Day 1 - London - Barcelona, Spain
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a direct British Airways or easyJet flight to Barcelona. On arrival, transfer to embark Norwegian Spirit (3T+), with time to settle into your cabin before dinner tonight.
Day 2 - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco exudes luxury, with yachts, Ferraris, 40-storey high-rise apartment buildings next to fashionable palaces, splendid museums, and the world-famous gambling casino at the Place du Casino. A visit to the spectacular hillside Exotic Garden or the Prince’s Palace, is recommended.
Day 3 - Livorno (for Florence/Pisa), Italy
Whilst here, perhaps join an optional excursion through the lovely Tuscan countryside to the historic town of Pisa, located on the banks of the Arno River. Pisa is famous for its Field of Miracles with the cathedral, baptistery and, of course, the Leaning Tower.
Day 4 - Civitavecchia (for Rome)
Today there is the opportunity to travel to Rome, ‘the Eternal City’, on a number of optional excursions available from the ship to see such significant monuments and sights as the Spanish Steps, the famed Colosseum, the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and perhaps toss a coin in to the world-famous Trevi Fountain.
Day 5 - At sea
An opportunity to relax and enjoy the wealth of onboard facilities whilst cruising the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 6 - Santorini, Greece
We arrive this afternoon on the volcanic island of Santorini. The landscape of the island is considered to be one of the most spectacular in the world, with its glimmering white-painted villages. It also offers beautiful beaches with white, black or red sand. We sail late tonight. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 7 - Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Turkey
Kusadasi (for Ephesus). We arrive in Kusadasi this afternoon, where there is an opportunity to visit the Temple of Artemis. Built in 550 BC, the original temple was one of the Ancient Wonders of the World. Only foundations and sculptural fragments remain of the original building, but it was rebuilt on exactly the same plan in the 2nd century BC. We sail in the early evening.
Day 8 - Piraeus (for Athens), Greece
Lying at the innermost point of the Saroni Gulf, Piraeus is the main port of Athens. Whilst here, there is the opportunity to visit the capital of Greece, where the majestic complex of the Acropolis, one of the Wonders of the World, still reflects the splendour of the era of Pericles with the iconic Parthenon, neighbouring Erechtheion temple and fascinating Acropolis Museum.
Day 9 - At sea
Day 10 - Split, Croatia
Split’s city centre occupies the site of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s former palace. Pre-Romanesque churches live alongside Gothic chapels where the halls once stood and around the open peristyle, cafés and shops are packed in. In the port of Trogir, a labyrinth of cobblestone streets and medieval religious art awaits you.
Day 11 Venice, Italy - Verona - Lake Maggiore
We disembark this morning and begin our journey to beautiful Lake Maggiore. En route, we will make a stop in the elegant city of Verona before continuing to the Hotel Splendid (4T), wonderfully located overlooking Lake Maggiore, just a ten minute walk from Baveno centre. Baveno is a small town, beautifully positioned on the shores of the lake, with a charming small square. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner in the restaurant of our hotel.
Days 12-13 Lake Maggiore
After breakfast, we depart for a breathtaking tour of some of Italy’s most picturesque scenery. We begin with a boat ride across the glistening waters of Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella, the best-known of the Borromean Islands, named after Isabella, the wife of Count Borromeo of the noble Italian family. The sumptuous Palazzo Borromeo, built in the 17th century and surrounded by magnificent gardens, contains works by Giovanni Tiepolo and Van Dyck and sculptures by Canova. Later in the day, we visit Isola dei Pescatori or ‘Fishermen’s Island’ before returning to our hotel in Baveno for an evening free to choose where you wish to dine. The next day you will have the entire day to explore at your own pace or relax in the grounds of the hotel.
Day 14 Lake Maggiore - Milan - London
Transfer to Milan Airport this morning for a British Airways or easyJet flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.