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Greece/Croatia/Italy

Grand Odyssey: The Best of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & More

From the beaches of Normandy to the museums of Athens, embark on the ultimate European voyage on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey.
Program No. 24220RJ
Length
46 days
Starts at
12,999
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FREE
Greece/Croatia/Italy

Grand Odyssey: The Best of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & More

From the beaches of Normandy to the museums of Athens, embark on the ultimate European voyage on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey.
Length
46 days
Starts at
12,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24220 RJ
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May 24 - Jul 8, 2022
Ship Inside 12,999
Ship Outside 15,699
Ship Balcony 23,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 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 $5,897 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

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Please note that this departure begins in Athens and ends in Tilbury.

Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2022
Ship Inside 12,999
Ship Outside 15,699
Ship Balcony 23,799
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 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 $6,197 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Tilbury and ends in Athens.

DATES & PRICES

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

May 24 - Jul 8, 2022
Ship Inside 17,499
Ship Outside 20,199
Ship Balcony 30,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 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 $5,897 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Athens and ends in Tilbury.

Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2022
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Ship Inside 17,499
Ship Outside 20,199
Ship Balcony 30,299
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 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 $6,197 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23510, 23512, 23520 & 23521 separately.)

Itinerary Note

Please note that this departure begins in Tilbury and ends in Athens.

At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the grand artworks, historic landmarks and iconic locales of Europe on this 44-night learning adventure on board our favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey. On an educational voyage that leads through England, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and more, experience capital cities and quiet islands, all filled with fascinating people and places to explore. Walk along Utah Beach in Normandy to delve into the events of D-Day in WWII, and take a field trip to the idyllic Mont St. Michel. Spend multiple days in cities like Barcelona and Venice to take in all their architecture, history and artistic masterpieces, and delight in opportunities to explore Tangier, Monte Carlo and Dubrovnik. Throughout your journey, enjoy the private ambiance of the Aegean Odyssey as you attend expert-led lectures and presentations, and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars.
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Best of all, you’ll…

  • Pay your respects at Utah Beach during a field trip to Cherbourg and learn more about the D-Day invasion sites of Normandy.
  • Enjoy four full days to explore the artworks and landmarks of Barcelona, including Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell, the Museum of Montserrat and the Picasso Museum.
  • Delight in three days to experience Venice, where you’ll explore St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and more with your expert instructor.
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Krunoslav Ivanisin
Krunoslav Ivanisin is practicing architect and founding partner of IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI since 2003 and assistant professor at the University of Zagreb since 2015. He holds a diploma in architecture from the University of Ljubljana and has designed and constructed buildings in different scales for both public and private purposes. He has won first place in international architectural competitions and was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2010. He has taught architecture at universities across Europe including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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Krunoslav Ivanisin is practicing architect and founding partner of IVANISIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI since 2003 and assistant professor at the University of Zagreb since 2015. He holds a diploma in architecture from the University of Ljubljana and has designed and constructed buildings in different scales for both public and private purposes. He has won first place in international architectural competitions and was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2010. He has taught architecture at universities across Europe including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
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Lovro Kuncevic received his PhD in medieval studies from Central European University, Budapest, in 2012. He is currently a research associate at the Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Regusa (Dubrovnik.) His main interests are the history of diplomacy and institutions of medieval and early modern city-republics, primarily Ragusa and Venice. His award-winning thesis focused on how Ragusans represented their city-state during its golden age. He has also taught courses of medieval history at the University of Dubrovnik.
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.
Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History
by Robert D. Kaplan
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.
Dubrovnik, A History
by Robin Harris
Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik.
The Balkans, A Short History
by Mark Mazower
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.





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