Western Europe & Scandinavia - cruise & land journey

22 Days
Lisbon to Copenhagen
From (USD)
$ 16,541
Dates & Pricing

2022 Lisbon > Copenhagen

Tour Map
Tour Code:
OEB1
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Copenhagen

22 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. Welcome to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen, surrounded by seven hills. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many pretty multi-coloured wooden buildings, a short way from your Special Stay residence for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Bergen

    During the Middle Ages, Bergen was Norway’s major seaport, as well as its capital, a legacy that can still be seen today. You will have the opportunity to discover Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most celebrated composer and pianist.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private piano concert at Edvard Grieg’s concert hall, Troldsalen.

    Freechoice

    Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, take the tram to Fantoft to explore the Fantoft Stave Church. The old church burned down in 1992, but it has since been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect a style of construction that is unique to Norway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Bergen > Lofthus

    Lofthus is known as the orchard of Hardanger region, due to its unique position overlooking the majestic Folgefonna glacier. Your overnight Special Stay is complete with fjord views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Lofthus > Oslo

    Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau, and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Oslo. A metropolitan capital with forests and fjords, Oslo is a modern and diverse city. Check into your hotel for your two-night Special Stay.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House on a private backstage tour with a specialist guide. Breathe in the beautiful views from the rooftop while enjoying a glass of wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Oslo

    From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey across Europe, looking for land and trade. Discover their amazing history during your visit to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums honouring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram polar ship. Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the museum you will be able to step on board the ship and see how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arctic and the Antarctic.

    Enrich

    Enhance your art knowledge with an art specialist at the Munch Museum. Explore one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, home to over half of Munch’s paintings, including ‘The Scream’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Oslo > Stockholm

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the trendy Swedish capital, Stockholm. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looking proudly out onto the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. The graceful architecture, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Stockholm

    Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You will discover the City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings; you will also see the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum located on the island of Djurgården, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628. This evening enjoy a highlight dinner at Fem Sma Hus, a mixture of Swedish cuisine with a French touch, in a stunning historical setting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Stockholm > Copenhagen

    Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. From its humble origins as a fishing village, to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire, to its current position as one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history can be discovered in its sumptuous palaces, copper-roofed town houses and atmospheric cobbled squares. Soak up the atmosphere of this modern and diverse city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Copenhagen

    This morning, tour the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, an elegant Renaissance castle built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of magnificence, royal art treasures, the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. You will also get to see the delightful courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

    Freechoice

    Take an iconic cruise and see the city’s many attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the impressive Black Diamond Library and the Little Mermaid, while gliding along the canals. Alternatively, visit the Tivoli Gardens.

    This evening you will savour every morsel at your welcome dinner at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Copenhagen

    Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen taking many wonderful memories with you.

    The itinerary on this page is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour 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 cruise features
  • 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
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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