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Discover the historic ports of Europe Asia and Africa aboard the Aegean Odyssey

MV Aegean Odyssey

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The Grand Byzantine Experience

Istanbul to Venice
April 27 - May 24, 2015

Voyages to Antiquity’s new springtime grand voyage is a fascinating cruise circumnavigating the Aegean and the Adriatic. Starting with a two-night hotel stay in Istanbul, this special itinerary includes visits to the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Ephesus and Pergamon, the temples of sacred Delos, the medieval city of Dubrovnik and the artistic splendour of Venice.

Legends and myths come to life as you cruise through the beautiful Mediterranean waters in the early spring sunshine, on a voyage designed to visit the very best historical sites the Aegean and the Adriatic have to offer, from the grandeur of St Sophia in Istanbul to the dazzling mosaics of Ravenna and Venice.  

Voyage highlights

  • Explore fascinating Istanbul
  • Discover the wonders of ancient Greece 
  • Cruise the waters of the Aegean & the Adriatic


Date Port Arrive Depart
27 Apr Monday Departure Depart North America  - -
28 Apr Tuesday Istanbul, Turkey Arrival & transfer to hotel  - overnight hotel 
29 Apr Wednesday Istanbul, Turkey City sightseeing AM including HAGIA SOPHIA & Topkapi Palace. Afternoon visit to BLUE MOSQUE & Grand Bazaar   - overnight hotel 
30 Apr Thursday Istanbul, Turkey A day at leisure & optional tours. Embark Aegean Odyssey  - 4:00pm 
01 May Friday Izmir, Turkey Sightseeing tour: EPHESUS, the ancient Roman capital   2:00pm  overnight 
02 May Saturday Izmir, Turkey PERGAMON, including the remains of the altar of Zeus   - 8:00pm 
03 May Sunday Kos, Greece Visit the famous archaeological site of ASKLEPEION  1:00pm  11:00pm 
04 May Monday Rhodes, Greece Tour to the Old Town of RHODES, including Citadel of the Knights of St John   7:00am  8:00pm 
05 May Tuesday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Afternoon sightseeing tour to the Palace of Knossos.  2:00pm  8:00pm 
06 May Wednesday Santorini, Greece Full day tour: morning visit to AKROTIRI, afternoon at Fira town   7:00am  6:00pm 
07 May Thursday Athens, Greece Included tour of the ACROPOLIS & Acropolis Museum.   7:00am  8:00pm 
08 May Friday Delos, Greece Morning visit to the sacred island of Delos, one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites in Greece   8:00am  noon 
08 May Friday Mykonos, Greece Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos   2:00pm  10:00pm 
09 May Saturday Kavala, Greece Morning tour to the famous site of Philippi. Afternoon at leisure  2:00pm  8:00pm 
10 May Sunday Canakkale, Turkey A visit to ancient TROY or Gallipoli   7:00am  2:00pm 
11 May Monday Istanbul, Turkey Optional tours - a day at leisure  6:00am  10:00pm 
12 May Tuesday At sea Cruising the Dardanelles and past Mount Athos   - -
13 May Wednesday Thessalonica, Greece A choice of two city tours: City tour or The Byzantine heritage of Thessalonica, including 5th-century basilica Agios Dimítrios & the Rotónda.   6:00am  7:00pm 
14 May Thursday Volos, Greece See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora   7:00am  7:00pm 
15 May Friday Patmos, Greece Visit the Medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site   1:00pm  7:00pm 
16 May Saturday Piraeus, Greece Included tour of the ACROPOLIS & Byzantine Athens.   8:00am  7:00pm 
17 May Sunday Gythion, Greece Choice of 2 sightseeing tours: SPARTA & Mystra, or a visit to the Dyros Cave   7:00am  1:30pm 
18 May Monday Preveza, Greece Morning tour: 14th-century churches in ARTA   8:30am  6:00pm 
19 May Tuesday Corfu, Greece Choice of tours: Venetian or Byzantine Corfu. Free afternoon to explore. Free afternoon to explore   midnight  2:00pm 
20 May Wednesday Dubrovnik, Croatia Morning city tour featuring city walls, Baroque church of St Blaise and Cathedral. Cruise the islands of Hvar and Korcula in the afternoon   8:00am  2:00pm 
21 May Thursday Ravenna, Italy Visit to the superb church of SAN VITALE and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia   1:00pm  midnight 
22 May Friday Venice, Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel. Morning Venice orientation tour, afternoon at leisure. Evening exclusive visit to St Mark's basilica   8:00am  overnight hotel 
23 May Saturday Venice, Italy Day at leisure in Venice, optional tours.   - overnight hotel 
24 May Sunday Venice, Italy Transfer to Venice Airport for flight home  - -

 Cruise Fares

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package, roundtrip airfare* is now included with this voyage!

Category  Balcony Deck Brochure price Offer
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 19,150
$ 16,400
Junior Suites Lido
$ 17,795
$ 15,045
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 16,250
$ 13,850
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 15,495
$ 13,095
Category  Premium Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 14,125
$ 11,975
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 13,795
$ 11,645
Premium Outside Bridge/ Lido
$ 12,850
$ 10,950
Premium Outside Belvedere/ Columbus
$ 12,195
$ 10,295
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 11,595
$ 9,695
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 10,995
$ 9,095
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 10,395
$ 8,795
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 9,895
$ 8,295
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 9,450
$ 7,900
Category  Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 18,539
$ 16,139
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 16,095
$ 13,945
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 14,629
$ 12,729
Premium Outside Belvedere / Bridge
$ 13,876
$ 11,976
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 13,186
$ 11,286
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 12,496
$ 10,596
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 10,719
$ 9,169
Third/fourth person
$ 7,695
$ 6,445
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 990
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
$ 1,700
Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
$ 2,400

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Fly free to Europe*

Air-inclusive 2015 Mediterranean program uses the world’s leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings.

Free roundtrip airfare is economy class only. All government and airline fees and taxes are included. A confirmed flight itinerary can be provided within 60 days of deposit for most departures. Some non-standard gateways may incur additional charges. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.  The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until your airline ticket has been issued. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee. Some gateways require departures 1 day prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 day later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure.

Savings also extend to Business Class air travel with favorable upgrade costs to our included economy air arrangements. If you like traveling in extra comfort, be sure to ask about these very special upgrade fares when you book your vacation.

Included transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and the MV 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-cruise hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. Transfers are only included for guests utilizing flights organized by the cruise line.

Our website does not display live availability.Fares above are shown in US$. 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.