Discoveries of Coastal Europe (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Zegrahm Expeditions
Lisbon, Portugal to London, United Kingdom
Dates: 28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018

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28 Apr 2018
Air travel

Board your independent overnight flight to Portugal.

29 Apr 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to our hotel. Spend the day at leisure, with dinner and overnight at the hotel.

30 Apr 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Tour Lisbon's architectural highlights, including the São Roque Church and the Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking the Ocean Adventurer in the afternoon.

01 May 2018
Porto, Portugal

Porto's historic center was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its varied architecture—from Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance to Baroque, neoclassical, and modern. Stroll through the old town and visit the São Bento Train Station. Sample port in its birthplace at a special tasting. A cruise along the Douro River offers a unique view of the colorful houses of Porto stacked on the surrounding hills.

02 May 2018
Villagarcía De Arosa, Spain
Santiago De Compostela, Spain
A Coruña, Spain

Disembark in Villagarcía and depart overland to Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a mélange of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque buildings. The splendid St. James Cathedral is the terminus of the pilgrimage road that begins in Paris and winds its way through France and across Northern Spain. Enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch, then continue to La Coruña, Galicia's commercial center, where you will make a stop at the Tower of Hercules, the world's oldest working lighthouse.

03 May 2018

Lecturers recap your experiences on the Iberian Peninsula and prepare you for what's to come.

04 May 2018
Bordeaux, France

World-famous for exquisite wines, Bordeaux also boasts more Monuments Historiques than any French city except Paris. Enjoy a tour of the 18th-century urban area, the largest square in all of Europe, and St. André Cathedral. Or, choose to visit the hilltop town of Saint-Émilion. Stroll ancient streets lined with limestone houses and take a tour of its mysterious subterranean church, the largest of its kind in Europe. Both tours include an afternoon winery tour to sample some local vintages. A third option includes a full-day birding tour at the Teich Bird Reserve to search for white storks, black-winged stilts, nightingales, and Cetti's warblers.

05 May 2018
La Rochelle, France

Known as La Ville Blanche (the White City), La Rochelle's luminous limestone façades glow in the bright coastal sunlight. Stroll past three 14th-century stone towers and visit the neoclassical cathedral with a magnificent Baroque interior, the always colorful food market, and make a stop at the Cognac House for a tasting. Or, visit the Poitevin Marsh, and board flat-bottomed punts for a cruise through a labyrinth of man-made channels to search for a variety of waterfowl.

06 May 2018
Brest, France
Pointe Saint-Mathieu, France
Brest, France

Brest has a long history as a military harbor and is the port where thousands of American soldiers landed from 1917–1918. Take a stroll along Pointe St-Mathieu, or choose to visit the fascinating Maritime Museum and explore a botanical garden. Famed for its crepes, learn about the region's food culture and sample local delicacies.

DAY 10
07 May 2018
Saint-Malo, France
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
Saint-Malo, France

Disembark in St. Malo, with a lovely walled old town area fronted by broad beaches. A scenic drive through rolling countryside brings you to medieval Mont Saint-Michel, which inspired Henry Adams and influenced the Gothic revival. Ascend the Mont through twisting alleys and narrow stairways to reach the monastery, where you are rewarded with grand views over the bay and marshes far below.

DAY 11
08 May 2018
Jersey, Jersey

Nature enthusiasts take a walk through wetlands to search for the ducks, geese, and waders that breed here, as well as warblers and buntings. Those with an interest in history take a tour of several WWII bunkers and the German Occupation Museum. In the afternoon, visit the wide-ranging Jersey Museum that explains the history, traditions, and culture of the island, and the award-winning Maritime Museum.

DAY 12
09 May 2018
Sark, Guernsey
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

With no cars—only tractors, bikes, and horse-drawn carriages—Sark is leisurely and relaxed. Join a local for a guided tour of the stunning cliffs and peaceful fields. Continue to La Seigneurie Gardens for a tranquil contrast to the windswept wildness of the rugged coast. After lunch on board, step ashore on Guernsey. An English outpost located off the coast of France, this island is a fascinating mosaic of fishing villages, greenhouses, and fields dotted with the island's eponymous dairy cows. See remnants of the German occupation during World War II, visit the lovely Candie Gardens, and take a stroll through the photogenic harbor of St. Peter Port, where Victor Hugo lived in exile while he wrote Les Misérables.

DAY 13
10 May 2018
Ouistreham, France
Sainte-mère-Église, France
Saint-laurent-sur-mer, France
Arromanches, France
Bayeux, France
Ouistreham, France

Your tour of historic Normandy begins in the town of Sainte-Mère-Église, the first French city to be liberated by the Allies. Take a drive along the coast, making stops at Arromanches-les-Bains, the site of a temporary harbor established by the Allies immediately after D-Day, as well as Omaha Beach. View exhibits chronicling the campaign at the D-Day Museum, visit the British and American cemeteries, and view the amazing Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.

DAY 14
11 May 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

Disembark this morning and travel overland to London for your independent homeward flight, arriving in the USA the same day.

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Virtuoso Voyages Benefits


$100 of apparel and gear from the Zegrahm Expeditions Gear Shop

Virtuoso guests receive $100 voucher per-person for the purchase of apparel and gear from the Zegrahm Expeditions Gear Shop.

Restrictions may apply, please see Booking Instruction Terms & Conditions for details.

About the Ship

Ocean Adventurer

The 120-guest Ocean Adventurer will be refurbished in 2017 and is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows us to explore at a moment's notice. Each stateroom has an ocean view and en suite bathroom.

What's Included


  • Daily activity options; all gratuities; all accommodations; all meals; all entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges; transfers; medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.

Not Included

  • Airfare; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature.

About Us

With over 25 years in expedition travel, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.

Insider Tip

Virtually everything is included: gratuities, transfers, group hotels, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and a variety of excursions including snorkeling and birding.

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Sintra, Portugal

Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Pre / Post Cruise Stay - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Start or finish your Cruise journey with additional Grandeur by staying at Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel, 18th Century palace located in Sintra, the most beautiful town close to Lisbon and classified World Heritage by UNESCO.


Book a 2 night minimum stay and we are pleased to offer COMPLIMENTARY pick-up or drop-off transfer service between the Lisbon cruise terminal and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

The Cruise Package includes:

  • 2 night stay in Superior, Deluxe or Suite category
  • A la carte breakfast in the Seteais Restaurant
  • COMPLIMENTARY pick-up or drop-off transfer service between the Lisbon cruise terminal and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
  • Guest choice of: USD 100 equivalent Hotel Credit to be utilized during stay OR Cold cuts & Colares Wine Experience with Sommelier for 2 guests, once during stay
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability
  • VIP Amenity with Port Wine & Sintra pastries
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Booking period: Book by 31st MAY 2018

Eligible Room categories: Superior / Deluxe / Diplomatic Suite

How to book: Directly with the hotel and through GDS

Restrictions: Only applicable for pre- post Ocean Cruise.

How to book the transfer: After booking a room on GDS or direct, the agent needs to contact Concierge Department ( experience.seteais@tivolihotels.com ) regarding the transfer. Mention code "PrePostStay" upon reservation.

It is required the mobile phone number of the passenger to make sure the pick-up/drop-off goes smoothly. Especially for the pick up from the pier, it is key to know which pier the vessel is docked.

Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - ROYAL STAY

At Tivoli Palácio de Seteais this is how we welcome Kings & Queens

Live a luxury Experience where everything is included and nothing is left to chance

SINGLE 3,225 Euro

DOUBLE 3,750 Euro

Shore Excursions

Lisbon, Portugal - 29 Apr 2018

Lisbon, Portugal - 30 Apr 2018

Porto, Portugal - 01 May 2018

Villagarcía De Arosa, Spain - 02 May 2018

Santiago De Compostela, Spain - 02 May 2018

Bordeaux, France - 04 May 2018

La Rochelle, France - 05 May 2018

Saint-Malo, France - 07 May 2018

Mont-Saint-Michel, France - 07 May 2018

Saint-Malo, France - 07 May 2018

Ouistreham, France - 10 May 2018

Sainte-mère-Église, France - 10 May 2018

Saint-laurent-sur-mer, France - 10 May 2018

Arromanches, France - 10 May 2018

Bayeux, France - 10 May 2018

Ouistreham, France - 10 May 2018

Portsmouth, United Kingdom - 11 May 2018

London, United Kingdom - 11 May 2018


London, United Kingdom

Offered by: The Ritz London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
Dining and Dancing

To a swinging soundtrack provided by Peter O’Donnell and his band, guests can enjoy a four course dinner of indulgent haute cuisine before stepping out and spinning amongst the resplendent décor and timeless glamour of the world’s most beautiful hotel dining room. When the celebrations have ceased guests can simply waltz their way to the comfort of their glamorous guestroom for a night’s rest before returning to The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant the following morning to rejuvenate with English breakfast.

The ‘Dining and Dancing’ Package is priced from £625 per room (inclusive of VAT) based upon two people sharing.

Offered by: The Ritz London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
Suite Dreams

To stay at The Ritz is to enjoy the ultimate in style, service and sophistication. We offer eight different styles of suites, all with beautiful, fully restored period interiors. Most have the facility to connect further rooms to each suite.

Prices, including VAT are from:

Superior Suite £965

Executive Suite £1,090

Deluxe Suite £1,325

The Piccadilly Suite £1,505

Two Bedroom Suite £1,620

Offered by: The Ritz London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
Simply Sunday

Simply the perfect way to enjoy the splendour of The Ritz London, this package is designed for guests that want to have an indulgent Sunday. Enjoy a chilled bottle of Ritz Champagne at your leisure within the elegant surroundings of one of our Louis XVI styled guestrooms. When the time comes guests can don their finest clothes and immerse themselves in the shimmering splendour of the Ritz Restaurant wherein they will enjoy a three course dinner of indulgent fine dining within this beautiful dining room. The following morning breakfast is offered at leisure in the Ritz Restaurant or alternatively if a Monday morning seems too much to bear simply settle in for breakfast in bed.

The ‘Simply Sunday’ Package is priced from £490 per room (inclusive of VAT) based upon two people sharing and includes:

Offered by: The Ritz London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
Puttin' On The Ritz

Guests can check into one of our glamorous guestrooms wherein a bottle of chilled Ritz Champagne will be on hand to toast the occasion. Thereafter, it is time to “put on The Ritz”, dress to impress and venture to the resplendent Palm Court to enjoy the legendary Afternoon Tea At The Ritz, the quintessential British experience and an institution in itself. The following morning guests can enjoy a full English breakfast in the magnificent Ritz Restaurant, often described as ‘the most beautiful hotel dining room in the world’. This package perfectly showcases the attributes of this iconic hotel and is sure to provide guests with a memorable Ritz experience. The “Puttin’ on The Ritz” Package is priced from £565 per room (inclusive of VAT) based upon two people.

Offered by: The Ritz London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
Family Package

The Ritz London is the most family-oriented of London’s luxury hotels and is next door to the stunning Green Park and a short stroll from a variety of toy stores and tourist attractions including Hamleys and Buckingham Palace.

Treat the family to a special time together by staying in our London hotel. Spend time together in one of our luxurious and spacious suites for two adults and two children or two guaranteed interconnecting rooms. Enjoy English breakfast each morning for two adults and complimentary breakfast for two children aged 16 and under.

Children will enjoy a special welcome gift and treats at turndown, in-room games consoles, books and DVDs as well as bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers. As a special treat, we offer complimentary ice cream in The Palm Court or The Ritz Restaurant for children. Children’s Room Service and Restaurant Menus are also available.

This family package starts from £705 per room per night inclusive of Value Added Tax, based upon two adults and two children aged 16 years or under. Children under 16 can stay in their parents’ room on a complimentary basis for Junior Suites and above

Offered by: GOGO Vacations
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: The Ritz London
London Vacation Package

London Vacation Package - 3 Nights The Ritz London

Valid for travel through December 31, 2018

  • Stay at 5-star The Ritz London and receive breakfast daily.

Land Advertised Price: From $2895*

Pricing Valid: 6/15-6/18/18

Offered by: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Suite Temptations in London

Suite Temptations - Enjoy a Complimentary Third Night with our Compliments

Valid year-round, based on availability. Minimum three night stay.

- A complimentary third night in our new suites. Combinable with Virtuoso Privileges and 10% discount on any spa treatment. A VIP welcome amenity.

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