Shores of Iberia: Spain and Portugal aboard the Sea Cloud II

Follow in the wake of the ancient Spanish and Portuguese mariners on this 8-day cruise around the Iberian Peninsula aboard the beautiful Sea Cloud II. After an introduction to the region’s Moorish heritage at the incomparable Alhambra Palace in Granada, embark the Sea Cloud II in Malaga for a transit of the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit Seville, capital of the Spanish province of Andalucia; Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and the departure point for most of the Portuguese expeditions of the Age of Discovery; and Porto, a World Heritage site and the center of port wine production. Spend an afternoon in beautiful, unspoiled Islas Cies National Park en route to the great pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela. Conclude in Bilbao at the iconic Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum.

Throughout this exceptional cruise, learn about the strategic importance of the great Portuguese and Spanish port cities, enjoy the rhythms of fado and flamenco, and sample outstanding wines and distinctive regional cuisines. A series of presentations and discussions with study leaders and on-site guides will provide insights and context for each destination throughout the program.

Museum travelers will share this exclusive charter with participants from Princeton, Stanford, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 


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