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 evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Settle into life aboard Braemar.
Day 3 - Bordeaux, France (overnight)
Bordeaux has transformed itself into one of France’s most elegant and enticing cities in recent years. A large part of the city centre is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visitors will enjoy walking its great squares lined with neoclassical buildings, exploring its many galleries and museums and, of course, sampling a little of the local wine for which Bordeaux is so renowned.
Day 4 - Bordeaux - cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers
Many of the iconic wines of Bordeaux are made from grapes grown on the sun-drenched banks of the Garonne river. A scenic cruise reveals the beauty of this vineyard-rich region.
Days 5-6 - At sea
As we head back out to sea, there is time to further appreciate Braemar’s excellent attractions.
Day 7 - Cruising Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain (overnight)
The tranquil Guadalquivir winds its way into the heart of Spain, and only smaller ships such as Braemar can follow its course. 49 miles from the sea is the great cultural city of Seville, our next port of call.
Day 8 - Seville
Seville is a truly glorious city of grand boulevards, cobbled alleys and sweeping squares. Don’t miss the UNESCO-listed Cathedral, the biggest Gothic building in the world, with a 100m clock tower which was once the minaret of a great mosque, reflecting the significant Moorish influence on the city.
Day 9 - Cruising Guadalquivir River
We return to sea by way of the lovely Guadalquivir.
Day 10 - Vigo
On the shores of the Atlantic and home to one of the finest natural ports in the world, Vigo has played an important role in Spanish maritime history. Its Old Quarter is a particular pleasure to discover, where ancient streets are lined with traditional fishing houses and bustling markets trade in locally caught seafood.
Day 11 - Avilés
Northern Spain’s Aviles, another attractive city of ancient streets and architectural gems, awaits exploration today.
Day 12 - At sea
A further day at sea, and the chance to unwind aboard Braemar.
Day 13 - Cruising the Seine - Rouen, France (overnight)
The 485-mile long River Seine is France’s most important waterway, cutting a scenic swathe through Normandy. A cruise along its quiet waters presents enchanting panoramas.
Day 14 - Rouen
Rouen entrances with its rich history and grand buildings. Here you may visit the poignant spot where Joan of Arc was executed, sketch the Gothic cathedral some 120 years after Claude Monet and admire some 600 different species of plant at the city’s outstanding botanical gardens.
Day 15 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.