Essential Vietnam & Cambodia
15 Day Escorted Tour & River Cruise
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Holiday Highlights
  • Premium accommodation in Siem Reap and Saigon
  • 29 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV La Marguerite
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
Overview

Join a Travelmarvel tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, and explore the quaint charm of the Mekong River on a stylish seven night cruise. Highlights include Angkor Archaeological Park and the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Insider Experiences

Enjoy a three-night stay at the wonderful Shinta Mani Resort in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap

Visit a ‘grass-roots’ orphanage during your time in Siem Reap

Conclude your journey with two relaxing nights in the heart of Saigon at the Grand Hotel Saigon

Other Holiday Highlights

Take in a traditional Apsara dance performance during a Welcome Dinner in Siem Reap

Explore Angkor Archaeological Park and experience sunrise at Angkor Wat

Enjoy an ox-cart ride through the countryside of Cambodia

Participate in a Buddhist blessing experience in Oudong

See the sights of Tan Chau during a rickshaw tour

Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels

What's Included
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All gratuities, port charges and porterage
  • The additional services of expert local guides in most locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV La Marguerite
  • Premium accommodation in Siem Reap and Saigon
  • 29 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary
  • Based on 2 sharing
Itinerary

Day 1. Depart UK

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.

 

Day 2. Arrive Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap this afternoon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Special Stay – this evening unwind at the Shinta Mani Resort.    

Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort

 

Day 3. Siem Reap, Angkor

Following breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, head out on a tour to the most enduring capital of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom, a walled city complex located within World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the 13th-century temple, Bayon, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. At a Welcome Dinner tonight, dine on delicious Khmer cuisine and enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance.     BD

 

 Day 4. Siem Reap, Angkor

Enjoy a spectacular start to your day as you rise early to experience the sunrise at Angkor Wat, the best-preserved temple of the park and thought to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast before enjoying time to explore as you please. This afternoon takes you to nearby Ta Prohm, a temple famous for its intertwined trees. Like a Local – before returning to Siem Reap, visit a ‘grass roots’ orphanage.      B

 

Day 5. Siem Reap, Embark Cruise

After breakfast this morning board your river ship, the RV La Marguerite, for the start of your seven-night Mekong River cruise. This evening, after settling in to your suite, enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the ship’s Mekong Restaurant.

Seven Nights: RV La Marguerite.     BLD

 

Day 6. Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong

A boat trip today takes you into the wetlands that form the river-mouth of Tonle Sap. After re-boarding your ship, continue cruising along the Mekong to Kampong Tralach, where you’ll enjoy an ox-cart ride. Then travel by coach to Oudong, the royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Here, visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience before returning to your ship.  BLD

 

Day 7. Chong Koh, Phnom Penh

Disembark and explore the little-known silk-weaving village of Chong Koh today, before continuing on to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. This evening, following dinner on board, take in a Khmer folk performance.             BLD

 

Day 8. Phnom Penh

On a tour of Phnom Penh today, visit the opulent Royal Palace and the impressive Silver Pagoda. Then, after lunch back on your ship, join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). After dinner, perhaps step out for an evening walk around this fascinating capital.  BLD

 

Day 9. Border Crossing, Tan Chau

Enjoy the entire day on board today as your ship heads towards the Cambodian border. Perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while the border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau, where your ship will remain moored overnight.       BLD

 

Day 10. Tan Chau, Sa Dec

Today you’ll travel along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, and visit a remote island to witness authentic rural Mekong life that is as yet untouched by tourism. Later, venture ashore for a wonderful rickshaw tour of Tan Chau and visit several local artisan workshops, among other attractions. Back on board your ship this afternoon, you might choose to attend an insightful lecture on Vietnam in your ship’s lounge.             BLD

 

Day 11. Sa Dec, Xeo Quyt, Cai Be

This morning, take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a guided sightseeing tour that will take in the city’s main attractions as well as a range of traditional architecture. Afterwards, travel to Xeo Quyt, a stronghold during the anti-French and American wars. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be. Here, go ashore to see the French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. This evening, return to your ship and enjoy your last night onboard.     BLD

 

 Day 12. Disembark Ship, Saigon

Disembark the RV La Marguerite for the final time at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the thriving Vietnamese city of Saigon. Here, enjoy an orientation tour. Special Stay – for the next two nights, stay right in the bustling heart of the city at the famous Grand Hotel Saigon.

Two Nights: Grand Hotel Saigon.    B

 

Day 13. Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon

This morning you’ll set off on a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, these tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches. Today, they offer intriguing insight into the war. After your visit, return to Saigon. With this afternoon yours to enjoy at leisure, you may like to ask your Tour Director about the optional experiences that are available. This evening, head to a local restaurant for a delicious Farewell Dinner.     BLD

 

Day 14. Depart Saigon

After breakfast this morning, your time in Asia ends as you’re transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.          B

 

Day 15. Arrive London

We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.

You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.

New York

All Around Town Tour with Harbor Cruise, £40pp ? Explore New York at your own on this double-decker bus tour. Your ticket is valid for 48?hours and also includes a 90?minute sightseeing cruise! The All around Town Tour is a great way to discover New York.

Beast Speedboat Ride, £20 per person - Hold onto your hats and get ready for the ride of your life. Imagine flying across the waters of New York harbor at 45 mph. It’s a thrill-a-minute aboard New York’s fastest boat ride, taking you to the best views of the Statue of Liberty and back in 30 fun-filled minutes.

Top of the Rock, £20pp ? Visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and witness the city sparkle. Our opinion is that the top of the rock is better than the empire state building as you get to take photos  the empire state and central park.

Classic New York Combo Ticket, £58pp ? This great value sightseeing ticket offers the best of the Big Apple. Visit the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock, see the Statue of Liberty up-close, plus enjoy a 2?day hop?on/hop?off double?decker bus ticket taking you to over 50 locations around the city. The Classic New York Combo Ticket combines an All Loop Tour ticket with a Statue Cruises ferry ticket for the Statue of Liberty and a ticket for the 86th floor Empire State Building Observatory. The tickets do not have to all be used on the same day and can be used at any time during your stay.

The Big Apple Helicopter Tour, £99pp ? Capture the buzz, excitement and grandeur of this great city from the air; your perfect bite of the Big Apple. See from the air, the city that’s so good they named it twice! Fly with Liberty Helicopters and witness the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline from a very unique perspective.

New York City Pass, £65pp ? Your ticket to the best of the Big Apple ? see six of New York's most famous sightseeing attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty for one low price! Not only is the New York CityPass your entry ticket to SIX must?see New York attractions, your ticket also allows you to bypass ticket queues and save money.

Sex & The City Hotspots Tour, £35pp ? You've seen the show, now take the tour and rekindle some favorite memories as you visit over forty locations from the cult Sex and the City series. Plus see locations that were used in the Sex and the City movie and SATC2! In its six years on air, Sex and the City featured hundreds of New York’s shops, bars restaurants and Galleries and you can now acquaint yourself with many of these locations on this fabulous Manhattan-wide tour.

Woodbury Common Shopping Tour, £35pp ? For New York shopping at its best, take the hour trip to shopping heaven aka Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for the ultimate retail extravaganza. With over 220 designer and retail outlet shops and prices reduced by 25?50%, Woodbury Common is New York’s most popular outlet mall.

Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise, from £60pp ? A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and the illuminated Lady Liberty. This wonderful evening cruise combines sumptuous cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. On this dinner cruise you will enjoy a bountiful feast of creative cuisine enhanced with flowing drinks and attentive service. Over dessert, you’re treated to a musical revue starring Broadway?quality entertainers.

Full Island Cruise, £29 per person - The Full Island Cruise provides passengers with 3 hours of relaxation and discovery. You'll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see it all: 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, 25+ world renowned landmarks and magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty. Discover Manhattan like the great explorers and see the city and the outer boroughs via the water.

Big Three Combo Ticket, £49 per person - "The Big Three combo" gives you access to the three most popular attractions in New York: Empire State Building Observatory, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an up close look at the Statue of Liberty on a Circle Line Cruise. Save time and money with this convenient package. You can see the world at the Met Museum, with over two million pieces of art from across the globe spanning 5000 years of culture. Then you can see New York and beyond, from the top of the famous Empire State Building, featuring spectacular unobstructed views in every direction. Finally, you can see New York from the water, with close up views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline on your choice of three different Circle Line Cruises.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, £20 per person - Visit the Met, see the world. You can discover 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture at New York City's number one tourist attraction. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New Greek and Roman Galleries, to the Met's beloved Impressionist paintings, to contemporary works by today's leading artists, a world of art awaits you at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can enjoy world-famous, encyclopedic collections, plus more than 30 annual special exhibitions and an array of Guided Tours all free with your admission.

New York Broadway Shows, from £60 per person – We deal with a wide range of shows on Broadway, ranging from The Lion King and other family friendly shows all the way up to the classic musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Please ask a member of staff for further details.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Pass, £49 per person - City Pass is the best way to see all there is to see in Philadelphia. Guests take their voucher to the first attraction they wish to visit and receive their City Pass ticket book. Inclusions: Adventure Aquarium and option ticket to choose between Academy of Natural Science and the Independence Seaport Museum Franklin Institute Science Museum including Fels Planetarium National Constitution Center Philadelphia Zoo Trolley Tour by Philadelphia Trolley Works

Spirit Cruises Philadelphia, £39 per person - Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise promises a whole new kind of entertainment. Great food, music and views are just the beginning. Enjoy the cruise with Live musical revue, lively dance music, and bountiful buffets. The ship´s features are: beautiful outdoor strolling decks, outdoor patio seating, three luxurious climate-controlled interior decks, dance floors, flexible seating, full-service bars, and panoramic sightseeing windows.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, £25 per person - Visit one of the top five museum's in the country showcasing an internationally renowned collection of nearly 200,000 works of art and including remarkable architectural structures along with acclaimed special exhibitions. Don't miss the Japanese ceremonial teahouse, stunning arm and armor collection, and a dazzling Impressionist collection including the Van Gogh Sunflowers.

Ride the Ducks Philadelphia, £19 per person - Your fun Philadelphia sightseeing tour begins at Duck Central in the heart of the Independence Mall area. On land, our duck tours go through the heart of historic Philadelphia and pass by many Philadelphia sightseeing landmarks, including: Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, The Philadelphia Mint, National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, Ben Franklin Gravesite, Washington Square, South Street, Franklin Court and more!

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour, 24-hour £25 per person OR 48-hour £35 per person - Climb aboard the Big Bus and enjoy the history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route. Hop on and off at any of our 21 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride! See the steps that Rocky climbed, Enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia Soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, and visit America's first Z00 or shop along South Street. Join us as we drive you through the perfectly laid out streets that were established when the city was founded in 1682!

Philly on Tap, £29 per person - Enjoy a taste of Philadelphia's finest local beers in the City's most unique, friendly, and eclectic watering holes. You can experience a diverse and exciting group of bars while learning about and tasting the best of Philadelphia's craft beers, regional breweries, and micro brews. A beer at each stop is included in this happy hour adventure, as well as a snack or two along the way.

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