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Hurtigruten Group

From Hamburg to Lisbon

Discover Atlantic Europe’s Rich Heritage


Departure date
12 days

Cruise Overview

12-day expedition cruise from Hamburg to Lisbon exploring the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.

Join us as we explore Europe’s diverse coastline from Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, calling at 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  

You’ll visit some of Europe’s most historic sites on this cruise along Europe’s Atlantic coast. Learn about Normandy’s history from Viking invasions to the D-Day landings, visit UNESCO-listed sites such as Lisbon’s Torre de Belém, 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. You’ll also get 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

Departing from Hamburg

Day 1

Harlingen’s rich heritage

Day 2

Explore Oostende and Bruges

Day 3

Normandy past and present

Day 4

The citadel of Saint Malo

Day 5

Fascinating Finistère

Day 6

Sailing the Bay of Biscay

Day 7

Galician highlights

Day 8-9

The ancient port of Vigo

Day 10

Charming Porto

Day 11

Legendary Lisbon

Day 12

What's included

expedition cruise

  • A 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 organise and accompany activities 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 
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym  
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet your entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage 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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