North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches

North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches

From AUD $14,740

Description

Voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the elaborate architecture of medieval ruling capitals. And reflect at the sites of battles that helped determine the outcome of World War II. National Geographic Explorer will be your warm and welcoming home base as you experience Europe from a unique vantage point.

Indulge your personal interests
How you spend your expedition time is vital to us. We want to bring you to and through Northern Europe in the most engaging ways possible. Every day you can join naturalist or historian-guided walks—choosing the individual whose interest and personality matches yours. Meet the lively characters who make up the contemporary scene in towns along the way. Or simply enjoy the open decks and glorious views from National Geographic Explorer.

Travel in excellent company
Our expedition team has the knowledge and passion for this region that will kindle yours. Our naturalists will illuminate the geology of these rich coastlines while our historians will add insight, depth, and clarity to each of the fascinating places we explore. And there’s a National Geographic photographer as well as your National Geographic certified photo instructor aboard every departure—they will ensure you capture the myriad photo ops in these charming Old-World cities.

Trip Name
North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 108 meters Passenger Capacity: 148 (single & twin cabins) Built / Refurbished: 1982 / 2008 National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world. Public areas: Bistro Bar; Chart Room; Restaurant; Global Gallery; Library, Lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; Mud Room with lockers for expedition gear, and Observation Lounge. Our “Open Bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our Officers and Captain and learn about navigation. Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair. Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls. Expedition Equipment: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, SplashCam, underwater video camera, Crow’s Nest remote controlled camera, video microscope, snorkeling gear. Special Features: A full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, LEX Photo Specialist and Video Chronicler, Internet Cafe and laundry. Wellness: The vessel is staffed by two Wellness Specialists and features a glass enclosed Fitness Center, outdoor stretching area, two LEXspa treatment rooms and Sauna.

Itinerary



Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $14,740Category 1
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $15,480Category 2
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $16,430Category 3
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $16,830Category 4
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $19,340Category SA (solo)
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $20,070Category 5
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $20,540Category SB (solo)
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $23,420Category 6
16-05-202027-05-2020AUD $26,930Category 7

Inclusions

    • Take in the stunning architecture in Lübeck, a medieval German city founded in 1143 that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Cruise the storybook canals of Bruges on a private boat tour
    • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to see “The Night Watch”, perhaps the most famous of Rembrandt’s paintings
    • Walk in the footsteps of Allied soldiers along Omaha Beach, a WWII site that was part of the largest amphibious invasion in history
    • Sail past England’s otherworldly Cliffs of Dover, white-chalk cliffs rising 350 feet from the sea
    • Navigate up the River Thames and under Tower Bridge, one of London’s most recognizable landmarks

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