Odyssey at Sea: The Greek Isles, Ephesus & Istanbul

Cast off on our grandest learning adventure yet aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship! Experience Istanbul and the Greek Isles on an epic voyage aboard our premier floating campus.
Program No. 23587RJ
12 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Join us for an adventure of grand proportions aboard our first-ever floating campus! Step aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey, and learn about iconic locales and hidden gems from Greece to Istanbul. Beginning in legendary Athens, you’ll discover countless treasures across the Aegean — both ancient and modern — from the energetic local life of Mykonos to the romantic vistas of Santorini, ending in the historic capital of Istanbul. 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 join us aboard our first-ever floating campus!
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 ...

  • Experience authentic local life and time-honored treasures on two of the most popular Greek Isles, Mykonos and Santorini.
  • Visit Istanbul’s legendary Church of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque with a local expert.
  • Discover the storied past behind the ruins of Ephesus, the jewel of Greek-Roman cities, during your time in Turkey.
  • 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. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Odyssey at Sea: The Greek Isles & the Peloponnese" (#23518) for even more learning on board the Aegean Odyssey.
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