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The Grand Tour: Enrich the Mind

Venice - Villefranche
May 19 - June 4, 2015

This meticulously planned itinerary echoes the idea of the Grand Tour, a practice popular in the 17th and 18th centuries that introduced Europeans and Americans to the art and culture of ancient Greece, France and Italy. Then, as now, Rome and Venice were not to be missed, and Florence and the ruins of Pompeii were also popular. As well as the "Grand Tour" favourites, this cruise also takes you to the magnificent Roman Palace of Diocletian in Split, and the Greek theater at Taormina. 

After a two-night hotel stay in Venice, Aegean Odyssey will cruise along the Adriatic to Sicily. Visit the Greek theater at Taormina and then onwards to Sorrento and Rome, visiting historic sites on mainland Italy, including the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sail along the French Riviera to Marseilles from where you will travel to the Papal Palace at Avignon and the Roman amphitheater at Nimes. Your final destination is Villefranche where you can pop along to Monte Carlo for the evening - a fitting end to this modern-day Grand Tour.

Voyage Highlights

  • Enjoy Venice, Rome and Florence
  • The moving ruins of Pompeii
  • Cruise the French Riviera


Date Port Arrive Depart
19 May Tuesday Departure Depart North America  - -
20 May Wednesday Venice, Italy Arrive in Venice, Italy and transfer to hotel  - overnight hotel 
21 May Thursday Venice, Italy Morning Venice orientation tour. Afternoon at leisure, evening exclusive visit to St Mark's   - overnight hotel 
22 May Friday Venice, Italy Day at leisure and optional tours. Transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  - 7:00pm 
23 May Saturday Urbino, Italy Visit the birthplace of Rafael, Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo  7:00am  7:00pm 
24 May Sunday Split, Croatia Morning city tour of DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE including TEMPLE OF JUPITER .  8:00am  overnight 
25 May Monday Split, Croatia Morning cruising Brac, Korcula and Hvar. Cruising Kotor bay in the afternoon.  - 6:00am 
26 May Tuesday Corfu, Greece Choice of tours: Venetian or Byzantine Corfu. Free afternoon to explore   8:00am  midnight 
27 May Wednesday At sea Lectures at sea  - -
28 May Thursday Taormina, Sicily City tour including Graeco-Roman theater. Cruise through the Strait of Messina and past the Lipari islands including volcanic Stromboli.  7:00am  1:00pm 
29 May Friday Sorrento, Italy Choice of tours to one of the two cities engulfed by the eruption of Vesuvius: POMPEII or Herculaneum.   8:00am  7:00pm 
30 May Saturday Rome, Italy Morning tour - the COLOSSEUM & St Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Afternoon sightseeing including the Pantheon and Trevi fountain.  7:00am  8:00pm 
31 May Sunday Livorno, Italy A day trip to Florence, visiting remarkable sites and museums, including Galleria dell'Accademia, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi.   7:00am  8:00pm 
01 Jun Monday Marseilles, France A day of cruising along the Cote d'Azur on the way to Marseilles.  8:00pm  overnight  
02 Jun Tuesday Marseilles, France A day trip to the Papal palace in AVIGNON and the Roman amphitheater in NIMES, the best preserved in France.  - 8:00pm 
03 Jun Wednesday Villefranche, France A day at leisure in Villefranche to enjoy the beach, with optional tour to Grasse and St Paul-de-Vence  8:00am  overnight 
04 Jun Thursday Villefranche, France Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Nice 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 Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 12,750
$ 11,500
Junior Suites Lido
$ 11,850
$ 10,600
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 10,750
$ 9,750
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 10,295
$ 9,295
 Category Premium Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 9,595
$ 8,695
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 9,250
$ 8,350
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 8,750
$ 7,950
Premium Outside Belvedere/ Columbus
$ 8,350
$ 7,550
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 7,950
$ 7,150
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 7,550
$ 6,750
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 7,150
$ 6,450
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 6,795
$ 6,095
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 6,495
$ 5,845
Category  Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 12,395
$ 11,280
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 10,995
$ 10,052
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 9,995
$ 9,180
Premium Outside Belvedere/ Bridge
$ 9,595
$ 8,720
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 9,150
$ 8,260
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 8,695
$ 7,800
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 7,450
$ 6,737
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 550
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
$ 1,700
Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
$ 2,400

Your cruise fare includes:

Fares do not include:

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.