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Featured Amenities

A SELECT Distinctive Voyages Host to assist you throughout your journey
An invitation to a Private Welcome Reception to meet like-minded VIPs
An Exclusive Shore Event to truly connect to the local culture
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14-Day Western Europe & Vintage France

Sailing 07/29/2019 - 08/12/2019

Start your journey in Amsterdam, Netherlands by staying at one of these SELECT hotels

De L'Europe Amsterdam

Adventure Culture Food & Wine Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa Nightlife
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, Amsterdam, 1012 CP

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Adventure Culture Food & Wine Swimming Pool Spa Nightlife
Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, 1070 LP
Jul 29, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Embarkation

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day #2

Zeebrugge, Belgium
Day #3

Honfleur, France
Day #4

Honfleur, France
Day #5

St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Day #6

At Sea
Day #7

Le Verdon, France
Day #8

Bordeaux, France
Day #9

Le Verdon, France
Day #10

St Jean De Luz, France
Day #11

Bilbao, Spain (Exclusive Shore Event)
Day #12

At Sea
Day #13

Lisbon, Portugal
Day #14

Aug 12, 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
Disembarkation

Cruise Overview

14 Days
Length
Crystal Cruises
Cruise Line
Crystal Serenity
Ship Name

Exclusive Shore Excursion

Bilbao, Spain
Best of Bilbao: Old Quarter, The Guggenheim Museum and Cultural Experience with Lunch

On your exclusive shore event today, enjoy a sampling of historic buildings and the opportunity to explore the city’s main attraction, the Guggenheim Museum on this full-day excursion of Bilbao. Depart the pier for the scenic drive down the city's main thoroughfare, the Gran Via, which reflects Bilbao's 19th century mining and industrial prosperity. Continue to the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter)—also known as Siete Calles (Seven Streets)— a charming jumble of shops, bars, and restaurants on the river's Right Bank, near the Puente del Arenal bridge. During your walking tour, see the 14th-century Gothic Cathedral, Arriaga Theatre, Plaza Nueva and the Bilbao Ria, which separates the old and new cities. Enjoy a guided visit of the hugely popular Guggenheim Museum. Covered with a dazzling 30,000 sheets of titanium, this monumental masterpiece became Bilbao's main attraction overnight. The great titanium, stone and glass sculpture houses nineteen galleries of modern and contemporary art collections supplemented by works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of New York. Next, travel outside of the city to the beautiful farmhouse now known as Aspaldiko Restaurant, where history and culture mix with gastronomy. Listed by the Basque government as a cultural monument, the venue is one of the last remaining examples of traditional Basque architecture. Learn about the Basque cooking as your chef has a station ready to show you how to prepare a couple of the pintxos you will taste today during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy the fruits of your labor paired with local wines before rejoining your coach for the return transfer to the ship.

Meals Included
Lunch
Activity Level
Moderate
Event Length
6.25 hours
Date of Shore Event
08/09/2019
Time of Shore Event
09:30

Shore Excursion Highlights

14-Day Western Europe & Vintage France offers these amenities and attractions for you to enjoy; Contact your agent for more details.
  • Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Visit the hugely popular Guggenheim Museum
  • Learn about the Basque cooking during a cooking demonstration
  • Enjoy a lunch of pintxos and local wine

Extend your vacation with a stay at one of these SELECT hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

InterContinental Lisbon

Adventure Culture Food & Wine Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa Pre/Post Cruise
Rue Castilho, 149, Lisbon, 1099-034

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa

Adventure Culture Food & Wine Pet-friendly Swimming Pool Spa Pre/Post Cruise
Avenida da Liberdade 185, Lisbon, 1269-050

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