Cultural Gems & Fortified Cities of Western Europe

11 Days
Copenhagen to Lisbon
From (CAD)
$ 10,005
Dates & Pricing

2023 Copenhagen > Lisbon

European Culture & Coastlines

From candy striped lighthouses and thatched rooved cottages, to towering chalk cliffs and abundant wildlife, the western coast of Europe is steeped with diversity, culture and history.
As you travel down the Atlantic coast, immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Sylt Island and be struck by its pastoral scenery, lush meadows with grazing cows and the ever-present thatched roofs. Cruise to the peaceful Isle of Wright and take in its picturesque beaches and historic houses. Wander the cobbled streets and medieval buildings of Saint-Malo in France's northwest before cruising to the natural, untamed beauty of the Cíes Islands off the Spanish coast. Savour the seafood and tawny port of Leixões and explore its coastline before reaching the heart of Portugal, Lisbon.
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11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Welcome to Copenhagen. Step on board Scenic Eclipse and toast the start of your exploration of western Europe with your Captain and new friends.   

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or taste the exquisite wines. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sylt Island, Germany

    Boasting meadows with grazing cows, thatched roof cottages and vast beaches with candy striped lighthouses, you are sure to fall in love with Germany’s northernmost island. This anchor shaped island is an incredible mix of bustling activity and peaceful seclusion, featuring a landscape that ranges from flowering heathlands to majestic cliffs, and a rich and vibrant culture. Enjoy your day at leisure.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board and choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cowes, United Kingdom

    This Georgian harbour town is home to one of the world’s longest running sailing regattas. A waterfront lined with vintage sailing boats; the peaceful Isle of Wright is the former residence of the British royal family. Stroll through the vibrant town, composed of independent boutique shops, explore the beaches or maybe partake in some water sports. Take a stroll around its towering chalk cliffs, golden sandy beaches, rolling rural vistas, and lush marshland, and you will soon see why Queen Victoria says that is ‘impossible to find a prettier spot’.


    Enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful island, or join a walking tour of Old Shanklin village. Alternatively, visit the Royal Osbourne House, built as a summer residence for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Saint-Malo, France

    Built on a rock standing in a naturally defensive position, Saint-Malo is best known as being a breeding ground for privateers. This resilient walled city has been an important stop for many over centuries. 


    Join a guided walking tour of Saint-Malo, or sample oysters in the picturesque fishing village of Cancale. Alternatively, explore Dinard, known for its cobblestone streets and medieval charm. 


    Walk to the village of Dinard and see why it’s known for Belle Époque villas and vast beaches. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Douarnenez

    Located on the tip of the French region of Brittany, discover a city that is known for its breath-taking landscapes and scenic coastal villages. With a bustling quayside, this attractive town will captivate you with its craft workshops and fisherman cottages as you explore the narrow streets. This town of contrast and colour owes much to sardine fishing, which have been carried out here since the Roman times.


    Explore the history of Douarnenez, the colourful quaysides and authentic boats or visit the medieval village Locronan. Alternatively, join a tour to Concarneau, a walled city, and enjoy a tasting of local sweet products.  


    Walk to the village of Les Plomarch and see why it continues to inspire artists.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At Sea

    Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Vigo

    Sail to Vigo, located in the Galicia region near the north Portuguese border. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the city has Celtic ruins, beaches and a cathedral that is a sacred place of pilgrimage for millions of Christians around the world. 


    Explore the beauty of Southern Galicia during a sightseeing tour or learn the history of Santiago. Alternatively, visit the gardens at Quiñones de León Palace or taste local Albariño wine. 


    Enjoy paddling along the calm waters while admiring the incredible landscapes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Leixões, Portugal

    Discover the unique historic treasures of Porto. Located on the Douro river estuary, this metropolis shares its name with one of Portugal’s best-known exports, Port wine. Known as the commercial centre of northern Portugal, it is a city of baroque splendour. Explore this colourful city boasting houses decorated in Portuguese tiles, Gothic cathedrals, fado restaurants and amazing food. Stroll through the winding alleys, see the public street art, greet the friendly locals, hear the rickety tram, and feel the breeze off the Atlantic.


    Uncover the history of this charming city and visit a traditional port wine cellar or discover the city’s heritage and enter the impressive Palacio da Bolsa. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or explore the coastal town of Averio.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lisbon

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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