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Greece/Croatia/Italy

Grand Odyssey: The Best of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & More

From the beaches of Normandy to the museums of Athens, embark on the ultimate European voyage on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey.
Program No. 24220RJ
Length
46 days
Starts at
12,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Greece/Croatia/Italy

Grand Odyssey: The Best of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & More

From the beaches of Normandy to the museums of Athens, embark on the ultimate European voyage on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey.
Length
46 days
Starts at
12,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24220 RJ

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DATES & PRICES

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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jul 8, 2022
Ship Inside 12,999
Ship Outside 15,699
Ship Balcony 23,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2022 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $5,897 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Athens and ends in Tilbury.

Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2022
Ship Inside 12,999
Ship Outside 15,699
Ship Balcony 23,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2022 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $6,197 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Tilbury and ends in Athens.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside Ship Outside Ship Balcony
A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jul 8, 2022
Ship Inside 17,499
Ship Outside 20,199
Ship Balcony 30,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2022 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $5,897 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Athens and ends in Tilbury.

Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 17,499
Ship Outside 20,199
Ship Balcony 30,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2022 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $6,197 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Tilbury and ends in Athens.

At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the grand artworks, historic landmarks and iconic locales of Europe on this 44-night learning adventure on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey. On an educational voyage that leads through England, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and more, experience capital cities and quiet islands, all filled with fascinating people and places to explore. Walk along Utah Beach in Normandy to delve into the events of D-Day in WWII, and take a field trip to the idyllic Mont St. Michel. Spend multiple days in cities like Barcelona and Venice to take in all their architecture, history and artistic masterpieces, and delight in opportunities to explore Tangier, Monte Carlo and Dubrovnik. Throughout your journey, enjoy the private ambiance of the Aegean Odyssey as you attend expert-led lectures and presentations, and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars.
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Pay your respects at Utah Beach during a field trip to Cherbourg and learn more about the D-Day invasion sites of Normandy.
  • Enjoy four full days to explore the artworks and landmarks of Barcelona, including Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell, the Museum of Montserrat and the Picasso Museum.
  • Delight in three days to experience Venice, where you’ll explore St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and more with your expert instructor.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Dubrovnik, A History
by Robin Harris
Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik.
Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History
by Robert D. Kaplan
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
The Balkans, A Short History
by Mark Mazower
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.