Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Call on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini, and the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit the extraordinary wonder of Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through legendary sites of antiquity—including the ancient citadel of Mycenae and historic Epidaurus. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations, free time to encounter their mysteries and delights at your own pace during the best time of the year, and opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Meet and engage with local residents during the specially arranged Island Life® Forum for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture.
Schedule by Day
- Oct 8: Depart the U.S. or Canada
- Oct 9: Athens, Greece / Embark Le Bougainville
- Oct 10: Delos / Mykonos
- Oct 11: Kusadasi, Turkey for Ephesus
- Oct 12: Pátmos
- Oct 13: Rhodes / Lindos
- Oct 14: Santorini
- Oct 15: Nafplion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
- Oct 16: Athens / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada
To be announced
Seven nights aboard Le Bougainville
Pre-Cruise Extension: Athens
Post-Cruise Extension: Ancient Olympia
Many of the cities and towns being visited were founded centuries ago, and the terrain is rugged. Therefore, a fair amount of along narrow cobblestone streets, stone floors or uneven and/or slippery terrain and many archaeological sites; climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) is to be expected. Walking excursions often cover distances of at least one mile/1.6 km and are approximately three hours in length. Please be advised that the ship may either dock in port or tender ashore by small boat.