Hamburg to Lisbon: Expedition Cruise along Europe’s Historic Atlantic Coast

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Departure date
November 1, 2022
13 days

The history and culture of Europe’s Atlantic coast

Exploring the past

You’ll visit some of Europe’s most historic sites on this Atlantic coastline cruise. Learn about Normandy’s history, from Viking invasions to the D-Day landings. Watch for wildlife as you cross the Bay of Biscay, and prepare for the incredible sight of the 2,000-year-old Torre de Hércules on the approach to A Coruña.

Cultures and cuisine

As we travel through Galicia, we’ll experience Spain’s unique blend of cultures. Try local tapas accompanied by Galician cider for a true taste of the towns we visit. Your adventure ends in Lisbon, the jewel in Portugal’s crown.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Canal and bridge in Hamburg

Day 1

Departure from Hamburg

Sunset at sea

Day 2

Bound for Amsterdam

Old wooden windmills in Holland

Day 3

Amsterdam's Dutch masters

Dover and its white cliffs

Day 4

White cliffs and castles

Ouistreham architecture

Day 5

Normandy past and present

Castle in Saint-Malo

Day 6

The Citadel of Saint-Malo

A couple relaxing in the outside jacuzzi

Day 7

Sailing the Bay of Biscay

A seated lady admiring the view of the church in A Coruña

Day 8

Historical A Coruña

Old village of A Coruña

Day 9

Galicia's UNESCO sites

Day 10

The ancient port of Vigo

Colourful, tiled houses in Lisbon

Day 11

Charming Porto

Monument of the Discoveries and 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

Day 12

The delights of Lisbon

Colourful tiled roofs in Lisbon

Day 13

Disembark in Lisbon

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

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Learn more about what you can experience when going with us


Hamburg to Lisbon: Expedition Cruise along Europe’s Historic Atlantic Coast