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See the sea side of historic lands

Fall in love with Europe all over again, or for the first time, on our gracious and intimate voyages that explore Europe from a new point of view, bringing you up close—expedition-style. Marvelous itineraries, plus unique and exclusive opportunities, ensure you have a memorable European experience. Navigate European waterways to discover a compelling blend of architecture, art, and history, both medieval and modern. Stroll through historic cities as they reveal the stories and secrets of their past. Discover Europe as its own history-makers and explorers did—from the sea—with our world-renowned expertise to guide you.

(7) Europe & British Isles Itineraries

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

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Length

16 days

  1. Jun

From

$16,920

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Length

16 days

  1. Jun

From

$16,920

Top Highlights

  • Trace a maritime thread around the isles, exploring the wild and beautiful places where Celtic and Viking influences still thrive in local languages and customs
  • Sail around magical Skellig Michael, which is crowned with a seventh-century beehive monastery
  • See the stunning 12th-century Iona Abbey, and Zodiac into Fingal’s Cave in Scotland
  • Explore wild, windswept outer isles; search for whales, dolphins, and seals; and see vast, important seabird nesting sites

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Culture and Cuisine: From Porto to Basque Country

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Length

7 days

  1. Apr

From

$6,990

Prices are per person

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Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Culture and Cuisine: From Porto to Basque Country

Length

7 days

  1. Apr

From

$6,990

Top Highlights

  • Sample fine port wines on a tour of their birthplace, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Porto
  • Spend a day discovering Galicia, collecting mussels with local fishermen, listening to traditional music, and visiting a splendid Galician estate
  • Join a pilgrimage to the medieval cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211, and enjoy local music
  • Discover an array of iconic architectural masterpieces—from the Roman Tower of Hercules in A Coruña to Bilbao's stunning footbridge by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava
  • Explore Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, with its iconic billowing metal sheets, designed by Frank Gehry
  • In St. Jean de Luz, taste Basque pintxos and wines and hear the chords of a traditional instrument called the trikitixas

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

Exploring Scotland’s Wild Isles: Shetlands, Orkneys & Inner Hebrides

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Length

10 days

  1. Apr

From

$12,350

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Europe & British Isles

Exploring Scotland’s Wild Isles: Shetlands, Orkneys & Inner Hebrides

Length

10 days

  1. Apr

From

$12,350

Top Highlights

  • Peer into the past in the prehistoric homes of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands and Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands
  • Ride Zodiacs for a close-up view of the unique geometric basalt columns of Staffa, a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides
  • Join our naturalists on excursions and aboard the ship to watch for puffins, gannets, fulmars, razorbills, kittiwakes, and more
  • Venture to the ruins of Dunnottar Castle, set dramatically on an isolated headland on Scotland’s east coast
  • Travel aboard the state-of-the art National Geographic Resolution, sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, and capture your best photos alongside a National Geographic photographer

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Navigating the Atlantic Coast: Brittany, Wales & England’s Channel Islands

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Length

10 days

  1. Apr

From

$11,320

Prices are per person

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Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Navigating the Atlantic Coast: Brittany, Wales & England’s Channel Islands

Length

10 days

  1. Apr

From

$11,320

Top Highlights

  • With the luxurious National Geographic Resolution—sister ship to the National Geographic Endurance—as your base camp, sail along the picturesque and culturally rich coasts of Brittany, Cornwall, and Wales.
  • Sample culinary specialties including freshly harvested oysters, Bordeaux’s world-famous wines, and Cognac’s renowned eau de vie.
  • In Brittany, experience the historic harbor of Brest, and with a National Geographic Photography Expert by your side, explore charming Dinan, known for its medieval ramparts and half-timbered houses.
  • Discover Land’s End, Cornwall’s peninsula known for its scenic headlands, artists’ community, and intriguing history.
  • Delve into Welsh history at castles built by King Edward or take in the country’s spectacular natural beauty with a coastal walk on the Isle of Anglesey.

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Expedition Highlights

Sail in the wake of Europe’s incredible history as you travel past towering cliffs and glide into ancient fortified ports. Meander through medieval cobblestone streets, stroll breathtaking shores, and Zodiac into rarely-seen hidden coves of myth and legend. Sample local food and drink.  Whichever European journey you choose you are sure to have a dynamic and fully engaged experience of the physical and cultural landscape of the region. Every day offers choices and flexibility, and you can be assured that you will not be herded in large groups through tiny European streets. Be as active, or as leisured, as you choose. Rev up or slow down. It’s up to you.

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When you arrive at climactic points along the way, you'll get there by the grandest of front doors—the sea. This is how people through history came and went, and consequently, Europe’s ports are hubs of vibrance and in many cases, remarkable beauty.

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