Day 1 - London - Havana, Cuba (overnight)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Havana. On arrival, you will be met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T) with time to settle into your cabin before dinner tonight.
Day 2 - Havana
Havana is the beating heart and capital of Cuba, with many grand examples of colonial architecture on display and the iconic 1950s cars that traverse the streets. Join a walking tour through colonial Havana, discovering spectacular sights including San Francisco Square, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de Armas. Continue to the city museum, which tells the tale of the country’s tumultuous history; and stroll to Cathedral Square. Afterwards, embark on an optional scenic drive to San Francisco de Paula to visit Finca Vigia - mid-20th century home of Ernest Hemingway, or enjoy an optional Cuba classic car experience.
Day 3 - At sea
Lectures and activities at sea.
Day 4 - Cienfuegos
This morning we disembark in Cienfuegos, for an exploration of Cuba’s colonial ‘Pearl of the South’. Begin with a drive to Parque Marti, a vast square lined with historic French colonial structures, Teatro Terry and the dazzling Purisima Concepcion Cathedral, a beautiful structure with distinctive French stained-glass windows. Later, drive to Punta Gorda, a key stretch of land overlooking Cienfuegos Bay, where we enjoy a scenic walk past many wooden villas. Complete today with a visit to the botanical gardens of Cienfuegos - 97 hectares of garden featuring more than 2,000 species of tropical exotic plants.
Day 5 - Casilda (Trinidad)
Step ashore in Casilda for a perfect day discovering Trinidad’s highlights. Many of this quaint city’s streets are filled with colonial reminders and a scenic walk to the peaceful main square - Plaza Mayor - provides a perfect introduction. Spend time in the city museum before returning to the ship. Or, join an exciting optional tour to Hacienda Manaca Iznaga, a sugar plantation and estate house that thrived during the 18th and 19th centuries, when Cuba was the world’s leading producer of sugar.
Day 6 - At sea
Lectures and activities at sea.
Day 7 - Santiago de Cuba
This morning our port of call is Santiago de Cuba, a cultural capital brimming with revolutionary history. First, we drive to El Morro Fortress for a tour of this fine example of both Spanish colonisation in Cuba and historic military strategy. Later, discover the cemetery of Santa Infigenia, the resting place of a number of famous Cubans; Moncada Barracks, which was captured by rebels in 1953 and played a key role in the Cuban Revolution; and Revolution Square, home to the striking monumental statue of revolution hero Antonio Maceo.
Day 8 Montego Bay, Jamaica
Today we disembark MV Aegean Odyssey in Montego Bay and transfer to our beautiful hotel for the next three nights, Sandals Inn (5T).
Day 9 - 10 Montego Bay
We have two wonderful days to discover the delights of Montego Bay. On the first, you’ll be treated to a guided tour of Greenwood Great House, a 200-year old property which remains one of the best-preserved on the island having been spared during the turbulent slave rebellion of Christmas 1831. Greenwood Great House remains almost the same as it did when it was occupied by Richard Barrett - a wealthy man who originally built the house - and features his historic musical instruments, exotic antiques and furniture, an extensive library and oil paintings. We’ll also spend time discovering nearby Rose Hall Great House, a Georgian Mansion home to legendary white witch Annie Palmer, who is said to still haunt the estate today. Day 10 is spent at leisure exploring more of Montego Bay.
Day 11 Montego Bay - Ocho Rios
This morning we enjoy a drive to Ocho Rios and our hotel for tonight, the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa (4T), where we are welcomed with a delicious lunch. Later, join an excursion to Dunn’s River Falls, terraced by giant natural stairs.
Day 12 Ocho Rios - Kingston
Jamaica’s vibrant capital, Kingston is our destination today. The city is located between the Blue Mountains and one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Begin the day with a drive to Port Antonio for lunch and sightseeing at Frenchman’s Cove, a breathtaking private estate with an exclusive white-sanded beach and freshwater stream. Then an afternoon drive takes us to Kingston and the Spanish Court Hotel (4T+).
Day 13 Kingston, Jamaica - In flight
After breakfast, join a sightseeing tour of Kingston, including Spanish Town. Later in the day we transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to London.
Day 14 London
Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.