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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.

(11) Europe & British Isles Itineraries

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

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Duration

16 days
  1. Jun

From

$17,770

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Highlights

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Duration

16 days
  1. Jun

From

$17,770

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

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Duration

13 days
  1. Apr

From

$21,370

Prices are per person

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Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

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

Duration

13 days
  1. Apr

From

$21,370

Top Highlights

  • Encounter an array of architectural marvels, from the Alhambra in Granada to Lisbon’s 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery, and Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad Guggenheim in Bilbao, and capture your best photos alongside a National Geographic photography expert
  • Explore seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Seville’s Alcázar palace, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the Tower of Belém in Lisbon, and Porto’s old city
  • Learn how cork oak is harvested in the orchards of the Algarve, and collect mussels with local fisherman in Galicia
  • Experience Basque country in the music and culture of northern Spain and the markets of southwest France
  • Discover the works of renowned artists including Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, and Richard Serra on a private tour of the Guggenheim in Bilbao

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

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Duration

16 days
  1. May

From

$19,090

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Europe & British Isles

Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

Duration

16 days
  1. May

From

$19,090

Top Highlights

  • Explore round churches and charming fishing villages on the Danish islands of Christiansø and Bornholm alongside our National Geographic Photography Expert
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Hanseatic trade center of Visby and the Old Towns of Riga and Tallinn
  • Explore Neolithic sites on the Swedish island of Öland, and discover the unusual culture of Finland’s Åland Islands, an autonomous, Swedish-speaking region
  • Delve into the captivating cities of Stockholm and Helsinki, discovering their timeless Old Towns as well as their flourishing contemporary culture
  • Get immersed in the local cultures through musical performances curated by our ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar

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FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Powers of the North Sea: Medieval Capitals and Vibrant Cultures

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Duration

11 days
  1. Jul

From

$10,990

Prices are per person

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Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Powers of the North Sea: Medieval Capitals and Vibrant Cultures

Duration

11 days
  1. Jul

From

$10,990

Top Highlights

  • Dive into the multi-layered pasts of countries bordering the North Sea: Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France—and learn how these independent nations have been linked over time through trade, economics, culture, and politics
  • Capture your best photographs alongside a National Geographic photography expert as you explore UNESCO-designated Old Towns including Bryggen, Speicherstadt, and Lübeck
  • Venture out of Amsterdam to the Delta Works project of Neeltje Jans to witness the incredible feat of engineering of the storm surge barrier protecting the Low Countries
  • With the knowledge of our historians, naturalists, and local experts, experience life in major cities and coastal towns, taste culinary specialties, and see some of this region’s biodiversity

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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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