Pricing Per person

  • All (3)
Twin

Outside

AU $11,195

Balcony

AU $15,550

Suite

AU $17,750

Inclusions

Single LL inside from $11,795*

FLY FREE* GRAND AEGEAN & EGYPTIAN EXPERIENCE Fly-Cruise-Stay package includes:
- FREE* return economy airfares from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth round trip to Athens inc tax
- One way transfer* from airport to port, Athens
- 2 night Athens hotel stay with choice of tours
- Transfer/tour from Athens to Dephi
- 1 night Delphi hotel stay with touring to Mycenae
- One way transfer from Delphi hotel to Piraeus port to embark ship
- 17 night Aegean Odyssey cruise round trip from Piraeus (Athens) - including a 2 night hotel stay in Cairo mid-cruise with sightseeing in Alexandria and at the Pyramids of Giza
- All shipboard meals and wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner on board
- A comprehensive range of included Shore excursions, with several options at selected ports
- Lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
- Gratuities on board cruise ship
- Transfer* from port to airport, Athens

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD, based on best earlybird published cruise fares (this discount has already been factored into prices listed here) at time of publication (30May17). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All transfers are valid on dates as listed in itinerary only and are forfeit if not used. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Savings of for earlybird bookings have already been factored into prices listed here. Prices based on cat J ocean view, cat D deluxe balcony and cat B Junior suites - for singles cat LL inside. Transfers listed in package price are for flights that must arrive and depart on dates that fit with the cruise-tour listed above. Any deviations will result in lost transfers. Flight carriers at the discretion of the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer valid or until sold out/withdrawn.

Valid: 30 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2018

Cruise Description

Take in the beauty and grandeur of Greece with Voyages to Antiquity in 2018

20 Night Cruise and Land Package sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Athens and Delphi and mid-cruise in Alexandria.

AEGEAN ODYSSEY is apremium class ship that is being especially rebuilt to cater for cruising in the coastal waters of the central and southern Mediterranean. The vessel provides the best features of a mid-size ship such as passenger space, a choice of restaurants and stability in inclement weather. It also has the personal service and intimate surroundings of a small ship. Other advantages of the ship’s size are that it is able visit ports that are too small for larger vessels, navigate around the scenic islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean and can also pass through the Corinth Canal.

Originally a mid-size vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, Aegean Odyssey’s new configuration includes generously sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with and without balconies. This means she now accommodates fewer than 380. By creating these new staterooms we will add a dimension of luxury to the vessel and this has enabled us to create a special level of accommodation entitled “Concierge Class”. These guests will benefit from a few extra features to those enjoyed by all passengers on the ship. Classically elegant but far from stuffy and formal, Aegean Odyssey has been designed to offer the sophisticated traveller every comfort at sea.

LIFE ON BOARD: FROM BOOKS TO YOGA
Aegean Odyssey has a beautifully appointed and well-stocked library. As well as a selection of books covering classical history and literature, the library also has range of modern fiction, magazines and newspapers. For those passengers who want to keep in touch with friends, check the markets or find out what’s happening in the world, there is also an internet centre on board. To attend to the body as well as the mind, you can relax on the sweeping sun decks and cool off in the outdoor pool. There is also a fully equipped gym with lockers and showers, a spa with his and hers saunas, massage and beauty treatment rooms and early morning yoga on the Lido Deck. The hairdressers and beauty centre are located on the Belvedere Deck adjacent to the reception area.

Highlights of this cruise:

Volos
Volos is the 5th largest city in Greece, situated at the center of its mainland, about 326 km north from Athens and 215 km south from Thessaloniki. Volos is the capital city of the region of Magnesia and was built at the foot of the mountain of Pelion.

The city has an attractive waterfront which is lined with many pastry shops, cafes-bars, restaurants and mezedopolia.The streets are very commercial with many shops. The municipality has made a lot of efforts to transform Volos into a pleasant city, with many paved streets that cross the city. The port of Volos is also very active with daily schedules to the islands of the Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.

The town of Volos is also interesting from a cultural point of view. There is the Volos Archaeological Museum which contains finds from the surrounding areas that ere dated from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. The Municipal Gallery also is of interest. It is housed in the Town Hall and exhibits a collection of paintings and sculptures by Modern Greek artists.

Patmos
Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese group. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 meters above sea level. Patmos' main communities are Chora (the capital city) and Skala, the only commercial port.

Patmos is a quiet and peaceful island with numerous beaches and coves, including the fine, sandy white beach on the southern end of the Island, Psili Ammos. On the top of the cliff is the beautiful Chora, the capital of the island with white houses and narrow roads overlooking the whole Aegean.

In the summer of 2006, the island's historic centre (Chora) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
The enormous Byzantine monastery of St. John Theologos, built in 1088, houses byzantine icons, jewellery and emperor's presents, while in the library there are 3000 books and rare manuscripts. On the route between Skala and Chora is the Cave of the Apocalypse. It's a 17th century monastery which was built around the cave in which St. John wrote the book of Revelations.

Rhodes
The Island of Rhodes is the sunniest place in Europe; it averages 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the fourth largest island in Greece. Occupied by Italy until only 56 years ago, it is now “occupied” by thousands of enthralled international visitors.

The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes, surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging

The New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. A walk in Rodini Park is a must. This park is perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. It is a couple of kilometers away from the Old Town, and one can see part of the ancient aqueduct system of Rhodes within it.

No visit of Rhodes is complete without visiting Lindos. You'll find Lindos at a distance of 55 kilometers from Rhodes town, on the eastern side of the island. Built in the 12th Century B.C., it is now a top-class resort, with a fine sandy beach and a tiny lagoon, which reflects the whitewashed houses and the Lindos Acropolis above. The village contains many houses dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which are known as “the houses of the captains.” Their architecture and decoration are unique in the Greek world.

Athens
The port of Piraeus is one of the last old-style Mediterranean ports from where you can catch ferries to all of the Greek islands and travel a short distance to Greece's capital city Athens.

In the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district, with its honeycomb of streets, little shops - and tavernas that come alive at night. Situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, it is rich with historic sites, such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis, and on the outskirts, Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos surround the city. A trip to Athens' most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least.

There are an extraordinary number of historic tourist sights in Athens and many of these are known world-wide. Some of the top Athens attractions include the Agora - a grand, ruined Roman building, Hadrian's Arch - originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with original town of Athens and the stunning Dionysos Theatre - the world's oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years.

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD, based on best earlybird published cruise fares (this discount has already been factored into prices listed here) at time of publication (30May17). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All transfers are valid on dates as listed in itinerary only and are forfeit if not used. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Savings of for earlybird bookings have already been factored into prices listed here. Prices based on cat J ocean view, cat D deluxe balcony and cat B Junior suites - for singles cat LL inside. Transfers listed in package price are for flights that must arrive and depart on dates that fit with the cruise-tour listed above. Any deviations will result in lost transfers. Flight carriers at the discretion of the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer valid or until sold out/withdrawn.