Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 26, 2024
Trip Type
By Sea By Land

Group Size: Sea Cloud II can accommodate up to 80 guests for this program
Price: Starting from $6,999 per person double occupancy / $8,399 single occupancy
Co-sponsored with: National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Activity Level

Trip Overview

On this Balearic Sea adventure that combines a land program and an elegant cruise, experience the gems of Catalonia, starting with Girona, Northern Catalonia’s largest city. Over three nights with accommodations at an elegant hotel, discover Girona’s museums, galleries, and fine Romanesque and Gothic buildings, and visit the Museu d’Història dels Jueus, which highlights the contributions of Girona’s once-flourishing Jewish community. Continue to Figueres, birthplace of Salvador Dalí and now home to his flamboyant theater-museum. Then, visit Cadaqués, where Dalí’s otherworldly seaside home stands. In Barcelona, explore its kaleidoscope of remarkable architecture, and admire modernist works by Picasso, Miró, and Gaudí. Embark Sea Cloud II and head for the Balearic island of Mallorca. In its capital, Palma de Mallorca, tour La Seu, a spectacular sandstone cathedral that took 600 years to build. On the Catalan coast, visit Valencia, where architectural styles abound, including architect Santiago Calatrava’s modern masterpieces. Conclude amid the Roman ruins of Tarragona, formerly Tarraco, the Iberian Peninsula’s oldest Roman settlement, before returning to Barcelona for disembarkation.

Schedule by Day

  • Friday, October 18: Independent departures from U.S.
  • Saturday, October 19: Barcelona, Spain / Girona
  • Sunday, October 20: Girona / Pubol / Figueres
  • Monday, October 21: Girona
  • Tuesday, October 22: Girona / Tarragona or Poblet / Embark
  • Wednesday, October 23: Morning at Sea / Valencia
  • Thursday, October 24: Morning at Sea / Ibiza
  • Friday, October 25: Palma del Mallorca
  • Saturday, October 26: Barcelona / Disembark Return to U.S.


Per person double occupancy:

  • Cabins 204-206: $ 6,999
  • Cabins 207-210: $8,999
  • Cabins 211-217; 224-231: $10,999
  • Cabins 218-223: $11,999
  • Cabins 301-302: $12,499
  • Cabins 303-319: $14,999
  • Cabins 401 & 402: $16,999

Single occupancy:

  • Cabins 204-206: $8,399
  • Cabins 207-210: $13,499
  • Cabins 211-217; 224-231: $16,499


  • Three nights at Hotel Palau de Bellavista Girona by URH
  • Four nights aboard Sea Cloud II 



What to Expect

Activity Level 3

A little more to it

Study Leader(s)

James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Professor of Comparative Literature; Former Dean of Arts and Humanities
Additional Lecture Info
Please note that Diana will join you on Oct 22 when the group embarks Sea Cloud II. (Diana is also leading the previous trip, Western Mediterranean Civilizations)

Mode of Travel

The sailing yacht Sea Cloud II is a three-masted barque steeped in the elegance of yesteryear and complemented with the most modern amenities.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.