Romance of the Douro River

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SEP. 15-26, 2018 From $3,395
Porto, Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Senhora, Ferradosa, Obidos, Lisbon
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Romance of the Douro River

SEP. 15-26, 2018
Porto, Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Senhora, Ferradosa, Obidos, Lisbon
Aboard MS Gil Eanes

Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal’s stunning beauty, rich tradition and warm people. Spend three nights in Lisbon and walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers before launching a seven-night cruise of the Douro River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Gil Eanes. Visit Lisbon’s Hieronymite Monastery and the Tower of Belém. Discover pretty Coimbra and the esteemed university in Óbidos. Explore Douro Valley wine country, which produces rich port wine. On several days, enjoy a choice of excursions that allow you to sample port, explore historic cities, and delve into the local culture. Expert lecturers enhance your experience with scholarly and cultural insight.

Cost: From $3,395
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Teofilo Ruiz
Department of History
Teofilo Ruiz received his doctorate from Princeton University and has taught at many universities, including the University of Michigan and Princeton. He served as UCLA History Department chair (2002-2005) and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2008-2009). A medievalist and early modern historian, Ruiz was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the four Outstanding Teachers of the Year in 1994. The author of 14 books, he received the prestigious 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Distinguished Teacher Award at UCLA. In 2012, Ruiz was selected as the Senior Research Lecturer at UCLA and received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. With 12 past tours, Professor Ruiz is the most popular and beloved lecturer traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.