Day 1 - London - Seville, Spain (overnight)
Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a flight to Seville. On arrival, you are met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to Aegean Odyssey (4T). The ship remains in Seville overnight.
Day 2 - Cádiz (overnight)
The ship cruises along the Guadalquivir River today towards Cádiz. The evening is at leisure for you to spend in Cádiz, a city that gained great splendour in the early 16th century as a launching point for the many ships bound for the newly discovered lands of America.
Day 3 - Cádiz
There is a choice of excursion today; remain in Cádiz or travel further afield. Choose to join an excursion inland to the historic town of Jerez de la Frontera, home to dozens of sherry companies - a visit will be made to the well-known Bodega Gonzalez Byass, which produces some of the most delicious sherry in the world. Here, the age-old process of blending is explained and then you will be invited to sample various types of the fortified wine in the unique atmosphere of the cellars. Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy the picturesque views of the seaport as you make your way to the old quarter of Cádiz, to see the most beautiful monuments of Cádiz. Continue to the ancient Phoenician port of La Caleta, and the Santa Catalina Fortress, before concluding at the Cathedral of Cádiz and the Diocesan Museum.
Day 4 - Casablanca, Morocco - Marrakesh
Disembark in Casablanca and drive to Marrakesh for an afternoon of sightseeing. With its bustling grand square, Marrakesh is a showcase for exoticism and surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of the medina you can truly appreciate the allure of this North African city. A guided tour of the old medina begins with a walk through one of the most interesting quarters, along labyrinthine alleyways. You’ll walk through the colourful souks which are organised according to goods sold and where craftsmen can be seen practicing their traditional trades. The aristocratic Bahia Palace is next, before walking through a maze of shaded, narrow streets to the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. See the Koutoubia Minaret and the Marjorelle Garden. You will stay at a hotel overnight.
Day 5 - Marrakesh - Casablanca (overnight)
Leaving Marrakesh, return to Casablanca, stopping en route in the stylish and beautiful town of El Jadida - a fine example of an old colonial Portuguese Medina. With long beaches and a more relaxed atmosphere, it makes a welcome relief to the hustle-and-bustle of the larger cities inland. The town is famous for the remains of Portuguese buildings and the Cistern, built in 1514 by the Portuguese. Re-board Aegean Odyssey, to dock for two nights in Casablanca.
Day 6 - Casablanca (overnight)
There is a choice of tours today. Perhaps choose a tour of Casablanca itself - a city with a history of many political and cultural changes that has been governed by Berber, Roman, Arab, Portuguese, Spanish, French, British and Moroccan regimes. Today, Casablanca is more cosmopolitan and more open to Western ways than other places in Morocco and an orientation tour takes in the port, the old medina, United Nations Square, the League of Arab States Park, and the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Alternatively, drive to Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, where the colonial architecture is stunning, the palm-lined boulevards are well kept and the atmosphere is relaxed and cosmopolitan. The visit will include the old medina; the picturesque Kasbah of the Oudayas and the Oudaya Gate, the well-preserved Hassan Tower and the Chellah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the front of the Royal Palace; and the government district.
Day 7 - Casablanca - Fez
Drive from Casablanca to Fez, with a stop for lunch. Join a sightseeing tour of this walled city, at the heart of Moroccan cultural life and famous for being the home to the world’s oldest university. The medieval capital of Morocco was founded by Idris I in 789 and has the best-preserved old city in the Arab world. The tour of Fez explores both the old and new medinas including visits to one of the 14th century religious schools (medrasas). Other highlights include the imposing gate of Bab Boujloud, the splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine, the ancient ramparts, and the beautiful front entrance of the Royal Palace. Stay overnight at a hotel in Fez.
Day 8 - Fez - Tangier
En route from Fez to Tangier you will visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Founded in the 3rd century BC, Volubilis was the capital of Roman Morocco and became an important outpost of the Roman Empire. It was graced with many fine buildings and extensive remains of these survive including the triumphal arch, basilica and approximately 30 mosaic floors dating from around 25BC. Volubilis is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the empire and the archaeological remains of several civilisations can be found here. After lunch, continue to Tangier to rejoin Aegean Odyssey.
Day 9 - Málaga, Spain (overnight)
Take a panoramic drive to view some of the outstanding structures and parks of Málaga before reaching the famous Gibralfaro Castle and then the Picasso Museum, or travel through beautiful countryside to Granada, to visit Alhambra Royal Palace, the most outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage in Spain, and Palacio de Generalife, which was built as the palatial summer paradise for the Sultans of Granada.
Day 10 - Málaga - London
This morning you disembark Aegean Odyssey after breakfast and are transferred to Málaga Airport for a flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.