Barcelona to Basque Country: Tracing History and Culture on the Iberian Peninsula
Trace the shores of the Iberian Peninsula, witnessing the remnants of history, from the Romans and Moors to the explorers that spearheaded the Age of Discovery. Experience some of Europe’s most captivating cities, including Barcelona, Lisbon, and Porto, and head to the countryside to visit the timeless villages of the Algarve, Galicia, and Spain’s Basque country. Encounter wonders both ancient and modern, from the Roman ruins of Cartagena to the avant-garde architecture of Valencia. Along the way, savor local cuisine, sampling paella and port at their source.
Discover an array of architectural marvels, from the Alhambra in Granada to Lisbon’s 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery and Ronda's impressive Puente Nuevo bridge
Explore six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Granada's extraordinary Alhambra palace, the Tower of Belém in Lisbon, and Porto’s old city
Learn how cork oak is harvested in the orchards of the Algarve, and explore Galicia's estuaries with local fishermen
Stroll through San Sebastián's historic city center and enjoy an introduction to its gastronomic history
Hike a portion of the Camino de Santiago to the medieval cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211
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National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer: The Standard for Exploration
Built to handle deep swells and towering waves, National Geographic Explorer invites polar exploration while providing exceptional comfort.
Originally constructed to navigate Norway’s famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express, her high degree of maneuverability, ideal size, and platform for discovery made National Geographic Explorer a natural choice for addition to the Lindblad Expeditions fleet. Her rebuild drew on 50 years of pioneering expedition history and expertise.
Today, National Geographic Explorer is a purpose-built expedition ship. She is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, with an ice-reinforced hull, enabling her to navigate polar passages while providing comfort, elegance and a deep connection to the environment.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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