Day 1 London - Rome, Italy
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 Rome. On arrival, you will be met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Rome
Today you are free to explore Rome at your own pace, or you might like to join one of our optional excursions, to the Vatican Museums or Tivoli and the Villa d’Este.
Day 3 - Rome - Civitavecchia
Two excursions are available today: on the first, you’ll visit some of Rome’s most famous landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Forum and St Peter’s Basilica, while the second takes you into the ancient Catacombs before venturing into the Alban Hills in the Lazio countryside. Later we transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T).
Day 4 - Sorrento (overnight)
We arrive in Sorrento this morning, where we will stay for two nights. Two excursions are offered today. Walk through the streets of the Roman town of Pompeii, frozen in time when it was engulfed by ash from the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, or visit nearby Herculaneum, preserved under volcanic mud from the same eruption.
Day 5 - Sorrento (overnight)
You have free time to enjoy the sights of Sorrento today, or you might like to travel into Naples or take a boat trip to the lovely island of Capri.
Day 6 - Sorrento - Capri and Amalfi Coast - Salerno
This morning we enjoy a scenic cruise along the Amalfi Coast, arriving in Salerno this afternoon. From here you have a choice of two tours. The first heads to the ancient site of Paestum, home to three well-preserved Greek temples, while the second option takes you to the beautiful coastal town of Ravello, stopping at the Villa Rufolo.
Day 7 - Strait of Messina - Taormina, Sicily
Sailing past the volcanic island of Stromboli, we reach Taormina this afternoon. We enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city, taking in the Greek theatre, with its stunning view over the sea and towards Mount Etna, the cathedral and the 15th century Palazzo Corvaja. We leave this evening. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 - At sea
Enjoy a leisurely day at sea, with lectures and other activities planned.
Day 9 - Corfu, Greek Islands - Sarande, Albania
We arrive in Corfu this morning, where we have a choice of walking tours, exploring the Old Town with its mix of Venetian, French and British architecture or discovering its Byzantine history. We continue to the nearby port of Sarande in Albania for an excursion to the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint, where layers of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian ruins can be seen. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 10 - Brindisi, Italy
Crossing the Adriatic to Brindisi in Italy, we visit the beautiful city of Lecce, known as the ‘Florence of the South’ due to its abundance of Baroque churches and palaces. Our tour begins at the Roman amphitheatre and continues to the Santa Croce Basilica and one of the finest squares in southern Italy, Piazza Duomo.
Day 11 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Lord Byron dubbed Dubrovnik the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and you’ll discover this stunning seaside city for yourself on this morning’s walking tour of the Old Town, with its mix of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance churches, palaces and fountains. An optional excursion this afternoon will take you to the pretty seaside town of Cavtat. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 12 - Split
In Split we explore the ancient Palace of Diocletian, built for the locally-born Roman Emperor in the early fourth century. The site encompasses a vibrant warren of museums, galleries, shops and restaurants mingled with medieval fortifications. The tour also visits the Cathedral of St Domnius, built around Diocletian’s huge mausoleum.
Day 13 - Urbino, Italy
We arrive in Urbino this morning, birthplace of the Renaissance artist Raphael, and our guided tour visits the house where he was born in 1483. Also on our itinerary is the splendid 15th century Ducal Palace and the neoclassical Duomo which houses a painting of the Last Supper by Federico Barocci.
Day 14 - Venice (overnight)
We arrive in Venice for an overnight stay. Our sightseeing tour begins with a boat trip down the beautiful Giudecca Canal to St Mark’s Square, dominated by St Mark's Basilica. We will also see the majestic Doge's Palace, the home of Venetian government for nearly a thousand years. This evening, we enjoy a private event at the Teatro La Fenice, one of the most famous venues in the history of Italian opera. Founded in 1792, works by several of the major composers were first performed here. We take a private tour of this prestigious building, taking in the sumptuous stucco and gold interior and making you privy to all the backstage secrets of its many stars.
Day 15 Venice - London
Transfer to Venice Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.