European Coastal Civilizations

September 4–13, 2018

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal England, France, Spain, and Portugal. Cruise for eight nights from London aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star, small ship Le Lapérouse, newly launched and featuring private balconies for all of its 92 deluxe Suites and Staterooms.

Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and enjoy a memorable cruise down the storied River Thames from London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. A special component is the exclusive C’est Bon!  CULINARY TRADITIONS program, led by our culinary expert Kristine Kidd, celebrating the distinct cuisines of our ports of call through lectures, demonstrations and optional excursions.

Special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Explore Oporto in Portugal’s renowned port wine country. Walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Observe the intriguing juxtaposition of old and new in Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum. Tour Mont-St-Michel’s impressive abbey.

London pre-cruise and Lisbon post-cruise options are available.

Download a brochure about the trip here. 

For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit