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Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

Bridge with Will & Sylvia Parsons

Venice to Athens

11 days

from £1,895 pp

19 Sep, 2019

Hosted by Will and Sylvia Parsons

Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed at any time. Details of our Shore Excursions Programme are being finalised. Therefore, shore excursions may be subject to change. Please contact us for more details.

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  • 11 days
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Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history Venice and Athens. In Urbino, discover the great masterpieces of the Renaissance, then visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, before cruising through the natural wonder of Kotor Bay to the classical ruins of Butrint in Albania. See ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, then spend a relaxing evening ashore in the historic port of Pylos.

Tour Monemvasia, the “Gibraltar of the Aegean”, a tiny municipality joined to the mainland by a single causeway. Stroll around the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands, then arrive in Athens and transfer to airport for flight home. 

Date
Port
Depart
Arrive
Sep 19
Thu
Venice , Italy
Fly to Venice and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.
overnight
Sep 20
Fri
Venice , Italy
Morning walking tour of Venice. Afternoon optional tour to visit two islands of the Venetian Lagoon.
7.00pm
Sep 21
Sat
Urbino (Ancona) , Italy
Visit the birthplace of Rafael, Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo
8.00pm
8.00am
Sep 22
Sun
Split , Croatia
City tour: Diocletian's Palace including Temple of Jupiter. Optional tour of Salona and Trogir.
10.00pm
8.00am
Sep 23
Mon
Korcula , Croatia
Cruising past Hvar and Brac
1.00pm
7.00am
Sep 23
Mon
Dubrovnik , Croatia
Evening arrival into Dubrovnik for time at leisure.
overnight
6.00pm
Sep 24
Tue
Dubrovnik , Croatia
Morning city tour featuring city walls, Baroque church of St Blaise, Cathedral and Rector's Palace. Afternoon cruising Kotor Bay.
noon
Sep 25
Wed
Sarande , Albania
The UNESCO World heritage site of Butrint - a changing settlement from Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times.
7.30pm
8.00am
Sep 26
Thu
Katakolon , Greece
Morning tour to Ancient Olympia.
1.00pm
7.30am
Sep 26
Thu
Pylos , Greece
Spend a relaxing evening ashore in Pylos.
overnight
6.30pm
Sep 27
Fri
Pylos , Greece
Visit some of Pylos historical sites: Ancient Messini or the castle of Paleokastritsa
8.00pm
Sep 28
Sat
Monemvasia , Greece
Walking tour of the beautiful lower town.
noon
7.00am
Sep 28
Sat
Hydra , Greece
Evening at leisure to visit one of the most charming Greek islands, Hydra.
midnight
5.00pm
Sep 29
Sun
Athens , Greece
Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to airport for flight home.
7.00am

Ernest Rea

Ernest Rea, Broadcaster
Ernie Rea is a celebrated broadcaster who specialises on the history of religions and the way that faith impacts on the contemporary world. His regular radio programme, Beyond Belief, was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the best Speech Programme on British Radio. He worked for the BBC for 22 years in a variety of production and editorial roles.

Ernie Rea is a celebrated broadcaster who specialises on the history of religions and the way that faith impacts on the contemporary world. His regular radio programme, Beyond Belief, was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the best Speech Programme on British Radio. He worked for the BBC for 22 years in a variety of production and editorial roles. From 1989 -2001 he was Head of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC responsible for all their television and radio programmes nationally and locally. During this time, he spent much time in the United States, brokering co-production television deals with leading American broadcasters. He was closely involved in a variety of key national events, including the Funeral Service for Diana, Princess of Wales. He is in wide demand as a speaker at a wide variety of events, including international inter faith conferences, literary festivals, and academic symposia. 

In 1997 he was personally awarded the Gold Medal of the International Council for Christians and Jews for his contribution to Inter Faith understanding. He has First Class Degrees in Theology and in History and Politics which helped fuel his passion for the study of world religions and the way in which they impact on the ancient and modern worlds. He was one time Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Education at Manchester University.

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Prof NANCY WILKIE

Prof NANCY WILKIE, CARLETON COLLEGE, NORTHFIELD
Nancy Wilkie, lecturer for Carleton College and the Archaeological Institute of America, is a distinguished archaeologist and professor who has lectured on numerous educational tours and cruises throughout the Mediterranean. Nancy is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Archaeology Concentration at Carleton College (Northfield, MN), where she has been on the faculty since 1974. 

Nancy Wilkie, lecturer for Carleton College and the Archaeological Institute of America, is a distinguished archaeologist and professor who has lectured on numerous educational tours and cruises throughout the Mediterranean. Nancy is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Archaeology Concentration at Carleton College (Northfield, MN), where she has been on the faculty since 1974. 

She is also an Honorary President of the Archaeological Institute of America and on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Nancy began her archaeological career in 1968 when she joined a pioneering program of survey and excavation in the region of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Greece. Since then Nancy has worked on archaeological projects in Greece, Egypt, and Nepal, and has authored more than 30 articles and co-edited three books on archaeology.

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Flights

Our cruise holidays usually feature scheduled flights on British Airways, for those travelling from the UK. We will endeavour to advise flight details at time of booking, however actual flight confirmations will be sent to you as soon as we receive them from the airline. 

You can take advantage of all the benefits available flying British Airways.

For more information on flights, free domestic flight connections via London from regional airports and our very special prices to upgrade to Club Europe/World Traveller Plus, please see our Flights & Transfers Information page >

Included transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You'll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

Note: Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-hotel stays) when utilising Voyages to Antiquity’s group seat allocations and as outlined in our brochure and online.  More detailed information can be found on our Flights & Transfers Information page >

 

A

Owner's Suites

BALCONY
Owner's Suites, BALCONY
Layout
virtual

550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£4,395*pp
Lido
Lido
B

Junior Suites

BALCONY
Junior Suites, BALCONY
Layout
virtual

310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£3,995*pp
Lido
Lido
C

Deluxe Balcony

BALCONY
Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
Layout
virtual

275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido & Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£3,550*pp
Bridge
Bridge
Lido
Lido
D

Deluxe Balcony

BALCONY
Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
Layout
virtual

275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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£3,395*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
E

Deluxe Outside

PREMIUM
Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

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£3,150*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
F

Deluxe Outside

PREMIUM
Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

170-200sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower.
Convertible twin beds or Fixed Double Bed. Cabins 535 and 536 have fixed twin beds only.

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£2,995*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Bridge
Bridge
Lido
Lido
G

Premium Outside

PREMIUM
Premium Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge & Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed.

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£2,795*pp
Bridge
Bridge
Lido
Lido
H

Premium Outside

PREMIUM
Premium Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

Premium Outside 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£2,650*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Columbus
Columbus
I*

Premium Outside

PREMIUM
Premium Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge Deck. Private shower. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed.
Views in some cabins partially obstructed by Life Boats.

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£2,450*pp
Bridge
Bridge
J

Standard Outside

PREMIUM
Standard Outside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.
* Please note the photo shows a Category H premium outside cabin. Category J standard outside cabins feature portholes instead of windows.

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£2,295*pp
Columbus
Columbus
K

Premium Inside

PREMIUM
Premium Inside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£2,150*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
L

Premium Inside

PREMIUM
Premium Inside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£1,995*pp
Columbus
Columbus
M

Standard Inside

PREMIUM
Standard Inside, PREMIUM
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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£1,895*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Columbus
Columbus
CC

Deluxe Balcony

SINGLE CABINS
Deluxe Balcony, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

135 sq ft single occupancy stateroom located on Lido Deck (Cabins 809, 810). Walk-in shower and private balcony. Fixed small double bed.

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£3,850*pp
Lido
Lido
EE

Deluxe Outside

SINGLE CABINS
Deluxe Outside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

135 sq ft single occupancy Deluxe staterooms located on Belvedere Deck(554, 561). Shower, European full-size bed and a small balcony.

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£3,395*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
GG*

Premium Outside

SINGLE CABINS
Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

Single occupancy Premium outside staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. Private shower and a European full-size bed. Views in cabins 726, 724 on Belvedere deck are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

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£2,995*pp
Bridge
Bridge
Lido
Lido
HH*

Premium Outside

SINGLE CABINS
Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

Premium outside single occupancy staterooms located on Bridge & Belvedere decks, featuring a European full-size bed and a private shower.
 * Please note the cabin plan and photo shows the Category H double occupancy stateroom. Category HH single staterooms are smaller and feature one European full-size bed. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats in the cabins on Bridge deck.

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£2,850*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Bridge
Bridge
II*

Premium Outside

SINGLE CABINS
Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft Premuim Outside staterooms located on Bridge Deck, featuring a double window and a European full-size bed with private shower. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats.
*Please note the photo & cabin plan show a double occupancy I cabin. Cabins 710 and 712 (Category II, single occupancy) are smaller in size and feature a single European size bed.

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£2,650*pp
Bridge
Bridge
JJ

Standard Outside

SINGLE CABINS
Standard Outside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

Single occupancy standard outside cabins located on Columbus Deck, featuring portholes in place of windows. A single European size bed with private shower.
*Please note the picture shows a standard outside double occupancy cabin. Single occupancy cabins are smaller and feature a single European size bed and portholes instead of windows.

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£2,495*pp
Columbus
Columbus
KK

Premium Inside

SINGLE CABINS
Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

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£2,295*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
LL

Premium Inside

SINGLE CABINS
Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

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£2,150*pp
Columbus
Columbus
MM

Standard Inside

SINGLE CABINS
Standard Inside, SINGLE CABINS
Layout
virtual

130 sq ft Standard inside single occupancy cabins located on Belvedere Decks. A small double bed with private shower.
*Please note the picture shows a double occupancy inside cabin. Cabins MM are smaller and feature a small double bed.

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£1,995*pp
Belvedere
Belvedere
Third/forth person
£1,350
Air Credit (no air included)
£300

MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

 

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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Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. Please note – while we will do our best to adhere to this full itinerary, there may be changes at the discretion of the captain, due to weather advisories, port traffic and other unforeseeable circumstances. Shore excursions are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time.