Journey with Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and congenial host Michael Hoff, a classical archaeologist, on this voyage in Greece and Turkey, exploring the preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of the ancient Greco-Roman world. Cruise among fabled islands aboard the exclusively chartered, five‑star Le Bougainville. This elite small ship has only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony, and is able to moor in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels.
Our epic program calls on Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini—ancient destinations steeped in mythology and history. Cruise to Turkey’s sun‑drenched coast to visit Ephesus, the most spectacularly preserved Greco‑Roman city in the world. On Greece’s mainland, tour the scenic wonder of Meteora, where 14th– and 15th-century Orthodox monasteries crown soaring sandstone cliffs. Learn more about contemporary Island Life® in the Greek Isles, where you will meet and engage with local residents.
During your cruise, a team of onboard experts, including AIA lecturer/host Michael Hoff, will share their knowledge through a series of enriching lectures and informal discussions. This program is an excellent value, with all accommodations, meals, and a daily excursion included, and you only need to unpack once. The program is co-sponsored by other organizations, so make your reservations now while space and early booking savings are available!
- Visit up to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, showcasing the culture and architecture of ancient Greece and Turkey, such as the legendary ruins of Meteora, a 14th/15th-century monastic complex stunningly situated atop sandstone pinnacles; and Ephesus, a vast and well-preserved Greco-Roman site.
- Call on islands steeped in mythology and history—Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini.
- Exclusive Island Life® forum with local residents who will discuss contemporary life.
Tour Prices (7 nights)
Book with confidence! No cancellation fees for new bookings.
Early booking savings up to $4,200 per couple, if booked by March 31, 2023.
Per person, double occupancy
Tour prices start at $4,995 double occupancy with early booking savings through March 31, 2023, starting at $5,745 after March 31, 2023.
Single supplements apply across all categories at 160% of the per person double price (limited availability). Port taxes are an additional $450 per person.
For detailed pricing information, download the brochure.
Pre-Program Option: Athens and Cape Sounion October 1 to 4, 2023 (space is limited)
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $995
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $1,345
Post-Program Option: Thebes and Delphi October 11 to 13, 2023 (space is limited)
Price per person, based on double occupancy: $745
Price per person, based on single occupancy: $945
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