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.
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.
Day 4 - At sea
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.
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.
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.
Day 8 - At sea
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.
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.
Day 12 - At sea
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.
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.
Day 15 London Tilbury
After breakfast this morning, disembark Aegean Odyssey and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.