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  Belem Tower, Lisbon

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

From Barcelona to Lisbon

9 days from $5,395

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.

Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2019 Departure
Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a broad range of courses on the European World. He has published twelve books and given over a hundred public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and Central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).

Oct 13 - 21, 2019 Departure
Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley is a UK-based writer and historian and a graduate of Cambridge University. As the child of a naval family, his fascination with the Mediterranean world and its surrounding area started early, on the island of Malta. He has lived in Istanbul, walked across much of western Turkey, and travelled throughout the region over many years – from Spain and Portugal to the Black Sea. His particular interests are the Portuguese, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman empires, seafaring, and eyewitness history. He has lectured to a wide range of audiences and groups of travellers, talked on TV and Radio and written for many different publications, including Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly about Venice. He is the author of four much acclaimed books: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople, Empires of the Sea, City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas, and most recently Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire.