Explore the delightful Douro Valley in regal style aboard The Spirit of Chartwell - also known as the ‘Royal Barge’ - the very ship which carried Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee pageant on the Thames. It has now been transformed into an intimate cruise ship, chartered exclusively for small groups of Titan travellers on a leisurely seven-night journey along Portugal’s beautiful River Douro. Sailing between the coastal city of Porto and the Spanish border, you’ll enjoy included visits to picturesque towns, monasteries and palaces along the way, as well as a full-day tour to Salamanca in Spain, while your holiday experience will be enhanced by onboard wine tastings, folk shows, cooking demonstrations and informative talks by our guest lecturer. You’ll also have two nights in the nation’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, and on selected autumn departure dates we will have a special day celebrating the grape harvest with the locals. An unforgettable holiday aboard a truly unique vessel!
The Rhine has a plethora of legacies, from the castles and fortresses dotted along its banks to the Black Forest, famed for the classic cuckoo clocks and delicious cherry gateau. We spend time exploring wonderful cities full of highlights that have been justifiably awarded UNESCO status and opportunities to nurture musical intrigue with optional visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, Beethoven’s home and an included string quartet concert. All this is interspersed with relaxing days cruising along the beautiful Rhine and ends with a night in fascinating Amsterdam.
Celebrate Christmas in the county of Kent, named traditionally as the Garden of England, based upon its abundance of orchards and hop gardens. This holiday is centred in Canterbury; once a major focus of pilgrimage, it is now a popular destination for holidaymakers drawn by both the natural beauty and the historical intrigue held within the boundary of old Roman walls. We also visit Leeds Castle, described as the loveliest castle in the world.
A wonderful introduction to the diverse cities and landscapes of Canada, this tour will take you from the French-speaking heartland of Québec in the east across this vast country to British Columbia in the west. Experience the Gallic charm of Montréal and Québec City, perhaps survey Toronto from the top of the vertiginous CN Tower, absorb the history and culture of the nation’s capital, Ottawa and marvel at the awe-inspiring force of nature that is Niagara Falls. You’ll enjoy the serene beauty of Alberta’s Lake Louise and in Banff you will embark on a truly unforgettable railway journey through the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Our journey concludes with a three-night stay in the vibrant city of Vancouver, on the Pacific Coast and there will be plenty of free time, included tours and optional excursions along the way.
We are delighted to introduce this tour to the northern shores of the Adriatic, which are often overlooked yet hold many treasures. Starting with two nights in the must-see city of Venice, with a tour and free time to explore, we follow Italy’s coastline into Slovenia, where we explore the vast Postojna Cave and learn about the country’s very own Robin Hood at Predjama Castle. Continuing into Croatia we experience the undulating Istrian peninsula, including Pula’s spectacular Roman amphitheatre, before heading inland to Zagreb, the young capital with a long history. We balance all this with opportunities to enjoy the local delicacies, tasting wine, beer, olive oil and chocolate on our journey.
Sail along the Rhine aboard the exclusively chartered MS Serenade 1 to visit some of Europe’s oldest towns and cities, each with delightful haphazard alleys to explore. Starting and finishing in Cologne, we take in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former Roman capital of Mainz. The Romans founded many of the destinations on this cruise, leaving fortresses and amphitheatres for us to enjoy, as well as initiating the growth of vineyards which decorate the valleys through which we sail. In addition to included city tours, you may like to visit Beethoven’s House Museum and Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum.
Beginning in the Bavarian city of Passau, this delightful cruise aboard the stylish MS Serenade 1 will take you through Austria’s spectacular Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping to visit Melk, crowned with its famous Baroque abbey and Dürnstein, set amongst the lush vineyards which produce some of Austria’s finest Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wine. Returning to Germany, you’ll discover the medieval treasures of Regensburg before the cruise ends in Nuremberg. Your holiday continues, however, with a two-night stay in the beautiful Czech capital, Prague, with plenty of time to experience the sights and sounds of this truly magical city at the heart of Europe.
Two of North America’s great travel experiences are combined in an unforgettable itinerary. Enjoy the romance of the Canadian Rockies, aboard the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train, from Banff to Vancouver. Explore the scenic coastline of Alaska, enjoying ever-spectacular panoramas; imagine the excitement you will feel observing a wall of ice crashing into the ocean, or perhaps a glimpse of a humpback whale. We explore magical Banff, beautiful Lake Louise, Seattle and Vancouver. There are few places in the world that can be described as truly awe-inspiring; this is one of them.
Untamed, immense and magnificent, the Great Land is a place of astonishing beauty. This fantastic land and sea journey includes a two-night visit to Denali National Park - the jewel in Alaska’s crown and home to moose, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep, grizzly bears and North America’s highest peak, Mount Denali, at more than 20,000 feet high. Then, cruising southwards from Seward to Vancouver, you’ll see monumental natural landscapes and visit diverse ports of call with glacier viewing and extra-long days in port with a multitude of optional excursions to enjoy. Your splendid Holland America Line cruise ship provides fresh, regional cuisine, spacious staterooms and award-winning service - the perfect way to explore Alaska’s awe-inspiring coastline. Finally, an overnight stay in the beautiful waterfront city of Vancouver completes this epic two-week adventure.
On the northern rim of the Alps, countless unspoilt mountain peaks and hundreds of glistening glacial lakes fill the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Within this heavenly area, pretty villages can be found, some only accessible by cable car. This incredible holiday, based in a top-class hotel, includes excursions to admire some of these isolated dwellings and the impressive scenery that surrounds them, which can simultaneously inspire and daunt with gentle green slopes overlooked by imposing rock faces. These are balanced with free days to explore at your own pace with the extensive rail and cable car network at your disposal.
This enchanting cruise itinerary aboard the splendid Azamara Quest® places great emphasis on spending time in each port, allowing you to explore and discover. Amalfi, looking just like the postcard - a picturesque town built into the cliffs overlooking the beautiful blue sea below, and then Taormina, Sicily with its beautiful beaches, historic ruins and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Then on to Kotor and Dubrovnik, two of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic, before the cruise ends with an overnight stay in Venice. Our arrangements then include a three-night stay on the shores of beautiful Lake Garda, including a visit to the charming peninsula of Sirmione.
The influence of the Ancient Greeks on our modern-day world is immeasurable and the Classical Greek culture of the 5th-4th centuries BC in particular is considered by many as the ‘Cradle of Western Civilisation’. Light years ahead in their art, architecture and military presence their legacy remains to this day in several forms, including the outstanding Acropolis of Athens and its Parthenon; the Homeric city of Mycenae; Delphi - site of the Oracle; and the tomb of Philip II highlighting the great military might of the Kingdom of Macedonia. Those that occupied Greece in the following centuries also left their mark and many UNESCO-protected examples of the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian empires can be seen, including the fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio and the Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki. This superb itinerary takes in many ancient highlights, fine natural wonders - including the Meteora monasteries perched on high-rise sandstone formations - and time is also allowed to explore the modern cities of Athens and Thessaloniki at your leisure.
Be mesmerised by the Algarve’s delightful coastline and inspired by Andalucia’s wonderful cities on this voyage to Portugal and Spain. Sail from Southampton to Lisbon, Portugal’s capital situated over seven picturesque hills; the charming town of Portimão; and the unforgettable Spanish city of Seville, bursting with historic charm, grand boulevards and alleyways. Continue by cruising the scenic Guadalquivir River to the birthplace of Picasso, Málaga, attractive for its glorious coastline and beautiful Moorish structures; the unique city-enclave of Ceuta; and the city of Vigo, gifted with not only the dramatic Atlantic coastline but also one of the finest natural ports in the world.
An incredible adventure aboard the Aegean Odyssey begins in Seville, thought to be founded by Hercules 3,000 years ago. The largest city of Andalucia, Seville displays a charming history including the 15th century Cathedral of Seville, 12th century Almohad mosque and Seville's Royal Palace Alcazar. You’ll continue to the wonderful Moroccan cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez and Tangier exploring magnificent treasures such as the magnificent Hassan II Mosque - the second largest mosque in the world - and the 12-acre botanical Majorelle Garden. Sailing on to Málaga you will experience marvellous excursions to unique charms including the famous Picasso Museum and Alhambra Palace.
This superb holiday visits two of Scandinavia’s grand capitals, Stockholm and Copenhagen; perfect for culture lovers and history seekers. Walk through cities that offer a treasure trove of architectural and sophisticated treats as well as an abundance of museums, including exhibitions dedicated to Stockholm’s Alfred Nobel and Copenhagen’s Hans Christian Andersen, and bathe in the countries’ spectacular scenery and unreserved hospitality. We take a break from the city bustle with an excursion to Denmark’s magnificent Frederiksborg Castle and take a relaxing train journey between the two cities with glorious sights across verdant land.
There can be no region of the world where the contrast between ancient and modern is more pronounced and enthralling than Arabia. In scarcely more than half a century, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have undergone an unparalleled transformation from peaceful fishing villages to dynamic, futuristic metropolises - cities that owe little to history and everything to wealth, imagination and breathtaking audacity. Yet in Oman, the Emirates’ neighbour, echoes of the past are inescapable. This is the legendary land of Sindbad and the age-old frankincense trade, of dramatic fortresses and aromatic souqs. Titan’s tour takes in the very best of Arabia, ancient and modern, along with the scenically spectacular but little-visited Musandam Peninsula, the so-called ‘Norway of Arabia’.
This exceptional two-week cruise into the heart of Europe takes you from the characterful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, to Vienna, sailing along the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube rivers through some of the most celebrated landscapes of the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. You’ll explore historic towns and cities such as Cologne, Koblenz, Cochem and Frankfurt and spend time strolling through the cobbled streets, castles and palaces of picture-postcard Bavarian towns including Bamberg and Würzburg before sailing onwards to Austria, enjoying the natural beauty of the Wachau Valley on the way to the nation’s majestic capital.
This festive break is centred in Llandrindod Wells, right in the heart of Wales, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a host of historic attractions. Enjoy the range of leisure facilities at your spa hotel and take an excursion to Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall, adorned in traditional Victorian Christmas decorations.
Celebrate Christmas exploring the Sicilian city of Palermo and its surrounding beauty. Admire historic towns, remarkable monuments and glorious culture, all of which are accentuated even more by festive decorations, twinkling lights and the joyful atmosphere present this time of year. This holiday visits Monreale, a historic town decorated with fine mosaics and an iconic 12th century cathedral; Palermo itself - Sicily’s glorious capital renowned for both ancient and modern architecture; and Segesta, a remarkable ancient Greek temple. A highlight will likely be a tasting of Sicily’s mouthwatering festive treat, torrone, before being viewing traditional nativity scenes in the heart of the beautiful village of Custonaci.
Portugal has many gems largely unnoticed by tourism, so we are particularly pleased to offer this opportunity to enjoy the very best of this stunning area. As you walk through towns comparable to Italy for the vast amounts of marble fashioned into stunning palaces, you can do so with a relaxed air, avoiding vast crowds and taking your time to take the perfect photo. Whilst your days are spent exploring beautiful towns full of tales of adventure, chivalry and lost love, your nights will be spent in carefully preserved historic castles and religious houses, creating a succession of memorable moments.