Grand Odyssey: Discoveries Along the Mediterranean Coast

Step aboard our favorite ship for an unforgettable voyage that follows the Mediterranean coast from Spain and France to Italy and Montenegro.
Program No. 23855RJ
22 days
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At a Glance

Dazzling blue waters. Lively local ports. Warm, welcoming people. Life along the Mediterranean coast is filled with wondrous charm and captivating culture, and that’s just what awaits you. Step aboard your floating campus, the Aegean Odyssey, and begin with two nights in Barcelona. Then, follow the coastline along southern Europe and around Italy on an extraordinary 17-night voyage — a truly grand learning adventure. You’ll compare local life in the artistic villages of Provence to that along the sensational French Riviera. Experience glamourous Monte Carlo, unspoiled Corsica, mountainous Taormina and medieval Kotor, visiting both historic cities and hidden ports along the way with our knowledgeable instructors. The final chapter of this educational odyssey is an exploration of Venice, an unforgettable end to your sweeping Mediterranean voyage of discoveries.
Activity Level
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Activity Note: 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 ...

  • Spend two days exploring the gems of Barcelona, from the city’s historic Gothic Quarter to the extensive Picasso Museum.
  • Discover the heart of the Renaissance in Florence, including visits to the Accademia, home to the famous David, and the Duomo.
  • Experience the historic charms of Aix-en-Provence’s Old Town, followed by a visit to the Chateau La Coste winery.

General Notes

This voyage is a combination of two shorter Odyssey at Sea voyages, “From Provence & the French Riviera to Barcelona” and “Coasts of Italy.” 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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