Trace the cultural legacy of the most storied civilization of the Middle Ages on this spectatcular five-star cruise aboard the four-masted sailing yacht, Wind Star, featuring the Iberian Peninsula and Portugal's breathtaking Algarve coast. Visit ten spectacular cities--Lisbon; Portimão; Seville; Gibraltar; Tangier; Malaga; Granada; Valencia; Tarragona; and Barcelona—with excursions at every port. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” in Gibraltar, considered one of the two Pillars of Hercules by ancient Greeks and Romans. Explore Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace and discover the historical hillside port of Tarragona.
Day 1: Depart US or Canada
Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal / Embark the Wind Star
Day 3: Portimão, the Algarve, for Silves
Day 4: Cádiz, Spain, for Seville
Day 5: Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory / Tangier, Morocco
Day 6: Malaga, Spain, to Granada / Alhambra
Day 7: Cruise the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 8: València
Day 9: Tarragona
Day 10: Barcelona / Disembark ship / Depart for the U.S. or Canada
David Lagomarsino joined Dartmouth’s History Department in 1974 after earning degrees at Harvard (A.B. in History & Literature) and Cambridge (Ph.D. in History). For the next four and a half decades, he introduced generations of Dartmouth students to the rich and tumultuous history of early modern Europe in general, and of Spain’s “Golden Age” in particular. Lagomarsino’s passion for Iberian history and culture grows out of his extensive study of the reign of Philip II—the complex and controversial 16th-century king who not only united Spain and Portugal, but also ruled a global empire so vast that the sun literally never set on it.
Lagomarsino is a three-time recipient of the Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching, which is bestowed annually by vote of the graduating class to recognize “undergraduate teaching of the highest order.” He was the inaugural holder of the Charles Hansen Professorship, and his career-long contributions to undergraduate learning were recognized at the time of his retirement by the award of the Robert A. Fish 1918 Memorial Prize. In the past, Lagomarsino has joined Dartmouth alumni and friends on programs set in the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, and along Mediterranean waters.