Exploring the Canaries and Madeira
14 days from £1,699 per person
Unspoilt landscapes. Glorious sun-kissed beaches. Cultural experiences aplenty. Get set for a quintessential experience as we hop between Madeira, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, with stops in mainland Spain and Portugal. Enjoy otherworldly landscapes and vibrant floral displays in Madeira, urban charm in Las Palmas, Roman monuments in La Coruña and endless Atlantic views straight from your ship. Between the sightseeing, you’ll have plenty of days at sea to relax and soak up that Canarian sunshine.
- 13 nights cruise on Braemar
- 38 meals: 13 breakfasts (days 2-14) 12 lunches (days 2-13) 13 dinners (days 1-13)
- 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
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for the journey to Southampton. Embark Braemar (3T+) before we set sail later this evening.
Day 2 - At sea
Today is free as we begin our cruise. Enjoy a hearty breakfast then take your pick from the variety of activities on board. Show off your general knowledge in an afternoon or evening quiz. Try your hand at bridge, bingo or deck quoits. Or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea to while away your time. Top off the day with a sumptuous dinner or a simple tasty buffet.
Day 3 - La Coruña, Spain
Ancient monuments. Modernist houses. A busy seaport. Relaxing beaches. It’s fair to say La Coruña is varied, which is why we think you’ll love getting to know this seafront city. There’s no better view of the city than from the top of the famed Torre de Hercules, at the far end of the peninsula. This monument is thought to be the only Roman lighthouse to still exist today. Back on solid ground, take a wander through the impressive old quarter, brimming with medieval details. Don’t miss the great Church of Santiago and host of galleries and museums. Flanked with boutique shops and cafés, the seafront promenade makes for a lovely walk.
Days 4-5 - At sea
As we sail towards Funchal, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your days off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoons learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Day 6 - Funchal, Madeira
Welcome to Madeira, Portugal’s sunny outpost. Funchal is the island’s colourful capital, renowned for its balmy climate and incredible display of subtropical flowers and fruit. Nature lovers and bird watchers will be right at home here with some of the best parks and gardens dotted around. Think winding old lanes, wide 20th century boulevards and pretty squares buzzing with activity. Perhaps wander along to see the famous harbour, 17th century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and ancient Funchal Cathedral.
Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Sophisticated Santa Cruz is Tenerife’s bustling capital. Boutiques and art galleries line the winding streets and wide avenues link elegant squares and parks. This good looking and wholly Spanish city is home to brightly painted buildings and quirky shops - the streets come to life with Spanish flair.
Day 8 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Las Palmas is the largest city of the Canary Islands and home to a jumble of historic buildings and magnificent monuments. Vegueta is the oldest part, where Renaissance, Gothic and neo-classical influences are rife. With five first-rate beaches, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax among the palm trees, or perhaps explore the buzzing centre with its eclectic mix of African, Chinese and Indian culture.
Day 9 - Arrecife, Lanzarote
Once a small-time fishing village, Arrecife is now a bustling and vibrant city - yet still more laid back than neighbouring Las Palmas or Santa Cruz. Perhaps take a stroll along the promenade and past the inviting beach. You might like to spend your time here visiting the two impressive castles or the inland saltwater lagoon. Explore the mishmash of boutiques, restaurants and bars in the city’s white-washed backstreets, or simply stop for a sangria and soak up the bustling ambience.
Day 10 - At sea
Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.
Day 11 - Lisbon, Portugal
Europe’s second-oldest capital, Lisbon is a superb mix of the old and the new. Vintage trams clatter through the winding streets of the old city while trendy rooftop bars offer views of the glittering river and beyond. Elsewhere, explore the steep cobbled streets, colourful tiled shop fronts and manicured gardens - just a few of the things that make Lisbon so special. Whatever you do, make sure you leave some time aside to indulge in delicious pasteis de nata (custard tarts). Be sure to get a view of the Ponte 25 de Abril - a bridge similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco - and visit the city’s fascinating museums, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Days 12-13 - At sea
Sailing home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.
Day 14 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast, where your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.