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Grand Middle Sea, Moorish Spain, Morocco & the Canaries

Athens to Tenerife

26 days
from $ 6,295 pp
  • Oct 27, 2018
AEG181030A
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Follow in the footsteps of ancient civilisations on a grand voyage across the Mediterranean, charting a route through what was known in times past as the Middle Sea. Your journey begins with two nights ashore in the Greece capital of Athens, for a chance to see the capital’s many wonders, including the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon.

Then visit the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete. Stroll through Chania’s Old Town and sail into one of the most spectacular harbours in the Mediterranean, the Maltese capital of Valletta.

Explore Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, the Palatine Chapel and the Cathedral in Palermo. Visit the ancient Doric temple of Segesta or the exquisite hill-top town of Erice, then cruise up the Guadalquivir River to Seville, to visit the Royal Palace of Alcazar or the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Enjoy the sights of Cadiz and sherry-tasting in Jerez, before sailing to Morocco, for a chance to explore Casablanca, Marrakesh and the historic walled city of Taroudant. Finally, in the Canaries, enjoy excursions to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya and the volcanic coastline of Los Hervideros, before arriving in Tenerife. 

Date Port Arrive Depart
27 Oct Saturday Departure Depart North America     
28 Oct Sunday Athens, Greece Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
29 Oct Monday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
30 Oct Tuesday Athens, Greece Morning optional tour. Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus    8.00pm 
31 Oct Wednesday Santorini, Greece Enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri  8.00am   6.00pm 
01 Nov Thursday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos  6.00am  6.00pm 
02 Nov Friday Chania, Crete, Greece Take a half day tour to discover Chania  7.00am  midnight 
03 Nov Saturday At sea Lectures and activities at sea      
04 Nov Sunday Valletta, Malta Enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta at breakfast. Morning included sightseeing and free afternoon to explore  8.00am  8.00pm 
05 Nov Monday Catania, Sicily Half day sightseeing tour to Syracuse or Taormina  8.00am  6.00pm 
06 Nov Tuesday Palermo, Sicily A visit to the Monreale Cathedral and an optional special visit to the Palazzo Gangi  7.00am  8.00pm 
07 Nov Wednesday Trapani, Sicily Visit the ancient Doric temple of Segesta or the exquisite hill-top town of Erice. Optional full day tour to Selinunte and Marsala including lunch  7.00am  6.00pm 
08 Nov Thursday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
09 Nov Friday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
10 Nov Saturday Malaga, Spain Spend the day exploring Malaga  7.00am  11.00pm 
11 Nov Sunday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
12 Nov Monday Seville, Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River and berth in the heart of Seville. Free time at leisure  3.00pm  overnight 
13 Nov Tuesday Seville, Spain Take a included tour of Seville or optional tour to Cordoba - and a visit to one of the wonders of the medieval world: the Great Mosque     midnight 
14 Nov Wednesday Cadiz, Spain A choice of tours: Travel to Jerez de la Frontera for a sightseeing tour, followed by sherry-tasting or make your way to the old quarter of Cadiz and visit the beautiful monuments of Cadiz  11.00am  4.00pm 
15 Nov Thursday Casablanca, Morocco Morning drive to Fez for afternoon sightseeing and overnight  8.00am  overnight hotel  
16 Nov Friday Casablanca, Morocco Morning drive to Rabat for lunch and sightseeing en route to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey    overnight 
17 Nov Saturday Marrakesh, Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel    overnight hotel 
18 Nov Sunday Agadir, Morocco Drive from Marrakesh to for sightseeing and lunch before continuing to rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Agadir to Taroudant    7.00pm 
19 Nov Monday Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain Visit the Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains and the opportunity to see the coastline of Los Hervideros  2.00pm  7.00pm 
20 Nov Tuesday La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain Explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park  2.00pm  7.00pm 
21 Nov Wednesday Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey. Guests using VTA's air program will have a 1-nt hotel stay post-cruise, before transferring to the airport for flight home   6.00am   

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • See the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri and the labyrinth of Knossos
  • Explore Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins
  • Sail the Guadalquivir River to Seville and taste sherry in Jerez
  • Tour the great Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Fez, Rabat and Marrakesh
  • The natural wonders of the Canary Islands