Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland: PONANT invites you sail along the Atlantic coastline of these four European countries during a brand-new 8-day cruise aboard Le Champlain.
You will embark in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. There are two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, the monastery of Jerónimos and the Belém Tower, on the banks of the River Tagus.
From the port of Leixões, you will sail to Porto. The capital of the northern region, this ‘city of granite’ is not only known for its wine, but also for its remarkable historic town centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will then head for La Coruña and Cee, in Spain. Not far from here, you will be able to visit the site of Santiago de Compostela. This major pilgrimage destination is home to many Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque monuments, bearing witness to its rich past.
Your ship’s next port of call will be the Isles of Scilly, a strange little archipelago whose landscapes seem to have come straight out of Enid Blyton’s famous story, The Rockingdown Mystery. Here, long sandy beaches run alongside green fields, while ruins of old castles stand proud on hilltops.
Before you disembark in Glasgow, do not miss the visit to Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm.