Itinerary Overview

Learn about the village life of coastal Europe


Explore fascinating chapters in European history as well as marvels of nature on a voyage from the wine country capital of Bordeaux to the shores of Ireland. Along the gorgeous coast of Brittany, discover the wild splendor of Belle-Île-en-Mer and venture into historic outposts of Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel. Then cross to England’s Isles of Scilly, home to seabirds, subtropical flowers, and some of England’s loveliest beaches. Visit Ireland’s past in the maritime hub of Cobh before tracing the coast to Dublin.

  • Explore Brittany’s colorful and picturesque Belle-Île-en-Mer. Visit the historic citadel, lively marinas, and rock formations that inspired Monet.
  • Visit the tidal island that houses the 11th century Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey with a historian, or, choose to spend the day in the walled city of Saint-Malo.
  • Marvel at the hundreds of tropical blooms in Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Isles of Scilly.
  • Enjoy the spectacle of the field sport of hurling in Cobh, Ireland.

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