Star Collector: Cultures, Cuisines & Castles of Western Europe Barcelona London 2021
Spain, United Kingdom (England)
Lesser-known North Sea splendors and warm Mediterranean beaches beckon during this 18-day cruise that stops at ports in England, France, Guernsey, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Cast off from London’s busy riverfront, past the Tower Bridge and the restored light cruiser HMS Belfast. Learn how Victor Hugo lived and wrote during his exile from France, or dine on rich, local cassoulet and conger—sea eel—soup at a St. Peter Port café in Guernsey. Wander winding streets to walled fortifications above the tiny French port of Le Palais. Sniff, swirl, and sip your way through a flight of red wines during a delectable overnight stay in Bordeaux. Inhale the aroma and savor the richness of t Poto’s renowned Ports.
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Tour Highlights

  • Overnight in Bordeaux for time to see the UNESCO medieval village of Saint Émilion
  • Find Honfleur’s 15th century church, a vaulted timber structure built by shipbuilders
  • Tour the UNESCO sites of Tangier, the Medina and the Kasbah
  • Drive through the beautiful countryside around Almeria to The Alhambra, a magnificent UNESCO site
  • Visit Valldemosa’s monastery near Palma de Mallorca, where Chopin spent a winter with George Sands
  • Discover the natural wildlife beauty of Sierra de Grazalema near Cádiz and delightful small ports like St Peter Port and Le Palais
  • Don’t miss out on the fresh grilled sardines of Portimao
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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