Apr 26 – May 4
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Yale Alumni Academy | Sailing the Spanish and French Rivieras
Immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled beauty, captivating culture, and tantalizing gastronomy on an exploration of the Spanish and French Rivieras. From the art nouveau architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona to the majestic Roman amphitheater at Arles and the lush landscapes that inspired Picasso and Cézanne, experience these wonders and more on this most sophisticated of journeys.
Begin in the heart of Barcelona, where two full days beckon you to explore the iconic Parc Güell, an architectural marvel by Gaudí that stands as a testament to his boundless imagination. Meander through the enchanting labyrinth of Las Ramblas, where the rhythm of the city pulses through its bustling promenade. The Gothic quarters, a tapestry of winding alleys and ancient structures, unveil a treasure trove of historical stories etched into the very stones beneath your feet. Continue to Provence, where you can sip rosé and engage in the playful art of boules along the Route of Cézanne. In Arles, wander amidst the evocative Roman ruins and experience the surrealistic dreams of Salvador Dali in his own castle.
With four nights aboard Sea Cloud II, enjoy the unparalleled experience of cruising aboard one of the world’s finest sailing vessels, combining the seafaring elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern standards of luxury, on an itinerary carefully designed to maximize time under sail.