14 days to revel in Aegean Odyssey cruise fascinating architectural and artistic treasures in western Mediterranean – mv Aegean Odyssey – 06 Jun 2017- departs London Heathrow Airport

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French Riviera & Moorish Spain Cruise with Titan Ocean Cruises

 

Departs: London Heathrow Airport.  on 06 Jun 2017
Days: 14

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From the contemporary artful culmination of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Moorish wonders of the Alhambra in Granada to the medieval city of Carcassonne, this trip will demonstrate to you probably the most entrancing compositional and aesthetic fortunes to be found in the western Mediterranean. Start on the French Riviera in the wonderful city of Nice from where you can set out toward Monte Carlo. In France, you will likewise visit Avignon, home to the wonderful Gothic Papal Palace, and, obviously, the popular scaffold. At that point Aegean Odyssey travels onwards to Barcelona’s current marvels and the Moorish wonder of southern Spain…… . . .. …

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CRUISE SHIP:mv AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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Includes

  • INCLUDING…

    • 2 nights in hotels, 11 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
    • In-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers (Alan O’Cain & Ernest Rea)
    • Portable audio headset system on excursions

    Included excursions and visits: 9

    • Saint-Paul-de-Vence
    • Choice of Avignon’s Papal Palace or Marseilles & Aix-en-Provence
    • Choice of Carcassonne and Narbonne or Montpellier
    • Choice of Velasquez to Miro or Barcino: The Roman City
    • Choice of Valencia City Tour or Panoramic Valencia
    • Choice of Panoramic Malaga and Picasso Museum or Granada & Alhambra Palace
    • Tangier Highlights
    • Seville City Tour
    • Cordoba

    Plus all these benefits:

    • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Free connecting flights from regional airports
    • Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
    • Scheduled British Airways or another leading airline direct flights
    • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
    • Porterage of luggage to/from your cabin
    • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
    • Port taxes
    • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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  • ITINERY & PORT INFORMATION
  • FOOD & DINING
  • ON BOARD ACCOMMODATION
  • ENTERTAINMENT - LOUNGES AND BARS
  • ON BOARD FITNESS & SPA
  • DECK PLANS

French Riviera & Moorish Spain

French Riviera & Moorish Spain map

Day 1 London – Nice, France

VIP Outbound1Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a British Airways or another leading airline flight to Nice. On arrival, you are met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T).

Day 2 Cannes (overnight)

Enjoy an optional full-day tour of superb sightseeing on the French Riviera, including Nice, the ‘pearl’ of the Côte d’Azur, and a breathtaking drive to Monaco for a walking tour, and its glamorous capital, Monte Carlo. Alternatively, opt for a half-day included tour and head to the hills above Cannes to find a stunning contrast to the Riviera’s glittering coast: travel through glorious Loup River canyon to the medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a place beloved by artists and seekers of the extraordinary.

Day 3 Cannes – cruising the Riviera – Marseille (overnight)

We leave Cannes early this morning and enjoy time cruising through the scenic Riviera before arriving in the beautiful city of Marseille in the evening, where we dock overnight.

Day 4 Marseille (Avignon)

There is a choice of tours today: take an historic tour of Avignon, visiting the well-known bridge, Pont Saint-Bénézet, and the Pope’s Palace where we see 14th century wall paintings and the Great Chapel; or explore Marseille and visit Aix-en-Provence, including a walking tour of the Cours Mirabeau. We sail this evening.

Day 5 Sete (Carcassonne)

Choose to explore two leading Roman cities, by taking an idyllic drive through the Languedoc countryside to the medieval town of Carcassonne to see the breathtaking miles of battlefields, 52 towers and strong standing castle. Continue by coach to Narbonne for a delightful three-course lunch and time exploring the first town to be founded by the Romans themselves during the 2nd century BC. Alternatively, you can travel to 10th century Montpellier and Chateau de Flaugergues.

Day 6 Barcelona, Spain

You have a choice of tours in Barcelona, either take a stroll through one of Barcelona’s oldest areas to see extraordinary artist history – including the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Ring and to the National Art Museum of Catalunya; or explore Barcelona’s Roman origins and visit the unique museum hidden under the medieval buildings of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

Day 7 Valencia

We have a half-day excursion to the historic and modern parts of Valencia, including the 14th century church of the Knights Templar, longstanding Serranos and Quart Towers and the city’s new landmark, the City of Arts & Sciences, otherwise recognised as Europe’s biggest cultural-educational complex. Alternatively, you can travel to the Royal Gardens donated to the city in 1903. Alternatively, take a panoramic drive around Valencia that will showcase its outstanding place in the nation’s architectural and cultural history.

Day 8 At sea

We enjoy a leisurely day at sea as we sail towards Malaga.

Day 9 Malaga

There is a choice today: take a trip to Granada, driving through the wonderful landscape of Andalucia – home to endless fields of olive trees and beautiful views – to Alhambra Palace that still stands today with carved stucco walls, honeycomb vaulting, knotted ceilings and outstanding works of art and buildings that have been transformed through the ages. Also visit the Generalife Palace to enjoy its wonderful terraces, flowerbeds, grottoes and beautiful fountains which reflect the Moorish culture. Here, you will also enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant and tour around the city of Granada. Or you can take a panoramic tour of Malaga, before marvelling at the collection within the Picasso Museum.

Day 10 Tangier, Morocco

This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Tangier, visiting the Cape Spartel Lighthouse and the Medina old town. Later, your guide will take you through the Medina, Kasbah and the Mendoubia Park.

Day 11 Cruising the Guadalquivir River – Seville (overnight)

We cruise along the Guadalquivir River to arrive in the heart of Seville this afternoon, and remain here overnight. There will a live Flamenco show on-board in the evening.

Day 12 Seville

Said to be founded 3,000 years ago by Hercules and be the birthplace of Flamenco, this romantic city is a wonderful place to visit. Disembark and enjoy a tour around the astonishing 15th century, Gothic Cathedral of Seville standing on the site of the historic 12th century Almohan Mosque and take a walk through the Old Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz to explore its Moorish courtyards and narrow streets. After your tour, transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Day 13 Seville

Today, experience a cultural and ancient city in Europe, Cordoba. Stroll through the medieval small streets, alleys, squares, and whitewashed courtyards. The tour will take you to the Great Mosque, known for its extraordinary arches that have 1,000 columns of marble, onyx, jasper and granite created from pieces of the famous Roman temple which previous stood on the site.

Day 14 Seville – London

VIP InboundTransfer to Seville Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Food and Dinning on Ship

Dining & bars

We are very fortunate that the areas we sail to have strong culinary traditions, whether in the Mediterranean, Britain or North Atlantic. The gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious style is the inspiration for the restaurants on board Aegean Odyssey. Both our restaurants offer open-seating dining.

Charleston Lounge

The Marco Polo Restaurant is the most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, open for dinner each evening and for lunch on full days at sea.

Enjoy the casual country-club ambiance and a variety of menus inspired by the fresh local ingredients of the areas we visit. We have an open-seating policy and offer complimentary wine with dinner in all dining areas on board.

 With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a seaside restaurant. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner – choose from the grill, hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads and local specialties.

Open in warm weather, you can dine while watching tranquil views of the ocean as your ship sails towards your next destination..

Cabins – Suites and Staterooms Available

Lido Deck

In addition to our Owner’s and Junior Suites, the Lido Deck features 12 Deluxe outside staterooms (Category F) and 6 Premium outside cabins (Category G).

Our sunbathing area and swimming pool are located here, for those rare occasions when you are not wandering around ancient sites. What a perfect opportunity to catch up with fellow passengers and enjoy the afternoon with a refreshing drink at the Lido Bar.

Bridge Deck

The Bridge Deck is home to some of our Deluxe Balcony staterooms, Premium outside cabins (including 10 single cabins), as well as The Bridge.

* Cabins in categories GG, HH, I, II have views partially obstructed by lifeboats, but provide ample sunlight, especially cat. I cabins, featuring double windows.

Belvedere Deck

A range of Premium & Deluxe outside cabins, as well as Balcony staterooms are located on Belvedere Deck, in addition to these areas:

  • Reception Desk, attended 24 hours a day, available for general information, mail and other services.
  • Tour Desk – for all tour-relevant information and services.
  • Internet Centre – ask at Reception for your tokens – to be used either in the Internet Centre or in the wi-fi area in the Observation Lounge.
  • Beauty Salon  – located midships.

Columbus Deck

In addition to cabins in Categories H, J, L, M, Columbus Deck is also where the Medical Centre is located, available 24 hours a day.

The Fitness Studio & Gym offers fitness assessment, one-to-one sessions and a range of classes, including the free daily sunrise classes.

Our recently opened Athena Health Spa is inspired by the Romans with their quest for health and the Far Eastern traditions of massage rituals. We aim to bring the highest quality massage treatments and specialist body therapies to benefit from and enjoy.

Cabin 404 on this deck is a Standard outside cabin for passengers with disabilities.

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This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Observation Deck

The Observation Lounge & Piano Bar are located on the Observation Deck, with glorious views on all sides.

A pianist will play there at appointed times, and it is also a meeting place for bridge players. There is also wireless internet connection available in this area.


Lido Deck

A perfect opportunity to catch up with fellow passengers and enjoy the afternoon with a refreshing drink at the Lido Bar.

Promenade Deck

The Ambassador Lounge, located forward, is where lectures, seminars and entertainment take place.


The Charleston Lounge, serving a selection of international cocktails, is where our pianist and musicians provide a variety of entertainment.

The Terrace Café, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Library with a selection of over 1000 volumes, selected by Blackwells in Oxford, as well as magazines, newspapers when available and a selection of board games.

Boutique/Shop, featuring a wide selection of tax-free designer/logo items.

  • The Fitness Studio & Gym offers fitness assessment, one-to-one sessions and a range of classes, including the free daily sunrise classes.

Our recently opened Athena Health Spa is inspired by the Romans with their quest for health and the Far Eastern traditions of massage rituals. We aim to bring the highest quality massage treatments and specialist body therapies to benefit from and enjoy.

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