Distinctive cultures. Natural beauty. Thousands of years of history. Europe offers something for every traveler. So where to begin? Whether you want to see iconic sights and attractions or immerse yourself in a specific region, you’ll find the vacation that’s right for you within our Europe Collection.
AMSTERDAM: Discover the Art & Architecture of the Dutch
The Dutch are famous for their master painters (Vermeer, Van Rijn, Hals), tulips, windmills, cheese, and bicycling—though not necessarily in that order. Amsterdam, the largest city and capital of the Netherlands, is most famous for its impressive Grachtengordel, the 17th-century canals that have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.
PARIS: Discover the City of Light
Paris is known as the City of Light for good reason. Initially called La Ville-Lumière due to its central role in the Age of Enlightenment, the nickname later referred to the innovative gas lamps lining the streets – Paris was the first European city to use them. While the stimulating intellectual environment remains to this day, it is still Paris’s unparalleled display of light that leaves the most lasting impression; even for those who have visited the city countless times.
FRANCE: Châteaux & Champagne like never before
If their influence on cuisine, fashion, and the arts on the world stage is any indication, the French certainly have mastered the practice of joie de vivre. The 12-day experience we’ve created—with help from our friends at Ultitude—ensures you will enjoy the finer things in life during this exquisite and intimate tour of French culture and history.
MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE: Sailing the Flavors of Great Cuisine
Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced cruiser, the 7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona is certain to feed your senses—literally and figuratively. Sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest, largest, and most innovative ship, the Norwegian Epic, you’ll visit four spectacular Ports of Call: Naples, Rome, and Florence in Italy; and Cannes and Marseilles in France.
ROME: Explore Europe's Oldest Living, Breathing Museum
While the name of the country in which it has stood has changed over the millennia, Rome—the Eternal City—has endured as a capital city by the same name for more than 2,500 years. As one of the birthplaces of modern civilization, Rome is a living, breathing museum. It is home to some of the world’s most important and inspiring historical sites and artifacts. On any given day, you can marvel at the architecture of the Colosseum and the Pantheon, toss three coins for good luck into the Trevi Fountain, walk the Spanish Steps, see famous works of art at the Galleria Borghese, and immerse yourself in relics of the Roman Catholic faith in the Vatican.
ISTANBUL: BEAUTY ON THE BOSPHORUS
Originally named Constantinople by the Romans, the city has seen three major eras. The first was as the center of the Western part of the Roman Empire. The next major era was the Ottoman Era when Muslims took over from Christians. The current era began when the father of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk created a secular society beginning in the early Twentieth Century.