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 Black Watch (3T+) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Settle on board as we sail towards Spain.
Day 5 - Málaga, Spain
The fabulous Spanish city of Málaga is as busy now as it was in Phoenician times, some 3,000 years ago, when it was an important fishing centre. Later came the Moors, who built the striking Alcazaba Palace next to a Roman amphitheatre. If you prefer art to architecture, the city is the birthplace of Picasso and home to the Picasso Museum, where over 200 pieces of his work are displayed. You may also have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Days 6-7 - At sea
Day 8 - Valletta, Malta
Malta is a tiny island with an epic history leading up to 150 years of British possession from 1814. Its capital, the 16th century walled capital of Valletta, is a treasure chest of Baroque architecture, from its Grand Harbour to the dominating dome of St John’s Co-Cathedral and beyond. The cathedral, created by the Knights Templar, has incredibly ornate chapels that are worth seeing today.
Day 9 - At sea
Day 10 - Hvar, Croatia
Queen of the Croatian Dalmatian Islands, and considered one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world; Hvar has a rich history of Mediterranean architecture, tradition and nature. Take a stroll through the town or there are plenty of beach hikes and walking trails to enjoy. A trip to the nearby Pakleni archipelago is highly recommended for its mix of secluded white sand beaches and pine groves. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 11 - Zadar
The capital of Dalmatia for many centuries, Zadar is a quiet and wonderfully gracious town, with a network of old narrow streets in which you can lose yourself marvelling at the Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. Zadar is also the perfect base from which you can explore Paklenica National Park if you fancy a spot of hiking or Krka National Park, renowned for its cascading waterfalls, for some swimming and walking.
Day 12 - Venice, Italy (overnight)
With tranquil waters that stretch along 150 canals and dreamy historic architecture that has stood the test of time, it’s no surprise that the many magnificent sights of Venice attract so much attention. Sailing into the port is, in itself, considered an incredible experience. Wherever the cobbled, car-free streets take you today, you will find quaint bistros, intriguing art galleries and unique shops at every corner, as well as an abundance of highly acclaimed sights. Remain in port overnight.
Day 13 - Venice
With so much to see in Venice, you will be pleased to have a second day to explore. Glide along the ancient waterways in one of the famed gondolas, passing majestic buildings that encapsulate the city’s unique heritage. Or visit the great piazza San Marco - from the lavish 14th century Doge’s palace, to the stunning mosaic-decorated interior of St Marks Basilica, the square boasts some of the city’s best sights; and the impressive clock tower, Torre dell’Orologio, sits just a stone’s throw away.
Day 14 - Pula, Croatia
Pula is renowned for its lovely harbour, gorgeous beach-lined coast and remarkably well-preserved historic structures such as the Arch of Sergi and Hercules Door, which make it a wonderful place to indulge in some relaxing sightseeing in the sunshine. The restored Temple of Augustus was built between 2-14AD in honour of goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus and the 1st century Roman Amphitheatre is the sixth largest surviving Roman arena. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 15 - Split
The Roman Emperor Diocletian chose to build a retirement palace on the coast, creating a magnificent Roman settlement. This vast stone heritage is still very much part of Split today, with shops, markets and cafés nestled in the wonderful maze of ancient alleys. Take a tour or independently explore the lively Piazza dei Signori with the 15th century Town Hall, the inner court of the ancient palace, the Temple of Jupiter and the beautiful Cathedral, originally built as Diocletian’s mausoleum.
Day 16 - Dubrovnik
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic maritime city of Dubrovnik is one of Croatia’s most interesting destinations and an incredible city to just walk round. Take a walk around the old ramparts for stunning views, and explore the beautifully restored streets within to see the scars that tell tales of wars and the nation’s battle for independence, with the aid of several historic monuments and interesting museums. Late this afternoon we return to the ship for a cruise of the city’s impressive 15th century harbour.
Day 17 - Scenic cruising
Day 18 - Lipari, Italy
This morning we cruise the legendary Strait of Messina and circumnavigate Stromboli, the small volcanic Aeolian Island which has been in almost continuous eruption for at least the last 2,000 years. We reach Lipari for the opportunity to explore this, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, renowned for the clear-blue waters and incredible landscape of fascinating volcanic rock formations and laid-back towns. Within Lipari Town, you can find the impressive Castello and the interesting Museo Archaeologico Regionale Eoliano at the Old Castle. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 19 - Cagliari, Sardinia
Sardinia’s historic capital is set picturesquely between sea and mountains. Climb up from the modern harbour to explore the upper town's old quarter - dominated by a medieval castle and cathedral and protected by walls nearly 1,000 years old, relax by one of the lovely beaches or take a scenic journey to discover the wildlife or the archaeological site of Nora, a city developed by the Phoenicians and Romans.
Day 20 - At sea
Day 21 - Cartagena, Spain
Cartagena’s natural harbour has been appreciated by civilizations for millennia. There are many places to choose to visit here - explore incredible Roman remains from the grand amphitheatre to the House of Fortune Museum, the former home of a prosperous Roman merchant. Or head up to the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. It is also a fabulous town for Modernist architecture, designed by students of Antoni Gaudi.
Day 22 - At sea
Day 23 - Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon can be explored by many ways - take a cruise along the River Tagus to sail past the medieval part of the city, hop on the old yellow trams that rattle over the city’s hills to many of the city’s great attractions, take a coach tour or simply wander on foot. Whichever way you choose, be sure to visit the Belém area with its beautiful monument and tower which stand as reminders of the city’s role in Portugal’s voyages of exploration and subsequent wealth.
Days 24-25 - At sea
Three days to enjoy at sea as we sail towards Southampton.
Day 26 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.