Discoveries of Coastal Europe

May 11, 2016
16 Days
Aboard the Ocean Adventurer
110 Guests
From $9,980

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Discoveries of Coastal Europe

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore two fascinating medieval UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France’s Mont Saint-Michel.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour in Bordeaux, the world’s wine industry capital.
  • Visit three of the Channel Islands—Guernsey, Sark, and Jersey—to observe the interesting mix of French and British influences.
  • Immerse yourself in World War II history with time in both Brittany and Normandy.
  • Discover Netherlands' seldom-visited West Frisian Islands; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these islands are home to vast dunes and tidal marshes offering excellent opportunities for birding.

Expedition Team

Ocean Adventurer

The 120-guest Ocean Adventurer will be refurbished in 2017 and is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull that allow her to navigate easily in the most rugged natural environments. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows us to explore at a moment’s notice. Each stateroom has an ocean view, an in-room music system, and en suite bathroom.

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • Fast-Drying Ankle Socks
Fast-Drying Ankle Socks

These fast-drying, UPF 50-rated ankle socks are wash-wring-dry overnight—perfect when you have a wine tasting in Bordeaux to attend or a visit to Guernsey in the morning and no time for laundry. Plus, there’s a three-year “All-Holes-Barred” guarantee; wear ‘em out as you wish as you explore the Netherland’s seldom-visited Frisian Islands or Spain’s Santiago de Compostela. 

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