Cruise the ancient trade routes from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Portugal’s Algarve region, beautiful Seville, enchanting Balearic Islands, and more.

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 The Plaza de Espana, Seville  Belem Tower, Lisbon  The medieval town of Silves, in the Algarve region of Portugal  The ramparts of the 12-century Moorish castle, Silves  The main plaza in Seville  The immense Gothic cathedral of Seville  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  The Rock of Gibraltar  The Alhambra of Granada  Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  The evocative garden area of the Generalife at the Alhambra, Granada  Panorama of the Balearic Island of Ibiza  Port on the Balearic Island of Ibiza  Port of Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands  Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca  Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

From Barcelona to Lisbon Aboard the 220-guest Le Lyrial

9 days from $5,295

Cruise the ancient trade routes from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Portugal’s Algarve region, beautiful Seville, enchanting Balearic Islands, and more.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2016 Departure
Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Michael A. Ryan is an associate professor of medieval and early modern history at the University of New Mexico. He earned his doctorate in 2005 from the University of Minnesota, where he studied under two of the preeminent historians of premodern Spain, William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips. He is a specialist in the social, cultural, and intellectual history of late medieval Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean Basin with thematic foci on the histories of apocalypticism and magic. The author of A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon, Michael is currently working on a new book in which he studies the parameters of magical-themed fraud and trickery in Venice during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. He is also the co-creator and co-editor of a new academic monograph series published by Penn State University Press, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475-1755. His first sojourn in Spain was in 1995 and he adores the languages, histories, cultures, and cuisines of the Iberian Peninsula.

Oct 9 - 17, 2017 Departure
Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley is a UK-based writer and historian and a graduate of Cambridge University. As the child of a naval family, his fascination with the Mediterranean world and its surrounding area started early, on the island of Malta. He has lived in Istanbul, walked across much of western Turkey, and travelled throughout the region over many years – from Spain and Portugal to the Black Sea. His particular interests are the Portuguese, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman empires, seafaring, and eyewitness history. He has lectured to a wide range of audiences and groups of travellers, talked on TV and Radio and written for many different publications, including Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly about Venice. He is the author of four much acclaimed books: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople, Empires of the Sea, City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas, and most recently Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire.