Soak up the rich history of Portugal and Northern Spain on this extraordinary cruise aboard the beautiful and elegant Sea Cloud II. Begin in Lisbon with three hotel nights, including a gala reception, a private fado performance, and an in-depth exploration of Lisbon and nearby Sintra. Drive to historic Porto for lunch and wine tasting before embarking Sea Cloud II. Cruise to Illas Cíes National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela, and the lively seaside city of Santander. The program finishes with a hotel night in Bilbao to allow the opportunity for a gala farewell lunch and a visit to Frank Gehry's renowned Guggenheim Museum.
A journey aboard the Sea Cloud II, with only 47 staterooms, is an intimate experience on one of the most elegant and luxurious vessels afloat. Like Marjorie Merriweather Post's legendary Sea Cloud, she combines the seafaring elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern standards of luxury. In the grand tradition of the world's finest sailing vessels, guests experience this marvelous ship under sail, as the skilled crew hand-sets over 30,000 square feet of canvas.
For those who wish to extend their journey, a post-tour extension to Madrid is offered.