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Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

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Cruise holidays to Europe & Scandinavia

Introduction

European cruise holidays offer a whole range of unique experiences, from exploring the storied waters of its river greats to remote adventures among the icy wonders of Scandinavia and the Arctic.

Indeed, the Continent is host to some of the world’s greatest river cruises. In between city icons and stunning rural beauty, you’ll sweep east on the Danube, showcase France’s medieval history on the Rhône and combine the rustic villages and grand cities of Germany and the Netherlands on the Rhine. 


Heidelberg on the Rhine, Germany

Then, in Scandinavia, a rich seafaring tradition spans from the Vikings to the great polar explorers of the 19th century. And, its cragged Atlantic coast is just as wild today as when Erik the Red set sail to settle Greenland over one thousand years ago. Giant swells still beat against coastal mountains, routes weave between island jags and colossal glaciers ooze down millennia-old valleys. Then, as you strike north, taking in quaint fishing villages and historic cathedral cities alike, you’ll cross over into the Arctic Circle. A true frontier land, everything from dogsledding trips to snowmobile excursions play out under the mystical dance of the Northern Lights.

However, winter doesn’t get all the fun. If you sail in the summer, you’ll be treated to the geological drama of Norway’s fjords, with routes plunging through giant, glacier-carved inlets towered over by kilometre-high cliffs. It’s all lit iridescent by the Midnight Sun. And, in the Baltic, there's the chance to sail between the cities of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, even heading into Russia to explore the architectural wonders of St Petersburg. The options are almost endless.


With so many options available across the Continent, it's best to speak to the experts. Our cruise specialists are on hand seven days a week to answer your questions and provide up-to-the-minute insight into the world of cruising.

Our top itineraries for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

Highlights of Iceland Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,775 pp incl. flights

Explore the best of Iceland on an action packed road trip around its circumference. Expect everything from the classics of Reykjavik and the Golden Circle to the off-the-beaten-track wonders of the Eastfjord and the south-coast waterfalls.

Iceland's Northern Lights & Winter Wonders

5-day escorted tour from £970 pp incl. flights

This escorted tour takes in the winter wilderness of southern Iceland, starting and ending in the capital Reykjavik and visiting a number of the region's most impressive sites, from the iceberg-filled waters of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to the waterfalls of Gullfoss and Skogafoss among others.

Ion Hotel & Reykjavik

5-day itinerary from £1,390 pp incl. flights

Iceland is deservedly known for its dramatic landscapes and abundance of geological wonders. This five-day tailor-made self-drive tour combines a two-night stay in Iceland's charming capital Reykjavik with two-nights at Ion Hotel.

Volcanoes & Ice: Iceland & Greenland

7-day tailor-made tour from £3,145 pp incl. flights

Combine the colourful city of Reykjavik with the Iceberg town of Ilulissat in Greenland. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in addition due to the town's location north of the Arctic Circle it’s a fantastic place to look for the Northern lights.

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Top offers for Europe & Scandinavia Cruises

London to Tromso on Silver Spirit

8-day cruise from £1,995 pp incl. flights

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Book by: 07 June 2019

Blessed with rolling hills, soaring peaks, valleys, tranquil fjords and white sandy beaches, this 8-day voyage is what Norway is meant to be

Barcelona To Venice & Orient Express on Silversea

15-day cruise & rail from £7,210 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made fares with $200 spending money
Book by: 31 May 2019

Forget flying, the best way to discover the true beauty of the Mediterranean basin is by sea. From Barcelona to Venice, travel the coasts of Spain and Italy for increasingly glamourous ports

Aegean Adventures on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,399 pp incl. flights

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Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 62 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

Summer on the Adriatic on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,999 pp incl. flights

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Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 56 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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