From Southampton, sail aboard Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to La Coruña, an intriguing and vibrant city situated on Spain’s north-western coast. Then head towards the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’, Madeira, where you will spend time in Funchal, admiring all the great attractions on offer. Cape Verde is next, with visits to two of its stunning islands; Mindelo and Praia - both offering a unique experience in terms of history and sightseeing. The Canary Islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote will provide relaxing stops before your final destination in Lisbon, Portugal’s finest capital of culture and ancient history.
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.
Day 2 - At sea
A day at sea, giving you time to relax and familiarise yourself with the extensive facilities on board.
Day 3 - La Coruña, Spain
La Coruña is a delightful city of both ancient monuments and modernist houses, which stretch along the coastline. At the far reaches of a small peninsula stands its Roman landmark, Torre de Hercules, said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence. Some Roman remains may be spotted if you wander through the impressive old quarter.
Day 4-5 - At sea
Day 6 - Funchal, Madeira
This morning we arrive in Funchal, the picturesque capital of Madeira. Perhaps explore the famous Botanical Gardens, home to 2,500 exotic plant species from across the world, hike through the Laurel Forest in search of endemic birds and plants, stroll through the historic Old Town or enjoy the delicious local seafood.
Day 7-8 - At sea
Day 9 - Mindelo, Cape Verde
The port city of Mindelo on the volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde, retains many features of its colonial past, and is known for its music, carnival atmosphere and blend of Portuguese traditions and Brazilian style.
Day 10 - Praia
Arrive early into the capital of the Cape Verde Islands, Praia. This is the largest and busiest city benefitting from excellent weather all year round. It’s largely untouched with plentiful resort beaches, vast rock faces and original Portuguese architecture. The Municipal Market, with its vast fish market, is fascinating, as are the well-preserved Governor’s Palace and City Hall - both attractive examples of Portuguese-style architecture.
Day 11-12 - At sea
Day 13 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
One of the Canary Islands’ most picturesque gems, Tenerife boasts colonial architecture, churches, palaces, mouth-watering restaurants, vibrant bars and sandy beaches - there really is so much to explore.
Day 14 - Arrecife, Lanzarote
Arrive in Arrecife, which hosts the largest fishing fleet in the Canary Islands. This city faced constant pirate attacks back in the 16th and 17th century, warranting the need for two castles to be built as a defence. They both still stand today overlooking the harbour.
Day 15 - At sea
Day 16 - Lisbon, Portugal
Spread over seven hills, this iconic city is like no other, boasting a fantastic collection of ancient castles, spectacular bridges, art-nouveau cafes and stunning gardens. Discover the impressive Ponte 25 de Abril which resembles San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Or relax in one of Lisbon’s many cafés and try a pastel de nata - a traditional egg-custard tart. We leave Lisbon late evening.
Day 17 18 - At sea
Day 19 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.