Spain & the Algarve
A no-fly cruise from Southampton
Set sail to explore Spain’s true beauty, visiting delightful destinations that offer the best architecture, wonderful monuments and exquisite beaches. Stop at the seafaring city of El Ferrol first - a major shipbuilding and fishing settlement. We cruise down the scenic Guadalquivir River, to explore UNESCO-listed Seville - a glorious town with a beautiful Moorish history, before continuing to other enchantingly-beautiful Portuguese towns including Portimão - with its mouth-watering seafood and sandy beaches - and Lisbon, the city spread out over seven fascinating hills on the north of the River Tagus.
- 11 nights cruise on Braemar
- 32 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12) 10 lunches (days 2-11) 11 dinners (days 1-11)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights during cruise
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
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 Braemar (3T+) in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - El Ferrol, Spain
Northern Spain’s attractive, seafaring city, El Ferrol is renowned for its wonderful lighthouse symbolising the entrance to the city’s harbour and its existence as a major naval shipbuilding and fishing centre. Stroll through the quiet, narrow streets and visit La Magdalena district - an area of national and artistic interest due to its beautiful parallel streets and two excellent squares home to 18th century houses and outstanding modernist style buildings.
Day 4 - At sea
Day 5 - Cruising the Guadalquivir River - Seville (overnight)
We travel along the beautiful Guadalquivir waters until our late evening arrival into Seville, where we dock overnight.
Day 6 - Seville
The glorious town of Seville is a beautiful mix of narrow streets, pretty squares, grand boulevards and Moorish heritage. Highlighted by UNESCO for its historical and cultural importance, the city’s Gothic Cathedral is Seville’s most famous monument. The third-largest church in Europe has a 100m Giralda clock tower once the minaret of the Almohad Mosque, along with being home to the of tomb of Christopher Columbus. Just opposite is the royal palace - the Alcazares Reales - which is still used by Spanish Royals.
Day 7 - Portimão, Portugal
Portimão is Algarve’s centre of the sardine fishing and canning industry, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy the finest seafood. It is also home to pretty streets featuring 19th and 20th century architecture and a busy town centre. The waterfront area of Portimão - Praia da Rocha - is a wonderful place to sit back and relax, with its sun-soaked scenes of golden sands and rocky cliffs.
Day 8 - 9 - Lisbon (overnight)
Our final port of call is Lisbon, where we have two lovely days to explore the city stretched over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus. With a wonderful mix of art nouveau cafés, ancient castles, beautiful palaces and delightful gardens there is plenty to see, and when it comes to museums you will be spoilt for choice - there’s the National Coach Museum, Carmo Archaeological Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art to choose from.
Day 10 - 11 - At sea
Day 12 Southampton
We arrive back early this morning. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.