Europe

Embark on a remarkable voyage to the diverse and enchanting continent of Europe.

This cruise destination invites you to explore a tapestry of rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures. From the romantic waterways of Venice to the majestic fjords of Norway, Europe offers many breathtaking destinations to discover. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient ruins, wander through charming cobblestone streets, and marvel at architectural wonders like the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum. 

Indulge in world-renowned cuisine, from delectable French pastries to savoury Mediterranean dishes. Whether you seek the art and romance of Italy, the charm of the Greek Islands, or the medieval beauty of the Baltic countries, a European cruise promises an unforgettable journey filled with captivating experiences at every turn. Prepare to be captivated by Europe’s history, culture, and endless wonders on an extraordinary cruise adventure.

Ports you might visit

Alicante
Am Baile, St Kilda, Scotland, United Kingdom
Antwerp
Arles
Arnhem
Avignon
Baile Mor, Iona, Scotland, UK
Bamberg
Basel
Bear Island, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Bernkastel
Bonn
Boppard
Bratislava
Breisach
Budapest
Calf of Man, Isle of Man
Coblenz
Cochem
Copinsay Island, Scotland, UK
Dordrecht
Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf & Cologne
Eltville
Esztergom
Frankfurt
Gallipoli, Italy
Gorinchem
Hekla Havn, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Horn
Itea (Delphi), Greece
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Kelheim
Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
Koblenz & Rudesheim
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Le Havre
Linz on the Danube
Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK
Lyon
Maastricht
Mainz
Mannheim & Speyer
Market Wide
Melk
Milk
Miltenberg
Nijimegen
Nijmegen
Nuremberg
Nydri, Nisos Lefkada, Greece
Paris
Passau
Peel, Isle of Man
Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Scotland, UK
Regensburg, Germany
Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Roermond
Ruedesheim
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canarias, Spain
Shiant Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland
Staffa, Scotland, UK
Strasbourg
Straubing
Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Tain-I’Hermitage
Traben-Trarbach
Trier
Umivik Bay, Greenland
Utrecht
Venlo
Vienna
Vilshofen
Volkach
Waal & Merwede & Dordrecht
Wertheim
Wurzburg
Alicante

Alicante

Built around a natural harbour, the main city and cruise port on Spain's Costa Blanca, Alicante, is also a top beach resort in its own right. It has a sophisticated Mediterranean feel with its restored old town adding to its charm and the attraction of its sandy beaches. When choosing a stretch of sand in Alicante, but the white-sand, blueflag El Postiguet is a good place to start. Its proximity to the Old Quarter adds to the charm – stretch your legs on the palm-lined promenade, guided by its pretty, wavy patchwork of marble tiles.
Am Baile, St Kilda, Scotland, United Kingdom

Am Baile, St Kilda, Scotland, United Kingdom

The St Kilda volcanic archipelago has the highest sea cliffs in Britain and the most important seabird breeding colonies in northwestern Europe.
Antwerp

Antwerp

The heart of Flanders beats Antwerp, the center of international diamond trade. Antwerp is home to numerous fashion creators, painters and musicians. Its unique flavor is derived from the combination of, and tensions between the diverse aspects of its personality: a passionate commitment to commerce goes hand in hand with an abiding interest in the life of ideas to participate fully in the present and in the future.
Arles

Arles

If you love Roman history, then Arles should be on the visiting itinerary. Situated on the Rhône River, in Southern France, the city was at one time a provincial capital of ancient Rome. The Roman influence can still be seen to this day in its historical sites.
Arnhem

Arnhem

Arnhem is the capital of the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The city lies on a short stretch of the Rhine, the Nederrijn, set in the heart of green surroundings where you can walk and cycle to your hearts content. The city has a reputation as a fashion city. Large shopping centres and boutiques can be found in the fashion district. Explore the many museums: the Arnhem Museum inspires with modern art, the Wijnmuseum is located in one of the oldest wine cellars in the Netherlands; or visit the Open Air Museum and the Dutch Water Museum.
Avignon

Avignon

As you stroll the squares and cobbled streets of Avignon, in south-eastern France, you will be impressed by the architectural influence of 400 years of papal rule. From its 800 year old ramparts that tower majestically over the Rhône River, to the UNESCO listed Pope’s Palace and city centre, the area is steeped in cultural history.
Baile Mor, Iona, Scotland, UK

Baile Mor, Iona, Scotland, UK

Despite its size, spanning only three miles long and one mile wide, Isle of Iona's influence on Christianity in Scotland, England, and mainland Europe is monumental.
Bamberg

Bamberg

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg enchants its visitors with a wonderful old town that invites you to stroll and discover.
Basel

Basel

A delightful blend of old and new, Basel is Switzerland’s best-kept secret. During the holiday season, the medieval Old Town is transformed into a magical yuletide affair. Cobblestone streets are lined with wooden chalet-style huts selling all manner of festive treats and gifts. Visitors to the Christmas market can enjoy a warming cup of aromatic glühwein in a decorated boot-shaped mug. Hand-carved tree decorations, cheerfully painted ceramics and delicious food are sold from stalls throughout the city.
Bear Island, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Bear Island, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

At the head of Øfjord is a scenic group of low lying rocky islands known as the Bear Islands. Sydkap (South Cape) situated at the north end of Scoresby Sund is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Stauning Alps. Here colossal icebergs, some in excess of 100 meters (330’) high and 1 kilometer (.6 mile) wide, have run aground in the shallow water.
Bernkastel

Bernkastel

Numerous half-timbered houses adorn the town of Bernkastel, directly on the Moselle River. Above is a castle with a restaurant and in the old town you can find numerous small boutiques and stores. The Moselle invites you to an unforgettable boat trip, but also to kayak or canoe. Bernkastel is known for its ideal location on the Moselle and for its quaint old town. Together with Kues it forms a double town, on the left and on the right of the banks of the Moselle, with numerous restaurants and bars.
Bonn

Bonn

Bonn is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the former capital of Germany. The banks of the Rhine invite you to go for a walk and offer well-developed inline and cycle paths. The old town offers traditional shops and branches of large brand chains.
Boppard

Boppard

Boppard is a small city consisting of nine villages located in the Rhine Province in Germany, in the heart of the Rhine River Valley, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2022. The city is filled with Roman designed cathedrals and medieval buildings along its winding roads illustrating the life of Roman, French and German inhabitants that occupied the city in the Middle Ages. It is popular tourist destination offering historical, cultural, and natural attractions, as well as producing some excellent wines that are exported all over Europe.
Bratislava

Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, lies on the Danube in the west of the country. The city is renowned for its bar and café culture, giving the place a lively feel despite its population of under half a million. Bratislava Castle, rebuilt in the 1950s after a devastating fire over 100 years earlier, lies on the edge of the old town. The city is full of parks and green spaces, with several lakes for people to walk or relax beside
Breisach

Breisach

Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, across the river from French Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing. But Breisach, too, can boast about its wine: it is home to Europe’s largest cellars, with a storage capacity of more than 160 million liters. The most prominent landmark of Breisach is the Romanesque-Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. Its two towers are visible from throughout the city and from the Rhine.
Budapest

Budapest

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As the capital of Hungary, situated in Central Europe, it is full of history and heritage with a number of both ancient and modern attractions. Magnificently straddling the Danube, the city is as equally impressive to view from the water on a river cruise as when walking the streets. Budapest’s elegant boulevards and world-famous thermal baths welcome travellers from all over the world. Everywhere is a feast for the eyes and the photo opportunities are endless.
Calf of Man, Isle of Man

Calf of Man, Isle of Man

Calf of Man, a quaint islet nestled in the Irish Sea, was once privately owned but has since been gifted to the National Trust, recognizing its significance as a haven for nesting sea birds. The island plays host to 33 different species of seabirds during breeding season, each bringing their unique charm.
Coblenz

Coblenz

The German city of Coblenz enjoys a fabulous geographical setting. It lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers (what a treat for riverboat cruise trips) and the convergence of three low mountain ranges, the Westerwald, Hunsrück, and the Eifel (great photo opportunities). It is a popular destination for exploring the romantic Rhine Valley.
Cochem

Cochem

Cochem is the smallest county seat in Germany and is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Cochem is located on the Moselle River and is famous for its wine growing. The city allows a picturesque view of the vineyards. Even from a distance, the Reichsburg Castle can be easily seen, which acts as the town's landmark. The town is popular not only with bowling clubs and families. The cobblestone-paved old town offers a leisurely stroll and invites you to linger at the fountain.
Copinsay Island, Scotland, UK

Copinsay Island, Scotland, UK

Copinsay Island is one of the Scottish Orkney Islands, situated off the east coast of the Orkney Mainland. After the last residents left Copinsay Island in 1958, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds purchased the island in 1972, as a reserve in memory of the renowned naturalist James Fisher
Dordrecht

Dordrecht

The Dutch city of Dordrecht is a former trading town thanks to its location on the waterfront. This past can still be felt in the town today. Be it in the historic city centre, at the harbour or in one of the several museums. Also worth seeing are the Augustinian monastery of the 13th century as well as the "Grote Kerk" - climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular view. A walk-through Dordrecht is the best way to discover the history of the town and its many attractions. In the city centre you’ll find a traditional food market, complete with cheeses, meats, nuts, fruit, veg and more.
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed "the longest bar in the world" due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Konigsallee and Schadowstrasse while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum.
Dusseldorf & Cologne

Dusseldorf & Cologne

The yuletide season in Düsseldorf is a feast for the senses. The air carries the scent of candied roasted almonds, a mouth-watering sweet snack, popular over the festive season. There are several Christmas markets located throughout the city. In the Old Town, burgher-style huts, modelled on the city’s traditional architecture, offer a range of tasty treats, from bratwurst to stollen, a cake-like bread filled with fruits, spices and nuts. Themed winter markets feature across Cologne during the holiday season, inviting visitors to browse colourful market stalls for handmade gifts, beautiful artwork and colourful crafts. The towering Gothic Cologne Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to the city’s festivities and array of offerings from its red wooden stalls.
Eltville

Eltville

Eltville in Hesse is a cozy little town on the north bank of the Rhine, between Mainz and Bingen. The old town is grouped around the electoral castle of Eltville, which stands almost directly on the banks of the Rhine. The castle dates back to the 13th century and was destroyed in 1635 during the Thirty Years' War; only the residential tower was rebuilt and has been preserved to this day. Today it houses a museum about the city and regional history of Eltville as well as the tourist information.
Esztergom

Esztergom

Esztergom has a rich history. It is the city where the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen was born. The city is located on the right bank of the Danube River, marking the border between Hungary and Slovakia. Visitors can have a tour in the city, admiring its beautiful sights. Saint Stephen Square is the most beautiful squares located in a spectacular area at the castle hill just close to Basilica.
Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Connected to the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal, Frankfurt is one of the most unique cities in Germany. After all, it is the only city with a skyline of skyscrapers. A view of the metropolis from the viewing platform of the MAIN TOWER is a very special experience. Frankfurt is not only a very modern and busy city, but also has many historical sights and attractions.
Gallipoli, Italy

Gallipoli, Italy

Along the southwestern side of Italy's boot heel lies one of the prettiest baroque towns in the entire Puglia region.
Gorinchem

Gorinchem

Although many historical constructions have been preserved, only one of the four city gates that were built remains - the Dalempoort. In addition to the remaining fortresses, Gorinchem offers many other sights that make a visit worthwhile, such as the wine and tasting room La Caponniere, the Tolhuis or the De Hoop windmill.
Hekla Havn, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Hekla Havn, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord in the world, cuts into the East Greenlandic Mountains 350 kilometers (216 miles), is 50 kilometers (30 miles) wide and occupies an area equivalent to the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined. This is one of the most remote and wildest regions on Earth. It was named in honor of English explorer William Scoresby who mapped the fjord in 1822.
Horn

Horn

Considered by many residents of the Netherlands to be one of the most beautiful cities in North Holland. There are many churches, museums, interesting buildings and other attractions here. At the same time, it is small and comfortable. One of the interesting sights of Horn is the so-called ''bricks''. This term means any object built into the facade of a building that has a decorative function.
Itea (Delphi), Greece

Itea (Delphi), Greece

The coastal town of Itea is quite modern by Greek standards, founded in 1830 after its port played a decisive role in the country's War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire.
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

The small Greenlandic town of Ittoqqortoormiit sits at the entrance to Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord on Earth. Although founded in 1925, the original colonists to the area were Palaeo-Eskimo peoples 4,000 years ago. Housing 500 people, Ittoqqortoormiit derives its name from Greenlandic meaning ‘Big-House Dwellers’. A walk through town, reveals a vibrant Greenlandic culture. Seal, muskox and even a polar bear skin can be seen drying on racks outside of private homes.
Kelheim

Kelheim

Kelheim is the administrative town of the district of the same name on the Danube. The small town in Lower Bavaria has about 17 000 inhabitants and offers its citizens a varied programme of leisure, culture, sports and education. The town is situated between Regensburg and Ingolstadt at the mouth of the Main-Danube Canal, where the old canal harbour dating from 1846 can be admired as a monument to earlier architecture. The nearby Altmühltal valley and the Danube breakthrough is very scenic and is where you will find the Benedictine abbey Kloster Weltenburg.
Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom

Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Orkney Archipelago, a collection of stark, treeless islands off Scotland's northern coast, is steeped in history dating back over 5,000 years.
Koblenz & Rudesheim

Koblenz & Rudesheim

Sip on a warming glühwein and enjoy the seasonal festivities of Koblenz's Christmas market. Centered around the Schängel fountain, the Koblenz Christmas market offers all the flavours of the yuletide season from its famous Christmas bakery. Sail passed hilltop castles along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will pass vineyard-blanketed hills whose steep slopes require vintners to pick grapes by hand, keeping a centuries-old tradition alive. Picturesque Rüdesheim is brimming with festive cheer. Enjoy a taste of the local brew, Weihnachtsbier, and stroll the vibrant Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with decorated restaurants and bars, is the perfect place to explore and immerse in the spirit of the holiday season.
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is a large Spanish city, which just happens to be on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. That fact adds the exotic, slightly African and international flavour to the place. It played an important part in the early exploration and exploitation of Africa and the New World, some of which is recounted in the Casa de Colon Museum. Columbus may have slept there, but it was never his house. It was actually the mansion of early governors. Other museums of note are the Museo Canaria with a number of Cro Magnon skulls, and the fascinating Elder Museum of Science and Technology.
Le Havre

Le Havre

Founded in 1517 to serve the French capital, Le Havre marks your opportunity to explore the innumerable sights and experiences of Paris. Often called the City of Light, you will be spoilt for choice. Sense the gothic splendour and folklore of Notre Dame Cathedral, weave among the priceless artworks in the Louvre, amble the Champs Élysées to Arc de Triomphe, and experience the magical Eiffel Tower.
Linz on the Danube

Linz on the Danube

The Danube River changes the direction of its flow, due to a bend in the river, in the Austrian city of Linz. Visitors to Linz on the Danube will enjoy the Donaupark which forms a part of the city's 'cultural mile'. The park is located between the Brucknerhaus music venue and the Kunstmuseum. The whole city can be viewed from the Pöstlingberg mountain.
Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK

Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK

Largest of the Treshnish Isles, Lunga is quite literally for the birds. The archipelago – part of the Inner Hebrides – is a protected sanctuary for nearly 50 species of breeding seabirds including razorbills, European shags, fulmars, and kittiwakes. A large population of guilliemots nest on Harp Rock, while the beaches offer refuge for tiny storm petrels.
Lyon

Lyon

Sitting in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, where the Rhône and Saône rivers converge, Lyon boasts a proud 2,000 year history. From its magnificent Roman Amphitheatre of Fourvière, to Renaissance architecture in Lyon’s old town, to the Presqu’ile peninsula, where impressive 19th century buildings house banks, cultural centres, and government buildings, alongside designer stores, independent retailers, restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs.
Maastricht

Maastricht

Maastricht is a university city in the extreme south of the Netherlands. The city is characterized by its medieval architecture and lively cultural scene. In the cobbled old town are the Gothic St. John's Church and the Romanesque St. Servatius Basilica with its important collection of sacred art.
Mainz

Mainz

The city of Mainz is situated on the Rhine river, within the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It serves as the state's capital city and is the 38th largest city in Germany, measured by population, with more than 200,000 residents. Significant attractions within the city include Mainz Cathedral, the State Theatre and the Romano-Germanic Central Museum. It is also recognised as a key hub for the German wine industry and, in actual fact, the history of wine production in the city can be traced all the way back to the Roman era.
Mannheim & Speyer

Mannheim & Speyer

Mannheim’s Christmas market is a holiday season shopping extravaganza, centered around the city’s iconic water tower. One of Germany’s oldest and largest markets, more than 160 booths host vendors from around the world, offering handicrafts and handmade items. Speyer’s Old Town transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. With the historic Old Gate as a stunning backdrop, market stalls are brimming with yuletide treats, serving Christmas cookies and steaming mugs of aromatic glühwein. Revel in Christmas traditions and sample tasty regional delicacies.
Market Wide

Market Wide

The town of Marktbreit is located in the south of the Main Triangle on the left bank of the River Main. Thanks to the dry and warm climate, the area is considered one of the most productive wine-growing regions in Franconia.
Melk

Melk

Melk is the gateway to Wachau. Anyone who approaches the historic city on the Danube will soon discover Melk Abbey, which towers high above the river. The abbey is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and is worth a visit in all seasons. The impressive baroque ensemble has been looked after buy the monks of the Benedictine order since 1089. Culture, faith and science come together in the magnificent rooms of the monastery.
Milk

Milk

Melk has given itself a beautiful name: the gateway to the Wachau. Anyone approaching the historic city on the Danube will soon discover Melk Abbey, which towers high above the river.
Miltenberg

Miltenberg

The lovely town of Miltenberg entered history as early as 1237 and soon achieved considerable prosperity. On the Main loop, the small town enchants with the most beautiful half-timbered buildings, the famous “Schnatterloch” gate tower, and probably the oldest inn in Germany.
Nijimegen

Nijimegen

Nijimegen originated as the Roman settlement of Noviomagus and is the oldest town in the Netherlands. Steeped in ancient history , full of wonderful museums, marvelous architecture and beautiful natural land. It offers a range of cycling routes that take you right up to the German boarder and along the lenghth of Waal river.
Nijmegen

Nijmegen

Probably the oldest town in the Netherlands, Nijmegen's history dates back to Roman times. Located on the Waal river, the town originated as a Roman military camp. Visitors enjoy visiting parks such as the Valkhof Park, located by the river, and the Kronenburger park, situated between the old town and the railway station.
Nuremberg

Nuremberg

Nuremberg is an independent city in Bavaria, not far from Furth. The medieval architecture that runs through the entire city is still recognizable today. The old city walls and the Imperial Castle tell of days long gone. Nuremberg is famous for its Christmas market. The Christ child heralds the Advent and Christmas market season.
Nydri, Nisos Lefkada, Greece

Nydri, Nisos Lefkada, Greece

Set in the picturesque inlet, the town of Nydri is a favorite lonian yacht harbor. Explore the vast groves that blanket Lefkada's landscape, and the famous Nydri waterfalls.
Paris

Paris

Founded in 1517 as a port to serve Paris, Le Havre remains your gateway to the City of Light. Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Over the centuries, Parisian culture has been built on the wings of inspiration. Music, film, architecture, literature, dance and the visual arts all have their brilliant place in the museums, theatres and remarkably preserved buildings. Behold Notre Dame Cathedral, shrouded in gothic splendour and folklore. Weave among priceless artworks in the sensational Louvre, and along the Champs Élysées toward the Arc de Triomphe. Then let that undisputed Parisian icon, the Eiffel Tower, leave its own vivid impression.
Passau

Passau

Located in Germany at the confluence of three rivers, as the river Danube is joined by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north, the Bavarian town of Passau has a charm that attracts tourists from far and wide. Passau is an exciting tapestry of old and new – a place that is modern and welcoming with many ancient traditions. The town can trace its roots back to the 2nd century AD when it was established as a colony of the Roman Empire. Pretty little lanes and beautiful squares, Passau has much to discover in the way of art and architecture, great places to eat and drink as well as fantastic places to party, shop, stroll and relax.
Peel, Isle of Man

Peel, Isle of Man

The Isle of Man holds the singular honor of being the only nation registered as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This autonomous Crown Dependency takes pride in its own parliament, the Tynwald, rooted in a thousand-year-old lineage.
Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Scotland, UK

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Scotland, UK

Port Ellen is a photographer's paradise nestled along the southern coast of Islay. With its charming whitewashed cottages encircling a sheltered bay, it is a sight to behold. The town's prosperity is entwined with the whisky industry.
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg, Germany

Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, the oldest city along the Danube and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Stone Bridge, constructed in the 12th century, is a masterpiece of medieval engineering with its 16 arches. St. Peter’s Cathedral is widely considered Bavaria’s best Gothic architectural work. The Old Town’s Neupfarrplatz square is a cross section of history - it was once a thriving Jewish quarter, a bustling marketplace and the site of Nazi book burnings
Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Deep in Scorseby Sound in the King Christian X Land of eastern Greenland, we will discover a wonderland of geological color in the Rødefjord, or Red Fjord. The entire ford is walled with cliffs of 300 million-year old Permian red sandstone, which stands out between the deep blue sky and the ink-blue waters of the fjord dotted with shining white icebergs.
Roermond

Roermond

Roermond is a town and municipality with 58 806 inhabitants in the Dutch province of Limburg, which lies on the border of Germany and close to Belgium. It is best known for the designer outlet center where there are plenty of special discounts on the exclusive brands and selected clothing.
Ruedesheim

Ruedesheim

The picturesque town of Rüdesheim is located directly on the Rhine in Hesse and has numerous sights, such as the famous Drosselgasse, where there are numerous wine bars, as well as a castle and a torture museum displaying medieval torture instruments and the history of the Inquisition.
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canarias, Spain

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canarias, Spain

The island of La Palma is a UNESCO Word Heritage Biosphere Site, inscribed for its unique volcanic landscape and lush vegetation. The old town of Santa Cruz is an atmospheric port, with narrow, stone paved streets and many older buildings. Avenida Maritima has a particularly well-preserved stretch of typical Spanish colonial houses, painted in fruit hues with characteristic cantilevered, wood-fretted balconies overhanging from the first floor.
Shiant Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Shiant Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Shiant Islands, a small cluster off Scotland's northwest coast, are an extension of the Outer Hebrides. Once inhabited, these islands stand deserted today, until the summer breeding season when they transform into a haven for nesting seabirds
Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

Imagine a narrow fjord bordered by rugged peaks, vertical rock walls and serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. This is Skjoldungen Fjord, named by Wilhelm August Graah after the honorific title Skjoldungen which, according to Norse mythology, was given to successors of legendary King Skjold to the Danish throne.
Staffa, Scotland, UK

Staffa, Scotland, UK

The petite island of Staffa found amongst the Inner Hebrides, is lauded for its remarkable geology. The Vikings named it Stafyi-øy or 'stave island', as its rock formations evoked images of their vertically placed log houses.
Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is said to be the capital of Christmas in France, with the city’s cathedral square taking centre stage as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. The city’s Christkindelsmärik is the oldest in France, dating back to 1570. Hundreds of stalls are brimming with colourful wares, fine food and mulled wine, bringing festive cheer in abundance. Alsatian specialties feature an array of hearty classics, from bretzels (soft, bread-like pretzels) to bredele (star-shaped spiced cookies), and knacks (sausages) to pain d’epices (gingerbread).
Straubing

Straubing

The beautiful Danube city of Straubing is the heart of Old Bavaria, they say. So it is not surprising that there are numerous sights to be discovered here. The most famous is certainly the Gothic town tower, Straubing's landmark that can be seen from afar. The watchtower was built in the 14th century and still watches over the city today. It can be found on Ludwigs and Theresienplatz. In the historic city centre of Straubing, numerous shops and cosy restaurants invite you to stroll and linger.
Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

Entering the broad Scoresby Sund in northeast Greenland, and bearing to starboard, we trace the northeastern coast of the fjord at its broadest reach, before it splits into three smaller fjords. Just there we come upon a headland intruding beyond a small bay. This is Sydkap, or South Cape. The slopes are rounded, made up of glaciated floors of stone interspersed with colorful tufts of tundra vegetation.
Tain-I’Hermitage

Tain-I’Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage is situated directly on the Rhone in France and is ideal for a stop on a river cruise. Above all, Tain-l'Hermitage has a lot to offer in terms of culinary delights. Wine connoisseurs and wine lovers will be in their element here, as the beautiful village is situated directly at the foot of the vineyards of well-known wine growers. It is therefore not surprising that there are many opportunities for wine tasting throughout the village and that the whole of Tain-l'Hermitage resembles an open-air bar in the evening.
Traben-Trarbach

Traben-Trarbach

The small wine town of Traben-Trarbach is located directly on the Moselle River in a beautiful valley. Surrounded by numerous vineyards, it is one of the most beautiful places in the area, romantic, quaint and modern. In addition to wine tasting and a boat trip on the Moselle, you can take a hike to Grevenburg Castle, a ruin high up on the mountain, but the Buddha Museum should also be on your itinerary. A medieval marketplace adorns the center of the small town and the bridge gate is also one of the ancient relics.
Trier

Trier

Trier impresses with its buildings from the Roman era - first and foremost the well-preserved Porta Nigra. But also the churches of the city are a worthwhile destination during a visit. The oldest city in Germany was founded by the Romans around the year 16 BC under Emperor Augustus. Charlemagne made the city an archbishopric. In hardly any other German city are the legacies of the Romans as numerous as in Trier. You can even drink them in the form of wine. The wine terraces along the valleys of the Moselle and Saar rivers look back on 2000 years of history.
Umivik Bay, Greenland

Umivik Bay, Greenland

On the King Frederick VI Coast of Greenland’s southeast quadrant, the semi-circular Umivik Bay is carved out just north of the Denmark Strait. Unlike the sheer cliffs and rugged terrain presented by much of the coastline, the shores inside the bay are smooth and the massive Greenland Ice Sheet comes right down to the shore in undulating slopes. This profile persuaded Fritjof Nansen to select the bay as the starting point of his successful 1888 expedition to cross Greenland over the ice sheet.
Utrecht

Utrecht

Whether you visit the famous Centraal Museum for ancient and modern art or prefer to discover the provincial capital on a leisurely canal tour from the water - the historic architecture and the many lovingly restored houses will inspire you. The center of the landmark unmistakably watches over the city, the 112 m high Utrecht Cathedral. It was built between 1321 and 1382 and is considered the oldest and highest church tower in the Netherlands.
Venlo

Venlo

Venlo is known for small shops ideal for a shopping spree. Another point of reference is the Oude Markt in downtown Venlo, which is home to many restaurants that are particularly recommended if you are craving a delicious wine in the sunny Netherlands.
Vienna

Vienna

Sitting on the majestic Danube River, Vienna is one of the most cultural cities in Europe. Austria's capital has long been Europe's spiritual home of classical music. The heritage of famous composers seems to exude from the streets that are packed with magnificent architecture reflecting the grandeur of the imperial Hapsburgs. Must-see attractions include the Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, City Hall and the Vienna State Opera. Don't forget to sample the Viennese cuisine. Be sure to try Vienna's famous Sacher Torte chocolate cake. Naschmarkt on the edge of Vienna's old town is a true foodie paradise! At around 5km long, it is the largest inner-city market and one of the most popular attractions.
Vilshofen

Vilshofen

The historic three-river city on the Danube enchants at first sight. After the former town centre fell victim to a major fire in 1794, it was rebuilt under Elector Karl Theodor according to the plans of the famous master builder Franz Anton Glonner, so that today the old town quarter of Vilshofen is a unique example of the Inn-Salzach style. A special feast for the eyes in the old town is the town tower dating from 1319, which survived the fire and is one of the most striking buildings in the town.
Volkach

Volkach

Volkach in Bavaria is a small town in the Kitzingen district, picturesquely embedded in the Main loop.
Waal & Merwede & Dordrecht

Waal & Merwede & Dordrecht

Sail the bucolic waters of the Rhine, deep into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt Delta, classic Dutch landscapes unfurl all around. Flat farmland, charming windmills and svelte poplar trees line the shores, and vast tracts of land stretch in all directions, growing all manner of bounty, from tomatoes to tulips. Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland. Throughout the city, there are hundreds of historic monuments and landmarks, including the Grote Kerk and the 13th-century Augustinian monastery known as Het Hof. The picturesque waterways and decorative bridges of Dordrecht exude a bygone era and are best explored on foot.
Wertheim

Wertheim

The small town of Wertheim is located where the Tauber River flows into the Main. Magnificent half-timbered buildings characterize the shape of the market square. One of the town's sights is the parish church, which dates back to the Gothic era.
Wurzburg

Wurzburg

The landmark, visible from afar, towers high above the Mainof city, the Marienberg Fortress. A wonderful view opens up from Marienberg's Panoramic views over the vineyards and the towers of around 60 churches.