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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 The harbor of Oporto, Portugal  Symbol of Santiago de Compostela, found throughout the city and along the Pilgrims Way  The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain  The Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art, Bilbao, Spain  The city of Bilbao set amid the Basque countryside  Lighthouse at St. Peter Port, Guernsey Islands, English Channel  Landscape of traditional Guernsey cattle   The American Cemetery and Memorial overlooking Omaha Beach, Normandy, France  Normandy's Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Remains of Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches  The lively port of Honfleur in northern France
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Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Apr 16 - 24, 2016

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.