European Coastal Civilizations

April 23 – May 1, 2015
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From the old-world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic riches of Spain’s Basque Country, to the rugged beauty of France’s Côte Sauvage, and the United Kingdom’s charming Channel Islands, a riveting canvas of important yet seldom-visited seaports awaits you along Europe’s western coast. Travel from April 23-May 1, 2015 on a one-of-a-kind, small ship itinerary, featuring the captivating historical legacies and the dynamic cultures of European coastal civilizations.

Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites; tour Oporto, the epicenter of world famous port wine production, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on St. James Way in Santiago de Compostela, cruise Spain’s Costa Verde, and call at France’s spectacular Belle-Île-en-Mer and the UK’s Channel Island of Guernsey.

Join fellow alumni and friends for the opportunity of a lifetime to meet distinguished expert Dwight David Eisenhower II, senior research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who will share his personal insights during an onboard lecture and accompany you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Allied Forces’ historic D-Day landings.


Please contact the Alumni Travel office at 1-800-886-9895 or via email at alumnitravel@case.edu for more details.