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 a grand adventure aboard our first-ever floating campus! Step aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship and visit iconic gems from Greece to Istanbul. Beginning in legendary Athens, you’ll discover countless treasures across the Aegean — both ancient and modern — from the dazzling charms 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
On Your Feet
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 two of the most popular Greek Isles, Mykonos and Santorini, as well as two historic cities, diverse Istanbul and ancient Athens.
  • Experience authentic local life and time-honored treasures during expert-led field trips ashore, with varied Activity Levels so you can learn at your own pace.
  • 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.

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