Cruise the sparkling turquoise waters and evocative coastlines of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras and explore the dynamic history, art, and culture of the region.

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 Place Massena, Nice  Bonifacio, Corsica  Cathedral Santa Maria del Fior, Duomo, in Florence, Italy  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  The legendary tower of Pisa  The village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera  The seaside town of Vernazza, one of the Cinqueterre villages  The Rock of Monte Carlo with the Prince's Palace   Town Hall Square, Aix-en-Provence  The medieval fortifications of Carcassonne  The port of Barcelona

Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

From Barcelona to Rome Aboard the Le Jacques Cartier

9 days from $4,995

Cruise the sparkling turquoise waters and evocative coastlines of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras and explore the dynamic history, art, and culture of the region.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Oct 10 - 18, 2020 Departure
David Price Williams

David Price Williams

David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and Classical Greek and a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology and has spent his working life as an East Mediterranean archaeologist. His first overseas field work was in 1969 as a surveyor at the classical site of Knidos in Turkey. He then worked for the Smithsonian Institution before directing his own field research in the same area through the 1970’s. David has designed and lectured on many cruises to Greece, Turkey and the Near East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an elected life member of the Society for Old Testament Studies.

Oct 6 - 14, 2021 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.