Day 1 - London Tilbury
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to London Tilbury, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Aegean Odyssey (4T) in preparation for an early afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - Guernsey
Your tour of St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, will include the Hauteville House, home of Victor Hugo, the Candie Gardens and Castle Cornet and the impressive 13th century fortress that still guards St Peter Port Harbour.
Day 3 - Falmouth
Departing from Falmouth, we travel through the city of Truro and peaceful Cornish countryside to the Eden Project. Spend your time freely exploring the world’s largest global garden - a cultural melting pot of international plants, both wild and cultivated, housed in giant glass domes. The Humid Tropics Biome allows you to experience the sights, smells, and sheer scale of the rainforest, whilst the Warm Temperate Biome showcases the world from the Mediterranean to South Africa and California, demonstrating how the plants thrive on drought and poor thin soils. Also learn about the inter-relationship between men and plants throughout history.
Day 4 - Isles of Scilly
Amongst the beautiful Isles of Scilly, Tresco is a privately-owned, subtropical island with dramatic rocky outcrops and serene sandy beaches, Bronze Age burial sites and castle ruins shrouded in myth. Spend the morning at Abbey Gardens, home to more than 20,000 plant species from 80 countries. It is also home of the Valhalla Museum, which displays a collection of shipwrecked figureheads.
Day 5 - Dublin, Ireland (overnight)
Our vessel follows Ireland’s coast to Dublin, where we dock at lunchtime and remain overnight. Take your time exploring the sights of the capital which has inspired countless books, plays and poems, with many of the world’s most esteemed writers having called Dublin their home.
Day 6 - Dublin
Our guided tour of Dublin includes visits to Trinity College, with a long list of notable alumni which includes Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, and St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. The remaining day is at leisure before we set sail late this afternoon.
Day 7 - Holyhead
Docking in Holyhead, you have a choice of two excursions which will take you through the beautiful scenes of North Wales. Choose a full day sightseeing tour to the characterful Roman walled city of Chester and cultural-filled Liverpool or visit the beautiful Llangollen, part of an 11 mile UNESCO World Heritage Site of stunning Welsh scenery and ancient sites, plus Ruthin Castle, a grand medieval fort with some intriguing stories.
Day 8 - Douglas, Isle of Man
Sail to the capital of the Isle of Man, the traditional seaside resort of Douglas, and travel across this rural island to visit Peel Castle, the ruins of a place of worship which became the fort of the 11th century Viking king, Magnus Barefoot, and proposed as a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon or the location of the Grail castle.
Day 9 - Arran, Scotland
Explore Brodick Castle for a grand introduction to Arran, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. The quintessential Victorian Highland estate is full of grand treasures and sits amongst gorgeous grounds of landscaped gardens and woodland trails, with the dramatic backdrop of Goat Fell Mountain and stunning views over the Firth of Clyde.
Day 10 - Oban
During a morning cruising the dramatic coastline of the Sound of Mull, we pause to view picturesque Tobermory, before continuing to Oban. From here we take a scenic drive to Inveraray Castle, a magnificent Scottish castle and ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell. It’s iconic, turreted façade protects an equally enchanting interior. View the heirlooms and learn the genealogy of this powerful clan, and visit the impressive Armoury Hall which contains swords preserved from the Battle of Culloden.
Day 11 - Kirkwall
Orkney is spread across 70 stunning islands, forged by 5,000 years of intriguing history. Its capital is a bustling market town on a wide bay. Kirkwall’s winding main street and lanes are very atmospheric, and the town has a magnificent cathedral which we visit today. St Magnus cathedral was founded in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald as a final resting place for the relics of his uncle, Magnus Erlendsson.
Day 12 - Scrabster
The original occupants of the Castle of Mey had a turbulent time within its corbelled turret-adorned walls, which, having fallen into disrepair centuries later, were nearly abandoned to the elements. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother discovered Britain’s most northerly castle and renovated it into the location where she spent many a happy summer. The Queen Mother's experienced green fingers ensured that the garden also benefitted greatly from her attention.
Day 13 - Portree, Isle of Skye
Step ashore in the lively harbour town of Portree for a half day sightseeing tour. The Isle of Skye is full of reminders of the infamous ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ and the Jacobite Rebellion, the island’s beaches are scattered with dinosaur fossils, the north is a stunning wilderness of weird and wonderful rock formations, and the west coast is littered with places named for fairies, indicating the importance of these magical creatures in the island’s folklore.
Day 14 Greenock - Edinburgh
Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Edinburgh, where we stay in a hotel for two nights. Spend the rest of your day familiarising yourself with this magnificent city, with the Royal Mile and a wealth of impressive attractions within easy walking distance.
Day 15 Edinburgh
Sitting atop a long-extinct volcano, Edinburgh’s most iconic building looms over Scotland’s capital. A sightseeing tour of Edinburgh Castle reveals a rich past. There are many remarkable elements to this castle. See the Stone of Destiny which has been used for enthroning Scottish monarchs for centuries, and the Great Hall, where weapons and armour now decorate the wood-clad walls. The stories of war are told in the National War Museum and the mighty Mons Meg, the cutting edge of 15th century military technology, sits outside St Margaret’s Chapel. The breathtaking crown jewels are displayed here, within the Royal Palace.
Day 16 Edinburgh
After breakfast this morning, you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.