Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany & the Italian Riviera
Day 1 Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Dover, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Days 2-3 At sea
Relax on board as we sail towards Portugal.
Day 4 Lisbon, Portugal
Boudicca arrives in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, this afternoon. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon entrances visitors with its wealth of grand buildings, from Baroque churches and palaces to art nouveau façades and striking contemporary architecture. Perhaps visit the Jeronimos Monastery, the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower, built in 1515 to protect the city’s harbour, or the superb collection of modern art at the Berardo Collection Museum. With its idyllic seaside position and magnificent natural harbour, the capital is also a great place to relax and taste mouthwatering fresh seafood.
Days 5-6 At sea
Enjoy two relaxing days at sea.
Day 7 Mahón, Menorca
Menorca became a British possession in 1713, and the new rulers moved the capital of Menorca to Mahon because of its large natural harbour. The British built Fort Marlborough is worth a visit, while also of interest is the Menorca Museum, housed in a 15th century monastery, which chronicles the island’s history from Roman times onwards, and the Church of Santa Maria, famous for its remarkable four-keyboard organ, built in 1807.
Day 8 At sea
Day 9 Naples, Italy
Discover the artistic Italian city of Naples; the third largest city in Italy, and one of the oldest, is bursting with history, archaeological treasures and a bustling maze of shops, boutiques and open-air cafés. It is also a gateway to some of Italy's richest treasures like the fabled city of Sorrento, or Pompeii and Herculaneum, where the ancient Roman ruins stand preserved to this day, following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Day 10 Amalfi - Cruising Amalfi Coast
Once a maritime superpower, the city of Amalfi on the Gulf of Salerno is small enough for easy exploration. Few historic structures remain after the tragic earthquake in 1343, however the small beach and sunny piazzas offer stunning views of the glorious blue waters and colourful buildings that populate the cliffside. The Amalfi Coast should be on every ‘must-visit’ list and a cruise past its towering mountains, grand villas, lush forests and stunning towns is always a memorable experience, particularly as you sail past the idyllic island of Capri - once home to Emperor Augustus. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 11 Civitavecchia (Rome)
We arrive in the port town of Civitavecchia early this morning, the gateway to Italy’s ‘Eternal City’. Brimming with artistic heritage, historic monuments, ancient churches, and medieval plazas, there is always something breathtaking around the corner. Visit the magnificent Colosseum, the world-famous oval amphitheatre built between 70 and 80 AD, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain, or the Vatican City’s St Peter’s Basilica and Square.
Day 12 Livorno
This morning we dock at the port of Livorno to visit nearby Pisa, a city famed worldwide for the Leaning Tower with an unintended tilt. The city’s icon isn’t the only fantastic monument: visit the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli - a masterpiece of medieval architecture home to a collection of historic monuments; the Piazza dei Cavalieri ‘Knights’ Square’ - home to a number of immaculate medieval structures; and the unforgettable Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - blending Norman, pre-Christian, Arabic and Byzantine styles, this structure dates back to 1604 and is a pleasure to explore.
Day 13 Portofino
Portofino, a beautiful coastal village surrounded by forested hills, is home to a picturesque harbour, a cluster of brightly-coloured buildings lining the shore and glistening waters. Many artists, celebrities and members of the ‘jet-set’ dock their expensive yachts here every summer and they will testify that this pretty sea village is well worth making the effort to visit. Simply relax on the beautiful harbour watching the boats sailing in and out; taste some mouthwatering cuisine served at a tranquil restaurant; or wander the enchanted streets. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 14 Genoa
Roam the majestic city of Genoa, the capital of Liguria and home to glorious architecture. The presence of history is beautifully overpowering when wandering the intertwining maze of narrow streets, between prestige palaces, fascinating museums and galleries and immaculate cathedrals.
Day 15 Sanremo
Sanremo, a lavish Italian Riviera destination, is filled with stunning villas and flourishing, colourful flora. The sunny city stages a number of fascinating events throughout the year including the Sanremo Music Festival and the classic Milan-Sanremo cycling race, which provides the upbeat atmosphere. Relax in the tranquil harbour watching the exquisite boats come and go, or reside on the glorious sandy beach. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 16 At sea
Day 17 Cartagena, Spain
Today we arrive in the stunning port city of Cartagena, adored for its wonderful history and culture. Cartagena was first constructed by the Romans who strategically built the city over five stunning hills to capture the glistening Mediterranean coastline. Some of that outstanding architecture still remains today, including the incredible amphitheatre which dates back to around 100 BC. Discover the impressive natural harbour and the ancient sites during your time here today.
Day 18 Málaga
Spain’s Moorish city of Málaga - the birthplace of Picasso - greets visitors with its golden coastline and displays of history. Be entranced by the authentic atmosphere and mesmerising architecture of the city and visit the incredible 11th century Alcazaba fortress, the Gibralfaro Castle, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city, or travel further afield to the wonderful palace and exotic gardens of Alhambra. You can also visit one of the numerous wine cellars to taste the famous local beverages, or simply rest on the sun-soaked beaches.
Day 19 At sea
Enjoy a day at sea.
Day 20 Vigo
This Galician gem offers something for everyone. Explore the pretty, old quarter and admire the beautiful neo-classical architecture; while sun-seekers will cherish the gorgeous golden-sand beaches which stretch along the city's stunning Atlantic coastline.
Days 21-22 At sea
Spend your final days relaxing on board as we sail home.
Day 23 Dover
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.