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london – edinburgh

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celtic scotland & ireland

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edinburgh – london

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the best of france & portugal

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london – lisbon

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italian & adriatic highlights

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CONTENTS

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY – AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY 2017 SPRING SAILINGS SUMMER SAILINGS AUTUMN SAILINGS GRAND VOYAGES

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INCLUDED HOTEL STAYS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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FLIGHT INFORMATION

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scotland

ireland

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SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS

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wales

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DECK PLAN

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CRUISE FARES & WHAT’S INCLUDED 82 – 83 TERMS & CONDITIONS

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CRUISE CALENDAR

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YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION The air holiday packages in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 10093. Please see pages 76 and 84 for more details. 10093

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BOOKING FORM

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Canary Islands

morocco

Corsica

Croatia

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italy

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Malta

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ARTISTIC TREASURES, COASTAL & river CRUISING, HISTORIC CITIES & NATURAL WONDERS “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

This year is the most exciting in the history of Voyages to Antiquity as we are visiting more countries and cruising more seas than ever before. In 2017, we will take you from the crystal-clear Aegean to the wide-open waters of the Atlantic and from the sun-baked Greek Islands to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland. Also, for the first time we will be circumnavigating Great Britain and Ireland. You will visit the great cities of London, Dublin and Edinburgh, and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and Lake District.

SOME THINGS WILL NOT CHANGE

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Our cruises will still combine top-class service, meticulously planned itineraries, outstanding

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value and an expert guest speaker programme. In this brochure, you will not only find all you need to know about our ship, Aegean Odyssey, and our policies and style, but also an insight into the excellent destinations and sites you will visit. You will also discover the wonderful river and coastal cruising experiences on offer. The itineraries have been written in a way that will enhance your appreciation of the cruises and excursions in this year’s programme. The introductory pages outline our philosophy and the historical and cultural background of the countries we visit. With so much included in the fare, you will also appreciate the excellent value for money these wonderful voyages offer.

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award-winning journeyS ~

unforgettable experienceS Voyages to the historic, cultural and artistic heart of Europe. These fantastic journeys range from Athens, Rome and the other great centres of antiquity to the Greek Islands, the glamorous Cote d’Azur and the wine regions of Portugal and France. They journey on to the romantic Cornish coast in the west of England, the highlands and islands of Scotland and the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Iceland.

Spring, Summer and autumn: a voyage for all SeaSonS

one of Spain’s top bodegas. You will also stroll through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world including the Lake District and the west coast of Ireland.

Starting in the spring sunshine of the Canary Islands and western Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months and sailing south for autumn warmth, these unforgettable journeys have been designed to take advantage of the seasons.

Madeira and the Canary Islands to exotic Morocco

Along the way you will enjoy cocktail parties in historic palazzos, special events in some of the most stunning historical buildings in the world, expertly guided tours of the great treasures of antiquity and social events such as sherry tasting in

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Blessed with early season sunshine, Madeira and the Canary Islands are perfect destinations for spring cruising. Madeira, once favoured by Sir Winston Churchill as the ideal place to paint and relax, is a gem of an island some 250 miles north of Tenerife. Settled by the Portuguese in 1419 and ceded to the British in the early nineteenth century, Madeira’s wonderful climate, lush gardens and

famous wine have proved popular with visitors for centuries. Likewise, the dramatic volcanic landscapes, picturesque upland villages and amazing flora of La Palma and Lanzarote in the Canaries have made these islands rightly popular. Morocco, with its rich culture, fascinating history and exotic atmosphere should be high on everyone’s travel list. Combining cruising with an exciting land-tour ensures that you see the very best of this wonderful country including the labyrinthine souk and the Marjorelle Gardens of Marrakesh, the medieval city of Fez, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains.


the Greek theatre at Taormina, the cathedral of Monreale, and the temples at Segesta. You will also visit the glamorous Costa Smerelda on Sardinia, cruise the beautiful waters around the Maddalena Archipelago and call at Napoleon’s place of exile, Elba. No other country in Europe combines the best of art, culture, gastronomy and style with quite the same panache as Italy. Here you can enjoy a scoop of the most delicious ice cream in the world as you admire some of the greatest treasures of antiquity, or sip a Campari while sitting in the sunshine on the stunning Amalfi Coast.

A taste of Spain – from Moorish palaces to river cruising Arriving in Spain, Aegean Odyssey takes you on a spectacular journey cruising up the Guadalquivir River to moor in the heart of the Andalusian city of Seville. Spain is rightly famous for its great food and wine, and a stop at Jerez allows you to sample one of the country’s most famous products. In the year 711, Moorish forces from Morocco and Algeria invaded Spain and in seven years conquered the Iberian Peninsula eventually conquering territory that comprised most of Spain, Portugal and parts of France. Their rule lasted until 1492 and the Moors left behind a remarkable

legacy of elaborate palaces, mosques and gardens. Two of the greatest treasures from this time are the Alhambra in Granada and the Great Mosque in Cordoba. In Seville, you’ll stand on the exact spot where Columbus set sail for the Americas. With its cosmopolitan lifestyle, stunning architecture, fabulous food and fascinating historical sites, Barcelona is understandably one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Highlights of your visit include the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter and, perhaps the most extraordinary of the city’s landmarks, the Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi.

Mediterranean islands and Italy’s Dolce Vita Much of Mediterranean life, culture and history revolve around its magnificent islands and our itineraries include visits to some of the most alluring. With its impressive fortifications and surroundings, it is hard to beat the drama of arriving at the Grand Harbour of Valletta, the capital of Malta. Ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John, Valletta is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Whether you are marvelling at Pisa’s famous tower or wandering through the extensive ruins of tragic Pompeii, the joy of Italy and its way of life will entrance you. Furthermore, from the grandeur of Imperial Rome to the Renaissance splendour of Florence, Italy’s great cities are places of charm and wonder. Few will forget setting sight on the monumental Colosseum and the sprawling Roman Forum or the great Florentine Renaissance palaces and their numerous masterpieces of western art.

Nearby Sicily is also blessed with remarkable historical treasures including

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spectacular sights

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Provence: land of olive trees and lavender

Marseilles and Carcassonne with its impressive fortress also await.

This is an ideal place to not only explore the lavender fields and charming villages of Provence but also for visiting some of southern France’s most interesting places. Chief among these is the medieval town of Avignon. Surrounded by well-preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts, graceful Avignon was once the seat of papal power and this honour bestowed the city with a legacy of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and papal palace, Palais des Papes. It is also home to the Pont d'Avignon – of nursery-rhyme fame – that spans halfway across the Rhone. Aix-en-Provence,

The natural beauty of the French Riviera including Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo, combined with its mild Mediterranean climate have made them popular destinations since the 18th century.

Nice’s main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais (‘the Walkway of the English') owes its name to some of the city’s earliest visitors, the English aristocracy. The picturesque surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration. The clear air and soft light has been of particular appeal to some of Western culture's most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Their work is commemorated in many of the city's museums, including the Musee Matisse and Musee des Beaux-Arts. As the southern Mediterranean begins to overheat in the high summer months, Aegean Odyssey turns north and sails for more temperate climes.

The sounds and sights of Portugal Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from visiting magnificent museums and exquisite palaces to enjoying a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) at a bar in a leafy plaza and listening to the haunting melodies of Portuguese folk (fado) music. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Oporto became a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A colourful city Oporto is dotted with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately


beaux-arts buildings. The historic centre is in the Ribeira district, a place typified by old shop fronts, village-style plazas and old houses where Roman ruins lurk beneath the foundations.

An unforgettable pilgrimage The capital of the Spanish province of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important places in Christendom as it is reputed to be the place where St James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried. It was in the 8th century AD that the remains were identified as those of Saint James the Great, and their acceptance as such by the Pope and Charlemagne. From then on, this settlement was not just a city, but a holy city, and one of the main centres of Christian pilgrimage.

Wine tasting in Bordeaux to the chateaux of the Loire and Normandy After sailing along France’s Atlantic Coast, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the centre of Bordeaux. The city boasts the most beautiful streets in France and its magnificent 18th-century centre prompted Queen Elizabeth II to call the city “the very essence of elegance” on her last visit. Bordeaux is also rightly regarded as the wine capital of the world producing some of the greatest vintages available. This is the perfect opportunity to try some of the greatest wines and learn about the vineyards. Further up the coast you will take an unforgettable land tour to the picturesque Chateaux Country of the Loire. From the

16th century, the Loire Valley was where the French royalty preferred to spend their time and so the local chateaux were renovated into lavish summer residences. You will visit the most elaborate and magnificent chateaux including Chenonceau, one of the most recognisable chateaux in the world. On France’s northern coast two contrasting but equally moving sites await you: the ancient fortifications and abbey of Mont Saint-Michel and the Museum of War & Peace in Caen. The island of Mont SaintMichel has been the seat of a monastery since the 8th century. The abbey is one of the most stunning monuments to the great Norman civilisation that gives this region its name. Descended from the Vikings (“Norse Men”), the Norman influence would be felt throughout Europe (including the Kingdom of Sicily) and the Holy Land. Mont Saint-Michel’s unique position of being an island only 600 metres from land made it readily accessible on low tide to the many pilgrims to the abbey. Equally, this position made it readily defensible as an incoming tide stranded, or drowned, would-be assailants. On the 6th June 1944 the largest invasion force ever assembled landed on the Normandy coast of occupied France on five beaches codenamed Sword, Juno, Omaha, Gold and Juno. You can remember the bravery and endeavour of those who took part in the landings at the moving Museum of War and Peace at Caen.

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inaugural visits ~ England’s stunning West Country coastline Framed by some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the historic port of Falmouth is our first port of call in the United Kingdom. Fortified by Henry VIII and the place where news of Nelson’s victory – and his death – at Trafalgar was landed, Falmouth is soaked in British history. From here you will drive through the Cornish countryside to a place that can lay claim to being one of the modern wonders of the world. The Eden Project was opened in April 2001 and is the world's largest global garden. The scene is breathtaking worlds in microcosm – a cultural melting pot of global plants, both wild and cultivated, housed in glass domes large enough to fully enclose the Tower of London in its 60-metre-deep crater. Aegean Odyssey then sails up the estuary of the River Dart to the idyllic town of Dartmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, this small fishing port is a quintessential English seaside town. With its Elizabethan streets, charming harbour and unspoilt beaches, this is truly a magical place.

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new adventures round britain & iceland no-fly cruiSeS featuring 30 new portS of call


Heading nortH in tHe Summer From the Lake District to literary Dublin: the best of Great Britain & Ireland This year, Aegean Odyssey will make its maiden voyage around the coast of the British Isles and Ireland. From the historic city of Liverpool, you will travel to the beautiful and dramatic Lake District. This magical area has long been a place of inspiration for artists and writers including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth. The landscape of craggy peaks, glittering lakes and lush valleys has made the Lake District the most popular National Park in Britain. A call at Douglas on the Isle of Man allows for a visit to Peel Castle, which has been proposed as a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon or as the location of the Grail Castle. Although most of its Viking past is long gone, Dublin is a city that has a great history stretching back to the 9th century. This is not a city, however, that wears its history heavily and it is equally well-known for its warm welcome and legendary pubs. Aegean Odyssey will also sail to Ireland’s dramatic west coast to visit the city of Cork and the stunning scenery of Bantry Bay and the Donegal Peninsula. Other “must-sees” visited on our British Isles cruises include the bucolic Channel Islands, the historic Roman city of Chester, and the tranquil Isles of Scilly off the Cornish coast.

Edinburgh and the castles and islands of Scotland Watched over by its imposing castle – the symbol of the city – Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries, and evidence suggests that humans have inhabited the city for millennia. Criss-crossed by cobbled streets and narrow lanes, Edinburgh is city that cries out to be explored. Another highlight of historic Scotland is its castles and our new cruises feature visits to some of the most striking. These include the late Queen Mother’s favourite residence – the Castle of Mey, the largest and most impressive fortifications in Scotland – Stirling Castle, and the home of the Dukes of Argyll – Inveraray Castle.

The Hebrides is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland and home to rugged landscapes, fishing villages and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. Here you will not only enjoy magnificent scenery including the Sound of Mull and fascinating wildlife but also taste the very best of Scotland’s malt whiskey at the famous distillery on the Isle of Islay. The remote Shetland and Orkney Islands are also featured on some cruises.

Iceland: land of volcanoes, glaciers, myths and legends It has been said that the problem with travelling in Iceland is that it is hard to take in what you are seeing because every five minutes you are confronted with another breathtaking, life-affirming natural spectacle. With its deep fjords, rainbowarched waterfalls, volcanic peaks, gushing geysers and creeping glaciers, Iceland puts on one of the most dramatic natural spectacles on the planet.

Our itinerary has been designed to ensure that you don’t miss any of the highlights this remarkable land has to offer. It takes you from the capital of Reykjavik and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park where the European and North American tectonic plates meet to the whale-filled bays of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and the geo-thermal baths at Myvatn. Here you will also be able to see some of the spectacular birdlife that makes its home on Iceland. As the ship heads back to Britain, she calls at the charming harbour of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands.

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ancient cultures ~

fascinating history

aegean odySSey HeadS SoutH for autumn SunSHine Having enjoyed the temperate climate of northern Europe during high summer, Aegean Odyssey then heads south calling at France, Portugal and Italy as she makes her way to the Aegean and Greece.

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Explore Venice, the Dalmatian fjords, Roman palaces and Adriatic islands The first doge (duke) of Venice was elected in 726AD and the Venetian republic existed for over a millennium until 1797. Often referred to as La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, the Venetians acquired an empire of trade and commercial interests. This wealth funded the marvellous city you see today. Unlike most cruises on larger vessels that offer a brief stop off in this wonderful place, our itineraries include an overnight stay so you have time to explore the city, shops, sites and restaurants of Venice.

Furthermore, your visit will be crowned by a real treat, an exclusive visit to St Mark’s Cathedral. As you make your way to or from Venice, one of the great advantages of small-ship cruising becomes apparent as the size of Aegean Odyssey means that you sail as close as possible to some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the world. Cruising in coastal waters allows you to appreciate the true magnificence of Kotor Bay. Cutting through the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro, this dramatically beautiful inlet stretches over 20 miles inland and is Europe’s southernmost fjord.

Along the Croatian coast Aegean Odyssey calls at two fascinating and architecturally pleasing ports, Dubrovnik and Split. The beauty of Dubrovnik moved the writer George Bernard Shaw to describe it as “Paradise on Earth” and indeed it’s hard


to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and charming people. Further up the Adriatic coast, the highlight of the visit to Split is without doubt touring the vast Palace of Diocletian. Completed in 305AD, the limestone and marble palace was built by the Emperor Diocletian for his retirement, and the complex comprised three temples, Diocletian’s massive mausoleum (now the Cathedral of St Dominus) and enough accommodation to house 9,000 people.

The wonders of Athens, Classical Greece and the Greek Islands The poet John Milton called Athens "the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence," and it was here in the 5th century BC that the genius and creativity of the ancient Greek world shone with unprecedented brilliance. This was the time of the great statesman Pericles who organised the construction of the Acropolis, of the dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes and, of course, of the philosopher Socrates. Through

visits to all the key sights and the sights of expert guides and lecturers, your visit to this truly remarkable place will bring to life this "Golden Age" of western civilisation. After the vibrancy of Athens, the tranquillity of the Greek Islands offers a wonderful contrast and, as you sail through the sparkling waters of the Aegean, you have time to meet your fellow passengers, get to know the ship and relax into life on board. As well as stunning natural beauty, the isles of Greece offer some of the most impressive sites from this region's fascinating history.

On Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and the paramount religious sanctuary of the ancient Greek world, you can walk along the Terrace of the Lions with its famous marble guardian lion statues and explore the classic Doric Temple of the Delians. By contrast, nearby Mykonos offers the more sybaritic experience of vibrant tavernas and bustling shops. A visit to Crete takes you back to the time of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations of antiquity, and the ornate palace at Knossos. Charming Patmos, the crusader stronghold of Rhodes and spectacular Santorini also feature. The ship then heads for the Greek mainland with calls at Kavala for Philippi, Thessalonica, and Volos for Meteora, before cruising westwards back to Sicily, Morocco, Spain and the Canary Islands to end the spring/summer/autumn seasons in Tenerife.

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voyages to antiquity ~

our philosophy WITH MANY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN SMALL-SHIP CRUISING, VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY HAS CREATED A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT COMBINES COMFORT AND SERVICE WITH METICULOUSLY PLANNED ITINERARIES TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING AND INTERESTING DESTINATIONS.

WITH OPEN-SEATING DINING, COCKTAIL PARTIES AND LARGE PUBLIC SPACES, THE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY IS BOTH RELAXED AND CONVIVIAL. COMBINE THIS WITH OUR DEDICATION TO OFFERING OUR GUESTS OUTSTANDING VALUE AND IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND THE RESULT IS ONE WE KNOW YOU WILL APPRECIATE.

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THE BENEFITS OF SMALL-SHIP CRUISING

A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD

In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of the Mediterranean, we have a ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbours, sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views, and even cruise upriver to reach some amazing cities.

Evenings on board There will be a string trio, pianist, casual dancing before and after dinner, and occasional visiting local entertainment. No casino or disco. The officers’ introductory cocktail party is casual without the usual formalities, and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with your fellow passengers and meet the officers.

As we carry an average of 350 passengers, our ship is ideal for those who dislike travelling around with hordes of people. This boutique-style cruising tends to be more expensive to operate than larger ships, but if you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets and rivers, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship.

Dress code Suggestions for what to wear during nights and evenings aboard are found in the Essential Travel Information booklet we send you with your travel documents. Resort casual is the general recommendation, however, there may be occasions where a jacket for men and cocktail attire for ladies is appropriate. Wine is included with dinner on board As we are in the Mediterranean, we do not think it is appropriate to serve dinner without wine. Wines are from Italy, France, Spain or Greece and are included. Other vintages are available at reasonable prices. A good night’s sleep We place particular importance on the standard of bedding in cabins irrespective of category. Fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected and your cabin steward is always ready to make changes if you desire.

OUTSTANDING ITINERARIES Language on board The ship’s language is English and you can expect fellow passengers to be mainly from the UK, US, Canada and Australia with a sprinkling of enthusiasts from Europe. Technology We ask that mobile phones and laptops be used discreetly in the interest of fellow passengers. The internet room is always open for those who cannot resist contact with the outside world. Children Our cruises are destination focused and not designed for children under the age of 12. Tipping Always a difficult subject. We have decided to include all tips to cabin stewards and restaurant staff. You may wish to show your appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service (totally optional).

All voyages have been meticulously planned by the Voyages to Antiquity staff in conjunction with noted historians. Plus, with frequent evening and overnight stays in port, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an after-dinner stroll ashore. This year we are delighted to include many new and exciting destinations. As well as returning to the delightful ports on England’s west coast, we have expanded our sailings to Great Britain and Ireland. New ports of call include: Dublin; Cork; Isle of Man; the Hebrides and Faroe Islands; and Liverpool for a trip to the stunning scenery of the Lake District or Chester. Central to our high summer sailings in 2017, is the fascinating and beautiful island of Iceland. With its creeping glaciers, bubbling geysers and active volcanoes, this is a place that genuinely warrants the description of “unique”. Aegean Odyssey will circumnavigate Iceland to ensure you miss nothing of this remarkable land. Included pre- & post-cruise land stays Many departures also have pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays in Rome, Athens, Lisbon, Edinburgh and Seville, providing guests with a wonderful chance to relax before their cruise or the perfect opportunity to explore one of these remarkable cities at the end of their journey.

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SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE Shore excursions are included in virtually every port of call – in the few cases where they are not, it’s because we feel that your time ashore is best spent exploring on your own. As well as giving you a choice of included excursions in certain places, additional visits will be offered at a supplementary cost. This is an important part of Voyages to Antiquity's philosophy as it ensures that our guests always see the most important sites and are escorted by the very best guides. In Athens, for example, you will not miss the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and when in Rome your tour will always include the Colosseum and the St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Nauplia

is the gateway to the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus, while Sicily and Italy offer a wealth of sightseeing possibilities and, depending on your itinerary, you’ll visit the remarkable cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain and Mont Saint-Michel on the coast of Normandy, while Edinburgh Castle tops the list in the Scottish capital. Our sightseeing programmes are outstanding, but can be strenuous; a reasonable level of fitness is, therefore, required. Our shore excursion brochure and on-board Daily Journal will indicate the level of fitness required on any given day. Individual QuietVox headsets On all shore excursions, the expert guides will share their knowledge with the group using QuietVox. Through your individual headset, these devices allow you to hear the tour leader clearly even at the busiest sites. Voyages to Antiquity was one of the first cruise lines to operate this service. We trust this means that you won’t miss a thing and your visits to these wonderful places will be as memorable and exciting as possible.

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QUALITY HOTELS ASHORE

CELEBRATED GUEST SPEAKERS ON BOARD

Voyages to Antiquity places great emphasis on the quality of accommodation ashore. We have selected some of the best 4- and 5-star hotels for your included land stays.

The guest speakers who accompany you on the cruise are all first class. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas and their ability to bring to life the history of the remarkable civilisations and cultures of the regions we visit. Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be our team of young and keen classical history graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the guides on sightseeing trips.

In Rome, the Excelsior opens onto one of Rome’s prestigious streets, the Via Veneto, and the Altis Avenida in Lisbon is located on Restauradoras Square in the heart of the city. In Athens, the Grande Bretagne is a grand hotel in the finest tradition with views of the floodlit Acropolis from the roof garden. The same view can be seen from the King George, one of Athens’ most prestigious hotels located in the heart of the city. In Marrakesh, the Sofitel Palais Imperial is a haven of 5-star luxury set in lush, fountained gardens full of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool. For a full description of the hotels we use, please see pages 74, 75.

Listed here are just a few of the expert guest speakers you may encounter on your Voyage to Antiquity. SANDY PRIMROSE Sandy Primrose is a biologist by training and has degrees from the University of Strathclyde and the University of California. He has written a number of popular scientific textbooks but is particularly proud of his recent publication entitled Plants, Poisons and Personalities. Sandy’s passion is gardening and he has shown many groups round his garden telling the stories behind the plants that he grows. His stories and experiences in industry, form the basis of his entertaining cruise lectures. PETER MAWBY As an ornithologist and research ecologist, Peter has travelled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. In recent years Peter has enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers on a range of cruises vising places as far flung as Polynesia, the Amazon, Central America, New England, the Atlantic Islands, Iceland and Mediterranean. When not lecturing Peter welcomes the opportunity to enhance passengers’ experiences of the wildlife around them. SIMON CHAPLIN Simon is Director of Culture & Society at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. Simon has extensive experience in lecturing to a wide range of audiences. Many of his talks explore the history of medicine and health and its relevance to our lives today, and he is particularly skilled at bringing medical topics to life for non-medical audiences.


ERNEST REA Ernie is a celebrated broadcaster who specialises on the history of religions. His radio programme, Beyond Belief on BBC Radio 4, was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the best Speech Programme. From 1989 -2001 he was Head of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC and spent time in the United States brokering television deals. BRIAN WILLIAMS Brian is the Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Aberdeen and currently holds adjunct professorial positions in the Universities of Manchester and Bristol in the UK, and Dublin in Ireland. He has made TV appearances and presented Radio 4 programmes for the BBC. Brian gained his Ph.D. in sedimentary geology from the University of Wales in 2004. He has lectured on Voyages to Antiquity cruises since 2011. JOHNATHAN PHILLIPS Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of numerous books on the crusades, most recently Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades which was selected as a ‘History Book of 2009’ by The Sunday Telegraph. He is currently filming a major 6-part series 'The Road from Christ to Constantine' which he will present. VICTOR STOCK Victor Stock is a retired Anglican priest, who was the Dean of Guildford in the Church of England. Apart from his being an Associate of King's College, he is also a member of the Order of Australia (OAM), Doctor of the University of Surrey, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is a fascinating and highly entertaining raconteur and his reflections embrace social, political and humanitarian issues of global importance. His diary from 20 years has turned into the entertaining book 'Taking Stock: Confessions of a City Priest'. PETER CATTERMOLE Peter Cattermole graduated in geology at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was a Principal Investigator with NASA’s Planetary Geology and Physics Program. Since retiring from academia he has given many lectures and, having had a lifelong interest in astronomy, has organised and led

numerous trips to witness total eclipses of the Sun. He continues to have a close interest in the volcanoes of Sicily and enjoys explaining modern geological ideas on cruise ships. MARTIN BIDDLE Martin Biddle was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he is an Honorary Fellow. Now Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Hertford College, Oxford, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1984. His principal interests are the archaeology and history of towns, and of the early church. His books include The Future of London’s Past, The Tomb of Christ, Nonsuch Palace, and King Arthur’s Round Table. DUNCAN MACMILLAN Duncan Macmillan is an art historian and art critic. He has written a number of books and a great many exhibition catalogues and has won several prizes for his writing. Interviewing the great Surrealist, Joan Miro, was, he feels, one of the most inspiring moments in his career, but he has also worked with and written about many other leading figures of our time in Britain, Europe and America. MAGGIE MCNIE Maggie trained as an actress at Rada, and was taught to sing by the great English tenor, Heddle Nash. She got into wine entirely by accident, working originally for International Distillers & Vintners at Harlow as a PA and then becoming Manager in charge of product training. Following this, she became wine buyer for British Rail and the Malmaison Wine Club. She passed the Master of Wine Examination in 1986, and since then has worked privately as an educator, wine writer, lecturer and consultant. ROBIN CORMACK Robin is an art historian who works on Mediterranean art, particularly from Antiquity and Byzantium, but also from the Renaissance. He teaches in the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge, and at the Universities of California at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Robin has published books on Byzantine Art, and co-curated the Royal Academy exhibition, Byzantium 330-1453.

GILLIAN SHEPHERD Until her recent return to Australia to take up her position at La Trobe University, Gillian was Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. Gillian is currently Director of The Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe, and her research interests are the ancient Greek colonisation of Sicily and Italy, archaeology and art of Greece and Magna Graecia, and burial customs, the subject of a book she's currently completing. PETER MEDHURST Peter Medhurst’s work as singer, pianist and lecturer-recitalist has taken him all over the world, and in the last few years he has toured New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and made frequent tours in Europe, giving performances in Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris and Spain. Closer to home, he has presented events at the Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, and the Royal Festival Hall on Beethoven String Quartets, and 18th Century Venetian Art and Music. STEPHEN CARR-SMITH Stephen Carr-Smith spent 33 years in the Army. During 1962-1982, he served 10 years in Germany at the height of the Cold War. From 19881995 he was serving in NATO, most of which was spent helping develop the “New NATO” after the demise of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR. His last appointment was as the Deputy Director General of the NATO Communications Agency in Brussels. Since 2007, he has been a speaker with a variety of cruise lines. PAUL ROBERTS Dr Paul Roberts is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum. He was previously Senior Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, Libya and Italy. At the Ashmolean he is working on a new exhibition, Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Sicily and the Sea – the history of Sicily through shipwreck finds, to open in June 2016.

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RIVER CRUISING AND OVERLAND TOURS

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EVENTS

Because of its size, Aegean Odyssey has the ability to navigate the islands and smaller ports of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Aegean Seas. She also has the ability to sail inland to take you to the heart of Europe’s great cities.

An exclusive evening in Venice For cruises visiting Venice we have arranged an exclusive, private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica with special lighting illuminating the spectacular mosaics.

When we visit the Andalusian city of Seville, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of the city. In the South of France, we cruise close to the Cote d’Azur and dock in the glamorous resort of Nice or sophisticated Monte Carlo. In the Adriatic, we sail close to the coast of the beautiful Kornati Islands and tie up at the small harbour of Korcula. In the Ionian, we call at Corfu, and in the Aegean, we cruise the fabulous Greek Islands. In western France you’ll sail into the Gironde and the Loire Rivers to visit spectacular chateaux and taste some of the local wines, and in England we take you into the River Dart to explore the beautiful west country of Devon and Cornwall. Also in the British Isles you will cruise the rocky and dramatic shores of the Hebrides, the Sound of Mull and Tobermory. Not only are these coastlines beautiful, they are also a haven for seabirds. Off the coast of Ireland, you will sail past the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.

Cruise into the heart of Seville

A taste of Morocco During the visit to Fez you will enjoy a typical Moroccan lunch in a private palace originally built as a home to a Moroccan grand vizier. Sicily's palatial splendour In Palermo, there will be an opportunity for a private visit to Palazzo Gangi, the magnificent Baroque palace famous for the banqueting scene in Visconti’s film of Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic novel, The Leopard. You will need to register interest as group sizes are limited. A donation of $55 per person towards restoration is required. Seville – river cruising and home of flamenco Aegean Odyssey can navigate the Guadalquivir River, passing through the marshy lowlands known as ‘Las Marismas,’ and berth in the heart of Seville, capital of Andalusia and home to the Spanish flamenco dance. To fully appreciate the atmosphere of this wonderful city we have included a lively flamenco performance one evening on board ship.

Visit Palazzo Gangi, Palermo

Chateaux, vineyards and tastings In Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Jerez and Oporto you’ll be able to try the vintages and tour the vineyards.

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OUTSTANDING VOYAGES ~

exceptional value Overland hotel stays in Morocco included

Voyages to Antiquity prides itself on the detail and planning of these cruise holidays. Our aim is not only to offer an insight into the history of the regions you will visit, but to blend this with the incredible wealth of culture and scenic beauty. With all the benefits of small-ship cruising, and

all the inclusions featured, Voyages to Antiquity provides a unique and personal cruise holiday experience – very different from cruising on the megaliners of today! Plus, with special Early Booking Savings, you will also experience extraordinary value.

ALL VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY INCLUDE

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Enjoy exclusive sightseeing in Venice

EXPERTLY PLANNED ITINERARIES

INCLUDED ECONOMY SCHEDULED FLIGHTS to and from your cruise

OPEN-SEATING DINING so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine

COMPLIMENTARY WINE, beer or soft drinks, if preferred, with your evening meal on board ship

MORE TIME TO ENJOY ASHORE with no rush to get back on board as we plan late departures from many ports

FREE REGIONAL CONNECTIONS from selected UK airports^

FREE FLIGHT UPGRADE TO BUSINESS CLASS for Balcony Class passengers (Categories A to D)**

INCLUDED PRE- & POST-CRUISE HOTEL STAYS in Athens, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Seville and Rome

INCLUDED GRATUITIES to your cabin steward and restaurant staff

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call and choice of excursions in many ports

ONE LANGUAGE, English, is used on board

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EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS on each cruise

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ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of two restaurants

PORT TAXES TRANSFERS AND BAGGAGE HANDLING between overseas airports, hotels and the ship

BOOK NOW FOR OUTSTANDING SAVINGS

SAVE UP TO £2,200† PER CABIN plus Low Single Cabin Fares †Savings are based on double occupancy, vary depending on cruise and cabin category selected, are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Saver Fares are subject to change after 31 July 2016 and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single fares are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ and MM. Look for the individual offers on the following itinerary pages and make sure you reserve your cabin early to secure a great value cruise-holiday. ^Subject to availability and suitable connection times. **Subject to availability.

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aegean odyssey

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in a class of her own AEGEAN ODYSSEY COMBINES THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE WITH ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES OF A FIRST-CLASS SHIP. CLASSICALLY ELEGANT, BUT FAR FROM STUFFY OR FORMAL, AEGEAN ODYSSEY ALSO PROVIDES WONDERFUL SERVICE AND AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE. OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THE SHIP’S SIZE ARE THAT SHE IS ABLE TO VISIT PORTS THAT ARE TOO SMALL FOR LARGER VESSELS, NAVIGATE CLOSE TO SCENIC SCOTTISH ISLANDS, AND CRUISE ALONG THE SPECTACULAR COASTLINES OF

GREECE,

DALMATIA AND THE FRENCH RIVIERA – EVEN UPRIVER INTO THE HEART OF SEVILLE AND BORDEAUX.

SHIP’S AMENITIES • 2 RESTAURANTS PLUS OUTDOOR TERRACE DINING • 3 LOUNGES • 4 BARS • LECTURE THEATRE • LIBRARY • SHOP • INTERNET CENTRE • OUTDOOR POOL • ATHENA HEALTH SPA AND GYM • BEAUTY SALON • MEDICAL CENTRE • TELEPHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL VIA SATELLITE • TV, HAIR DRYER AND PERSONAL SAFE IN EVERY CABIN

“The ship was absolutely marvellous,

the crew outstanding, accommodation, food, service, entertainment all first class, and interesting Guest Speakers made it a wonderful cruise. B.W. - Australia

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Experience the best of

small-ship cruising

On board Aegean Odyssey you will experience the finest traditions of cruising. She is a mid-size vessel carrying around 350 guests and features wide, teak decks and spacious public rooms. With openseating dining, inside or al fresco, several bars and lounges to relax, and the immaculate service of a friendly and attentive crew, you can be sure of a superior cruise experience. Cruise in comfort – relax in style You’ll discover an intimate and relaxed atmosphere throughout the ship. By day the spacious decks provide the perfect place to unwind as you sail to the scenic

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harbours of Scotland and Iceland, and the ancient sites of the Mediterranean. Public rooms offer an understated elegance. The Ambassador Lounge is where our speakers inform and our musicians entertain, whilst the Charleston Lounge is the perfect place to meet friends – old and new – with light music and, perhaps, a little dancing. The top deck is a wonderful spot to watch the waves go by during the day, or enjoy a nightcap looking at the stars in the evening. The well-stocked library is beautifully appointed with wood panelling, and is

regularly updated by Oxford-based booksellers Blackwells. There is an extensive range of volumes covering the history, art, culture and philosophy of the countries you will visit. In addition, there is an extensive collection of reference books, modern and classic fiction, and general interest volumes. Newspapers are delivered daily via satellite and are available in the library. You will also find a selection of board games from Monopoly to chess. For those passengers who want to keep in touch with friends, check their emails or find out what is happening in the world,


there is an internet centre. For those in need of a little shopping, there is also a well-stocked boutique. A welcome difference One of the things that sets us apart from the rest is that we plan our cruise itineraries to maximise your time in port with many late evening sailings and overnight stays. This will give you the opportunity to plan an evening on board and ashore – perhaps dinner in a harbourside taverna in one of the Mediterranean’s delightful resorts, a glass of Guinness in a lively Dublin pub, or just an after-dinner stroll for a nightcap as you watch the world go by.

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refreshing the body as well as the mind

first class comforts

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Days at sea: relax or revive

Renowned lecture programme

During days at sea you may simply wish to enjoy the sun on the Lido Deck or cool off in the outdoor pool. Perhaps borrow a book from the library and read in one of the cool lounges. Alternatively, you could start the day with an early morning yoga session or plan a visit to the Athena Health Spa and Gym. Here you will find the latest gym equipment for a serious workout, a sauna, and a good selection of therapies and treatments to refresh and renew you during your cruise. More pampering can be found in the hairdressers and beauty centre.

If you want to attend to the mind not the body, there will be a programme of lectures – held in the Ambassador Lounge – designed to not only inform and entertain but also to bring to life the wonderful sites you will visit. There will normally be a number of guest speakers on your cruise, each with a different area

of expertise. Prior to arrival in each port of call, there will be a port briefing to inform you of the sites, culture and history of your next destination. Nights to remember Start your evening with a cocktail in the Lido Bar as you watch the sun go down and meet old and new-found friends. Or enjoy an aperitif in the Charleston Lounge while being entertained by our resident trio. As well as being one of the world’s most historically interesting and naturally beautiful destinations, the Mediterranean is also home to a range of unsurpassed culinary traditions.


This gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious and healthy style is the inspiration for the restaurants on Aegean Odyssey. Your cabin comforts Your on-board comfort is one of our prime concerns. Our wide category of cabins feature flat-screen television, a personal safe and hairdryer – and all offer plush bedding for your comfort. Most outside cabins have windows rather than portholes and our balcony cabins offer additional comforts and conveniences, see panel for extra Balcony Class benefits.

BalconyCLASS As well as adding a new dimension of luxury to our cabins and staterooms, we have created a special level of accommodation entitled “Balcony Class.” In addition to the standard cabin features mentioned, guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy: • STATEROOM OR SUITE WITH BALCONY • FREE FLIGHT UPGRADE TO BUSINESS CLASS* • A WELCOME BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE & PETIT FOURS • REFRIGERATOR STOCKED WITH SOFT DRINKS • COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLED WATER • ROBE AND SLIPPERS • MOLTON BROWN BATHROOM AMENITIES • PRIORITY SIGHTSEEING BOARDING * Subject to availability

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impeccable service ~

wonderful food

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The Marco Polo Restaurant (Lunch and Dinner)

The Terrace Café & Grill (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

The most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has a casual country-club ambiance and Mediterranean-influenced food. At lunchtime, you can choose from a variety of starters and three dishes of the day including grilled fish and a pasta special, plus a choice of desserts, fruit and cheese. In the evening, dinner will include appetisers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses and desserts. In addition to complimentary wine, there is a full list of fine wines and champagnes to accompany your dinner.

With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a trattoria. There is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, and Italian antipasti. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice cream. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast where you can enjoy a healthy combination of yogurt, fruit and muesli, or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette.


Marco Polo restaurant Appetisers SHRIMP ROYALE Tiger prawns marinated in pink Champagne sauce on radicchio and endive

ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO Served with porcini mushrooms, arugula lettuce and fresh parmesan flakes

SEA SCALLOPS AND CHERRY TOMATO BROCHETTE Served on gorgonzola-flavoured spinach with light tarragon foam

Soup & Salad WEST INDIAN PUMPKIN & GINGER SOUP INSALATA DI TAORMINA Mediterranean-style salad with lobster, salmon, shrimps, green beans, endive, shallots and roasted pine seeds

Main Courses CASARECCE ALLA SORRENTINA Fresh sautéed pasta with tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella

GRILLED FRESH SEA BREAM FILLET Served with Mediterranean herbs, almond broccoli, green asparagus, butter-sautéed Parisienne potatoes and sauvignon sauce

GLAZED BARBARIE DUCK SUPREME In Grand Marnier sauce served with red cabbage and almond potato

Tapas on the Terrace In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouthwatering appetisers – try our calamari and empanadas, or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of included wines served with dinner; these will be served at your table by our helpful waiting staff. Afternoon Tea There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. You’ll find

a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas or coffee. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Outer Hebrides or Mediterranean: the perfect combination. Late Night Snacks For those passengers enjoying a late night discussing the excitement of the day’s sightseeing, a selection of light snacks freshly prepared by our chefs will be available in the Charleston Lounge.

LIGHT MEDIUM FRENCH LAMB RACK In thyme-ciabatta crust with vegetable ragout and lemon potato

from the vegetarian kitchen

GRILLED EGGPLANT AND BELL PEPPER MASALA Braised in yogurt with Indian spices, served with coconut-pistachio basmati rice

ASPARAGUS AND ZUCCHINI TARTER Served with wild rice and sun-dried tomato coulees

Desserts WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ CAKE Served with raspberry sorbet APRICOT – MANGO TART with mocha sauce ICE COUP “BELLINI” with peach and vanilla ice cream CHEESE TROLLEY with a selection of International cheeses SLICED FRESH FRUITS SELECTION OF ICE CREAM & SORBETS

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After all is said and done, what passengers love most about Aegean Odyssey is the warm and intimate atmosphere. Ships, like people, have personalities. Some are proper and formal. Others offer the anonymity of a large hotel. On board Aegean Odyssey you are greeted as a returning family member even if it’s your first time on board.

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it’s our people

that make all the differece Home away from home

At your service

You’ll find smiles and welcomes from everyone from the Captain to your cabin steward. And unlike a vast megaliner, it is easy to socialise and meet fellow passengers whose passions and interests are similar to your own.

Ask any world traveller where they receive the best service and they will undoubtedly answer the Far East. Of all the nationalities in that part of the world, it is the Filipinos who carry the highest reputation for attention to detail. Fluent in English and always serving with a smile, our Filipino crew will win your hearts.

Your cabin steward will refresh your stateroom before you even realise you need it. Your waiter will remember whether you take tea or coffee, and the barman whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred. They, and the rest of our officers and crew, are dedicated to making your holiday a delightful experience.


Just a few comments from previous guests “ Thank you, yet again, for the wonderful

It is this personal approach that our guests remember and value most highly. But don’t just take our word for it, here is what recent travellers aboard Aegean Odyssey had to say.

speaking to fellow passengers who were often well experienced in cruising, they too were pleasantly surprised at the high standards attained throughout. My only complaint is that you have of course spoiled me for any cruise other than with your Company, and I look forward to joining you again.” G.G.B MBE - UK

Aegean Odyssey and Voyages to Antiquity. We were on the Athens to Istanbul cruise and visited incredible sites. This was right up my husband’s alley but, l am now certain that, if l want to see something ancient again, l will look in the mirror! This particular cruise was jam-packed with excursions and it offered a huge number of very serious “must-sees”. Aegean Odyssey was, as always, special and we were so proud to be a part of it! By now we know quite a few of the crew and passengers whom we have met on previous cruises. It was a real “coming home” experience.” J.O. South Africa

“ The cruises are itinerary driven with a

“ I have recently returned from The Isles of Greece cruise and feel disposed to write and congratulate all concerned in providing me with a truly memorable experience. I was a single passenger on my first ever cruise, and can honestly say that I could not find even the smallest fault with the whole experience.

“ WOW! Wonderful in every way! I came by myself, but never felt alone. The ship was very comfortable and easy to get around. The shore excursions far exceeded my expectations! I look forward to another adventure on this intimate ship.” R.S. - USA

The ship, its facilities, the food on board, all the crew and the excursions were better than I dared to expect, and

strong emphasis on shore excursions (which are included in the package price!) that stress cultural history at ports of call. And while I remember – no bingo, no casino, no photographer, no chorus line and no Baked Alaska! Need I say more?” M.R. - Canada

“I

would highly recommend the experience, you really should try and go. The ship is very comfortable, the food was excellent and the service was

excellent as well. We are having a reunion with the group next Saturday and I am going to propose that we consider another trip together.” V.D. - Canada As a classicist, I was looking for some “fun too and this cruise has certainly delivered. Big ships aren’t for me and the size of this ship means you can get to know people very quickly. It’s hard to think of anything on this cruise which hasn’t been a highlight for me. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. The scenery has been stunning and the places – without doubt I would recommend it.” M.M. - UK

“ You don’t need to be a history buff –

anyone with an interest in culture will enjoy this cruise. In a way it inspires you to learn more and delve deeper into the places we have visited. The ship is such a nice size – not too big and very informal – and it’s a delightful atmosphere.” P.M. - UK

“ It was awesome!!!!! I am very happy

with the way the cruise panned out – well organised, great food and wine. Great sights to visit.” A.P. - Australia

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VTA UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE VOYAGES

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Pre- and/or post-cruise hotels included in some of Europe’s great cities


SPRINGTIME SAILINGS IN THE

MEDITERRANEAN, MADEIRA & CANARIES

RIVIERA RESORTS, MEDIEVAL CASTLES, EXOTIC CITIES AND INLAND SAVE UP TO RIVER CRUISING

£900

PER CABIN

WARM SUNSHINE, LANDSCAPES PEPPERED WITH WILD FLOWERS AND SPARKLING SEAS MAKE SPRING THE PERFECT TIME TO CRUISE THESE SHORES. FROM

ENJOY WONDERFUL ITINERARIES THAT TAKE YOU

FUNCHAL IN MADEIRA AND THE COAST OF MOROCCO TO

THE STUNNING ISLANDS OF

CORSICA AND SARDINIA AND THE

GLAMOROUS

FOUR SPRINGTIME JOURNEYS

COTE D’AZUR.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL, PLUS EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

MAY 3 FUNCHAL TO SEVILLE p30-31 Enjoy two days in springtime Madeira to start this fascinating voyage of the Canaries, Morocco and Seville MAY 11 SEVILLE TO ROME p32-33 Sail across the breadth of the Mediterranean on a 19-day voyage with 11 ports of call and 13 included excursions MAY 25 ROME TO NICE p34-35 A delightful 13-day voyage along the French Riviera to Italy’s Renaissance cities and the islands of Corsica, Elba and Sardinia JUNE 6 NICE TO SEVILLE p36-37 A two-week coastal sailing from the Cote d’Azur to Spain’s historic cities – Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Cadiz and Seville

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SPAIN Seville Cordoba

MADEIRA, MOROCCO & SEVILLE

Madeira’s magnificent flora begins this springtime voyage to the Canary Islands, Morocco’s great cities and the charms of Moorish Seville and Cordoba

and charming gardens is the ideal place to start this spring cruise. It also coincides with the Madeira Flower Festival. You then cruise to La Palma and Lanzarote to enjoy the dramatic landscapes and warm sunshine of the Canary Islands. A visit to Morocco follows and includes historic, walled Taroundant, the capital city of Rabat, legendary Casablanca, and the famous sites and souks of exotic Marrakesh. From Casablanca, you head for the coast of Spain and a cruise up the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of Seville. A three-night stay in this charming Andalusian city gives you plenty of time to not only visit its wonderful sites including the fifteenth-century cathedral, but also travel to the ancient Roman city of Cordoba where you will see all this great city has to offer including the famous Great Mosque. This cruise is accompanied by Sandy Primrose, the biologist and gardening expert.

Botanical Gardens, Madeira

Rabat

Casablanca

The island of Madeira with its serene beauty

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Atlantic Ocean

MAY 3, 2017 FUNCHAL TO SEVILLE Funchal

Madeira

Morocco

Marrakesh Agadir

Taroudant

La Palma Lanzarote Canary Islands

13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,445pp 2017

PORT

MAY 3

Fly to FUNCHAL Madeira Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight

MAY 4

FUNCHAL Madeira

overnight

MAY 5

FUNCHAL Madeira

MAY 6

LA PALMA Canary Islands

8.00am

1.00pm 2.00pm

noon

MAY 7

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

8.00am

MAY 8

AGADIR/TAROUDANT/ MARRAKESH Morocco Morning drive to Taroudant. Afternoon drive to Marrakesh

8.00am

MAY 9

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh. Afternoon drive to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

overnight

MAY 10

CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

7.00pm

MAY 11

At Sea

MAY 12

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 14

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

MAY 15

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 75 for details.

overnight hotel

3.00pm

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MADEIRA & THE CANARIES After joining Aegean Odyssey in Funchal, you’ve two nights on board to settle in and get to know this delightful place including the dramatic scenery of the island’s interior, the picturesque fishing village of Camara de Lobos, Madeira’s breathtaking coastline at Cabo Girao, and the famous Botanical Gardens. There is also plenty of free time to sip a cocktail at Reid’s Hotel, ride the cable car, or taste Madeira’s famous wine. Sailing into the harbour of Santa Cruz on the island of La Palma, you are greeted by the island’s stunning volcanic landscape. Here you can either explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. On Lanzarote, you will discover a little known aspect of the Canary Islands as you travel to the stunning Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains of Lanzarote. The unique landscape and amazing geological features have made this one of the most important national parks in Spain. Lanzarote may be best known for its beaches but there is a lot more to the island. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of Los Hervideros, where the lava from the eruption flowed down to the sea and, as it cooled, created some strange shapes. THE BEST OF MOROCCO Arrive at the southern Moroccan port of Agadir and drive through the fertile Souss Valley to the old Imperial City of Taroudant. Explore the medina with its ancient souks, before an afternoon drive through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh. Your visit here includes the labyrinthine Old Quarter and the Marjorelle Gardens. Continue on to Casablanca from where you can visit Rabat. Meaning “fortified

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place”, Rabat is Morocco’s capital, and highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudaias, the Royal Palace, and the old town founded by the Carthaginians, conquered by the Romans and later settled by the Arabs. SEVILLE & CORDOBA Cruise up the Guadalquivir River to the beautiful and romantic city of Seville. Admire the exterior of the spectacular fifteenth-century Cathedral of Seville which is the third largest in Europe and one of the last built in the Gothic style. It stands on the site of the great 12thcentury Almohad mosque, with the mosque’s minaret (the Giralda) still towering beside it. It has been said that if heaven does exist then it probably looks like Seville’s Royal Palace Alcazar. A building existed on this site as early as 913 but the main construction was carried out in the early fourteenth century with the sublime Mudejar Palacio de Don Pedro being completed in 1366. In its history, Cordoba has been both a capital of a Roman province and capital of the Arab state of Al-Andalus. A great cultural reference point in Europe, this ancient city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains a mixture of wonderful buildings, monuments and artefacts. You will visit the most famous and inspiring monuments of the city, including the Roman Bridge and the famous Great Mosque, a building that was considered a wonder of the medieval world by both Muslims and Christians.

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£2,445

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2,645

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2,800

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3,295

3,095

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3,475

3,275

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3,650

3,450

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Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

3,850

3,600

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3,995

3,745

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4,595

4,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,795

4,495

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,250

4,950

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,650

5,350

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £2,645 - JJ £3,295 - II £3,495 HH £3,695 - GG £3,895 - EE £4,400 - CC £4,950

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Extended stay in Funchal, Madeira Overland tour in Morocco with hotel stay in Marrakesh

Extended stay in Seville

Inland river cruising through Andalusian countryside to Seville Two-night hotel stay in Seville Visit the Great Mosque in Cordoba

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HISTORIC SPAIN, SICILY & ITALY

MAY 11, 2017 SEVILLE TO ROME

italy Rome Pompeii Sorrento

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Cordoba

Moorish cities, monumental Sicily, the mysteries of Pompeii, and the grandeur of Rome – all in one magnificent journey

Seville Granada Jerez Cartagena Cadiz Malaga

Strait of Gibraltar

Leave Seville and cruise down the Guadalquivir River on your way to the great Moorish sites of southern Spain. Then head to the magnificent Grand Harbour of Valletta before continuing on to the island of Sicily. Here your visit will include the Greek theatre at Taormina, the palaces of Palermo, the cathedral at Monreale and the elegant Greek temples at Segesta. Sail back to the Italian mainland and the picturesque port of Sorrento on the beautiful Amalfi coast. From here visit the ruins of tragic Pompeii and then on to that greatest of classical cities, Rome. A two-night hotel stay here will give you plenty of time to explore the Eternal City. On this cruise you will be accompanied by Dr Paul Roberts, a NADFAS lecturer who is also Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

TOUR NADFAS

Palermo Trapani sicily Taormina Syracuse Valletta malta

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £3,295pp 2017

PORT

MAY 11

Fly to SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 12

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

MAY 14

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River CADIZ Spain

overnight

MAY 15

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

MAY 16

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

6.00pm

MAY 17

CARTAGENA Spain

8.00am

1.00pm

Golden mosaics, Monreale Cathedral

DEPART

2.00pm

MAY 18

At Sea

MAY 19

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

1.00pm

7.00pm

MAY 20

VALLETTA Malta

9.00am

8.00pm

MAY 21

SYRACUSE Sicily

8.00am

6.00pm

MAY 22

TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm

7.00pm

MAY 23

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

8.00am

overnight

MAY 24

PALERMO Sicily

MAY 25

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 26

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 27

CIVITAVECCHIA/ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Rome

MAY 28

ROME Italy

MAY 29

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

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ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA Lying on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your three-night stay, you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. Also included is a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Roman Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Aegean Odyssey then sails down the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Cadiz from where you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. MOORISH PALACES AND ROMAN CITIES IN SPAIN From the port of Malaga, you head inland to Granada. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendour of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. Cartagena is home to the moving ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja and a spectacular Roman amphitheatre. SICILY & MALTA Sicily is a celebration of the greatest achievements of Western civilisation. From the port of Trapani, you’ll visit the elegant Greek temples at Segesta, then sail to the nearby island of Malta and enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta. Founded by the Knights of St John in 1566, your tour includes the Baroque St

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John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. Return to Syracuse in Sicily where your tour will include the magnificent Greek theatre and the excellent archaeological museum. Taormina and the Greek theatre in the shadow of Etna is next, followed by the island’s capital, Palermo, where you will see the Norman Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel, the perfect illustration of that miraculous Norman combination of Latin, Byzantine and Arab culture, as well as the dazzling mosaics covering over 11⁄2 acres of wall space of Monreale Cathedral. MYSTERIES OF POMPEII & THE GRANDEUR OF ROME From cliff-top Sorrento you will drive to the magnificent remains of Pompeii. The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such an insight into the lives of the ancients. Alternatively, you can visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. Disembark for a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the Eternal City. Your morning tour starts at the Colosseum, which was constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian as a means of gaining the love of the people by building a venue for gladiatorial games. Finally, to the Basilica of St Peter’s in Vatican City.

FULL FARE

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£3,495

£3,295

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3,695

3,495

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3,950

3,750

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4,195

3,945

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4,450

4,200

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4,695

4,395

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Premium Outside

4,975

4,675

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Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,295

4,945

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,495

5,145

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,195

5,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,495

6,095

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7,195

6,745

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,795

7,345

Colosseum, Rome

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,795 - JJ £4,545 - II £4,845 HH £5,095 - GG £5,395 - EE £5,945 - CC £7,095

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Explore the ruins of Pompeii

Two nights hotel in Seville A taste of sherry in Jerez Visit the Alhambra Palace Sicily’s monumental sites Explore the ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum Two nights hotel in Rome

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THE RENAISSANCE & RIVIERAS

france Monte Carlo Avignon

MAY 25, 2017 ROME TO NICE

Nice Cannes Marseilles

Rome, you board Aegean Odyseey to cruise the stunning islands of Sardinia and Corsica. An overnight stay in Olbia will give you a chance to experience this charming and historic Sardinian port. Then call at Elba, Napoleon’s first place of exile, and continue on to Florence and Pisa. Here you will tour the great Renaissance treasures of these two cities including the famous Tower and the Uffizi gallery. After this relax as the ship sails along the scenic Italian and French Rivieras. From the bustling port of Marseilles, you will head to the medieval city of Avignon with its famous bridge and magnificent Papal Palace. Finally, enjoy a call at glamorous Cannes and a visit to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco.

Florence

Livorno

Elba corsica Bonifacio Olbia

A springtime voyage combining a two-night hotel stay in Rome, visits to the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Elba, Renaissance Florence and the French Riviera

After your hotel stay in the magnificent city of

Pisa

Italy Rome

sardinia

Mediterranean Sea

13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,445pp 2017

PORT

MAY 25

Fly to ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight hotel

MAY 26

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

9.00pm

MAY 28

OLBIA Costa Smeralda, Sardinia 8.00am

overnight

MAY 29

OLBIA Sardinia Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica

6.00am

2.00pm

8.00pm

MAY 30

ELBA Italy

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy

6.00am

JUN 1

PISA Italy

overnight 10.00pm

JUN 2

Cruising the Italian & French Rivieras

JUN 3

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France 7.00am

8.00pm

JUN 4

CANNES France

6.00am

overnight

JUN 5

CANNES France (Monte Carlo)

JUN 6

NICE France 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Nice Airport for flight home

midnight

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ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY Your holiday starts with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, where sightseeing features a tour beginning with the largest and most famous Roman amphitheatre, the Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian. You’ll also visit the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican. In the afternoon, you are free to visit some of Rome’s many other wonders – the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Sistine Chapel should be on your list.

CORSICA & ELBA Leaving Olbia in the early morning, we cruise the magical waters of the Iles Lavezzi and the beautiful Maddalena Archipelago en route to picturesque clifftop Bonifacio in Corsica with free time to explore and discover the old town. Admiral Nelson called Portoferraio the “safest port in the world” and when Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba in 1814, he built an elaborate villa above the city and a large part of his home remains unchanged today.

OLBIA AND THE COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA Embark Aegean Odyssey in the port of Civitavecchia and cruise overnight to the Italian island of Sardinia. Docking at Olbia there’s plenty of time to enjoy this charming city with its wonderful historic centre that is crammed with cafe-lined piazzas, boutiques and wine bars. A truly authentic taste of Sardinia, with its white sandy beaches and exclusive hotels, Costa Smeralda is one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations.

RENAISSANCE FLORENCE & PISA From the port of Livorno, you can enjoy two outstanding days out. You’ll travel to Florence visiting the city’s remarkable galleries, buildings and museums. Here you’ll see the Ponte Vecchio and enter the Uffizi (avoiding the queues thanks to your group reservation) as well as the Galleria dell'Accademia. You’ll also visit Pisa with its iconic leaning tower. FRENCH RIVIERA & MONACO Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as Aegean Odyssey makes her way along the beautiful coastline of the Cote d’Azur passing Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and the Ile de Porquerolles, en route to Marseilles for a visit to the Papal Palace in Avignon, founded by Pope Clement V in1309. Arriving in the delightful French Riviera resort of Cannes, you can spend time relaxing on the beach, shopping in sophisticated boutiques, or join an included excursion to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco. Alternatively, you can head for the charming Provençal hill town of St Paul-de-Vence.

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£2,595

£2,445

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2,795

2,645

K

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2,950

2,775

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3,150

2,950

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Premium Outside

3,325

3,125

H

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3,495

3,295

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3,650

3,450

F

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3,850

3,595

Beautiful Sardinia

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3,995

3,745

D

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4,795

4,495

C

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4,995

4,695

B

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5,495

5,195

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,895

5,595

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £2,845 - JJ £3,395 - II £3,650 HH £3,875 - GG £4,095 - EE £4,500 - CC £5,295

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Rome The grandeur of Rome

Visit Napolean’s villa of exile on Elba Explore the Uffizi and the Accademia in Florence See the famous Pont de Avignon and the Palais du Papes Visit jet set Monte Carlo

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FRENCH RIVIERA & MOORISH SPAIN

France

Avignon Monte Carlo

Sete

JUNE 6, 2017 NICE TO SEVILLE

Enjoy the sunshine on a two-week voyage from the French Riviera down the western Mediterranean coast to Spain’s historic cities, and the tip of mainland Europe

From the contemporary masterpiece of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Moorish marvel of the Alhambra in Granada to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, this journey will show you the most elegant and fascinating architectural and artistic treasures to be found in this “renown’d, romantic land!” From the famous port of Cadiz, you will make the short trip to Jerez and visit one of Spain’s most famous bodegas to taste that most refined of fortified wines, sherry. This itinerary also includes an added gem: a cruise along the Guadalquivir River to moor in the heart of Andalusian Seville. This journey begins at Nice on the stunning French Riviera. You’ll also visit Monte Carlo, Avignon – home to the splendid Gothic Papal Palace – and the medieval walled town of Carcassonne.

Nice

Carcassonne Marseilles

Barcelona

SPAIN Valencia Cordoba Granada

Seville

Jerez

Cadiz Malaga Tangier Morocco

Mediterranean Sea

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,495pp 2017

PORT

JUN 6

Fly to NICE France Embark Aegean Odyssey

ARRIVE

overnight

JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

overnight

JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

8.00am

JUN 9

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 10

CARCASSONNE France

7.00am

6.00pm

JUN 11

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

8.00am

8.00pm

JUN 13

At Sea

JUN 14

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

midnight

JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

7.00am

8.00pm

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

7.00am

1.00pm

9.00pm

overnight

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 18

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 19

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

8.00pm

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 75 for details.

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THE FRENCH RIVIERA Arriving in the delightful French Riviera resort of Nice, you can spend time relaxing on the beach or shopping in the Cours Selaya flower and produce market – definitely worth a visit. Later, perhaps head for Monte Carlo or the charming Provençal hill town of St Paul-de-Vence. Then enjoy a relaxing day at sea as you sail along the Cote d’Azur passing Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Tropez on the way to Marseilles. One of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace in Avignon was founded by Pope Clement V in 1309 when he fled the violence in Rome. The major construction was carried out between 1335 and 1364 by Pope Benedict XII and his successor, Pope Clement VI. Founded by the Romans, the fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages – its remarkable towers and ramparts are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. MOORISH SPAIN & MOROCCO Included morning sightseeing of Barcelona will be dedicated to exploring the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter. You then have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit extraordinary Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi. Enjoy the charm of Valencia’s squares and hidden corners on a walk through this fascinating city. You’ll discover the historical centre, visit the Cathedral, and one of the most astonishing Gothic civil buildings in the world, La Lonja, which was declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain. Your excursion includes

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the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. Across the Strait of Gibraltar, you’ll call at Tangier in Morocco where sightseeing includes the Kasbah and the Kasbah Museum. CADIZ & A TASTE OF SHERRY There has been a human settlement on the site of Cadiz for over 4,000 years and some of this city’s rich history will take centre stage during this morning’s tour. Highlights include the 18th-century Baroque cathedral and the splendid Moorish-style Alameda de Apodaca gardens. From the port of Cadiz travel to Jerez de la Frontera (so called because it stood at the frontier between the Moorish and Christian realms), a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous bodegas – Gonzalez Byass – for a sherry tasting. CRUISING INTO SEVILLE Aegean Odyssey then sails inland through the Andalusian countryside along the Guadalquivir River to dock in the very heart of Seville. You will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today. The building amalgamates influences from the Arabic period and the late Middle Ages, through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. In Cordoba, one of the world’s great destinations, you’ll visit one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque, and a very well-preserved Roman bridge.

FULL FARE

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£2,495

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2,795

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3,050

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3,450

3,250

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3,595

3,3,95

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3,750

3,550

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

3,995

3,745

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,195

3,945

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,650

4,350

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,895

4,595

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,450

5,095

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,895

5,495

Gaudi’s Barcelona

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,040 - JJ £3,595 - II £3,795 HH £4,050 - GG £4,295 - EE £4,745 - CC £5,495

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Relax in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Visit the Pope’s Palace in Avignon See the Gaudi heritage in Barcelona Enjoy river cruising through the Andalusian countryside from Cadiz to Seville Two-night hotel stay in Seville

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SAILING FROM THE SOUTH OF SPAIN TO THE EDGE OF THE

SIX FASCINATING SUMMER SAILINGS

IRELAND &

£800

PER CABIN

ICELAND

JUNE 15 SEVILLE TO LONDON p40-41 Two days in Seville begin this 15-day voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s wine country and England

ARCTIC CIRCLE, OUR SUMMER VOYAGES TAKE YOU FROM WINE-TASTING IN

FRANCE AND THE NATURAL WONDERS OF

ICELAND, TO THE NEOLITHIC MAN-MADE SITES IN THE HEBRIDES

AND THE STUNNING SCENERY OF THE LAKE DISTRICT AND THE WEST OF IRELAND.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT

p42-43

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MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

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p46-47

AUGUST 8 LONDON TO LONDON p48-49 A 15-day voyage to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland AUGUST 22 LONDON TO LISBON Cruise south to Portugal’s historic cities via France’s Chateaux Country and vineyards

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IBERIA, FRANCE & ENGLAND

Caen Deauville

JUNE 15, 2017 SEVILLE TO LONDON

Sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River and into the Atlantic on a voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s Bordeaux wine region and England’s South Coast

France

Atlantic Ocean

Bordeaux

Santiago de Compostela

Vigo Portugal Oporto SPAIN Lisbon

Cordoba

Seville

From the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and the immense statue of Christ the King in Lisbon to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, this voyage highlights the central role played by Christianity in the history of Europe. Along the way Aegean Odyssey will take you to some of the most stunning scenery including cruising the Guadalquivir River from Seville to the Atlantic and sailing up the Gironde River to Bordeaux. These destinations also offer two very contrasting gastronomic experiences: wine tasting at a Bordeaux chateau and indulging in a cream tea in Cornwall. Recent history also plays a part as you visit the War and Peace Museum in the Normandy town of Caen. As well as exhibitions dedicated to the D-Day landings of World War II, the museum also has rooms dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize and the Cold War.

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,495pp 2017

PORT

JUN 15

Fly to SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 16

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

JUN 18

At Sea

JUN 19

LISBON Portugal

7.00am

7.00pm

JUN 20

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

8.00pm

JUN 21

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00am

JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 23

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

JUN 24

BORDEAUX France

JUN 25

At Sea

JUN 26

FALMOUTH England

7.00am

11.00pm

JUN 27

DARTMOUTH England

7.00am

5.00pm

JUN 28

HONFLEUR France (Deauville or Caen)

8.00am

JUN 29

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

8.00am

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 75 for details.

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CORDOBA, SEVILLE AND RIVER CRUISING During your two-night stay in Seville, you will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today and a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period, the late Middle Ages right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and nineteenth century. The Cathedral of Seville is the third largest in Europe and its Gothic interior houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus – well worth a visit in your free time. Enjoy a full day sightseeing of Cordoba, which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Then set sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean. PORTUGAL: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as your tour of the city includes Alfama – the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King and the Church of Jeronimos. In Oporto, you can visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, port, or join a tour of this charming city. It is believed by the faithful that St James the Apostle preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought back here. A church was built over his remains in the 11th century and ever since this has been a place of pilgrimage. Your tour of the magnificent Cathedral includes the crypt where St James is believed to be buried, the museum and medieval town.

THE TASTE OF FRANCE & ENGLAND’S WEST COUNTRY Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux, described as having the most beautiful streets in France thanks to the magnificent 18th-century architecture. You will visit the highlights of the city including the Palais Rohan and the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew before venturing out of the city to one of the prestigious wine estates for a tasting. The West Country of England is a charming place, steeped in history from the founding of the Royal Navy to the D-Day landings. From Falmouth, drive through the lush green countryside to the world famous Eden Project. Along the coast is Dartmouth, home to Britannia Royal Naval College. CAEN AND DEAUVILLE, NORMANDY The history of Honfleur has always been tightly bound up with the sea. Today, Honfleur offers visitors a unique heritage, which can be best glimpsed by strolling along the picturesque narrow streets lined by timber framed houses. With its racecourse, international film festival, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches". Indeed, elegant buildings such as the Pompeian Baths and the Bar du Soleil have been the haunt of celebrities for years. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Caen was 80% destroyed during the 1944 Battle of Normandy. Rebuilt in the 1950s and ’60s, modern-day Caen offers visitors a clutch of excellent museums, including a ground-breaking museum of war and peace.

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3,745

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3,995

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4,495

4,145

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4,645

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4,925

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5,495

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6,395

5,995

Santiago de Compostela

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,050 - JJ £3,750 - II £3,940 HH £4,245 - GG £4,495 - EE £4,995 - CC £5,925

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: River cruising down the Guadalquivir River

A taste of Bordeaux

A taste of Portugal in Oporto A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Cruise upriver into Bordeaux and France’s wine country

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ICELAND FAROES & SHETLANDS

no-fly cruise

Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

JUNE 29, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

Join our inaugural voyage to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the incredible landscapes and natural wonders of Iceland

Cruise north on a voyage of discovery to Scotland and then continue to the far north, via the Orkney Island archipelago, to Iceland, lying just south of the Arctic Circle. Aegean Odyssey’s maiden voyage to Iceland has been carefully designed to make the most of your five days in this extraordinary country with each port of call revealing further dramatic examples of its starkly beautiful volcanic landscape of lava fields, geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches. Returning home to Tilbury via the equally remote Faroe and Shetland Islands, you will discover further evidence of islands shaped by the power of volcanic activity and influenced by Norse culture. From the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae on Orkney to the elegance of Edinburgh, this cruise offers cultural sites which have been recognised by UNESCO, hauntingly beautiful landscapes and prolific bird and sea life.

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England London

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,295pp 2017

PORT

JUN 29

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 30

At Sea

JUL 1

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

7.30am

JUL 2

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

1.00pm

JUL 3

At Sea

JUL 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

3.00pm

8.00pm

JUL 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.00pm

JUL 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

JUL 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

JUL 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

7.00pm

4.00pm 5.00pm

JUL 9

At Sea

JUL 10

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

JUL 11

LERWICK Shetland Islands

8.30am

1.00pm

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 13

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EDINBURGH – THE ATHENS OF THE NORTH Admire Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, dramatically situated on and around remnants of an extinct volcano and its castle – said to be the most besieged castle in the United Kingdom – that still guards Scotland’s crown jewels and the centuries old Stone of Destiny. Edinburgh is also recognised by UNESCO for the ‘harmonious juxtaposition’ of its medieval centre and neoclassical New Town. NEOLITHIC ORKNEY Lying closer to Norway than to Edinburgh, the Orkney Islands retain significant evidence of their Neolithic and Norse heritage. With more than 1,000 prehistoric sites identified, discover Neolithic highlights such as the Maes Howe burial chamber, the henge and stone circle known as the Ring of Brodgar and the wellpreserved settlement of Skara Brae, uncovered during a storm in 1850. ICELAND - A GEOLOGICAL POWERHOUSE In geological terms Iceland is a young country, still being shaped by volcanic eruption. Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Westman islands – most of which were formed by submarine volcanoes between 10,000 and 5,000 years ago - features Eldfell, the ‘mountain of fire’, which was created during an unexpected volcanic eruption in 1973. The island’s sheer cliffs are home to vast puffin colonies and, as Aegean Odyssey sails on to Reykjavik, you might also spot whales and other sea life which thrive in these cold waters. Reykjavik, according to the medieval Book of Settlement, was named ‘smoky bay’ by its foun-der Ingolfur Arnarson, after the columns of steam arising from nearby geothermal springs. Even the design of its

cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja, is based on shapes made by lava cooling to basalt. The nearby ‘Golden Circle’ route introduces many of the highlights of Iceland’s extraordinary landscape, including the thundering Gulfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser and Thingvellir, the 5km wide fault that divides the American from the European plate. Thingvellir is a national shrine; Vikings began meeting here c930AD, making it the world’s oldest existing parliament. Continue to remote Isafjordur where the maritime museum records how the town prospered on the salt fish industry, or enjoy a boat trip to nearby Vigur Island, known for its large colonies of puffins, Arctic terns and black guillemots. The Lake Myvatn area near Akureyri astounds the senses with its lunar-like landscape of pseudo-craters, lava and geothermal fields featuring steam vents and sulphur deposits, while Husavik is the ideal departure point for a whale watching boat trip. FAROES AND SHETLAND ISLANDS Cruising south Aegean Odyssey arrives in Torshavn, capital of the Danish Faroe Islands. These tiny islands offer perpendicular sea cliffs, prolific birdlife, colourful turf roofed villages, small fishing harbours, and evidence of Viking occupation. Coming closer to home, the Shetland Islands claim to be situated ‘where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean’. As in Iceland there are few trees but, with a heavily indented coastline, nowhere is more than three miles from the sea and there are miles of sweeping white beaches and turquoise seas to admire. The islands also feature the free roaming Shetland pony, isolated crofts where traditional crafts flourish and the prehistoric and Norse settlement of Jarlshof.

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4,250

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4,545

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5,895

5,495

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6,495

6,095

Scottish Capital, Edinburgh

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £2,795 - JJ £3,495 - II £3,845 HH £4,195 - GG £4,425 - EE £5,050 - CC £5,795

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Visit the Orkneys

Call in on the Orkneys before five days sailing around Iceland Visit the Thingvellir National Park Sail to the Faroe and Shetland Islands Explore neolithic Skara Brae Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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Hebrides

ENGLAND, IRELAND & SCOTLAND

no-fly option*

Tobermory scotland Sound of Mull Oban

Edinburgh Greenock Isle of Arran Lake

JULY 13, 2017 LONDON TO EDINBURGH

District

Isle of Man

Dublin From the castles and coves of Scotland Liverpool ireland Chester England to the Isles of Scilly, get to know more wales London about the British Isles and Ireland on Eden Project Atlantic this fascinating summer sailing Falmouth Ocean Tresco Guernsey Isles of scilly

As well as visiting the great cities of Dublin and

channel islands

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,495pp

Edinburgh, this cruise takes you to some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in the British Isles.

2017

PORT

JUL 13

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 14

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

From the clear waters surrounding Guernsey in the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly to the dramatic beauty of the Outer Hebrides and the coastline of the north of Scotland – a naturalist’s paradise – this itinerary takes in the very best of Britain’s shores. On land, you will visit the unparalleled splendour of the Lake District and the majesty of Edinburgh Castle.

JUL 15

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project) 8.00am 10.00pm

JUL 16

ISLES OF SCILLY

8.00am

5.00pm

JUL 17

DUBLIN Ireland

1.00pm

overnight

Then there is the modern marvel of the Eden Project in Cornwall and the great castles of the United Kingdom. These include the late Queen Mother’s favourite residence of the Castle of Mey in the Scottish Highlands, one of the undoubted stars of this charming voyage, and with coastal and island cruising, this is a voyage ideally suited to Aegean Odyssey.

Edinburgh Castle

DEPART

2.00pm 3.00pm

8.00pm

JUL 18

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 19

LIVERPOOL England (Lake District or Chester)

8.00am

JUL 20

DOUGLAS Isle of Man, England

8.00am

JUL 21

ISLE OF ARRAN Scotland (Brodick Castle)

7.00am

JUL 22

STORNOWAY Hebrides, Scotland

1.00pm

JUL 23

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

8.00am

JUL 24

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

8.00am

JUL 25

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle) 1.00pm

JUL 26

GREENOCK/EDINBURGH Scotland Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Edinburgh

JUL 27

EDINBURGH Scotland

JUL 28

EDINBURGH Scotland Transfer to Edinburgh Airport for flight home

*A coach service will be provided back to Tilbury for those passengers not wishing to fly

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FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS TO THE ISLES OF SCILLY St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and your tour will include the Hauteville House, home of Victor Hugo, the stunning Candie Gardens and Castle Cornet, the impressive 13th-century fortress that guards the entrance to St Peter Port Harbour. Then sail to the picturesque Cornish port of Falmouth from where you will travel to a place that has been described as one of the wonders of the modern world, the Eden Project. Located off the coast of Cornwall, Tresco is the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. After an early arrival, you will spend the morning at the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, which hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world. DUBLIN, THE ROMANCE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT AND SCOTTISH CASTLES Your overnight visit to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, will take in all the great sites of this fascinating and fun city including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. From the historic port of Liverpool depart for the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. England's largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. Alternatively, visit Chester, the former Roman city with well-preserved city walls and Tudor-style half-timbered houses. Then to Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, and a visit to Peel Castle, which has been proposed as a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon or as the location of the Grail Castle. OUTER HEBRIDES AND ORKNEYS Stornoway is the main town on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is now

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a bustling harbour with fascinating attractions including the Lewis Loom Centre and Lewis Castle, a magnificent 19th century construction with fine grounds. Orkney's capital is a bustling market town on a wide bay. Kirkwall’s long, winding, paved main street and twisting wynds (lanes) are very atmospheric, and the town has a magnificent cathedral. St Magnus Cathedral was founded as a final resting place for the relics of St Magnus. THE CASTLE OF MEY, OBAN & EDINBURGH From the port of Scrabster, head for the Castle of Mey. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother first saw what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952, while mourning the death of her husband, King George VI. Falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was to be abandoned, she decided to save it. During a morning cruising the dramatic coastline of the Sound of Mull, we pause to view picturesque Tobermory, before lunchtime arrival in Oban Inveraray Castle, which has been the family seat of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, since the seventeenth century, is the focal point of your visit. Your cruise ends in Greenock, the port of Glasgow on the River Clyde, from where you drive to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, for a two-night hotel stay including a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh Castle.

FULL FARE

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£2,495

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2,750

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3,050

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3,240

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4,295

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4,550

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5,250

4,895

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5,550

5,195

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6,195

5,795

A

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6,750

6,350

Tobermory, Scotland

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,195 - JJ £3,840 - II £4,200 HH £4,495 - GG £4,725 - EE £5,295 - CC £6,040

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Sail to Guernsey and the Isles of Scilly

Neptune’s Steps, Abbey Gardens, Tresco

Overnight stay in Dublin’s fair city Visit the stunning Lake District or historic Chester Scotland’s scenic coastline and castles Two-night hotel stay in Edinburgh

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CELTIC SCOTLAND & IRELAND

no-fly option*

Tobermory Staffa

Atlantic Ocean

Killybegs

JULY 24, 2017 EDINBURGH TO LONDON

Edinburgh Oban Islay Greenock Dublin

Cliffs of Moher

Two nights in Edinburgh begin this voyage from Scotland to the spectacular west coast of Ireland and the beautiful Isles of Scilly

From the stunning scenery of Bantry Bay in Ireland and the dramatic coastline of Mull in Scotland to the islands of Jersey and Tresco, this voyage takes you to some of the most remote and romantic places in Ireland and the United Kingdom. On your journey, you will visit historical castles, great gardens and magnificent country houses. As well as immersing yourself in the tranquil splendour of the British and Irish country side, you will also have the opportunity to get to know the most vibrant, charming and interesting towns and cities in these isles, including an overnight stay in Dublin. And your journey begins with a visit to the Isle of Islay in the southern Hebrides, home to eight of Scotland’s best working whisky distilleries, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and a famously friendly welcome.

ireland

Killarney

Glengariff Cork Tresco Isles of scilly

wales

England London

Cardiff Jersey channel islands

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,495pp 2017

PORT

JUL 24

Arrive EDINBURGH Scotland Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUL 25

EDINBURGH Scotland

overnight hotel

JUL 26

EDINBURGH/GREENOCK Scotland Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Greenock

8.00pm

JUL 27

PORT ELLEN Islay, Scotland 7.00am (Distilleries) Scenic cruising past Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

1.00pm

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

DEPART

JUL 28

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle) 2.00pm

JUL 29

KILLYBEGS Ireland (Donegal Peninsula)

JUL 30

Scenic cruising past Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher

JUL 31

GLENGARIFF Ireland (Bantry Bay and Killarney)

7.00am

AUG 1

CORK Ireland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 2

DUBLIN Ireland

noon

overnight

AUG 3

DUBLIN Ireland

AUG 4

CARDIFF Wales

8.00am

5.00pm

AUG 5

ISLES OF SCILLY

9.00am

6.00pm

AUG 6

JERSEY Channel Islands

9.00am

midnight

AUG 7

At Sea

AUG 8

LONDON England 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

*A coach service will be provided from Tilbury to Edinburgh for those passengers not wishing to fly

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ROYAL EDINBURGH Your holiday begins in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, with a two-night hotel stay. Included sightseeing shows off the city’s highlights including the famous castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s residence when she is visiting the city. Leaving Edinburgh, we drive across the Scottish Lowlands to Greenock on the River Clyde, to embark Aegean Odyssey. ISLAY, COASTAL CRUISING AND HISTORIC SCOTLAND The Isle of Islay is dotted with relics of a bygone age: stone circles, carved crosses, fine forts and bronze-age settlements abound. It is also home to the Bowmore Distillery, one of the oldest in all of Scotland. The ship then cruises past Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa en route to the Sound of Mull. After cruising the dramatic waters including a pause at the picturesque harbour at Tobermory, we arrive at the peaceful waterfront town of Oban. From here head to Inveraray Castle, which has been the family seat of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, since the seventeenth century. IRELAND’S SCENIC WEST COAST Killybegs is a major Irish fishing port and the ideal place to explore the wild, beautiful and atmospheric Atlantic coastline which is even more evident as we cruise past the Cliffs of Moher and the remote Aran Islands. Glengarriff is famed for its natural beauty. Situated on

Call in on Jersey

world-renowned Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea, Glengarriff is the gateway to the Beara Peninsula. You will visit Killarney and its lakes and drive part of the Ring of Kerry, the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. CORK AND DUBLIN Cork is Ireland’s second city but the locals cheerfully refer to it as the 'real capital of Ireland'. The River Lee flows around the centre, an island packed with grand Georgian parades, cramped 17th-century alleys and modern masterpieces such as the opera house. From Cork you will travel to the iconic Rock of Cashel. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths (ring fort) to medieval monasteries, fortified town houses and a Georgian Cathedral. Finally, to Blarney Castle, home to beautiful gardens and the legendary stone. Your visit to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, will take in all the great sites of this fascinating and fun city including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. In the evening, you can go ashore to experience Dublin’s well-earned reputation as a fun loving city. CARDIFF TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS Tour Cardiff’s many attractions including Cardiff Castle. Located off the coast of Cornwall, Tresco is the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. Spend the morning at the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, which was established in the 1830s by Augustus Smith. This horticultural paradise hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world. St Helier is the charming capital of Jersey, and from here you will visit the island’s wonderful attractions including the magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle that has been guarding Jersey for over 600 years.

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5,250

4,895

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5,195

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6,195

5,795

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6,750

6,350

Scotland’s celtic heritage, Islay

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 82-85

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,195 - JJ £3,840 - II £4,200 HH £4,495 - GG £4,725 - EE £5,295 - CC £6,040

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Killarney’s old-world charm

Two-night hotel stay in Edinburgh Sail around Ireland’s dramatic west coast Visit Cork, Dublin & Cardiff Call in on the Isles of Scilly and Jersey Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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ICELAND FAROES & SHETLANDS

no-fly cruise

Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

AUGUST 8, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

Sail via the Orkneys to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland, plus the Faroe and Shetland Islands

It is difficult to describe the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland without resorting to clichés: this is the land of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westmann archipelago is your first Icelandic port of call, and it is then on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. Then sail to the port of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and on to Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and whale-filled bays. Finally, a call at Husavik a charming harbour surrounded by snow-covered mountains, which is full of colourful houses and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. On this trip – our maiden voyage so far north – you will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements in the Faroe Islands and the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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Atlantic Ocean

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England London

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,295pp 2017

PORT

AUG 8

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 9

At Sea

ARRIVE

DEPART

7.00pm

AUG 10 ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

7.30am

AUG 11 KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

1.00pm

4.00pm 5.00pm

AUG 12 At Sea AUG 13 HEIMAEY Iceland

3.00pm

8.00pm

AUG 14 REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.00pm

AUG 15 ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

AUG 16 AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

AUG 17 HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 19 TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 20 LERWICK Shetland Islands

8.30am

1.00pm

AUG 18 At Sea

AUG 21 At Sea AUG 22 LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

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SCOTLAND’S CAPITAL, EDINBURGH Departing from Tilbury, the Aegean Odyssey heads north for Scotland. With a full day at sea there’s time to relax, settle in, get to know the ship, and take in a lecture or two. Arrive at the port of Rosyth in the early morning and, after breakfast, head for Edinburgh. The morning will be spent touring Scotland’s capital including the imposing castle that has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence and as a military stronghold for over 900 years and St Giles Cathedral that dates from the fifteenth century. Alternatively, head to Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens. THE REMOTE ORKNEY ISLANDS The capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, is close to many fascinating Stone Age sites. As well as visiting the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the ancient Ring of Brodgar, you will have the opportunity to see the island’s fascinating wildlife including puffins and seals. ICELAND: LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS The tiny island of Heimaey – it is only four miles long – is your first port of call in Iceland. Heimaey was devastated by the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973, which destroyed over 400 buildings and deposited 200 million tons of ash and lava on the landscape. This catastrophic event is commemorated in the captivating museum, Eldheimar, meaning “worlds of fire”, which opened in 2014. Then on to Iceland’s vibrant capital Reykjavik and a journey along the famous “Golden Route”. This takes in the tumultuous Gullfoss waterfall and the other worldly landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, which is also home to the

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site of the ancient Icelandic parliament established by the Vikings in AD930. Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site and an area of outstanding natural beauty. After calling at the remote town of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Aegean Odyssey sails to Akureyri on the north coast under snowcapped peaks at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord. Here signs of the earth’s power – glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and stacks of basalt – are everywhere. Next, Iceland’s wildlife takes centre stage as Aegean Odyssey continues to the pretty fishing town of Husavik, the island’s whale-watching centre. Here you can watch Iceland’s marvellous birdlife on Lake Myvatn or relax in the warm waters of Mytvan Nature Baths. Mytvan, with its bubbling mud pools, extraordinary lava formations and volcanic craters, is Iceland as you have always imagined it. THE FAROES AND SHETLAND ISLANDS Setting course south, we call in at the small but charming capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn. Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbour’, named after the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. Founded in the 10th century, it is considered to be one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe. Before heading back to the British mainland, there is one more stop, Lerwick, the stunning eighteenth-century capital of the Shetland Islands. The area also features several fascinating archaeological sites dating back some 5,000 years.

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4,250

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4,545

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SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £2,795 - JJ £3,495 - II £3,845 HH £4,195 - GG £4,425 - EE £5,050 - CC £5,795

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Atlantic puffins, Shetland Islands

Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae Circumnavigate Iceland Exciting Reykjavik The hot springs of Myvatn

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THE BEST OF FRANCE & PORTUGAL

England London Honfleur

AUGUST 22, 2017 LONDON TO LISBON

Mont Saint-Michel

Saint-Malo

Enjoy the summer sun as you sail south to France’s Chateaux Country and vineyards and on to Portugal’s historic cities

Cross the English Channel and head for the coast of Normandy. Visit the historic city of Honfleur, and either the famous resort of Deauville with its Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, or the town of Caen – home to a fascinating museum dedicated to war and peace. While in France, you will also visit the unique fortified abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, and spend two days exploring the elegant chateaux of the Loire Valley. Here the bucolic French countryside is peppered by majestic chateaux some of which boast elegant gardens and are surrounded by a moat while evocative towers and fortifications distinguish others. There is also the opportunity to learn about the art of winemaking and taste some of the great vintages of Bordeaux. After a trip to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish province of Galicia, you journey ends with calls at two of Portugal’s most stunning cities, Oporto and Lisbon.

Atlantic Ocean

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France

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La Coruna Santiago de Compostela

Oporto SPAIN Portugal Lisbon

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,595pp 2017

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5.00pm

AUG 23 HONFLEUR France (Caen or Deauville)

1.00pm

AUG 24 SAINT-MALO France (Mont Saint-Michel)

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8.00pm

AUG 28 LA ROCHELLE France

8.00am

AUG 29 BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

8.00am

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AUG 30 BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde River

2.00pm

AUG 31 At Sea SEP 1

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

7.00am

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1.00pm

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10.00am

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NORMANDY: FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO WORLD WAR II With its racecourse, international film festival, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious resorts in all of France. Elegant buildings such as the Pompeian Baths and the Bar du Soleil have been the haunt of celebrities for years. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Caen was 80% destroyed during the 1944 Battle of Normandy. Rebuilt in the 1950s and ’60s, modern-day Caen offers visitors a clutch of excellent museums, including a ground-breaking museum of war and peace. With its sharp spires, rocky cliffs rising from the sea and impressive fortifications, Mont Saint-Michel is one of the iconic images of France. At low tide, the surrounding waters recede leaving the islet protruding from the sandy beaches. Visiting the 11th-century abbey and its narrow streets transports the visitor to the Middle Ages. FAIRYTALE CHATEAUX AND A TASTE OF FRANCE Enjoy a two-day visit to the spectacular Chateaux Country of the Loire. Once the favoured region of the French royal family this region boasts medieval fortresses, elaborate chateaux, Renaissance residences and impressive cathedrals. The Loire also produces some of the world’s greatest wines including Sancerre and Muscadet. Another iconic French taste is the focus of a visit to La Rochelle as you can discover the secrets of a Cognac distillery. Aegean Odyssey then cruises through glorious French countryside along the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux where the magnificent 18th century architecture of the city has led

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many people to describe Bordeaux as having the most beautiful streets in France. You’ll also venture out of the city to one of the prestigious wine estates for a tour of the cellars and a tasting. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA It is believed by the faithful that Santiago Apostol (St James the Apostle) preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought back here. A church was built over his remains in the 11th century. The cathedral here is the final destination for thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the “Way of St James” and your tour of this magnificent building includes the crypt where St James is believed to be buried. PORTUGAL: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES In Oporto, you can visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, or join a tour of this charming city including a visit to Porto Cathedral. There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as your tour includes Alfama, the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the Church of Jeronimos, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra or the fishing village of Cascais.

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SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,195 - JJ £3,895 - II £4,120 HH £4,370 - GG £4,640 - EE £5,195 - CC £5,995

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Mont Saint-Michel

Visit the fashionable resort of Deauville or historic Caen Spend a night in France’s Chateaux Country Sail up the Gironde River into Bordeaux for a wine tasting Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

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Extended stays in Venice


AUTUMN SAILINGS

ADRIATIC, AEGEAN &

HOTEL STAYS IN EUROPE’S GREAT CITIES, EXTENDED OVERNIGHT STAYS ON BOARD IN SAVE UP TO VENICE & SEVILLE

£1,400 PER CABIN

MEDITERRANEAN

AEGEAN ODYSSEY AUTUMN SAILINGS

BACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON, AEGEAN ODYSSEY CRUISES THE COAST OF SPAIN TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA, ITALY AND THE BEAUTIFUL DALMATIAN COAST. CONTINUE ON INTO THE

AEGEAN SEA AND THE CLASSICAL SITES OF GREECE, MOROCCO, MADEIRA AND THE CANARY ISLANDS. WITH SIGHTSEEING

EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL AND EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

SEPTEMBER 1 LISBON TO ROME p54-55 A 17-day cruise along the coasts of Spain, the South of France and Italy visiting 12 ports of call with 10 included excursions SEPTEMBER 13 ROME TO VENICE p56-57 Travel from the sites of ancient Rome to the canals of Venice via the ruins of Pompeii and the stunning Dalmatian coast SEPTEMBER 27 VENICE TO ATHENS p58-59 A delightful voyage between two great cities. Enjoy the charming city of Split and the scenery of Kotor Bay along the way OCTOBER 5 ATHENS TO ATHENS p60-61 The ultimate in Greek Island cruising including Santorini, sacred Delos, and the crusader stronghold of Rhodes OCTOBER 16 ATHENS TO SEVILLE p62-63 Explore the the Acropolis, then sail to the remarkable island of Sicily, and the Moorish treasures of southern Spain OCTOBER 29 SEVILLE TO MALAGA p64-65 Cruise down the Guadalquivir River to the best of Morocco including Marrakesh, Rabat, and the medieval city of Fez

book early & save

NOVEMBER 9 MALAGA TO MALAGA p66-67 Cruise from charming Seville to enjoy exotic Morocco and on to discover the wonderful beaches and landscapes of the Canaries

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MEDITERRANEAN

ODYSSEY

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 LISBON TO ROME Portugal

Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean as this splendid voyage takes you to charming ports and historic cities

Lisbon

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 splendours of Imperial Rome to the picturesque Cote d’Azur and the treasures of Renaissance Italy. 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 colourful 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.

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Malaga

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17-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,795pp 2017

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ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight hotel

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overnight hotel

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LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

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CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

6.00pm

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MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

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VALENCIA Spain

7.00am

6.00pm

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BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

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CARCASSONNE France

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8.00pm

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MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

7.00am

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MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

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MONTE CARLO Monaco

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THE CHARM AND MAGIC OF LISBON There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as you tour the city which includes Alfama, the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the Church of Jeronimos, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra, the fishing village of Cascais or the fashionable resort of Estoril. THE MOORS IN SPAIN Cadiz was the gateway to the New World and its old town reflects the city’s rich history with its cluster of narrow streets opening on to charming small squares. You will see the old town, visit the Plaza Espana and the gardens where the famous monument of Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament) of 1812 is situated. Then drive inland to Jerez de la Frontera and visit Bodega Gonzalez Byass, one of the most famous wine cellars for a tour and sherry tasting. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendour of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Our tour also includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. ROMAN SPAIN AND CATALONIA Founded by the Romans, Valencia is a charming old city and also home to wonderful modern architecture including the City of Arts and Science. Included morning sightseeing of Barcelona will be

dedicated to exploring the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter. You then have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudí. Construction of this iconic building began in 1882 and is still ongoing. PROVENCE & THE RIVIERA The fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages, and its remarkable towers and ramparts are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arriving in the bustling port of Marseilles you will travel to a treasure in the Provençal countryside. Avignon, as well as being home to the eponymous bridge, boasts one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace founded by Pope Clement V in 1309. You’ll then cruise along the French Riviera to an overnight stay in Monte Carlo, a place synonymous with glamour and joie de vivre. ITALY: NATURAL & ARTISTIC TREASURES You’ll spend a fabulous evening at leisure in the jet-set resort of Portofino. Next morning you travel to Florence for a very special day visiting the city’s remarkable galleries, buildings and museums including the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi. Alternatively you can visit Lecce and Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower. Included sightseeing during a two-night hotel stay in Rome starts at the Colosseum. Constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian, it had a capacity for 50,000 spectators. Finally, there’s a visit to the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s.

17 DAYS FROM LISBON TO ROME STATEROOM CATEGORY

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4,650

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4,995

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SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES MM £3,395 - JJ £4,095 - II £4,320 HH £4,600 - GG £4,840 - EE £5,395 - CC £6,175

Time in Provence

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Lisbon Visit the Alhambra, Granada Overnight on board in the port at Monte Carlo Cruise Cinque Terre Renaissance Florence and Pisa Two-night hotel stay in ancient Rome

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 ROME TO VENICE

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This leisurely-paced cruise around Italy allows time to enjoy the pleasures of beautiful Sorrento, explore the ruins of Pompeii and and Sicily, and a sail along the glorious Adriatic coast to Venice

Start

with a two-night hotel stay in Rome and then join Aegean Odyssey on this autumn cruise to Venice. From Sorrento visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and cruise along the marvellous Amalfi Coast and past the romantic island of Capri. Then call at the port of Salerno from where you will head to the magnificent Greek temples at Paestum. You’ll sail close to the volcanic island of Stromboli on the way to Taormina, Sicily and continue across the Ionian Sea to the Greek island of Corfu. The fascinating Graeco-Roman site of Butrint in Albania leads to the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to Italy and the Renaissance treasures of Urbino. Finally, to one of the world’s great destinations, Venice and an overnight stay here will include an exclusive evening visit to St Mark’s.

Sicily

Taormina

Mediterranean Sea

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,595pp 2017

PORT

SEP 13

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ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight hotel

SEP 14

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 15

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 16

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

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SORRENTO Italy Cruise past Capri and Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum) 1.00pm

7.00am 8.00pm

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Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm

8.00pm

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At Sea

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CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

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LECCE Italy

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DUBROVNIK Croatia

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SPLIT Croatia

7.00am

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URBINO Italy

8.00am

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VENICE Italy

8.00am

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7.00pm 7.30am overnight

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RENAISSANCE URBINO AND VENICE Perched on two hills, the walled town of Urbino contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, Italy's most beautiful Renaissance palace, and view the magnificent Duomo. Your cruise ends with an overnight stay in Venice and a guided stroll around its heart – Piazza San Marco. Then free time to visit the stunning island of Torcello or simply walk to the Rialto. As a wonderful finale, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to St Mark's Basilica: not to be missed.

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views of Etna, the Graeco-Roman theatre is our afternoon destination.

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THE GRANDEUR OF ROME & MYSTERIES OF POMPEII Begin with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the capital of Italy, also known as the Eternal City. Included morning sightseeing starts at the Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian as a means of gaining the love of the people by building a venue for gladiatorial games with a capacity of 50,000 spectators. It ends with a visit to the Basilica of St Peter’s in Vatican City. Embark Aegean Odyssey and cruise south to Sorrento. Included sightseeing features the magnificent remains of Pompeii. The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such an insight into the lives of the ancients. After lunch, we visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. This is followed by a free day in Sorrento, with time to take the hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples to the wonderful isle of Capri or, head for Naples and the National Archaeological Museum.

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Croatia Split Ancona Korcula Dubrovnik Adriatic Kotor Bay Montenegro Sea albania Sarande Corfu Butrint Greece Olympia Athens Katakolon Hydra Pylos Monemvasia

Urbino

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 VENICE TO ATHENS

Cruise through the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the serene splendour of Kotor Bay en route to the classical sites of ancient Greece

Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history Venice and Athens. On the way see Renaissance masterpieces at Urbino, visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, admire the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, and explore the classical ruins of Butrint in Albania. In Athens, you will have plenty of time to see the city’s magnificent classical treasures including, or course, the Acropolis. This voyage also takes you to ancient Olympia and Pylos with its huge natural harbour, its castle and surrounding pine-covered hills. Then it is on to Monemvasia, the tiny rock of an island – it is known as the “Gibraltar of the Aegean” – that is joined to the mainland by a single causeway. Before reaching Athens there is time to call at Hydra one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands.

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13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,345pp 2017

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SEP 27 Fly to VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

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7.00pm

SEP 29 URBINO Italy

8.00am

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SEP 30 SPLIT Croatia

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10.00pm

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KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

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DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro

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SARANDE Albania (Butrint) CORFU Greek Islands

7.00am 2.00pm

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KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece

7.30am 6.30pm

1.00pm overnight

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PYLOS Greece

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MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

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PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel in Athens

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ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

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ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum.

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CLASSICAL GREECE AND ITS ISLANDS Our first port of call on the Greek mainland is Katakolon for a morning's tour to Ancient Olympia where the first Olympic Games took place in 776BC. Return to the ship for a lunchtime departure and a leisure afternoon cruising the Ionian Sea en route to Pylos where you will be able to spend a relaxing evening ashore. Pylos is a treasure trove of historical sites and in 1827 its bay was the site of the Battle of Navarino. Then on to Monemvasia for a walking tour of the beautiful lower town. The final call before Athens is Hydra. With no cars on the island, Hydra has long been a tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city for wealthy Athenians, and is perhaps the most charming of all Greek islands.

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ANCIENT BUTRINT AND ELEGANT CORFU The archaeological site of Butrint has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC. Roman Emperor Augustus founded a colony here, and Butrint’s medieval history was turbulent as the town was involved in the power struggles between Byzantium and successive Norman, Angevin and Venetian states. With cricket still played on the green, the legacy of British rule is evident in Corfu Town as you will see during the afternoon tour.

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13 DAYS FROM VENICE TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

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THE BEAUTY OF DALMATIA Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian and the first of our ports of call along the Dalmatian coast. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, the pine-forested island of Korcula is home to some splendid Venetian architecture. After cruising past the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac, the ship arrives in Dubrovnik in time for a leisure evening ashore. Lord Byron described Dubrovnik as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, and sightseeing takes you on a walk around the walled city. A lunchtime sailing heads south to the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

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VENICE AND RENAISSANCE URBINO “To live in Venice or even visit it means you fall in love with the city itself.” The veracity of this remark by the famous American art collector Peggy Guggenheim will be clear after your overnight stay in the city, and there is no better way to start your trip than with a morning’s sightseeing walk around this magnificent city. Perched on two hills above stunning countryside, the walled town of Urbino contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, and view the magnificent Duomo.

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OCTOBER 5 ATHENS TO ATHENS

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voyage is designed to take advantage of the warm autumn climate. Beginning with a twonight hotel stay in Athens, Aegean Odyssey then takes you on a journey exploring the history, culture and myths of the ancient Greek world. First stop after leaving Piraeus, the port of Athens is Nauplia before visiting scenic Santorini and the Minoan treasures of Crete. Then on to the crusader stronghold on Rhodes and the temples of sacred Delos. You will also see the tiny island of Patmos, the monasteries in the sky at Meteora, and the Byzantine treasures of Thessalonica. Visiting eleven exciting ports of call, you can avoid the heat and crowds of summer, and with excursions to all the major sites included, this two-week voyage promises to be an unforgettable trip.

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Greece Sea Athens Mycenae Mykonos Epidaurus Patmos Nauplia Delos Santorini Rhodes Crete Heraklion

This fascinating voyage around the Aegean is a true autumn treat. Starting from Athens, you will visit some of the most inspiring monuments of the ancient world.

The ultimate in Greek Island cruising, this

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14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM ÂŁ2,445pp 2017

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OCT 5

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

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overnight hotel

OCT 6

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

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ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

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NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

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SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

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HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

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RHODES Greek Islands

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DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

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PATMOS Greek Islands

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KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

2.00pm

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THESSALONICA Greece

8.00am

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VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

7.00am

8.00pm

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

7.00am

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PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

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METEORA AND SKIATHOS From the port of Volos, you will travel by road to see the famous Byzantine monasteries built on the sandstone towers at Meteora. In all there are twenty-four monasteries at Meteora (which means “suspended in the air”) and although many have fallen into ruin, some of the remaining are adorned with beautiful frescoes. Skiathos is a delightful Greek island and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll or watch the world go by from a harbourside cafe.

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PHILIPPI AND BYZANTINE THESSALONICA Philippi is where the apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. The Roman forum, completely excavated, is from after Paul's time. Thessalonica (also known as Salonica) became part of the Byzantine Empire in AD 395 and is today Greece’s second city. Your tour will concentrate on its Byzantine heritage, including the 5th-century basilica Agios Dimitrios, the Rotonda that was built as a mausoleum for Emperor Galerius in the 4th century, the mosaics of the Agia Sofia and the Museum of Byzantine culture.

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14 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS STATEROOM CATEGORY

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THE GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY: FROM SANTORINI TO PATMOS Among the Aegean's most spectacular sights are the cliffs of Santorini rising from a great half-moon caldera. The island was also home to the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri: dating from the 16th century BC this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. The heyday of Minoan civilisation (20001600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known is Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design.

The next port of call is Rhodes and a chance to explore the Old Town and the Citadel of the Knights of St John. There is also the opportunity to visit the Acropolis at Lindos. The island of Delos is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, and nearby Mykonos, with its cafes and shops, is the perfect contrast. Tiny Patmos is a significant Christian pilgrimage site. Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos is said to have written the Book of Revelation.

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CLASSICAL ATHENS & NAUPLIA Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum. First port of call is Nauplia, where you have a choice of excursions: either Agamemnon’s Mycenae or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus with its 14,000-seat amphitheatre.

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ANCIENT GREECE, SICILY & SPAIN

OCTOBER 16, 2017 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

Sail across the southern Mediterranean to the fascinating island of Sicily and the sites of Moorish Spain

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Jerez

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Start your voyage with the best of ancient Greece including the Acropolis in Athens and the Minoan sites of Santorini and Crete. Then sail into the Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta before visiting the fabulous island of Sicily. Here you will visit the sparkling mosaics in Monreale Cathedral, tour the palaces of Palermo and explore the ancient temples at Segesta. Then to the southern coast of Spain where you will taste sherry in Jerez, marvel at the gardens and palaces of the Alhambra and wonder at the rich history of Cadiz. Finally, cruise up the Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville for a splendid 3-night farewell including a visit to Cordoba. Here your tour will include the Mezquita, the massive former mosque turned cathedral, and the Old Town.

Greece Athens Palermo Segesta Santorini sicily Valletta Heraklion Knossos malta crete Trapani

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM ÂŁ2,695pp 2017

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OCT 16

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 17

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 18

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

OCT 19

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

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HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

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At Sea

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VALLETTA Malta

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PALERMO Sicily

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PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

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TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

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CARTAGENA Spain

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MALAGA Spain (Granada)

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CADIZ Spain 7.00am River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain 4.00pm overnight

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ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA The grand finale of this fascinating cruise is a sail up the Guadalquivir River from the Atlantic Ocean right into the heart of Seville. Legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your threenight stay, you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. Also included is a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Roman Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque.

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MALTA & SICILY Another wonderful sight is when you sail to the island of Malta and enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta, founded by the Knights of St John in 1566. Your tour includes the Baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. Sicily is a celebration of the greatest achievements of Western civilisation and our first port of call is the island’s capital, Palermo, where you will see the Norman Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel, the perfect illustration of that miraculous Norman combination of Latin, Byzantine

ROMAN CITIES AND MOORISH PALACES A leisure day at sea precedes our arrival in Cartagena, home to the moving ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja and a spectacular Roman amphitheatre. From the port of Malaga, you head inland to Granada. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendour of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. From the port of Cadiz, you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting.

18 DAYS FROM ATHENS TO SEVILLE STATEROOM CATEGORY

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THE GREEK ISLANDS OF SANTORINI & CRETE Boarding Aegean Odyssey in the Athenian port of Piraeus, you cruise to one of the Aegean's most spectacular sights – the cliffs of Santorini rising from a great half-moon caldera. The island was also home to the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri: dating from the 16th century BC this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. The heyday of Minoan civilisation (20001600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known is Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began in 1899 by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design.

and Arab culture, as well as the dazzling mosaics covering over 1½ acres of wall space of Monreale Cathedral. From the port of Trapani, you will also visit the elegant Greek temples at Segesta.

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CLASSICAL ATHENS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era.

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ANDALUSIAN SPAIN & MOROCCO

SPAIN Seville Cordoba

Jerez

Andalusia’s great cities – Seville, Cordoba and Granada – combine with exotic Morocco on this fabulous voyage

Morocco, including hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez, is at the heart of this autumn cruise. Winston Churchill wrote that he was “captivated by Marrakesh,” and this tour aims to show you why: walking through an ancient medina is most certainly an unforgettable experience. Casablanca, Rabat and the Roman ruins of Volubilis are all included plus the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez, with its labyrinthine Fes el-Bali medina, 14th century religious colleges and ancient ramparts. Rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Tangier as the ship makes her way to the Spanish port of Malaga. From here you travel by road to Granada to visit the Alhambra and Generalife. Your journey begins, however, in the elegant Andalusian city of Seville with a visit to historical Cordoba and a river cruise along the Guadalquivir.

Granada

Cadiz

OCTOBER 29, 2017 SEVILLE TO MALAGA

Malaga

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Atlantic Ocean

Tangier

Rabat Volubilis

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Morocco

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12-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,350pp 2017

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OCT 29

Fly to SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

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SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

OCT 31

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SEVILLE Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

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CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH 7.00am Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing overnight hotel

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MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Drive to El Jadida for lunch. Rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca

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CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

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CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Fez for sightseeing and overnight hotel

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FEZ/VOLUBILIS/TANGIER Morocco Sightseeing in Volubilis en route to Tangier to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

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MALAGA Spain (Granada)

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MALAGA Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Malaga Airport for flight home

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THE CAPITAL OF THE MOORS – GRANADA Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendour of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and Generalife with its splendid gardens. Alternatively, spend the day in Malaga and visit the Picasso Museum, Gibralfaro Castle, and some of the best tapas bars in the world.

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MEDIEVAL FEZ TO TANGIER Leaving Casablanca behind, we head to Fez. With its UNESCO-listed souks and 4th-century religious schools, Fez is a medieval marvel. Here you will also enjoy lunch served at an old private palace built as a home for the Moroccan grand vizier. Dinner and overnight in Fez before a short drive to visit Volubilis to see the impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins, including approximately 30 mosaic floors dating from 25BC. From here, we head for Tangier where we re-join the Aegean Odyssey in time for dinner on board.

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during the Almohad dynasty, the wellpreserved Hassan Tower and the Chellah from the 12th and 13th centuries, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father, and the façade of the Royal Palace. Alternatively, explore Casablanca on a tour which includes a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque outside of Saudi Arabia.

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MOROCCO’S HISTORIC CITIES – CASABLANCA, MARRAKESH & RABAT Leaving Casablanca by road we take a morning drive to Marrakesh arriving in time for lunch at an ancient palace. Afternoon sightseeing features a walk through the famous medina and a visit to 14th century Ben Youssef Medrassa and 12th century Kubba El Baroudyine with its beautiful dome. Continue to the Marrakesh Museum, Kasbah and Bahia Palace with its Moorish garden, finishing in the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. Next morning, we return to Casablanca via the elegant town of El Jadida, where we stop for lunch and sightseeing which features an old Portuguese Medina and the Gothic, 16th-century cistern. Located on the Atlantic coast, Rabat, meaning “fortified place,” is Morocco’s capital. Highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built

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ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA Lying on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your threenight stay you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. There’s also a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Aegean Odyssey then sails down the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Cadiz from where you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting.

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SPAIN Seville Jerez Malaga Cadiz

SEVILLE, MOROCCO & CANARY ISLANDS

Strait of Gibraltar Rabat

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 MALAGA TO TENERIFE

Discover the lesser-known treasures of the Canary Islands and enjoy a tour of the very best of Morocco

Start your cruise in by sailing up the Guadalquivir River to Seville and then to the historical Spanish port of Cadiz, from where you will travel to Jerez for a memorable sherry tasting in one of Spain’s top bodegas. Afterwards head to Morocco and a chance to experience Casablanca, Marrakesh and the exciting city of Taroudant. Cruising out into the Atlantic Ocean you come to the sun-blessed Canary Islands for a visit to the famous Fire Mountains of the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote. Finally to La Palma, the greenest of the Canarian islands, and the chance to experience real, unspoiled nature. The landscape varies from the verdant forests of the north, where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy; to the desertscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views.

Casablanca

Atlantic Ocean

Marrakesh Agadir

Canary La Palma Islands Lanzarote Tenerife

Taroudant

12-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM £2,095pp 2017

PORT

NOV 9

Fly to MALAGA Spain Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

NOV 10

At Sea

NOV 11

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

NOV 12

SEVILLE Spain

Casablanca, Morocco

ARRIVE

DEPART

11.00pm

3.00pm

overnight

depends on tides

NOV 13

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

11.00am

NOV 14

CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Morning drive to Fez for afternoon sightseeing

8.00am

NOV 15

FEZ/RABAT/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning drive to Rabat for lunch and sightseeing en route to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

NOV 16

CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel overnight hotel

NOV 17

MARRAKESH/AGADIR Morocco Drive from Marrakesh to Agadir to rejoin Aegean Odyssey and lunch on board. Afternoon sightseeing to Taroudant

NOV 18

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

2.00pm

7.00pm

NOV 19

LA PALMA Canary Islands

2.00pm

8.00pm

NOV 20

TENERIFE Canary Islands 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Tenerife Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 75 for details

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Morocco’s great cities with hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez A

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Sail into the harbour of Santa Cruz on La Palma island – one of the lesser-known Canary Islands – and you’ll be greeted by the island’s stunning volcanic landscape. Here you can either explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Our last morning awakes to the sight of Tenerife, dominated by Mt Tiede, among the world’s largest volcanoes.

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Lanzarote’s extraordinary landscapes

ATLANTIC ISLANDS – LANZAROTE, LA PALMA & TENERIFE On Lanzarote, you will discover a little known aspect of the Canary Islands as you travel to the stunning Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains of Lanzarote. Lanzarote may be best known for its beaches but there is a lot more to the island. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of Los Hervideros, where the lava from the eruption flowed down to the sea and, as it cooled, created some strange shapes.

12 DAYS FROM MALAGA TO TENERIFE STATEROOM CATEGORY

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MOROCCO’S HISTORIC CITIES – FEZ, RABAT & MARRAKESH Leaving Casablanca behind, we drive to Fez. With its UNESCO-listed souks and 4th-century religious schools, Fez is a medieval marvel as you will see on our included afternoon sightseeing. Dinner and overnight in Fez. Next morning, we head for Rabat, located on the Atlantic

coast. Rabat, meaning “fortified place,” is Morocco’s capital and sightseeing highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built during the Almohad dynasty, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father, and the façade of the Royal Palace. Enjoy a relaxing evening back on board Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca before heading inland to Marrakesh where sightseeing features a walk through the famous medina and a visit to 14th century Ben Youssef Medrassa and 12th century Kubba El Baroudyine with its beautiful dome. Continue to the Marrakesh Museum and Kasbah, finishing in the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. After breakfast we drive south through the Atlas Mountains and visit ancient Taroudant on the way to Agadir.

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ANDALUSIA - SEVILLE & CADIZ Join Aegean Odyssey in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, and enjoy a relaxing first day at sea. Time to settle in, take in a lecture and some late autumn sun, and admire views of Gibraltar as we head from the Mediterranean into the Atlantic. Next day, you’ll cruise through the Andalusian countryside as we sail up the River Guadalquivir to dock in the very heart of Seville. During your two-night stay you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque and the nineteenth century. You’ll also have time to visit the splendid cathedral, third largest in Europe and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Aegean Odyssey then calls at the port of Cadiz from where you visit Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will stop at one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting.

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MAY 24

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LANZAROTE Canary Islands

MAY 8

MAY 25

AGADIR/TAROUDANT/ MARRAKESH Morocco Morning drive to Taroudant. Afternoon drive to Marrakesh overnight hotel

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 26

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 27

CIVITAVECCHIA/ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Rome overnight hotel

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ROME Italy

MAY 29

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MAY 9

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh. Afternoon drive to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey overnight

MAY 10

CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

MAY 11

At Sea

MAY 12

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain

overnight

MAY 14

CADIZ Spain

overnight

MAY 15

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

MAY 16

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

MAY 17

CARTAGENA Spain

MAY 18

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MAY 19

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

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Jerez Granada

Mediterranean Sea

Morocco

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MAY 11 Fly to SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 12 SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

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overnight

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MAY 24 PALERMO Sicily overnight

MAY 26 SORRENTO Italy MAY 27 ROME Italy MAY 28 OLBIA Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

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JUN 3

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 4

CANNES France

JUN 5

CANNES France (Monte Carlo)

JUN 6

NICE France Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Nice Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 75 for details.

MAY 22 TAORMINA Sicily

MAY 25 SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

PORT

MAY 29 OLBIA Sardinia Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica

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MAY 25

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JUN 11

BARCELONA Spain

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JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

MAY 26

ROME Italy

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JUN 13

At Sea

MAY 27

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JUN 14

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

MAY 28

OLBIA Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

JUN 18

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

JUN 19

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

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MAY 23 PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

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JUN 2

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JUN 3

MARSEILLES (Avignon) France

JUN 4

CANNES France

JUN 5

CANNES France

JUN 6

NICE France

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JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

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JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

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JUN 9

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 10

CARCASSONNE France

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overnight hotel

AEG170527A

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MAY 13 SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

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Malaga Tangier

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Hebrides

Caen Deauville

JUNE 6, 2017 NICE TO LONDON

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France

Atlantic Ocean

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Santiago de Compostela

Avignon Monte Carlo

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JULY 13, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

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JUL 27

PORT ELLEN Islay, Scotland

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JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

overnight

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

JUL 14

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

JUL 15

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

overnight

overnight

JUN 24

BORDEAUX France

JUN 25

At Sea

JUN 26

FALMOUTH England

JUL 16

ISLES OF SCILLY

JUN 9

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 27

DARTMOUTH England

JUL 17

DUBLIN Ireland

JUN 10

CARCASSONNE France

JUN 28

JUL 18

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JUN 11

BARCELONA Spain

HONFLEUR France (Deauville or Caen)

JUL 19

JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

JUN 29

LIVERPOOL England (Lake District or Chester)

JUN 13

At Sea

JUN 14

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JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

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JUN 19

LISBON Portugal

JUN 20

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JUN 21

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 22

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(Distilleries) Scenic cruising past Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

overnight

JUL 28

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland

JUL 29

KILLYBEGS Ireland (Donegal Peninsula)

JUL 30

At Sea

JUL 31

GLENGARIFF Ireland (Bantry Bay and Killarney)

JUL 20

DOUGLAS Isle of Man

JUL 21

ARRAN Scotland (Brodick Castle)

AUG 1

CORK Ireland

JUL 22

STORNOWAY Hebrides, Scotland

AUG 2

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 23

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

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AUG 4

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

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ISLES OF SCILLY

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AUG 6

JERSEY Channel Islands

AUG 7

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AUG 8

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SEVILLE Spain

JUN 18

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JUN 17

London

JUL 26

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Saint-Malo

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AUGUST 22, 2017 LONDON TO ROME

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Carcassonne Marseilles

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 LISBON TO VENICE

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Avignon Carlo Portofino Florence Sete

La Coruna

Venice Monte Portofino

Avignon Carlo Florence Urbino

Sete

SPAIN Valencia

Mediterranean

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Malaga Cadiz Strait of Gibraltar

Ancona

Livorno

Italy

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SEP 19

SEP 10

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

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overnight hotel

SEP 2

LISBON Portugal

overnight hotel

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

AUG 23

SEP 11

HONFLEUR France (Caen or Deauville)

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

overnight

overnight

SEP 20

At Sea

SEP 21

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

AUG 24

SAINT-MALO France (Mont Saint-Michel)

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

AUG 25

At Sea

SEP 13

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

SEP 22

LECCE Italy

AUG 26

MONTOIR de BRETAGNE France (Chateaux Country overnight stay) overnight hotel

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SEP 6

At Sea

SEP 23

DUBROVNIK Croatia

VALENCIA Spain

SEP 24

SPLIT Croatia

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

SEP 25

URBINO Italy

SEP 9

CARCASSONNE France

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

SEP 27

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

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SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

SEP 15

ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 10

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

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SEP 16

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 11

SEP 17

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

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overnight

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

LA ROCHELLE France

AUG 29

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

AUG 30

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde River

AUG 31

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overnight

SEP 7

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LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

SEP 13

SEP 2

OPORTO Portugal

SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal

SEP 15

ROME Italy

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SEP 16

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

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overnight

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

SEP 18

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SEP 6

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SEP 7

VALENCIA Spain

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

Gaudi’s Barcelona

overnight

Croatia’s beautiful cities


Venice Italy Urbino

Ancona

Split Korcula

Croatia

Adriatic Sea

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 VENICE TO ATHENS

GRAND VOYAGE TO CLASSICAL GREECE

Dubrovnik Kotor Bay Montenegro

Philippi

Kavala albania Thessalonica Sarande Meteora Corfu Butrint Volos Skiathos Greece Athens Katakolon Olympia Hydra Mykonos Pylos Nauplia Delos Patmos Monemvasia Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Crete

OCTOBER 5, 2017 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

Philippi

spain

GRAND AEGEAN & MEDITERRANEAN

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Seville Cadiz

Mediterranean Palermo Sea Trapani Segesta

Malaga

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Fly to VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

OCT 5

PYLOS Greece

OCT 5

OCT 21

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OCT 6

overnight hotel

OCT 22

VALLETTA Malta

SEP 28

VENICE Italy

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

OCT 6

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis) overnight hotel

OCT 23

PALERMO Sicily

SEP 29

URBINO Italy

OCT 7

ATHENS Greece

OCT 7

OCT 24

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

SEP 30

SPLIT Croatia

OCT 8

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

OCT 8

OCT 25

OCT 1

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

OCT 26

At Sea

OCT 9

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

OCT 27

CARTAGENA Spain

OCT 28

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

OCT 10

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

OCT 29

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

overnight

OCT 11

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 30

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

OCT 13

CADIZ Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

overnight

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 14

OCT 31

KAVALA Turkey (Philippi)

OCT 15

THESSALONICA Greece

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

OCT 16

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

NOV 1

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

NOV 2

OCT 18

ATHENS Greece

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

OCT 19

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

OCT 20

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro

overnight

OCT 9 overnight cruising

OCT 10

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

OCT 11

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 3

SARANDE Albania (Butrint) CORFU Greek Islands

OCT 12

OCT 4

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece

OCT 13

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 14

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

OCT 15

THESSALONICA Greece

overnight

OCT 16

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

OCT 18

PIRAEUS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home AEG170927A

Temple of Knossos, Crete

Knossos

£2,200

£1,400

OCT 2

Crete

SAVE UP TO

SAVE UP TO

Venice

sicily

Valletta malta

Thessalonica Greece Kavala Meteora Volos Skiathos Mycenae Athens Epidaurus Mykonos Nauplia Delos Patmos Santorini Rhodes Heraklion

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 75 for details.

overnight

overnight hotel

AAEG171007A

GRAND VOYAGES Saver fares are available on request. See page 83 for Grand Voyages full fares

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where you’ll stay ashore Our pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays are the perfect way to begin or end your cruise. Not only will you have time to relax after or before your flight, you will also have ample time to explore these wonderful cities. Balcony cabin guests (categories D and above) will stay at 5-star hotels and guests in categories E and below will be in either 4 or 5-star hotels. Guests travelling together should advise their travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity Reservations at time of booking. Pre- and post-cruise hotels include breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, a half-day escorted sightseeing tour, transfers between airports, hotels and ship and the services of our hospitality desk during your stay.

your hotels CITY

BALCONY CLASS

ATHENS

Grande Bretagne

EDINBURGH Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian FEZ

Marriott Jenan Palace (Superior Rooms)

LISBON

Altis Avenida

MARRAKESH Sofitel Palais Imperial ROME

Excelsior

SEVILLE

Grand Melia Colon

PREMIUM CLASS

King George Radisson Blu Marriott Jenan Palace Sana Lisboa

ATHENS, GREECE Grande Bretagne Elegant guest rooms with courtyard or city views and lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition. Retreats and restaurants include the Winter Garden, Alexander’s Bar, the Pool Bar (on the seventh floor!) and floodlit views of the Acropolis from the GB Roof Garden Restaurant and bar. You can unwind at the GB Spa Athens.

Grand Savoy Starhotel Metropole Melia Sevilla Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian

Grande Bretagne, Athens

King George Situated in the heart of the city and dating back to 1930, the hotel has hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most prestigious events. With panoramic views over the illuminated Acropolis, the hotel transcends all expectations. The refined accommodations and the picturesque dining at the Tudor Hall Restaurant set the scene for a memorable experience.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street. A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, the hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel also boasts

n

Hotel Excelsior, Rome

the only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments and a 12-meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Radisson Blu Designed to blend into the surrounding medieval architecture with its own 16th-century style façade, the hotel’s central location means many of the city’s attractions are within walking distance. After a day of sightseeing, relax in one of the rooms or suites with amenities such as free high-speed broadband or keep up with your exercise routine in the fitness centre or indoor pool.

FEZ, MOROCCO Marriott Jenan Palace Fully restored, extended and renovated luxury hotel set in lush large grounds with trees, flowers and plants, enclosed by its own high walls for absolute privacy and security. Large elegant rooms tastefully furnished in the finest tradition for comfort and luxury. Large swimming pool and sunbathing area, selection of dining outlets including Italian and Moroccan restaurants, an elegant retreat in the heart of Fez.


honking horns, this is also a peaceful spot, fully refurbished to offer comfort without compromise.

Starhotel Metropole, Rome

LISBON, PORTUGAL Altis Avenida The Altis Avenida is a charming boutique hotel in Lisbon. Located in Restauradores Square in the heart of the city, the architecture and decor of the hotel are inspired by 1940’s glamour and revolve around the concept urban chic. The 70 rooms of this five-star hotel provide an atmosphere that is both cosy and sophisticated. Sana Lisboa Located in the heart of Lisbon, Sana Lisboa is a modern hotel that offers spacious rooms with contemporary decor and equipped with all conveniences. The excellent

location on Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue (next to the Marques de Pombal), a short distance from the historic centre of Lisbon makes this an excellent base in Lisbon.

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO Sofitel Palais Imperial Set in lush, fountained gardens of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool, this 5-star palace is impressive in its majesty. Marble columns soaring to sculpted ceilings, traditional zellige tiles and the deep reds and browns of oriental tapestries induce a sense of atmosphere. The entire resort breathes relaxation and refinement, from out-

Sofitel Palais Imperial , Marrakesh

door sofas and loungers round the pool to sumptuous rooms. Grand Savoy With its splendid public spaces, magnificent outdoor pools and top-class restaurants, the Grand Savoy is an excellent base in Marrakesh. The Grand Spa is the ideal place to relax after sightseeing and shopping. The centre includes giant indoor pools, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. Rooms are, of course, airconditioned and come with free Wi-Fi connection.

SEVILLE, SPAIN Gran Melia Colon Located in the historical and cultural heart of the city, the 5-star Gran Melia Colon offers a striking combination of art, culture and style. It also prides itself on its service and design. With an aesthetic of rich contrasts, the Gran Melia Colon combines intelligent historical features with contemporary touches to create a warm and elegant environment. Melia Sevilla Located in the heart of Seville, opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the Melia Sevilla is the perfect choice thanks to its excellent location in the city centre.

ROME, ITALY Excelsior Rich in history and located on the legendary Via Veneto, the Excelsior has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City and is nestled between the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens. Its guest rooms and indoor pool, with health and fitness centre, make this one of the most unique hotels in Rome. Starhotel Metropole Few four-star hotels capture the spirit of this dynamic city quite like the Metropole. Standing close to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, you’re in the midst of everything. But, set apart from the whizzing Vespas and

MADRID, SPAIN OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT STAY Melia Princesa Recently renovated to beautifully combine traditional luxury with a surprising cutting edge, the Melia Princesa is an emblem of the city of Madrid. Thanks to its excellent location in the heart of the city, the Melia Princesa is a hotel you will remember. Just a few minutes from Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum, the Melia Princesa is the best option for enjoying the daytime activities and wonderful nightlife in this busy city. 2 nights: Twin/Double £430pp; Single £545 Includes breakfast daily, half-day city sightseeing, transfers and hi-speed train ticket between Madrid and Seville or visa versa.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR HOTEL STAY Breakfast is included daily at all hotels. Please refer below for additional meals and other features that are included on overland tours. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OVERLAND TOURS MARRAKESH and FEZ 5-star hotels as listed or similar; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; land transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motorcoach; entrance fees to places of interest visited; English-speaking escort/ guide throughout; baggage handling at hotels; bottled water during all meals and on included sightseeing; taxes and service charges.

Gran Melia Colon, Seville

Please note: hotels listed are subject to change and the right is reserved to substitute hotels of a similar or superior standard.

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GENERAL INFORMATION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO FINANCIAL SECURITY

VISAS

When you buy an ATOL protected holiday package from us you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10093. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. A bond is held by ABTA to cover all other cruise holidays.

At time of printing, no visas are required for UK passport holders visiting any country featured in this brochure, except as follows. Albania Group visas are obtained by the ship on arrival. At least 90 days prior to departure, we must have the following information relating to each passenger: full name (as it appears on passport), address, nationality, date and place of birth; plus passport number, expiration date and date and place of issue. Guests cannot be included in group visas if this information is not supplied by the required time.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS

PRIVACY POLICY

All information provided below pertains to UK citizens only and is valid at the time of printing, May 2016. Specific information for your cruise and land programme will be provided at the time of booking. Please also refer to the applicable government website for any updates to this information. Requirements for other nationalities can be obtained from the consulates of the countries to be visited on the specific cruise and land programme. It is each guest’s own responsibility to ensure that they have the required documentation prior to travel. Failure to produce the required documentation at embarkation may result in denied boarding and any expenses incurred as a result are not the responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity.

Voyages to Antiquity requires all guests to provide full passport details, including addresses and next of kin information prior to issuance of final documentation. The personal information provided to the company is only shared as required by government regulations to the local authorities for the purposes of customs, visas, and immigration clearances. The information may also be shared with certain suppliers of your travel arrangements. It should be understood that when making your booking you agree to your personal information being passed on as described above. You may also receive marketing communications from Voyages to Antiquity unless you indicate otherwise.

PASSPORTS Full passports are required and must be valid for a minimum of six months after the last day of your holiday. Special Note: Guests on itineraries which include calls to Arab countries and that may have an Israeli visa or entry stamp in their passport are strongly encouraged to obtain a new passport prior to travel. This is simply a recommendation and is not a requirement.

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SPECIAL NEEDS The cruises and land programmes featured include extensive sightseeing which may involve walking on uneven surfaces, up and down multiple stairs, and require a certain level of fitness and mobility. Some ports on the itineraries may require disembarkation of the ship with the ship’s or local tenders. Please consider these issues carefully prior to booking. There is one cabin specifically adapted for wheelchair use; however guests must bring their own collapsible

wheelchair dimensions of which must not exceed 26” wide. Motorised scooters of any kind are not able to be accommodated on board Aegean Odyssey. Guests that need to travel with medical apparatus including wheelchairs, portable CPAP’s, and orthopedic devices must advise Voyages to Antiquity, in writing, at the time of deposit. A doctor’s statement of fitness may be required. All guests need to be self-sufficient and have an able-bodied guest travelling with them to take full responsibility for any assistance that is required. Important Notice: Failure to advise Voyages to Antiquity as required may result in denied boarding and no refunds are provided for such incidents.

HEALTH There is a well equipped medical centre staffed by a doctor and licensed nurse for the benefit of both the guests and the crew. The medical centre is primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on holiday and is not intended to provide long term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care. Charges apply for consultations, prescriptions, and cabin visits. Guests that require regular treatments or testing of any kind during the cruise and land programme must advise Voyages to Antiquity at the time of deposit. Voyages to Antiquity has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical condition that is beyond the care that can be provided or made available.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary restrictions or specific food allergies. Guests with specific food allergies must advise Voyages to Antiquity in writing at the time of deposit, and while all possible is done to meet the requirement(s), the guest is expected

to exercise due caution when dining, either on board or during pre-, post-, or full-day excursions. The ship can meet most general requests such as low cholesterol, diabetic, and salt- or fat-free. While all dietary requests are provided to our local suppliers and hotels in advance Voyages to Antiquity cannot guarantee fulfillment on included meals at hotels or local restaurants on pre-, post- or full-day excursions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS AND LAND ARRANGEMENTS Shore Excursions: Included in most ports of call. Where suitable, some excursions will be available at an additional cost. Descriptions of the tours will be sent with your final documents or made available on the Voyages to Antiquity website. Lunches on full-day tours can be a picnic lunch provided by Aegean Odyssey or at a local restaurant. On some tours, where lunchtime is in a place offering a wide choice of restaurants, we have not included lunch and left it up to you (such as in Rome, Florence and Urbino). In places such as Venice and Athens, you may wish to remain in the city at the end of the morning sightseeing rather than return to the ship and in these instances lunch will also be under your own arrangements. Please note that these programmes are planned far in advance of your visit, and we reserve the right to change, cancel, or substitute an included excursion at any time. There is no refund or credit available for non-use of an included excursion.

SMOKING Smoking is only permitted on Belvedere Deck aft. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins, balconies, and on excursion motorcoaches. All included hotel rooms are requested by Voyages to Antiquity as non-smoking; however this is not always possible and Voyages to Antiquity cannot be held responsible if the guest’s preference is not available on arrival.


FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

CURRENCY, PAYMENTS AND GRATUITIES ON BOARD A “cashless” system is operated on board Aegean Odyssey with all purchases charged to your cabin account. The final account can be settled in UK£ or US$ at the end of the cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, and Travellers Cheques can be used for settlement; however American Express cardholders will be charged a 2% surcharge. Personal cheques and some kinds of debit cards cannot be accepted. Gratuities for the services you receive on board Aegean Odyssey from your cabin steward and dining room staff are included in your cruise fare. Naturally, guests at their own discretion may wish to show their appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service. Please note that a service charge of 12.5% is automatically added to your account for any bar service.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Cabins and suites feature European 2-pin round outlets with 220 voltage. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers, and other small appliances can be used. Adapters/converters are available on board for conversion to 110 volts if required; however, we recommend you bring your own in the event supplies are limited. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

LAUNDRY AND PRESSING Valet service is available for laundry and pressing. A laundry bag and order form are provided in your cabin.

COMMUNICATIONS Aegean Odyssey is fitted with the latest satellite communication technology and direct dial telephones in all cabins. There is also an internet centre on Belvedere Deck and charges are based on connection time.

CHILDREN Voyages to Antiquity cruise programmes are destination focused and designed for adults. There are no facilities for children on board Aegean Odyssey.

DINING ARRANGEMENTS Dining arrangements on Aegean Odyssey are flexible as both restaurants have an “open seating” policy with meal times arranged to suit the ship’s time in port and the shore excursion programmes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Terrace Café, while lunch and dinner only are available in the Marco Polo Restaurant. On days when full-day shore excursion tours are operated, lunch will only be available in either the Terrace Café or Marco Polo Restaurant. Reservations can be made for dinner in the Marco Polo Restaurant.

Our cruise holidays usually feature scheduled flights on British Airways. You are therefore able to take advantage of all the benefits available flying British Airways including: FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHT CONNECTIONS VIA LONDON We are able to offer free domestic flights via London from Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Jersey and Newcastle, subject to availability and suitable connection times. Some connecting flights may require transfers between London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. If overnight accommodation is required this would be at additional cost and needs to be arranged independently.

UPGRADE TO CLUB EUROPE AT VERY SPECIAL PRICES We are able to offer a limited number of Club Europe seats between London and your overseas destination at a special upgrade fare of £299. Book early to make sure you can enjoy the high levels of comfort and excellent service you expect from British Airways. • Separate check-in area and fast track security • Relax in the lounges before your flight* • Guaranteed window or aisle seat depending on route • Increased luggage allowance • Complimentary refreshments * Lounges available at most European airports

Note: Most British Airways international flights depart from London Heathrow, however, some flights may depart from London Gatwick e.g. flights to Malaga, Funchal, Tenerife. Any special seating or meal requirements will be notified to the airline, however, please note that in accordance with airline policies, these can never be guaranteed.

Club Europe

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY DECK PLAN BRIDGE

802

Ship’s Tonnage

803

804

805

806

11,563 461 Feet

Cruising Speed

16 knots

706 708

709

714

20.5 feet

705 707

810 •

Draft

809 •

67 feet

704

808

807

Beam

702

703

Passenger Decks

7

Stabilisers

2

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins

216

LIDO BAR

AMBASSADOR LOUNGE

712 • 710 •

Length

701

LIDO BAR

OBSERVATION DECK

801

SHIP’S SPECIFICATION

711

716

713

718

715

720

717

722

719

724 •

OBSERVATION LOUNGE

CHARLESTON LOUNGE

721 726 •

POOL

386

723

Panama

KEY

Single cabins

▲ Third pullman berth in these cabins ■

#

Third/fourth pullman berth in these cabins Cabin for passengers with disabilities Elevator

Ship’s Registry

725

728

727

730

• •

Lloyd’s Register Society London

Classification

811

812

813

814

815

816

• •

Passengers, lower beds

729

732

731

734

733

736 735

LIBRARY

SHOP

738

817

818

737

740

819

820

739

742

821

822

741

744 746

TERRACE CAFE

823

824

743

825

826

745

748

BAR

827

828

747

750

THE TERRACE

◆ Please

note: Category GG, I, II and some HH cabins have partially restricted view

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LIDO DECK

BRIDGE DECK

PROMENADE DECK


405 504

415

• • 519

517 523

521

518

520 524

522

527 528

529

531

525 ▲ 526 ▲

530

532 534

533

414 ▲

413

514

513 516

421

417

418

419

422

425

423

429

427 ▲

431 ▲

433

435

437

426 430 434 438

536

537

538

539 543

541

540

547 545

549

INTERNET

542

551

544

553

546

555

548 550

557

552

561

554

432 436 ▲

442 444 448

446

449

447

450

452

453

451

454

456

455

MARCO POLO RESTAURANT

CAT A

Owner’s Suites with Balcony

464

CAT B

Junior Suites with Balcony

466

CAT C

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT D

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

467

470

471

474

475

476

CAT E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

477

478

CAT F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT G

Premium Outside

• •

CAT H

Premium Outside

CAT I ◆

Premium Outside

CAT J

Standard Outside

CAT K

Premium Inside

CAT L

Premium Inside Standard Inside

MEDICAL

556

563

CATEGORY COLOURS DOUBLE STATEROOM/CABINS

460 ATHENA HEALTH SPA

565

558

CAT M

567

560

SINGLE CABINS

569

562

571

564

573

566

575

568

577

570

BELVEDERE DECK

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SHIP’S AMENITIES

428

• •

559

424

443

459

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY Q BEST FOR ENRICHMENT

420

445

463

HAIR DRESSER

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY BEST FOR ADVENTURE

416

440

439 441

RECEPTION

535

AWARDS

412

411

510

• •

515

2015

509 512

AWARDS

409 410

508

511

WINNER

408

505 506 507

406

407

503

W I N N ER

404#

403

CAT CC

COLUMBUS DECK

MARCO POLO DECK

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 Restaurants plus outdoor terrace dining 3 Lounges 4 Bars Lecture Theatre Library Shop Internet Centre Outdoor pool Athena Health Spa and Gym Beauty Salon Medical Centre Telephone, Fax and E-mail via satellite TV, Hair Dryer and Personal Safe in every cabin

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT GG ◆

Premium Outside

CAT HH ◆

Premium Outside

CAT I I ◆

Premium Outside

CAT J J

Standard Outside

CAT MM

Standard Inside

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS All suites, staterooms and cabins have bath and/or shower, flatscreen TV, safe, hair dryer and are fully air-conditioned. Balcony Class staterooms (categories A to D) have additional amenities as detailed on page 23. Note: Cabin plans are indicative and may vary within each price grade, especially as relates to single cabins. Not all categories are shown. The sizes, layout and bed configuration will vary within a category. The areas shown are averages and include the balcony. Beds may be fixed double (queen size), fixed separate twin beds or twin beds that can be converted into double beds. All outside staterooms/cabins have windows except Category J, most of which have portholes.

Cat A - Owner’s Suite, balcony

Single cabin features include European full size beds – cabin sizes are smaller than sizes noted for double occupancy cabins. CATEGORY A: Owner’s Suites 550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds. CATEGORY B: Junior Balcony Suites 310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Cat B - Junior Suite, balcony

CATEGORY C/D: Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area. Cat C/D - Deluxe Stateroom, balcony

CATEGORY I: Premium Outside Cabin with fixed double

CATEGORY E: Deluxe Staterooms 215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony. CATEGORY F: Deluxe Staterooms 170-200 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin or fixed double beds.

Cat E - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

Cat F - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

CATEGORY G: Premium Outside Cabins 130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed. Views in some cabins partially obstructed by lifeboats. CATEGORY H/I: Premium Outside Cabins CATEGORY J: Standard Outside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge, Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower. Category I cabins on Bridge deck have two windows with views partially obstructed by lifeboats and some cabins feature a fixed double bed. Category J: Standard Outside Cabins are similar in size and layout, but most have portholes in place of windows.

Cat G/H/I/J - Premium & Standard, outside

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Cat K/L/M - Premium & Standard, inside

CATEGORY K/L: Premium Inside Cabins CATEGORY M: Standard Inside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

CATEGORY C: Deluxe Stateroom with balcony


CATEGORY L: Premium Inside Cabin

CATEGORY F: Deluxe Stateroom

CATEGORY H: Premium Outside Cabin

CATEGORY B: Junior Suite with balcony

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY: CRUISE FARES 2017 SEE ITINERARY PAGES FOR SAVER FARES DEPART UK DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

P 30-31

P 32-33

P 34-35

P 36-37

FUNCHAL TO SEVILLE

SEVILLE TO ROME

ROME TO NICE

NICE TO SEVILLE

P 40-41

P 42-43

P 44-45

P 46-47

P 48-49

P 50-51

MAY 3

MAY 11

MAY 25

JUNE 6

JUNE 15

JUNE 29

JULY 13

JULY 24

AUGUST 8

AUGUST 22

£2,595

£3,495

£2,595

£2,650

£2,695

£2,495

£2,695

£2,695

£2,495

£2,795

SEVILLE LONDON LONDON TO EDINBURGH LONDON LONDON TO LONDON TO LONDON EDINBURGH TO LONDON TO LONDON TO LISBON

P 54-55

P 56-57

P 58-59

LISBON TO ROME

ROME TO VENICE

VENICE TO ATHENS

P 60-61

P 62-63

ATHENS ATHENS TO TO ATHENS SEVILLE

SEPTEMBER 1 SEPTEMBER 13 SEPTEMBER 27 OCTOBER 5

P 64-65 SEVILLE TO MALAGA

OCTOBER 16 OCTOBER 29

Inside cabins with shower

M

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

L

Premium Inside

COLUMBUS

2,795

3,695

2,795

2,850

2,895

2,750

2,950

2,950

2,750

K

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

2,950

3,950

2,950

2,995

3,095

2,995

3,250

3,250

2,995

3,150

4,195

3,150

3,250

3,350

3,250

3,495

3,495

£2,995

£2,795

£2,495

£2,595

£2,995

£2,495

2,995

3,195

2,995

2,650

3,295

3,495

3,195

2,795

2,750

3,195

2,650

2,895

3,395

2,795

3,250

3,495

3,695

3,395

2,975

3,095

3,595

2,950

Outside cabins with shower

J

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

I*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

3,295

4,450

3,325

3,450

3,550

3,495

3,750

3,750

3,495

3,750

3,950

3,595

3,150

3,295

3,795

3,125

H

Premium Outside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

3,475

4,695

3,495

3,595

3,795

3,750

3,995

3,995

3,750

3,975

4,175

3,795

3,325

3,495

3,995

3,250

G

Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

3,650

4,975

3,650

3,750

3,995

3,995

4,295

4,295

3,995

4,250

4,450

3,995

3,495

3,695

4,250

3,395

Deluxe outside staterooms with tub/shower or walk-in shower

F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

3,850

5,295

3,850

3,995

4,295

4,295

4,595

4,595

4,295

4,550

4,750

4,295

3,750

3,950

4,495

3,595

E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

LIDO/BELVEDERE

3,995

5,495

3,995

4,195

4,495

4,550

4,850

4,850

4,550

4,750

4,950

4,495

3,895

4,150

4,695

3,750

Balcony

Deluxe balcony suites and staterooms with tub/shower or walk-in shower

D

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

BELVEDERE

4,595

6,195

4,795

4,650

4,995

4,895

5,250

5,250

4,895

5,150

5,350

5,250

4,550

4,795

5,495

4,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO/BRIDGE

4,795

6,495

4,995

4,895

5,295

5,250

5,550

5,550

5,250

5,450

5,650

5,495

4,750

4,995

5,950

4,550

B

Junior Suite, Balcony

LIDO

5,250

7,195

5,495

5,450

5,895

5,895

6,195

6,195

5,895

5,975

6,175

5,995

5,195

5,550

6,550

4,950

Owner’s Suite, Balcony

LIDO

5,650

7,795

5,895

5,895

6,395

6,495

6,750

6,750

6,495

6,495

6,695

6,495

5,595

5,995

6,950

5,295

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

3,995

2,995

3,195

3,250

2,995

3,395

3,395

2,995

3,395

3,595

3,595

2,950

2,950

3,495

2,995

A

BELVEDERE

2,795

JJ

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

3,495

4,795

3,595

3,795

3,950

3,750

4,095

4,095

3,750

4,095

4,295

4,295

3,550

3,550

4,295

3,450

II*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

3,695

5,095

3,850

3,995

4,195

4,095

4,450

4,450

4,095

4,375

4,575

4,575

3,750

3,750

4,495

3,650

MM Standard Inside

HH* Premium Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

3,895

5,395

4,075

4,250

4,495

4,450

4,750

4,750

4,450

4,650

4,850

4,850

3,950

3,995

4,750

3,795

GG* Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

4,095

5,695

4,295

4,495

4,750

4,695

4,995

4,995

4,695

4,895

5,095

5,095

4,150

4,195

4,950

3,950

EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BELVEDERE

4,650

6,295

4,750

4,995

5,350

5,350

5,595

5,595

5,350

5,495

5,695

5,695

4,595

4,695

5,550

4,375

CC

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO

5,250

7,495

5,595

5,795

6,295

6,150

6,395

6,395

6,150

6,350

6,550

6,550

5,295

5,450

6,450

4,950

Air Credit (no air included)

300

300

300

300

150

0

100

100

0

150

300

300

300

300

300

300

Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included)

490

680

490

490

340

0

290

290

0

340

680

490

490

490

680

490

All fares are per person in UK£, are valid at time of printing, May 2016, and include all items detailed in the ‘Your Cruise Fare Includes’ panel on page 83 There are single cabins available in many categories and these are clearly shown on the deck plan. There are special prices for these cabins – as shown above. As they are limited in number, it is recommended that you book early. Once these cabins are sold, there will be a limited number of double cabins available for sole occupancy with supplements on the cabin category fares of 25% M-L, 30% K-I, 50% H-F and 75% E-A. * Category GG, I, II, and some HH cabins have partially restricted view. All Saver Fares shown on itinerary pages are subject to change, are capacity controlled, valid until 31 July 2016, and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single fares are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ and MM. Some cabins have a 3rd or 4th upper berth, details and fares on request. Ship’s Registry Panama.

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G R A N D VOYAG E S P 66-67

YOUR CRUISE FARE INCLUDES

SAVER FARES ON REQUEST

Scheduled economy class air fare (see page 78)

P 68 - 73 LISBON TO VENICE

Cruise on Aegean Odyssey as detailed in the itinerary of your choice

MALAGA TO TENERIFE

FUNCHAL TO ROME

SEVILLE TO NICE

ROME TO SEVILLE

NICE TO LONDON

LONDON TO LONDON

LONDON TO ROME

VENICE ATHENS TO TO ATHENS SEVILLE

NOVEMBER 9

MAY 3

MAY 11

MAY 25

JUNE 6

JULY 13

AUGUST 22

£2,295

£4,550

£5,150

£4,850

£4,395

£4,495

£4,850

£4,850

£4,195

£4,850

M

2,450

4,850

5,495

5,195

4,795

4,995

5,250

5,250

4,495

5,195

L

2,595

5,125

5,895

5,495

5,150

5,595

5,795

5,695

4,750

5,495

K

SEPTEMBER 1 SEPTEMBER 27 OCTOBER 5

All meals on board Aegean Odyssey Pre- and post-cruise hotel stays as detailed on itinerary Selected shore excursions as detailed in each itinerary Lunch (except as noted) on full day excursions All on-board gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff

2,750

5,495

6,350

5,950

5,595

6,095

6,195

6,095

5,095

5,895

J

Selected wine with dinner (beer or soft drinks if preferred) on board Lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers

2,950

5,850

6,750

6,295

5,995

6,550

6,650

6,495

5,450

6,250

I*

3,095

6,195

7,125

6,595

6,350

6,995

7,095

6,895

5,850

6,650

H

3,295

6,550

7,550

6,895

6,695

7,595

7,595

7,350

6,195

7,095

G

3,495

6,995

7,995

7,295

7,250

8,175

8,195

7,950

6,650

7,550

F

3,650

7,350

9,350

7,650

7,595

8,650

8,550

8,295

6,995

7,950

E

8,595

9,795

8,795

8,495

9,395

9,350

9,395

8,250

9,295

D

8,950

10,250

9,250

8,995

9,995

9,895

9,950

8,595

9,950

C

4,895

9,895

11,395

10,250

10,150

11,195

10,895

10,895

9,550

10,995

B

5,295

11,995

12,350

10,995

10,995

12,250

11,850

11,850

10,350

11,795

A

2,595

5,150

5,795

5,750

5,295

5,695

5,795

5,995

4,795

5,550

MM

Porterage of luggage to/from your cabin

Balcony

4,195 4,450

Transfers between airports (once you have cleared customs), hotels and ship abroad^

^Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests purchasing Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FARE • Transport to and from your UK departure airport • Optional shore excursions, where offered • Beverages (other than those included at dinner) and other items of a personal nature • Beauty and Spa treatments • Laundry and pressing services • Internet charges and telephone calls • Visas and airport taxes where these are payable locally • Government fees, surcharges and local taxes.

3,150

6,250

7,125

6,875

6,495

6,995

7,125

7,295

5,895

6,895

JJ

3,295

6,650

7,650

7,295

6,950

7,695

7,650

7,850

6,250

7,250

II *

3,475

6,995

8,150

7,750

7,450

8,250

8,175

8,375

6,695

7,750

HH*

BOOK EARLY

4,650

7,450

8,650

8,195

7,950

8,750

8,650

8,850

7,095

8,095

GG*

SAVE UP TO £2,200† per cabin

4,095

8,350

9,650

9,095

8,995

9,850

9,795

9,950

7,995

9,150

EE

LOW Single FARES

4,625

9,750

11,595

10,650

10,595

11,395

11,395

11,595

9,350

10,750

CC

300

300

300

300

150

0

150

300

300

300

300

490

490

680

150

0

340

490

300

680

† Savings are based on double occupancy and vary depending on cruise and cabin category selected.

For Reservations Telephone: 01865 410 123

www.voyagestoantiquity.com

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS These Booking Terms and Conditions, together with our privacy policy and any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited (ATOL 10093) and (ABTA Y2206) (“we” or “us”). Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions references to "you" and "your" include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred. Holidays not involving air travel are financially protected by Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited’s bond with ABTA, membership Number Y2206. Holidays involving air travel are financially protected by Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited’s bond with the Civil Aviation Authority ATOL 10093. Please also refer to clause 18 entitled ‘Financial Protection’. 1. BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR ARRANGEMENTS A booking is made with us when we have received your signed booking form and the required deposit payment. The deposit will be 10% of the total holiday cost and will be non-transferable and nonrefundable. If your booking is made within 90 days of departure full payment is due at the time of booking. We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a confirmation at our absolute discretion. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to you. If your arrangements include a flight, we will issue you with an ATOL Certificate and a confirmation. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the ATOL Certificate, confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes cannot be made at a later date and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). The balance of the cost of your arrangements (including any applicable surcharge) is due not less than 90 days prior to scheduled departure. If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 8 below will become payable. There is no charge for payment of deposit by credit card but a charge of 1.7% for Visa and Mastercard and 2.5% for American Express cards will be made for balance payments. No charges are made for payments using debit cards. 2. ACCURACY We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on our website and in our brochures are accurate; however occasionally changes and errors occur and we reserve the right to correct prices and other details in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other details relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is confirmed. 3. INSURANCE We do not sell insurance as there are many good deals available in the market, plus many people now have annual policies. However, it is a condition of the contract with us that every member of the booking has travel insurance in force for the entire duration of the holiday, covering at least the cancellation of the booking and providing medical cover for illness or injury, repatriation while overseas and loss of baggage.

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arrangements and to rates, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports any or all of which may result in a variation of your voyage/travel arrangements price. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or supplementary services or travel arrangements. You will be charged for the amount over and above that. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your confirmed travel arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option of accepting or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid or changing to another voyage. There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed voyage/ travel arrangement within 30 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your confirmed holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. 5. FITNESS TO TRAVEL ON THE CRUISE SHIP, PREGNANCY, DISABILITY OR REDUCED MOBILITY, MEDICAL/MOBILITY EQUIPMENT Our priority is the comfort and safety of our passengers. You are asked at the time of booking to provide as much information as possible regarding any assistance that may be required in the port and on board the vessel. We are entitled to administer a health questionnaire prior to boarding. You must advise prior to boarding the vessel if you are suffering any symptoms. All passengers must follow the vessels instructions and procedures relating to all matters including health, safety, hygiene and security. In order to ensure that the carrier is able to carry passengers safely and in accordance with applicable safety requirements established by international, EU or national law or in order to meet safety requirements established by competent authorities including flag state every passenger warrants that he/she is fit to travel by sea and that his/her conduct or condition will not impair the safety of the cruise ship or inconvenience the other passengers. We and the carrier reserve the right to require any passenger to produce medical evidence of fitness to travel in order to assess whether that passenger can be carried safely in accordance with applicable international, EU or national law. If it appears to us or the carrier, the Master or the cruise ship's doctor that a passenger is for any reason unfit to travel, likely to endanger safety, or likely to be refused permission to land at any port, or likely to render the carrier liable for passenger maintenance, support or repatriation, then the carrier or the Master shall have the right to take any of the following courses: (i) Refuse to embark the passenger at any port; (ii) Disembark the passenger at any port; (iii) Transfer the passenger to another berth or cabin; (iv) If the Cruise Ship doctor considers it advisable, to place or confine him/her in the Cruise Ship's Hospital or to transfer the passenger to a health facility at any port, at the passenger's expense (v) to administer first aid and administer any drug, medicine or other substance or to admit and/or confine the passenger to a hospital or other similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s doctor and/or Master considers that any such steps are necessary.

Details of your policy must be entered in your booking form in the space provided in order for a booking to be confirmed.

Where a passenger is refused embarkation as a result of safety and/ or fitness to travel, neither we nor the carrier shall be liable for any loss or expense occasioned to the passenger thereby, nor shall the passenger be entitled to any compensation from the carrier.

4. PRICING The price of your voyage, air package holiday arrangements, or other travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates in effect 1 April, 2016. We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays.

‘Disabled Person’ or ‘Person with Reduced Mobility’ includes any person whose mobility when using transport is reduced as a result of any physical disability, intellectual or psychosocial disability or impairment, or any other cause of disability, and whose situation needs appropriate attention and adaption to his particular needs for the service made available to all passengers.

The price of your confirmed voyage, or travel arrangement is subject at all times to changes in transport costs such as fuel, and any other airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport provider; and to changes in the currency exchange used to calculate your

Passengers who need assistance and/or have special requests or need special facilities or equipment with regard to accommodation, seating or services required or their need to bring medical equipment must notify us at the time of booking. If the passenger cannot be carried safely and in

accordance with applicable safety requirements then we and or the carrier can refuse to accept a passenger or embarkation of a Disabled Person or Person with Reduced Mobility on the grounds of safety. Where strictly necessary for the safety of the passenger we and or the carrier can require before it accepts the booking that a passenger is assisted by an accompanying person who is fit and able to provide the assistance required. Those passengers confined to wheelchairs must furnish their own standard size wheelchairs and must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to assist them. Pregnant women are highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to travel at any stage of their pregnancy. Women who are up to 23 weeks pregnant at the end of the cruise are required to produce a medical certificate of fitness to travel. The carrier cannot for safety reasons carry pregnant passengers of 24 weeks or more by the end of the cruise. 6. CUTTING YOUR VOYAGE SHORT If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any services you have not used. If you cut short your voyage and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them. 7. CHANGES BY YOU If you wish to change any part of your booking arrangements after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us as soon as possible. Whilst we will do our utmost to assist you, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes will be subject to an administration fee of £50 per person, per change or £100 per person, per change if the request is made within 60 days of departure as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred by ourselves and any other charges imposed by the airline or any other of our suppliers. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable. Please also note that a change of departure date within 60 days prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation by you. 8. IF YOU CANCEL You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking, the first named person on the booking must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received by us. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling):Period before departure cancellation notice received by us

Charges per person as a % of the total holiday cost is (excl. insurance premiums)

90 or more days

10%

Between 61 and 90 days

50%

Between 31 and 60 days

75%

Between 16 and 30 days

85%

15 days or less

100%

No refunds will be made for tickets or services booked but not used, or for insurance premiums or alteration charges. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above. 9. CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY US 9.1 It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in

advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of participants required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 90 days before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. 9.2 Most alterations will be minor and while we will do our best to notify you of any changes as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure, we will have no other liability to you. Examples of “minor changes” include the following when made before departure: Where a flight has been booked, any change in the advertised identity of the carrier(s), flight timings, and/or aircraft type; a change of outward departure time or overall length of your holiday of twelve hours or less; a change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification. 9.3 Occasionally we may have to make a major change to your confirmed arrangements. ”Examples of “major changes” include the following, when made before departure: A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away; a change to your initial embarkation or disembarkation port to a different geographical area; a change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve or more hours; where a flight has been booked, a change of UK departure airport, as long as that change is not from one London airport to another London airport. London airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City; a significant change to your itinerary affecting the majority of the destination. 9.4 If we have to make a major change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of: a) accepting the changed arrangements; b) having a refund of all monies paid; or c) accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements. Very rarely, we may be forced by "force majeure" (see clause 11) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. 10. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 10.1 We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange the services which we are obliged to provide for you under our contract with you, as set out on your confirmation invoice, we will pay you reasonable compensation. The level of such compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. 10.2 We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or (d) an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled.


10.6 Travel by sea is governed by the provisions of the Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 as amended in 1976 (“The Athens Convention) and where applicable from 1 January 2013 EU Regulation 392/2009 relating to the Liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents (“EU Regulation 392/2009). For the purposes of the Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 we are the Contracting Carrier. The Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 limit the Carriers’ liability for death or personal injury or loss or damage to luggage and makes special provision for valuables. It is presumed that luggage has been delivered to you undamaged unless written notice is given to us and/or the performing Carrier. a) in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery; or b) in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within 15 days from the date of disembarkation or redelivery or from the time when such redelivery should have taken place. Damages for cabin luggage payable by the Carrier are limited up to the Athens Convention limit of 833 SDRs or 2250 SDRs if EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. Limits shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the passenger and by the maximum deductible specified in Article 8 (4) of the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. Copies of the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 are available from us on request.

10.3 Where death and or personal injury and or loss of or damage to property occurs during carriage by air or by sea then liability and the extent of damages recoverable will be dealt with by International Conventions as set out in paragraphs 10.5 and 10.6 and not otherwise. 10.4 As set out in these booking conditions we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us which do not involve personal injury, illness or death. Except where loss of and/or damage to luggage or personal possessions is concerned if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 10.6 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. 10.5 Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail or road carrier or any stay in a hotel, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier or hotel keeper concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements or hotel stay in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or un-amended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens convention for international travel by sea). Please Note: Where a carrier or hotel would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable International Convention or Regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable International Conventions and Regulations are available from us on request. We do not have any liability to you in any circumstances in which the carrier is liable to you by virtue of the Denied Boarding Regulation 2004 which applies solely to the operating carrier. Any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier; any sums you receive from the carrier will be deducted from any amount due from ourselves.

In so far as we may be liable to you in respect of claims arising out of carriage by sea we shall be entitled to all rights, defences, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carrier and under the relevant Conventions, and nothing in these Booking Conditions shall be deemed as a surrender thereof. To the extent that any provision in these Booking Conditions is made null and void by the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or any legislation compulsorily applicable or is otherwise unenforceable, it shall be void to that extent but not further. Our liability will not at any time exceed that of the carrier under its Conditions of Carriage and/or applicable or incorporated conventions or other legislation.

(a) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or (b) which relate to any business. 11. FORCE MAJEURE Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. 12. PASSPORTS, VISAS, HEALTH FORMALITIES & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your Doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. You must notify us regarding next of kin details and any other important information we request before you travel. If you have made independent travel arrangements you accept responsibility for joining the ship in good time, regardless of any change to the sailing time or date, or to the itinerary. We are not able to refund monies paid to us, or any third party acting on our or your behalf, or make compensation or other payments where, for whatever reason, you fail to join the ship. Passengers going ashore are responsible for re-boarding the ship prior to departure from port.

Any liability in respect of death and personal injury and loss of and damage to luggage which we may incur to you whether under our contract with you, in accordance with these Booking Conditions or otherwise, shall always be subject to the limits of liability contained in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 for death/personal injury of 46,666 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) or 300,000 SDR under Athens Convention or 400,000 SDRs under EU Regulation 392/2009 except in the case of liability for war or terrorism 250,000 SDRs.

Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www.passport.gov.uk

We are not liable for valuables, monies or other securities including jewellery and watches. If they have been deposited with the reception desk on the ship for safe keeping and a receipt issued then in those limited circumstances the Carriers liability will be as set out in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. The use of safes onboard a Vessel is not a deposit with the ship or with us under the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or otherwise. The limits are 1200 SDRs pursuant to Athens or 3,375 SDRs pursuant to EU Regulation 392/2009.

We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

10.7 Where there is any loss of or damage to property including luggage which is not covered by any international convention and where liability is not limited by reference to any enactment, terms of conditions, then any legal liability that we may have for any such losses or damage will not exceed £500 per guest. 10.8 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in these Booking Conditions, we shall not in any circumstances be liable to you for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature. 10.9 It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions. 10.10 Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. 10.11 Please note we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description:

Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk

13. SPECIAL REQUESTS Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking e.g. diet, room location, a particular facility on board a voyage etc. You should then confirm your requests in writing. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met. 14. COMPLAINTS We make every effort to ensure that your holiday arrangements run smoothly but if you do have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. ship’s officer), or our local representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If the issue is not resolved locally it is essential you notify our head office in writing, quoting the booking reference number and all other relevant information, at the earliest opportunity and no later than 28 days after your return, to enable any complaint to be investigated. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. It will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you.

Failure to follow the procedures set out in this clause may affect our and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and will affect your rights under this contract. 15. BEHAVIOUR If in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any of our other guests or any third party or damage to property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate your booking arrangements with us immediately. In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your cruise or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost services will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the applicable supplier prior to departure from the service in question. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us. 16. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS Some of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. 17. ABTA ARBITRATION We are a member of ABTA, membership number Y2206. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found at www.abta.com/consumer-services/travel_problems/arbitration The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. 18. FINANCIAL PROTECTION We are required to provide security for the monies that you pay for the arrangements booked from us and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security for flight inclusive holidays by way of a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 10093. When you buy an ATOL protected holiday from us you will receive an ATOL certificate listing the services that are financially protected. We provide financial security for holidays not including flights by way of our membership of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA Number Y2206). 19. FLIGHTS In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. 20. LAW & JURISDICTION These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so. Printed in UK 05/16

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BOOKING FORM

CRUISE NAME

UK Departure Date

Preferred Depture. Airport (see page 78)

Air Upgrade

Booking Reference

Club Europe (see page 78)

Lead Name (A)

PASSENGER DETAILS

HOW TO RESERVE

2nd Passenger (B)

Surname (as shown on passport) First Names (as shown on passport)

1 Select your cruise and preferred cabin category.

Mr/Mrs/Miss/other

2 To reserve your cabin contact Voyages to Antiquity or your travel agent who can take care of your booking.

Nationality Date of Birth

3 Once you have been given a booking reference number, complete the booking form and send it, with a 10% deposit, to Voyages to Antiquity or your travel agent.

Place of Birth Occupation Passport Number

4 An invoice will be issued within one week of confirmation and the balance of your holiday must be received 90 days before departure.

Expiry Date Issuing Authority (point 8 in a UK passport) Country of Issue

5 Your documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure once full payment has been received.

Issue Date Home Address

6 Prior to your departure you will also be sent Essential Travel Information, a Reading Guide for your particular cruise, and a Shore Excursion brochure. You are then ready for your cruise. All you have to do is get yourself to your departure airport. We take care of the rest.

Postcode Telephone Number E-mail address Emergency contact name and relation (next of kin) Contact Number Cabin Grade & Number

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS

PAYMENT DETAILS Non -refundable deposit of 10%. Cheques to be made payable to Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited or your travel provider

INSURANCE Lead Passenger (A), Second Passenger (B) All passengers must be adequately insured and you should provide your policy details below: (A) Policy issued by

Policy No:

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS MasterCard Expiry date:

Policy emergency contact No:

ÂŁ

Visa

American Express

Visa Debit

Name on card:

Card No: (B) Policy issued by

Security code:

Policy No:

Reservations Tel: 01865 410 123 Reservations Fax: 01865 302 551

Policy emergency contact No:

MEDICAL DECLARATION All the above named persons are fit to travel and are not travelling contrary to medical advice. All pre-existing medical conditions which may require treatment aboard ship must be declared.

NB. A 1.7% charge is made for Visa and Mastercard and 2.5% for American Express is made for final payments made by credit card.

SIGNATURE On behalf of the persons named above, whose authority I have to sign this agreement, I have read the information on this cruise and accept the Terms and Conditions.

www.voyagestoantiquity.com 8 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JL

Name (please print) NB. If there is a change in the general health of any of the above named, medical advice should be sought before taking the proposed holiday. A medical certificate may be requested.

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celtic scotland & ireland

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46 – 47

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iceland, faroes & shetlands

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london – london

48 – 49

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the best of france & portugal

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london – lisbon

50 – 51

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mediterranean odyssey

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italian & adriatic highlights

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dalmatia & ancient greece

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ancient greece, sicily & spain

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andalusian spain & morocco

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