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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
11 Dublin, Ireland
Disembark in Dublin after breakfast, taking away memories
of a truly unforgettable experience. Meal: B.