Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mediterranean with Voyages to Antiquity

06 April 2018

 

Sail away with Voyages to Antiquity on board Aegean Odyssey and unearth the history, culture and wonders of the ancient world. With outstanding itineraries, this small sized ship can access harder to reach harbours, to uncover even more of the fascinating bygone times of their destinations.

Ancient Greece and the Dalmatian Coast

Spend 11 days exploring Greece and the picturesque Dalmatian coast. Visit the Epidaurus Theatre in Nauplia where the acoustics are still so perfect that you can hear a pin drop even from the highest tier, as well as sacred Delphi, the best preserved ancient arena in the world. Explore incredible monasteries and churches in Corfu and wander the cobbled streets in the walled city of Dubrovnik on a guided walking tour. A day in Split gives you the chance to drive along the Riviera of the Seven Castles, plus visit the Palace of Diocletian – a vibrant warren of museums, galleries and restaurants with gothic chapels and medieval churches. Sailing back to Italy, spend the day in Trieste, a hidden gem which is well worth exploring. Your journey concludes in Venice where you'll embark on a walking tour, then enjoy the afternoon to yourself as you stroll through the labyrinth of bridges and waterways. Your final day ends with an exclusive Voyages to Antiquity visit of Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista. Following a fascinating guided tour, enjoy an aperitif in the esteemed pilgrim’s gathering place.

Departing 8th May 2018 from Athens.

Classical Italy and the Adriatic

From Venice to Rome, this 15-day cruise visits the Renaissance treasure of Urbino, along with stops in the Adriatic pearls of Dubrovnik and Split. Discover the incredible architecture of Lecce, with its Roman amphitheatre, Baroque buildings and the Santa Croce Basilica. In Sarande, Albania uncovers the world heritage site of Butrint – a settlement created from a wealth of different eras from Roman to Medieval. Take in the breath-taking landscapes and skylines of Sicily, followed by an afternoon cruising the Amalfi coast before stopping in Sorrento. Here you’ll visit Pompeii, one of the most famous archaeological sites in history, before spending an afternoon and morning at your leisure. You'll spend the final three days in historic Rome, where you can enjoy a choice of tours including the Colosseum and the iconic Sistine Chapel.

Departing 18th May 2018 from Venice. 

European Connoisseur

Taste wine in Bordeaux, see Lisbon and Oporto and visit England’s beautiful West Country on this eclectic 15-day tour of Europe. After a two-night hotel stay in Seville where you can choose from a city highlights tour or Panoramic Seville, head to the historic quarter of Cordoba to visit the mesmerising Mezquita. After a day at sea, you will arrive in Portugal. Tour churches and museums before heading to a wine estate to sample the finest ports. An overnight sailing brings you to the medieval Spanish town of Vigo where you will spend the day, before Aegean Odyssey sails on to France to cruise up the Gironde River into the heart of Bordeaux. Tour incredible wine cellars and visit the architectural masterpiece of Palais Rohan, before setting sail again to catch a glimpse of quintessential England where you can experience the charm of Cornwall. The next day is spent back in France at Honfleur for a walking tour, before departing back to London.

Departing 10th June 2018 from Venice.

 

Cathedrals and Vineyards

Spend nine days cruising the Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, visiting awe-inspiring Romanesque cathedrals and sampling fine wines. Take part in morning sight-seeing opportunities in Seville before the cruise departs, and spend the day sailing down to the Portuguese coast. Tour Amalfa, the oldest quarter of Lisbon and see the incredible Church of Jeronimos, then head on to a wine estate to enjoy samples from this famous wine region. Heading back to Vigo in Spain, you'll have the chance to visit the magnificent town of Santiago de Compostela where you can see its stunning cathedral and museums. Spend the last two days cruising to Bordeaux for an overnight stay, before disembarking and heading on a sight-seeing tour of this provincial city.

 

Departing 10th June 2018 from Seville.

 

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