Western European Passage

A Voyage from Lisbon to Amsterdam

Date: Sun, August 6, 2023 - Thu, August 17, 2023

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $9,590

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Thalassa Journeys

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The Atlantic ports of Western Europe have long served to connect the continent with the wider world, serving as bases for local and global trade, discovery, and conquest, and producing great wealth in the process. On this voyage, you will discover some of the finest artistic and cultural fruits of that wealth as you sail the length of the coast from the North Sea to Iberia.
Beginning in Amsterdam, you will sail southward to discover a remarkable array of sites that serve as testaments to the legacy of European civilization, spanning centuries from the American Cemetery and Memorial overlooking the beaches of Normandy to the medieval castles and cathedrals of Portugal and Spain. Among the places you will visit are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites—the storied abbey/fortress of Mont-St.-Michel; the great Christian pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela; and Coimbra University in Portugal, one of the oldest in Europe. To these justly famous monuments, you will also see extraordinary collections of art in Amsterdam and Bruges, the picturesque fishing towns of Honfleur and Concarneau, and Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Norman Wirzba

Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology; Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics

Mode of Travel


Ocean Cruise

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