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Voyages to Antiquity: Venice, Athens and the Adriatic Coast

Program Number: 19079RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/4/2015 - 7/18/2015; 8/14/2015 - 8/28/2015;
Duration: 14 nights
Location: Italy/Croatia/Greece
Price starting at: $5,695.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 35; 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Low Fat; Gluten Free; Low Salt    

The dramatic beauty of the Adriatic Sea has long inspired writers, poets and artists. Experience its sun-splashed islands, lofty mountains plunging into the sea, winding fjords and magnificent bays. Plus soak in manmade splendor from the sanctuary of Ancient Olympia to the seaside palace of the Emperor Diocletian.

Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day and standing for up to four hours per day, with breaks. Some hilly and uneven terrain and steep stairs without railings at historic sites.

Itinerary At-a-Glance

Venice (Italy), 2 nights; aboard Aegean Odyssey, 9 nights; Athens (Greece), 2 nights.

Day 1: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.

Days 2-4: Arrival Venice (Italy) / embark Aegean Odyssey:

On an expert-led city excursion, stroll the sprawling Piazza San Marco then walk the narrow streets and over the bridges of the Castello and Cannaregio districts. Enjoy some free time for independent exploration. Lodging: Five-star hotel.

Day 5: Split (Croatia):

Step inside the magnificent Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, today not a deserted ruin but a bustling warren of houses, shops and cafés.

Day 6: Korcula:

Explore the pine-forested island of Korcula, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, then sail past the gorgeous islands of Hvar and Brac off the Dalmatian Coast.

Day 7: Dubrovnik:

On an expert-led excursion in Dubrovnik, discover this beautiful seaside city’s Old Town and the Baroque Church of St. Blaise. Sail through the winding, fjord-like Bay of Kotor.

Day 8: Corfu (Greece):

Examine the Venetian heritage of Corfu as you visit the Old Fortress, the red-domed Agios Spyrídon church and the famous Esplanade.

Day 9: Préveza & Ithaca:

Discover the fortress as well as 13th and 14th century churches in Arta, the former capital of the Byzantine province of Epirus. Continue to Ithaca and spend a leisurely evening in the picturesque port town of Vathy.

Day 10: Katakolon:

Journey to the site of Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. Examine the remains of the sports structures erected for the games.

Day 11: Pylos:

Learn about the classical city-state of Messene, whose substantial ruins include an odeon used for singing performances and an asclepeion, or healing temple.

Day 12: Monemvasia & Hydra:

Take a walking excursion through Monemvasia’s lower town, which includes the 13th century Christós Elkómenos cathedral. Enjoy free time in the lovely port town of Hydra.

Days 13-15: Athens / disembark / departure:

Walk in the footsteps of Plato on the Acropolis of Athens and visit the outstanding new Acropolis Museum. Walk the labyrinthine streets of Plaka, the picturesque historical neighborhood of Athens. Lodging: Five-star hotel.

Aegean Odyssey

The Aegean Odyssey is a premium-class ship especially rebuilt for sailing along shallow coastlines, among remote islands and into small, uncrowded harbors that larger ocean liners can’t reach. Public areas include several gourmet restaurants, library, Internet center, sweeping sun decks, outdoor pool, gym and spa.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Vasiliki Papantoniou

Vicky Papantoniou was born in Athens, Greece and attended school there. Her formal education includes a M.A. in history and archaeology and a B.A. in academic theology from the National University of Athens, as well as a diploma on religious art and Italian culture from the University of Florence, Italy. Vicky has been leading educational excursions for more than 30 years, and is fluent in Greek, English, Italian, and French. She presents archaeology and art lectures to foreign students and for institutions. A painter of Byzantine icons, Vicky has lectured and exhibited her work in Greece and America, being in demand as an artist-lecturer in Greece and abroad. Vicky led her first Road Scholar program on board the Aegean Odyssey in 2010.
Antonis Zaglakoutis

Born and raised in Athens, Antonis Zaglakoutis studied at the University of Athens Law School, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art in Paris and the Greek School for Guides. He has been introducing visitors to his homeland for 37 years as a lecturer and excursion leader, and he has also worked on cultural and educational programs and events in Greece, as well as in Italy and the Middle East. His foreign languages include English, French and Italian.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
  Venice, Italy 2 nights
   Aegean Odyssey
  Aegean Odyssey - At Sea, At Sea 9 nights
   Metropolitan Hotel
  Aegean Odyssey - At Sea, At Sea
Athens, Greece
2 nights
 Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Type: Five-Star Hotel
  Description: The five-star Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian Masterpiece. Its building, once a flourishing flour mill, beautifully restored, now houses a hotel unlike any other, offering a different view of Venice. A short, five-minute boat ride from the heart of Venice, it offers breathtaking views over the city and complimentary shuttle service.
  Contact info: Giudecca 810
30133, Venice,   Italy
phone: +39 041 2723 311
  Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, bathrobes (available upon request), telephone, 32" Plasma TV, laptop-sized safe box, free wireless Internet (for a fee), 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers six bars and restaurants, roof-top pool, fitness center, wellness center (for a fee), business center with computers and printers, laundry services, gift shop, currency exchange, free WIFI in the hotel's public areas (available for a fee in rooms), air conditioning, and a free shuttle service to St. Mark's Square.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: N/A Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 Aegean Odyssey
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: The Aegean Odyssey offers boutique-style cruising at its best. In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from major ports, it is a midsized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. The Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views.
  Ship Information: Ship’s Tonnage: 11,563 Length: 461 feet Beam: 67 feet Draft: 20.5 feet Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 7 Stabilizers: 2 Passenger Staterooms/Cabins: 198 Passengers – lower beds: 378 Classification: Lloyd’s Register Society London Ship’s Registration: Malta
  Contact info: Voyages to Antiquity
1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 230
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
phone: 877-398-1460
  Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Particular importance is placed on the standard of bedding in cabins. Luxury bedding, including fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected. Also, shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites feature outlets with 220 voltage, using the “European” two round pin plug. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.
  Facility amenities: Dining: Aegean Odyssey offers many dining facilities: The Marco Polo Restaurant is the ship's more formal restaurant, providing casual country-club elegance for lunch or dinner; The Terrace Cafe offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner from the grill or the sumptuous daily buffet. In the evenings, enjoy breathtaking views over dinner at Tapas on the Terrace. *There is a complimentary choice of wine, beer, or soft drinks with your evening meal. There will be a string trio, pianist and casual dancing before and after dinner. You may also wish to partake in afternoon tea, served in the Observation Lounge or enjoy an evening snack and cocktail, available in the Lido and Rendezvous bars. A limited room service menu is available. Special Diets: Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: Library; outdoor pool; spa; health center, saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck; elevators; beauty salon; medical center; laundry and pressing services (order form and laundry bag is provided in cabin); lecture theater and cinema and on board shop. Internet: The ship has an Internet center (open 24 hours) and WiFi is available in the reception area. Fees begin at 10mb for $20. As a rough guide you could send around 200 standard emails with no attachments for $20. However, if you start adding medium size web standard photographs (not hi res), each one would be about 1.5mb. There are no refunds for unused capacity. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of satellite connectivity on board a ship, the internet connection is slow, erratic and may be unavailable at times.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Metropolitan Hotel
Type: Five-Star Hotel
  Description: The Metropolitan Hotel, with its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, combines traditional hospitality and luxury in central Athens. With a view to both the Acropolis and the Aegean Sea, the fully renovated Metropolitan Hotel is ideally situated in front of the Faleron Olympic Coastal Park. It is only 10 minutes away from Syntagma square, the center of Athens and the port of Piraeus.
  Contact info: Leoforos Syngrou 385
Athens,  175-64 Greece
phone: +30 210 947 1000
  Room amenities: Each room has individually controlled air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, high speed Internet connection, radio, mini bar, hair dryer, safe box, and laptop and fax machine outlets.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, bar, gift shop, fitness center, marble steam bath, outdoor heated swimming pool, business center, free wireless Internet access in lobby, and a hairdresser.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: N/A Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404
  Check out time: 1:00 PM

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Venice, Italy. Program begins at 5:00 PM in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice that night.
  End of Program:
Athens, Greece. The program will end after breakfast on the last day. You will be staying at Metropolitan Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. The Voyages to Antiquity Guest Registration Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
To Start of Program
  Location:  Venice
  Nearest city or town:  Venice/Mestre
  Nearest highway: Highway A4 to Trieste and Milano
  Nearest airport:  Marco Polo Airport
  Transportation to site: Option 1: From Marco Polo Airport, take the ALILAGUNA private water bus shuttle service RED LINE (Airport - Giudecca Hilton) € 16,00 OW /€ 27,00 RT. The trip takes approx. 1 hour 40 minutes. Option 2: Hotel Molino Stucky Venice is at a 25 - 30 minute water taxi ride from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport and costs 110 - 120 Euro. Note: For both options water taxi /Alilaguna pier is located 10 minutes walking distance from the arrival lounge at the airport.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Athens
  Transportation from site: You may take a taxi from the hotel to the airport, this will cost approximately $62-68 per car. Alternatively, take a shuttle bus from the hotel to Syntagma Square. From there take bus #95 to the airport.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Departures
(Saturday, July 4)
 In Transit: Depart US/Canada on international overnight flight.

Day 2: Welcome
(Sunday, July 5)
 Morning: Arrival at Marco Polo Airport (VCE). Transfer to Venice.
 Afternoon: Welcome orientation to the program at 5:00 PM in the hotel lounge.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.
Accommodations: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Venice, Italy
(Monday, July 6)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: This morning experience Venice as a Venetian. Breathe in a bit of every day life of this fragile city at a relaxed pace. From St. Mark’s square enter the Castello district and meander the narrow calli. Learn about the Venice of yesterday and today. Stop at Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, a most impressive open space dominated by the stunning Gothic basilica which is home to many monuments of Doges and sea captains. Continue to the densely populated district Cannaregio; explore Chiesa dei Miracoli, a little “jewel box” of a 15th century church to gain insight into Venetian beliefs and traditions.
 Lunch: Road Scholar lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: This afternoon, you are free to explore on your own. You may choose to walk to Rialto or simply sip a Bellini at Harry's Bar.
 Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.
Accommodations: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Venice, Italy / embark the Aegean Odyssey
(Tuesday, July 7)

Note: Upon check-out your luggage will be transferred to your cabin on the ship.

 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Free time to explore Venice on your own - perhaps enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal or visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Meet the group at the hotel to transfer for embarkation. Late afternoon Road Scholar orientation to the ship in the "Observation Lounge."
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Early evening departure for Split.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Split, Croatia
(Wednesday, July 8)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: At sea. Take advantage of the ship's well stocked library that has a wide selection of volumes covering classical history, literature, art, architecture, and philosophy. The frequently updated collection also includes an extensive reference section as well as modern and classic novels.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: The afternoon will be spent at the Palace of Diocletian, including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian's mausoleum. Born in Salona, a town a few miles to the north of Split, Diocletian became Emperor of Rome in 284AD. To ensure a comfortable retirement, Diocletian commissioned the construction of a massive limestone and marble palace in the town of Split. When it was completed in 305AD, Diocletian abdicated, the first Roman Emperor to do so. His palace complex included three temples as well as Diocletian’s massive mausoleum (now the Cathedral of St. Dominus), and could house around 9,000 people. Today the palace is not a deserted ruin but a shell containing a bustling warren of houses, shops and cafés.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture. Late evening departure for Korcula.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Korcula, Croatia / Cruising past the islands of Hvar & Brac
(Thursday, July 9)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: The pine-forested island of Korcula, with its rich maritime history, is the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. This morning’s walking excursion will include visits to the impressive Cathedral of St. Mark where a Tintoretto presides over the alter, as well as to the Bishop’s Palace whose 14th century Treasury holds a small but amazing art collection including works by Carpaccio, Raphael and Leondardo da Vinci. Next, visit the City Museum which boasts an impressive collection of Greek and Roman artifacts and is housed within the walls of a 16th century palace before walking past Marco Polo’s presumed family home en route to the ship.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: At sea. We will spend the afternoon cruising the clear blue waters off the Dalmatian coast, passing the stunning shores of the islands of Brac, Korcula, and Hvar.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Arrive in Dubrovnik in the early evening. You are free to stroll around the charming old town.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia / Cruise Kotor Bay
(Friday, July 10)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Dubrovnik was formerly known as Ragusa and gave us our English word "argosy." Lord Byron called it "the Pearl of the Adriatic." As we walk around the city this morning we will visit both the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, the former housing a fine collection of Renaissance paintings, as well as the Cathedral of our Lady which boasts Titian's Assumption over the main altar.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: This afternoon the ship cruises through one of the finest natural harbors in Europe. Kotor Bay is sometimes referred to as Europe's southernmost fjord, but the winding bay is actually a submarine river canyon. At one time Kotor Bay was rival to Venice and Dubrovnik for sea power. Stretching between Croatia and Montenegro, the bay offers picturesque vistas of fortified towns and mountains dotted with castles.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Corfu, Greece
(Saturday, July 11)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: At the height of their Empire, Corfu held a special place in the heart of the Venetians. The historian Jan Morris wrote: "The Greek Island of Corfu is made for pleasure and escape... Corfu was the most desirable station of the Venetian colonial service." Today, this Venetian heritage is still visible in Corfu Town as you will discover on this morning's excursion that takes in the Old Fortress, the red-domed Agios Spyridon church and the famous Esplanade.
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, you are free to continue enjoying Corfu Town. A drink at the Liston Café is a must.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Evening: Night-time departure for Préveza. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Préveza, Greece / Ithaca, Greece
(Sunday, July 12)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Situated on the shore of the Channel of Cleopatra, you arrive in Préveza in the early morning and depart for the fortress and 13th and 14th century churches in Arta, the former capital of the Byzantine province of Epirus.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, the ship will cruise the delightful Ionian islands on the way to Ithaca.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Spend the evening ashore in the attractive seaside town of Vathy, Ithaca. Late departure for Katakolon.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Katakolon, Greece / Olympia
(Monday, July 13)

Note: The excursion to Olympia includes heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.

 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Arrive in the early morning at the port of Katakolon for a morning's excursion of Ancient Olympia. The first Olympic Games took place here in 776BC when the top athletes for Greece's city-states met to compete in sprinting, wrestling, and boxing. The site was also an important religious center as Mount Olympus, after which the site was named, was believed to be the home of Zeus. Return to the ship for a lunchtime departure to Nauplia.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Relax on board as the ship sails to the next port, Pylos.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Spend the evening ashore in Pylos.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Pylos, Greece
(Tuesday, July 14)
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Visit ancient Messini to explore ruins of the large classical city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC after the fall of Sparta. Admire its Odeon, Asclepeion, and Stadion.
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration fo Pylos.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
 Evening: Evening departure for Monemvasía. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Monemvasía, Greece / Hydra, Greece
(Wednesday, July 15)

Note: This morning's excursion involves walking one or more hours over uneven terrain with multiple uphill segments.

 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: A massive rock rising from the sea and joined to the mainland only by a causeway, it is easy to see how Monemvasía got its nickname “the Gibraltar of Greece.” The morning will be spent on a walking excursion of the lower town, which includes the 13th century Christós Elkómenos cathedral.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: At sea. Enjoy the ship's amenities as it sails for Hydra, this evening's port-of-call.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Evening: Free time for independent exploration along Hydra's crescent-shaped seafront.
Accommodations: Aegean Odyssey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Athens, Greece / Disembark
(Thursday, July 16)

Note: Heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.

 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: After disembarking the ship, we will explore the long anticipated $200-million, 226,000-square-foot Acropolis Museum. In the dramatic Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, ascending floors of glass literally “float” you above the excavations for an extraordinary perspective of the layers of Greek history that lie below.
 Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in Plaka.
 Afternoon: A guided excursion through the ancient citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC under the orders of the great statesman Pericles, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Athens, Greece
(Friday, July 17)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: A guided walk through Plaka - the picturesque old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Free time to explore on your own or join your Group Leader for further exploration of Athens. Individual return to the hotel via hotel shuttle.
 Dinner: Farewell Dinner in the hotel dining room.
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Athens / Departures
(Saturday, July 18)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.
 Morning: Transfer to Athens International Airport (ATH) for departures.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
  Athens Benaki Museum
The Benaki Museum is made up of many buildings, which offer an in-depth look into Greek history and culture. An array of artwork and artifacts illustrate the character of the Greek world from ancient times to the 20th century. For additional information, visit
  Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art illustrates the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus. The three major subjects on display are Cycladic Art, Ancient Greek Art, and Ancient Cypriot Art. For additional information, visit
  Venice Ca’ Rezzonico
A museum of eighteenth century art. The palace on the Grand Canal was designed by a Baroque architect of Venice, Baldassare Longhena, for the aristocratic Bon family. For additional information, visit
  Galleria Belle Arti
Spanning five centuries, the Galleria Belle Arti's matchless collection of paintings provides a complete spectrum of the Venetian school, from the Byzantine period through the Renaissance to the Baroque and later. Masterpieces of Titian, Veronese, Bellini, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and more all await you here.
  Glass Museum of Murano
A museum of Venetian glassmaking. The Murano Glass Museum was founded in 1861 when the darkest period in the history of Murano glassmaking had been overcome, following the fall of the Republic of San Marco (1797) and the subsequent years of foreign rule. The museum’s collection was expanded by the addition of the Correr, Cicogna and Molin Collections which include, among other things, the most beautiful Renaissance pieces in the museum. For additional information, visit
  Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A modern art collection in an 18th century Venetian palace, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum was inaugurated in 1980 and it presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, masterpieces from the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, and the Guggenheim-Hermitage, Las Vegas. For additional information, visit
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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The Way of Herodotus, Travels with the Man Who Invented History

Author: Justin Marozzi

Description: A Penguin Classics edition of The Histories in hand, Marozzi journeys from Herodotus' home town of Helicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, to Baghdad, Babylon, Egypt and Athens, weaving tales of his hero with erudite and entertaining modern travel.

The World of Venice

Author: Jan Morris

Description: If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.

Travels With Epicurus

Author: Daniel Klein

Description: Daniel Klein's witty meditation on the ancients, life in the Greek Islands, his favorite philosophers -- and growing old gracefully -- is also a delightful romp through the Aegean.

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