8-night Tapestries, Towers, & Tarte Normande: Europe's Atlantic Edge Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Star Breeze
Destination:
Portsmouth, UK/Lisbon
Departure Date:
9/25/2019
Length:
8
Offer ID:
1313663
from
$2799

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Portsmouth, UK
9/25/2019
9/25/2019 5:00:00 PM

Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city and is located on Portsea Island in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England.

Oostende
9/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
9/26/2019 5:00:00 PM

Ostend is the largest coastal city in Belgium with something to offer everyone visiting this city from historical monuments to museums and shopping centers. Just outside the city along the beach is Atlantikwall, which is a complex of tunnels and bunkers built and used by German forces in both World Wars. Also in the area is an archeological site of a medieval fishing village from the 13th and 15th century. Another noteworthy attraction is Fort Napoleon, which is the only completely intact Napoleonic fortress left in Europe from 1810.
There are numerous classical and modern art museums in the city, churches, monuments and other local attractions to keep any traveler busy for days on end.

Cherbourg
9/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
9/27/2019 10:00:00 PM

Cherbourg is built on the probable site of the Roman camp of Coriallum. By the 11th century the community was known as Carusbar or Carusburc. It was sacked by the English in 1295, but it withstood several English sieges during the following two centuries. Projects for the fortification and improvement of the harbour were initiated in the 17th century. In 1758 Cherbourg was captured by the British, and its port facilities were destroyed; they were restored in a long-term project begun in the 1770s and completed in the mid 19th century. During World War II the city was occupied by the Germans in 1940, and it suffered heavy damage while being recaptured by the Allies in 1944. From here visit Arromaches, the Normandy Beaches and Mont St Michel.

St. Malo
Suggested Private Excursion
9/28/2019 9:00:00 AM
9/28/2019 10:00:00 PM

Saint Malo is a prime tourist destination in Brittany. Visitors flock to Saint Malo to experience the unique "intra-muros" (meaning within the walls) streets of the old citadel. Visit Saint Vincent Cathedral, noted for its medieval and modern stained glass windows. The museum in Château de Saint Malo has exhibits illustrating the city's prosperous time during its heydays of piracy, colonialism and slave trading. The ramparts afford great views over the roof tops and harbor. Saint Malo also serves as a gateway for excursions to legendary Mont Saint Michel - with the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel and its ensemble of buildings soaring high above the sea. As amazing as the abbey itself are extraordinary tide variations that leave the mount to look out on stretches of bare sand at low tide, while the same expanse of land is submerged during high tide. South of Saint Malo is the medieval town of Dinan. Once totally surrounded by ramparts, 14 towers and a good part of the walls are still standing, encircling beautiful 15th-century timbered houses.

Suggested Private Excursions

Saint Malo Shore Excursion - Brittany Coast and Saint Malo - 8 hours

St. Helier
9/29/2019 7:00:00 AM
9/29/2019 1:00:00 PM

St.Helier is a parish and the capital of Jersey, Channel Islands. It is a very urban destination, with many accommodations, restaurants and shopping opportunities. There are plenty social events planned year-round with many of these involving sailing/yacht rallies.

At Sea
9/30/2019
9/30/2019

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El Ferrol
10/1/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

Ferrol or El Ferrol is a city in the province of A Coruña in Galicia, located on the Atlantic coast in north-western Spain. The city was the birthplace of the Spanish General Francisco Franco in 1892, and was officially known as El Ferrol del Caudillo from 1938 to 1982.

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2019 9:00:00 AM
10/2/2019 3:00:00 PM

Porto, Portugal's second largest city, is full of interest, and the district it heads offers the visitor plenty to see. Along the coast, there are resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho, busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim, and there is also an animated casino. Charming Amarante has 17th century mansions overlooking the river and is famous for a sweet egg pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies). In Vila Nova de Gaia, there are lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where tasting are offered, or visitors may take a river cruise along the Douro. The whole district is filled with prosperous towns, but there are also many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.

Suggested Private Excursions

Porto: Cultural Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Braga and Guimarães

Porto: Historical Porto Walking Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Aveiro & Coimbra

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours) | Pick-Up Porto; Drop-off Lisbon

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/3/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/3/2019

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Fatima & Nazare

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Mafra Palace & Ericeira

Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)

Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)

Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)

Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)

Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)

Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)

Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)

Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)

Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)

Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $308, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
9/25/2019
Number of Nights
8
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 8-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1313663

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
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(604) 737-8100
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