UK - Verona - Lake Garda
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Verona. Transfer to Lake Garda and the Palace Hotel Desenzano (4T), for three nights. A light supper is included on arrival.
A natural source of thermal water has drawn people to the south bank of Lake Garda for millennia. Still a popular destination today, our tour shows us some of Sirmione’s great legacies. Spend time exploring the impressive ruins of Grotto of Catullus, a huge three-storey Roman villa, and the magnificent Scaligera Fortress, one of the best preserved fortifications in Italy. Return to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure, and maybe a stroll along the picturesque shore.
Enjoy a free day on the banks of Lake Garda.
Day 4 - Lake Garda - Venice (overnight)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before we depart for Venice to board Azamara PursuitSM (5T).
Day 5 - Venice
Experience Venice, one of the most captivating cities in the world. Tour the city’s cobblestone streets and countless bridges, or explore the canals on a water taxi or gondola. As you make your way through the city, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to sample delicious Veneto wines, purchase the world-renowned glass produced on the island of Murano, or people watch in Piazza San Marco. We sail later this evening.
Day 6 - Pula, Croatia
Pula is a gem relatively undiscovered by most modern-day travellers, but it was popular with invaders since it became an important port for the Romans, who have left a plethora of magnificent monuments to discover, including the incredible colosseum, the only one in the world to still have a complete circle wall.
Day 7 - Korcula
The isle of Korcula is said to have been founded by a Trojan hero in 12th century BC, and was the birthplace of Marco Polo. Spend your day wandering within the medieval walls of the Old Town, where towers and monuments reflect its Venetian past; visit the Marco Polo Museum and climb the steps of the Bell Tower of St Mark’s Cathedral for spectacular views; then refresh yourself with a glass of local wine and cheeses.
Day 8 - Dubrovnik
From the moment you step within the stone walls that protect Dubrovnik, you’ll understand what makes it so special. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is adorned with charming squares and centuries-old red-roofed buildings. Walk the thick stone walls, reinforced with towers, for a spectacular view of the city, or visit one of the city museums to learn about the 'Homeland War' of the 1990s or the historic pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery.
Day 9 - Kotor, Montenegro
UNESCO-listed Kotor is filled with churches, shops, bars, restaurants and hidden piazzas (the latter are perfect for enjoying Montenegrin wines like the red Vranac or dry white Krstač). It is also filled with cats, left from the town’s old seafaring days, and now an unofficial symbol of Kotor. The entire city is surrounded by stone, with Mount Saint John towering over one boundary, and towering ancient walls protecting the others, separating the town from the sea.
Day 10 - Corfu, Greece
Corfu is one of the most popular Greek Isles for good reason. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Town in search of handcrafted treasures, and visit the stunning Achillion Palace, a 19th century neo-classical palace known for its beautiful gardens and statues. Maybe while away they day on a sandy beach in town, or head out on a leisurely driving tour that showcases the island’s most beautiful spots.
Day 11 - At sea
Day 12 - Santorini
Fira, the whitewashed capital of Santorini, clings to the rim of the caldera 900 feet above the sea. Take the cable car or climb the 588 steps from the port to the town. Hike to nearby Oia, a quintessential Greek village. Or head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town of Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied (and explosive) past.
Day 13 Piraeus - Athens - UK
We disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.