Imagine basking in the Mediterranean sunshine in the middle of October, a refreshing drink in one hand, and the memory of the great cliffs of Santorini, rising from a great crescent caldera, fresh in your mind. A smile flutters across your lips as you recall the fascinating insights shared the day before by the ship’s guest speaker in his highly entertaining talk about ancient civilisations. Perhaps you will stop by the well-stocked on-board library later to learn more about your next stop, strikingly beautiful Palermo.
You barely notice the attentive crew member slip away, but somehow your glass is magically refilled. What is delightfully obvious is the blissful absence of towering ocean liners in these small, picturesque ports. It still amazes you how the unique Aegean Odyssey manoeuvres ever so gracefully between vast oceans and serene rivers, giving you exclusive front-row access to stunning views of the region’s most exciting destinations.
The classically elegant Aegean Odyssey is specially adapted for island and coastal cruising, so you can visit smaller, less crowded harbours, sail closer to the spectacular coastlines of Greece, Italy and Spain, navigate the idyllic islands of Sicily and Malta, and even cruise upriver into the heart of Seville. Brought to you with our partners at Voyages to Antiquity, these small-ship cruises especially appeal to those with a passion for delving deeper into a destination’s past – the Aegean Odyssey takes you on an incredible journey to the historic, cultural and artistic heart of Europe. There are insightful talks on board by guest speakers who are experts in their field, carefully selected for their ability to bring to life their chosen subject. As always, you will have the services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager throughout the entire journey, dedicated to making your cruise the best it can be.
All voyages have been meticulously planned, with evening and overnight stays in port, giving you the opportunity to enjoy an after-dinner stroll ashore. For 2017, we head south for autumn sunshine to the Mediterranean, where you have a choice of two eye-opening itineraries – intriguing Ancient Greece and Sicily, or captivating Andalucía and the Spanish coast. Combine this with our dedication to offering customers outstanding value and impeccable service, and the result is one we know you will appreciate.
Mr. Mrs. D. Robinson
We enjoyed this tour (our 8th with Riviera) both hotels were well placed for visiting Tarragon & Barcelona, the excursions were well planned & informative, Barcelona was exceptional with plenty of free time to visit what you wante...
Terence & Joan Mccue
What an outstanding holiday again with Riviera Travel. It was our first visit to Rome but Michelle our tour manager and our tour guide Antonella made it a tour to remember. First class hotel great tours around Rome it was perfect ...