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Grand European Journey

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Free Airfare*

London to Venice

40 days
30 included tours in 10 countries
2-night hotel stay in London
from $ 11,450 pp
  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Free air* from select US gateways
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This wide-ranging itinerary travels to the very best cities, landscapes and historical sites that Europe has to offer. Beginning with a two-night stay in London, you join the ship and head for Normandy. In France, you will also embark on a wonderful overnight stay in the Chateaux Country, visit the Atlantic port of La Rochelle and enjoy a wine tasting session in a Bordeaux chateau. Continue on to pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the medieval relics of the Portuguese city of Oporto and Lisbon, with its white-domed cathedrals and sun-drenched cafes.

You will sail along the coast of southern Spain where highlights include the Moorish palaces and gardens of the Alhambra and the fascinating architecture of Barcelona. You can relax on the Cote d’Azur while enjoying stunning coastal cruising and visit stylish Monte Carlo and beautiful Provence. On the way to Rome, call at Portofino on the Italian Riviera and visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence.

Then travel on to the stunning Amalfi Coast and the port of Sorrento. From here you will visit the ruins of Pompeii before returning to the ship to cruise past the island of Capri on the way to Taormina in Sicily. Finally, you head for Venice via the island of Corfu, Split, Dubrovnik and the dramatic Dalmatian coastline.

Date Port Arrive Depart
19 Aug Saturday Departure Depart North America     
20 Aug Sunday London, England, United Kingdom Arrive in London and transfer to hotel.    overnight hotel 
21 Aug Monday London, England, United Kingdom Sightseeing tour in England's capital including Panoramic London and optional tour to Greenwich Royal Park.     overnight hotel 
22 Aug Tuesday London (Tilbury), England, United Kingdom Arrive in Tilbury and transfer to Aegean Odyssey. Optional tour to The British Museum.     5.00pm 
23 Aug Wednesday Honfleur, France A choice of tours: A walking tour of Honfleur visiting St Catherine's Church, or visit Bayeux Cathedral and the Tapestry Museum   1.00pm   8.00pm 
24 Aug Thursday St Malo, France Visit the iconic Mont St Michel and get transported to the Middle Ages.  1.00pm   8.00pm 
25 Aug Friday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
26 Aug Saturday Nantes, France Choice of tours: Explore the Chateaux Country with a morning tour of Chateau d’Usse or Villandry.   8.30am  overnight 
27 Aug Sunday Nantes, France Visit the highlights of Nantes, including Saint Pierre Cathedral, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens.    7.00pm 
28 Aug Monday La Rochelle, France Discover the highlights of La Rochelle and then drive to Chateau de La Peraudiere for Cognac tasting. Optional tour in the afternoon.  8.00am   4.00pm 
29 Aug Tuesday Bordeaux, France Visit the highlights of the city, including the Palais Rohan. Or venture out of town to one of the prestigious wine estates for tour of the cellars and tasting.  2.00am   overnight 
30 Aug Wednesday Bordeaux, France A day at leisure and an optional tour to Saint Emilion village. River cruising along the Gironde River     2.00pm 
31 Aug Thursday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
01 Sep Friday La Coruna, Spain A tour of the magnificent SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, the medieval town, Cathedral and its museum. Alternative tour of La Coruna.  7.00am   7.00pm 
02 Sep Saturday Oporto, Portugal A visit to Oporto City where you will visit a Romanesque-style Cathedral then on to a wine estate for a tasting of the port wine.  1.00pm  6.00pm 
03 Sep Sunday Lisbon, Portugal City tour including Belem and Alfama quarters, the Monastery of Jeronimos  10.00am  4.00pm 
04 Sep Monday Cadiz, Spain Travel to JEREZ de la Frontera for sherry-tasting. Alternative sightseeing tour of Cadiz.  2.00pm   6.00pm 
05 Sep Tuesday Malaga, Spain A trip to Granada, including a visit to ALHAMBRA Royal palace or take a panoramic drive to view some of the outstanding sites of Malaga and a visit to the Picasso Museum.   7.00am   midnight 
06 Sep Wednesday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
07 Sep Thursday Valencia, Spain Choice of two sightseeing tours: Tour the city including the Plaza de le Virgen Cathedral, Serranos and Quart Towers or take a panoramic tour of Valencia.   7.00am   6.00pm 
08 Sep Friday Barcelona, Spain Explore the Roman sites of the city in the Gothic quarter. Afternoon at leisure and optional tour.   8.00am  7.00pm 
09 Sep Saturday Carcassonne, France A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of CARCASSONNE. An alternative tour of Montpellier.  8.00am  8.00pm 
10 Sep Sunday Marseilles, France A choice of day trips to the Papal Palace in AVIGNON or to the sites of Marseilles & Aix de Provence.  7.00am   overnight 
11 Sep Monday Monte Carlo, Monaco Cruising the French Riviera in the morning, evening arrival into Monte Carlo  8.00pm   overnight 
12 Sep Tuesday Monte Carlo, Monaco Included city sightseeing in Monte Carlo or a tour of Monaco. Optional tour: Nice and Riviera.     10.00pm 
13 Sep Wednesday Portofino, Italy Cruising Cinque Terre. Free day in Portofino.  3.00pm  midnight 
14 Sep Thursday Florence (Livorno), Italy From the port of Livorno, drive through the Tuscan hills for a day trip to Florence, visiting remarkable sites and museums.  7.00am   7.00pm  
15 Sep Friday Rome, Italy Sightseeing including the Colosseum and the Basilica of St Peter’s, or Rome's countryside   7.00am   7.00pm 
16 Sep Saturday Sorrento, Italy Sightseeing tour of POMPEII. Afternoon at leisure  7.30am  overnight 
17 Sep Sunday Sorrento, Italy Sightseeing tour of Herculaneum.     overnight 
18 Sep Monday Sorrento, Italy Morning cruising past Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast    7.00am 
18 Sep Monday Salerno, Italy A choice of tours to magnificent Ravello or PAESTUM  1.00pm   8.00pm 
19 Sep Tuesday Taormina, Sicily Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina. Then, a choice of sightseeing in Taormina, including a visit to the Graeco-Roman theatre. Alternatively, enjoy the scenery of Sicilian Landscapes  1.00pm   8.00pm 
20 Sep Wednesday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
21 Sep Thursday Corfu, Greece Sightseeing - Venetian or Byzantine Corfu  7.00am   noon 
21 Sep Thursday Sarande, Albania The UNESCO World Heritage site of BUTRINT - a changing settlement from Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times  2.00pm  8.00pm 
22 Sep Friday Lecce (Brindisi), Italy Visit LECCE - a city of architectural treasures, including the Roman amphitheater, Baroque buildings and the stunning Santa Croce Basilica  7.00am   8.00pm 
23 Sep Saturday Dubrovnik, Croatia Morning city tour featuring city walls, Baroque Church of St Blaise, Cathedral and Rector's Palace.  8.00am   7.00pm 
24 Sep Sunday Split, Croatia City tour: DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE including TEMPLE OF JUPITER. Optional tour of Salona and Trogir  7.00am   8.00pm 
25 Sep Monday Urbino (Ancona), Italy Visit the birthplace of Rafael, Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo  8.00am   8.00pm 
26 Sep Tuesday Venice, Italy Venice orientation tour and an exclusive evening tour of St Mark's Basilica  8.00am   overnight 
27 Sep Wednesday Venice, Italy Transfer to airport for flight home     

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Voyage highlights

  • Overland experience in Chateaux Country