Discover incredible history and an array of cultures
Discover Europe in a leading yacht cruise line or on a small luxury cruise ship. Your dream cruise holiday may include, sun-drenched relaxation, cultural immersion, historical interludes, nature, beautiful scenery, culinary sensations or adventurous thrills. We can offer you unique cruise lines Variety Yachts, Celestyal Cruises and the luxurious Hebridean Princess .. You can enjoy private or shared cruises with other like minded travellers
We offer a myriad of amazing cruise holidays to some of the world's most spectacular destinations including:
EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING
The Hebridean recipe for European river cruising on board MS Royal Crown, is quite simple: we create unique experiences for a few people . Never something ordinary for a crowd. Whatever your choice of itinerary from our enticing collection of European river cruises , all include fascinating shore excursions , always organised with precision.
MEDITTERANEAN - (Greece, Adriatic, Spain & Portugal)
Discover the most popular cruises taking you to the mythological Greek Islands.The Romans looked upon Greek culture and learning ,as the pre-eminent path to knowledge of art, philosophy and political theory. Today you can un-cover snapshots of the past,enjoy visiting white-washed villages flanked by inviing beaches, people watching at lazy cafes, shopping all day or dancing the night away.
Close by and equally evoking is the Adriaic and Croatia. Crystal clear waters, medieval walled cities and a history that catapults you through several millennia of empires and peoples of Roman-Hellenistic heritage.
Across the Middle Sea visit Spain, where you will have the chance to tour Seville famous for its gothic cathedral . As well as Alcazar Palace, and in Granada stroll the Alhambra Palace with its rich Mudéjar style decoration. Visit Spain's Andalucian horse, sherry and bullfighting regions. Also visit Portugal and Gibraltar.
BARCELONA -Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture. Very modern yet incredibly old, the city manages to preserve and celebrate its ancient elements, while showcasing new developments at the same time. With an extensive and reliable public transportation system, even places to visit that are relatively far from the historic section are easily accessible. There are also numerous opportunities for leisurely sightseeing on foot or by bicycle. Barcelona’s award-winning restaurants, trendy bars, and swanky clubs pack in both the long-time residents and passing tourists, who relish the relaxed atmosphere ideal for soaking up local culture. Barcelona is in Province of Barcelona.
LISBON Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal. This Atlantic-facing city is widely recognized for its red roofs and is as impressive as many European capitals, but with fewer crowds. The city boasts large monuments and museums as well as quaint backstreets and old neighborhoods full of character. Cozy cafes, live music venues, repurposed bars, and diverse discos make up the fabric of Lisbon's vibrant nightlife. Listen to fado--traditional Portuguese music--pouring out onto the streets, go shopping in the chic Chiado area, or spend your time viewing its imposing historical structures
DUBROVNIK long the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, this city is like a open-air museum dating back to the 13th century. Though Dubrovnik suffered from serious damage during wars in the 1990s, UNESCO has helped preserve the city's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments. In the summer months, this calm city overflows with tourists seeking its blue waters, rocky shores, historical sites, and unparalleled beauty. The city has seen visitation grow further after HBO filmed a season of its hit series "Game of Thrones" there. Dubrovnik is in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
VENICE Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes. This is one of the world's most-visited vacation destinations, with endless places to visit and sights to see, so it often feels like the city has more tourists than residents. Despite this, Venice retains its romantic charm, featuring a picturesque setting on a lagoon, exquisite architecture, and priceless works of art. The entire city is a World Heritage site. The absence of cars makes walking around a particularly pleasant experience. The Rialtine Islands, considered the main part of Venice, are small enough that you can walk from one to the other in about an hour--provided you don't get distracted by the city's gondolas, historical buildings, and restaurants. .
NAPLES Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC.
NICE The city of Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, Nice attracts visitors from around the world.Among its many attractions are its beautiful beaches, lovely seaside promenade , interesting museums , famous city landmarks and other tourist attractions
VENICE Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes. This is one of the world's most-visited vacation destinations, with endless places to visit and sights to see, so it often feels like the city has more tourists than residents. Despite this, Venice retains its romantic charm, featuring a picturesque setting on a lagoon, exquisite architecture, and priceless works of art. The entire city is a World Heritage site. The absence of cars makes walking around a particularly pleasant experience. The Rialtine Islands, considered the main part of Venice, are small enough that you can walk from one to the other in about an hour--provided you don't get distracted by the city's gondolas, historical buildings, and restaurants
As the smallest luxury cruise ship afloat, the Hebridean Princess effortlessly accesses the remotest islands, lochs and bays beyond te reach of larger vessels. Visit 2018 Cruise Calendar for more cruises.
A Hebridean River Cruise is a truly unique way to see central Europe. From on board the elegant river cruiser, Royal Crown, you can sail into the very heart of iconic towns and romantic cities and explore the rich history and colourful entres this part of the world has to offer.
Variety Cruises is one of the leadng yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessles offering travellers the Ultimate Yacht Cruise experience.
Celestyal Cruise is the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece seving the Greek Islands.
All of Discover Travel Shop’s cruise partners that sail throughout Europe including Hebridean Island Cruises, Variety Cruises and Celestyal Cruises offer an exciting range of optional excursions to make the most of your time ashore.
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