Portugal, Spain & France Mini Cruise

Aboard Scenic | Luxury Cruises

28 May – 03 June 2024

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7 Days | € 2,690 per person

European flavours

An intriguing mix of landscapes, cultures, histories, architecture and cuisines, experience the tales and tastes of a region infused with a rich past and a vibrant future. Western Europe retains its age-old traditions while evolving to incorporate the modernity of the world.

Savour the flavours and history of these dynamic and culturally diverse countries as you travel up the Atlantic coast on an epic adventure. Living history, extraordinary arts and architecture through the ages, and celebrated food and drink – these are the elements that make up Western Europe. Explore the proud heritage of these great seafaring nations, who, from the outset have always looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, connecting cultures and bringing the world together.

Day 1 | Tue, 28 May | Lisbon, Portugal
Welcome to Lisbon, the colourful capital of Portugal and a city with a proud seafaring history. Lose yourself in its cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. This afternoon you’ll board your ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the Captain and crew. Meet the butler and settle in your spacious suite. Join your fellow guests in the Sky Bar for a glass of Champagne to toast the start of your fascinating exploration of Western Europe.  Please book your flight to arrive into Lisbon prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 | Wed, 29 May | Leixões (Porto) (B,L,D)
Discover the unique treasures of Porto. Located on the Douro River estuary, it’s the commercial centre of northern Portugal. The city dates back to pre-Roman times and is the source of the name Portugal and of the
famed port wine. Stroll through the winding alleys, admire grand gothic and baroque architecture, see the public street art, hear the rickety tram, and feel the breeze off the Atlantic.

Freechoice:
Easy Porto City Tour with Gaia Cellar Visit: Experience Porto’s most emblematic places then visit Gaia for a  tasting at the famous port wine cellar Caves Ferreira.
Porto Active City Tour with Palacio da Bolsa visit: Enjoy an active walking tour of Porto’s highlights then visit the Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange).
Guimaraes with Ducal Palace visit: Discover Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal, and visit the 15th-century Ducal Palace.
Hiking tour: Experience a different side of the region on a guided hike, including a cable car ride. Explore narrow streets, admire ancient cathedrals and walk to the edge of the Douro.
Aveiro Tour with Gondola Ride: Visit the coastal city of Aveiro, walk through the historic centre, then board a traditional boat to explore the canals of the ‘Venice of Portugal’.

Day 3 | Thu, 30 May | Vigo, Spain (B,L,D)
Sail north to Vigo, located in the Galicia region just over the border in Spain. Home to the largest fishing fleetin Europe, it dates back to the Middle Ages. The city has Celtic ruins, beautiful beaches and a cathedral thatis a sacred place of pilgrimage for millions of Christians around the world. The seafood is excellent andthere’s a thriving culinary scene with many buzzy tapas bars.

Freechoice:
Vigo Sightseeing & Baiona: Discover the beauty of the marshes of Southern Galicia. Drive up Mount Castroand visit Baiona, an important fishing village with historic monuments.
Santiago de Compostela: Visit the capital of Galicia where a local guide will share the region’s history. Learnthe history of Saint James and go inside the Romanesque Cathedral.
Gardens of the North: Enjoy a scenic drive to Quiñones de León Palace and its famed gardens. Finish with apanoramic tour passing Samil Beach and Bouzas quarter.
Galician Wine Appreciation: Visit Galicia’s premier winery, Agro de Bazan, to sample high-quality wines madewith only the Albariño grape.
Enrich Symphonic Orchestra at Teatro Afundación: Enjoy an unforgettable concert in Teatro Afundación from the 65-person Orchestra Ponferrada y del Bierzo.

Day 4 | Fri, 31 May | At sea (B,L,D)
Today, take some time to explore the ship and familiarise yourself with all the areas on board your new ultra-luxury home. Visit the Sky Bar and outdoor Vitality Pool on Deck 10. Step into the tranquil Senses Spa# onDeck 6 with its steam rooms, saunas, and plunge pool therapy lounges. Stop for a coffee or a cocktail at one of the all-inclusive bars and lounges on board or curl up with a goodbook in the library of the Observation Lounge. At dinner, tempt your palate at one of up to 10 exceptionaldining venues.

Day 5 | Sat, 01 Jun | Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France (B,L,D)
The aptly named Belle-Île-en-Mer (‘beautiful island in the sea’) is the largest island in the French region ofBrittany. The small bays and beaches along the rocky coastline are generally accessible only on foot or bysea. The capital, Le Palais, has an imposing citadel and plenty of cafés along the harbour. The island alsohas a strong artistic tradition – Monet produced 39 paintings of the wild Côte Sauvage while living on theisland.

Freechoice:
Belle Ile Panoramic Tour: A scenic coach tour of the island’s highlights, including Grand Phare, Port Coton,Pointe des Poulains, Kervilahouen and Sauzon.
Belle Ile Eden Garden & Port Coton: Visit Eden Garden where the owner will take you on a guided walk. Thenmarvel at the rock pyramids of Port Coton Needles.
Belle Ile & Oyster tasting: Enjoy a short sightseeing tour before arriving at the famous Castel Clara restaurantfor delicious local oysters paired with a glass of white wine.
Hiking Belle Ile: From Port Jean to Le Palais: Follow your guide on a hike along the wild coast, admiring prettycoves, turquoise water and picturesque ports.

Day 6 | Sun, 02 Jun | Douarnenez (B,L,D)
Located on the tip of Brittany, Douarnenez is set around four harbours. With a bustling quayside, the town willcaptivate you with its craft workshops and fisherman cottages. It owes much to sardine fishing, which hasbeen carried out here since the Roman times.

Freechoice:
The Bigouden Country: Discover the beauty and charm of Bigdouen Country, learn about local history andculture, admire historic villages and wild landscapes.
Douarnenez Walking Tour: Explore Douarnenez on foot, following the unique ‘venelles’ alleyways, visiting theport museum and tasting fish at a local Sardine House.
Hiking Cap Sizun: Hike among the tremendous landscapes of far western Brittany at the wild Cap Sizun, withits sheer cliffs, breathtaking panoramas and peaks.
Tastes of Locronan: Discover the architecture and history of the medieval village of Locronan, then tasteBreton specialities such as kouign amann and apple cider.
Sweet Concarneau: Get away to Concarneau, a typical fishing harbour and a walled city. Taste local sweetswith a glass of cider, then enjoy some free time.

Day 7 | Mon, 03 Jun | Fowey (B)
Disembark in Fowey after breakfast, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please noteguests will be required to make their own transfer arrangements in Fowey.
Please book your flight to depart out of Fowey after 12:00 PM. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guaranteethe voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions forfurther information.

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Travel insurance is not included and needs to be taken out. Covered by the Insolvency Fund. Booking terms and conditions listed at the end of our brochure apply and are taken as being read and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking