Cruise the ancient trade routes from Barcelona to Lisbon aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Palma de Mallorca and Portugal’s Algarve region, in addition to Granada’s dramatic Alhambra and beautiful Seville.

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 The Alhambra of Granada  Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona  Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca  Port of Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands  The evocative garden area of the Generalife at the Alhambra, Granada  Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  The Rock of Gibraltar  Rock of Gibraltar with Barbary macaque  The immense Gothic cathedral of Seville  The Plaza de Espana, Seville  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  The ramparts of the 12-century Moorish castle, Silves  The medieval town of Silves, in the Algarve region of Portugal  Belem Tower, Lisbon

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

From Barcelona to Lisbon

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Cruise the ancient trade routes from Barcelona to Lisbon aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Palma de Mallorca and Portugal’s Algarve region, in addition to Granada’s dramatic Alhambra and beautiful Seville.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Oct 3 - 11, 2018 Departure
Brian Aivars Catlos

Brian Aivars Catlos

   Brian A. Catlos earned a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and currently holds appointments as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Research Associate in Humanities at the University of California Santa Cruz. His work centers on Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations and ethno-religious identity in medieval Europe and the Islamic World, and the history of the pre-Modern Mediterranean. A board member of various academic journals, he also co-directs The Mediterranean Seminar, a major initiative and a forum for international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the emerging field of Mediterranean Studies, and directs the CU Mediterranean Studies Group at Boulder. He has published a number of books and articles including the The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300 (Cambridge, 2004 *Premio del Rey & John E. Fagg Prize), Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, 1050–ca. 1615 (Cambridge, 2014 *Hourani Book Prize), and Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Power Faith and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014 *PROSE Award, hon. mention). Awards and distinctions include the Governor-General of Canada's Gold Medal for Academic Achievement, two National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowships, and many other universities, national and international fellowships and prizes. In July 2015, he co-directed his fourth four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Professors in Barcelona, Spain. His next book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain will be published by Basic Books in May 2018.