European Coastal Civilizations: Lisbon to Bordeaux
This unique seven-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star M.S. L’Austral to coastal Portugal, Spain and France celebrates the cuisines and wines of our ports of call—and includes visits to up to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites!
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Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor of history at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on the European World. He has published eleven books and given public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). His latest book, Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies (2009) presents a narrative of the Balkan wars prepared by an international consortium of Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Western scholars. In addition, Charles' Iberian and Italian heritage has inspired a lifelong fascination with the western Mediterranean and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires.