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Grand Baltic, St Petersburg & Norwegian Fjords

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Copenhagen to London

31 days

from $9,450 pp

02 Jul, 2019

Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed at any time. Details of our Shore Excursions Program are being finalized. Therefore, shore excursions may be subject to change. Please contact us for more details.

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Aegean Odyssey enters the waters of the Baltic for the first time ever on this magnificent maiden cruise featuring visits to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as the historic ports of Tallinn, Gdynia and Warnemunde. You will also experience an incredible two-night stay in the Russian cultural capital of Saint Petersburg, home of the second largest art gallery in the world, the Hermitage, spectacularly located inside the Winter Palace.

Spend a night in the Danish capital of Copenhagen before crossing the Kattegat Sea to historic Grenaa and another Nordic capital, magnificent Oslo in Norway, a place of Viking heritage and medieval architecture. In Flam, enjoy a ride on the scenic railway and cruise the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in the country. Stroll through one of Norway’s biggest ports, Bergen, then explore the spectacular landscape surrounding the village of Geiranger and the port of Olden.

With shore excursions in the cities of Stavanger and Kristiansand offering more opportunities for discovery, you will also spend a day in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh before ending your voyage with a two-night stay in the cosmopolitan city of London.

Date
Port
Depart
Arrive
Jul 02
Tue
Departure
    Departure
    Depart North America
    Jul 03
    Wed
    Copenhagen
    • Arts & culture
    • Explore Independently
    Copenhagen , Denmark
    Arrive into Copenhagen and transfer to Aegean Odyssey
    overnight
    Jul 04
    Thu
    Copenhagen
    • Arts & culture
    • Explore Independently
    Copenhagen , Denmark
    COPENHAGEN Denmark
    6.00pm
    Jul 05
    Fri
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    At Sea
    Jul 06
    Sat
    Stockholm
    • Arts & culture
    • Explore Independently
    • Flora and Fauna
    Stockholm , Sweden
    STOCKHOLM Sweeden
    6.00pm
    9.00am
    Jul 07
    Sun
    Helsinki
    • Arts & culture
    • Flora and Fauna
    Helsinki , Finland
    HELSINKI Finland
    7.00pm
    2.00pm
    Jul 08
    Mon
    St. Petersburg
    • Music
    • Arts & culture
    • Architecture
    • Explore Independently
    St. Petersburg , Russia
    ST. PETERSBURG Russia
    overnight
    11.00am
    Jul 09
    Tue
    St. Petersburg
    • Music
    • Arts & culture
    • Architecture
    • Explore Independently
    St. Petersburg , Russia
    ST. PETERSBURG Russia
    overnight
    Jul 10
    Wed
    St. Petersburg
    • Music
    • Arts & culture
    • Architecture
    • Explore Independently
    St. Petersburg , Russia
    ST. PETERSBURG Russia
    6.00pm
    Jul 11
    Thu
    Tallin
    • Arts & culture
    • Religious
    Tallin , Estonia
    TALLIN Estonia
    6.00pm
    10.00am
    Jul 12
    Fri
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    At Sea
    Jul 13
    Sat
    Gdynia
    • Arts & culture
    Gdynia , Poland
    GDYNIA Poland
    7.00pm
    8.00am
    Jul 14
    Sun
    At sea
    • Sea Days
    At sea
    At Sea
    Jul 15
    Mon
    Warnemunde
    • Arts & culture
    • Architecture
    Warnemunde , Germany
    WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)
    10.00pm
    6.00am
    Jul 16
    Tue
    Copenhagen
    • Arts & culture
    • Explore Independently
    Copenhagen , Denmark
    COPENHAGEN Denmark
    overnight
    8.00am
    Jul 17
    Wed
    Copenhagen
    • Arts & culture
    • Explore Independently
    Copenhagen , Denmark
    COPENHAGEN Denmark
    8.00pm
    Jul 18
    Thu
    Aarhus
    • Arts & culture
    • Flora and Fauna
    Aarhus , Denmark
    Visit the city of Aarhus in Denmark
    2.00pm
    7.00am
    Jul 19
    Fri
    Oslo
      Oslo , Norway
      Explore Oslo highlights with a choice of tours.
      8.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 20
      Sat
      Kristiansand
      • Arts & culture
      Kristiansand , Norway
      Discover the highlights of Kristiansand and its surroundings.
      7.00pm
      2.00pm
      Jul 21
      Sun
      Stavanger
      • Arts & culture
      Stavanger , Norway
      Take a walking tour of Stavanger
      1.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 22
      Mon
      Flam
      • Natural Wonders
      Flam , Norway
      Enjoy a Flam Railway excursion and cruise the Sognefjord
      6.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 23
      Tue
      Bergen
      • Arts & culture
      • Natural Wonders
      • Unesco
      Bergen , Norway
      Take a panorama tour of Bergen.
      1.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 24
      Wed
      Hellesylt
      • Scenic Area
      Hellesylt , Norway
      HELLESYLT Norway
      10.00am
      8.00am
      Jul 24
      Wed
      Geiranger
      • Natural Wonders
      • Unesco
      Geiranger , Norway
      GEIRANGER Norway
      6.00pm
      noon
      Jul 25
      Thu
      Olden
      • Natural Wonders
      Olden , Norway
      OLDEN Norway
      1.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 26
      Fri
      Ulvik/Eidfjord
      • Wildlife
      • Natural Wonders
      Ulvik/Eidfjord , Norway
      Take a scenic tour of Ulvik then cruise Hardangerfjord
      6.00pm
      1.00pm
      Jul 27
      Sat
      At sea
      • Sea Days
      At sea
      At Sea
      Jul 28
      Sun
      Rosyth, Scotland
      • Arts & culture
      Rosyth, Scotland , United Kingdom
      Admire Scotland's capital, with a choice of tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile or a visit to Stirling Castle
      8.00pm
      8.00am
      Jul 29
      Mon
      At sea
      • Sea Days
      At sea
      At Sea
      Jul 30
      Tue
      London (Tilbury), England
      • Arts & culture
      London (Tilbury), England , United Kingdom
      Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury near London and transfer to hotel.
      overnight hotel
      8.00am
      Jul 31
      Wed
      London, England
      • Arts & culture
      London, England , United Kingdom
      LONDON England
      overnight hotel
      Aug 01
      Thu
      London, England
      • Arts & culture
      London, England , United Kingdom
      Transfer to London Airport for flight home.
      Oslo Highlights with Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen & Viking Ship Museum

      Oslo Highlights with Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen & Viking Ship Museum

      19 Jul Oslo, Norway
      Half Day Significant Steps
      Your tour begins with a drive past the Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Parliament and the National Theatre to arrive at the largest sculptural park by a single artist in the world. The unique installation of Frogner Park, more commonly known as Vigeland Sculpture Park, contains more than 200 stone and bronze sculptures, all of which were completed by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943.

      Your tour begins with a drive past the Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Parliament and the National Theatre to arrive at the largest sculptural park by a single artist in the world. The unique installation of Frogner Park, more commonly known as Vigeland Sculpture Park, contains more than 200 stone and bronze sculptures, all of which were completed by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. Among the most famous of these are The Angry Boy, The Monolith and The Wheel of Life, with each one symbolizing a different stage in the journey of mankind.

      The tour continues through one of Oslo’s most expensive residential neighbourhoods to reach Holmenkollen and the world-famous Holmenkollbakken ski jump. Since 1892 this jaw-dropping run has hosted an annual ski festival, multiple world championships, regular cross-country biathlons and the 1952 Winter Olympics. The jump has been rebuilt a total of 19 times, including a complete replacement and modernisation in 2010. Even without jumping, the views across the city and Oslofjord are truly incredible.

      The last stop is the Viking Ship Museum, which features longboats taken from the burial mounds of Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune. All three remarkable ships are considered to be the best preserved in existence, with the Oseberg Karve having survived completely intact for over a thousand years. The museum also features archaeological discoveries from the chieftain grave at Borre in Vestfold County. These exhibits are some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, as well as objects of daily use, made in Norway 1100 to 1200 years ago.

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      Oslo Highlights with Vigeland Park, Opera House & City Hall

      Oslo Highlights with Vigeland Park, Opera House & City Hall

      19 Jul Oslo, Norway
      Half Day Significant StepsUphill Sections
      Oslo’s main street of Karl Johans Gate is a charming route which passes many of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The Stortingsbygningen is Norway’s parliament and reflects an unusual synthesis of European influences in its architectural style.

      Oslo’s main street of Karl Johans Gate is a charming route which passes many of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The Stortingsbygningen is Norway’s parliament and reflects an unusual synthesis of European influences in its architectural style. By contrast, the Royal Palace, where the reigning monarch still resides, is a more traditional, classical affair. Passing around its grounds to Henrik Ibsen Street, the Nobel Institute is where every winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has been chosen since 1904. Then moving down to the waterfront, Akershus Fortress is in a strategically vital position overlooking the Oslofjord and has withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages.

      The Vigeland installation in Frogner Park (more commonly referred to as the Vigeland Sculpture Park) contains more than 200 stone and bronze sculptures, all of which were completed by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. Among the most famous of these are The Angry Boy, The Monolith and The Wheel of Life, with each one symbolizing a different stage in the journey of mankind.

      Oslo’s white-marble and glass Opera House is a masterpiece of contemporary design that was created by the architectural firm Snøhetta at the turn of the 21st-century. The roof angles gently downwards to the ground, reflecting the country’s love of mountaineering while also allowing for a comfortable walk to its summit, where the views over the waterfront are well worth the climb. Finally, the red brick Functionalist style City Hall is where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every December, making it one of Oslo’s most famous buildings.

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      Highlights of Kristiansand & its Surroundings
      UNESCO World Heritage Site

      Highlights of Kristiansand & its Surroundings

      20 Jul Kristiansand, Norway
      Half Day Significant StepsUneven or Volcanic GroundUphill Sections
      Kristiansand has a lively fishing harbour and an old quarter, Kvadraturen, where the architecture is diverse and striking. The streets are broad but during this scenic drive through the city you will still be able observe the quadrant plan that was laid out in 1641 by King Christian IV.

      Kristiansand has a lively fishing harbour and an old quarter, Kvadraturen, where the architecture is diverse and striking. The streets are broad but during this scenic drive through the city you will still be able observe the quadrant plan that was laid out in 1641 by King Christian IV.

      The circular Christiansholm Fortress was built in 1672 on an islet approximately 100 yards from the shore, which is now reached by the Kristiansand Boardwalk. It was only ever used in anger once, during the Napoleonic Wars, when it successfully repelled a fleet of British warships. In 1872 it was decommissioned by royal decree and today is a popular venue for civic and cultural events.

      Passing through the town’s charming white wooden houses, the tour arrives at the open-air Vest-Agder Country Museum. Founded in 1903, this delightful site is one of the biggest open-air museums in Norway and has forty historic buildings that were moved here from across the region to be preserved for posterity. A guided walk around its carefully reconstructed streets provides an excellent insight into daily life for the people of Norway during the 17th, 18th and 19th-centuries.

      The next place of interest is the 400-year-old rose painted Søgne Old Church, where the Norwegian actress Karoline Reimers married Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson in 1858. The area also has some breathtaking views of the North Sea, which you will be able to admire during the drive back to Kristiansand, when the panoramic coast road winds its way through some of the most picturesque fishing villages in southern Norway.

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      Stavanger - Walking tour in the old quarters incl. Canning Museum & Cathedral

      Stavanger - Walking tour in the old quarters incl. Canning Museum & Cathedral

      21 Jul Stavanger, Norway
      Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hoursCobbled StreetsUphill Sections
      The old settlement of “Gamle” in Stavanger is considered one of Europe’s best preserved settlements of wooden houses. It features over two hundred charming white cottages, all dating from the 18th and 19th-centuries, most of which are still privately owned residences.

      The old settlement of “Gamle” in Stavanger is considered one of Europe’s best preserved settlements of wooden houses. It features over two hundred charming white cottages, all dating from the 18th and 19th-centuries, most of which are still privately owned residences. In 1975 this delightful district was identified by the United Nations as an exemplar of how well urban conservation can coexist with practical use. Gamle has plenty of galleries and handicraft boutiques to explore as well, so a stroll through its cobblestoned streets is ideal for browsing while you experience its fairytale atmosphere.

      Near the waterfront of the old quarter is the 19th-century fish canning factory, which is now the Canning Museum. During its time as a functioning plant many working-class Norwegians were employed here to clean, smoke and can freshly caught “Sild” (sardines). During a guided tour of the museum you will be able to learn more about how the factory once functioned before tasting some freshly smoked fish and bruschetta. A particular highlight is the exhibition of commercial canning labels known as “iddisar”. These miniature works of art reflect the changing artistic styles of the 19th and 20th-centuries, providing a fascinating insight into how Stavanger’s identity was forged by the sea.

      A short stroll south of Gamle, in the centre of Stavanger, is the 12th-century cathedral, founded by the English Bishop Reinald of Winchester in 1125 at the behest of King Sigurd the Crusader. This well-preserved mediaeval stone cathedral was originally Anglo-Norman, but following a fire in 1272, its vestibule was rebuilt in the Gothic style.

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      The spectacular Flåm Railway

      The spectacular Flåm Railway

      22 Jul Flam , Norway
      Half Day Significant Steps
      Its route may run for just twelve miles, but the standard-gauge Flåm Railway is a masterpiece of engineering which climbs to approximately 2,845ft above sea level, traversing four levels of mountainous zigzagging track and passing through twenty tunnels, making it arguably the most dramatic train ride in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world.

      Its route may run for just twelve miles, but the standard-gauge Flåm Railway is a masterpiece of engineering which climbs to approximately 2,845ft above sea level, traversing four levels of mountainous zigzagging track and passing through twenty tunnels, making it arguably the most dramatic train ride in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world.

      The coaches are fully enclosed to protect you from the elements and have elegant wooden interiors with comfortable seating. Throughout the journey you will be accompanied by a local guide who will provide plenty of information about your surroundings as well as historical facts concerning the railway and its extraordinary process of construction during the 1920s and 1930s.

      After boarding your carriage in the village of Flåm, the first stage follows the salmon rich Flåm river, before the track climbs alongside the Sognefjord, which you will also cruise on board Aegean Odyssey. The route continues to switch back and forth across various rivers, so from time to time the train will proceed more slowly, stopping also at the spectacular 305ft high Kjosfossen waterfall, allowing you a better view of the magnificent scenery.

      Other breathtaking sights along the way include the sheer drop of the Rjoande Waterfall and the snow-capped peak of Vibmesnosi Mountain. The end of the line is Myrdal, where the train will turn and, after a short comfort break, follow the same route back to Flåm.

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      Stalheim & Tvinde Waterfall

      Stalheim & Tvinde Waterfall

      22 Jul Flam , Norway
      Half Day Uneven or Volcanic Ground
      The journey from Flåm to Tvindefossen passes through some spectacular mountainside before arriving at the old Viking village of Gudvangen, which overlooks Nærøyfjord. As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful inlet is rated the world’s number one natural heritage site by the National Geographic Society, alongside the Geirangerfjord.

      The journey from Flåm to Tvindefossen passes through some spectacular mountainside before arriving at the old Viking village of Gudvangen, which overlooks Nærøyfjord. As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful inlet is rated the world’s number one natural heritage site by the National Geographic Society, alongside the Geirangerfjord.

      From here the tour continues through the Nærøy valley, following salmon streams next to the winding Nærøy Road, to reach Tvindefossen near Voss. During the 19th-century this beautiful waterfall was immortalised by Norway’s most famous Romantic artist, Johan Christian Dahl, who painted the scene in 1830. Dahl’s work is often credited as having almost singlehandedly invented the 19th-century Norwegian tourist industry, when visitors travelled from far and wide to see for themselves the natural wonders he had painted.

      The route then continues to Oppheim Lake, before passing through rustic farmland to arrive at the Stalheim Hotel for high tea overlooking the Nærøyvalley. Standing near the cliff-edge to admire the 937 metre-high mountain known as the Jordalsnuten, or Sugar-lump, is a truly unforgettable moment at what is considered by many to be one of the most glorious and impressive locations in the world.

      The tour then descends along Norway’s steepest road, the Stalheimskleiven, which has nineteen hairpins, making for a dramatic return to Aegean Odyssey in Flåm.

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      Bergen Panorama with Mt. Fløien

      Bergen Panorama with Mt. Fløien

      23 Jul Bergen, Norway
      Half Day
      Strategically placed on the western coast of Norway, the city of Bergen is commonly believed to have been founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070AD. In the 13th-century it became the nation’s capital and remained Norway’s administrative centre until the union with Sweden in 1804 when the position of Norway’s capital passed to Oslo, or Christiana as it was then known. In 1905 the United Kingdom of Sweden and Norway was peacefully and amicably dissolved, but Oslo remained the capital, with Bergen its second city.

      Strategically placed on the western coast of Norway, the city of Bergen is commonly believed to have been founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070AD. In the 13th-century it became the nation’s capital and remained Norway’s administrative centre until the union with Sweden in 1804 when the position of Norway’s capital passed to Oslo, or Christiana as it was then known. In 1905 the United Kingdom of Sweden and Norway was peacefully and amicably dissolved, but Oslo remained the capital, with Bergen its second city.

      This tour around Bergen’s fascinating history begins at the wooden pier of Bryggen in the former Hanseatic commercial district, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing to the imposing medieval hall of King Håkon Håkonsson and the Rosenkrantz Tower. You will also see St. Mary’s Church, which dates from around 1170 and is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, followed by one of the oldest permanent theatres in the country, Den National Scene, and the more modern Grieghallen concert hall, which is named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg.

      For a fabulous finale, the “Fløibanen” is the only funicular railway in Scandinavia and will transport you from the city centre right to the summit of Mount Fløyen, some 320 metres above sea level, for amazing views over Bergen as well as the seaward approaches and the fjords surrounding it.

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      Scenic Hardangervidda & Vøringsfoss

      Scenic Hardangervidda & Vøringsfoss

      26 Jul Ulvik/Eidfjord, Norway
      Half Day Uneven or Volcanic Ground
      A short drive from Eidfjord, at the foot of the Vøringsfossen waterfall, lies the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, a fascinating museum that has been designed to explore how different parts of nature interact, as well as the relationship between modern man and the Norwegian landscape.

      A short drive from Eidfjord, at the foot of the Vøringsfossen waterfall, lies the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, a fascinating museum that has been designed to explore how different parts of nature interact, as well as the relationship between modern man and the Norwegian landscape.

      The centre features many immersive exhibitions and unusual aquariums, but its centrepiece must surely be the 225-degree panoramic movie by Norwegian film director Ivo Caprino, which will take you on a bird’s eye flight above Hardangervidda, The Hardanger Fjord and the waterfalls of the region. During this breathtaking experience you will be made to feel as though you really are swooping between mountains, diving into steep canyons and soaring above majestic fjords.

      Leaving the Nature Centre behind, the tour climbs through the mountains, in an area that is a paradise for hill walking, shooting and angling, to the manmade lake of Sysendamen, which supplies the environmentally friendly Sima Power Plant with water for its hydroelectric system. The views from here across Norway’s largest National Park, the Hardangervidda, are spectacular and on a clear day you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Hardangerjøkulen Glacier.

      From Sysendammen, the drive then descends to Norway’s best-known waterfall, the Vøringsfossen, which has a drop of some 550 feet and roughly translates from the Old Norse as “esteemed waterfall”. This glorious natural spectacle was much beloved by the composer Edvard Grieg, who kept a log cabin nearby and spent many hours here in contemplation.

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      The Royal Mile

      The Royal Mile

      28 Jul Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom
      Half Day Extensive Walking 1 to 2 miles within a period of 2-3 hours
      Alive with culture and history, the capital of Scotland is a thriving UNESCO World Heritage Site. This walking tour of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's oldest and most historic street, will take you from the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a route rich with medieval buildings, statues and monuments lining both sides of the street.

      Alive with culture and history, the capital of Scotland is a thriving UNESCO World Heritage Site. This walking tour of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's oldest and most historic street, will take you from the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a route rich with medieval buildings, statues and monuments lining both sides of the street.

      The city's dominant landmark is the 12th-century castle atop its rocky, extinct volcanic perch, which affords magnificent views of the city. From here we will walk to Castle Hill, which has a unique collection of ruins, before continuing down Royal Mile to see beautiful Gladstone's Land, a superb example of early 17th-century architecture featuring an outside staircase, arcaded ground floor, oak shutters, leaded glass windows and crow-stepped gables.

      The charming Lady Stair's House, also constructed in the 17th century, was once a private home, but today houses a literary museum devoted to the works of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

      We will then walk through the elegant district of Cannongate, with its quaint Tollbooth that is now a museum detailing life in 18th-century Edinburgh. The design on this building has a delightful series of small, delicate turrets. Finally, standing proudly at the end of Royal Mile, is the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen while in Scotland. This ornate, baroque palace is famously known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots and within its walls many dramatic episodes of her turbulent reign unfolded.

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      Stirling Castle

      Stirling Castle

      28 Jul Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom
      Half Day Significant Steps
      Dramatically perched atop a 250-foot extinct volcano, Stirling Castle dates from the 15th and 16th centuries, when it was the principal residence for Scotland's monarchs. The castle's turbulent history is populated with a host of celebrated figures in Scotland's history, such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots.

      Dramatically perched atop a 250-foot extinct volcano, Stirling Castle dates from the 15th and 16th centuries, when it was the principal residence for Scotland's monarchs. The castle's turbulent history is populated with a host of celebrated figures in Scotland's history, such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots. A great symbol of Scottish independence, this royal residence and fortress affords magnificent views from its rocky cliff. A self-guided tour takes you into the vast Great Hall, which dates to the Middle Ages and has been restored to its former glory. See the central turreted gatehouse, the great Parliament Hall, and the Royal Chapel, one of the earliest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Photo opportunities abound as you immerse yourself in Scotland’s history; there are excellent views of the town of Stirling and the site of the battle of Bannockburn. After your tour, you will then have time to browse for souvenirs in the castle's gift shop before returning to Aegean Odyssey.

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      Dr Tom Birkett

      Dr Tom Birkett

      Dr Tom Birkett, University College Cork
      Dr Tom Birkett is a lecturer in Old English and Old Norse, and an expert on the mythology and literary culture of medieval Scandinavia. He gained his PhD at Oxford, where he taught for several years before moving to Ireland and taking up a lectureship at University College Cork.

      Dr Tom Birkett is a lecturer in Old English and Old Norse, and an expert on the mythology and literary culture of medieval Scandinavia. He gained his PhD at Oxford, where he taught for several years before moving to Ireland and taking up a lectureship at University College Cork.

      Tom developed his interest in the Viking Age whilst living and studying in Norway, and spent part of his doctorate researching in Iceland, where he returns at every opportunity. He has published widely on medieval literature and culture, on subjects ranging from the runic tradition in England to Norse mythology and its influence on writers such as J.R.R Tolkien, and he has contributed features on the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in the national press, including for the Irish Times and the TLS. His latest book is a retelling of the Norse Myths and the Viking voyages to the east for Quercus.

      In addition to his primary research, Tom has also led high-profile community-engagement projects investigating the impact of Norse culture in his local area and internationally, as well as collaborating with poets on the translation of medieval poetry, and he is a firm believer in taking the subject outside the University. He has produced a travelling exhibition on the Vikings in Orkney, edited a booklet on the Vikings in Munster for free distribution, and spent the last year running a funded project collecting materials from across Europe to create a major new educational resource on the Vikings. He regularly works with local schools, heritage organisations and museums, and he always encourages approaches to the Vikings that engage the public in interpreting the Viking past, even joining the Danish crew of a reconstructed longship to sail in the Baltic.

      Tom started lecturing on cruises in 2014, and has taken groups to Viking sites in Norway, the Scottish Isles and Iceland. 

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      Nick Morrison

      Nick Morrison BA LRAM MITG

      Nick Morrison, Musician and Conductor
      Music graduate and London Blue Badge Guide, Nick Morrison, enjoyed a successful career in Classical Music management before becoming a professional London tourist guide and a trainer of tourist guides.

      Music graduate and London Blue Badge Guide, Nick Morrison, enjoyed a successful career in Classical Music management before becoming a professional London tourist guide and a trainer of tourist guides. He has lectured on music and architecture and specialises in tours with a musical theme.

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      Dr Natalia Murray

      Dr Natalia Murray

      Dr Natalia Murray, Courtauld Institute of Art
      Before being awarded her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Natalia read History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and completed a PhD course at the Hermitage museum.

      Before being awarded her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Natalia read History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and completed a PhD course at the Hermitage museum.

      At present she is a visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, a senior curator and the head of education at GRAD. In 2017 she curated a major exhibition Revolution. Russian Art. 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and is currently working on exhibition of Malevich and Kandinsky in Paris.

      Her books and articles extend across the wide field of 19-20 century Russian art, and she has featured in films dedicated to the Hermitage museum and the Russian revolution and in programmes for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

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      Some restrictions apply. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional charge. All air itineraries are subject to change and are not considered final until ticketed at 30 days prior to sailing. Some gateways may 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.

      Customized air travel

      You may wish to make changes to the flight itinerary provided by Voyages to Antiquity.

      Your travel agent can make these flight requests on your behalf when you confirm your reservation. For example, you may wish to request travel on a specific carrier, or travel on different departure or return dates. Any additional costs associated with the change(s) will be added to your reservation once your new itinerary has been accepted.

      Seat assignments

      Voyages to Antiquity will request aisle and next seating when making your flight arrangements. Some airlines no longer allow specific seats to be requested for Economy Class travel. You or your travel agent may contact the carrier directly to request any special arrangements.

      Frequent Flyer mileage

      You will be able to accrue miles on most carriers we use, but will not be able to use miles for upgrades or any other amenities. Special requests and services should be arranged directly with the airline. 

      Included transfers

      Transfers between airports, hotels and 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 hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. The included transfers are only available for guests using Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements. 

      Owner's SuitesA
      Owner's Suites
      BALCONY
      Owner's Suites, BALCONY
      Layout
      virtual

      550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

      Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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      $20,795*pp
      $21,995*pp
      Lido
      Lido
      Junior SuitesB
      Junior Suites
      BALCONY
      Junior Suites, BALCONY
      Layout
      virtual

      310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

      Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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      $19,205*pp
      $20,350*pp
      Lido
      Lido
      Deluxe BalconyC
      Deluxe Balcony
      BALCONY
      Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
      Layout
      virtual

      275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido & Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area.

      Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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      $17,250*pp
      $18,295*pp
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Lido
      Lido
      Deluxe BalconyD
      Deluxe Balcony
      BALCONY
      Deluxe Balcony, BALCONY
      Layout
      virtual

      275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

      Guests in Balcony Class will also enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne & Petit Fours, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, complimentary bottled water, robe and slippers and Molton brown bathroom amenities.

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      $16,395*pp
      $17,395*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Deluxe OutsideE
      Deluxe Outside
      PREMIUM
      Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony.

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      $15,095*pp
      $15,950*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Deluxe OutsideF
      Deluxe Outside
      PREMIUM
      Deluxe Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      170-200sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower.
      Convertible twin beds or Fixed Double Bed. Cabins 535 and 536 have fixed twin beds only.

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      $14,450*pp
      $15,295*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Lido
      Lido
      Premium OutsideG
      Premium Outside
      PREMIUM
      Premium Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge & Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed.

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      $13,550*pp
      $14,350*pp
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Lido
      Lido
      Premium OutsideH
      Premium Outside
      PREMIUM
      Premium Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      Premium Outside 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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      $12,850*pp
      $13,650*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Premium OutsideI*
      Premium Outside
      PREMIUM
      Premium Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge Deck. Private shower. Fixed twin beds or fixed double bed.
      Views in some cabins partially obstructed by Life Boats.

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      $12,105*pp
      $12,850*pp
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Standard OutsideJ
      Standard Outside
      PREMIUM
      Standard Outside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.
      * Please note the photo shows a Category H premium outside cabin. Category J standard outside cabins feature portholes instead of windows.

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      $11,350*pp
      $12,095*pp
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Premium InsideK
      Premium Inside
      PREMIUM
      Premium Inside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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      $10,695*pp
      $11,350*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Premium InsideL
      Premium Inside
      PREMIUM
      Premium Inside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft cabins located on Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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      $9,995*pp
      $10,650*pp
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Standard InsideM
      Standard Inside
      PREMIUM
      Standard Inside, PREMIUM
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

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      $9,450*pp
      $9,995*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Deluxe BalconyCC
      Deluxe Balcony
      SINGLE CABINS
      Deluxe Balcony, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      135 sq ft single occupancy stateroom located on Lido Deck (Cabins 809, 810). Walk-in shower and private balcony. Fixed small double bed.

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      $20,950*pp
      $21,995*pp
      Lido
      Lido
      Deluxe OutsideEE
      Deluxe Outside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Deluxe Outside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      135 sq ft single occupancy Deluxe staterooms located on Belvedere Deck(554, 561). Shower, European full-size bed and a small balcony.

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      $18,295*pp
      $19,150*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Premium OutsideGG*
      Premium Outside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      Single occupancy Premium outside staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Deck. Private shower and a European full-size bed. Views in cabins 726, 724 on Belvedere deck are partially obstructed by lifeboats.

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      $16,350*pp
      $17,150*pp
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Lido
      Lido
      Premium OutsideHH*
      Premium Outside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      Premium outside single occupancy staterooms located on Bridge & Belvedere decks, featuring a European full-size bed and a private shower.
       * Please note the cabin plan and photo shows the Category H double occupancy stateroom. Category HH single staterooms are smaller and feature one European full-size bed. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats in the cabins on Bridge deck.

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      $15,450*pp
      $16,250*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Premium OutsideII*
      Premium Outside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Premium Outside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft Premuim Outside staterooms located on Bridge Deck, featuring a double window and a European full-size bed with private shower. Views are partially obstructed by lifeboats.
      *Please note the photo & cabin plan show a double occupancy I cabin. Cabins 710 and 712 (Category II, single occupancy) are smaller in size and feature a single European size bed.

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      $14,550*pp
      $15,295*pp
      Bridge
      Bridge
      Standard OutsideJJ
      Standard Outside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Standard Outside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      Single occupancy standard outside cabins located on Columbus Deck, featuring portholes in place of windows. A single European size bed with private shower.
      *Please note the picture shows a standard outside double occupancy cabin. Single occupancy cabins are smaller and feature a single European size bed and portholes instead of windows.

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      $13,595*pp
      $14,295*pp
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Premium InsideKK
      Premium Inside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

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      $12,795*pp
      $13,450*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Premium InsideLL
      Premium Inside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Premium Inside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

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      $11,995*pp
      $12,650*pp
      Columbus
      Columbus
      Standard InsideMM
      Standard Inside
      SINGLE CABINS
      Standard Inside, SINGLE CABINS
      Layout
      virtual

      130 sq ft Standard inside single occupancy cabins located on Belvedere Decks. A small double bed with private shower.
      *Please note the picture shows a double occupancy inside cabin. Cabins MM are smaller and feature a small double bed.

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      $11,350*pp
      $11,895*pp
      Belvedere
      Belvedere
      Port Charges and other fees (included in prices above)
      $1,300
      Air Credit (when making your own flight arrangements)
      $1,200
      Cruise Only Credit (when making own flight and hotel arrangements)
      $1,600

      MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

      There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.

      Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.  

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      Our website does not display live availability. 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. Please note – while we will do our best to adhere to this full itinerary, there may be changes at the discretion of the captain, due to weather advisories, port traffic and other unforeseeable circumstances. Shore excursions are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time.