Odyssey at Sea: The Best of the Aegean Sea
Uncover hidden seaports and off-the-beaten-path gems sailing from Greece to Turkey — or the reverse — on this epic adventure aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship.
Program No. 23511JPQ
12 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Cast off on an epic adventure aboard our first-ever floating campus! Step aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship for a monumental journey from Greece to Turkey — or the reverse! Sail the coast of Greece’s mainland, discovering enchanting villages, hidden ports and the ancient capital of Athens. In Istanbul — final stop on the legendary Silk Road — see hundreds of minarets dotting the skyline. 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. We’ve taken care of every detail — and can’t wait for you to be a part of our odyssey!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
This program offers two activity levels to choose from: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend three days exploring the remarkable Byzantine ruins and diverse culture of Istanbul.
  • Experience authentic local life and time-honored treasures during expert-led field trips ashore, with varied Activity Levels so you can learn at your own pace.
  • 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. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L.

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