Great Seafaring Nations

From Barcelona to Amsterdam, immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal.

12 Days
Barcelona to Amsterdam
From (USD)
$ 9,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 Barcelona > Amsterdam

Seafarers and explorers

Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain, Portugal, France and the enigmatic Netherlands. From the outset they have always looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, to seek out new cultures and experiences.
Immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal. Cruise to northern France and visit the coast of Brittany and the important battlefields of Normandy. Wander the canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings of Bruges before reaching the heart of Holland, Amsterdam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201E
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Toast the start of your luxurious cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or relax with a glass of wine or one of 110 whiskies on offer at the Scenic Bar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Málaga

    Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and one of the oldest cities in the world.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and the gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.

    Discovery

    Maneuver through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Malaga on a bike tour.

     

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Seville

    Docking right in the heart of Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia, will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show.

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Seville

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

     

     

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez, for a tasting. Alternatively choose to visit historic Córdoba.

     

     

    Discovery

    Take a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lisbon

    Discover Lisbon’s cobble-stoned streets, ancient ruins and white domed cathedrals.

    Freechoice

    Explore this pretty city with your local guide or visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the historical importance of this great seafaring nation. Art lovers will delight in a guided tour of the Gulbekian Museum which houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Leixões (Porto)

    In the historic World Heritage-listed town centre see the Roman, Medieval and Baroque influences of this picturesque town on the Douro River.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    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. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or choose to experience a gondola ride in Aveiro.

    Discovery

    Take a guided Scenic Discovery hiking excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities from a class in Scenic Epicure, to an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Brest

    The historic naval port of Brest, on the coast of Brittany has a skyline shaped by monuments, military heritage buildings and museums, each a testament to the past.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the National Botanical Conservation Centre, the second largest in Europe or choose to do a walking tour of Morlaix before exploring the Château de Kerjean. Choose to travel along the Coast of Legends and admire the beauty of this coastline. Alternatively taste some of the famous oysters and Deep Sea wine of Aber Benoit.

    Discovery

    Discover the Crozon peninsula on a hiking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cherbourg

    Freechoice

    Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. You may choose to discover the intriguing history of the port of Cherbourg and see the man-made sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville dating back to 1510 with its impressive gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bruges

    This World Heritage-listed city is a fairy tale town with cobble-stone streets, picturesque canals linking squares adorned with soaring spires, churches, monasteries and medieval buildings.

    Freechoice

    Discover the cobblestone streets and small canals of the city on a walking tour or visit the medieval town of Ghent. Alternatively, sample delicious Belgian specialties on a culinary tour or explore one of the best museums in Europe, ‘In Flanders Field’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amsterdam

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability