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      Voyages to Antiquity cruises

      A Voyages to Antiquity cruise aboard Aegean Odyssey in the company of fellow bridge players presents the perfect opportunity to combine your love of the game with the adventure and romance of far-flung travel.   

      Unearth new discoveries, past masters and hidden gems on board Aegean Odyssey in 2019. Now available to book and view online. 

      The Aegean Experience

      30 Apr, 2018

      From the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, to the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidauru and the Palace of Knossos, to the Acropolis of Lindos, and the sacred island of Delos, this voyage is Greek Island cruising at its very best.

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      Classical Italy & the Adriatic

      18 May, 2018

      Start with an overnight in Venice and then cruise to the Renaissance treasures of Urbino and the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to Ancient Lecce. This voyage also includes visits to Corfu, Butrint, Taormina and Sorrento.

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      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      30 May, 2018

      From Rome Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising the Italian Riviera to France, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio awaits you. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.

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      Mediterranean Odyssey

      01 Sep, 2018

      From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, taste and style feature on this voyage. Also, enjoy the historical treasures of Florence.

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      Italian & Adriatic Highlights

      13 Sep, 2018

      Sail from Rome to the magnificent Amalfi Coast, the evocative ruins of Pompeii, the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik and the Renaissance art of Urbino.

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      A Voyage through the Middle Sea

      30 Oct, 2018

      A voyage from Athens to Malaga. Along the way visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete, as well as Catania, the Maltese capital of Valletta. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, and the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, before disembarking in Malaga or an optional 2-night hotel stay post-cruise.

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      Moorish Odyssey

      10 Nov, 2018

      Sail the Guadalquivir River in Spain before crossing the mouth of the Mediterranean to the souks, markets and palaces of Morocco, including Marrakesh, the walled city of Taroudant and Casablanca. Explore the volcanic landscapes and parks of Lanzarote and La Palma in the Canaries, before completing your journey in Tenerife.

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      Ancient Greece & Dalmatian Coast

      08 May, 2018

      Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history Athens and Venice. Embark in Athens and explore Nauplia, Katakolon, Itea and Corfu before admiring the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, then sail to Dubrovnik and visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split. This voyage also includes a visit to the Italian city of Trieste and an overnight stay in Venice.

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      Cathedrals & Vineyards SailAway

      10 Jun, 2018

      Starting in Seville, this 9 day cruise visits the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also visit Bordeaux for an overnight on board stay.

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      Harbours & Gardens SailAway

      17 Jun, 2018

      This mini-SailAway is the perfect Voyages to Antiquity ‘taster’ cruise at an exceptional price. From the grand city of Bordeaux, sail north to London with stops en route at Falmouth, gateway to the extraordinary Eden Project, the historic port of Dartmouth and picturesque Honfleur, with a quality of light that has attracted generations of artists

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      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      26 Apr, 2019

      Enjoy the spectacular view of Akrotiri and Oia. During your voyage you will also witness a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of Greek festivities. Explore the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos.

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      Classical Greece & Southern Italy

      15 May, 2019

      From Athens and Corfu to Dubrovnik, Olympia and Delphi, this amazing journey takes you to some of the most extraordinary sites in the ancient world. Along the way you will also visit legendary Sparta in the Peloponnese and the magnificently well-preserved remains of Pompeii or Herculaneum.

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      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      25 May, 2019

      Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising to Corsica, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.

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      European Connoisseur

      06 Jun, 2019

      Cruise from Seville to the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.

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      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      30 Jul, 2019

      Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to some spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The equally remote and beautiful Shetland Islands also feature in this itinerary.

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      Mediterranean Odyssey

      26 Aug, 2019

      From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona, to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, this voyage takes you to some of most historic ports and stylish cities in the Mediterranean, including a maiden visit to Tarragona in Spain as well as the treasures of Florence.

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      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      07 Oct, 2019

      Enjoy the spectacular view of Akrotiri and Oia, the Palace of Knossos and explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos.

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      Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

      19 Sep, 2019

      This unforgettable voyage sails between the great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, cruise along the coast of Dalmatia, visit the sites of ancient Olympia, Monemvasia and the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.

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      MEDITERRANEAN in 2018/19

      The Aegean Experience

      Athens to Athens 9 days - 30 Apr, 2018

      from: £1,795

      Classical Italy & the Adriatic

      Venice to Rome 13 days - 18 May, 2018

      from: £2,295

      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      Rome to Seville 13 days - 30 May, 2018

      from: £2,450

      Mediterranean Odyssey

      Lisbon to Rome 13 days - 01 Sep, 2018

      from: £2,550

      Italian & Adriatic Highlights

      Rome to Venice 13 days - 13 Sep, 2018

      from: £2,295

      Aegean Experience & Alexandria

      Athens to Athens 9 days - 22 Oct, 2018

      from: £1,595

      Ancient Greece & Dalmatian Coast

      Athens to Venice 11 days - 08 May, 2018

      from: £1,795

      Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

      Athens to Mumbai 29 days - 09 Dec, 2018

      from: £3,995

      Harbours & Gardens SailAway

      Bordeaux to London 7 days - 17 Jun, 2018

      from: £798

      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      Athens to Athens 9 days - 26 Apr, 2019

      from: £1,695

      Classical Greece & Southern Italy

      Athens to Rome 11 days - 15 May, 2019

      from: £2,150

      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      Rome to Seville 13 days - 25 May, 2019

      from: £2,195

      European Connoisseur

      Seville to London 13 days - 06 Jun, 2019

      from: £2,095

      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      Athens to Athens 9 days - 07 Oct, 2019

      from: £1,550

      Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

      Venice to Athens 11 days - 19 Sep, 2019

      from: £1,895

      A Voyage through the Middle Sea

      Athens to Malaga 12 days - 30 Oct, 2018

      from: £2,095

      Moorish Odyssey

      Malaga to Tenerife 12 days - 10 Nov, 2018

      from: £2,195

      South Africa, Namibia & the Skeleton Coast

      Cape Town to Malaga 33 days - 12 Mar, 2019

      from: £4,550

      Cathedrals & Vineyards SailAway

      Seville to Bordeaux 9 days - 10 Jun, 2018

      from: £1,195

      Mediterranean Odyssey

      Lisbon to Rome 13 days - 26 Aug, 2019

      from: £2,195

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      Britain & Northern Waters in 2018

      Harbours & Gardens SailAway

      Bordeaux to London 7 days - 17 Jun, 2018

      from: £798

      European Connoisseur

      Seville to London 13 days - 06 Jun, 2019

      from: £2,095

      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      London to London 16 days - 30 Jul, 2019

      from: £2,750

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      SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA in 2018/19

      Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

      Athens to Mumbai 29 days - 09 Dec, 2018

      from: £3,995

      Idyllic Islands of the Indian Ocean

      Mumbai to Singapore 22 days - 05 Jan, 2019

      from: £3,495

      South Africa, Namibia & the Skeleton Coast

      Cape Town to Malaga 33 days - 12 Mar, 2019

      from: £4,550

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      Our blog

      Getting shipshape: preparing for the new season in Greece

      Getting shipshape: preparing for the new season in Greece

      Apr 11, 2018

      Aegean Odyssey’s 2018 European season is just around the corner and the teams both on ship and shore are busy with final preparations. With a host of new ports, excursions and land tours, along with an superb team aboard Aegean Odyssey, Voyages to Antiquity is set to continue defining small-ship cruising at its best. Head of Land Product Zoe Bromley-Fox […]

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      Subtropical England – Tresco Abbey Garden

      Subtropical England – Tresco Abbey Garden

      Apr 3, 2018

      Voyages to Antiquity’s 15-day British Isles circumnavigation cruise, departing 22 July 2018, visits Tresco Abbey Garden in the company of Royal Horticultural Society judge John Hughes, as well many other attractions in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Voyages to Antiquity guest lecturer Professor Sandy Primrose reveals the history of one of the UK’s great gardens […]

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      Very Moorish – one passenger’s Spain and Morocco adventure

      Very Moorish – one passenger’s Spain and Morocco adventure

      Mar 16, 2018

      Francesco Papa, a member of staff in Voyages to Antiquity’s US office, chose Aegean Odyssey for his recent holiday. Read his blog to find out about his experience on board Aegean Odyssey. Booking a Voyage To Antiquity trip was quick and easy. The difficult part was in choosing the itinerary – did we want to be adventurous and try […]

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      The Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

      The Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

      Feb 9, 2018

      In 2018, Voyages to Antiquity returns to Egypt, and the Pyramids at Giza are one of the many highlights of our October and December sailings. These extraordinary monuments may be instantly recognisable, but how much do you know about them? Read on for our introduction to an icon. The Giza pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo, represent the height of […]

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      The Gourmet Traveller: Seville

      The Gourmet Traveller: Seville

      Jan 31, 2018

      Today, our ‘Gourmet Traveller’ blog series is focusing on the moreish (and Moorish!) delicacies and traditional dishes that await us in Seville – one of our favourite European destinations. Food and travel go hand in hand and one of the great pleasures of visiting a new city or country is sampling local culinary favourites. In Spain, […]

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      Into The Bush with Dr. David Price-Williams

      Into The Bush with Dr. David Price-Williams

      Jan 2, 2018

      Aegean Odyssey is heading back to South African shores in 2019, calling at Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richard’s Bay, and we have a variety of voyages that offer the chance to get up close with some of Africa’s most remarkable wildlife – as visits to Game Reserve’s and National Parks are offered in […]

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      Christmas In Ancient Greece

      Christmas In Ancient Greece

      Dec 22, 2017

      Christmas is the most important celebration in Christianity and it is filled with joy and love. Across the world, people celebrate with various customs and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation and none are more similar than those between ancient and contemporary Greece. As the Greek Islands are at the heart […]

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      Voyages To Antiquity: Officially The Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

      Voyages To Antiquity: Officially The Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

      Dec 15, 2017

      Voyages to Antiquity was recently awarded with the prestigious title of ‘Best Small Ship Cruise Line’ in the consumer voted British Travel Awards 2017, we also managed to pick up a Silver award for ‘Best Specialist Cruise Line’, but it doesn’t end there. Since 2009, VTA has collected enough industry-recognised awards to fill a ship […]

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      London To Rome Through A Camera Lens

      London To Rome Through A Camera Lens

      Dec 7, 2017

      Every year, a photography competition is open to Probus members across Australia and in 2017, the first-prize winner of that competition – in association with Cruise Traveller and Voyages to Antiquity – was Jenny Kohlhagen. The theme of the competition this year was “40 years of friendship, fellowship and fun” and Jenny’s photo outshined all […]

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      Cruise Spotlight: European Connoisseur

      Cruise Spotlight: European Connoisseur

      Nov 29, 2017

      In June 2018, Aegean Odyssey will begin her ‘European Connoisseur’ sailing from Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. As she heads north along the Iberian coast, she will make calls in Portugal and northern Spain before arriving in France and England. This exciting itinerary features 9 included tours, and in our blog today, […]

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      AEGEAN ODYSSEY -
      The best in small-ship cruising

       

      There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.

      Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.  

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