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The Three Rivers

From London to Lisbon

The romantic Seine, grand Gironde and historically important Tagus make up this wonderful cruise’s trio of rivers. We begin from the Seine, touring either peerless Paris or magnificent Versailles. Along the French coast we reach the Gironde estuary, exploring Bordeaux or the region’s world-class vineyards. Making two stops in Spain, including picturesque San Sebastián, we head for Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Set on the banks of the mighty Tagus, this fascinating city launched many caravel explorations to the New World centuries ago.

8 included excursions and visits

  • Choice of tours to Paris or Versailles
  • Walking tour Honfleur
  • Visit to La Rochelle
  • Choice of UNESCO Bordeaux, Panoramic Bordeaux and Wine Tasting or Medoc Vineyards and Wine Chateaux Road
  • Visit to San Sebastian
  • Choice of A Taste of La Coruña or Santiago de Compostela
  • Porto City and Port Tasting
  • Lisbon City Highlights

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 12 nights cruise on MV Aegean Odyssey (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • All meals on board the MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All onboard gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff
  • Selected wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner on board
  • In-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of the staff on board MV Aegean Odyssey
  • International flight from Lisbon (prices are based on a flight with a leading airline to London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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VIP Outbound2

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 Aegean Odyssey (4T) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Days 2-3 - Rouen, France (overnight)

We spend the day cruising along the River Seine arriving in Rouen this evening, where we dock overnight. The following day you will have the choice of a trip to Paris, where the many sights include the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and of course, the Eiffel Tower, or spend the day at the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most ostentatious Royal residences in the world, with gardens covering some 230 acres and a French Baroque style that is a crowning achievement of 17th century art.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 4 - Honfleur

Honfleur has long attracted poets, artists and painters. Today we enjoy a walking tour, roaming the narrow streets lined with timber-framed houses and discovering sites of great heritage including the 15th century St Catherine’s Church, France’s largest timber-built church. Highlights of the tour include the Salt Warehouse, the Lieutenancy - the former residence of the city governor - and the picturesque Old Port, home to colourful old townhouses, local fishing boats and pretty quaysides.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 5 - At sea

A day spent relaxing at sea on board Aegean Odyssey.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 6 - La Rochelle

This morning we arrive in the coastal city of La Rochelle where you will spend the day at leisure. The city is known for fishing which is reflected in its old harbour Vieux Port and modern Les Minimes marina. The marina is the largest in France for pleasure boats and is home to numerous restaurants and bars lining the waterfront. You can enjoy lunch or just a bite to eat whilst watching over the hundreds of yachts.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Days 7-8 - Bordeaux (overnight)

We cruise along the Gironde River, Western Europe’s largest estuary, to Bordeaux, where we dock overnight. Whilst here, choose from two excursions - perhaps enjoy a tour focussing on the UNESCO-listed sights of Bordeaux, including a drive along the picturesque riverfront where much of the region’s famous wine trading takes place, before a panoramic walking tour of the city’s grand architecture. Or, enjoy a panoramic tour and wine tasting in Bordeaux including visits to prestigious wine estates, where we learn of the process of wine making, explore their fascinating cellars and enjoy a mouthwatering taste of their renowned produce. Alternatively visit the Medoc vineyards and Wine Chateaux Road. The Medoc wine road is located between the Gironde estuary and the Landes forest and provides magnificent views of vine-covered gravelly rises as far as the eye can see. Enjoy day 8 at leisure.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 9 - San Sebastián, Spain

Arrive in Spain’s wonderful coastal city of San Sebastián to explore the historic Parte Vieja district, or take a walk along the famous La Concha Promenade, so named for its long shell-like curve, where the iconic Mirimar Palace and Perla Spa are just some of the sights.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy leisurely time on board as Aegean Odyssey sails to our next destination.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 11 - La Coruña

Choose to join an excursion exploring the city itself, including the impressive Town Hall in the Plaza Maria Pita and historical monuments in the oldest region of the city, before a scenic drive along the waterfront. Complete the tour in the Tower of Hercules, a Roman Lighthouse situated 185 feet above ground with around 1,900 years’ worth of history. Alternatively, you can spend your time discovering Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage city of Catholic significance, where St James the Great is said to be buried.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 12 - Porto, Portugal

Porto is one of Portugal’s most significant cities and one of the oldest European centres. Today we enjoy a tour of the impressive town centre, an historic reminder of life in the 18th century when trade was thriving and the avenues, large squares, picturesque homes, medieval streets and stunning palaces - many of which still remain today - were bustling with life. Visit the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral and UNESCO-listed Stock Exchange Palace, the economic and commercial heart of the city constructed during the 19th century to impress European investors. Cross the Douro River by way of the unique double-decker Dom Luis Bridge to Gaia to visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the port wine.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Lisbon

We disembark and transfer to our hotel in Lisbon for two nights. The remainder of the morning includes a guided tour, taking in the historic Belém Quarter, from where the caravels set sail on their voyage to the New World during the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Belém Tower not only played a key role in historic maritime discoveries but also worked as a defence system from the banks of the Tagus River. Other highlights of the tour include the amazing Alfama Quarter and Rossio Square.

Hotel in Lisbon


Lisbon

A day at leisure to take in more of the wonderful historic sights of Lisbon at our own pace, or join an optional excursion to the city of Queluz, the picturesque village of Sintra and the quaint fishing village of Cascais.


VIP Inbound

Day 15 Lisbon - UK

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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The Three Rivers

From London to Lisbon