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SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Shores of Iberia aboard the Sea Cloud II

With Verena & Tom Conley • June 2–14, 2013


SHORES OF IBERIA ABOARD THE SEA CLOUD II

June 2–14, 2013 • 12 nights / 13 days • SHIP SIZE: 94/76

Explore Granada’s Alhambra fortress and Generalife gardens, exceptional examples of royal Arab residences from the

medieval period and remarkably unaltered or destroyed by time or restoration.

FOLLOW IN THE WAKE OF THE

ANCIENT SPANISH AND

PORTUGUESE MARINERS on this

8-day cruise aboard the beautiful

Sea Cloud II, soaking up the rich

history of the Iberian Peninsula. Begin

at the incomparable Alhambra Palace

in Granada for an introduction to the

region’s Moorish heritage, then

embark in Malaga for a transit of the

Strait of Gibraltar. Visit Seville, capital

of the Spanish province of Andalucía;

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and the

departure point for most of the

Portuguese expeditions during the

Age of Discovery; and Porto, a World

Heritage site and the center of port

wine production. Spend an afternoon

in beautiful, unspoiled Islas Cíes

National Park en route to the great

pilgrimage destination of Santiago de

Compostela. Conclude in Bilbao

at the iconic Frank Gehry–designed

Guggenheim Museum. Learn about

the historical, cultural, and strategic

importance of Iberia’s great port cities

from lecturers from Harvard and our

cosponsors on this program, Yale and

Stanford; enjoy the rhythms of fado

and fl amenco; and sample outstanding

wines and distinctive regional cuisines.

Cover: Enjoy a performance of fado, a uniquely Portuguese music genre characterized by sentiments of resignation and

melancholia that was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2011.

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HAA STUDY LEADERS

Verena Conley and her husband, Tom Conley, are

professors of Romance languages and literatures at

Harvard. A native of Switzerland, Verena has been

traveling to the Iberian Peninsula since childhood.

She teaches courses on cultural exchange between

Africa, Spain, and Portugal. Tom has taught courses

that deal with Iberian cinema at both Harvard and in the Department of

Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota. Tom and

Verena are co-masters of Kirkland House.

OTHER FEATURED LECTURERS

Steven Smith is the

Alfred Cowles Professor

of Political Science at

Yale University. His

specialty is the history

of political philosophy and he has

written books on Hegel, Spinoza,

and Leo Strauss. He will be joined by

his wife, Susan, who is Director of

the Creative Arts Workshop, a New

Haven–based art school and gallery.

Herant Katchadourian

is emeritus professor of

psychiatry and human

biology at Stanford

University, where he

served as Dean of Undergraduate

Studies and Vice Provost of

Undergraduate Education. Born in

Turkey to Armenian parents, he was

educated at the American University

in Beirut and the University of

Rochester in New York.

Visit the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, hailed as one of the most significant architectural works in the past three decades and

widely acclaimed by critics, academics, and the general public alike.

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SCHEDULE BY DAY

La Giralda Tower atop Seville’s cathedral, a scallop shell marker along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela,

the exuberant and colorful flamenco, and the Manueline-style Belem Tower are all iconic images of the Iberian Peninsula.

SUNDAY–MONDAY, JUNE 2–3

Home / Granada, Spain

Depart home and travel overnight to

Granada. Upon arrival, transfer to the

hotel. Hotel Alhambra Palace

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Granada

Muslim architecture in Spain reached

its zenith in Granada, as evidenced in

the 14th-century Alhambra, one of the

most remarkable fortresses ever built

and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Explore the refi ned, elegant Nasrid

Palaces, built around the Courtyard of

the Lions, and the splendid Generalife

Gardens, one of the oldest surviving

Moorish gardens. The afternoon is

free for independent exploration,

followed by a welcome reception and

dinner. Hotel Alhambra Palace (B,R,D)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Granada / Malaga (Embark)

This morning enjoy a walking tour in

the historic center of Granada,

visiting the Capilla Real (Royal

Chapel), a lavish mausoleum

built by Ferdinand and Isabel to

commemorate their victory over the

Moors, and the impressive Cathedral,

one of only two Renaissance churches

in Spain. After lunch, transfer to the

port of Malaga and embark the

Sea Cloud II. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Seville

Sea Cloud II docks this morning in the

port of Cadiz for a full day excursion

to Seville, capital of Andalucía and

Spain’s fourth largest city. Visit the

lovely Reales Alcazares, a Mudejar

palace and gardens built on the site of

a former Moorish fortress. Walk

through the charming Santa Cruz

Quarter (the old Jewish Quarter in the

Middle Ages) and visit the Cathedral,

the largest Gothic cathedral in the

world and burial site of Christopher

Columbus. Enjoy a traditional tapas

lunch and a private fl amenco

performance at a local tablao, with a

special guest lecture on this

quintessentially Spanish form

of dance. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

At Sea

En route to Lisbon, enjoy a full day

at sea, a continuation of the lecture

program, and, weather permitting,

an opportunity to experience the ship

under sail. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven low hills, Lisbon

commands a view of its superb

natural harbor at the mouth of the

Tagus River. Your tour includes two

UNESCO World Heritage sites: the

Belem Tower, an elegant 15th-century

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structure built to defend the city from

attacks; and the Jeronimos

Monastery, the jewel of Manueline

architecture, where the renowned

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama

is buried. Enjoy a performance of

Portugal’s poignant traditional music,

fado, and visit the superb Gulbenkian

Museum; its collections span every

major epoch of Western art.

Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Porto

After a morning of cruising, arrive in

Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city

and a thriving economic center with

considerable charm. Visit the Palacio

da Bolsa, a 19th-century palace that

is now home to Porto’s stock

exchange. As most of the world’s port

wines are blended and aged in Vila

Nova de Gaia, a suburb across the

Douro River, a private port wine

tasting is the perfect way to cap o a

visit to Porto. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

MONDAY, JUNE 10

Islas Cíes, Spain

Take tenders ashore for an afternoon

in Islas Cíes National Park, an

archipelago o the coast of Galicia in

northwestern Spain. Once a pirates’

haunt, Cíes today is uninhabited and

pristine, with beautiful beaches, clear

unpolluted water, and redolent pine

forests. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)


TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Santiago de Compostela

From the port of La Coruña, drive to

the pilgrimage town of Santiago de

Compostela, which for centuries has

drawn pilgrims from all over the world.

Here, according to legend, a 9th-century

peasant led by the light of a shining star

discovered the tomb of Saint James

(Santiago) in a fi eld. In the beautiful

medieval heart of the city, visit the

enormous cathedral, begun in 1075 and

expanded in the 16th and 18th centuries.

Observe a specially arranged swinging of

the famous botafumeiro (censer). Enjoy

lunch in one of Spain’s most celebrated

paradores. Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

At Sea

During a fi nal day at sea, enjoy the

conclusion of the lecture program and a

festive farewell reception and dinner.

Sea Cloud II (B,L,D)

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Bilbao

Disembark and visit Bilbao’s crown jewel,

award-winning architect Frank Gehry’s

masterpiece, the Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao. This icon of 20th-century

architecture contains a collection of

some of the most intriguing artworks

of our age. Enjoy a traditional Basque

lunch and an afternoon and evening free

for independent exploration.

Silken Gran Hotel Domine (B,L)

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Bilbao / Home

Transfer to the airport for fl ights home. (B)

ATLANTIC

OCEAN

DETAILS

Portugal

LA CORUÑA

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

ISLAS CÍES

PORTO

LISBON

STRAIT OF

GIBRALTAR

SEVILLE

CADIZ

Spain

MALAGA

BILBAO

GRANADA

MEDITERRANEAN

SEA

Ship size: 76 guests

Activity Level: Moderate

Co-sponsors: Stanford Travel/Study and Yale Educational Travel

HIGHLIGHTS

• Attend an educational lecture program featuring Harvard study

leaders and other speakers who will provide insight and context to

your journey.

• Sail aboard the magnifi cent, three-masted Sea Cloud II, a

perfect marriage of the seafaring elegance of a bygone era and

incomparable service, deluxe amenities, and fi ve-star cuisine.

• Delight in private performances of dramatic fl amenco in Seville

and soulful fado in Lisbon.

• Savor Andalucían specialties in Granada, tapas lunches in Seville

and Bilbao, a port tasting at a historic port lodge in Porto, and a

private lunch at a world-class parador in Santiago de Compostela.

• Marvel at the great cathedral dedicated to St. James in Santiago

de Compostela and one of Europe’s newest landmarks, the

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

AIR

CRUISE

LAND

• Visit the splendid Moorish fortresses and gardens of the Alhambra

in Granada and the lovely Mudejar Reales Alcazares palace and

gardens in Seville.

• View two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Lisbon: the 15th-century

Belem Tower, which served both defensive and ceremonial

functions during the Age of Discovery, and the Jeronimos

Monastery, a superb example of Manueline architecture.

Stroll through the lovely gardens of the Reales Alcazares in Seville.


SEA CLOUD II

SUN DECK

DINING

ROOM

WC

LAND/CRUISE RATES (PER PERSON)

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS: All accommodations

and meals as specifi ed in the itinerary; Wine and

cocktails with welcome and farewell receptions;

House wine, beer, and soft drinks with all group

lunches and dinners; All sightseeing as specifi ed

in the itinerary; Professional tour manager;

Bottled water on coaches; Full program of

briefi ngs, lectures, and presentations; Transfers

for all participants on group arrival and

departure days; Baggage handling; Gratuities

to porters, wait sta , guides, drivers, and ship’s

crew for all group activities; Entrance fees and

port charges; $50,000 Emergency Medical

Evacuation Insurance.

TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS: U.S. domestic

and international airfare; Passport or

visa expenses; Medical expenses and

immunizations; Airport transfers except as

noted above; Travel and trip cancellation

insurance; Optional excursions or deviations

from the scheduled tour; Excess baggage

charges; Meals not specifi ed in the itinerary;

Dishes and beverages not part of the included

Christened in 2001, the Sea Cloud II is perhaps the most luxurious

three-masted sailing yacht on the seas today. The sister ship of

Marjorie Merriweather Post’s legendary Sea Cloud, she combines

the seafaring elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern

standards of luxury. In the grand tradition of the world’s finest

sailing vessels, guests experience this marvelous ship under sail,

as the skilled crew hand-sets more than 30,000 square feet of

canvas. The Sea Cloud II offers an intimate setting of just 47

beautifully appointed cabins, gracious common areas, world-class

service, and five-star dining.

CATEGORY DOUBLE SINGLE DESCRIPTION CATEGORY DOUBLE SINGLE DESCRIPTION

1 $7,990 $9,990

2 $9,990 $14,990

3 $10,990 $16,490

4 $12,190 —

WC

WC

FITNESS

AREA SAUNA

LOUNGE

318 316 314

319 317 315

129 sq. ft., upper and lower twin beds,

two portholes, shower 5 $12,790 —

172 sq. ft., forward, twin beds*,

two portholes, shower 6 $13,990 —

172 sq. ft., midship, twin beds*,

two portholes, shower 7 $15,390 —

204 sq. ft., twin beds*,

two portholes, shower

Airfare: U.S. domestic and international airfare is not included in the program rates. Round-trip economy-class airfare between New York and Granada with

return from Bilbao is approximately $1,199 as of August 2012 and is subject to change without notice.

meals; Liquor except as noted above; Personal

items such as e-mail, telephone and fax calls,

laundry, and gratuities for non-group services.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS, & FINAL PAYMENT:

To reserve a space on this program, a $1,000

deposit is required per person. Please either call

us at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806 or fi ll out

and mail or fax the registration form found in this

brochure. Reservations are acknowledged in order

of receipt until the maximum enrollment has

been reached. Final payment deadline is February

4, 2013, 120 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Notifi cation

of cancellation must be received in writing by

HAA from the participant. Cancellations within

14 days of booking: full refund; cancellations

received up to 120 days prior to departure will be

assessed a cancellation fee of $1,000 per person.

Cancellations received within 120 days prior to

departure are subject to 100% penalty of all

deposits and payments.

ITINERARY CHANGES: The itinerary contained in

this brochure is accurate at the time of printing.

We reserve the right to change the program or

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402

401

312 310 308

311 309 307

230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204

WC

231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205

LIBRARY

306 304 302

305 303 301

CABIN DECK

204 sq. ft., queen bed,

panorama windows, shower

247 sq/ft., twin beds*,

panorama window, bath tub

LIDO DECK

PROMENADE DECK

290 sq. ft., king bed, panorama window,

bath tub and shower

* In categories 2, 3, 4, and 6, twin beds can be kept separate or pushed together to form one larger

bed, with the exception of cabins 224 and 226, where beds are fi xed together as one larger bed.

Note that queen and king beds in categories 5 and 7 are made up of two mattresses, side-by-side.

accommodations as conditions warrant.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend the

purchase of trip cancellation insurance. An

application for insurance will be provided by

HAA upon confi rmation.

RESPONSIBILITY: Certain other provisions apply

regarding limitations of liability and rights of

HAA and the tour operator. The statement of

responsibility is available at http: /alumni.harvard.

edu/haa/travel/trips/spain-portugal-2013. If you

are not able to access the internet, please call

HAA Travels at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806.

DISCLAIMER: Every e ort has been made to

ensure the accuracy of information presented in

this publication. Neither HAA Travels nor the tour

operator is responsible for errors in or damages

resulting from use of the information contained

herein. Information contained in this brochure is

subject to change.

QUESTIONS: Please call HAA Travels at

800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806, email:

haatravels@harvard.edu.

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WALLACE LINE

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SIDNEY &

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TO CASABLANCA

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THE ANCIENT COAST

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CAROL SAIVETZ

SPLENDORS OF INDIA

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MALDIVES ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

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PENINSULA ON

CORINTHIAN II

DEC 29, 2012–

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MICHAEL MCELROY

BELIZE & GUATEMALA

ON YORKTOWN

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HISTORY & GARDENS

OF THE CARIBBEAN:

ROUND-TRIP ANTIGUA

ON SEA CLOUD II

JAN 13–20, 2013

JOYCE CHAPLIN &

DAVID ARMITAGE

BRUNEI TO BALI ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

FEB 11–27, 2013

AFRICAN GRAND

VOYAGE: CAPE TOWN

TO CASABLANCA

ON CORINTHIAN

FEB 17–MAR 24, 2013

AUSTRALIA &

NEW ZEALAND

FEB 24–MAR 10, 2013

PAPUA NEW GUINEA,

YAP, & PALAU ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

APR 16–MAY 2, 2013

NORTH AFRICA’S

MEDITERRANEAN

COAST THROUGH

THE CENTURIES

ON CALLISTO

APR 20–30, 2013

ROBERT OWEN

ECHOES OF THE

PAST: REMEMBERING

THE CIVIL WAR, A

VOYAGE BETWEEN

SAVANNAH AND

RICHMOND

ON YORKTOWN

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THE BRITISH ISLES

ON ISLAND SKY

MAY 11–24, 2013

DANIEL ALBRIGHT

ARTISTIC

TRADITIONS OF

KOREA & JAPAN ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

MAY 13–26, 2013

THEODORE &

VICTORIA BESTOR

TREASURES

OF CATALONIA:

ROUSILLON,

LANGUEDOC, &

PROVENCE ON

CORINTHIAN

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MALAGA TO BILBAO

ON SEA CLOUD II

JUN 2–13, 2013

VERENA & TOM

CONLEY

RIVERS & LAKES

PRAGUE TO PARIS

WITH A MAIN AND

RHINE RIVERS

CRUISE ON

RIVER CLOUD II

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FAMILY TANZANIA

DEC 26, 2012–

JAN 7, 2013

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SPRING BREAK

GREECE FOR

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AND ALUMNI

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FAMILY GETAWAY

MAR 16–23, 2013

CHINA FAMILY

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Sample some of Portugal’s heralded port wine in Porto,

a UNESCO World Heritage city.

PHOTO CREDITS: (From Dreamstime.com): Guitar player © Dmytro Surkov; Alhambra

© Sborisov; La Giralda tower © Valeria Cantone; Scallop shell © Richard Semik; Flamenco

dancer © Rami Katzav; Belem tower © Stevanzz; Alcazares Reales gardens © Antonio

Jodice; Porto © Francisco Caravana. • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao © Sharman Fox.

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