Day 1 - London Tilbury
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Tilbury, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late night sailing.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Day 5 - Portimão, Portugal
Portimão is a pretty town renowned for its locally sourced seafood and streets of traditional homes, shops packed with local produce and charming cafés ideally located to watch the world go by. Head to Praia da Rocha, the bustling waterfront area of Portimão, to enjoy a beautiful stretch of beach with golden sands, rocky cliffs and glorious waters. Nearby is the marina with multi-coloured buildings and gorgeous scenery.
Day 6 - Casablanca, Morocco
Enjoy a full day in Casablanca. Its old Arab quarter, the Old Medina, is where this city first began. It is a great place to explore - old stone houses and an abundance of tiny shops sit on winding passageways. The contrasting art-deco arcades of downtown Casablanca arose from the French administration a century ago, adorned with arabesque twirls. Of all the elements of modernisation - the chic bars and stylish restaurants - the most successful is the city’s famous landmark, the beautiful Mosque of Hassan II, built a little further up the coast on a rocky outcrop to accommodate a staggering 25,000 worshippers inside, and a further 80,000 in the courtyard. Outside the city centre, the Jewish Museum is equally fascinating and the only one of its kind in the Islamic world, documenting Morocco’s Jewish landmarks and ancient synagogues.
Day 7 - Agadir
Morocco’s main beach resort, Agadir, was rebuilt next to the ruins of an ancient town destroyed in an earthquake in 1960. Little remains of the ancient Kasbah, but you can reach the 16th century city walls on a local bus. Despite the young age of the new city, there are plenty of interesting sights to find, including the Musée Municipal, which offers an insight into the pre-earthquake history of Agadir and the Berbers, the original inhabitants of Morocco.
Day 8 - Arrecife, Lanzarote
Lanzarote has drawn visitors for centuries with its warm climate and ideal location on the route between Europe and the New World. Arrecife’s port is dominated by two castles; Castillo San Gabriel was built in 1590 to ward off pirates and now houses a museum which tells the fascinating story of the original inhabitants of the island; and Castillo San Jose, built to provide employment and alleviate poverty on the island following volcanic eruptions in the 1730s. As a result it became known as the Fortress of Hunger, and now holds an excellent restaurant.
Day 9 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is also well known for the glorious year-round sunshine and abundance of golden-sand beaches, but the extensive historic architecture of the largest city in the Canary Islands can keep you occupied during your time in Las Palmas today. Be sure to visit Plaza Santa Ana where, in the shadow of the grand cathedral, stand bronze statues of the legendary dogs for which the Romans named the islands.
Day 10 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting visitors for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.
Day 11 - Santa Cruz, La Palma
La Palma’s small, yet pretty capital city is one of the Canary Island’s true gems. Home to colonial-style architecture, churches, palaces and many inviting beaches, Santa Cruz is very typically Canarian. The historic quarter contains stunning palaces, sumptuous merchants’ houses and the grand town hall, built during the reign of Phillip II. There are also magnificent religious buildings, including the Renaissance-style Church of El Salvador.
Day 12 - Porto Santo - Funchal, Madeira (overnight)
Pretty Porto Santo is situated just 27 miles from Madeira and has been described as ‘Madeira’s sandy little sister’, thanks to the gorgeous and exceptionally long beach stretching along the south coast. We spend today here, before sailing to the island of Madeira itself and its capital, Funchal, where we dock overnight.
Day 13 - Funchal
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a lovely climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Wander the best parks and gardens, some of which are not too far from the waterfront or for nature enthusiasts and keen bird watchers, a hike through the Laurel Forest is recommended.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 - Lisbon, Portugal
Palaces, churches, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges stretch across the seven hills of Lisbon. As well as the beautiful cloisters of Jeronimous Monastery, the ornate Belém Tower and the grand remnants of St George’s Castle, there are many fascinating museums from contemporary art to archaeology, to choose from today. Classic yellow trams take the strain of the winding terrain of Lisbon’s finest districts for a small cost. Maybe take a break from sightseeing in an art nouveau café, refuelling with delicious pastries - the custard tarts are renowned in Lisbon.
Day 16 - Leixos (for Porto)
Pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs, neo-classical buildings and wonderful Baroque churches ascend the banks of the River Douro, linked by Porto’s well-trodden narrow streets. Dominating the centre of the city is the fortress-like hulk of the cathedral, which is worth visiting for the views alone, and hidden amongst the lanes is the wonderful Livararia Lello; now as much as a tourist destination as a bookshop, it has retained the charm of a bygone era. Porto is, of course, famous for the much loved fortified wine and the cellars of the different makers can be visited along the waterfront. On the ground floor of the Museu Romantico is the Port Wine Institute, where port is served with great ceremony. If you would rather stay closer to our ship, remain in Leixos to explore the beautifully ornate and medieval old city, soak up the culture and learn a little of its history.
Days 17-18 - At sea
Two further days at sea invite you to unwind.
Day 19 London Tilbury
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.