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Greece/Albania/Croatia/Italy

Odyssey at Sea: Pearls of the Adriatic

Set sail for treasured European cities surrounding the Adriatic — in Greece, Croatia and Italy — on an unforgettable educational adventure aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship.
Program No. 23510RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,299
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Greece/Albania/Croatia/Italy

Odyssey at Sea: Pearls of the Adriatic

Set sail for treasured European cities surrounding the Adriatic — in Greece, Croatia and Italy — on an unforgettable educational adventure aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship.
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,299
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23510 RJ
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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 - Jun 4, 2022
Ship Inside 4,299
Ship Outside 4,899
Ship Balcony 6,799
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2022
Ship Inside 4,499
Ship Outside 5,099
Ship Balcony 6,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Venice and ends in Athens. Please see itinerary for details.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside Ship Outside Ship Balcony
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Accommodation Details

A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

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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 - Jun 4, 2022
Ship Inside 5,299
Ship Outside 5,899
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2022
Ship Inside 5,499
Ship Outside 6,099
Ship Balcony 8,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Venice and ends in Athens. Please see itinerary for details.

At a Glance

Mythological Greece. Regal Croatia. Bewitching Italy. The pearls of this idyllic region are legendary, and you can experience them all aboard our first-ever floating campus! Set sail on a monumental journey around Greece and along the northern Adriatic coastline. Travel back in time as you explore ancient Greek ruins and proud Croatian architecture. Experience authentic local life as you sail along the Albanian Riviera and among charming Venetian islands. What's more, unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you'll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. This is no cruise, after all — it’s an educational odyssey aboard our favorite ship!
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…

  • Climb the Acropolis with an expert for awe-inspiring city views before exploring the New Acropolis Museum in history-rich Athens.
  • Explore the treasures of the Old City of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful ports in all of Europe.
  • Set off to discover the gems of Venice with an expert, including St. Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, like-minded travelers who are as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions.
Featured Expert
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Ioanna Kopsiafti
Ioanna Kopsiafti is an art historian, professor, and writer living in Athens for the past 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree from St. Andrews University and her doctorate from Oxford. Ioanna currently lectures in Athens and Rome, primarily on ancient Greek and Roman art and civilization. Her publications include “Style City Athens” (Thames & Hudson 2006) and “Thinking Space, Advancing Art: Cassirer with Crowther” (Routledge 2015) on the philosophy of symbolic forms that explores language, myth, religion, and art within the philosophy of culture.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Krunoslav Ivanisin is practicing architect and founding partner of IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI since 2003 and assistant professor at the University of Zagreb since 2015. He holds a diploma in architecture from the University of Ljubljana and has designed and constructed buildings in different scales for both public and private purposes. He has won first place in international architectural competitions and was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2010. He has taught architecture at universities across Europe including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
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Lovro Kuncevic View biography
Lovro Kuncevic received his PhD in medieval studies from Central European University, Budapest, in 2012. He is currently a research associate at the Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Regusa (Dubrovnik.) His main interests are the history of diplomacy and institutions of medieval and early modern city-republics, primarily Ragusa and Venice. His award-winning thesis focused on how Ragusans represented their city-state during its golden age. He has also taught courses of medieval history at the University of Dubrovnik.
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Joseph Paul Cassar is a professor of art at the University of Maryland University College. He designs online art courses for the university as well as for the New York Times Knowledge Network. He also lectures at the Smithsonian Institute, Johns Hopkins University Osher Program, Towson University, Notre Dame University and York College of Pennsylvania. He has written several books on Maltese modern artists and has won awards for academic excellence. He is the 2019 recipient of the Malta Society of Arts' Gold Medal.
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Ioanna Kopsiafti View biography
Ioanna Kopsiafti is an art historian, professor, and writer living in Athens for the past 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree from St. Andrews University and her doctorate from Oxford. Ioanna currently lectures in Athens and Rome, primarily on ancient Greek and Roman art and civilization. Her publications include “Style City Athens” (Thames & Hudson 2006) and “Thinking Space, Advancing Art: Cassirer with Crowther” (Routledge 2015) on the philosophy of symbolic forms that explores language, myth, religion, and art within the philosophy of culture.
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.
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.
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.





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