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.

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Overview

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Follow in the wake of ancient Spanish and Portuguese mariners on this extraordinary voyage aboard Sea Cloud II and soak up the rich history of the Iberian Peninsula. Learn about the strategic importance of its powerful cities, enjoy the rhythms of flamenco and fado, and sample outstanding wines and distinctive regional cuisines.

Highlights Include:

  • Spain: During a private evening opening, stroll through the incomparable Alhambra Palace and gardens when it is beautifully illuminated. View art work by native son Picasso in Málaga and enjoy the highlights of Seville. And later, experience the grandeur of the great pilgrimage cathedral at Santiago de Compostela and the cutting-edge design of Frank Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Gibraltar: Visit St. Michael’s Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels and enjoy views from the top of the Rock.
  • Portugal: In Lisbon, reflect on Portugal’s seafaring past at the Tower of Belém and Discoveries Monument, and visit Jeronimos Monastery and the superb art collections of the Gulbenkian Museum. Explore Porto during a walking tour of the charming Old Town.
  • Sea Cloud II: Embark on a sailing experience like no other on one of the most elegant and luxurious tall ships in service. With two full days at sea, enjoy the thrill of watching the skilled crew set its 23 sails to catch the winds. Find more details on our website. Space reserved for 20 Smithsonian Journeys guests.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)