A Cruise of Spain and Portugal
Cruise the ancient trade routes from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard the small ship Tere Moana, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Portugal’s Algarve region, beautiful Seville, enchanting Balearic Islands, and more.
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Lisbon Pre-Cruise Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights
Enchanting travelers with its shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon’s dramatic cityscape of white limestone buildings and its well‑preserved medieval monuments. Visit Jerónimos Monastery, part of a World Heritage site, which honors the discoveries of Vasco da Gama, and see Belém Tower and the grandiose Monument to Discoveries. Enjoy a tour of the charming village of Sintra, another World Heritage site, to explore the former royal palace of Queluz, known as the Portuguese Versailles. Accommodations for two nights are in the ideally located, deluxe InterContinental Lisbon. (The Dom Pedro Palace Hotel will accommodate guests on our Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2016 departure)
Barcelona Post-Program Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights
Explore the heart of Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, a former Roman trading port originally named Barcino. Enjoy a city tour featuring the original Old Town, the Gothic Quarter. See the UNESCO‑designated Antoni Gaudí sites of Casa Mila and La Pedrera and visit his cathedral, La Sagrada Família—just a few of the architect’s works found in this city. Spend a full day exploring the mountains of Montserrat in Catalonia, a Benedictine monastery, and 16th‑century basilica. Accommodations are for two nights in the five-star Hotel Majestic Barcelona. (Hotel TBA for our Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2016 departure)
Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.