Discover how the ship you’re sailing aboard is linked to this glorious string of Atlantic isles. On this fascinating journey we learn of Fred. Olsen’s influence on the export trade from the Canary Islands. Along the way, we stop at five of them, to explore cities, witness amazing volcanic scenery, visit fascinating museums and cathedrals, and relax on gorgeous beaches. Our voyage home takes us via Lisbon, a beautiful and vibrant city on the banks of a mighty river.
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 a late evening sailing.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Day 5 - Funchal, Madeira
Admired by Sir Winston Churchill as inspiration for his paintings, Funchal is an interesting place full of magnificent scenery, local Madeiran wine and beautiful gardens. Travel by cable car from the centre of Funchal to the awe-inspiring garden of Monte where spectacular views will greet you at every turn.
Day 6 - Santa Cruz, La Palma
An early afternoon arrival into Santa Cruz allows you time to explore this compact capital with many gems including beaches, palaces and deep gorges. A tour of the island may take you through spectacular landscapes of laurel forest and the impressive crater of Caldera de Taburiente, one of several volcanoes on this island.
Day 7 - San Sebastián, La Gomera
San Sebastián is a lively, vibrant city that offers much to enjoy including pristine beaches, perfectly-preserved historic buildings and natural parks of jaw-dropping beauty.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Arrive this morning in the Spanish city and port of Santa Cruz - home to evocative, brightly-painted buildings, sophisticated and quirky shops, excellent museums, and a tropical oasis of birdsong, fountains and greenery in the city park - not to be overlooked en route to the beaches.
Day 9 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas is one of this archipelago’s favourite ports, with an array of sandy beaches and volcanic scenery to explore. Your choice of excursion may introduce you to more of the island’s historical sites, such as Columbus House or Santa Ana Cathedral.
Day 10 - Arrecife, Lanzarote
Enjoy exploring Arrecife as we arrive this morning and experience this vibrant, cosmopolitan city full of culture and history located slightly east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for reef and refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie out to sea to protect its picturesque harbour.
Day 11 - At sea
Day 12 - Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive in Lisbon for your final port of call - a city armed with Gothic grit and glamour. Seven cinematic hillsides, overlooking the Rio Tejo, cradle Lisbon's postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals - a captivating recipe crafted over centuries.
Days 13-14 - At sea
Day 15 Southampton
Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.