Circumnavigation Of The Black Sea


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    Wander through a wealth of historic sites and architectural treasures, sample local Georgian wines, and cruise through the winding canals of the Danube delta.


    Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the Pera Palace Hotel.

    Choose from several tours that reveal the highlights of this legendary city.

    After breakfast, several guided tours will be available, offering a more in-depth exploration of the city.

    From the port at Bartin, travel inland to Safranbolu, a World Heritage Site.

    From the port of Samsun, drive inland to Amasya, former capital of the kingdom of Pontus during the third century BC.

    Ancient Greeks settled in Trabzon along a branch of the Silk Road from Asia.

    Today the ship docks in the charming port of Batumi.

    This Russian mineral-spring resort community with a sub-tropical climate is sometimes called the Russian Riviera.

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    Odessa’s European-Russian heritage is evident as we ascend the Potemkin Steps.

    The Danube is Europe’s second longest river as well as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.

    Histria was Romania’s earliest-founded city and flourished as an extraordinary trading center.

    The modern port city of Varna was once the Greek colony known as Odessos.

    Disembark Le Bougainville after breakfast.

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    Centuries of history come to life on this epic voyage around the legendary Black Sea. This region is renowned for majestic scenery, varied wildlife, and rich cultural traditions. Voyage to all six counties ringing this inland sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria—and discover busy bazaars, archaeological treasures, and stunning landscapes that are home to a multitude of hidden cultural gems. Our leaders on this tour have visited this region numerous times and will provide valuable insight and commentary on the history, culture, and wildlife of this intriguing corner of Europe. Fascinating lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and informal discussions will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wonders you will see.


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    Duration: 14 Days
    Starts in: Turkey
    Group Size: 160

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