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Home > Gems of Western Europe

Gems of Western Europe

Explore cultural destinations from France to Portugal

Cruise Code: A12526

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Leixoes, Portugal

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Getxo, Spain

Date:
17 November 2025
Duration:
12 nights
Departure:
London Tilbury
Ship:
Ambience

Experience the charm of the Atlantic coast on a delightful sailing with stops in Leixoes for optional tours to Oporto, Lisbon, Gijon, Getxo for optional tours to Bilbao, Brest, and Honfleur. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Oporto, explore the historic streets of Lisbon, and enjoy the cultural offerings of Gijon. Discover the maritime allure of Getxo, the maritime heritage of Brest, and the romantic ambience of Honfleur. Each port on this voyage offers opportunities to craft an unforgettable experience while tracing Western Europe's coastline.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Leixoes
Near the city of Porto, Leixos is one of Portugal's major seaports and is widely associated with the exporting of port wine. Day trips to Porto are a popular activity, but there are also quayside beaches and cafes to enjoy on either side of the Douro River.

Getxo
Stretching along Spain's Basque coast is historic Getxo. Blending cultural richness with seaside charm, Getxo offers gorgeous promenade walks and the chance to indulge in traditional Basque cuisine in the town's famous Old Port.

Brest
Located on the briny coast of Brittany, the French port of Brest offers a seafaring spirit and countless maritime attractions. Stroll along quaysides, discover historic fortifications, and enjoy some unique Breton cuisine.

Honfleur
Nestled on France's Normandy coast, Honfleur mesmerises with its historic harbour and artistic ambience. Travel back in time as you explore cobbled streets and art galleries showcasing works by renowned painters like Eugene Boudin.

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  • Spa access -
  • Use of gym, swimming pool and hot tubs -
  • Range of fitness, dance and wellness classes -
  • Amazing entertainment -
  • Informative guest speakers* -
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner and Baked Alaska Parade* -
  • Comfortable accommodation in chosen cabin category -
  • Flexible cancellation policies† -
  • Captain’s cocktail party* -
  • Exceptional full board cuisine -

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