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Ancient Greece, An Aegean Odyssey

Tour Dates: October 8-16, 2020 (9 days)

Tour Leader(s): Alan Shapiro ,

Join AIA lecturer & host Alan Shapiro on this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day trip around the Greek Isles to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round-trip from Athens, Greece, aboard the five-star, small-ship Le Bougainville with only 92 suites/staterooms. Call on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini, as well as the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit the extraordinary wonder of Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles. Walk through legendary sites of antiquity—including the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae and ancient theater at Epidaurus. Enjoy opportunities to visit up to nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Meet local residents during the specially-arranged Island Life® Forum for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture. Extend your trip with the Athens and Delphi pre‑cruise option and/or the Ancient Olympia post‑cruise option.

Pricing for 9-day Voyage

Double Occupancy Cabins start at $4,895 EBS Fare*, $5.895 after March 10, 2020.
Single Occupancy Cabins start at $11,995 EBS Fare*, $12,995 after March 10, 2020.

*Early Booking Savings Reserve by March 10, 2020 and save $2000 per couple!

For complete pricing and cabin information, download the brochure

Deluxe Stateroom, Le Bougainville

Santorini, Greece

Five-star, small-ship Le Bougainville with only 92 suites/staterooms

Athens' Acropolis

The Temple of Isis, Delos, Greece

The Theater at Epidaurus

The 14th & 15th-century monasteries at Meteora.

Nafplion

Lecture Hall on the Le Bougainville

Itinerary


* Athens & Delphi (Pre-Cruise option)
Day 1 Depart home
Day 2 Athens, Greece/Embark Le Bougainville
Day 3 Volos for Meteora
Day 4 Delos/Mykonos
Day 5 Pátmos
Day 6 Lindos, Rhodes
Day 7 Akrotiri, Santorini
Day 8 Nafplion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
Day 9 Athens/Disembark ship/Return home
* Ancient Olympia (Post-Cruise option)
Program details are subject to change.

View Detailed Itinerary

For complete trip details, cost and reservation information,  download the complete brochure here


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