Europe & British Isles Expeditions

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice award logo

We're a winner of Conde Nast Traveler's 2022 Readers Choice Awards

Expertly crafted coastal European adventures

On Europe's coastlines, captivating seafronts hold little-known wonders, from ancient basalt sea caves to centuries-old monastic settlements and marine reserves teeming with life. Sailing these shores is an invitation to discover both the iconic and unfamiliar—and to gain unique perspectives on the threads that connect histories and cultures across this diverse continent. Step aboard one of our small ships and sail deftly among windswept archipelagos, through historic canals, and into open water, seeing Europe’s seascapes through the eyes of the explorers who came before and discovering new perspectives on timeless treasures.

(12) Europe & British Isles Itineraries

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Special Offers

Duration

16 days
  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$17,770

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Europe & British Isles

Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

Duration

16 days
  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$17,770

Top Highlights

  • Trace a maritime thread around the isles, exploring the wild and beautiful places where Celtic and Viking influences still thrive in local languages and customs
  • Sail around magical Skellig Michael, which is crowned with a seventh-century beehive monastery
  • See the stunning 12th-century Iona Abbey, and Zodiac into Fingal’s Cave in Scotland
  • Explore wild, windswept outer isles; search for whales, dolphins, and seals; and see vast, important seabird nesting sites
  • Extend your voyage: discover the seaport town of Bergen on a pre-voyage extension, and explore London or the Scottish Highlands on a post-voyage extension

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Barcelona to Basque Country: Tracing History & Culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Special Offers

Duration

13 days
Apr

From

$22,020

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Barcelona to Basque Country: Tracing History & Culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Duration

13 days
Apr

From

$22,020

Top Highlights

  • Encounter an array of architectural marvels, from the Alhambra in Granada to Lisbon’s 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery, and Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad Guggenheim in Bilbao, and capture your best photos alongside a National Geographic photography expert
  • Explore seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Seville’s Alcázar palace, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the Tower of Belém in Lisbon, and Porto’s old city
  • Learn how cork oak is harvested in the orchards of the Algarve, and collect mussels with local fisherman in Galicia
  • Experience Basque country in the music and culture of northern Spain and the markets of southwest France
  • Discover the works of renowned artists including Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, and Richard Serra on a private tour of the Guggenheim in Bilbao

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

Special Offers

Duration

16 days
May

From

$19,090

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Europe & British Isles

Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

Duration

16 days
May

From

$19,090

Top Highlights

  • Explore round churches and charming fishing villages on the Danish islands of Christiansø and Bornholm alongside our National Geographic Photography Expert
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Hanseatic trade center of Visby and the Old Towns of Riga and Tallinn
  • Explore Neolithic sites on the Swedish island of Öland, and discover the unusual culture of Finland’s Åland Islands, an autonomous, Swedish-speaking region
  • Delve into the captivating cities of Stockholm and Helsinki, discovering their timeless Old Towns as well as their flourishing contemporary culture
  • Get immersed in the local cultures through musical performances curated by our ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Powers of the North Sea: Medieval Capitals and Vibrant Cultures

Special Offers

Duration

11 days
Jul

From

$10,990

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Europe & British Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Powers of the North Sea: Medieval Capitals and Vibrant Cultures

Duration

11 days
Jul

From

$10,990

Top Highlights

  • Dive into the multi-layered pasts of countries bordering the North Sea: Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France—and learn how these independent nations have been linked over time through trade, economics, culture, and politics
  • Capture your best photographs alongside a National Geographic photography expert as you explore UNESCO-designated Old Towns including Bryggen, Speicherstadt, and Lübeck
  • Venture out of Amsterdam to the Delta Works project of Neeltje Jans to witness the incredible feat of engineering of the storm surge barrier protecting the Low Countries
  • With the knowledge of our historians, naturalists, and local experts, experience life in major cities and coastal towns, taste culinary specialties, and see some of this region’s biodiversity

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Expedition Highlights

Explore your way, every day, using first-rate exploration tools such as kayaks and Zodiacs to see Europe’s shorelines up close and at water level. The special experience we arrange on shore with local experts foster authentic connections to the continent’s modern-day cultures, while the team at the helm of each expedition—from cultural experts to historians—offers expert insights into Europe’s past to help illuminate her present.

See more Highlights

Exploring Europe Through Music

Music encodes the spirit of place, evoking powerful emotions and opening a doorway into the destinations we visit. In EuropeJacob Edgar, our talented ethnomusicologist, curates exclusive, one-of-a-kind musical performances both on board and on land—from a stirring choral ensemble in Visby’s grand ruins to the Wellerman’s rhythmic sea shanty serenade en route to London. Enjoy a preview of these soulful European sounds.

Read more

Follow Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic on Spotify or Apple Music to find Europe playlists specially curated by Jacob Edgar.

wavelengths_applemusic.jpg wavelengths_spotify.jpg

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

Book Now

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

sign up

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

Book Now

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

sign up

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now
When you arrive at climactic points along the way, you'll get there by the grandest of front doors—the sea. This is how people through history came and went, and consequently, Europe’s ports are hubs of vibrance and in many cases, remarkable beauty.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

Book Now

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

Sign up

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

Book Now

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

Sign up

View our brochure for more details