Western Europe Discovery

13 Days
Lisbon to Bergen
From (USD)
$ 9,393
Dates & Pricing

2022 Lisbon > Bergen

European flavours

An intriguing mix of landscapes, cultures, histories, architecture and cuisines. The tales and tastes of a region boasting a rich past and a vibrant future, Western Europe retains its age-old traditions while evolving to incorporate the new 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 celebratedcuisine – these are the elements that make up of Western Europe. Explore these great seafaring nations, from the outset their inhabitants have looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, to seek out new cultures and experiences.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101E
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Bergen

13 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.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  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. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or explore the coastal town of Averio.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cíes Island, Spain

    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 - Douarnenez, France

    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. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Fowey, United Kingdom

    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. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cowes

    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. Walk 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’.

    Freechoice

    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

  8. Day 8 - Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

    This artificial harbour reopened to sea traffic in 1957, after ships were purposefully sunk to prevent the port being used during the World Wars. Connected to 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. Zeebrugge is the gateway to Flanders, which is brimming with quaint medieval squares, tree-lined canals, gorgeous architectural facades and world class museums. Also, home to the Flanders Fields, the scene of the First World War for four long years.    

    Freechoice

    Experience Bruges, a medieval city known as the Venice of the North, or enjoy the popular tastes of Belgium, including chocolate, waffles and beer. Choose to delve into the rich history of Ghent or take time to remember those that fought in the First World War in Ypres and the Flanders Fields Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Spend the day and night exploring the intricate canals and narrow lanes of Amsterdam before boarding Scenic Eclipse for its late-night departure. Uncover hidden gems while exploring the canal woven core, from tiny gardens and boutique Dutch homewares, to ultra-niche restaurants. Make sure you watch out for the tens of thousands of bikes rolling by. Being one of the most bike friendly cities in the world, it is the way of life for the locals. This popular city is filled with art and history and experience the true Dutch quality of gezellig, translating roughly to 'convivial' or 'cosy'. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum's, or relax on a canal cruise. Experience the tastes of Amsterdam, or see the dutch country side in Edam and Volendam.

    Discovery

    Join a bike tour on the outskirts of Amsterdam with a local.

    Enrich

    Let the Big Band take you to the swing era with their magical sounds during an exclusive concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Farsund, Norway

    Famous for its abundant birdlife, miles of relaxing beaches, and one of Norway’s oldest churches, Farsund, located in southern Norway, is also known for its exciting pirate history dating back to the 1800s. Spend the day exploring the many well-kept hiking trails, or learning about the history and the role the region played in World Word II. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Farsund and Lista, or journey through southern Norway towars Hidra island and learn the history of the Hågåsen Coastal Fort Battery.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a bike ride through the village of Farsund

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bergen

    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 cruise 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

Pricing & Availability