European Coastal Cruise | May 12 - 21, 2024

Neoclassical palaces, medieval castles, and Romanesque cathedrals illuminate the enduring cultural legacies of four European coastal civilizations that have played a pivotal role in world history. From the old‑world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic verve of Spain’s Basque country to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy, France, and the regal majesty of London, travel with alumni from May 12 - 21, 2024 and explore a riveting canvas of influential seaports along Europe’s Atlantic coastline.

Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the astonishing island monastery of Mont‑Saint‑Michel, the jewel of medieval France; the Christian world’s third holiest city of Santiago de Compostela, where you will walk in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims to visit the tomb of Saint James; and spirited Oporto, the center of world‑famous port wine and exemplary Moorish‑influenced architecture. Cruise Spain’s ruggedly beautiful Costa Verde, tour Frank Gehry’s visionary Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and cruise up the River Thames to spend one night on the ship a mere stone’s throw from Tower Bridge in the heart of London.

Our program also includes a special guided excursions to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Accompanying you to the hallowed Normandy Beaches is special guest speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower—Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II.

Cruise for eight nights aboard the specially-chartered, 5‑star Le Dumont d'Urville, featuring only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony. Dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels and enjoy ocean‑view accommodations, enriching excursions, and attentive, personal service.

Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program at 866-325-8664 or [email protected] for more details.