French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights
Visit three different European countries; enjoy overnight stays in a trio of engrossing cities; and experience scenic cruising of beautiful waterways, all on one incredible nine-night sailing. Packed with highlights throughout, this cruise offers plenty of rewards, during time spent on board Braemar and ashore, thanks to your smaller-sized ship’s ability to bring you closer to the attractions of each destination.
Your triple-city discovery will take you to Belgium and elegant Antwerp. [ReadMoreMob] Braemar will navigate the Western Scheldt River en route, passing picturesque countryside scenes, before docking a short distance from the centre of Belgium’s second city. Many of Antwerp’s most prized possessions will be within reach; the intricate guildhouses of Grote Markt, the mighty Cathedral of our Lady and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts are just a few of the highlights. [ReadMoreDesk]Your overnight stay here affords you time to see the sights at your leisure, explore the legendary Diamond District, and sample authentic Belgian chocolates too. In Spain, the scenic city of Santander awaits. The capital of the gorgeous Cantabria region is situated amongst the unspoilt coastline of one of the world’s prettiest bays, and boasts stunning landscapes, inviting beaches and an impressive mix of architecture. Whether you choose to stay in Santander during your extended stop, or opt to join tours to visit the medieval towns of Santillana del Mar and Comillas; discover the breathtaking Picos Mountains; or explore the incredible replica of the Altamira Caves, your time on the Spanish north coast won’t disappoint.
Bringing a French flavour to your cruise is Bordeaux, where Braemar will once again dock overnight closer to the centre – much of which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site – to tempt you into a rewarding exploration of one of Europe’s greatest cities. The length of the gangway is all that divides you from a collection of famous landmarks and impressive architectural wonders, such as Calihau Gate, the Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Place de La Bourse. Simply step ashore and explore to reveal Bordeaux’s many treasures at your own pace. If you’ve a penchant for fine wines, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Cité du Vin Museum, which offers an authentic insight into French wine culture, as well as indulgent tasting sessions. For the perfect conclusion to your adventure, you’ll depart Bordeaux via the Gironde and Garonne rivers and experience hours of memorable scenic cruising before heading home.