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I can't be sure if this list is 100% correct but it was available from my TA's website.  Maybe someone will find it helpful.

 

One difference is that the catalog lists Toulon as a port but this list shows Marseille.

 

Sep 28, 2019

Venice, Italy
 

Step aboard in Venice, the magical city renowned for its art, architecture and culture, is the ultimate destination on your epic voyage. Watch the sunlight dapple on the water as we ease our way through the archipelago. As we will remain in port overnight, enjoy a fine restaurant, the vibrant nightlife, and perhaps even a romantic evening gondola ride along the Grand Canal.

Shore Excursions

  • Private Evening Gondola Ride for Two
  • An Evening Gondola Ride in Venice
  • An Evening at the Opera
  • Private Visit of Palazzo Nani Bernado
  • Exploring Historic Padua
  • Creative Master Class in Murano Glassblowing

Sep 29, 2019

Venice, Italy
 

Awake and further explore central Venice on your own this morning, as you investigate the out-of-the-way passages that reveal beautiful, hidden piazzas, or cross the lagoon to Murano and Burano to view the world-renowned glass blowing craftsmen. Your ship sets sail just after lunch so you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lagoon as we head out to Adriatic sea.

Shore Excursions

  • At a Glance: St. Mark’s Square (Included)
  • Venetian Islands & St. Mark’s Square
  • Hidden Venice on Foot
  • Unraveling St. Mark’s Square & Doge’s Palace
  • The Island & the Abbey
  • Secrets of the Doge’s Palace
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Extension to Included Tour
  • Rezzonico Palace: Extension to Included Tour
  • Visit to a Venetian Carnival Workshop
  • Exploring Historic Padua

Sep 30, 2019

Splît, Croatia
 

Experience the age of antiquity as you wander through the center of the city that is built around the Diocletian Palace, walking through the well preserved cellars before continuing to the Ethnographical Museum. In this historic quarter, you’ll notice the results of over 17 centuries of construction, passing pre-Romanesque churches and Gothic chapels. You may also choose more natural pursuits, from a rafting trip on the Cetina River or a journey through the Croatian hinterland to the famous waterfalls of the Krka National Park. Or spend the entire day discovering the small more intimate destinations along the Dalmatian coast.

Shore Excursions

  • Splît Walking Tour (Included)
  • Ancient Salona & Medieval Trogir
  • Cetina River Cruise & Splît Walking Tour
  • The Krka Waterfalls & Town of Skradin
  • Highlights of the Splît Riviera
  • Charming Trogir & Village Heritage
  • Krka National Park Walk
  • Flavors of the Dalmatian Coast
  • The Pilgrimage Site of Medjugorje
  • Krka National Park & Dubrava Falconry Center

Oct 01, 2019

Dubrovnik, Croatia
 

Where city meets coastline, your ship will sail to this beautiful 12th-century walled city in Croatia. And as it happens, George Bernard Shaw declared, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” We think he has a point. Enjoy an entire day to take an inclusive tour with a drive high up to catch the magnificent views of the city and countryside. Or descend to the coast and enter the city on foot through the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain and stop inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings. You may also wish to consider exploring the famed Dubrovnik Riviera with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula.

Shore Excursions

  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour (included)
  • Dubrovnik by Cable Car
  • Dubrovnik by Land and Sea
  • Dalmatian Coast Wine and Food Tasting
  • Mostar and the Old Bridge
  • Croatian Delight: Wine Tasting
  • Flavors & Traditions of Old Croatia
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Panoramic Dubrovnik Riviera & Cable Car
  • Dubrovnik’s Fortification: A City Wall Walk
  • A Renaissance Garden & Views
  • Dinner at a Local Village Estate

Oct 02, 2019

Corfu (Kérkyra), Greece
 

Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel townhouses and pristine white beaches. Our well-crafted included tour takes us on a drive to Kanoni, where we will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe’s largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once the exclusive preserve of the local aristocracy.

Shore Excursions

  • Panoramic Corfu & Old Town Walking Tour (Included)
  • Paleokastritsa Monastery & Corfu Tour
  • Old Town & the Achilleion
  • Corfu by Mountain Bike
  • Corfu by 4x4 Vehicle
  • Paleokastritsa Caves by Boat & Old Corfu
  • Corfu’s Natural & Historic Riches
  • Traditional Flavors & Modern Cuisine of Corfu
  • The Greek Orthodox Religion on Corfu Island
  • Scenic Corfu and Theotoky Estate & Winery
  • The Handcrafting Tradition of Corfu & Kérkyra

Oct 03, 2019

Cruise the Ionian Sea
 

Bask in the endless comforts of your ship. Swim in the infinity pool, which offers dramatic sea views. Take in an inspiring talk about the treasures of Corfu or Dubrovnik, our next ports. Relax with a massage or nurturing skin treatment at our Scandinavian-inspired spa or learn to make the perfect risotto at a cooking class at The Kitchen Table. Or, simply take refuge on your stateroom balcony while passing the “lighthouse of the Mediterranean,” the active volcano of Stromboli.

Oct 04, 2019

Naples, Italy
 

In Naples, your choice of excursions abounds with a full day in this city. Take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city, facing the former Royal Palace of the King of Naples. In your spare time, sample a hot espresso, a slice of pizza (the world’s first pizzeria opened here in 1830) or a locally made limoncello. Optionally, explore Pompeii, city of beauty and ruin, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or take a trip to the summit of Vesuvius.

Shore Excursions

  • A Panoramic Tour of Naples (Included)
  • Pizza & Piazzas
  • Pompeii: City of Beauty & Ruin
  • Ancient Herculaneum
  • Vesuvius 4x4 Journey
  • The Vistas & Villages of the Amalfi Coast
  • Sorrento & Pompeii
  • Pompeii & Pizza
  • Naples, Above & Below: A Walking Tour
  • The Kitchen Table

Oct 05, 2019

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
 

Explore the “Eternal City” today with a local guide. You’ll marvel at the magnificent Colosseum where gladiators once battled, the historic Roman Forum, gathering place and political center of the ancients, and Vatican City. You might also choose one of our fascinating tours that highlights Rome’s treasures. Alternately, visit Tarquinia’s Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.

Shore Excursions

  • Snapshots of Rome (Included)
  • Sistine Chapel & Vatican City
  • Panoramic Rome & St. Peter's Basilica
  • The Etruscan Necropolises of Tarquinia
  • Picturesque Ostia
  • Rome on Your Own
  • Rome & Private Visit of Vatican City Museums
  • Ancient Rome
  • Vatican Museums & Private Visit to Villa Farnesina
  • Highlights of Rome & the Colosseum
  • Treasures of Rome Along the Tiber River

Oct 06, 2019

Florence/Pisa, Italy
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica of Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

Shore Excursions

  • From Tuscany to Pisa (Included)
  • Florence & the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Florence & the Pitti Palace
  • Italy’s Art & Architecture
  • The Renaissance Treasures of Florence
  • Scenic Lucca & Pisa
  • A Day in Tuscany
  • Tuscany Wine & Merenda Tasting
  • Florence On Your Own
  • Cooking in a Tuscan Castle
  • Scenic Boat Ride & Villa Puccini
  • Lucca On Your Own
  • Fiat 500 Experience & Florence On Your Own
  • Florence by Tuk-Tuk & On Your Own
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Museum & Historic Lucca
  • Wine Region of Chianti
  • Carrara Marble Quarry & Mining Town

Oct 07, 2019

Monte Carlo, Monaco
 

Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince’s Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. As we stay late in port, you will have time to step inside the Place du Casino, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.

Shore Excursions

  • Walking Tour of Monaco (Included)
  • Walking Tour of Nice & Musée Matisse
  • Perfumes of Grasse & St. Paul
  • Prince's Palace of Monaco
  • French Riviera Helicopter Tour
  • Nice, Èze & Monte Carlo
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Nice On Your Own
  • Leisurely Walking Tour of Monaco
  • Walking Tour of Nice & Villa Rothschild
  • Exclusive Visit to Villa Rothschild
  • Gardens of Monte Carlo
  • Panoramic Côte d’Azur

Oct 08, 2019

Marseille, France
 

Visit Marseille, France’s oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world’s most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.

Shore Excursions

  • Scenic Marseille (Included)
  • Historic Religious Sites of Marseille
  • Winter in Cassis & Calanques
  • Discover Aix-en-Provence
  • Avignon & Palace of the Popes
  • In the Footsteps of van Gogh
  • Arles & Camargue
  • Mastery of Bouillabaisse
  • Handicrafts in Marseille
  • Le Castellet & Wine Tasting
  • Dinner at a Michelin Starred Restaurant
  • A Picnic in Provence
  • Summer in Cassis & Calanques

Oct 09, 2019

Barcelona, Spain
 

Soak up the charm of sunny Barcelona, the Catalonian capital of culture. Stroll along Las Ramblas, take in the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi or explore the myriad side streets of the ancient Gothic quarter. If you didn't take yesterday's included guided tour you can do so today. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.

Shore Excursions

  • Panoramic Barcelona (Included)
  • Gaudí Architecture
  • Scenic Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey Tour
  • Girona & the Birthplace of Salvador Dalí
  • The Kitchen Table
  • The Gothic Quarter: Back to the Origins of the City
  • Lupo, Leather Goods Made in Barcelona
  • Best of Barcelona & Our Lady of Montserrat
  • Jewels of Modernism
  • The Artists of Barcelona: Miró, Picasso & Gaudí

Oct 10, 2019

Barcelona, Spain
 

Awake in Barcelona, where you will be finishing your journey. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this city and its world-class culinary delights, or discover other areas of Spain.

 

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"One difference is that the catalog lists Toulon as a port but this list shows Marseille."

 

Viking switched Med Odyssey ports from Toulon to Marseille last year.

 

Excursions stayed the same.  We loved the Cassis and Calanques water tour.

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