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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LISBON PRE-CRUISE OPTIONAL EXTENSION
Lisbon’s charm exudes from its renovated palaces, magnificent churches and an impressive castle that link the city to its rich cultural heritage. A historic gateway for world exploration and Portugal’s intimate, welcoming capital, Lisbon is the ideal prelude to your cruise. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Jerónimos Monastery, a magnificent 16th-century monument, and the nearby sleepy village of Sintra, where the former Moorish fort is the last remaining medieval royal palace in Portugal. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe INTERCONTINENTAL LISBON, located in the heart of the city.
BORDEAUX POST-CRUISE OPTIONAL EXTENSION
The Bordeaux region and wine capital of the world has been producing wine since the eighth century. Tour Bordeaux’s lovely historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for outstanding 18th-century French urban planning and architecture. Nearby, visit the world-class wine-producing vineyards of Médoc and legendary St. Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience a grand cru classé château and taste the exquisite wines from its vineyards. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe HÔTEL BURDIGALA, located in the heart of Bordeaux.
Pre-Cruise and Post-Cruise Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation