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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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Vltava river and Charles bridge in Prague

Danube Serenade

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Hike up to the Veste Oberhaus
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Linz
  • Discover the scenic Wachau Valley
  • Bike along the Danube River
  • Visit Vienna’s historic city center
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Let the culture, art, and music of Europe’s grand cities and fairytale villages serenade you as you cruise the Danube River. Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture at the Melk Abbey and Vienna’s Klosterneuburg Abbey. Discover places where history is not only portrayed but …
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich

The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Observe the highlights of Zurich
  • Visit the medieval Altpörtel
  • Join an exclusive gondola ride
  • Explore the canals of Amsterdam
Activities: Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin this 12-day adventure along the Rhine River with a two night stay in Zurich, followed by two nights in Lucerne. Embark the MS Amakristina in Basel and cruise towards Amsterdam, making stops in Breisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Cologne. Spend your days …
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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 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. The …
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Traditional architecture in Greece.

Classical Greece

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony V
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades
  • Discover the palace of King Minoas
  • Tour the old quarter of Nafplion
  • Experience archaeological sites
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level: Relaxed
Classical Greece shows Greece at its best: the beautiful white-washed Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Crete - the largest and southern-most Greek Island, and the Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion and their historical treasures. Add to these destinations the less known and quaint …
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Douro River Vineyards, Portugal

Enticing Douro (Wine Themed)

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amavida
  • Visit Lisbon's main sites
  • Enjoy a wine tasting & museum tour
  • Tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
  • Explore Portugal´s northern capital
Activities: Hiking, Local Market, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your European river cruise down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit …
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A castle overlooks the green countryside

Melodies of the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Tour Buda Castle in Budapest
  • Experience wine and music in Vienna
  • Take a guided bike tour in Passau
  • Spend 4 days exploring Prague
Activities: Biking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists as you travel through the beautiful Danube through four European countries on this spectacular Europe tour. Begin your MS Amasonata cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic …
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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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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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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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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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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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St. Stephen's Church, Prague

Europe's Rivers & Castles - From Prague to Paris

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Explore attractive Prague
  • Admire Nuremberg's Gothic churches
  • Visit the medieval city of Wertheim
  • Sail through the Rhine River gorge
  • Discover Trier's Porta Nigra gate
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Local Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start this magical voyage in the enchanting city of Prague, and discover its historic center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square.Disembark in Bamberg for a …
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Porto Cityscape, Portugal

Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise) - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadouro
  • Tour the São Bento Railway Station
  • Sample Bôlas de Lamego
  • Soak up the Douro River
  • Visit the Palacio de Mateus
Activities: Hiking, Land & Sea, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country — the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Visit Porto, the beautiful “City of …
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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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A polar bear and her playful cub.

Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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