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Western Europe

Western Europe is awash in historic, cultural, and culinary jewels—a Zegrahm Expeditions European cruise is one of the most all-encompassing ways to delve into it all. Our team of experts and local guides offers insights into an array of ports, large and small, and their rich history, taking us easily from busy local market to World Heritage Sites brimming with medieval architecture. Our Western Europe cruises bring us to Porto, where we’ll stroll through the old town and visit a 13th-century cathedral. We’ll sample exquisite wines in Bordeaux and tour a vineyard. Our European cruise also stops at three of the Channel Islands, including Guernsey, where the island’s eponymous dairy cows are as captivating as its World War II remnants and photogenic harbor.

Upcoming Western Europe Expeditions

  • Discoveries of Coastal Europe

    April 28May 11, 2018

    The coast of Western Europe makes for a sweeping journey—soak up the fine food and fantastic art, plus the myriad historical sites, from France’s Mont Saint-Michel, Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, and the French- and British-influenced Channel Islands.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Western Europe

  • Bordeaux, France
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    5 Must-Sips in Western Europe

    September 19, 2017 | Blog Post

    Sailing aboard the newly refurbished Ocean Adventurer, guests on our upcoming Discoveries of Coastal Europe journey can drink in Western Europe’s dramatic coasts from Lisbon to London.

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    European Crested Tit
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    European Birds: 10 Endemic Species

    August 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    The birds of Europe include around 700 different species, many of which are similar to those found in northern Asia and North America. In fact, there are only 10 endemic species of European birds that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

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    Antarctic Sunset
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    The Best Places for Stargazing Around the World

    July 25, 2017 | Blog Post

    On August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun and the sky will turn completely dark in the middle of the day. Total solar eclipses like this occur approximately once every 18 months, but they’re usually only visible from less than half a percent of the Earth’s surface. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979.

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  • Mont Saint-Michel, France
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    Mont Saint-Michel: A Bridge to the Divine

    June 12, 2017 | Blog Post

    In 2014 a new footbridge opened between the French mainland and Mont Saint-Michel.

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    Great Barrier Reef
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    2018: 26 Countries, 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites [Infographic]

    May 4, 2017 | Infographics

    In 2018, Zegrahm will be visiting 52 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in over 25 countries! The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN that maintains a list of important natural or historical sites, whose preservation and safe-keeping are deemed important for the world community.

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    St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
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    Finding Liberation in the Channel Islands

    April 12, 2017 | Blog Post

    When Englanders look to escape their busy everyday lives, many hop a ferry or turboprop for the short trip to the Channel Islands.

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  • Sark, Channel Islands
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    Discovering Coastal Europe

    April 4, 2017 | Blog Post

    In 2016, we embarked on our first-ever Discoveries of Coastal Europe expedition; and it was a hit!

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    Island Sky
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    Lisbon, Portugal
    Field Report

    Discoveries of Coastal Europe 2016 Field Report

    July 20, 2016 | Field Report

    Thursday & Friday, May 12 & 13, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal / Embark Sea Adventurer

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  • Agrigento, Sicily
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    European Archaeology - The Top 10 Sites to See

    June 8, 2016 | Blog Post

    Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary.

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    Sumela Monastery
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    Medieval Times: From Croatia to Belgium

    May 17, 2016 | Blog Post

    Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary.

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    Bordeaux, France
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    The Beauty of Bordeaux

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    When you return from your Bordeaux travels, you may find yourself on the guest list for all sorts of neighborhood soirees and wine tastings—after all, you’re the new oenophile on the block!

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More Options for Exploration

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