Island Life Ancient Greece – Aegean Odyssey Aboard Le Bougainville

Island Life Ancient Greece – Aegean Odyssey Aboard Le Bougainville

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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!

Pricing from
$4,895

Early booking savings of up to $4,000!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

EXTENSIONS

Classical Athens and Mythical Cape Sounion
Pre-Program Option
Begin your journey with an immersive experience in the ancient city of Athens. Explore the monumental Acropolis—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the perfectly proportioned Parthenon, a graceful example of Doric architecture. Tour the archaeological treasures of the Acropolis Museum and enjoy the colorful neighborhood of Plaka, the oldest section of Athens. Discover the idyllic coves and sparkling Aegean waters of Cape Sounion and follow the ancient route of Pericles to the Temple of Poseidon—where 15 of the original 34 Doric columns are remarkably still standing. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Double at $995 per person
Single at $1,295 per person

Oracle of Delphi and Antiquities of Thebes
Post-Program Option
One of the most spectacular of all ancient Greek sites—UNESCO-inscribed Delphi—formed the center of the Greek world in the sixth century B.C. Tour the magnificent Archaeological Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, including the life‑size, fifth‑century B.C. bronze statue of the Charioteer of Delphi. Walk the Sacred Way to the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi, second only to the Athens Acropolis in importance. Stand at the marble Altar of the Chians, where the common and the mighty alike awaited the oracle’s pronouncements. Discover the importance of ancient Thebes to Greek civilization, from the Bronze Age and Mycenaean eras until its destruction by Alexander the Great in 335 B.C., at the splendid Archaeological Museum of Thebes. Accommodations are for one night in the Hotel Amalia Delphi and one night in the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel.

Double at $745 per person
Single at $895 per person

 

READING LIST

EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS

  • Grace Gary

    Grace Gary

    > Grace Gary’s relationship with the National Trust began when, while in graduate school, she was chosen as a National Trust Maritime Intern.  She’s hard to pin down on how many years ago that was, but she admits to having served as a lecturer on more-than fifty Trust tours over a span of more-than thirty years.  She is also the author of two titles in the Trust’s “Information” series and served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office.  She also served as executive director of Preservation Pennsylvania, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Program, and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.  While at Nemours she oversaw an $80 million restoration program, which received the highest award from the AIA ever bestowed on a restoration project.  She and fellow National Trust Tours lecturer Dwight Young also co-authored “Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s Home,” which was published by Rizzoli.  She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and has a Master’s in architectural history from the University of Virginia, where she had the privilege of living on the Range in one of the original, Thomas Jefferson-designed rooms.

HEALTH PROTECTION MEASURES

TERMS & CONDITIONS

CANCELLATION FEES: Final payment due at least 95 days prior to departure. Cancellation fees and penalties apply as follows:

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

96 days or more prior*

95-61 days prior

60-45 days prior

44-0 days prior

FEE

Full refund

50% of program price

75% of program price

100% of program price

*In the event of a cancellation between 45 and 95 days prior to departure, the refund will be by credit, usable on a future Gohagan & Company trip which commences on or before December 31, 2023. In addition, for all bookings, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply. Click here for more information.

TOUR MAP

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ITINERARY

  • 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

    Delos/Mykonos

    Walking tour of the archaeological site of Delos.  Afternoon at leisure to explore Mykonos.

  • day 5

    Pátmos

    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

    Rhodes/Lindos

    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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