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      THE VTA 2019 PROGRAM IS HERE!

      The launch of a new sailing season is always an exciting time for us here at Voyages to Antiquity – all the more so for Europe 2019 because the program includes some spectacular new destinations. 

      Aegean Odyssey will be sailing the Baltic for the very first time, revealing the splendid architecture and extraordinary artistic heritage of St Petersburg and the great cities of Scandinavia. Also making its debut will be Norway’s North Cape and the opportunity to cross the Arctic Circle to experience nature at its most pristine and majestic. And Voyages to Antiquity will be making a welcome return to the historic resort-cities of the Black Sea – Odessa, Constanza and Varna – after several seasons away.

      This exciting range of new itineraries is now available to book and view online. Our preview brochure is also available to download

      Baltic Capitals & St Petersburg

      02 Jul, 2019

      Aegean Odyssey enters the waters of the Baltic for the first time ever on this magnificent new cruise for 2019, featuring an incredible two-night stay in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, maiden visits to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Helsinki, and the historic European ports of Tallinn, Gdynia and Warnemünde.

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      Classic Civilisations of the Southern Mediterranean

      12 Apr, 2019

      See the Minoan settlements of Knossos in Crete and Akrotiri in Santorini. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, explore the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, Catania and the Maltese capital of Valletta, before disembarking in the Greek capital of Athens for a two-night hotel stay.

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      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      24 Sep, 2019

      Beginning with a four-day tour across the Greek mainland, see the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the Palace of Knossos. Explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos.

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      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      02 Oct, 2019

      Beginning with a four-day tour across the Greek mainland, see the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the Palace of Knossos. Explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos.

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      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      21 Apr, 2019

      Beginning with a five-day tour across the Greek mainland, see the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas and the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus. Explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the sacred island of Delos, then relax on the waterfront of beautiful Mykonos. During this voyage you will also witness a traditional Orthodox Easter with a host of festivities.

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      Classical Greece & Southern Italy

      12 May, 2019

      From Athens and Corfu to Dubrovnik, Olympia and Delphi, this amazing journey takes you to some of the most extraordinary sites in the ancient world. Along the way you will also visit legendary Sparta in the Peloponnese and the magnificently well-preserved remains of Pompeii or Herculaneum, before enjoying a two-night hotel stay in magical Rome.

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      Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

      18 Sep, 2019

      This unforgettable voyage sails between the great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, cruise along the coast of Dalmatia, visit the sites of ancient Olympia, Monemvasia and the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.

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      European Connoisseur

      03 Jun, 2019

      Starting in Seville, this cruise visits the magnificent city of Cordoba, the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.

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      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      27 Jul, 2019

      Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to some spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The equally remote and beautiful Shetland Islands also feature in this itinerary.

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      Italian & Adriatic Highlights

      04 Sep, 2019

      Sail from the treasures of Imperial Rome to the canals, palaces and museums of Venice. Other highlights include the magnificent Amalfi Coast, the evocative ruins of Pompeii, the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik, followed by the Renaissance art of Urbino.

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      Land of the Midnight Sun

      15 Jun, 2019

      Enter the Arctic Circle on this spectacular maiden voyage for 2019, departing from London for the North Cape of Norway and the remote ports of Harstad, Honningsvåg and Tromsø. This itinerary also features Trondheim, Stavanger and the beautiful Geirangerfjord, plus Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, before culminating with an overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

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      Mediterranean Odyssey

      23 Aug, 2019

      From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona, to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, this voyage takes you to some of most historic ports and stylish cities in the Mediterranean, including a maiden visit to Tarragona in Spain as well as the treasures of Florence and Rome.

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      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      22 May, 2019

      Begin your voyage with a two-night stay in Rome, giving you plenty of time to see the great sites, including the Colosseum or Ostia Antica. Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising to Corsica, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.

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      The Black Sea & Greek Islands

      01 May, 2019

      This year Aegean Odyssey returns to the Black Sea on a spectacular journey from the classical sites of Athens to Odessa in the Ukraine, Constanza in Romania and Varna in Bulgaria. Along the way you will also cruise to Volos at the foothills of Mount Pelion, holy Patmos, beautiful Skiathos and the sacred island of Lemnos.

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      The Norwegian Fjords

      15 Jul, 2019

      A cruise to Norway featuring a host of new ports for 2019, beginning with the Danish capital of Copenhagen, followed by Grenaa and the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Experience one of the largest fjords in the world, Hardangerfjord, then admire the beautiful landscapes of Geiranger before exploring the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

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      The Three Rivers

      11 Aug, 2019

      No cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris. This cruise also includes a stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur, wine tasting in Bordeaux and sightseeing in Spanish Galicia, ending with a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.

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      MEDITERRANEAN in 2018 and 2019

      A Voyage through the Middle Sea

      Athens to Malaga 15 days - 27 Oct, 2018

      from: CA$4,995

      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 24 Sep, 2019

      from: CA$4,995

      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 02 Oct, 2019

      from: CA$4,995

      Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 21 Apr, 2019

      from: CA$4,950

      Classical Greece & Southern Italy

      Athens to Rome 16 days - 12 May, 2019

      from: CA$5,450

      Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

      Venice to Athens 14 days - 24 Sep, 2018

      from: CA$4,995

      Dalmatia & Ancient Greece

      Venice to Athens 14 days - 18 Sep, 2019

      from: CA$4,995

      European Connoisseur

      Seville to London 18 days - 03 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$6,195

      Grand Adriatic & Aegean Experience

      Venice to Athens 20 days - 18 Sep, 2019

      from: CA$6,995

      Grand Aegean & Mediterranean

      Athens to Seville 28 days - 12 May, 2019

      from: CA$8,950

      Grand Aegean & Egyptian Experience

      Athens to Athens 22 days - 09 Oct, 2018

      from: CA$8,150

      Grand Aegean Experience I

      Athens to Athens 23 days - 30 Sep, 2018

      from: CA$7,895

      Grand Black Sea & Southern Italy

      Athens to Rome 27 days - 01 May, 2019

      from: CA$8,650

      Grand Classical Greece & Black Sea

      Athens to Athens 25 days - 21 Apr, 2019

      from: CA$8,150

      Grand Italy, Dalmatia & Greece

      Rome to Athens 28 days - 04 Sep, 2019

      from: CA$8,750

      Grand Norway & Baltic Capitals

      London to Copenhagen 32 days - 15 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$10,895

      Grand Voyage from Iberia to the North Cape

      Seville to Copenhagen 31 days - 03 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$10,295

      Grand Voyage from Rome to London

      Rome to London 30 days - 22 May, 2019

      from: CA$9,395

      Grand Voyage through the Aegean & Middle Sea

      Athens to Malaga 25 days - 17 Oct, 2018

      from: CA$8,595

      Grand Voyage to Dalmatia & Classical Greece

      Venice to Athens 20 days - 24 Sep, 2018

      from: CA$7,195

      Grand Voyage to Spain, the Rivieras & Adriatic

      Lisbon to Venice 28 days - 29 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$8,650

      Italian & Adriatic Highlights

      Rome to Venice 16 days - 10 Sep, 2018

      from: CA$5,695

      Italian & Adriatic Highlights

      Rome to Venice 16 days - 04 Sep, 2019

      from: CA$5,395

      Land of the Midnight Sun

      London to Copenhagen 19 days - 15 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$6,950

      Moorish Odyssey

      Malaga to Tenerife 13 days - 09 Nov, 2018

      from: CA$4,495

      Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

      Athens to Delhi 38 days - 05 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$10,395

      Renaissance Italy & Historic Islands

      Rome to Seville 18 days - 22 May, 2019

      from: CA$6,095

      The Aegean Experience & Cairo

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 17 Oct, 2018

      from: CA$5,450

      The Aegean Experience I

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 30 Sep, 2018

      from: CA$5,295

      The Aegean Experience II

      Athens to Athens 14 days - 09 Oct, 2018

      from: CA$4,995

      The Black Sea & Greek Islands

      Athens to Athens 15 days - 01 May, 2019

      from: CA$5,295

      The Grand Odyssey

      Athens to Malaga 130 days - 05 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$31,895

      Grand France, Iberia & Italy

      London to Rome 30 days - 17 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$7,950

      Grand Mediterranean

      Lisbon to Venice 28 days - 23 Aug, 2019

      from: CA$8,650

      Grand Rivers, Rivieras & Renaissance

      London to Rome 30 days - 11 Aug, 2019

      from: CA$8,995

      Mediterranean Odyssey

      Lisbon to Rome 18 days - 29 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$5,695

      Mediterranean Odyssey

      Lisbon to Rome 18 days - 23 Aug, 2019

      from: CA$5,895

      South Africa, Namibia & the Skeleton Coast

      Cape Town to Malaga 33 days - 12 Mar, 2019

      from: CA$9,295

      The Three Rivers

      London to Lisbon 18 days - 11 Aug, 2019

      from: CA$5,895

      The Three Rivers (Trois - Rivières de France)

      London to Lisbon 18 days - 17 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$5,395

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      Britain & Northern Waters in 2018 and 2019

      European Connoisseur

      Seville to London 18 days - 03 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$6,195

      Grand Britain, Iceland & Northern Waters

      London to London 33 days - 19 Jul, 2018

      from: CA$10,645

      Grand Circumnavigation of Britain and Iceland

      London to London 33 days - 04 Jul, 2018

      from: CA$11,895

      Grand France, Iberia & Italy

      London to Rome 30 days - 17 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$7,950

      Grand Iceland & Western France

      London to Lisbon 33 days - 27 Jul, 2019

      from: CA$10,650

      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      London to London 19 days - 27 Jul, 2019

      from: CA$7,195

      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      London to London 19 days - 04 Jul, 2018

      from: CA$7,550

      Iceland, Faroes & Shetlands

      London to London 19 days - 02 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$7,550

      Land of the Midnight Sun

      London to Copenhagen 19 days - 15 Jun, 2019

      from: CA$6,950

      The British Isles

      London to London 18 days - 19 Jul, 2018

      from: CA$6,895

      The Norwegian Fjords

      Copenhagen to London 18 days - 15 Jul, 2019

      from: CA$6,650

      The Three Rivers (Trois - Rivières de France)

      London to Lisbon 18 days - 17 Aug, 2018

      from: CA$5,395

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      SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA IN 2018/19

      Ancient Wonders and Lands of Legend SailAway

      Amman to Delhi 28 days - 15 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$8,495

      Beyond Burma & the Malay Peninsula

      Singapore to Colombo 21 days - 22 Jan, 2019

      from: CA$6,695

      Grand Asia, Indian Ocean & South Africa

      Singapore to Cape Town 51 days - 22 Jan, 2019

      from: CA$14,350

      Grand Asia & Southern Africa

      Singapore to Malaga 82 days - 22 Jan, 2019

      from: CA$21,450

      Grand Empires & Ancient Civilisations

      Athens to Singapore 55 days - 05 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$13,950

      Grand Indian Ocean & Southern Africa

      Colombo to Malaga 63 days - 10 Feb, 2019

      from: CA$16,795

      Islands of the Indian Ocean & South Africa

      Colombo to Cape Town 32 days - 10 Feb, 2019

      from: CA$10,695

      Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

      Athens to Delhi 38 days - 05 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$10,395

      South Africa, Namibia & the Skeleton Coast

      Cape Town to Malaga 33 days - 12 Mar, 2019

      from: CA$9,295

      The Golden Triangle to the Strait of Malacca

      Delhi to Singapore 28 days - 01 Jan, 2019

      from: CA$9,295

      The Grand Odyssey

      Athens to Malaga 130 days - 05 Dec, 2018

      from: CA$31,895

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      Our blog

      Europe’s Earliest Cities With Dr David Price-Williams

      Europe’s Earliest Cities With Dr David Price-Williams

      Jun 21, 2018

      In our blog today, guest lecturer Dr David Price-Williams considers the emergence of the Minoans in the Mediterranean – perhaps Europe’s first city builders. With a strong focus on Greece and how civilisation in Europe developed earlier than first thought, and a look at the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans and his role in […]

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      Giants Of The Deep: Whale Watching In Iceland

      Giants Of The Deep: Whale Watching In Iceland

      Jun 13, 2018

      The waters around Iceland are filled with some of the most interesting marine life in the world and during our calls to Húsavík, we offer an included whale watching excursion that often sees our guests come eye-to-eye with these majestic giants of the deep. In our blog today, we are learning more about some of […]

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      Inverary Castle: A History And A Ghost Story

      Inverary Castle: A History And A Ghost Story

      Jun 7, 2018

      In July, Aegean Odyssey will depart Tower Bridge on a wonderful cruise around the British Isles. Not only is her embarkation port noteworthy, but the places she will visit are also worth mentioning, including the Eden Project from the port of Falmouth, Dunvegan Castle from Portree in Scotland and Inverary Castle from Oban. It’s the […]

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      Burmese Days With Guest Lecturer Robert Gordon

      Burmese Days With Guest Lecturer Robert Gordon

      May 31, 2018

      Robert Gordon, Former British Ambassador to Burma and President of the Britain-Burma Society provides us with our blog today, as he answers a few questions about the extraordinary country we now know as Myanmar. In 2011, Gordon also became Chairman of Prospect Burma, a charity which gives some 90 scholarships a year to young Burmese […]

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      The UNESCO World Heritage City Of Bergen

      The UNESCO World Heritage City Of Bergen

      May 22, 2018

      Norway is one of our newest destinations for 2018 and we’re incredibly excited to be sailing the Norwegian Fjords and visiting ports such as Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger and Olden. We’ve got an exciting array of shore excursions planned for this itinerary, but today we’re looking solely at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bergen, its […]

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      A Daily Blog From The Conductor’s Podium With Brandenburg Artistic Director Bob Porter

      A Daily Blog From The Conductor’s Podium With Brandenburg Artistic Director Bob Porter

      May 11, 2018

      Aegean Odyssey is currently sailing her ‘Ancient Greece and Dalmatian Coast’ cruise and on board we have Brandenburg Artistic Director Bob Porter. Bob is leading our guests forward in building a choir at sea, a choir quite unlike any other. Our ‘Sing At Sea’ sailings are always very popular and the only difference with this […]

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      Trois-Rivières de France

      Trois-Rivières de France

      May 11, 2018

      The Loire, Gironde and Seine, Aegean Odyssey will be sailing them all in August 2018, as she offers a blend of ocean and river cruising on her ‘Trois-Rivières de France’ cruise departing from Tilbury. Stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur and sail the Loire to Nantes. Follow the trail of the Gironde to the […]

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      Beyond all analysis & above all praise – Tintoretto at 500

      Beyond all analysis & above all praise – Tintoretto at 500

      Apr 25, 2018

      2018 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of an artist remarkable even by the exalted standards of 16th century Italy – Tintoretto (‘little dyer’, named in honour of his father’s profession); or, if you prefer, Jacopo Comin, his given name; or Jacopo Robusti, the name by which he was generally known; or even the […]

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      Getting shipshape: preparing for the new season in Greece

      Getting shipshape: preparing for the new season in Greece

      Apr 11, 2018

      Aegean Odyssey’s 2018 European season is just around the corner and the teams both on ship and shore are busy with final preparations. With a host of new ports, excursions and land tours, along with an superb team aboard Aegean Odyssey, Voyages to Antiquity is set to continue defining small-ship cruising at its best. Head of Land Product Zoe Bromley-Fox […]

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      Subtropical England – Tresco Abbey Garden

      Subtropical England – Tresco Abbey Garden

      Apr 3, 2018

      Voyages to Antiquity’s 15-day British Isles circumnavigation cruise, departing 22 July 2018, visits Tresco Abbey Garden in the company of Royal Horticultural Society judge John Hughes, as well many other attractions in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Voyages to Antiquity guest lecturer Professor Sandy Primrose reveals the history of one of the UK’s great gardens […]

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      AEGEAN ODYSSEY -
      The best in small-ship cruising

       

      There is a particular pleasure that comes with cruising aboard a smaller ship. Hosting an average of just 350 passengers, Aegean Odyssey is no ‘floating city’. She is small enough to sail rivers and put into the more characterful ports inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships’, the service is more personal and you get plenty of time to interact with the onboard experts.

      Yet on the other hand, she is large enough to offer a superb selection of amenities, including two dining venues, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa centre and well-stocked library. Cabins are spacious, modern and intelligently designed, and 39 cabins across a range of categories (including balcony) are set aside for solo travellers at low supplement.  

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