European Coastal Civilizations -sold out
April 30-May 9, 2018
Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge.
A special component is the exclusive C’est Bon! CULINARY TRADITIONS™ program, led by our culinary expert Kristine Kidd, celebrating the distinct cuisines of our ports of call through lectures, demonstrations and optional excursions.
Special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Explore Oporto in Portugal’s renowned port wine country.
Walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Observe the intriguing juxtaposition of old and new in Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum. Tour Mont-St-Michel’s impressive abbey. Cruise by the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover.
Lisbon Pre-Cruise and London Post-Cruise Options.
Destination: Portugal, Spain, France and England
Trip Type: Cruise
1 Depart the U.S. or Canada
2 Lisbon, Portugal/Embark m.s. Le Boréal
3 Leixões for Oporto
4 A Coruña, Spain, for Santiago de Compostela
6 Day at Sea
7 St. Malo, France, for Mont-St-Michel
8 Caen for Normandy Beaches
9 Cruising the English Channel/White Cliffs of Dover, England/
The River Thames, London (Tower Bridge)
10 London/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
*Cruise itinerary is subject to change.