Cruise along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, and France to the historic River Thames in London. During your voyage, enjoy visiting many World Heritage sites and a day on the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy!

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 Boats moored in the outer harbor, Porto  The Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art, Bilbao, Spain  Symbol of Santiago de Compostela, found throughout the city and along the Pilgrims Way  The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain  The city of Bilbao set amid the Basque countryside  The historic Mont St. Michel off the coast of Normandy  German gun emplacements at Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Atout France/R-Cast  Remains of Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches  Tower Bridge in London.

A Cruise from Lisbon to London

Aboard the Le Boréal, Le Laperouse, or Le Champlain

10 days from $5,195

Cruise along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, and France to the historic River Thames in London. During your voyage, enjoy visiting many World Heritage sites and a day on the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy!

or Call 855-330-1542

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Apr 20 - 29, 2019 Departure; Apr 27 - May 6, 2020 Departure
Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at San Diego State University.  Her courses cover the ancient Greek and Roman world as well as medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Europe. She is especially interested in Europe’s cross-cultural and global connections with greater Asia and the Americas. 

Joanne has published books with Cambridge, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins university presses with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Venice: History of the Floating City (Cambridge, 2012). She is also the series editor for Bloomsbury Academic’s six- volume Cultural History of Marriage from Antiquity to the Present.  Joanne has lived in Europe for extensive periods and has taught European history for 34 years. 

May 5 - 14, 2019 Departure
Dianne Konz

Dianne Konz

Since 1992, Dianne Konz has led several Smithsonian Journeys groups to Spain and Portugal. She has taught Spanish literature, language, and civilization at the University of Texas at Austin and at The George Washington University. She has also lectured and published studies on Spanish and Latin American literature, and Spanish culture. Dianne'’s enthusiasm for Iberia grew from her experiences living and studying in Madrid. Her particular passion is the integration of the cultural arts in the context of their time. She approaches art and architecture, literature, music, and gastronomy as a reflection of a country'’s history, politics, and geography. Dianne's teachings of Spanish history and civilization include the Moorish and Islamic periods invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iberia, and the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic presence in Iberia.

May 8 - 17, 2020 Departure
Albert  Leonard

Albert Leonard

Albert Leonard Jr. is Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. Al is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than four decades, he has directed excavations at a number of sites in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Jordan. Throughout his career, Al has been active in educational outreach and, in 2006, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by which it “acknowledged and applauded the invaluable service that [he] has given to the archaeological community as an educator.”

As his alter ego, the Time Traveling Gourmet, Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills acquired at Le Cordon Bleu as well as the Culinary Institute of America (partially supported by a Robert A. Parker Wine Advocate Scholarship) in order to reconstruct (in the classroom or the kitchen) dishes described by such ancient authors as Archestratus of Syracuse, a 4th-century B.C. Sicilian cook who has often been called the “Father of Gastronomy.” Al presently divides his time between Boston, where he is a Research Associate at the Harvard Semitic Museum, and California’s Russian River Valley, where he is a member of The Society of Wine Educators and the Northern Sonoma County convivium of Slow Foods International.