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
13 days
Starts at
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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!

For an easy travel experience...

We offer extra hotel nights before or after this program.

Odyssey at Sea: Lodging in Rome

Experience the passion and flavor of Rome when you spend one night in a centrally located hotel before your Odyssey at Sea voyage.
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 an exploration of the Château La Coste winery.
  • Discover 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.
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