An Architectural Adventure Around the Iberian Peninsula
Explore the architectural wonders of the Iberian Peninsula from Amsterdam to Rome in UNESCO-listed city centers, intricate palaces and stunning cathedrals.
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Program No. 23001RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

A tumultuous history of empires expanding and retreating for control of the Iberian Peninsula created the prefect conditions for a unique and unrivaled blend of Islamic and Christian architecture. Under Moorish caliphs and Spanish monarchs, awe-inspiring monuments were constructed and adapted to the changing times — intricate palaces, majestic mosques and stunning cathedrals existing side-by-side. Discover ancient cities along the Iberian Peninsula and their distinct architectural stylings that developed through the centuries on an exciting sailing from Amsterdam to Rome.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles on variety of terrains.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail through Amsterdam’s intricate 17th century canals dividing the city into a network of nearly 90 small islands.
  • Marvel at the intricate masonry of the Seville Cathedral, the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discover the Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish influences of Cartagena, including the Roman Theater and Art Nouveau buildings.
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Mirela Slonjsek
Mirela Slonjsek is an experienced group leader with over 15 years of experience. She holds a degree in art history and philosophy from Zagreb University. Born and raised in Croatia, Mirela enjoys sharing all aspects of Croatian culture with others and has also led groups in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. She is fluent in English and Italian, has a great interest in art and architecture and was previously on the board of the Croatian Sommelier Association.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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