Join us for an exclusive nine-day odyssey to the windswept paradise of Greece’s ancient islands steeped in myth and mystery. 

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 Santorini, Greece.  Credit: KJ DiLuigi  The incomparable Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens  Santorini, Greece.  Credit: Zachary Duffy

A Cruise to Ancient Greece

Aboard the 220-guest Le Lyrial

9 days from $5,495

Join us for an exclusive nine-day odyssey to the windswept paradise of Greece’s ancient islands steeped in myth and mystery. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Definitely a wonderful "trip of a lifetime". We enjoyed so many historical sites and great accommodations throughout. Trips abroad [can be] expensive, but this one was really a great value.

- Clara Z.


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Sep 18 - 26, 2017 Departure
Bob Stieglitz

Bob Stieglitz

Hear Robert Stieglitz speak at the Smithsonian Associates program – Cultures of the Ancient World

Robert R. Stieglitz, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, is an archaeologist of Biblical and Mediterranean Studies, with a research focus on cultural diffusion via Greek and Phoenician seafaring. Professor Stieglitz has taught at universities in Greece and Israel, has excavated for many years at several harbor sites therein, and was formerly curator of the National Maritime Museum, Haifa. He received his B.A. in Classics/Linguistics from City College of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University. He is the author of over 100 articles on assorted Mediterranean Studies, and recipient of numerous awards. His book Tel Tanninim: Excavations at Krokodeilon Polis 1996-1999 was published in 2006. Professor Stieglitz has taught undergraduate courses on Greek and Roman history, biblical archaeology, the Bible as literature, law in the Ancient Near East, Jewish civilization, and graduate seminars on Bronze Age seafaring. Stieglitz has surveyed along the southern coast of Turkey, lectured extensively on the Sea Peoples linked to that region, and taught courses on the subjects of religion and science in light of pre-Socratic philosophies that originated in western Anatolia. He has presented papers in numerous international meetings, and lectured on many study tours of mainland Greece, Crete and Thera, Cyprus, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, and maritime Turkey.

Oct 3 - 11, 2018 Departure
Diane Cline

Diane Cline

Diane Cline is associate professor of History and an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Humanities Institute and the Capitol Archaeological Institute at the George Washington University. She teaches courses in the history of Greece with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, Greek drama, and Greek biography with recent research on the social networks of Pericles, Socrates, and Alexander the Great. Her current work illuminates the aspects of society that promoted creativity and the diffusion of innovation in the city of Athens and in Greece more broadly in the Classical period. She also works in the digital humanities, teaching a seminar on digital cultural heritage. Diane holds a B.A. from Stanford in Classics and a Ph.D. from Princeton in the Program in Classical Archaeology and has been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She served as the Summer Session Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1997, and was a Fulbright scholar in 1987-8 at the American School, where she studied Greek inscriptions in the National Museum in Athens for her dissertation. Diane has published a number of articles and a book entitled The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford University Press). She has served as an expert on Smithsonian Journeys tours to the Mediterranean, including the Adriatic, the Aegean, and the Black Seas since 2001.