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From the Tagus River to the Celtic Shores: A Musical Odyssey

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Embark on Le Dumont-d’Urville in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. See two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower, on the banks of the River Tagus. From the port of Leixões, sail to Porto, the capital of the northern region, this 'city of granite' is not only known for its wine, but also for its remarkable historic town center. Head next to La Coruña and Cee, in Spain. Not far from here, visit the site of Santiago de Compostela, a major pilgrimage destination and home to many Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque monuments. Discover the Isles of Scilly, a little archipelago whose landscapes seem to have come straight out of Enid Blyton's famous story. Finally, disembark at Glasgow.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lisbon | Embark
Day 2 : Leixões and Porto
Day 3 : Cee | La Coruña
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Isles of Scilly
Day 6 : Cobh
Day 7 : Dublin
Day 8 : Glasgow, Scotland | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, in the presence of Alain Duault
  • View the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon
  • Explore the historic centre of Porto and the Santiago de Compostela
  • Visit Blarney Castle, an imposing fortress with numerous hidden treasures

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Le Dumont-d'Urville

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Porto Cityscape, Portugal Visit the historic Belem tower near Lisbon Relax with a stunning view of Lisbon Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow Commerce Square in Lisbon at Night

Day 1 Lisbon | Embark

Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometers from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbor, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery, and Belem tower. The Alfama hillside is also worth visiting: known for its fado bars and its Moorish streets, this district is the oldest one of the city and one of the most typical. Not far from there, Chiado’s elegant streets are home to big fashion labels and are an invitation to a bit of luxury shopping.

Day 2 Leixões and Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located at the mouth of the Douro River, the port of Leixões lies less than 10 kilometers from Porto. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic center of Porto is worth a visit for its famous Ribeira district, the metallic silhouette of the Dom-Luis bridge looming over its ancient houses, its richly decorated Baroque churches, and its national Soares dos Reis museum. The São Bento station is also interesting for its typically Portuguese decoration, using Azulejos, blue square ceramic tiles decorated with geometric patterns or figurative scenes.

Day 3 Cee | La Coruña

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cee is located at the end of a bay on the north-western Spanish coast. A stone’s throw from the marina, the maritime promenade is a great place to stroll alongside one of the town's beaches or luxuriant gardens. The center can be reached by a pleasant walk down quaint streets bordered by pines and palms. These streets lead you to the market square with its shops offering a profusion of all kinds of delicious food. You’ll want to dally under the arcades and perhaps be tempted by a slice of bica gallega, a regional cake that’s both moist and crunchy. Try it with a cortado or a machado, two delectable espresso drinks.

La Coruña stands on a peninsula in north-west Spain. As you enter the harbor, see the imposing Castillo de San Antón, which houses archaeological collections from Galicia. In the old town, travel back in time as you meander through the streets from the medieval church of Santiago to the contemporary Domus building, a museum dedicated to human biology and psychology. Brightly colored tramways connect to the waterfront, on one side, Riazor beach, and on the other, the Hercules tower: this lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for its history dating back to Antiquity.
 

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 5 Isles of Scilly

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestling in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, at the southwest tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here, everything resembles a tropical paradise. The long sandy beaches run alongside lush green meadows teeming with semi-exotic flowers, whilst the ruins of ancient castles loom from the tops of the hills. Veritable havens of peace that inspired the legendary Avalon of King Arthur, they are today listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged coastline plays host to wildlife that is as varied as it is exceptional, including the very rare Atlantic grey seal.

Day 6 Cobh

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From the very endearing small town of Cobh, set out to discover Cork, rich with a history that goes back to Viking times. During our visit here, we invite you to take an exceptional trip to Blarney Castle, dating from 1446 and renowned for its legends and its ancient stones. At the end of your visit, do not miss the chance of kissing the “Stone of Eloquence”, located at the top of the monument, which legend tells will confer its powers upon you.

Day 7 Dublin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Irish capital stretches along the banks of the Liffey to Dublin bay, on the East coast of Ireland. Discover Ireland’s warm conviviality in the pedestrian district of Temple Bar. Its cobbled streets are brimming with fabulous shops, pubs and art centers. Next to Trinity College, famous for its 18th-century library, you can stroll along Grafton Street: in one of its famous tea shops, try a delicious scone and clotted cream served hot and melt-in-the-mouth with jam. Not far from here, the majestic O’Connell bridge leads you to the avenue with the same name, on which Spire, a luminous contemporary sculpture presides.

Day 8 Glasgow, Scotland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Glasgow.

Le Dumont-d'Urville

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Notes

In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault.    

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post-cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
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