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The Trip

Join Carleton College Professor Emerita Nancy Wilkie on a splendid ten-night voyage aboard the elegant, 216-cabin Aegean Odyssey. Begin in Venice and end in Athens, exploring the fabled Dalmatian coast along the way. The Aegean Odyssey is small enough to call at ports that are inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships,’ but large enough to offer a selection of amenities, including two dining venues, a spacious theater for lectures and musical performances, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa center, and a well-stocked library. Itinerary highlights include Diocletian’s massive palace in Split, Croatia; the beautiful, historic town of Dubrovnik; cruising through the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay; the vast ancient ruins of Butrint, Albania; and ancient Olympia, Greece, birthplace of the Olympics. Then disembark in Athens and spend two nights at a centrally-located, 4-star hotel, with time to see the city’s magnificent classical treasures, including, of course, the Acropolis. This program includes all meals aboard ship, nearly all shore excursions, a series of onboard lectures, and much more.

Note: This is a value-priced premium learning adventure, co-sponsored by other organizations, and early booking discounts called Saver Fares may be applied. These discounts are subject to change and capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time subject to market demand. Once withdrawn, Full Fares will apply.

Nancy Wilkie

Faculty Leader

(from September 18-29, 2019)
Nancy Wilkie is a distinguished archaeologist and professor who has lectured to acclaim on numerous educational tours and cruises throughout the Mediterranean. She is William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, at Carleton College, where she was co-coordinator of the Archaeology Concentration. From 1998-2002 she served as President of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), a co-sponsor of this program for whose travelers Nancy will also serve as representative. In 2009-10 she was the AIA’s Charles Eliot Norton lecturer, one of the highest honors that the Institute bestows. Nancy has worked on archaeological projects in Greece, Egypt, and Nepal, authored more than 30 articles, and co-edited three books on archaeology. In April 2003 the President appointed Nancy to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department, on which she continues to serve. In April 2013 she was elected President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization dedicated to the protection of cultural property in times of armed conflict. 

Pricing (Per Person)

Double Occupancy Cabins start at $3,950 Saver Fare*, $4,250 Full Fare
Single Occupancy Cabin start at $4,850 Saver Fare*, $5,150 Full Fare

*Saver Fares, which are early booking discounts, are subject to change, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time subject to market demand. Once withdrawn, Full Fares will apply. We encourage you to reserve your preferred cabin now!

For complete pricing and cabin information, download the brochure

Abbreviated Itinerary

September 18 to October 1, 2019 (14 days)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Depart home

Thursday, September 19: Arrive Venice, ITALY

Friday, September 20: AM Venice walking tour or Lagoon excursion | PM at leisure

Saturday, September 21: Urbino: AM walking tour | PM at leisure

Sunday, September 22: AM Split, CROATIA: Diocletian’s Palace | PM at leisure or optional Salona & Trogir excursion

Monday, September 23: AM Korcula walking tour | Cruise past Hvar & Brac | Dubrovnik

Tuesday, September 24: AM Dubrovnik walking tour | PM cruising Kotor Bay

Wednesday, September 25: Sarande, ALBANIA | Butrint

Thursday, September 26: Katakolon, GREECE | AM Olympia tour | PM cruising | Pylos

Friday, September 27: AM Ancient Messene & Mavromati OR Neo Kastro & Methoni | PM at leisure

Saturday, September 28: AM Monemvasia walking tour | PM cruising | Hydra

Sunday, September 29: Disembarkation | AM Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum | PM at leisure

Monday, September 30: Athens: Day at leisure OR optional AM National Archaeological Museum visit

Tuesday, October 1: Fly home

Additional Information

To make a reservation or for more information please call 800-811-7244 or email Carleton College Alumni Adventures.

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