You will see contemporary and modern works by Spanish and international artists at the Guggenheim Museum. The presence of this architectural gem has profoundly changed the trajectory of Bilbao and contributed to a cultural and economic revolution, stimulating key infrastructure instalments including the rapid transit system and airport.
Experience first-hand why the “Gastronomic Meal of the French” is considered a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We will spend two days in this region that is rich in fine wines and incredible cuisine. This stunning region is waking up from its “Sleeping Beauty” status and becoming a hub for artists and food lovers alike.
Saint Malo and Mont St-Michel, France
Explore Saint Malo’s old town (intra muros), a historic walled port city with cobbled streets and an abundance of exquisite old-world stone architecture dating back to the 14th century or head out to Mont St-Michel (UNESCO World Heritage site), an island that has held a small church as early as 709 AD.
Visit Bayeux with its world-famous tapestry showing the Norman conquest of England. Alternatively see Omaha Beach and some of the other important World War II sites to be found in Normandy.
Sail past Tower Bridge, the iconic symbol of London spanning the River Thames.
• See the different medieval sites in Portugal, Spain and France that shaped the respective countries. • Explore the natural beauty and fortifications found in Mont St-Michel with its sweeping views and narrow cobble streets.
Wildlife Watch List:
• Birds of note: Swifts, Yellow-legged and Herring Gulls, Black Kites, Northern Gannets, Rock Doves, Little Egrets, Eurasian Oystercatcher
Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.
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