Heritage & Traditions of Western Europe

11 Days
Lisbon to Dublin
From (USD)
$ 9,533
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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Vigo, Spain > Cies Island

    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. This afternoon, arrive at Ceis Islands, a national marine-terrestrial park and some of the most beautiful islands in Europe, you will soon see why the Romans named them ‘islands of the gods’. Surrounded by crystalline waters, these islands have no cars or hotels, which makes Scenic Eclipse the perfect way to visit. Watch the waves crash upon the shore, explore one of the many hiking trails, or relax and bird watch.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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