Apr 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Up to 114 guests
Price: Starting from $9,999 per person
Co-sponsored with: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Embark on an exciting voyage from the Canary Islands, an autonomous region of Spain off the coast of Africa, to Lisbon. Experience the legacy of medieval Spanish Islamic culture on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar, and engage with the vibrant contemporary cultures of Morocco and southern Iberia. In the Canaries, discover UNESCO-listed historic towns and lush gardens, then spend a day on Portuguese-accented Madeira. Travel east to Morocco to explore Marrakesh, Casablanca, and Rabat. Continue to the British territory of Gibraltar to ascend its legendary rock and see its famous tailless Barbary macaques. In Spain, step ashore in Cádiz for an excursion to Seville. Pause in the Portuguese Algarve for dramatic coastal landscapes and fascinating history in Sagres and Lagos, before concluding in Lisbon. Our ship, Sea Spirit, is an intimate expedition vessel that underwent a complete refurbishment in 2017. Those with a special interest in horticulture may wish to choose additional visits to remarkable gardens along the way.

Schedule by Day

  • April 22: Departure
  • April 23: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • April 24: Tenerife, Canary Islands / Embark Sea Spirit
  • April 25: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • April 26: Arrecife, Lanzarote
  • April 27: At Sea
  • April 28: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • April 29: At Sea
  • April 30: Safi / Marrakesh, Morocco
  • May 1: Casablanca / Rabat
  • May 2: Gibraltar, United Kingdom
  • May 3: Cádiz / Seville, Spain
  • May 4: Portimão / Sagres / Lagos, Portugal
  • May 5: Lisbon / Disembark Sea Spirit / Return to the U.S.  


Per person double occupancy:

  • Cabins 414–428: $9,999
  • Cabins 330–332: $11,999
  • Cabins 333–336, 338–348: $12,999
  • Cabins 250–255, 257–262: $13,999
  • Cabins 505–512: $15,999
  • Cabins 601–606: $17,999
  • Cabin 600: $21,999

Single occupancy:

  • Cabins 414–428: $11,999
  • Cabins 330-332: $17,999
  • Cabins 333–336, 338–348: $19,499
  • Cabins 250–255, 257–262: $20,999


  • One night at the Hotel Botánico,Tenerife
  • Eleven nights aboard Sea Spirit


Optional Marrakesh Jet-Set Excursion
April 30-May 1, 2022
Enjoy a special overnight alternative excursion in Marrakesh, featuring a more leisurely exploration of its stunning sites and an amazing private jet ride over Morocco’s gorgeous terrain. Delight in an exclusive tour of Marrakesh’s magical Villa Oasis, the ornately decorated estate of Yves Saint Laurent. Stay overnight at the five-star La Mamounia Hotel, and wake up to fly in private style to Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Continue to Rabat to tour the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art or the Archaeological Museum. Return to the ship in Casablanca. Excursion Rate Includes: One night accommodations at La Mamounia Hotel; internal flight by private jet (Marrakesh/Casablanca); breakfast daily; two lunches; two dinners; sightseeing as per itinerary.

  • $4,999 per person double occupancy
  • $5,689 single occupancy

Optional Lisbon Postlude
May 5-7, 2022
During your time in Lisbon, visit historic Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Tile Museum in the Madre de Deus Convent, renowned for its blue-and-white glazed panels. Spend the evening exploring the Alfama Quarter, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Accommodations for one night are at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Postlude Rate Includes: Two nights accommodation at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon; breakfast daily; lunch; and dinner; sightseeing as per itinerary.

  • $1,999 per person double occupancy
  • $2,599 single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

This trip has more active components, such as walking tours over cobblestone streets, a visit to a volcanic park, and tours of historic buildings that may involve climbing stairs. In April, temperatures in the Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, and Portugal should be pleasantly warm—in the 60s, 70s, and 80s °F—and sunny. However, we suggest that you bring a light raincoat and/or a folding umbrella. We also recommend you pack a hat, sunblock, insect repellent, and warmer layers for evenings when the temperatures drop. Casual dress is appropriate most of the time with emphasis on layered clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are essential! On occasion, a more conservative dress and demeanor are essential to your visits to Islamic cultural sites of Morocco.

Study Leader(s)

To be Announced

Mode of Travel

Explore in style and comfort aboard the all-suite Sea Spirit. Providing spacious suites and social areas for 114 guests, while featuring the maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships.

For More Information

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