Heritage & Traditions of Western Europe

11 Days
Lisbon to Dublin
From (CAD)
$ 12,057
Dates & Pricing

2024 Lisbon > Dublin

European flavours

An intriguing mix of landscapes, cultures, histories, architecture and cuisines, experience the tales and tastes of a region infused with a rich past and a vibrant future. Western Europe retains its age-old traditions while evolving to incorporate the modernity of the world.
Savour the flavours and history of these dynamic and culturally diverse countries as you travel up the Atlantic coast on an epic adventure. Living history, extraordinary arts and architecture through the ages, and celebrated food and drink – these are the elements that make up Western Europe. Explore the proud heritage of these great seafaring nations, who, from the outset have always looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, connecting cultures and bringing the world together.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301E
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Dublin

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lisbon, Portugal

    Welcome to Lisbon, complete with cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Step on board Scenic Eclipse and toast the start of your exploration of western Europe with your Captain and new friends.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Lisbon prior to 02:00 PM.

  2. Day 2 - Leixões (Porto)

    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.

    Freechoice

    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. Choose to explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or explore the coastal town of Averio. Alternatively enjoy a hiking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vigo, Spain

    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. 

    Freechoice

    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.

    Discovery

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France

    Belle-Île-en-Mer is the largest island in the French region of of Brittany. Small bays and beaches along the rocky coastline are sometimes only accessible from the sea. The capital, Le Palais, has an imposing citadel and plenty of cafés along the harbour and in the Place de la République. While living here, Monet produced 39 paintings of the wild Côte Sauvage.

    Freechoice

    Sample local oysters with a glass of wine at the famous Castel Clara restaurant, or explore the La Boulaye Garden. Alternatively, join a panoramic tour of  Belle-Île Island.

    Discovery

    Hike along the wild coast to Le Palais, admiring the coastline comprising of cliffs, creeks and beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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.

    Freechoice

    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. 

    Discovery

    Hike along breathtaking cliffs of Cap Sizun.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Fowey, England

    The ancient port city of Fowey has been an important stop since medieval times, and is now known for its quaint narrow streets, picturesque quays and busy harbour. With centuries old well-preserved buildings, houses perched on rolling hills, and gurgling creeks, Fowey has inspired many authors and painters. The city is said to be the inspiration behind the famous children's book, The Wind in the Willows.

    Freechoice

    Visit Pencarrow House, a lovely historic Georgian house, or explore the Eden Project, the world’s largest global garden.

    Discovery

    Hike along the cliffs and through wild meadows, or choose to kayak in the Fowey Estuary.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    St Mary’s is the gateway to the rest of the smaller isles of Scilly. Only 50 kilometres (30 miles) off the coast of England, the islands are covered in green pastures and white beaches. Wander around the winding paths of Hugh Town, a central hub with many charming shops.

    Freechoice

    Walk to the world-class Tresco Abbey gardens for a guided tour, or learn the history of the Isles of Scilly, exploring archaeological sites. Alternatively, admire the views from St. Mary’s Garrison. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Fishguard, Wales

    Spend a day of exploration in Fishguard, one of the twin towns in North Pembrokeshire, surrounded by the sea, towering cliffs, the Preseli Hills, valleys and ancient standing stones. Wander the town and find family-owned antique and gift shops, galleries, cafés, pubs and restaurants king a warm Welsh welcome.

    Freechoice

    Take a step back in time and explore some of North Pembrokeshire’s most historic locations, from Neolithic monuments, impressive forts, and ancient ruins, or join a walking tour of the picturesque village of St Dogmaels and learn about the rich history dating back to the 12th-century. Alternatively, learn about the famous Battle of Fishguard and delve into the local culture and geological surroundings of Fishguard & Goodwick.

    Discovery

    Hike the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Douglas, Isle of Man

    Beautiful scenery, lush valleys, and jagged coastlines. Isle of Man is a biosphere reserve. Take the time to reconnect with nature, maybe even taking advantages of one of the ‘phoneboxes’, designed for travellers to lock their phone away.

    Freechoice

    Explore the town of Douglas on a walking tour with your local guide, or discover beautiful locates and scenery on a photography tour. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the unique and storied Viking history of Isle of Man.

    Discovery

    Uncover the islands hidden treasures on a hike to one of the Islands less frequented greenways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Dublin, Ireland

    Disembark in Dublin after breakfast, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Dublin after 11:00 AM.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Immersive on shore exploration with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a luxurious yacht experience
  • Up to 4-member specialist Discovery Team to share insights on history and culture
  • Local entertainment in Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art theatre
  • Explore by E-bike
  • Fully kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Range of water sporting activities, from inflatable trampoline to water skiing
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

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