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Western Europe Discovery with Scandinavia

Lisbon to Copenhagen - Example 21 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Explore highlights of Western Europe and Scandinavia on this 21-day journey from Lisbon to Copenhagen. Cruise north from Portugal and visit large ports such as Amsterdam and Bruges, as well as smaller gems such as Spain's Cíes Islands and France's Belle-Île. The cruise portion of your journey concludes in Bergen, Norway, from which you'll experience top destinations in Scandinavia: explore the modern culture of Oslo, discover Viking history in Stockholm, and tour spectacular palaces in Copenhagen. This immersive journey lets you experience the intriguing landscapes, cultures, histories, and cuisines of coastal Western Europe and Scandinavia. 
Porto, Portugal Old TownRugged coastlines of the British IslesWander the quaint streets of BrugesParliament building in OsloColorful port of BergenBrightly colored houses decorate the pier.A moment of stillness in CopenhagenStroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
Highlights
  • Explore diverse cities such as Lisbon, Amsterdam, Oslo, and Copenhagen
  • Enjoy relaxing in the stunning natural beauty of Spain's Cíes Islands
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path destinations in the British Isles
  • Bird-watch and hike beautiful nature trails in Norway
  • Learn about Viking naval history and view amazing artifacts in Stockholm
  • Tour beautiful, historic palaces in Copenhagen
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Lisbon, Portugal | Embark

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.

Day 2: Porto, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 center of northern Portugal, it is a city of baroque splendor. Explore this colorful city boasting houses decorated in Portuguese tiles, Gothic cathedrals, fado 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 of the Atlantic.

Day 3: Cíes Islands, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Cies Islands. A national marine-terrestrial park and some of the most beautiful islands in Europe, you will soon see why the Romans named them ‘Islands of the Gods’. Surrounded by crystalline waters, these islands have no cars or hotels, which makes Scenic Eclipse the perfect way to visit. Watch the waves crash upon the shore, explore one of the many hiking trails, or relax and bird watch.

Day 4: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 at one of the exceptional dining venues or taste our curated range of exquisite wines.

Day 5: Belle-Île, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of France’s most beautiful islands, Belle-Île boasts a lush countryside, jagged rocky coastlines, quaint seaside hamlets and pastel-colored homes. It is a mythical destination that has inspired many, including sailors, authors and painters. This pristine location can only be accessed by boat, which means that mainstream tourists are few and far between. Explore the islands rich history and gain a new appreciation of its natural beauty. 

Day 6: St. Mary's, United Kingdom

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Mary’s hosts the Isles of Scilly’s largest island (population 1,800) and is the gateway to the rest of the islands. Lying just under 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the coast of England, the Isles of Scilly are home to rich wildlife covered in green pastures sloping to shimmering white beaches. Hugh Town is the central hub of St Mary’s and with its picturesque beaches, charming shop, winding countryside pathways and coastal wonders, there’s always something new to experience.

Day 7: Cowes, United Kingdom

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This Georgian harbor town is home to one of the world’s longest running sailing regattas. A waterfront lined with vintage sailing boats; the peaceful Isle of Wight is the former residence of the British royal family. Stroll through the vibrant town, composed of independent boutique shops, explore the beaches or maybe partake in some water sports. Take a stroll around its towering chalk cliffs, golden sandy beaches, rolling rural vistas, and lush marshland, and you will soon see why Queen Victoria says that is ‘impossible to find a prettier spot’ than at Cowes.

Day 8: Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This artificial harbor reopened to sea traffic in 1957, after ships were purposefully sunk to prevent the port being used during the World Wars. Connected to 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. Zeebrugge is the gateway to Flanders, which is brimming with quaint medieval squares, tree-lined canals, gorgeous architectural facades and world-class museums. The region is also home to the Flanders Fields, the scene of the First World War for four long years.

Day 9: Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day and night exploring the intricate canals and narrow lanes of Amsterdam before boarding Scenic Eclipse for its late-night departure. Uncover hidden gems while exploring the canal woven core, from tiny gardens and boutique Dutch homewares, to ultra-niche restaurants. Make sure you watch out for the tens of thousands of bikes rolling by. Being one of the most bike friendly cities in the world, it is the way of life for the locals. This popular city is filled with art and history, and the perfect place to experience the true Dutch quality of gezellig, translating roughly to 'convivial' or 'cozy'.

Day 10: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, relax on board and choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa.

Day 11: Farsund, Norway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Famous for its abundant birdlife, miles of relaxing beaches, and one of Norway’s oldest churches, Farsund, located in southern Norway, is also known for its exciting pirate history dating back to the 1800s. Spend the day exploring the many well-kept hiking trails, or learning about the history and the role the region played in World Word II.

Day 12: Bergen, Norway

Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast. Welcome to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen, surrounded by seven hills. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many pretty multi-colored wooden buildings, a short way from your Special Stay residence for the next two nights.


 

Day 13: Bergen, Norway | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
During the Middle Ages, Bergen was Norway’s major seaport, as well as its capital, a legacy that can still be seen today. You will have the opportunity to discover Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most celebrated composer and pianist.


Enrich
Enjoy a private piano concert at Edvard Grieg’s concert hall, Troldsalen.

Freechoice
Journey 320 meters up the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, take the tram to Fantoft to explore the Fantoft Stave Church. The old church burned down in 1992, but it has since been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect a style of construction that is unique to Norway.

Day 14: Bergen, Norway | Lofthus, Norway

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Lofthus is known as the orchard of Hardanger region, due to its unique position overlooking the majestic Folgefonna glacier. Your overnight Special Stay is complete with fjord views.

Day 15: Lofthus, Norway | Oslo, Norway

Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau, and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Oslo. A metropolitan capital with forests and fjords, Oslo is a modern and diverse city. Check into your hotel for your two-night Special Stay.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House on a private backstage tour with a specialist guide. Breathe in the beautiful views from the rooftop while enjoying a glass of wine.

Day 16: Oslo, Norway

From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey across Europe, looking for land and trade. Discover their amazing history during your visit to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums honoring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram polar ship. Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the museum you will be able to step on board the ship and see how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arctic and the Antarctic.


Enrich
Enhance your art knowledge with an art specialist at the Munch Museum. Explore one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, home to over half of Munch’s paintings, including ‘The Scream’.

Day 17: Oslo, Norway | Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the trendy Swedish capital, Stockholm. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looking proudly out onto the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. The graceful architecture, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

Day 18: Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You will discover the City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings; you will also see the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum located on the island of Djurgården, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628. This evening enjoy a highlight dinner at Fem Sma Hus, a mixture of Swedish cuisine with a French touch, in a stunning historical setting.

Day 19: Stockholm, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1 Breakfast
Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. From its humble origins as a fishing village, to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire, to its current position as one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history can be discovered in its sumptuous palaces, copper-roofed town houses and atmospheric cobbled squares. Soak up the atmosphere of this modern and diverse city.

Day 20: Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
This morning, tour the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, an elegant Renaissance castle built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of magnificence, royal art treasures, the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. You will also get to see the delightful courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

Freechoice
Take an iconic cruise and see the city’s many attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the impressive Black Diamond Library and the Little Mermaid, while gliding along the canals. Alternatively, visit the Tivoli Gardens.

This evening you will savor every morsel at your welcome dinner at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

Day 21: Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid a fond farewell to Copenhagen taking many wonderful memories with you.

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Book a trip for your group and enjoy free or reduced air, along with an additional group savings of up to $200 per guest.

For 2023 sailings, Travel with your group, and 1 in every 10 guests will travel for free. On Douro cruises, 1 in every 12 guests in your group will travel for free.

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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

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Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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