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France/Spain/Portugal/Morocco/England

Grand Odyssey: Voyage Along the Coasts of Western Europe

Cast off on an extraordinary learning adventure that explores the coastal wonders of seven countries in Europe, North Africa and the British Isles over the course of 26 days.
Program No. 23856RJ
Length
27 days
Starts at
7,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
France/Spain/Portugal/Morocco/England

Grand Odyssey: Voyage Along the Coasts of Western Europe

Cast off on an extraordinary learning adventure that explores the coastal wonders of seven countries in Europe, North Africa and the British Isles over the course of 26 days.
Length
27 days
Starts at
7,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23856 RJ
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Jun 13 - Jul 8, 2022
Ship Inside 7,999
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Balcony 13,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by July 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 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Genoa and ends in Tilbury. Please see itinerary for details.

Aug 16 - Sep 11, 2022
Ship Inside 7,999
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Balcony 13,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by July 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 23520 & 23521 separately.)

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside Ship Outside Ship Balcony
A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

A representative picture of a cabin in this category.
Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Jun 13 - Jul 8, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 10,499
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 17,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by July 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 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Genoa and ends in Tilbury. Please see itinerary for details.

Aug 16 - Sep 11, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Inside 10,499
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 17,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by July 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 23520 & 23521 separately.)

At a Glance

Italy, France and Monaco. Morocco and Spain, Portugal and England. Individually, they’re captivating countries, full of rich history and celebrated culture. Together, they’re an odyssey of discovery. Welcome aboard our favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey, where each day is a grand new adventure. Beginning in England, set sail along the Atlantic coast of Europe, where the flavorful charms of northern France and Portugal are sure to inspire. A stop in Morocco adds a new flavor — and a new continent — to your discoveries, a compelling mix of European and African influences. Then, journey along the rugged coast of Europe, from enchanting ports and unspoiled islands in France to bustling cities in Spain alongside our experts, before ending your journey in Italy.
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…

  • Discover the historic charms of Aix-en-Provence’s Old Town, a city with an impressive architectural heritage ranging from the 5th to the 18th century.
  • Spend four days exploring the gems of Barcelona, from the city’s historic Gothic Quarter to the extensive Picasso Museum.
  • Savor local flavors as you sip on traditional tea in Tangier, rich Port wine in Porto, and flavorful Bordeaux in Le Verdon during the course of your voyage.

General Notes

This voyage is a combination of two shorter Odyssey at Sea voyages, “From Provence & the French Riviera to Barcelona” and “Iberia, France & Morocco.” 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.
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 Portuguese Phrasebook
by Clara De MacEdo Vitorino
A handy pocket phrasebook for Portuguese basics, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
by Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
A compact guide to Normandy's WWII battlefields, memorials, sites and cemeteries.
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.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook
by Dan Bacon
This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture
by Jose Saramago
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditations.
In Morocco
by Edith Wharton
Wharton's enjoyable account of her month-long journey through Morocco after WWI captures the landscapes, architecture and many aspects of Muslim culture and history, and especially the cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech.
Horse of Pride, Life in a Breton Village
by Pierre-Jakez Helias, June Guicharnaud (Translator)
A richly detailed novel of Breton lives, culture and folklore in the wake of World War I.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary
by Cristina Hernandez Montero
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.
A Traveller's History of North Africa
by by Barnaby Rogerson
Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999.





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