Circumnavigation of the Black Sea: Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Romania Ukraine and Bulgaria

Dates: August 30, 2014 - September 13, 2014 (15 days)
Tour Leader: Kathleen Lynch

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Image by Eos
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Image by Eos
Map of this itinerary The Aegean Odyssey in Batumi, Georgia. Image by Elsie The Genoese fortress in Sudak. Image by Elsie Ruin at the coast of Sinop. Image by Michael F. Schonitzer Category E cabin, aboard the Aegean Odyssey Outside Cabin, aboard the Aegean Odyssey Marco Polo Restaurant, aboard the Aegean Odyssey Charleston Lounge, aboard the Aegean Odyssey

For thousands of years, the Black Sea has been a scenic crossroads for the cultures of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, the vast steppes of Russia, and central and southwest Asia. Discover ancient Greek ruins, Byzantine churches, Tartar and Russian palaces, and much more as you learn about ancient, medieval, and modern history—from the ancient Greeks to the Ottomans, Russian Tsars, and Stalin. Begin your adventure with two nights in Istanbul, which straddles the continents of Europe and Asia, and then embark Aegean Odyssey and cruise counterclockwise around the Black Sea, with stops in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria, ending where you started, in glorious Istanbul.

Aboard the 350-guest Aegean Odyssey


Pricing starting at $4,050 Per Person Double Occupancy (cruise/land package)
Single Supplement starting at $945 (cruise/land package)


 

Please note - There are TWO different itineraries within the brochure.

 

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Itinerary

Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 - Home | Istanbul, Turkey
Monday, September 1 - Istanbul
Tuesday, September 2 - Istanbul | Embarkation
Wednesday, September 3 - At Sea
Thursday, September 4 - Trabzon
Friday, September 5 - Batumi, Georgia
Saturday, September 6 - Sochi, Russia
Sunday, September 7 - Sinop, Turkey
Monday, September 8 - Constanta, Romania
Tuesday, September 9 - Odessa, Ukraine
Wednesday, September 10 - Odessa, Ukraine
Thursday, September 11 - Varna, Bulgaria
Friday, September 12 - Nessebur, Bulgaria
Saturday, September 13 - Istanbul, Turkey | Disembark | Fly Home

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(Due to the political unrest within the Crimean Peninsula, please contact us for further details regarding a detailed itinerary.)


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