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Greece/Lebanon/Cyprus/Israel/Egypt

Odyssey at Sea: Greece, Israel & Egypt

Discover the cultural and historic treasures of Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt in just 15 days aboard the Aegean Odyssey.
Program No. 23519RJ
Length
17 days
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5,699
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Greece/Lebanon/Cyprus/Israel/Egypt

Odyssey at Sea: Greece, Israel & Egypt

Discover the cultural and historic treasures of Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt in just 15 days aboard the Aegean Odyssey.
Length
17 days
Starts at
5,699
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
17 days
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Starts at
5,699
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Program No. 23519RJ

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Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2022
Ship Inside 5,699
Ship Outside 6,599
Ship Balcony 8,999
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 02, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

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.

Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2022
Ship Inside 7,199
Ship Outside 8,099
Ship Balcony 10,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 02, 2022 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

At a Glance

Step aboard the Aegean Odyssey for a monumental journey into ancient and modern worlds alike. Beginning and ending in Greece, your voyage is marked with unforgettable discoveries as you sail from the ancient marvels of Athens to the rich traditions of Limassol to the staggering history of Jerusalem, finally reaching the mysterious Pyramids of Egypt before sailing back to Greece. 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!
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
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…

  • Explore the ancient wonders of the Acropolis and learn further about Greek history at the Acropolis Museum.
  • Marvel at some of Egypt’s most mysterious and impressive structures, including pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx.
  • Discover the churches and synagogues of Nazareth, many of which played a pivotal role in early Christianity.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions.
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.
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.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
by Ari Shavit
Israeli journalist Ari Shavit illuminates the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing and uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today's global political landscape.
Ancient Israel: A Short History from Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple
by Hershel Shanks, editor
Egypt, A Short History
by Robert L. Tignor
Princeton historian Tignor distills five decades of study and travel for this vivid account of the sweep and tumult of Egyptian history from the settlement of the Nile to the present.
Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
by Yossi Klein Halevi
"Like Dreamers" interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present. This book gives insight into where Israel and Israelis are politically, socially, economically, and religiously.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
The Island
by Victoria Hislop
Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony.
Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World
by Seth M. Siegel
Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This informative handbook traces Greek art and architecture from the third millennium to the first century B.C.
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
by Karen Armstrong
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.





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