Europe & British Isles Expeditions

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Expertly crafted coastal European adventures

On Europe's coastlines, captivating seafronts hold little-known wonders, from ancient basalt sea caves and centuries-old monastic settlements to thundering waterfalls and marine reserves teeming with life. Sailing these shores is an invitation to discover both the iconic and unfamiliar, and to gain unique perspectives on the threads that connect histories, cultures, and natural landscapes across this diverse continent. Navigate deftly among windswept archipelagos, through historic canals and winding fjords, and into open water, seeing Europe’s seascapes through the eyes of the explorers who came before. Step aboard one of our small ships and discover new perspectives on timeless treasures.

(9) Europe & British Isles Itineraries

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Duration

10 days
  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug

From

$8,379

Prices are per person

Highlights

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Duration

10 days
  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug

From

$8,379

Top Highlights

  • Circumnavigate the Island of Fire and Ice, from its wealth of wildlife and striking geological formations, to its cultural history steeped in saga and exploration history
  • Explore a variety of landscapes across the island from lava fields, seismic faults, geothermal springs, and thundering waterfalls
  • Hike up mountain trails, kayak in protected fjords, bike through remote villages, or take a Zodiac cruise around a seabird colony

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Duration

12 days
  1. May
  2. Jun

From

$10,887

Prices are per person

Highlights

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Duration

12 days
  1. May
  2. Jun

From

$10,887

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
  • Zodiac into Staffa Island's ancient Fingal's Cave, formed entirely from hexagonal basalt columns (conditions permitting), and observe a puffin colony
  • Walk along Cornwall's scenic cliffside trails, and experience the peninsula's rich history and culture with visits to local producers and country estates

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Barcelona to Basque Country: Tracing History & Culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Duration

13 days
May

From

$21,020

Prices are per person

Highlights

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Barcelona to Basque Country: Tracing History & Culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Duration

13 days
May

From

$21,020

Top Highlights

  • Discover an array of architectural marvels, from the Alhambra in Granada to Lisbon’s 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery and Ronda's impressive Puente Nuevo bridge
  • Explore six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Granada's extraordinary Alhambra palace, the Tower of Belém in Lisbon, and Porto’s old city
  • Learn how cork oak is harvested in the orchards of the Algarve, and explore Galicia's estuaries with local fishermen

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland

Duration

16 days
Jun

From

$16,568

Prices are per person

Highlights

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland

Duration

16 days
Jun

From

$16,568

Top Highlights

  • Sail into Norway’s spectacular fjords and explore secluded inlets and coves by kayak or Zodiac
  • Encounter the Bronze Age ruins and Viking longhouses of Jarlshof, a prehistoric settlement in the Shetlands
  • Discover the unique culture of the Faroe Islands, where residents cling proudly to their Viking heritage
  • Observe nesting seabirds amid the towering peaks of the Lofoten islands
  • Sail past the dramatic sea cliffs of the Faroes to see cliff-nesting puffins, gannets, and northern fulmars

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Crossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta, and Sicily

Duration

12 days
Apr

From

$12,080

Prices are per person

Highlights

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Crossroads of the Mediterranean: A Voyage Through Greece, Malta, and Sicily

Duration

12 days
Apr

From

$12,080

Top Highlights

  • Walk amidst iconic classical ruins like the Parthenon on this fascinating five-country voyage
  • Explore vestiges of Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Talayotic, and Minoan civilizations alongside expert historians and archaeologists
  • Marvel at the transparent blue waters of Malta and hike Crete’s stunning Gorge of Samaria—a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

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Europe & British Isles

Africa

New and Noteworthy

New Egypt, the Greek Isles, and the Suez Canal: Sailing Through Antiquity

Duration

12 days
Apr

From

$9,260

Prices are per person

Highlights

Egypt

Europe & British Isles

Africa

New and Noteworthy

New Egypt, the Greek Isles, and the Suez Canal: Sailing Through Antiquity

Duration

12 days
Apr

From

$9,260

Top Highlights

  • Explore the greatest sights of antiquity: the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Bibliotheca Alexandria, and the Minoan city of Phaestos on Crete
  • Navigate the Suez Canal, an engineering marvel and major trade corridor cut through expansive desert landscapes
  • Discover the mesmerizing beauty of four Greek islands, including stunning Santorini

Atlantic Isles

Europe & British Isles

New Islands of the Azores: Basalt Peaks to Volcanic Vineyards

Duration

10 days
Apr

From

$9,721

Prices are per person

Highlights

Atlantic Isles

Europe & British Isles

New Islands of the Azores: Basalt Peaks to Volcanic Vineyards

Duration

10 days
Apr

From

$9,721

Top Highlights

  • Go whale-watching, follow scenic hiking trails, and learn of the volcanic history unique to the Azores
  • Discover the varied past and the stories of explorers, whalers, and conquerors who all had a part in weaving the tapestry of island history
  • Experience the commitment the locals have to sustainable growth and protecting the natural beauty and ecosystems of the archipelago

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Europe & British Isles

Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

Duration

17 days
May

From

$17,831

Prices are per person

Highlights

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Europe & British Isles

Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

Duration

17 days
May

From

$17,831

Top Highlights

  • Sail into Norway's spectacular fjords and discover the pristine beauty of secluded inlets and coves by kayak or Zodiac
  • Explore the northern fjords and ice-carved narrows, standing on the ship's bow as the captain noses up to towering glaciers and waterfalls
  • Hike, walk, and kayak through stunning scenery and coastal fishing villages

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

Wild Iceland Escape

Duration

6 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

From

$4,644

Prices are per person

Highlights

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Europe & British Isles

Iceland

Wild Iceland Escape

Duration

6 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

From

$4,644

Top Highlights

  • Actively explore Iceland’s pristine fjords and mysterious lava fields on daily hikes, Zodiac cruises, and more while accompanied by a dedicated team of naturalists
  • Delve into the rural history of Iceland at a turf farm or float down one of its glacial rivers in the northern region of Skagafjörður
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the remote Westfjords and watch for humpback and minke whales in the surrounding waters

New for 2024: Iceland with the Family

Iceland is the ideal destination for adventurous families, and we are delighted to announce that we will begin offering our exclusive program for young explorers there in 2024. Join us on a summer departure of A Circumnavigation of Iceland or Wild Iceland Escape and your kids and teens will learn to explore the island’s abundant geological wonders like scientists.

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Expedition Highlights

Explore your way, every day, using first-rate exploration tools such as kayaks and Zodiacs to see Europe’s shorelines up close and at water level. The special experiences we arrange on shore with local experts foster authentic connections to the continent’s modern-day cultures. Our team at the helm of each expedition—from cultural experts and historians, to geologists and naturalists—offers expert insights into Europe’s past to help illuminate its present, and highlights the region’s rich natural history and diverse wildlife.

A National Geographic Photography Expert and a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor (CPI) join each voyage to assist travelers of all experience levels with everything from camera settings to composition. Pick up tips in the field and return home with the photos of a lifetime.

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Exploring Europe Through Music

Music encodes the spirit of place, evoking powerful emotions and opening a doorway into the destinations we visit. In EuropeJacob Edgar, our talented ethnomusicologist, curates exclusive, one-of-a-kind musical performances both on board and on land. Enjoy a preview of these soulful European sounds.

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Follow Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic on Spotify or Apple Music to find Europe playlists specially curated by Jacob Edgar.

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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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