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Grand Voyage through the Aegean & Middle Sea

Free Airfare†

Athens to Malaga

25 days
2-night hotel stay in Athens
2-night hotel stay in Cairo
1-night hotel stay in Delphi
1-night hotel stay in Nauplia
from $ 6,850 pp
  • Oct 17, 2018
  • Free air* from select US gateways
  • Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise
Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed at any time.

This grand voyage across the Mediterranean begins with a four-day tour of Classical Greece, featuring hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia, before cruising through what has been known historically as the Middle Sea.

A two-night hotel stay in Athens includes the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon. Then take a sightseeing drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas, followed by one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenae.

See the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and Corinth, one of the largest cities of the ancient world. Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri and the Minotaur’s Labyrinth of Knossos. In Alexandria, explore the Pompey's Pillar, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Whilst in Rhodes, visit the Acropolis of Lindos.

Explore Chania’s Old Town and in Santorini, stroll along the cobblestone streets of Oia to see the houses carved into the cliffs. Then 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 disembark in Malaga for an optional two-night hotel stay in Madrid.

Please note some passengers will visit Delphi and Nauplia in reverse order due to the size of the hotels. 

Date Port Arrive Depart
17 Oct Wednesday Departure Depart North America     
18 Oct Thursday Athens, Greece Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
19 Oct Friday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
20 Oct Saturday Delphi, Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight    overnight hotel 
21 Oct Sunday Nauplia, Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight    overnight hotel 
22 Oct Monday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus and Corinth en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus    8.00pm 
23 Oct Tuesday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos  8.00am  10.00pm 
24 Oct Wednesday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
25 Oct Thursday Alexandria/Cairo, Egypt Morning city tour including visits to Shuqafa Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and National Museum. After lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel for overnight stay.   5.00am  overnight hotel 
26 Oct Friday Cairo, Egypt Morning sightseeing tour visiting Memphis and Sakkara sites. In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, followed by dinner on the Nile with folkloric show and belly dancing.     overnight hotel 
27 Oct Saturday Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt Discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by lunch at a leading hotel before returning to Alexandria.     10.00pm 
28 Oct Sunday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
29 Oct Monday Rhodes, Greece World Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos.   6.00am  1.00pm 
30 Oct Tuesday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Athens  6.00am  8.00pm 
31 Oct Wednesday Santorini, Greece Enjoy the white-washed clifftops of Santorini  8.00am  6.00pm 
01 Nov Thursday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Discover the capital of Crete - Heraklion  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 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  7.00am   

Fares above are per person in US$. Our website does not display live availability. All prices and availability will be confirmed at time of enquiry. Single supplement offers apply to select categories and departures only. Any special offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable. 

Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • 3-day tour of Classical Greece including hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia
  • The Minotaur’s labyrinth of Knossos
  • Enter the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta
  • Explore Sicily's Greek and Roman ruins
  • 3-day tour from Alexandria to Cairo to see the Pyramids and Sphinx