Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Discover Europe's Rich Culture With Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's New 15-Day 2016 Europe Itineraries

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, the leader in expedition travel, has released its new Europe brochure, offering extraordinary voyages, including six new 15-day “guest-inspired” itineraries to some of the old continent's most storied and fascinating destinations.

Sven Lindblad states, “When we originally announced our Europe program, we offered guests a 10% savings on any two or more voyages in any sequence or combination. What happened was an impressive display of creativity by our guests, resulting in highly popular, unique itinerary combinations. And from now on we are offering these “guest inspired” itineraries to everyone.”

Onboard National Geographic Orion, Lindblad's new 15-day expeditions explore Europe's magnificent sights and include complimentary extensions to four unique, culturally rich locations.

From the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Baltics to the vibrant Mediterranean sun, Lindblad Expeditions' European Voyages offer unique and exclusive opportunities, plus an onboard concierge to ensure guests a truly customised, memorable European experience.

The following are Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's new Europe itineraries for 2016/2017, launching in May. Rates are per person, in Australian dollars, based on double occupancy in a category one cabin. All new itineraries have been combined with a $1,500 special savings offer, with all activities, bar tab and crew tips included, and a complimentary extension.

Sardinia, Corsica and Menorca to the Iberian Coast (complimentary post-extension to Lisbon & the Wild Ribatejo Valley)

This 15-day expedition showcases the beauty of the western Mediterranean and its array of unique culture, scenery and captivating history. A complimentary three-day extension discovers Lisbon's long history of great explorers, making for a fitting and memorable conclusion to this extraordinary voyage. This adventure departs from Monaco on May 8 and disembarks in Lisbon, Portugal on May 22. Prices start at $16,980 and include a complimentary three-day extension post voyage, and a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.

The French Atlantic Coast to the Isles of England & Wales (complimentary pre-voyage extension to Bordeaux, St. Emilion & the Wine Country)

Following the D-Day trail from the beaches of Normandy across the English Channel, this 15-day adventure is rich in historical significance and small town heart. A complimentary three-day tour of Bordeaux's famous wine country before departure is part of this journey. This voyage will start in Bordeaux, France on May 29 and finish in Dublin, Ireland on June 12. Prices start at $16,980 and include a complimentary three-day extension, and a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.

From Ireland and the Scottish Isles to the Norwegian Fjords (complimentary extension to Norway's Fjords & Flam Railway)

An unforgettable journey that traces Ireland's staggering coastline and disappears into the incredible beauty of the Scottish Isles, before following the region's Norse ties to Norway. Once in Norway, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic offers a complimentary three-day tour of the Fjordlands and its Flam Railway. Departing June 19 from Dublin, Ireland and disembarking July 3 in Bergen, Norway, prices for this journey start at $16,980 and include a complimentary three-day extension, as well as a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.

The Nordic Nations: Norway, Sweden, Denmark & Finland (complimentary extension to St Petersburg: Russia's Imperial City)

Setting out with an awe-inspiring cruise through Norway's Hardangerfjorden, this itinerary takes in some of the world's most dramatic landscapes, exploring the great capitals and charming trade villages of the north, painted with enchanting medieval heritage. A complimentary four-day extension exploring the intriguing city of St. Petersburg, Russia makes for an unforgettable conclusion to this adventure. Starting in Bergen, Norway on July 31 and finishing in Tallinn, Estonia on August 14, prices for this adventure start at $16,980 and include a complimentary four-day extension, and a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.

Across the Baltics to Scandinavia (complimentary extension to St Petersburg: Russia's Imperia City)

This 15-day experience will see travellers visit the famous sail routes of the Hanseatic League, touching down in cities portraying starkly contrasting eras, from the forward thinking Copenhagen and Stockholm to the Old Towns of Tallinn and Riga. Compliments of Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, guests can extend the journey with a four-day tour of Russia's spectacular imperial city, St. Petersburg. This expedition will depart from the Estonian capital, Tallinn on August 14 and disembark there on August 28. Prices for this adventure start at $16,980 and include a complimentary four-day extension, as well as a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.

The Low Countries, Germany & The French Atlantic (complimentary extension to Bordeaux, St. Emilion & the Wine Country)

From Copenhagen to Brittany and Normandy, the 15-day journey offers travellers exclusive access to world-class museums, culinary arts, and some of the continent's best-preserved medieval architecture. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's complimentary three-day extension explores France's legendary wine country, in Bordeaux and St. Emilion. Commencing in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 4 and disembarking in Bordeaux, France on September 18, prices for this exclusive journey start at $16,980 and include a complimentary three-day extension, as well as a $1,500 discount if booked by June 30, 2016.