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Taking a small ship cruise is the best way to understand how Europe is a tapestry of cultures set on the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and centuries-old cities. Central European rivers like the Rhinethe Danube, and the Seine Rivers. In  the Mediterranean, the storied remnants of ancient Greece, the beaches of Croatia and Spain, and classical cities of Italy are far more intimate on a small cruise ship. In Spain and Portugal, the Douro River takes travelers up a river lost in time.  In the northern countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland, you'll experience a completely different culture, based around the colder annual temperatures. In addition to the British Isles, these countries make a great starting point for Arctic expeditions too.
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Cruise through Amsterdam
  • Tour Cologne, Germany
  • Visit Rüdesheim
  • Explore Lucerne
Activities: Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region. Also visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its …
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Douro Wine Museum, Portugal

Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise) - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amavida
  • Explore Porto's historic old town
  • Taste Portugal's wines
  • Visit Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
  • Hike through Vega Terron, Spain
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start your adventure with 3 nights in the enchanting city of Porto and learn more about its rich history while visiting sites such asPalacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images …
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Prague City and the Charles Bridge at Sunset

The Legendary Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Explore Prague's museums
  • Stop at the Brewery Museum
  • Visit romantic Vienna
  • Sightsee in Budapest
Activities: Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start your voyage with historic Prague, also called “the City of a hundred Spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns …
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Landscape of Novi Sad, Serbia

Gems of Southeast Europe

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Sample wine in Villány
  • Visit Belogradchik Castle
  • Hike to Rock-Hewn Churches
  • Discover mythical Transylvania
Activities: Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your Danube River vacation with two nights in the enchanting city of Vienna, then take a 7-night cruise to Bulgaria, and end with one night in Brasov and two nights in Bucharest. Explore one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders,the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron …
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Walking in Santorini

Southern Cyclades

Athens to Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Explore beautiful Rhodes
  • Visit Halicarnassus
  • Discover breathtaking Santorini
  • Ride a donkey to a lookout point
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Star Flyer brings you closer to unique island cultures, ancient treasures, and the breathtaking beaches of Greece on a spectacular 8-day cruise. History-lovers can seek out ruins, both ancient and from the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Shoppers can have a field day in the stores and galleries, …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island

Split to Dubrovnik

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Splendid
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Visit the island of Hvar
  • Wander the streets of Kocrcula
  • Tour historic Dubrovnik
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the hidden treasures of the Dalmatian Coast on this 8-day voyage. M/S Splendid slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there. There are cities which thrive on their legend. Explore the wild beauty and pearls of the …
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Waterways of Libourne

Taste of Bordeaux (Wine Cruise)

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadolce
  • Visit the Atrium
  • Tour Arcachon
  • Explore the Castle of Roquetaillade
  • Enjoy wine tasting
Activities: Land & Sea, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Amadolce and enjoy 2 nights in Bilbao and 2 nights in San Sebastian leading up to a 7-night roundtrip Bordeaux cruise, followed by 2 nights in the Loire Valley and 1 night in Paris.  On your roundtrip Bordeaux cruise enjoy one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, …
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A view of Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
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Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Land in Santorini's port of Fira
  • Visit Rethymnon port & Knossos city
  • Explore the peaceful town of Chora
  • Discover the palace of Agamemnon
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the wonders of Classical Greece, Athens, and the Acropolis in this 8-day exciting voyage aboard the M/Y Harmony G. Explore the beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaelogical isle of Delos. Tour through Crete, the largest and southernmost …
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Fields of tulips stretch as far as the eye can see

Tulip Time Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Visit a family-run tulip farm
  • Discover charming Delft
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • Enjoy the famous Keukenhof Gardens
Activities: Biking, Local Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
This magical 10-day adventure offers you 2 nights in Amsterdam, followed by a 7-night cruise through The Netherlands & Belgium in the spring, traveling round-trip from Amsterdam. Visit Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour or bike ride. Enjoy an exclusive …
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The colorful streets of Spain

Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, and Flamenco

Seville Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS La Belle de Cadix
  • Sail across the Guadalquivir River
  • View a traditional equestrian show
  • Explore Jerez, the capital of wine
  • Visit the charming city of Granada
Activities: River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the wonderful landscapes and the exclusive charm of Spain on this incredible 8-day cruise. EnjoyGranada, a city famed for its beauty. Explore Seville with its art and enchantment that have left their mark on this radiant city, consistently delighting travelers. Visit Cadiz and delight …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik

Mediterranean: Venice to Dubrovnik

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Admire Venice's beauty
  • Discover Piran's medieval charm
  • Observe Ravenna's architecture
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities: Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy the best of the culture, traditions, and monuments that make the Mediterranean coast one of the most visited destinations in the world! Experience spectacular panoramic views and taste the most exquisite wines accompanied with some typical homegrown and homemade snacks. Join us on an …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.

A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Iceland - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.

Scotland's Highlands and Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Lord of the Glens
  • Sail through Loch Ness
  • Visit medieval abbey ruins
  • Hike in spectacular Cuillin Hills
  • Discover ancient standing stones
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
The only expedition of its kind, explore Scotland as few people have on an encompassing and enchanting Scotland voyage. Walk among ancient stone monuments, weave your way through ruins of fantastic castles, and stroll through a sacred abbey. Learn the legacy of 1,300-year-old clans and visit the …
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Walk through the vineyards of Europe

Port Wine & Flamenco (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amavida
  • Discover Porto
  • Take optional excursions
  • Visit Quinta de Avelada
  • Tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Activities: River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Travel to Porto to embark your ship and begin to traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and …
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Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice

Venice, the Lagoon Islands, and the Po Delta

Venice Roundtrip - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Michelangelo
  • Explore a pilgrimage town
  • View the romantic setting of Verona
  • Hike through the Euganean Hills
  • Visit Burano, a fishing island
Activities: Biking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take an in depth tour of Italy's lagoon and Po Delta on this 6 day cruise on board the MS Michaelangelo. Visit a small pilgrimage town full of artistic treasures, 'Santo' basilica, World Heritage Sites, Doge's Palace, and Lagoon islands. This short cruise is a great introduction to …
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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam

Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Join a guided tour through Cologne
  • Take a bike ride along the Rhine
  • Hike through Rudesheim
  • Board a boat for a scenic cruise
Activities: Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time …
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Immerse yourself in the romance of Italy

From the Canals of Venice to the Stones of Athens

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
  • Tour the medieval city of Dubrovnik
  • Relax on an Ionian Islands beach
  • Sail through the Corinth Canal
  • Walk through ruins on Delos
Activities: Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
From Corinth to Athens, sail in the footsteps of the Greek Gods and discover their most remarkable legends as well as their sumptuous dedicated temples. Discover the heart of the Cyclades, a string of islands scattered on the azure waters of the Aegean Sea like precious gemstones. Sail in the …
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Athens Acropolis
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Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galileo
  • Dine at traditional Greek Tavernas
  • Tour a local winery in Santorini
  • Explore Delos's archaeological site
  • Walk through Syros
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Jewels of the Cyclades cruise showcases the Aegean Islands known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal sea. Visit well-known places on this 8-day cruise on the Galileo, such as Santorini and Mykonos and off-the-beaten-track islands such as Paros and Folegandros. …
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