Great Seafaring Nations

From Barcelona to Amsterdam, immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal.

13 Days
Barcelona to Amsterdam
From (GBP)
£ 5,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Barcelona > Amsterdam

From Barcelona to Amsterdam, immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal.
Seafarers and storytellers Immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal. Cruise to northern France and visit the coast of Brittany and the battlefields of Normandy. Wander the canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings of Bruges and taste the famous chocolate before concluding your journey in Amsterdam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D21E
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Barcelona

    Fly from the UK to Barcelona for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports are available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona, where a world of wonder awaits as you’re warmly greeted by your crew on board and toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your 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 try a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Málaga

    Lying on the Costa del Sol, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world.

    Uncover the secrets of the historic city centre including the Picasso Museum or visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, explore the village of Mijas Pueblo.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery guided bicycle tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Seville

    Docking right in the heart of Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia, will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively choose to visit historic Córdoba.

    Discovery: Take a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Marvel at your private performance of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Seville

    Enjoy time at leisure to explore Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lisbon

    Discover Lisbon’s cobble-stoned streets, ancient ruins and white domed cathedrals.

    Explore this pretty city with your local guide or visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the historical importance of this seafaring nation. Art lovers will delight in a guided tour of the Gulbekian Museum which houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto

    In the historic World Heritage-listed town centre see the Roman, Medieval and Baroque influences of this picturesque town on the Douro River.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, from a class in Scenic Epicure to an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Brest

    The historic naval port of Brest, on the coast of Brittany has a history shaped by monuments, military heritage buildings and museums each a testament to the past.

    Take a walking tour of the historic town centre or visit the National Botanical Conservation Centre, the second largest in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Cherbourg

    Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. You may choose to discover the intriguing history of the port of Cherbourg and see the man made sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville dating back to 1510 with its impressive gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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.

    Discover the cobblestone streets and small canals of the city on a walking tour or visit the medieval town of Ghent. Alternatively, sample delicious Belgian specialities on a culinary tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Amsterdam > UK

    Your cruise ends this morning. After breakfast, say farewell to the crew, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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