Lisbon ◆ Oporto ◆ Santiago de Compostela ◆ Bilbao
Brittany ◆ Normandy Beaches ◆ River Thames to London
Featuring Guest Speaker: Dwight David Eisenhower II
Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship
m.s. Le Boréal
From the old-world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic riches of Spain’s Basque country to the Celtic heritage of Brittany and the timeless, stately elegance of London, a riveting canvas of influential European seaports awaits you along the Atlantic’s shores. We are delighted to present this exclusive, Five-Star small ship itinerary featuring the captivating historical legacies and the enduring yet dynamic cultures of these European Coastal Civilizations.
Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Oporto, the center of world-famous port wine production; Santiago de Compostela, where you will walk in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims to visit the tomb of St. James; and the magnificent Mont-St-Michel and its impressive abbey that appears to rise out of the sea.
A highlight is sure to be your experience at the hallowed beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II, where the course of world history was altered in 1944 with the historic D-Day landings.
Cruise Spain’s ruggedly beautiful Costa Verde, tour Bilbao’s Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum and, in a grand finale, sail past the White Cliffs of Dover and up the River Thames into the heart of London, where your ship will overnight beneath the illustrious Tower Bridge.
Join culinary expert Kristine Kidd, former editor of Bon Appétit magazine, for the exclusive C´est Bon! CULINARY TRADITIONS™ enhancement to this program, featuring specially arranged culinary lectures, demonstrations, tastings and unique epicurean excursion options.
This is an extraordinary and popular nine-day cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, state-of-the-art, Five-Star m.s. Le Boréal, an elegant small ship able to sail into ports inaccessible to larger vessels. It features an included cultural excursion in each port and is an excellent value. I encourage you to book now while space and Early Booking Savings are available!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Traditional rabelos on the Douro River, Oporto, Portugal
Cruise under London’s iconic Tower Bridge
Arromanches, Normandy, France