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France/Spain/Italy/Montenegro

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
Length
22 days
Starts at
6,999
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
France/Spain/Italy/Montenegro

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.
Length
22 days
Starts at
6,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23855 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
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Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
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Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2022
Ship Inside 6,999
Ship Outside 8,199
Ship Balcony 11,999
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $2099 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23512 & 23520 separately.)

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Venice and ends in Barcelona. Please see itinerary for details.

Aug 30 - Sep 20, 2022
Ship Inside 6,999
Ship Outside 8,199
Ship Balcony 11,999
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $2199 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23512 & 23520 separately.)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2022
Ship Inside 8,999
Ship Outside 10,199
Ship Balcony 14,999
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $2099 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23512 & 23520 separately.)

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Venice and ends in Barcelona. Please see itinerary for details.

Aug 30 - Sep 20, 2022
Ship Inside 8,999
Ship Outside 10,199
Ship Balcony 14,999
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $2199 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23512 & 23520 separately.)

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
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…

  • 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.
Featured Expert
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Silvia Maccari
With strong roots in traditional Tuscan cooking, Silvia Maccari has taught at the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu di Firenze and the Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. She works with Marriott UK and Continental Europe as a food expert and chef trainer. She is the author of “A Spasso con Camilla,” a culinary travel book through Italy, as well as articles published on both Corriere della Sera in Italy and Italian cooking and living in the United States.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Silvia Maccari View biography
With strong roots in traditional Tuscan cooking, Silvia Maccari has taught at the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu di Firenze and the Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. She works with Marriott UK and Continental Europe as a food expert and chef trainer. She is the author of “A Spasso con Camilla,” a culinary travel book through Italy, as well as articles published on both Corriere della Sera in Italy and Italian cooking and living in the United States.
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Joseph Paul Cassar View biography
Joseph Paul Cassar is a professor of art at the University of Maryland University College. He designs online art courses for the university as well as for the New York Times Knowledge Network. He also lectures at the Smithsonian Institute, Johns Hopkins University Osher Program, Towson University, Notre Dame University and York College of Pennsylvania. He has written several books on Maltese modern artists and has won awards for academic excellence. He is the 2019 recipient of the Malta Society of Arts' Gold Medal.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Dictionary
by Anna Beltrami, Mirna Cicioni, Karina Coates, Susie Walker
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Antonio Gaudi, Master Architect
by Juan Bassegoda Nonell
This lavish little collection of Gaudi's work captures the evolution, imagination and exuberance of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
Matisse and Picasso, The Story of their Rivalry and Friendship
by Jack Flam
Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary
by Cristina Hernandez Montero
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Four Queens, the Provencal Sisters who Ruled Europe
by Nancy Goldstone
Transporting you back to back to the apogee of independent Provençal power in the Middle Ages, Goldstone captures the drama of 13th-century Europe in this history of the four daughters of the count of Provence -- future queens of France, England, Germany and Sicily.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Barcelona
by Robert Hughes
A Longitude favorite, this big, thoroughly enjoyable cultural history of the city touches on architecture, art, religion and literature from Roman outpost to the present.
La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z
by Carla Gambescia
La Dolce Vita University (LDVU) is the perfect sampler for anyone curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its remarkably rich cultural gifts, both past and present.





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