Experience Portugal’s distinguished capital city Lisbon, chic Barcelona in Spain, and everything in between through what was once considered by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the Pillars of Hercules, marking the boundary of the known world. This 10-day, 8-night journey features unique coastal jewels found only along the Iberian Peninsula, spanning two continents at the crossroads of faith and enlightenment during the Age of Discovery. The indelible experience is only made better aboard the 5-star Wind Star, a yacht-style sailing ship. Admire three of the world’s most treasured UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Portugal’s charming Algarve region, the port city of Cádiz, and Seville’s astonishing Alcázar, best known for its stunning architecture and beautiful gardens. Tour Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace, and gaze in wonder at the scenic Strait of Gibraltar. Explore Moroccan Tangier, which is considered the gate of Africa that has seen many ruling empires over the centuries.
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
Apr 10, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Pre‑Program Option – Lisbon – April 8 to 11, 2024 (Tour Begins: April 9)
Start your journey with two nights in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Stroll around the former royal residence of Queluz, otherwise known as the Portuguese Versailles, and its elegant lounges and beautiful gardens. Later, visit the charming village of Sintra—a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its mountain range, climate, countryside palaces, and cottages. Marvel at the Old Royal Palace, which houses the oldest glazed tiles in
Portugal and the biggest conical chimneys of medieval times.
Accommodations are in the 5-star Sofitel Lisbon Hotel.
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $820
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,195
Post‑Program Option – Barcelona – April 19 to 21, 2024 (Tour Ends: April 21)
Conclude your tour with two nights immersed in the heart of Barcelona, an ancient Roman trading port that now serves as the lively capital city of Catalonia. See the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), a masterpiece began in 1298 and finished in 1454. See Pablo Picasso’s defining cubist artwork at the Picasso Museum, the first museum dedicated to his work and the only one created during his lifetime. Discover the UNESCO‑inscribed modern marvels of Antoni Gaudí, including an excursion to Park Güell. Accommodations are in the 5-star Majestic Hotel & Spa.
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $1,195
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,865
Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.
> Grace Gary’s relationship with the National Trust began when, while in graduate school, she was chosen as a National Trust Maritime Intern. She’s hard to pin down on how many years ago that was, but she admits to having served as a lecturer on more-than fifty Trust tours over a span of more-than thirty years. She is also the author of two titles in the Trust’s “Information” series and served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. She also served as executive director of Preservation Pennsylvania, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Program, and Nemours Mansion and Gardens. While at Nemours she oversaw an $80 million restoration program, which received the highest award from the AIA ever bestowed on a restoration project. She and fellow National Trust Tours lecturer Dwight Young also co-authored “Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s Home,” which was published by Rizzoli. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and has a Master’s in architectural history from the University of Virginia, where she had the privilege of living on the Range in one of the original, Thomas Jefferson-designed rooms.
A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply
day 1 & 2
Depart Home City/ Lisbon, Portugal/ Embark Ship
Depart your home city for Lisbon, Portugal. Arrive and embark the Wind Star.
Portimão, Portugal, for Lagos
Admire Ponta de Piedade, a group of coastal limestone rock formations along the Algarve coast. Continue on to the port town of Lagos, once the center of trade between Moorish Portugal and Africa. The seaside resort is also an important yachting center organizing international regattas. Visit the statue of the Infante and the Church of St. Anthony, with its intricate carved wood interior. Built in 1707 and re-built after an earthquake in 1755, the church is a fine example of Baroque architecture.
Cádiz, Spain, for Seville
Start the day with a tour of the impressive Alcázar, the ancient Palace of the King Almotamid featuring a combination of Moorish and Spanish architecture that has been continually added to over the centuries. Later, see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alcázar, the 14th‑century residence of Seville’s Moroccan and Spanish rulers.
Strait of Gibraltar/ Tangier, Morocco
While sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, marvel at the sight of the Rock of Gibraltar. In Tangier, experience the bridging of Spanish and Moorish cultures in the colorful Medina at a lunch that includes a cooking demonstration. Return to the ship later that evening and enjoy dinner onboard.
Malaga for Granada, Andalusia, Spain
In Granada, explore the Alhambra Palace and brilliant gardens of the Palace of Generalife, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of the royal court of Granada in the middle of the 13th century, ramparts and defensive towers. A footpath from Alhambra’s northern side leads to Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Stroll through its magnificent gardens, considered among the most breathtaking in the world.
Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
Enjoy a day at leisure and take part in five-star amenities offered on board as cruises through the vibrant blue waters along the coast of Spain.
On the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast) of Spain, the sun‑kissed city of Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 B.C. amidst a fertile plain of orange grovesgroves—an ingredient that’s become a staple in the city’s foodie culture. Explore the culinary traditions of Valencia on a full-day excursion that includes a trip to the market with a local chef, followed by a cooking demonstration with a special nod to paella—a flavorful rice dish being one of the best-known of its kind in Spanish cuisine. Valencia is also known for its horchata, a refreshing drink. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Reception later this evening.
A vibrant city located on the northeastern coast of Spain, Barcelona is known for its spectacular and stunning architecture. Discover the UNESCO‑inscribed marvels of Antoni Gaudí, including the revered Basílica de la Sagrada Família. Construction of the basilica began in 1882 and it is still unfinished to this day, with an estimated completion date of 2026. The basilica is known for its intricate architecture, unique design elements, and stunning stained glass windows. Take in the sights of the city with a panoramic tour and return to the ship to enjoy dinner onboard.
Tarragona/Barcelona/Disembark ship/Return to Home City
After enjoying breakfast on the ship, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home or continue on to the Barcelona Post-Program.
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