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Greece/Lebanon/Cyprus/Israel/Egypt

Odyssey at Sea: Greece, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt

Discover the treasures of five enthralling countries — Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt — in just 15 days aboard our first-ever floating campus.
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, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt

Discover the treasures of five enthralling countries — Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt — in just 15 days aboard our first-ever floating campus.
Length
17 days
Starts at
5,699
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23519 RJ
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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 Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

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A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

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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 Dec. 31, 2021 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 Road Scholar’s favorite ship — 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 diverse culture of Beirut, from 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 Old City of Rhodes, one of the rare survivors of Europe’s medieval world.
  • 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.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, 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. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Odyssey at Sea: The Coasts of Italy" (#23512) for even more learning on board the Aegean Odyssey. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Odyssey at Sea: Holiday Voyage to the Acropolis, Pyramids & Petra" (#23516) for even more learning on board the Aegean Odyssey.
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Christopher Witcombe
Christopher Witcombe studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history at Bryn Mawr College. He taught art history for 37 years and was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, England, and the American Academy, Rome. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. He has published nine books and is working two new books on art.

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

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Fadi W. Abdul-Karim View biography
Fadi is a pathologist who graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1979. He did his residency in anatomic pathology at Case Western Reserve University and a surgical pathology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1983-84. He was on the faculty of Case until 2011, when he returned to the American University, serving as vice chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and assistant dean for medical education. Currently he works in the department of anatomic pathology at the Cleveland Clinic.
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Christopher Witcombe View biography
Christopher Witcombe studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history at Bryn Mawr College. He taught art history for 37 years and was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, England, and the American Academy, Rome. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. He has published nine books and is working two new books on art.
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Brian Williams View biography
Brian Williams is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published more than 100 papers and several books. He is also a consultant to the oil industry and small geological companies. His studies have taken him to all corners of the globe, giving him the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for rocks and earth processes with adult education classes, industry personnel, and students alike. When he is not "geologizing," Brian is passionate about rugby, American jazz, literature, film, and travel.
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.
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.
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





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