Heritage & Traditions of Western Europe 2024
 11 Days • 34 Meals
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.

  • Only 228 guests on board (200 in Polar regions) for a truly exclusive experience
  • Spacious all-verandah luxury suite accommodation
  • Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
  • Up to 10 dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys
  • Engaging lecture and education program with onboard experts
  • Dedicated Observation Lounge & Terrace for optimal viewing opportunities
  • Onboard Swarovski Telescopes and in suite binoculars
  • Indulgent Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio
  • Scandinavian inspired outdoor vitality pools
  • State of the art theater for daily entertainment and education program
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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.
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 Cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay Included flight 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: B.L.D.
Day 3  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. OR, 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: B.L.D.
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: B.L.D.
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.

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: B.L.D.
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.

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. Dicovery: Hike along breathtaking cliffs of Cap Sizun. Meals: B.L.D.
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.

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: B.L.D.
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.

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. OR, admire the views from St. Mary’s Garrison. Meals: B.L.D.
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.

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 the12th-century. OR, 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: B.L.D.
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.

Freechoice: Explore the town of Douglas on a walking tour with your local guide, OR, discover beautiful locates and scenery on a photography tour. OR, 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: B.L.D.
Day 11  Dublin, Ireland
Disembark in Dublin after breakfast, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Meal: B.

Days 1-10  Onboard the Scenic Eclipse


 Dates and Rates
Departure Date Deck Cabin Category Per Person Twin
May 28, 2024 5 Deluxe Verandah $7,160
5 Deluxe Verandah $7,160
6 Deluxe Verandah $7,160
7 Deluxe Verandah $7,160
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Passport & Visas Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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