Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe Discovery

22 Days
Barcelona to Bergen
From (AUD)
$ 22,041
Dates & Pricing

2023 Barcelona > Bergen

Tour Map
Tour Code:
302E
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Bergen

Selected Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Barcelona

    Your journey of wonder begins on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Sóller de Mallorca

    The township of Soller sits in a valley of oranges, also known as the ‘valley of gold’, between the mountains and the sea. Discover culinary delights by sampling the abundant offering of Sóller valley such as authentic Spanish paella or local Angel d’Or, a citrus flavoured liqueur. Wander the narrow streets lined with traditional Mediterranean townhouses, Soller is a beautiful old town well worth exploring. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Discover the beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana as you tour the region, or explore Soller village on a walking tour. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral.

    Discovery

    Hike along the sea cliffs, looking out to the Mediterranean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Ciutadella de Menorca

    Known for its old quarter and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story.

    Discovery

    Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Formentera

    Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4,000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk along the green routes across the most remote countryside.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cartagena

    A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution.

    Discovery

    Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Málaga

    Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants' centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.

    Discovery

    Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Puerto Banús (Marbella)

    Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.

    Discovery

    Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Seville

    On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architect's dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

    Discovery

    Join a guided bike tour passing by several sites, including Alcázar Palace, the Plaza de España and Jardines de Murillo.

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Seville

    Continue to discover Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Portimão

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lisbon

    A day at leisure to explore Lisbon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Leixões (Porto)

    Discover the unique historic treasures of Porto. Located on the Douro river estuary, this metropolis shares its name with one of Portugal’s best-known exports, Port wine. Known as the commercial centre of northern Portugal, it is a city of baroque splendour. Explore this colourful city boasting houses decorated in Portuguese tiles, Gothic cathedrals, fado restaurants and amazing food. Stroll through the winding alleys, see the public street art, greet the friendly locals, hear the rickety tram, and feel the breeze off the Atlantic. 

    Freechoice

    Uncover the history of this charming city and visit a traditional port wine cellar or discover the city’s heritage and enter the impressive Palacio da Bolsa. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or explore the coastal town of Averio.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cíes Islands, Spain

    Arrive at Ceis Islands, a national marine-terrestrial park and some of the most beautiful islands in Europe, you will soon see why the Romans named them ‘islands of the gods’. Surrounded by crystalline waters, these islands have no cars or hotels, which makes Scenic Eclipse the perfect way to visit. Watch the waves crash upon the shore, explore one of the many hiking trails, or relax and bird watch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or taste our curated range of exquisite wines.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Belle-Île Island, France

    One of France’s most beautiful islands, Belle-Île boasts a lush countryside, jagged rocky coastlines, quaint seaside hamlets and pastel-coloured homes. It is a mythical destination that has inspired many, including sailors, authors and painters. This pristine location can only be accessed by boat, which means that mainstream tourists are few and far between. Explore the islands rich history and gain a new appreciation of its natural beauty. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Sample local oysters with a glass of wine at the famous Castel Clara restaurant, or explore the La Boulaye Garden. Alternatively, join a panoramic tour of  Belle-Île Island.

    Discovery

    Hike along the wild coast to Le Palais, admiring the coastline comprising of cliffs, creeks and beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - St Mary's, United Kingdom

    St. Mary’s hosts the Isles of Scilly’s largest island (population 1,800) and is the gateway to the rest of the islands. Lying just under 50 kilometres (30 miles) off the coast of England, the Isles of Scilly are home to rich wildlife covered in green pastures sloping to shimmering white beaches. Hugh Town is the central hub of St Mary’s and with its picturesque beaches, charming shop, winding countryside pathways and coastal wonders, there’s always something new to experience.

    Freechoice

    Walk to the world-class Tresco Abbey gardens for a guided tour, or learn the history of the Isles of Scilly, exploring archaeological sites. Alternatively, admire the views from St. Mary’s Garrison.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Cowes

    This Georgian harbour town is home to one of the world’s longest running sailing regattas. A waterfront lined with vintage sailing boats; the peaceful Isle of Wright is the former residence of the British royal family. Walk through the vibrant town, composed of independent boutique shops, explore the beaches or maybe partake in some water sports. Take a stroll around its towering chalk cliffs, golden sandy beaches, rolling rural vistas,and lush marshland, and you will soon see why Queen Victoria says that is ‘impossible to find a prettier spot’.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful island, or join a walking tour of Old Shanklin village. Alternatively, visit the Royal Osbourne House, built as a summer residence for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

    This artificial harbour reopened to sea traffic in 1957, after ships were purposefully sunk to prevent the port being used during the World Wars. Connected to Bruges, this World Heritage-listed city is a fairy tale town with cobble-stone streets, picturesque canals linking squares adorned with soaring spires, churches, monasteries and medieval buildings. Zeebrugge is the gateway to Flanders, which is brimming with quaint medieval squares, tree-lined canals, gorgeous architectural facades and world class museums. Also, home to the Flanders Fields, the scene of the First World War for four long years. 

    Freechoice

    Experience Bruges, a medieval city known as the Venice of the North, or enjoy the popular tastes of Belgium, including chocolate, waffles and beer. Choose to delve into the rich history of Ghent or take time to remember those that fought in the First World War in Ypres and the Flanders Fields Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Spend the day and night exploring the intricate canals and narrow lanes of Amsterdam before boarding Scenic Eclipse for its late-night departure. Uncover hidden gems while exploring the canal woven core, from tiny gardens and boutique Dutch homewares, to ultra-niche restaurants. Make sure you watch out for the tens of thousands of bikes rolling by. Being one of the most bike friendly cities in the world, it is the way of life for the locals. This popular city is filled with art and history and experience the true Dutch quality of gezellig, translating roughly to 'convivial' or 'cosy'. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum's, or relax on a canal cruise. Experience the tastes of Amsterdam, or see the dutch country side in Edam and Volendam.

    Discovery

    Join a bike tour on the outskirts of Amsterdam with a local.

    Enrich

    Let the Big Band take you to the swing era with their magical sounds during an exclusive concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board and choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Farsund, Norway

    Famous for its abundant birdlife, miles of relaxing beaches, and one of Norway’s oldest churches, Farsund, located in southern Norway, is also known for its exciting pirate history dating back to the 1800s. Spend the day exploring the many well-kept hiking trails, or learning about the history and the role the region played in World Word II. Today, choose from our wide range of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Farsund and Lista, or journey through southern Norway towars Hidra island and learn the history of the Hågåsen Coastal Fort Battery.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a bike ride through the village of Farsund.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Bergen

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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