Date
May 20, 2023 - May 29, 2023
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Up to 150 guests
Price: Starting from $6,630 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: Minnesota, National Trust, North Carolina, University of Texas, William and Mary, St Scholastica, and Miami-Ohio

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France, and England, and commemorates the anniversary of the historic D-Day landings. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard Le Champlain. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and enjoy a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight "David" Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Explore Oporto in Portugal’s renowned port wine country. Walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Observe the intriguing juxtaposition of old and new in Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum. Tour Mont-Saint-Michel’s impressive abbey.

Schedule by Day

  • May 20: Depart U.S. or Canada
  • May 21: Lisbon, Portugal / Embark Le Champlain
  • May 22: Leixões for Oporto
  • May 23: A Coruña, Spain, for Santiago de Compostela
  • May 24: Santander / Bilbao
  • May 25: Cruising the French Coast
  • May 26: St. Malo for Mont-Saint-Michel
  • May 27: Caen for Normandy Beaches
  • May 28: Cruising the English Channel / River Thames / London, England (Tower Bridge)
  • May 29: London / Disembark ship / Return to U.S. or Canada

Pricing

Per person double occupancy:

  • Category 8: $6,630
  • Category 7: $7,130
  • Category 6: $7,630
  • Category 5: $8,530
  • Category 4: $9,530
  • Category 3: $10,230
  • Category 2: $11,130
  • Category 1: $12,030
  • Prestige Suite II: $12,620
  • Prestige Suite I: $13,330
  • Privilege Suite: $13,930
  • Grand Deluxe: $14,930
  • Owner's Suite: $15,630

Per person single occupancy:

  • Category 8: $10,608
  • Category 7: $11,408
  • Category 6: $12,208
  • Category 5: $13,648
  • Category 4: $15,248
  • Category 3: $16,368
  • Category 2: $17,808
  • Category 1: $19,248
  • Prestige Suite II: $20,208
  • Prestige Suite I: $21,328
  • Privilege Suite: $22,288
  • Grand Deluxe: $23,888
  • Owner's Suite: $25,008

Accommodations

Eight nights aboard Le Champlain

Extensions

OPTIONAL LISBON PRE-TOUR
$745 per person based on double occupancy
$995 per person based on single occupancy

OPTIONAL LONDON POST-TOUR
$995 per person based on double occupancy
$1,495 per person based on single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Many of the cities and towns being visited were founded centuries ago and the terrain is rugged. Therefore, a fair amount of walking along narrow cobblestone streets, stone floors, or uneven and/or slippery terrain and climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) is to be expected. Walking excursions often cover distances of at least one mile (1.6 km) and are approximately three hours in length. Please be advised that the ship may either dock in port or tender ashore by small boat.

Study Leader(s)

Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Visiting Professor of Law

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.