In Style touring with InterAsia
With the abundance of luxury hotels and experiences available throughout Asia, it was an easy decision for travel company InterAsia to introduce an ‘In Style’ suite of tours to its collection.
Offering the best accommodation and tantalising dining, the In Style tours are currently available in four countries: India, China, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Sightseeing by Mercedes-Benz car is included in the 21-day India in Style itinerary, along with stays at legendary palaces and resorts such as Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and Nadesar Palace in Varanasi.
As you can imagine, the palaces share a rich history. Situated in one of the oldest living cities of the world, on the banks of the river Ganges, Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty, statesmen and celebrities since 1835. The name Nadesar is derived from the Goddess Nadeshwari, whose shrine is located in the front of the palace.
Thought to have been built around 1790, the palace came under the care of architect James Prinsep in the 1800s. Along with mapping the city and widening the roads, Prinsep restored and refurbished the palace to its current stateliness.
It was then taken over by Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh during his rule between 1889 and 1931 and was the city residence in which he entertained guests with pomp and splendour. The first visitors of note were the then-Prince and Princess of Wales, later King George V and Queen Mary. It has since played host to, among others: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal, Lord Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth II and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
A haven of peace and tranquillity, the Palace is set amidst verdant gardens, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields. To unwind, guests may play a round of golf on the greens, take a guided nature walk or relax in the Jiva Spa.
The China in Style 16-day tour is a combination of tranquil scenery, unforgettable visits to historical treasures and the hustle and bustle of major cities. A highlight is the four-night Yangtze River cruise on the five-star Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer. With the largest cabins and suites on the river, all with private balconies, as well as the highest crew-to-passenger ratio of 1:1, this is a Yangtze cruise unlike any other. Innovative à la carte menus featuring the finest of Chinese and continental cuisine, served with complimentary house wines, local beers and other refreshments at all lunches and dinners, are hallmarks of the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer experience.
A three-night stay at Gothic-style Fairmont Peace Hotel on Shanghai’s historic Bund is another highlight. Featuring Art Deco-inspired furnishings, the historic hotel offers Tea Dances and nightly jazz in the legendary Jazz Bar. The Terrace is a favourite spot for views over the river and burgeoning Pudong.
A stay on the holiday isle of Phu Quoc at La Veranda Resort is included in the Vietnam in Style 13-day tour. Set on a wide stretch of sandy beach, the resort’s restaurants feature the bounty of surrounding oceans.
If seafood is a favourite, the overnight cruise on the Ginger or Jasmine Junk on beautiful Halong Bay will also appeal. All meals are included on this deluxe voyage on the emerald waters of the bay.
Colonial Britain has left a lasting legacy in the form of stately buildings and hotels in the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The 13-day Myanmar in Style tour stays three nights in one such hotel, iconic The Strand. Built in 1901 by the Sarkies Brothers, founders of Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, The Strand endures as a Yangon landmark with its three storeys of Victorian colonnaded charm. (Please note, The Strand is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen in November 2016.)
Of a more local flavour, a two-night stay at the Aureum Palace Hotel introduces the delights of luxurious Burmese style. Set within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone among the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan, this expansive resort and luxury spa is set in 10.9 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens.
For river cruise enthusiasts, InterAsia can add a luxury cruise on the Belmond Road to Mandalay, Belmond Orcaella or Sanctuary Ananda to your tour of Myanmar.
All of the In Style tours can be taken at any time of the year and are private journeys for a minimum of two travellers. For more information contact InterAsia Tours on 1300 133 001 or email email@example.com or visit website http://bit.ly/1UpRKCf