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BRAZIL / URUGUAY / BARBADOS / ST. LUCIA / GUADELOUPE / CAPE VERDE / CANARY ISLANDS

Adventures Afloat: Across the Atlantic Aboard Minerva: Island Cultures from the Caribbean to Europe

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Program #21468RJ
32 Days | 31 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Board the elegant Minerva for a grand transatlantic voyage from the Caribbean to the ship’s home port in England. Begin with English-speaking Barbados and Saint Lucia, continue to French-speaking Terre-de-Haut and Martinique, then sail to the other side of the Atlantic to explore Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Step ashore in Morocco to experience the atmospheric Kasbah of Rabat. Then sail up the coast of Iberia to discover the Andalusian culture of Jerez, the grandeur of Lisbon and the pilgrim history of Santiago de Compostela.


Highlights

• On the lush island of Saint Lucia, marvel at the Pitons, twin 2,500-foot-tall volcanic spires.
• Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands including the lava flows surrounding Mount Teide and the massive Caldera de Taburiente.
• On the Portuguese island of Madeira, stand atop the soaring sea cliff at Cabo Girão and see colorful spring flowers blooming.


Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven, hilly terrain and stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Bridgetown (Barbados), 1 night; embark Minerva, 30 nights (ports of call include Castries (Saint Lucia), Îles des Saintes (French West Indies), Fort-de-France (Martinique), São Vicente (Cape Verde), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Arrecife, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Funchal (Madeira), Casablanca (Morocco), Cadiz (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Vilagarcía de Arousa (Spain)); disembark Portsmouth (England), coach to London for departure.

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31 nights of accommodations
92 meals: 31 breakfasts, 30 lunches, 31 dinners
29 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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