This itinerary has been planned to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating history that this remarkable sea has to offer: from the elegance of the Alhambra and the splendors of Imperial Rome to the picturesque Cote d’Azur and the treasures of Renaissance Florence. Your journey begins with a two-night hotel stay in the charming capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of Lisbon’s colorful cityscape.
From here Aegean Odyssey cruises to Cadiz and Malaga from where you travel by road to Granada for a full-day’s guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra and its gardens. Calls at Valencia, Monte Carlo and Portofino will then give you a true idea of the beauty and history of the Mediterranean. The itinerary concludes with two of the most impressive and historically fascinating cities in the world, Florence and Rome.
|29 Aug Wednesday||Departure Depart North America|
|30 Aug Thursday||Lisbon, Portugal Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to hotel||overnight hotel|
|31 Aug Friday||Lisbon, Portugal||overnight hotel|
|01 Sep Saturday||Lisbon, Portugal Transfer to Aegean Odyssey||4.00pm|
|02 Sep Sunday||Cadiz, Spain Travel to Jerez de la Frontera for sherry-tasting. Alternative sightseeing tour of Cadiz||2.00pm||6.00pm|
|03 Sep Monday||Malaga, Spain Panoramic drive to view some of the outstanding sites of Malaga and a visit to the Picasso Museum or an optional full day excursion to Granada||7.00am||midnight|
|04 Sep Tuesday||At sea Lectures and activities at sea|
|05 Sep Wednesday||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|
|06 Sep Thursday||Barcelona, Spain Explore the Roman sites of the city or choose from two other tours. Afternoon at leisure or optional tour||8.00am||7.00pm|
|07 Sep Friday||Carcassonne, France A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassonne or an alternative tour of Montpellier||8.00am||8.00pm|
|08 Sep Saturday||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|
|09 Sep Sunday||Marseilles, France Leave Marseilles for a day cruising the French Riviera||8.00am|
|09 Sep Sunday||Monte Carlo, Monaco Evening arrival into Monte Carlo||8.00pm||overnight|
|10 Sep Monday||Monte Carlo, Monaco Included city sightseeing in Monte Carlo and Monaco. Optional tour of Scenic Riviera and Nice||10.00pm|
|11 Sep Tuesday||Portofino, Italy Cruising Cinque Terre in the morning. Free afternoon and evening in Portofino||3.00pm||midnight|
|12 Sep Wednesday||Florence (Livorno), Italy From the port of Livorno, drive through the Tuscan hills for a day trip to Florence, visiting remarkable sites and museums or discover the magnificent churches of Florence. Alternatively, take a trip to Pisa and Lucca||7.00am||7.00pm|
|13 Sep Thursday||Rome, Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel. Sightseeing including the Colosseum and the Basilica of St Peter in chains, or Ostia Antica. Optional tour exploring the Vatican available||7.00am||overnight hotel|
|14 Sep Friday||Rome, Italy Day at leisure in Rome, with a choice of optional tours||overnight hotel|
|15 Sep Saturday||Rome, Italy Transfer to airport for flight home|
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