Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey

October 10 – 18, 2023
Trip Description
Greece Ruins

Journey to the cradle of Western Civilization and the classical world on this Aegean voyage, exploring the preserved treasures and mythical  and scapes of ancient Greece and Turkey. Our home for this expedition is an elite, five-star LE BOUGAINVILLE. This small ship has only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony, and is able to moor in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels. Our journey will take us to Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos Santorini, and Rhodes – ancient destinations steeped in mythology and history. Sail Turkey’s sun-drenched coast to visit Ephesus, the most spectacularly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. We will visit the scenic wonder of the Meteora, where 14th and 15th century Orthodox monasteries crown soaring sandstone cliffs. Walk through the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, where the history of early Hellenic and Roman natural healing practices are engraved onto the ancient stelae. Walk the Sacred Way of Delos, and discover ancient Akrotiri – the “Minoan Pompeii”. Enjoy exclusive cultural enrichments and culinary demonstrations and the Island Life forum with residents of the island of Pátmos.

Watch Trip Highlight Video Here


OPTIONAL PRE-PROGRAM: Athens and Cape Sounion
October 8 – 11, 2023


OPTIONAL POST-PROGRAM: Thebes and Delphi
October 18 – 20, 2023

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2 -3
SHIP: LE BOUGAINVILLE
GROUP SIZE: Ship accommodates 165

PRICE: EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT – SAVE BETWEEN $750 - $2,100 PER PERSON,

DEPENDING ON CABIN CATEGORY, IF BOOKED BY JANUARY 15, 2023
Cabin prices start at $4,595 per person, based on double occupancy.
Single Occupancy cabin prices start at $7,992.

See trip terms and conditions here.

For more information about this trip, please contact:
Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141 or email 
sxd618@case.edu.


LUMINARY SOCIETY MEMBERS: CWRU’s Luminary Society members may receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For further information on Luminary Society travel discounts only, please contact The Office of Strategic Giving or 216.368.4460.