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Discover Cape Verde and the Canaries

19 days from £2,199 per person

Hop between a string of sun-soaked islands on this memorable 19-day voyage. Sip sweet wine in Madeira and discover the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote. Stops at two Cape Verde islands - Santiago and São Vicente - allow you to experience the archipelago’s unique blend of Portuguese, Brazilian and African culture. Your cruise is bookended by days on the Portuguese mainland - wine-fuelled Porto on the way out, historic Lisbon on the way back.

Including...

  • 18 nights cruise on Balmoral
  • 53 meals: 18 breakfasts (days 2-19) 17 lunches (days 2-18) 18 dinners (days 1-18)
  • Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
  • £150 per person onboard credit
  • Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
  • 3 formal nights
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • Port taxes

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Day 1 - Southampton

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Southampton. Embark Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 2 - 3 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 4 - Leixões (for Porto), Portugal

It’s just a short journey from Leixões to Porto, one of Europe’s loveliest cities. Perhaps head for the historic Ribeira district, following cobbled streets down to the glimmering waters of the Douro. Stop off at one of the wine cellars along the way for a tasting of some locally produced ports. The fortress-like cathedral is a highlight, with its romantic 14th century cloister and traditional blue-and-white tiles.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 5 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 6 - Funchal, Madeira

We’ll arrive in Tenerife’s cosmopolitan capital late morning, with the rest of the day and evening to explore. Take in the city’s sights (colonial churches, shady plazas, the baroque Palacio de Carta) or perhaps venture further afield to the island’s sandy beaches and whitewashed towns. For wide-angle views across the island, you might like to take the cable car up Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife

We’ll arrive in Tenerife’s cosmopolitan capital late morning, with the rest of the day and evening to explore. Take in the city’s sights (colonial churches, shady plazas, the baroque Palacio de Carta) or perhaps venture further afield to the island’s sandy beaches and whitewashed towns. For wide-angle views across the island, you might like to take the cable car up Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 8 - 9 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 10 - Praia, Cape Verde

Today, we’ll arrive in Cape Verde, a volcanic archipelago scattered some 400 miles off the African coast. Praia, on the island of Santiago, is the archipelago’s capital - and a great introduction to this unspoilt destination. 
Get an insight into Cape Verde’s history at the Archaeology Museum or in nearby Cidade Velha (a UNESCO-listed former slave trading outpost), or admire the Portuguese-style architecture in the old town centre. As the islands enjoy balmy temperatures all year round, you might like to spend a few hours at one of the beaches.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 11 - Mindelo, Cape Verde

São Vicente island showcases some of the archipelago’s most spectacular landscapes. Island tours can take you to see its vast volcanic valleys and jagged peaks, including the highest point on the island, Monte Verde. 
If you’d prefer to stay in Mindelo, you could wander around the African market or the atmospheric historic quarter. Look out for the scaled-down replica of Lisbon’s Torre de Belém - you could be seeing the original in just a few days’ time.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 12- 13 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 14 - Arrecife, Lanzarote

We’re back in the Canaries today as we moor up in the bustling port of Arrecife. The port’s two castles, built to protect against invading pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, house the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of International & Contemporary Art. Both are worth a visit. 
Alternatively, head out to explore more of Lanzarote. Walk on the lunar-like lava fields of Timanfaya National Park, or step inside the quirky lava caves of Jameos del Agua, created by local artist and architect César Manrique.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 15 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 16 - Lisbon, Portugal

Spend today exploring Lisbon on foot, by tram or even by tuk-tuk. Spread over seven hills overlooking the estuary of the River Tagus, the streets here are lined with baroque churches, seafood restaurants and bakeries turning out trays of delicious pasteis de nata (custard tarts). Just along the coast in Belém, you’ll find the Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the sail-shaped Discoveries Monument and the (full-size) Torre de Belém.

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 17 - 18 - At sea

Balmoral (3T+)

Day 19 Southampton

We arrive back in Southampton early this morning, disembarking after breakfast. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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Discover Cape Verde and the Canaries

19 days from £2,199 per person