Killing Fields and tour the school used as a prison by the Khmer Rouge.

Backroads Cycle

Markets and Colonial Phnom Penh

Explore the hidden backroads of Hue by bicycle, passing fascinating landscapes of towering mountains.

Explore the Russian markets and Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings as well as modern architecture by Tuk Tuk.

Kite Making

Learn the art of Vietnamese kite making and take home a hand painted kite.

Cooking Class Floating markets, Mekong Delta

Take a guided tour of the local market before joining a hands on cooking class.

Cai Be Morning tea and Cultural demonstration

Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey.

Relaxed – A slower pace to take in the temples or enjoy an authentic cooking class.

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Explore city highlights such as Ho Chi Minh’s Quarter and Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and Hanoi’s first university, the Temple of Literature.

Fish Farm (Chau Doc)

Cruise down canals on a small boat to discover family operated fish farms and a Cham Village before a cyclo ride around Chau Doc.

Vietnamese Cooking class

Cycle along the Red River and quiet roads around West Lake passing through the heart of Hanoi.

Tra Su Bird Sanctuary

Tan Chau

Visit a French Colonial house for high tea whilst enjoying a cultural demonstration.

Exploration along the Mekong

Rise early to cruise amongst the colourful floating market and visit local cottage industries. Red Bridge Cooking Class

Hoi An My Son

Tour the World Heritage listed site of My Son, a set of ruins from the ancient Cham Empire.

Dong Ha Hiep Island Exploration by sampan

Visit the morning market and small canals and farms to observe typical Mekong delta rural life from your long-tail sampan.

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Enjoy an enchanting evening performance of Cambodian ballet, the Apsaras while dining on Cambodian fare at Park Hyatt Siem Reap.

Il Forno

Modelled on an old Italian trattoria, Il Forno offers hand cut pasta, wood fired pizza and delicious homemade desserts.

Jungle Temples and Handicrafts

Investigate the unrestored Beng Mealea jungle temples, recently made accessible. Appreciate Cambodia’s handicrafts, including lacquerware and fine sculptures.

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From casual to more formal dining, from local to global cuisine, you’ll find all your needs catered to day by day, with a wealth of fantastic dining options open to you.

Tonle Sap Lake Cruise

Travel UNESCO biosphere reserve Tonle Sap Lake by boat and discover the local way of life at a floating village. Pindaya Caves

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Pindaya Caves and cooking experience

Mount Popa

Delve deep into the Pindaya Caves, an enchanting destination and pilgrimage site filled with gleaming Buddha statues, and try your hand at cooking regional cuisine.

Taunggyi and Kakku

Rice farmers

Yangon Bogyoke Aung San Market

The 5,000 stupas of Kakku have blanketed the land since the 11th century. During your visit you will quickly find out why the region is known as the ‘forest of temples’.

Navigate this thriving bazaar located in the Pabedan Township in central Yangon and weave between the colonial architecture before bartering for local handicrafts, antiques and jewellery.

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Dhala Excursion

Local Village trek

Travel to Dhala village on the southern side of the Yangon River by ferry and follow in the footsteps of the locals, many of whom use this mode of transport to make their daily commute to and from the city.

Mount Popa

Get a real taste for Lake Inle as you take the path less travelled to an authentic pocket of this beautiful region called Sagar. Set off on foot through the rolling Shan Hills, overlooking Inle lake and explore a local village untouched by time.

Mount Popa is a famous pilgrimage site, which is home to numerous Nat temples set atop the mountain. This stunning landmark is an essential destination for anyone travelling through Myanmar.

Temple Circuit and Nyaung U

Explore the surrounding sights of the Temple Circuit and Nyaung U, which includes Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyauknge, Upali Thein and Htilominlo Temples, the Laquerware Museum and workshop.

Ho Chi Minh City Saigon River Cruise

Soak up the atmosphere along the Saigon River during your dinner cruise on board Lady Hau.

Colonial House meal

hosted politicians, diplomats and war correspondents like Graham Greene.

Ly Club

Set in a French colonial building, Ly Club offers mouth-watering Vietnamese, Asian and European cuisine.

Enjoy traditional Khmer recipes where the sounds and flavours of Cambodia will inspire your palate. Located within walking distance to Pub Street and central market.

Chanrey Tree

Traditional Khmer cuisine sourced from local ingredients in a contemporary Cambodian inspired setting.

Sokkhak River

Blending traditional Khmer and modern design, Sokkhak River offers French fusion cuisine in enchanting garden settings.

Home cooked authentic Vietnamese and Asian fusion cuisine in a relaxed setting.

Restaurant Nineteen at Caravelle Hotel

Dine at Restaurant Nineteen, Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular international buffet.

Old Bagan

The temples of Bagan in central Myanmar are an archaeological spectacle. See how dozensof these alluring masterpieces rise from the green canopy during an excursion to one of the country’s most celebrated sights.

Vietnamese Pho

Hoi An Four Plates Ly Club, Hanoi

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Art Galleries of Yangon

KOTO on Van Mieu

The contemporary art scene in Yangon is thriving. Explore this intriguing counter culture with a guide and uncover a creative side to this city that you might not know existed.

Offering Vietnamese and International cuisine, Know One Teach One provides training in the hospitality industry and essential life skills to street children and disadvantaged youth.

La Terrace at Sofitel Legend Metropole Inspired by Parisian cafes, enjoy a taste of France right in the heart of Hanoi’s bustling street life.

Enjoy authentic Vietnamese, Italian, Japanese and grilled dishes from four international show kitchens, tastefully decorated in contemporary design.

Ancient Faifo Restaurant

Take a culinary journey through the story of Hoi An’s past, present and future at this unique Vietnamese restaurant once home to artists.

Brother’s café

Located in the heart of the ancient town, this charming restaurant in a riverside setting serves Asian and Western cuisine.

Red Mountain Estate Vineyards

Inle Lake Aureum Palace and Spa restaurant

Choose to dine inside or out on the balcony terrace overlooking the lake and select from a range of dishes including local curries to western favourites, including pizza.

Red Mountain Estate Vineyards

Enjoy local Intha cuisine and wines from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards, overlooking the Inle Valley and Shan Mountains.

Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Legend Metropole Multi-award winning Le Beaulieu has

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Terms & Conditions Booking conditions Important: The following terms and conditions together with the general information contained in our tour brochure form the basis of your contract with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to tour arrangements (including pre and post tour accommodation, activities and other services) which you book with us in the UK and pay for before departure from the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “cruise”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. We are a Member of ABTA. When you book with an ABTA Member you can expect high service standards, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA’s strict joining criteria for Members, code of conduct, customer helpline and approved ADR scheme to resolve complaints are all there to give you confidence and peace of mind when booking your travel arrangements. For more information see www. abta.com. Bookings 1. We welcome passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. If you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your tour or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), it is very important that you tell us of the condition and of any medical or mobility equipment you will need in writing before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. You must also notify us of any changes or deterioration in the disability or medical condition or development of any disability or medical condition after booking. We must reserve the right to decline a reservation of any person or, if full details are not given at the time of booking or the condition/disability develops after booking, cancel when we become aware of these details, if we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate their particular needs. In the event that you require assistance with embarking or disembarking as a result of your reduced mobility or disability, please advise us at the time of booking and in any event no later than 48 hours before the assistance is required. Please also note that assistance is not always available when embarking or disembarking at all ports of call. Any passenger affected by a disability or medical condition must ensure they have notified this to their travel insurers and that their travel insurance will provide a suitable level of cover (see clause 36 for more information about insurance). 2. The operation of all tours is conditional on us securing the minimum number of bookings required to operate the tour and to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we reserve the right to cancel or change a scheduled tour. Please also see clauses 18 and 19. We will notify you no less than 30 days prior to the departure date of the tour if we have to cancel or significantly change a tour due to lack of numbers. 3. If you have any special requests (including dietary requirements) you must notify us in writing at the time of booking. Please note special requests cannot be guaranteed. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract by us. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier of any service(s) or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. We cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests. Payment 4. To make a booking, you must pay the applicable deposit of a minimum of £1,250 per person if travelling in Economy flight class, £1,950 per person if travelling in Premium Economy class or £3,750 per person if travelling in Business flight class (for Eastern & Oriental Express options please add an additional £350 per person deposit) or full payment 68

if booking 90 days or less before the start of the holiday. If you make a provisional booking the deposit or full payment, as applicable, must be received by us within seven days of the provisional booking to ensure a place on the tour is held. We will automatically assume that you do not wish to proceed with a booking if the applicable deposit or full payment, as applicable, is not received by us within this seven day period and we will have no further liability to you. Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights we book for you which are separate to those stated in your itinerary are not included in the deposit or tour price. An extra payment will be required to cover the costs of these additional services, and these services will not be booked until both your holiday deposit and additional service costs are paid in full. 5. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions. We therefore recommend that you take out adequate insurance prior to booking. 6. The balance of the tour price (after deduction of the applicable deposit) must be received by us no less than 90 days prior to the start of your tour. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in these terms and conditions depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. 7. Except for flight inclusive bookings, all monies you pay to one of our authorised travel agents for your holiday with us will be held by the agent on your behalf until a contract between us comes into existence. After that point, your agent will hold the monies on our behalf until they are paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. 8. Credit & Debit Card Payments There is no fee for all payments including deposit payments by debit card. If you pay by credit card the following fees will be added to your Tour Price. Fee on Deposit Fee on all other payments including deposit Credit Card 1.5% AMEX 1.95% Your contract 9. Subject to availability we will confirm your booking by issuing our confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking (“Lead Name”) or your Travel Agent. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We cannot accept any liability if not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 7 days of our sending it out. We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. 10. A binding contract between you and us comes into existence when we issue our confirmation invoice. We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). What are your on-tour obligations? 11. (a) You must follow the Tour Director’s instructions at all times. You acknowledge that failure to do so may result in restricted access to areas on tour, or if necessary for your own safety and/or that of other passengers, withdrawal from the tour. (b) We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way so as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to yourself or any third party or damage to property

we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the tour of the person(s) concerned. We will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal. If you are withdrawn from the tour, you must make your own return travel arrangements at your own expense. Tour price 12. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking. We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once the tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, clause 13 below will apply. 13. Once your tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors, it will only be increased or decreased in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out below, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes, fuel or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increase or decrease or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate your tour price. Even in the circumstances set out in above, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment fee) or alternatively purchase another tour from us – see clause 18. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you wish to cancel or purchase another tour where applicable. Otherwise, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the tour price or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the tour price due to contractual and other protection in place. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs during this period either. Tour features 14. We make no representations about the features of any tour other than those expressly set out in the tour brochure and these terms and conditions. Brochure validity 15. The tour brochure and these terms and conditions are valid for the departure dates as stated in the tour brochure unless extra dates are added or otherwise expressly advised by us. Variation or cancellation by us 16. We start planning the tours we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the details of advertised tours both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. 17. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail, cruise or other tour related transportation we will make every effort to contact the lead name and advise of alternative arrangements (if any). However, if contact is not made, you should phone 0800 566 8777. 18. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. Due to the nature of our itineraries, which are dependent on the safe navigation of national and international waterways over which we have no control, it is therefore not always possible for our vessels to sail or call at all ports as planned or foresee when this may occur. Unfortunately this is an inherent risk in sailing which you must accept. The captains of all the vessels we use retain the ultimate right to deviate from or change any particular itinerary where they believe it necessary to so, for example in the interests of the health and safety of passengers. Most changes made to a confirmed tour are minor. Examples of what we both agree to be minor changes are changes of vessels to one of the same class for the whole or part of your tour, changes to vehicles used for transfers and excursions, changes to planned excursions, changes to hotel accommodation to that of an equivalent standard including the substitution of accommodation to on-board our vessels or vice versa, changes to berthing or dock location, changes to sailing times, and the substitution and/or removal of ports of call, or the replacement of sailing with the use of motor coaches. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour and we must reserve the right to do so. A significant change is a change made before departure

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which, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking or which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your tour. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, you will be offered the choice of the following options:- (a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (b) purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper or (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. A change of flight time of less than 12 hours, airline (except as specified in clauses 48-51 “Flights”), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes. 19. If we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour, we will in addition to the options set out in clause 18 pay you compensation depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the options set out in clause 18 can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your tour has not been reached – see clause 2. No compensation will be payable and the options set out in clause 18 will not be available if we have to cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where a change is a minor one. 20. Very rarely, we may be forced by Force Majeure (see clause 34) to change or terminate your tour after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers which we do not use to pay for alternative services), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Amendment or cancellation by you 21. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than 90 days before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of £50 per person per booking must be paid before the transfer can be effected. Any overdue balance payment must also be received. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight. 22. If you wish to make any amendments to your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. It may not always be possible to make such amendments. Where we can, an amendment fee of £50 per person per booking will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of tour dates will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the tour price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original tour was calculated has changed. 23. You may cancel your booking by notice to us in writing and payment of the applicable cancellation fee as shown below. Cancellation notifications are not effective until received by us in writing (if received by us on a weekend day or public holiday the notification will be treated as having been received by us on the next working day). The following cancellation fees apply to each person(s) cancelling and where shown as a percentage are based on the total cost of the arrangements which are being cancelled excluding any insurance premiums, amendment fee or previously incurred cancellation charges which are all nonrefundable in the event of your cancellation: Cancellation Fees Period before your tour commences within which written notification of cancellation is received by us Cancellation period Fee per person 91 days and over Loss of Deposit 90 days to 60 days 35% of tour price

59 days to 30 days 50% of tour price 29 days or less 100% of tour price Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. Where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly. Our liability 24. We will ensure that the tour arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these terms and conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted tour arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of us, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted tour arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers). 25. We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your tour & which were unforeseeable / unavoidable or - Force Majeure as defined at clause 34 below. 26. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract with you. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which any hotel or other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our tour brochure as part of your tour and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion or other services you purchase during your tour. Where any such excursion or services are purchased through or with our assistance, please note that we act only as booking agent. Your contract will be with the operator or provider of the excursion or services in question. We have no liability in relation to the same. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. 27. The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred will be used as the basis for deciding whether the tour arrangements in question had been properly provided. If the particular arrangements which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with the then applicable local laws and regulations, the services will be treated as having been properly performed or provided. This will be the case even if the arrangements did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those arrangements been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable tour participant to refuse to take the tour in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 24. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. 28. As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1000 per person affected unless a different limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 29 below. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 29 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your tour. 29. Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/

or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol where applicable) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: where a carrier or hotelier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under and in accordance with the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. 30. Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses including self employed loss of earnings. 31. You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to co-operate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred. Suppliers 32. Many of the services which make up your tour are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 29). 33. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions and of the international conventions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. Force Majeure 34. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events are likely to include (whether actual or threatened) war, terrorism, exceptionally high or low water levels, lock closures, fire, flooding, unusual weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, government agencies or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent through no fault of ours and any other event or circumstances beyond the control of us or any supplier of any part of your tour. set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). Risk and travel insurance 35. You acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks associated with our tours for example events of Force Majeure, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of transportation particularly in underdeveloped countries or more remote locations. 36. We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance to cover as a minimum cancellation by you, loss of luggage, early return following death of a relative and emergency repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 37. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs.

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Itinerary changes and travel advice 38. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered if possible. 39. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your tour destination. You are advised to check this information on the internet at https://www.gov.uk/ foreign-travel-advice. Smoking 40. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted inside hotels, Eastern & Oriental Express, tourist coaches or indoors on any ship and such other places as are prohibited by us or our suppliers from time to time. Smoking is not permitted on the balconies of our river cruise ships. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are frequent stops on any coach trip and there are permitted areas outside decks on-board some cruise vessels which are available for smoking, however we cannot guarantee these facilities will be available. Please note, on board Eastern & Oriental Express items not required for the journey should be packed seperatley and will be stored away. You will then be able to take a smaller hand-luggage sized bag into your cabin which should include all your personal items and clothing for the duration of your journey. Baggage allowance 41. You are entitled to carry one suitcase per person with the total sum of its length, width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm/30 x 21 x 11in (62 inches) and weight 20kg (44 lbs). Personal and valuable items such as make-up, cameras, medication, passport, money/ credit cards etc. should be carried in a travel bag or on your person. You must ensure that luggage meets the weight requirements as overweight or oversize items will not be carried. Some carriers may impose a small surcharge per day for a second suitcase per person. Excess baggage is always at your cost. Young travellers 42. Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators we use. Complaints and Damage 43. If a problem occurs during your tour, you must advise our representative immediately so that steps can be taken to resolve the matter and you can continue to enjoy the remainder of your tour. You must also advise the supplier concerned. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to our representative/agent and the supplier as soon as possible. If we do not have or you cannot contact our local representative or agent and any complaint or problem is not resolved to your satisfaction by the supplier, you must contact us in the UK using the contact details we have provided you with during your holiday, giving us full details and a contact number. Until we know about a complaint or problem, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, any complaint must be made in writing to us giving full details within 30 days of the end of the tour. If you fail to follow this simple procedure, your right to claim compensation you may otherwise have been entitled to may be affected or even lost as a result. Only the lead name should write to us. 44. When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. Included in your fare 45. All Economy airfares from the UK (unless specified at the time of booking, e.g. selected special offers), coach travel, all cruise travel, services of a Cruise and/or Tour Director (if applicable), airport transfers, port charges, meals, accommodation, sightseeing and admissions and other services as expressly indicated in the itinerary, all gratuities and tipping on land tours and river cruises except as set out below. NOT included in your fare 46. Gratuities and tips to any staff on cruise ships or trains not operated by us (unless otherwise expressly advised), meals not specified in the itinerary, drinks, laundry, passport fees, expenses of a personal nature, visas and vaccinations, travel between train stations and any other items which are not expressly included in the cost of your tour. Services of a Tour Director when staying in Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket or or Eastern & Oriental Express are not included. Changes to flight schedules may require additional overnight accommodation 70

at either commencement or completion of tour which is at your own expense. For the avoidance of doubt hotel accommodation is not provided on an all inclusive basis. Airfare conditions 47. Air travel is based on a specific class and is subject to availability at time of booking.. Please check promotional booking conditions. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your travel consultant. Changes to original tickets will incur amendment or cancellation fees, are subject to availability and surcharges may apply. Please see clauses 21 and 22 above. Please note: all airfares are subject to routing restrictions. Flights 48. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. The actual times will be those shown on your tickets which will be dispatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. Please note, flights may operate indirect. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been dispatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. 49. In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community List” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the European Union. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa. eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm. We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 18 and 19 will apply. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. 50. If you suffer a delay to your outbound travel arrangements, we will do our best to assist you make the start of your tour or, if this cannot be achieved, join it as soon as possible any costs we incur in making any alternative arrangements in this situation will be your responsibility. In the event of a flight delay, the airline concerned may provide refreshments and/or other assistance depending on factors such as the length of the delay, time of day and number of passengers affected. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). 51. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If the airline does not comply with these rules, you may complain to the CAA on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk –

Referring Your Complaint to the CAA. Transfers 52. These are only available on the day your tour commences and the day your tour terminates at designated times. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and arrangement. If you have purchased pre and post tour hotel accommodation through us, you will be provided with airport transfers to/from your hotel to the relevant gateway airport. If your airline booking is not made by us, you must ensure your flight details are provided to us (this can be entered by Tour Personaliser at www.scenic.co.uk.) Please note: No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfer will be responsible for making their own way to/from the ship/rail station or hotel at their own expense. Transfers must be booked and flights advised to us a minimum of 60 days prior to travel otherwise transfers cannot be guaranteed. Please note, heavy traffic in Moscow, Munich and St. Petersburg can result in long transfer times. Hotel accommodation 53. IMPORTANT: Unless otherwise expressly stated in the description of the tour in question or expressly advised by us to you, overnight accommodation required to meet tour and/ or flight connections is not included in the tour price and is at your own expense. For any accommodation included in the tour itinerary, we reserve the right to substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel. We make no representations about the facilities, quality or size of any such hotel rooms. All offers of upgrades to hotels are subject to available capcity and limited numbers. Prices are valid as upgrades on tours only. Rates for pre and post stays are available on request. Some upgrades may replace activities and meals as detailed in the itinerary, however alternative meals and activities may be included. Passports and visas 54. A full British passport presently takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to obtain. If you are 16 or over and have not yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least six weeks before your departure from the UK. The UK Passport Service has to confirm an applicant’s identity before issuing their first passport and will ask them to attend an interview in order to do this. If you are not a British citizen or hold a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to which you are intending to travel. Please note, all requirements may change and all clients must check the up to date position in good time before departure with the Embassy or consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to. 55. British passport holders must generally have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. Passport holders with passports which are damaged or missing pages may be refused entry. It is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for countries to be visited on the tour have been obtained prior to the tour departure date. Failure to obtain correct documentation will mean you may be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries. General visa information for the countries featured in this brochure is as follows (please note, it is correct at the time of going to print but may change), you should check your own specific requirements with the Embassy or consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through - in good time before departure: Thailand British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa otherwise a visa must be obtained prior to travel. You must carry your passport with you at all times whilst in Thailand. Cambodia A visa is required for entry in Cambodia. A visa can be obtained at most ports of entry and must be paid for in $US only, the current cost of $30. You will also require 2 passport photos and must ensure your passport is stamped and that you retain your departure form. Vietnam A visa is required for entry into Vietnam. You should obtain a visa prior to travel from the Vietnamese Embassy. Applications currently take around 5 working days to process. Entry to Vietnam may be refused if your passport has less than 1 months’ validity from the date of expiry of your Vietnamese visa. 56. Passport and visa entry requirements and costs are your sole responsibility. We cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. 57. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and

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Terms and Conditions Centre www.nathnac.org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. Yellow fever vaccinations and certificates will be compulsory for travel to and between the countries featured in this brochure. You should ensure that all primary British immunisation and booster are up to date and that you assess your specific requirements and risk factors of your holiday with a medical professional. Vaccination and other health requirements/ recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than eight weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information. 58. It is the lead name’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty, costs or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Financial security 59. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 9294). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Please note: Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme *The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. 60. We are a member of ABTA with membership number Y6328. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain high standards of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the dispute resolution scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. Tour participation 61. Additional to clause 1, you acknowledge that some of the cruise ships we use do not have elevators and where there is an elevator onboard it may not access all decks. In addition standard cabins and bathrooms have significant thresholds and cabin doors which limit access and may not be wide enough to allow access by many wheelchairs. We may not be able to ensure that you are able to participate in some activities either on board the ship or onshore at all ports of call if it is not safe for you or others to do so. You must be physically able to undertake any tour and must be self sufficient and/or must travel with a companion able to provide any assistance needed during the tour, we regret we cannot provide a companion to assist you throughout your tour. For the Eastern & Oriental Express, the dimensions and layout of the tram are not accessible to wheelchair bound

passengers. Passengers with slight walking restrictions can be accommodated but is recommended to travel with an able bodied passenger. Please note a number of tracks in Asia are wooden and therefore the journey may be uneven. If you have special requirements please make your reservation agent aware at the time of booking. Clothing 62. We recommend casual and comfortable clothing. Please bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. Dinner attire is smart casual – open-neck shirts, trousers and dresses. Coats and ties may be worn but are not required. we recommend a light waterproof coat and , water-resistant footwear. On board the Eastern & Oriental Express dress is smart casual. Please do not wear jeans or sports shoes. Evening dining offers guests an opportunity to dress up; jacket and tie are compulsory for gentleman and suitable evening wear for ladies. At set times on your Scenic cruise, there will be a an allowance of laundry services and facilities available en-route.. Cruise cabins 63. The tour price is based on the cruise cabin category as indicated on each tour page. Upgrades to other cabin types are available at additional cost. Please note that individual cabin number requests are a request only and cannot be guaranteed. Currency and credit cards 64. Most countries visited use their own currency and US dollars. For small purchases ashore or in small towns, local currency is advantageous. Many locations accept major credit cards. Cash machines are located on shore at some points. Prior to departure you should confirm that your card and PIN will work in your destination countries. All purchases onboard are charged to your shipboard account. Deck plans and Cabin layouts 65. The deck plans and cabin layouts/sizes are to be used as an indication only and are subject to change. Please note Au Co (Halong Bay Cruise) and the Eastern & Oriental Express are not operated by Scenic and as such standard inclusions may vary. Noise, vibration and odour 66. While we take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibrations and odours on the cruise ships, you acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels and that we will not be liable to you in relation to such noise, vibration or odours. Eastern & Oriental Express is operated on wooden tracks through Asia and therefore noise and vibration can be experienced throughout the journey due to the use of vintage carriages on uneven rails. Docking position 67. During port stops, ships may dock side-by-side, obstructing views and requiring you to pass through other ships to embark & disembark. Cruise and Tour Director 68. An experienced English-speaking Cruise or Tour Director accompanies every tour as outlined in the itinerary. They are there to ensure your comfort, answer your questions and make your holiday relaxed and memorable. Cruise and Tour Directors are employed by us. All-inclusive beverages 69. (a) All standard beverages on board the Spirit and Aura are included in the tour price whilst you are on-board a Scenic ship. This includes wine, beer, soft drinks and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the cabin minibars. (b) Selected items such as high end spirits, including malt whiskey, selected French champagne and selected wines are not included and there will be an additional charge. (c) Responsible service of alcohol is practiced by all staff on-board. We reserve the right to refuse anybody service if in the reasonable opinion of those severing you are or appear to be intoxicated and could put the comfort, quiet enjoyment, or safety of yourself of those around you at risk. (d) All-inclusive drinks do not apply to tours, hotels or any third party suppliers. River cruise dining 70. Dining rooms are single, open-seating. River cruising Electricity and Wi-fi 71. On-board electricity is 220v - you will need a suitable plug adaptor to use your electrical items. All river cruise ships have hairdryers available. Not all river cruise ships have electrically assisted bicycles. 72. Some of our vessels have wi-fi internet access on-board. Even when available access to the internet may be limited or none existent during the course of your cruise due to the demands from other users and/or the ships proximity to telecommunication services and network access. We also cannot guarantee that you will have any Wi-fi coverage in your room. Medical services 73. Ships and motor coaches do not carry a doctor onboard and immediate medical attention cannot always be guaranteed. Medical services may be called at your own expense. We cannot provide personal escorts for any medical visits. Scenic is not responsible for the medical care provided.

We strongly recommend suitable and adequate travel insurance. 74. The on-board language is English. All staff, crew and tour guides speak English and all announcements and lectures will be made in English. Minibars and safes 75. Our Scenic Spirit and Aura river cruise ships have minibars and safes in all cabins. Other cruise ships and hotel services may vary. Single accommodation 76. There are no dedicated single cabin available on the Scenic Spirit or Aura ships. A limited number of suites are available at a single supplement rate for each cruise. Please contact us for price information. Sightseeing tours 77. It is not possible for large coaches to be used for some city sightseeing. Many towns and cities will be visited by way of walking tours and accordingly, a reasonable level of fitness is required. For river cruising and tours, clients should be able to climb ramps. For coaches, ship embarkation/disembarkation (depending on river levels) and attractions, these may have a number of steep steps. Please note, Scenic FreeChoice inclusions are subject to change and maximum/minimum numbers. Unless specified on your itinerary, entrance fees, gratuities and transportation whilst on land tours are not included in your tour price. Scenic Enrich 78. It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to you. Royal Suites 79. Guests staying in Royal Suites on board the Scenic Spirit and Aura will receive credit of £100 per person GBP in their onboard account, which may be used in the wellness centre. This credit may not be used for other onboard purchases and cannot be exchanged for cash. Pictures, images and data protection 80. All images in tour brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour. However, it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced for reproduction purposes. 81. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are a data controller. Our privacy policy is available to view on our website www.scenic.co.uk and sets out how we collect and use the personal information you provide us with. We will only process personal data as set out in our privacy policy (as amended or added to) or otherwise notified to or agreed by you or as we are otherwise permitted to do in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 82. The information contained in our brochure, on our website www.scenic.co.uk and in our other advertising material is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing or publication. However, errors may occasionally occur and information may subsequently change. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Published April 2016.

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