Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia | October 13 – 21, 2019
Admire four UNESCO World Heritage sites, and experience Portugal’s lesser-traveled Algarve region. Call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Mallorca and visit its vibrant capital city, Palma de Mallorca. Explore the colorful, historic city of Valencia and walk through its spectacular La Lonja de la Seda, the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated 15th-century former Silk Exchange.
Visit the regal city of Granada and tour the magnificent Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stand on Gibraltar’s “Top of the Rock” to see the Pillars of Hercules spanning the scenic Strait of Gibraltar. Experience the spectacular sights that inspired works of art by Gaudí and Picasso, and enjoy the lively beat of flamenco. Onboard lectures will enhance your journey with the history, legends, and contemporary life in these beautiful cities and villages.
The specially chartered Le Lyrial exemplifies the advantages of Five-Star, small-ship cruising: elegant accommodations, an exclusive itinerary carefully crafted with a specially arranged excursion in each port, the ability to dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels, and no long lines for tenders and touring. This state-of-the-art small ship features only 110 suites and staterooms with distinctive French sophistication, so you can travel in style during the unique opportunity to cruise into the heart of Seville on Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River.