STAR COLLECTOR: BROWN ALES, BORDEAUX BLENDS & SPANISH SANGRIAS—THE BEST OF WESTERN EUROPE

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Star Collector: Brown Ales, Bordeaux Blends & Spanish Sangrias—the Best of Western Europe

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MON AUG 17
TO 5:00 PM Tilbury

day 1 Tilbury, England


Tilbury, England
Part of the Port of London complex, Tilbury is a major deep water port on the River Thames. Of interest here is a 16th century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry still in operation today. The fort was constructed at a curved, narrow part of the river in 1539 as a defense against invaders. Tilbury was featured in the award-winning 2009 film Fish Tank.
WED AUG 19
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Fowey

day 3 Fowey, England


Fowey England
Fowey is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a large, deep harbor, narrow streets full of Medieval and Georgian building, and a wide variety of independent shops, tea rooms and harbor-front pubs. See the Fowey Museum boasting an impressive Daphne DuMaurier collection.
THU AUG 20
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Isles of Scilly

day 4 Isles of Scilly, England


Isles of Scilly, England
This beautiful archipelago welcomes you to the best and most unspoiled beaches in Cornwall. Rare birds from around the globe are at home here, as are extraordinary gardens and the historic Cromwell Castle. As a special treat, choose an optional visit to the island of Tresco and its beautiful Abbey Gardens, designed by the renowned Augustus Smith on the site of the old Benedictine Abbey, now home to 20,000 exotic plants.
SAT AUG 22
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Grattequina

day 6 Grattequina, France


Grattequina, France
This is your gateway port to two UNESCO sites, Bordeaux and Saint Emilion. Enjoy authentic food and great wine pairings and find some of the most famous classified Merlot-based wine estates.
SUN AUG 23
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Grattequina

day 7 Grattequina, France


Grattequina, France
This is your gateway port to two UNESCO sites, Bordeaux and Saint Emilion. Enjoy authentic food and great wine pairings and find some of the most famous classified Merlot-based wine estates.
TUE AUG 25
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM El Ferrol

day 9 El Ferrol, Spain


El Ferrol, Spain
After entering the estuary mouth, pass through a narrow canal where the twin castles of San Felipe and La Palma welcome you to what was the main base for the Spanish Navy in the 17th century. Spend a pleasant day rumbling around the old Magdalena neighborhood, or make your own pilgrimage to the nearby UNESCO site of Santiago de Compostela or head to Lugo to see the Roman Walls – another UNESCO site. 
WED AUG 26
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Vigo

day 10 Vigo, Spain


Vigo, Spain
See the twisting streets, old mansions, and beautiful plazas of the old district, parts of which have survived since medieval times. Dine on fresh seafood found all over Vigo but especially in the famous El Berbes Quarter. Or head further afield to Santiago de Compostela, where a magnificent cathedral has greeted pilgrims since the 9th century.
FRI AUG 28
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lisbon

day 12 Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal
The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm. 
SUN AUG 30
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Cádiz

day 14 Cádiz, Spain


Cádiz, Spain
Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here including Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcornocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find their resting and feeding place here just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.
MON AUG 31
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Gibraltar

day 15 Gibraltar, British Territory


Gibraltar, British Territory
It’s an odd bit of Britain here at the toe of Spain, with Barbary apes and miles of tunnels as well as traditional red phone boxes. Legend says Gibraltar was one of the two pillars erected by Hercules to mark the edge of the world. Take the cable car to the top to see if you can see it from here. No, that’s not it. That’s just Africa. What a view.
TUE SEP 1
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Málaga

day 16 Málaga, Spain


Málaga, Spain
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 
WED SEP 2
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Almeria

day 17 Almeria (Granada), Spain


Almeria (Granada), Spain
Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city. If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent UNESCO site, the Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization. Or take an optional excursion into nature at one of three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. 
THU SEP 3
7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Cartagena

day 18 Cartagena, Spain


Cartagena, Spain
The walled town of Cartagena is a popular seaport with a large naval shipyard. The seashore offers a wide range of activities from windsurfing to good snorkeling to sailing. From Cartagena you can easily explore the ancient city of Murcia, the coastal resorts of Mazarrón, Cala Cortina, and Cabo de Palos or a little further north, the world famous resort of Mar Menor.
FRI SEP 4
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Palma de Mallorca

day 19 Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
SAT SEP 5
7:00 AM TO Barcelona

day 20 Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.

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