Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia Aboard Le Lyrial

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia Aboard Le Lyrial



This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Lisbon, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain, during the best time of year. Cruise ancient trade routes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Jacques Cartier. 

Sail up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river,” into the heart of beautiful Seville. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region and Granada, Spain. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” to see the Pillars of Hercules spanning the Strait of Gibraltar and call on the Balearic Island of Mallorca.

Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!


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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 11, 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.


Trade Routes map


  • day Oct. 3

    Depart the U.S.

  • day Oct. 4

    Lisbon, Portugal/Embark Le Jacques Cartier

  • day Oct. 5

    Portimão, the Algarve, for Lagos

  • day Oct. 6

    Cruise the Guadalquivir River into Seville, Andalusia, Spain

  • day Oct. 7

    Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory

  • day Oct. 8

    Málaga for Granada, Andalusia, Spain

  • day Oct. 9


  • day Oct. 10

    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

  • day Oct. 11

    Barcelona/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S.

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