Join us on this comprehensive Aegean Odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world, exploring the iconic jewels and legendary mythical places of Ancient Greece. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered state‑of‑the‑art, Five‑Star Le Bougainville. Featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, this elegant small ship is able to sail into ports inaccessible to larger vessels. This spectacular voyage calls on Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and the Peloponnese peninsula—ancient destinations steeped in myth and history—and offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages & WiFi are included throughout the cruise!
Grace Gary, an architectural historian with degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, is a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours. Most recently she served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70 million restoration of building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s House. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA, and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. Grace has led more than forty tours over thirty years to countries on four continents.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Athens, Greece/Embark Le Bougainville
3 Volos for Meteora
6 Rhodes/Lindos Optional Excursion
7 Heraklion for Knossos, Crete
9 Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.