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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 The rock of Gibraltar seen from the bayside.  The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain.   Plaza de España in Seville, Spain. Credit: Graeme Edwards  The medieval Belém Tower in Lisbon  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  The city of Bilbao set amid the Basque countryside, with the Guggenheim Museum in the foreground  Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  Spain's cathedral in Santiago de Compostela  Rock of Gibraltar with Barbary macaque  Jerónimos Monastery. Credit: Danielle Dybiec  <i>Rabelo</i> boats in Porto  Ancient arabic fortress of Alhambra, Granada, Spain  The Rock of Gibraltar

Sailing the Coast of Iberia

From Spain to Portugal aboard the 94-guest Sea Cloud II

14 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

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

Expert

May 16 - 29, 2019 Departure
Albert  Leonard

Albert Leonard

Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, 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 Tucson 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.