Western Europe Cruises
Let us take you to top destinations like Lisbon, Paris, Porto, and more.
Cruise to athe fascinating cities, towns and villages of Western Europe. Learn all about the dynamic cultures and get to know the warm friendly people that live along the Western European coastline. See the iconic art works and architecture that inspired so much of the modern world. Western Europe promises a highly rewarding cruise experience.
France, Spain, Portugal and much more are likely to be on your itinerary. This fascinating region is home to some of the most spectacular and varied tourist attractions in the world such as the Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and others. With its variety of languages, cultures, sights and climates, Western Europe delivers a diverse range of highly enjoyable and unique experiences throughout the year, making the continent increasingly popular with cruise enthusiasts worldwide.
Make the most of your overnight stay in the renowned Bordeaux. Known for its production of wine, the city also boasts fantastic architecture and beautiful squares such as Place De La Bourse.
- Lisbon - Lorient
- Southern Europe,European Rivers,Western Europe
Make sure you go up to the top of the Pico de Arieiro on Madeira, there is a great restaurant with spectacular views.
- Lisbon - Barcelona
- Southern Europe,Western Europe,Canary Islands,Africa,Mediterranean Sea
This great itinerary includes an overnight stay onboard in Amsterdam. make sure you visit the city's enlightening museums like the Anne Frank House!
- Hamburg - Southampton
- European Rivers,Northern Europe,Western Europe,British Isles,Benelux, Europe (River)
Southampton is a historical port city located in Hampshire county, southern England. A popular city in its own right, with attractions including the Tudor House, the stunning gardens of Mottisfont Abbey, and more, most of its appeal is held in its status as your gateway to the metropolis of London. Most cruise lines visiting Southampton will start or end their cruise here, or will offer excursions to explore nearby London. There you can enjoy everything from history to culture, cuisine and everything in between. The Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and a whole lot more await.Highlights of Southampton and London
- Visit the innovative and engaging SeaCity Museum in Southampton
- Enjoy a magical day in Warner Brothers Studios in London, hugely popular with Harry Potter fans!
- Frequent London's Madame Tussauds to come face-to-face with the worlds most influencial figures..
Portugal's capital is one of Europe's oldest cities, and offers tourists a diverse and interesting cultural activities. The Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos were recorded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Lisbon has many interesting buildings, parks and museums and also hosts the annual jazz festival 'Jazz em Agosto'. Saint George castle comes highly recommended, as it offers a spectacular view of the city. In addition, you must try the Portuguese cuisine. Try one of the city's famous dishes, the cod is a particularly loved dish.Highlights of Lisbon
- Experience a night like never before with the nightlife of Barrio Alto
- View the city in a different perspective from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
- Explore the ancient district of Alfama experiencing its beauty and history
Amsterdam is a European cultural hub, known for its diverse culture and laid-back attitude. Canals criss-cross the city, and boat tours are a great way to explore. However modern the city may be today; the capital city of the Netherlands offers an abundance of historically significant sights. The Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum offer an unrivaled collection of artworks, while a visit to Anne Frank’s House is sure to provide an unforgettable insight into the dark history of WWII. Whether explored by day or by night, a trip to Amsterdam promises to offer something for everyone.Highlights of Amsterdam
- Discover the history of the city by visiting the Anne Frank House
- Be sure to sample little Dutch pancakes also known as poffertjes
- Explore Amsterdam on foot by taking a walking tour from Dam Square
Valletta has about 6,500 inhabitants and is the smallest capital in the EU. Since 1980, the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thanks to the ring of bastions surrounding the city, Valletta is one of the best secured cities in the world. The Grand Master's Palace is surely one of the most magnificent sights of Malta. The St. John's Co-Cathedral, Fort St. Elmo, the Auberges as well as numerous museums, many of which deal with Malta's history are among the most noteworthy buildings.Highlights of Valletta
- Visit the breathtaking 'Parliament Building'
- Explore the 'Barrakka Gardens and Saluting Battery' Park
- Be sure to dine in the 'Harbour Club'
Monte Carlo is a city of the rich and famous, but also offers numerous attractions for regualr tourists. The Duke's palace high above the city, the casino and the Botanical Gardens are just a few of the highlights. AS Monaco is one of the most successful football clubs in the French League and a Formula 1 race takes place each year around the streets of the tiny nation.Highlights of Monte Carlo
- Take an evening stroll through the Japanese Gardens
- Explore the oceanographic museum of Monaco
- Enjoy a performance at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Málaga, with approximately 569,000 inhabitants, is the sixth largest city in Spain. Due to the favorable climate of Malaga, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Iberian Peninsula. Several museums and buildings characterize the city. From the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress from the 11th There century to the Catedral de la Encanacíon to the birthplace of painter Pablo Picasso, Málaga has much to discover and admire.Highlights of Málaga
- Be sure to visit 'Alcazaba' castle
- Explore the beauty of 'Catedral de Malaga'
- Enjoy on evening at one of Malagas beaches
The capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin showcases the best of Irish heritage, with layers of history from its 9th century Viking past, booming 18th century Georgian times, scars of early 1900s rebellions to modern groundbreaking infrastructure. Walk the grounds of Ireland’s oldest university, have a few scoops in Temple Bar, or learn how to pour your own perfect pint in the famous Guinness Storehouse. Whatever you decide to get up to, memories of your trip to Dublin will stay with you forever.Highlights of Dublin
- See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, or wander the grounds of Phoenix Park
- Have a pint and some grub at an Irish pub
- Tour the 26-hectare Guinness Storehouse
Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of Majorca and stretches along the bay of Palma along the south coast of the island. The Gothic cathedral La Seu is the main attraction of the city. With its beautiful beaches Palma de Mallorca is a very popular tourist destination. To get around the old town, you will go through many staircases and narrow streets. A sight definitely worth a visit is the King of Spain palace.Highlights of Palma de Mallorca
- Palma's world famous La Seu gothic cathedral
- The Old City where you will find small, quaint museums and galleries as well as the town hall.
- The Arab Baths (Banys Àrabs) dating back to the 11th centruy
Funchal is the capital of the island of Madeira, the Pearl of the Atlantic, known for its many exotic flowers. The origin of the name comes from the discovery by the Portuguese. When they arrived there, the islanders grew a lot of fennel. The city can look back on a nearly 600-year history. Explore the Levada, artificial watercourses, which pump rain water from the north and the center of Madeira to the farms in the south.Highlights of Madeira:
- Take a cable car ride to the Botanical Gardens
- Climb the Pico de Arieiro and enjoy great views form the restaurant on top
- Sample the exotic fruits, unique to Madeira, such as their small bananas and custard apples
Gibraltar lies at the western entrance to the Mediterranean to southern Europe and is bordered by Spain and Morocco. The British Overseas Territory is divided into three parts; The Old City (North Town) is characterized by numerous historical buildings, including the Moorish Castle dating from the 8th Century. In the second part, Southtown, there is the Europa Point. The third part is home to the famous monkeys.Highlights of Gibraltar
- Visit Gibraltar's main sight the incredible 'Rock'
- Take a glimpse into the past in the WWII Tunnels
- Stroll through the amazing Alameda Botanic Gardens
Rotterdam, with around 590,000 people, is the second largest city in the Netherlands. It also one of the three cultural centers in the country. The city is the known for its skyscraper skyline and its many museums, festivals and events.Highlights of Rotterdam:
- The Markthal, opened in 2014 is a covered market with the piece of artwork in the world on the ceiling.
- Picasso's "Sylvette" is on display to the public for free.
- See the very unique Cube Houses, a showcase of modern design and technology from the late 70's, are on display to the public
Cologne is located in the German state of Nord Rhine-Westphalia and enjoys a great location along the Rhine River. Cologne has much to offer visitors outside of the renowned Gothic Cologne Cathedral, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over the whole city from the tower of the Cathedral. Cologne is also home to the Schokoladenmuseum which allows visitors to learn about the process of making chocolate while also offering delicious samples. Cologne also has a love-lock bridge of its own located by the Cathedral, where many visitors come to add the the collection of padlocks while taking in stunning views of the River Rhine.Highlights of Cologne
- Visit the impressive Cologne Cathedral
- Sample delicious chocolate creations at the Chocolate Museum
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery down by the Rhine River
Cadiz is situated on a peninsula in the south of Spain. Do not miss the cathedral from the 18th Century. From the towers you have a great view of the city. In addition, you should visit the old bath house, the Plaza de Mina, the Church of the Holy Cross, with foundations dating from the 13th Century and the Holy cave paintings visit. In many bars and cafes you can taste typical Spanish dishes and watch the hustle and bustle on the streets.Highlights of Cádiz
- Plaza de San Juan de Dios and the Old Town Hall
- Plaza de San Francisco and San Francisco Church
- Gran Teatro Falla
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and is fast becoming a European cultural capital. The city is well-known for its connections to the Titanic. The impressive Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 and charts Belfast's rise as an industrial superpower, and showcases the huge slipways where the vessel was built. Belfast City Hall, open since 1906 stands at the centre of the city and on sunny days the surrounding grounds become a popular picnic spot. Wander the waterfront to discover Belfast's stunning Victorian architecture and great spots to eat, drink and listen to music.Highlights of Belfast
- Experience Titanic Belfast
- Visit St George's Market on a weekend where there is a different theme every day
- Savour a beer in the Crown Liquor Saloon - a historic Victorian masterpiece
EU West & Atlantic Islands
A cruise to Western Europe and the Atlantic Islands opens up a diverse range of cities and landscapes. The Atlantic Ocean and its islands span from Northern Europe all the way down to the Southern Hemisphere, with clusters of islands and post colonies of a bygone era.
The Faroe Islands
Up North lie the Faroe Islands, one of Northern Europe’s most hidden treasures, situated between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean and northwest of Scotland. This archipelago nation comprises of 18 islands and has a length of 113km. The Faroe Islands were discovered by Vikings from Western Norway and soon became a fortified area of trade. With an abundance of unspoiled scenery and natural wildlife, the Faroe Islands are truly a birdwatcher’s paradise (just don’t forget to pack binoculars and sunglasses!). On a cruise to the Faroe Islands you will have to see Tórshavn, one of the world’s smallest capital cities, yet not one to be missed. Tórshavn makes for the perfect shore excursion with its charming atmosphere and fascinating history from centuries past. Many cruises to the Island also take in the beauty of Iceland and its own unique environment.
To the east of the Atlantic Ocean lie the British Isles, where there is no shortage of charming towns, rolling green hills and enchanting castles. Cruises to Edinburgh offer you the chance to explore the cultural heart of Scotland, home to stunning Georgian architecture and cobble-stoned streets. After exploring the wonders of Scotland, be sure to stop off in London and check out this iconic city’s unique landmarks. Get a bird’s eye view of London from the spectacular London Eye, and take a tour of England’s rich history by visiting the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. Across the sea you can cruise to Ireland’s thriving capital city, Dublin. Visit impressive castles, view Dublin’s most historic buildings and sights and enjoy a pint at the Guinness Brewery.
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