Wonders of Iberia & Western Europe

13 Days
Barcelona to Amsterdam
From (GBP)
£ 21,510
Dates & Pricing

2021 Barcelona > Amsterdam

Seafarers and explorers

Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain, Portugal, France and the enigmatic Netherlands. From the outset they have always looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, to seek out new cultures and experiences.
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, Spain

    Welcome to Barcelona, where a world of wonder awaits. You will be immersed in a city of fabled architecture and boundless culture, before being transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your Mediterranean cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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 try a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Malaga

    Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and one of the oldest cities in the world.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.

    Discovery

    Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Malaga on a bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Seville

    On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Your ultraluxurious floating resort will dock right in the heart of the city, so you can just step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Seville

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments including the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lisbon, Portugal

    Arrive in Lisbon, the de facto capital of Portugal and home to the one-time most powerful seafaring nations of the world. Discover the many districts of Lisbon spread over the seven surrounding hills, including the picturesque Alfama district.

    Freechoice

    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 Gulbenkian museum which houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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 export, Port wine.

    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.

    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, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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 areas.

    Freechoice

    Explore the history of Douarnenez, the colourful quaysides and authentic boats or walk around the village of Les Plomarch and see why it continues to inspire artists.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Cherbourg

    Freechoice

    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 manmade sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville dating back to 1510 with its impressive gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Oostende (Bruges), Belgium

    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.

    Freechoice

    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, Netherlands > UK

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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