Dalmatia & Ancient Greece: Venice to Athens (cruise)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tour Leader: Nancy Wilkie
Join popular AIA Tours lecturer Nancy Wilkie for this 10-night cruise aboard the 216-cabin Aegean Odyssey from Venice, Italy, to Athens, Greece; plus spend two nights at a 4-star hotel in Athens. In Urbino, discover the great masterpieces of the Renaissance; then visit Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace in Split and the beautiful, historic town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Cruise through the natural wonder of Kotor Bay to the classical ruins of Butrint, in Albania. See ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics; tour Monemvasia, a tiny municipality joined to the Greek mainland by a single causeway; stroll around the car-less idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands; and much more.
The Aegean Odyssey is small enough to call at ports that are inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships,’ but large enough to offer a selection of amenities, including two dining venues, a spacious theater for lectures and musical performances, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa center, and a well-stocked library. Her cabins are spacious, modern, and intelligently designed, and you can choose from a wide range of cabin types, from inside cabins, to cabins with portholes or picture windows, to luxurious suites with balconies.
Travelers have the option to stay aboard ship and continue on the Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean program for a 20-day Grand Voyage, which includes free airfare! Download the brochure for more information.
This is a value-priced premium learning adventure, co-sponsored by other organizations. A convenient Air/Land/Cruise package is available from a number of U.S. cities. Take advantage of early booking discounts, called "Saver Fares"! These Saver Fares are subject to change and capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time (in which case "Full Fares" will apply), so we encourage you to reserve your preferred cabin now!
Double Occupancy Cabins start at $3,950 Saver Fare*, $4,250 Full Fare
Single Occupancy Cabins start at $4,850 Saver Fare*, $5,150 Full Fare
*Saver Fares, which are early booking discounts, are subject to change, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time subject to market demand. Once withdrawn, Full Fares will apply. We encourage you to reserve your preferred cabin now!
For complete pricing and cabin information, download the brochure
Wed., September 18, 2019: Depart home: Fly to Venice International Airport Marco Polo (VCE)
Thurs., September 19: Arrive Venice, ITALY | Embark the Aegean Odyssey for ten nights (L,D)
Fri., Septemeber 20: AM Venice walking tour or Lagoon excursion | PM at leisure in Venice (B,L,D)
Sat., September 21: Urbino: AM walking tour | PM at leisure (B,D)
Sun., September 22: AM Split, CROATIA: Diocletian’s Palace | PM at leisure or optional Salona & Trogir excursion (B,L,D)
Mon., September 23: AM Korcula walking tour | Cruise past Hvar & Brac | PM at leisure in Dubrovnik (B,L,D)
Tues., September 24: AM Dubrovnik walking tour | PM cruising Kotor Bay (B,L,D)
Wed., September 25: Sarande, ALBANIA | Butrint (B,L,D)
Thurs., Sepember 26: Katakolon, GREECE | AM ancient Olympia and site museum |
Cruise to Pylos | Evening at leisure in Pylos (B,L,D)
Fri., September 27: AM Ancient Messene & Mavromati OR Neo Kastro & Methoni | PM at leisure in Pylos (B,L,D)
Sat., September 28: AM Monemvasia walking tour | Cruise to Hydra | Evening at leisure on Hydra (B,L,D)
Sun., September 29: Disembarkation in Piraeus | AM Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum | PM at leisure | Overnight at the King George Hotel for two nights. (B)
Mon., September 30: Athens: Day at leisure OR optional AM National Archaeological Museum visit (B)
Tues., October 1: Fly home from Athens International Airport (ATH) (B)
If you have any additional questions, please email us at email@example.com (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).