European Coastal Civilizations Aboard Le Dumont d’Urville

European Coastal Civilizations Aboard Le Dumont d’Urville



Witness the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Call at Oporto on the Douro River in Portugal’s renowned wine country; walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela; visit the illustrious Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; see Normandy’s impressive Mont-St-Michel and its hallowed beaches with special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II; and cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s Tower Bridge.

Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages & Wi-Fi are included throughout the cruise!

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Apr 27, 2020 - May 6, 2020


  • Grace Gary

    Grace Gary

    > 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.


  • day 1

    Depart the U.S. or Canada

  • day 2

    Lisbon, Portugal/Embark Le Dumont d’Urville

  • day 3

    Leixões for Oporto

  • day 4

    A Coruña, Spain, for Santiago de Compostela

  • day 5


  • day 6

    Cruising the French Coast

  • day 7

    St. Malo for Mont-St-Michel

  • day 8

    Caen for Normandy Beaches

  • day 9

    Cruising the English Channel/River Thames/ London, England (Tower Bridge)

  • day 10

    London/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S. or Canada

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