Call Scenic 138 128

Ultimate Footsteps of the Seafaring Nations

This cruise truly covers the whole of the Iberian Peninsula, the British Isles and a part of Scandinavia sailing from Barcelona to Bergen over 23 days.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 26,520
  • 2019 Barcelona > Bergen

    Saltwater in their bones

    Discover the history, culture, wildlife and people that make up some of the most adventurous and independent cultures on Earth. Nations built around and dependent upon the might of the ocean. From seafarers to storytellers, the lands of sea-salt and song are waiting to charm and delight you.

    Immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain and discover the untouched elegance of Portugal. Cruise across the Atlantic to Ireland and surrender to the blarney and the craic before heading north to the rugged crags of the Scottish Isles.

    Tour Code:

    102E

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Barcelona

    Return City:

    Bergen

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Barcelona

      Welcome to Barcelona where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Cartagena
      Freechoice

      Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit Murcia. Alternatively explore La Unión open-air museum or take a guided cycle tour.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Motril
      Freechoice

      Discover Granada and the World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace or explore the caves of Nerja and the village of Frigiliana.

      Helicopter excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Malaga

      Lying on the Costa del Sol, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world.

      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of the historic centre and the Picasso Museum or take a panoramic tour and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively discover the village of Mijas Pueblo or explore by e-bike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Seville

      On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

      Freechoice

      Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba or cycle the streets with your guide by e-bike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Enrich

      Marvel at a private display of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

      There is ample time this evening to wander the streets at your leisure

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - At sea

      Spend a day relaxing on board and taking advantage of all the facilities of your floating resort.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Porto
      Freechoice

      Uncover the history of this charming city or discover the city’s heritage and enter the Palacio da Bolsa. You may choose to visit historic Guimarães.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - La Coruña
      Freechoice

      Discover the Romanesque architecture of the city or take a tour to Betanzos, a former capital of the Galician kingdom.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

    • Day 9 - Scilly Islands

      Relax on board and perhaps try a culinary course in Epicure. Arrive late afternoon to the quirky Isles of Scilly and tonight meet some local residents and hear their stories of life in this fiercely independent archipelago.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Scilly Islands
      Freechoice

      Be amazed by the diversity of species that are found in the Tresco Abbey Garden or take a walking tour with a local resident of St Mary’s.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Dingle:
      Freechoice

      Discover the wild coastline or explore Killarney National Park. Alternatively take a kayak adventure or play a round of golf at the local course. You may also choose to explore by Zodiac or e-bike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Tonight there is ample time to visit one of the many pubs or walk the waterfront.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Cobh
      Freechoice

      Discover the maritime history of Cobh or visit the famous Blarney Castle. Alternatively uncover the secrets of Cork or visit Jameson’s Distillery for a tour and tasting.

      Tonight enjoy free time to wander the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Dunmore East
      Freechoice

      Visit Waterford crystal factory or play a round of golf. Take a Zodiac excursion to Hook Head Lighthouse or explore by kayak or e-bike.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Dublin
      Freechoice

      Visit Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse or tour the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Isle of Man
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of Peel and its castle or take a ride on the steam railway to Castletown. Choose to follow the heritage trail to Cregneash and the Living Folk Museum or ride in a luxury trike on the famous TT course. The more active can take a guided hike around Peel Castle.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Belfast
      Freechoice

      Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum or take a ride in a black cab to learn about Belfast’s past and present from your engaging driver. Alternatively play a round of golf.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Enrich

      Be hosted by Lord and Lady Dunleath for High Tea at their private country estate Ballywalter Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Isle of Islay > Iona

      The small and pretty Isle of Islay is home to eight working whiskey distilleries and the famous Whiskey Festival held in May each year.

      Freechoice

      Slainte – learn about the secrets of making the famous Islay Malts on a distillery tour, or take a guided hike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      late afternoon arrival to Iona, known as the ‘cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland thanks to its 400-year history as a Gaelic monastery, allows exclusive access to the Abbey and the Monastery for Scenic Eclipse guests.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Staffa > Tobermory

      An afternoon of exploration by Zodiac or kayak awaits at the small volcanic island of Staffa with its basalt columns and sea caves. Helicopter or submarine excursions are available^.
      This evening arrive to colourful Tobermory on the Island of Mull.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Tobermory
      Freechoice

      Learn about the history of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle or uncover the life story of Lachlan Macquarie and visit his mausoleum. Some of the best birdwatching opportunities are found on the Isle of Mull, and you can search for a variety of species on a Zodiac or kayak excursion. The more active can choose a hike with a local guide.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - The Hebrides
      Freechoice

      Enjoy discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak to search for marine and bird species. Or you can choose a ranger-led walk or a visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Stornoway

      Originally a Viking settlement, and now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.

      Freechoice

      Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history, or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt.
      Alternatively play a round of golf, or explore by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

      You can explore Stornoway at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Kirkwall

      Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, offers an intriguing mix of ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions that you can discover during your free time this evening.

      Freechoice

      Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and enter St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Lerwick

      Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

      Freechoice

      Explore Jarlshof prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or choose to discover Scalloway and enter the Museum, or play golf.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Bergen

      Bergen signals the end of your cruise as you disembark taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences in Seville and
    • Ballywalter Park
    • 73 Freechoice shore excursions in 19 ports
    • Discovery Leaders on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • Cruising the islands of northern Scotland
    • Explore by night at your leisure in 11 ports
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore