Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Braemar (3T+) in preparation for a late night sailing.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Two days at sea, as we sail towards Spain.
Day 5 - Malaga, Spain
This morning we reach the golden shores of Malaga. The skyline of this cosmopolitan city may give an industrial image from a distance, but from the streets you can delve into layers of history. Spend your day independently exploring Malaga’s two Moorish landmarks - the striking Alcazaba fortress and the solid ramparts of magnificent Castillo de Gibralfaro, admire the beautiful cathedral and palace, and dip into cosy nooks in the Old Town. Visit the museum dedicated to the city’s famous son, Pablo Picasso, which shows over 270 of his works from his earliest academic studies of the Classics to ceramics and Cubism. Alternatively you may take a trip to Granada to see the Alhambra, the glorious red fortress of enchanting 14th century palaces and exotic gardens.
Day 6 - At sea
Day 7 - Barcelona
Spend today in Spain’s stunning second city. Whether you prefer classic medieval buildings or the curves and twists realised by the distinctive style of Antoni Gaudi and his students, you will find endless façades to catch your eye. Many visitors are drawn to Barcelona’s artistic flare, with so many beautiful places to visit including Gaudi’s vast Park Güell and impressive, but still unfinished, La Sagrada Familia, and there are many museums dedicated to art including the popular Museu Picasso and the wonderful Museu de la Musica which holds one of Spain’s most important collections, nearly 500 instruments from various cultures and periods. Barcelona is rightly proud of its heritage yet always open to new, ambitious ideas.
Day 8 - Séte, France
Spend today in a town criss-crossed with pretty canals that define the local lifestyle. Séte is a typical fishing town; the colourful Vieux Port, reserved for fishing boats, is the subject of many paintings. Climb to the summit of Mont Sant-Clair, a lone hill along the otherwise flat coast, and you will find the quarter known as the 'Quartier Haute', mostly home to artists and their studios. The hill also marks the start of nearly eight miles of France’s finest sandy beaches.
Day 9 - Portoferraio, Italy
Almost untouched since the times of the Argonauts, Portoferraio is a well-preserved historic centre with characteristic old buildings. Following an afternoon arrival, you may choose to wander through the narrow alleyways and panoramic squares of Elba’s capital to Medicean fortifications. It is this island that Napoleon was exiled to in 1814, after being defeated in Europe. He spent his time here modernising the island, creating a place worthy of an emperor. The historic walls have started to crumble but still fuel the imagination with tales of piracy.
Day 10 - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Spend today enjoying the luxurious lifestyle synonymous with Monte Carlo - a city of manicured streets, plush palaces and lush fountained parks. It boasts some of the world’s most sumptuous hotels and incredible restaurants. You may feel like an extra in a Bond film while visiting Casino Square, where wealth is conspicuously paraded. The Opera House, Prince’s Palace and Monaco Cathedral are all fine examples of Monte Carlo’s elegant opulence and the harbour shelters some of the finest yachts.
Days 11-12 - At sea
Day 13 - Cádiz, Spain
Discover a traditional Spanish gem today as we dock on Andalucia’s sunlit coast. Cádiz is a contender for one of the oldest continuously settled cities in Europe, characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and old weathered buildings, fringed on three sides by beautiful beaches. The centuries have left a plethora of sites to find, including the beautifully carved cathedral with its symbolic burnt orange cupola, a useful orientation point. From Cádiz you may choose to take an excursion to Seville, which warmly envelops visitors in its maze of courtyards, atmospheric old quarters and ornate churches and cathedrals. Said to have been founded by the Greek god Hercules, and renowned for its joyous personality, it is the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro. We sail late evening.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 - La Coruña
The diverse architectural styles of La Coruña, from the incredible medieval buildings and monuments to the stylish modernist houses that line the waterfront, make this city an absolute delight for a full day’s sightseeing. The compact Ciudad Vieja - La Coruña’s old quarter - is one of the city’s must-visit areas. Within the remains of the Roman wall you will find ancient buildings and monuments, and an impressive collection of galleries and museums; or the coastline can offer a beautiful stroll away from the bustle of the city.
Day 16 - At sea
Enjoy a day at sea as we sail towards Southampton.
Day 17 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.