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.
Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Oct 8, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
- day 1
Depart the U.S.
- day 2
Athens, Greece/Embark Le Bougainville
- day 3
Volos for Meteora
Visit the 14th- to 15th-century monasteries of Meteora, built atop massive sandstone pillars.
- day 4
Walking tour of the archaeological site of Delos. Afternoon at leisure to explore Mykonos.
- day 5
Visits to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse. Cultural Enrichments: Island Life® Forum. Special culinary presentation by the ship’s pastry chef.
- day 6
Walking tour of Rhodes Town. Cultural Enrichments: Visit to the Acropolis of Lindos. Folklore performance on board.
- day 7
Santorini for Akrotiri and Fira
Explore the remarkably preserved remains of the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri. Tour of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira. Afternoon at leisure in Fira. Cultural Enrichment: Tour of the Bronze Age ruins of Akrotiri.
- day 8
Nafplion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
Cultural Enrichments: Excursion to the ancient citadel of Mycenae. Visit to Hellenic Sanctuary of Epidaurus.
- day 9
Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
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