Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

From Edinburgh to Lisbon

Discover Atlantic Europe’s Rich Heritage


Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

14-day expedition cruise from Edinburgh to Lisbon exploring Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.

Join us as we explore Europe’s diverse coastline from Scotland to the Iberian Peninsula, calling at Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.

Experience dramatic coastal landscapes, medieval towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Discover fascinating cultures such as the Bretons and Galicians, and delve into the rich maritime history of Atlantic Europe.

Exploring the past

Visit some of Europe’s most historic sites on this cruise along Europe’s Atlantic coast. Learn about Normandy’s history, ranging from Viking invasions to the D-Day landings. Visit UNESCO-listed sites like Lisbon’s Belém Tower, watch for wildlife as you cross the Bay of Biscay, and prepare for the rugged fjord-like landscapes of the Galician Rías.

Cultures and cuisine

Experience the diverse coastal cultures of Europe from the Bretons in France to the Galicians in Spain, and delve into the region’s maritime history. Enjoy an authentic taste of the towns we visit by sampling sumptuous local cuisine like tapas, accompanied by traditional Galician cider.

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Scotland’s crown jewel

Day 1

Crossing the North Sea

Day 2

Germany’s Hanseatic treasure

Day 3

Harlingen’s rich heritage

Day 4

Explore Oostende and Bruges.

Day 5

Normandy’s past and present

Day 6

The citadel of Saint-Malo

Day 7

Fascinating Finistère

Day 8

Sailing the Bay of Biscay

Day 9

Galician highlights

Day 10-11

The ancient port of Vigo

Day 12

Charming Porto

Day 13

Legendary Lisbon

Day 14

What's included

expedition cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including beverages* in Restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte Restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • Use of ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements.
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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