Soak up the rich history of the Iberian Peninsula as you follow in the wake of ancient Spanish and Portuguese mariners on this extraordinary voyage aboard Sea Cloud II.

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 <i>Sea Cloud II</i>  Sails on the <i>Sea Cloud II</i>  The Rock of Gibraltar  The Alhambra of Granada, Spain.   Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  Rock of Gibraltar with Barbary macaque  The Plaza de Espana, Seville  The immense Gothic cathedral of Seville  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  The medieval Belém Tower in Lisbon  The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela  <i>Rabelo</i> boats in Porto  The city of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum, set amid the Basque countryside  The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Sailing the Coast of Iberia

Spain and Portugal aboard the 94-guest Sea Cloud II

14 days from $8,990

Soak up the rich history of the Iberian Peninsula as you follow in the wake of ancient Spanish and Portuguese mariners on this extraordinary voyage aboard Sea Cloud II.

or Call 855-330-1542

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May 16 - 29, 2019 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.