In addition to in-depth cultural and historic tours, the cruises below also include wine tastings, offering samples of the traditional local spirits in some of Europe's most iconic cities.
From the port of Cadiz, you'll travel to the historic town of Jerez de la Frontera and taste some of the most delicious sherry in the world. Visit the birthplace of port wine and indulge in a tasting in Oporto, Portugal. In France, you'll tour Chateau de Flaugergues and visit the cellars where AOC Coteaux de Languedoc and Coteaux de la Mejanelle are created. Finally, visit the home of the most celebrated vineyards in the world - Bordeaux. No matter which itinerary you choose, you're sure to enjoy a taste (or sip!) of Europe.
Did you know? Dinner onboard Aegean Odyssey also includes complimentary wine sourced from classic vineyards in Italy, France, Spain, and Greece.
Begin your voyage with a two night stay in Rome, giving you plenty of time to see the great sites, including the Vatican, Colosseum and Ostia Antica. Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising the Italian Riviera to France, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await you. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.
Starting in Seville, this cruise visits the magnificent city of Cordoba, the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and visit England’s West Country.
No maiden cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris, the City of Lights. This cruise also includes a stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur, wine tasting in Bordeaux and sightseeing in the Spanish province of Galicia, ending with a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.
From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, taste and style feature on this voyage. Also, enjoy the historical treasures of Florence and Rome.