Wonders of the Mediterranean & Western Europe

21 Days
Valletta to Dublin
From (CAD)
$ 20,328
Dates & Pricing

2024 Valletta > Dublin

From Andalucía to Dublin

From the Maltese archipelago to the Spanish coast via Sicily, we invite you to experience exceptional moments discovering fascinating sites. Starting in the coastal capital Valetta, board Scenic Eclipse for this journey through Europe and across the Atlantic.
After a wonderful stop on Gozo, an unspoiled island that is home to a megalithic UNESCO listed site, sail to Italy and along the Andalucían coastline. Immortalised in operas and vividly depicted in 19th century art and literature, Andalucía is reminiscent of Spain: a sun-dappled, fiesta-loving land of guitar-wielding troubadours, feisty operatic heroines and Roma singers wailing sad laments. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europe’s gateway to Africa. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco – for much of its history it wasn’t even governed by Morocco. Then set sail across the transatlantic, an extended voyage on the open ocean designed for maximum relaxation at sea. Add a midway interlude in the amazing Azores and stops in Canada and the United States, to complete your dream holiday.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
602M
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Valletta
Return City:
Dublin

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Valletta, Malta

    Welcome to The Fortress City of Valletta. Board Scenic Eclipse and join your captain and new friends and toast the beginning your Mediterranean voyage.

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Gozo

    Gozo is an idyllic Mediterranean island, with green rolling hills of small farms, quaint fishing villages, small coves and sandy, sheltered beaches. Its crystal clear waters invite you to explore. Complete with historical sites, forts and phenomenal panoramas, this sleepy island is just waiting for you to explore it. Gozo has earnt the reputation of being one of the Mediterranean’s top outdoor adventure playgrounds, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a panoramic tour taking in the incredible scenery of Gozo, or learn the history from the Ggantija Temples to the Ta' Pinu Basilica. Alternatively, experience Gozo’s artisan food-making and cottage industries.

    Discovery

    Kayak the crystal waters of the Mediterranean along towering cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Trapani, Italy

    Boasting a long history, Trapani was previously an agricultural centre for the hilltop fortress town of Erice. The city between two seas became a very important centre due to its strategic position. Walk around the narrow streets filled with refined baroque buildings with their typical wrought-iron balconies, picturesque restaurants and antique shops. Visit the unfinished temple dating from 424 BC for excellent views of the countryside and distant coastline. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the preserved medieval town of Erice, or visit the temple of Segesta. Choose a walking tour of Trapani, or discover Marsala and its famous wine. 

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, enjoy a bike tour of Trapani.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Carloforte

    Graceful palazzi, crowded cafés and palm trees line the busy waterfront. Slowly wander through the quaint, cobbled old town, admiring the red-roofed architecture rising amidst the green hillside. Lying just off the coast of Sardinia, Carloforte is the only town of the small Isola di San Pietro. Carloforte boasts a long-standing tradition of wooden boatbuilding, with traditional lateen sail fishing boats still spotted in the harbour.

    Freechoice

    Discover the beauty of the island, or enjoy a cooking class with fresh du paize pasta. Alternatively, visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Mahon

    Known for its British-style Georgian houses and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Mahon is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story.  

    Discovery

    Discover the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ibiza

    Whilst Ibiza is known for its dazzling sunsets and thriving nightlife scene, there is more to this island than meets the eye. Home to beautiful nature and superb beaches, you will also discover archaeological sites and small villages almost untouched by modern life. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Visit a small farm run by a local family where you will get back to the roots making food from scratch in a fun and relaxed cheese making workshop, or discover the medieval charms of Old Town Ibiza, otherwise known as D’Alt Vila, on a narrated walking tour. Alternatively, discover Bibo Park and enjoy a Aloe Vera workshop, or enjoy a beach day in Playa de Talamanca, a long, curved beach with soft white sand and clear turquoise water. 

    Discovery

    Explore the sites of Ibiza on a bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cartagena

    A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena is a delight. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution.

    Discovery

    Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Puerto Banús (Marbella)

    Puerto Banús is known for its luxurious cars, exclusive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, and a luxurious port with sophistication and elegance. Against the backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, relish the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús both by day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.

    Discovery

    Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.

    Enrich

    Witness the authentic flamenco ballet production Carmen. Set in Seville in 1830, this thrilling performance will walk you through many emotions, while giving you an insight into the Spanish culture. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Tangier, Morocco

    At the southern tip of the Mediterranean Sea lies Tangier. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tangier is Europe’s gateway to Africa. Influenced over its history by many cultures and civilisations, Tangier has a strong Spanish influence making it an excellent showcase for Spanish-Moorish architecture.  Known as the white city for its whitewashed houses strewn along the winding streets, Tangier is today a city undergoing significant development and modernisation.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Portimão, Portugal

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lisbon

    Welcome to Lisbon, complete with cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

Pricing & Availability