A delightful no-fly cruise from Southampton to Spain
Undertake a spectacular voyage to explore Spain’s historic, cultural and traditional regions. Your adventure begins by calling at the ancient, palm tree-filled city of Cadiz and then Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso, to explore centuries-old monuments including the outstanding Arab Alcazaba fortress and 16th century renaissance-style cathedral. From the iconic rock of Gibraltar, our cruise continues, sailing down the Guadalquivir River to magnificent Seville, then to Vigo and La Coruña to admire medieval buildings, picturesque palaces and spectacular attractions.
- 14 nights cruise on Braemar
- 41 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15) 13 lunches (days 2-14) 14 dinners (days 1-14)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 3 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.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Day 5 - Cadiz, Spain
Western Europe’s ancient city, Cadiz is decorated with palm trees, aged buildings and ornate churches. Visit the Old Town district which contains the exquisitely-carved cathedral with an unusual orange cupola, and huge stone walls dating back to the 1500s.
Day 6 - Málaga
The birthplace of Picasso, Málaga is a glorious, busy city resting on the golden shores of the idyllic Spanish coastline. Experience the highlights by visiting Alhambra Palace - a beautiful 14th century Moorish palace with exotic gardens - Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba fortress. Wine tasting is also an option while visiting this authentic city; discover the cellars and taste an exciting variety of delicious local wines.
Day 7 - Almeria
Almeria, once a major port of the Islamic Caliphate, is dominated by the ancient Arab Alcazaba fortress and 16th century renaissance style cathedral; both providing the city with a delightful, cultural atmosphere. In the centre there are several museums holding historic and prehistoric Roman, Greek and Iberic artefacts, while outside of the city centre you can discover beautiful dark-sand beaches with rocky coves where you can enjoy Almeria’s warm, sunny climate.
Day 8 - Gibraltar, UK
Gibraltar is towered over by its iconic 1,396 foot ‘rock’. The town is adored by visitors due to its homely feel - having been resolutely British for nearly 300 years - dramatic natural heritage, fascinating political past and glorious Mediterranean climate.
Day 9 - Cruising Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain
Today we cruise the scenic, Guadalquivir River for an early evening arrival into Seville.
Day 10 - Seville - Cruising Guadalquivir River
Having been recognised by UNESCO for its historical and cultural importance, Seville is a perfect place to experience Spanish culture, especially with it being home to Europe’s third largest Gothic Cathedral, where the tomb of Christopher Columbus lies. Located opposite the Cathedral is the Alcazares Reales, an outstanding palace where Royals still take up residence in the upper parts today. We depart late afternoon and sail back along the Guadalquivir River.
Day 11 - At sea
Day 12 - Vigo
This stunning Atlantic coastal city of Vigo has been an important factor in Spain’s maritime industry for centuries as it has one of the world’s best, natural ports. Near the port you’ll find the Cidade Vella, a place of narrow streets, dated fishing houses, Spanish markets selling local seafood and the beautiful Collegiate Church of Santa Maria. You might want to visit the newer part of town which also features impressive monuments.
Day 13 - La Coruña
Located in the Bay of Coruña is a beautiful, busy seaport. An incredible place to explore with medieval buildings, intriguing monuments, modernist houses lining the waterfront and glorious beaches. Visit the city’s spectacular attractions including the Domus museum, Casa del Hombre, the beautiful 60-metre high Torre de Hercules - thought to be the last standing Roman lighthouse - and the old quarter, Ciudad Vieja. Known as the ‘big city’ to locals, the quarter contains a centuries-old Roman Wall which once stood to protect the city, ancient buildings and monuments including the medieval Church of Santiago.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 - Southampton
We arrive back early this morning. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.