European Coastal Civilizations Aboard Le Boreal

April 23 - May 1, 2015

This exclusive small ship itinerary cruising aboard the state-of-the-art, Five-Star M.S. LE BORÉAL features the captivating historical legacies and enduring, dynamic cultures of European coastal civilizations. From the old-world sophistication of Portugal to the artistic riches of Spain’s Basque Country, to the rugged beauty of France’s Côte Sauvage and the United Kingdom’s charming Channel Islands, a riveting canvas of important yet seldom-visited seaports awaits you along Europe’s western coast.

Study Leader Information

Join fellow members and friends for the opportunity of a lifetime to meet distinguished expert Dwight David Eisenhower II, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. And, providing insightful lectures throughout the program is Smithsonian study leader Dianne Konz, an independent scholar specializing in Iberia and the Western Mediterranean. Her areas of expertise include Roman Iberia and the growth of urban culture, the Moorish invasion and subsequent Islamic Golden Age, and the Christian Reconquest as a foundation of modern Spain.

Tour Itinerary


For a detailed listing of daily activities during our trip, please click here for the tour brochure.


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