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From Seville to London

This culture-packed itinerary starts with a hotel stay in Seville, with time to explore the city’s sights and nearby Cordoba. You’ll then journey around Iberia, calling in at Lisbon, Porto and Vigo (gateway to the Galician capital, Santiago de Compostela). We’ll cruise inland to the French wine region of Bordeaux, before visiting the port cities of La Rochelle and Honfleur (the latter a haven for artists and poets) and touring the pretty island of Guernsey.

7 included excursions and visits

  • Cordoba
  • Tour of Lisbon; Porto with port tasting; and Honfluer
  • Choice of Santiago de Compostela or Vigo Boat Experience
  • Choice of UNESCO Bordeaux, Panoramic Bordeaux and Wine Tasting or Medoc Vineyards and Wine Chateaux Road
  • Choice of Castle Cornet & Town Walk or Scenic Island Drive

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 12 nights cruise on MV Aegean Odyssey (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • All meals on board the MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All onboard gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff
  • Selected wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner
  • In-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of the staff on board MV Aegean Odyssey
  • International flight to Seville (prices are based on a flight with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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VIP Outbound5

UK - Seville

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Seville. On arrival, you are met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel in Seville


Cordoba

Today we visit the historic quarter of Cordoba, a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mezquita. Visit the most famous monuments of the city, including the Roman Bridge, the Great Mosque, the old Jewish quarter, and walk through the well-known ‘Calle de las Flores’ (street of flowers), a beautiful example of a typical Andalusian street decorated with plants and flowers.


Day 3 - Seville

Enjoy the morning at leisure exploring the city. This afternoon we embark Aegean Odyssey (4T) in Seville.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 4 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 5 - Lisbon, Portugal

This morning consists of a guided tour of Lisbon, taking in the historic Belém Quarter, from where the caravels set sail on their voyage to the New World during the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Belém Tower not only played a key role in historic maritime discoveries but also worked as a defence system from the banks of the Tagus River. Other highlights of the tour include the amazing Alfama Quarter and Rossio Square.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 6 - Porto

Porto is one of Portugal’s most significant cities and one of the oldest European centres. Today we enjoy a tour of the impressive centre, an historic reminder of life in the 18th century when trade was thriving and the avenues, large squares, picturesque homes, medieval streets and stunning palaces - many of which still remain today - were bustling with life. Visit the Romanesque Cathedral and UNESCO-listed Stock Exchange Palace. Cross the River Douro by way of the unique double-decker Dom Luis I Bridge to Gaia to visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the port wine.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 7 - Vigo, Spain

Choose from two included excursions today, a tour to magnificent Santiago de Compostela - one of the most important places in Catholicism, because it is reputed to be the place where St James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried. Or, experience Vigo on a panoramic tour by boat. There are around 3,400 rafts producing mussels throughout Galicia and during the cruise you will enjoy a tasting of some mussels accompanied with Galician white wine.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 8 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Days 9-10 - Bordeaux, France (overnight)

We cruise along the Gironde River, Western Europe’s largest estuary, to Bordeaux, where we dock overnight. On day 10, choose from three excursions: a tour focussing on the UNESCO-listed sights of Bordeaux, including a drive along the picturesque riverfront and a panoramic walking tour of the city’s grand architecture; a panoramic tour and wine tasting in Bordeaux including visits to prestigious wine estates; or visit the Medoc Vineyards and Wine Chateaux Road, located between the Gironde estuary and the Landes forest, with magnificent views of vine-covered gravelly rises as far as the eye can see.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 11 - La Rochelle

This morning we arrive in the coastal city of La Rochelle where you will spend the day at leisure. The city is known for fishing which is reflected in its old harbour Vieux Port and modern Les Minimes marina. The marina is the largest in France for pleasure boats and numerous restaurants and bars line the waterfront. You can enjoy a bite to eat whilst watching over the hundreds of yachts.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 12 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 13 - Guernsey, Channel Islands

Discover Guernsey with a choice of two tours. Take a walking tour of Castle Cornet, originally built on an island and now reachable by a 19th century raised walkway. After your guide has taken you around the key highlights, you will have free time to enjoy the ‘Story of Castle Cornet’ exhibition or explore the castle and some of its four small gardens within the walls. Or, join a panoramic tour of the Island of Guernsey showcasing its beautiful coastline of rocky cliffs and wild sandy bays, with stops to visit the delightful Little Chapel, Rocquaine Bay and Pleinmont Point.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 14 - Honfleur, France

Honfleur has long attracted poets, artists and painters. Today we enjoy a walking tour, roaming the narrow streets lined with timber-framed houses and discovering sites of great heritage including the 15th century St Catherine’s Church, France’s largest timber-built church. Highlights of the tour include the Salt Warehouse, the Lieutenancy - the former residence of the city governor - and the picturesque Old Port, home to colourful old townhouses, local fishing boats and pretty quaysides.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

VIP Inbound

Day 15 London Tilbury

After breakfast this morning, disembark Aegean Odyssey and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Please note: Excursions are subject to change. The deposit due for this holiday is £200pp

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From Seville to London