23520
Italy/France/Monaco/Spain

Odyssey at Sea: From Provence & the French Riviera to Barcelona

The historic and cultural treasures nestled along the quixotic French Riviera are the stars of an epic educational adventure aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey.
Program No. 23520RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,199
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

The artistic hilltop villages of Provence or the sensational beauty of the Côte d’Azur — why choose? Set off on an educational journey along a dazzling stretch of Mediterranean coast from the unspoiled landscapes of Corsica to glamorous Monte Carlo to elegant Aix-en-Provence, ending in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona. Discover the locales and vistas that inspired such artists as Matisse, Picasso and van Gogh, and soak up local life in bustling marketplaces and seaside villas. What’s more, you’ll experience these coastal gems during lovely moderate temperatures after the peak-season crowds have dispersed. Don’t miss your chance to experience the idyllic south of France on our first-ever floating campus!

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Experience Madrid’s Past and Present

Depending on your departure date, experience the historic capital of Madrid either before or after your Odyssey at Sea, complete with a stay at a centrally-located hotel.
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 ...

  • Explore Nice’s most intriguing neighborhoods, including the markets of the city’s Old Town and medieval St. Paul de Vence.
  • Discover the historic charms of Aix-en-Provence’s Old Town, followed by a visit to the Chateau La Coste winery.
  • Visit the Picasso Museum, full of works produced by the artist during his formative years.
  • 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. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L. Looking to extend your stay? In addition to "Extension: Experience Madrid’s Past and Present (#23596)" shown above, this program has another extension: "Extension: Italy’s Picturesque Lakes Region" (#23593).
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