Rail journeys through breathtaking landscapes. Peace and tranquility on little-known waters. Scenic, exhilarating ferry crossings. Signature Event Sailings. Away by TTI Travel invites you on original voyages that will open your eyes and hearts to this incredible world around us.
Belmond – Eastern & Oriental Express
The name itself conjures up images of old-world glamour, when sophisticated passengers travelled in steam trains to exotic lands. Though the trains now offer the latest in modern luxuries, the concept remains the same. Step aboard for a Belmond Southeast Asian itinerary and be transported into another world. Experience the beauty of the Malay Peninsula from an elegant private cabin, with stops along the way for plantation visits, swimming off secluded beaches, high tea at a Belmond hotel, and private tours to discover authentic local culture.
Rocky Mountaineer – West Coast Canada by Rail
Rising majestically above Alberta and British Columbia, the Rockies are one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the world. Experience them in one of the most classically Canadian modes of transportation – the train. Winding over and around these impressive peaks, the Rocky Mountaineer brings rail travel to new heights. Savour the view from a two-level glass domed carriage, accompanied by gourmet meals, storytelling, and VIP tours. There’s never been a better time to board a Rocky Mountaineer train. Until April 3rd, receive up to $1,300 in added value on select packages.
Cruce de Lagos – Argentina to Chile
The Cruce de Lagos leads you by ferry and bus through Patagonia’s lake district. Crossing from Argentina to Chile can be done in a day, but many passengers choose to stretch out the journey over two days to truly experience the grandeur of the Andes, the crystal lakes and waterfalls, and rich forests that distinguish the area. For those heading north to Santiago from Torres del Paine National Park, it’s the ideal mid-route excursion. On your next visit to Patagonia, consider a stay at The Singular, the historic and environmentally sustainable boutique hotel, or Tierra Patagonia, an all-inclusive nature resort complete with personal guides for each guest.
Belmond – Road to Mandalay
Discover the wonders of Myanmar from the luxury of Belmond’s Road to Mandalay river cruiser. The observation deck offers views of ancient temples and pagodas, port villages, canyons, and dense jungle. As the ship navigates its way up the Ayeyarwady River, guests are immersed in local culture. A typical day might consist of a visit to a traditional monastery to meet with local monks, followed by a cooking class. While sailing between destinations, expert guides give lectures on Myanmar’s history and society. And in true Belmond style, there is no shortage of time to relax. Passengers may choose to take a dip in the pool, or perhaps greet the sun with a morning yoga class.
Cook Straight, New Zealand
The three hour crossing from Picton, on New Zealand’s South Island, to Wellington on the North Island has been described as one of the most beautiful in the world. And for good reason—the Interislander Ferry glides by impossibly lush green mountains of incredible scale and splendour. New Zealand is renowned for its epic landscape, and those who fly from one island to the next miss the beauty that lies between them. To continue admiring the view from land, take a cottage at the Wharekauhau Country Estate, which cradles its guests between the sea and the hills.
Abercrombie and Kent – Wonders of Japan on ‘Le Soléal’
Japan is an archipelago composed of thousands of islands. The small ports that dot its coastline are too shallow for most cruise ships. Abercrombie & Kent, however, has the perfect solution in their ‘Le Soléal’ expedition ship. With no more than 199 guests, the atmosphere is intimate and convivial. Passengers benefit from lectures by acclaimed experts on Japanese history, nature, art, and culture. Highlights include private gallery and museum visits, traditional welcome ceremonies, wilderness excursions, and a tour of Gyeongju, a South Korean UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Celebrity Cruises – Signature Event Sailings
Celebrity Cruises is rolling out the red carpet for its guests in 2015/2016. Doors are opened, invitations secured, prime seating reserved, intimate meetings planned—all this and more on their new Signature Event Sailings. During the world’s most exciting events, Celebrity guests are invited to take part on a new level. Visit cities like Cannes for its eponymous film festival (May 11, 2015), Rio de Janeiro for Carnival (January 31, 2016), and Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year (April 22, 2016). Gain exclusive access to private functions and watch the festivities from the best viewpoints.
Photos Courtesy of: Belmond, Eastern and Oriental Express; Rocky Mountaineer; Tierra Pategonia, Chile; Belmond, Road to Mandalay; Cindy Ducasse; Abercrombie & Kent, Wonders of Japan; Celebrity Cruises, Signature Event Sailings