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Combine European Coastal Cruise with Cruising the British Isles and save an additional 5%

Valid for travel 10 - 30 September 2024

Combine this voyage with Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland and England 2024 and save an additional 5%. Valid for travel 10 - 30 September 2024. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.

75% off the single supplement for European Coastal Cruise: Portugal, Spain & France

Valid for travel 21 – 30 September 2024

Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with early booking discount, but not combinable with any other offers. Valid on stateroom categories 1-3 only. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.

Save up to £845pp on European Coastal cruise: Portugal, Spain and France 2024

Valid for travel 21 - 30 September 2024

Save up to £845 per person on European Coastal cruise: Portugal, Spain and France 2024. Valid for travel 21 – 30 September 2024. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.



Passenger capacity is 184 but limited to 148 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

9 nights

Price guide

From £10,585pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type



European Coastal Cruise: Portugal, Spain & France 2024

Embark on a comprehensive western European adventure during autumn and enjoy rare experiences in France such as the exploration of bucolic Normandy, moving World War II sites, or the epicurean region of Bordeaux.

You also visit picturesque Brittany, UNESCO-designated Mont Saint-Michel, Bilbao’s modern Guggenheim, Santiago de Compostela and Porto.


  • Exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team and local guides
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers
  • Private balcony with every on-board accommodation and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed
  • Choice of curated, included shore excursions with expert guides
  • Traveller’s valet® laundry service
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels
  • On-board service from an English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician 24/7 A&K on-call support
  • Explore the French epicurean region of Bordeaux
  • Visit Bilbao’s modern Guggenheim
  • Discover more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont-Saint-Michel and historic Brittany
  • Hike on Spain’s ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route 
  • Visit Douro Valle - one of the region’s best wine estates


Cabin Per person from Special offer from
Classic Stateroom £11,430 £10,585
Deluxe Stateroom £13,970 £13,125
Prestige Stateroom £16,085 £15,240
Deluxe Suite £22,860 £22,015
Privilege Two-Room Suite £24,555 £23,705
Prestige Two-Room Suite £30,480 £29,635
Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite £36,830 £35,985
Owner's Suite £40,220 £39,370


Single supplement from £8,575

Departure dates

21 – 30 September 2024 (9 nights)

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This departure is aboard Le Dumont D’Urville

Journey details

Combine this voyage with Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland and England and save an additional 5%.

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.

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European Coastal Cruise: Portugal, Spain & France 2024

Arrive London, UK

Arrive in London and meet with fellow travellers and award-winning expedition team. This afternoon transfer to Dover to join your luxurious small ship. Join fellow guests for an onboard welcome reception this evening.

Honfleur, Normandy

Arrive at the port of Honfleur and take a stroll admiring typical Normandy architecture including St Catherine’s Church and bell tower and the Old Port. Travel to Omaha Beach, a poignant D-Day Landing site; you also visit the US Military Cemetery and Interpretation Centre at Colleville-sur-Mer. Or join a culinary experience, visiting the picturesque countryside and workshops, sampling Normandy specialties, including cheeses, hard cider, and Calvados.


Arrive at the port of Saint-Malo the gateway to the iconic Le Mont Saint-Michel. Make your way up the 350 steps to the abbey which lies at the top of this tidal island. Head to Dinan and see the 14th-century castle and take part in an oyster farm experience. Alternatively, visit Rennes to explore its turbulent history via its authentic Old Town and Parliament buildings. Enjoy a traditional Breton lunch of crêpes.

At sea

Unwind and enjoy a day at sea, perhaps with time at the pool or spa or on your private balcony. Relish a day of relaxation, enjoying the amenities of your ship and more engaging presentations by our experts.

Bordeaux, France

Arrive in Bordeaux, a best-kept secret seldom visited by cruise ships. Today, you can choose from curated excursions. Discover the historic city on foot with an expert guide, visiting the Old Town and 13th-century Cathedral of St André, exploring along the Garonne River, and visit the Bassins de Lumières. Alternatively, set out for an exclusive Bordeaux wine estate tour, with privileged access to areas usually closed to the public. Lovers of the sea may choose a visit to the seaside resort town of Arcachon, known for its golden beaches. You can also choose a nature walk in the maritime pine forest, Landes. Rejoin your ship for cocktails and dinner.


Join your expedition team ashore for a choice of excursions. Enjoy artworks in iconic Guggenheim Museum. Alternately, take a walking tour of Palacio de la Magdalena and Catedral de Santander. Choose a hike to El Castillo Cave, which houses the most ancient Palaeolithic art in the world, or a drive through Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Natural Park before visiting the fishing port of Santoña and the old village of historic Laredo.

Santiago de Compostela

Today, explore Santiago de Compostela, the terminus of the Camino de Santiago, a network of pilgrimage routes dating to the ninth century. View the cathedral and Old Town, followed by lunch with a Galician folklore dance performance. Choose a shorter walk to Cape Finisterre followed by a visit to the medieval castle of Vimianzo. For another option, explore Santiago’s food market and restaurants, tasting local tapas, empanadas, cheeses and wines.


Join your expedition team for a lecture. Afterwards, you can explore Cais da Ribeira and view the Stock Exchange Palace and St Francis Church. Foodies can opt to sample artisan cheese and port wine. Head to the Douro Valley for lunch at Quinta da Pacheca, one of the region’s best wine estates or head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Braga or visit Guimarães and its medieval castle, followed a cable car ride to Penha.


Today, enjoy a selection of excursions such as a gourmet city tour, featuring the Tower of Belem, a visit to Jeronimos Monastery. Alternatively drive to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to glittering palaces. Set out on an excursion to Evora, capital of Portugal’s south-central region, for a visit to its old city, which is another UNESCO site. Alternately, learn more about Lisbon’s art of tile making during a hands on visit to a workshop.

Depart Lisbon

Disembark and continue on your post-tour extension or transfer to the airport for your return flight. Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted at the sole discretion of the captain due to weather and sea conditions, medical emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances beyond A&K’s control.

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