Grand Voyage to the Black Sea 2013 (Cruise-Only)
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877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Itinerary
Day 1 CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy
Board Aegean Odyssey this afternoon.
Day 2 SORRENTO, Italy
Morning tour of POMPEII, afternoon tour to HERCULANEUM.
Day 3 SORRENTO, Italy
A morning of leisure. Afternoon cruising past Capri and Amalfi coast.
Day 4 PALERMO, Sicily
Norman Palermo tour: Palermo Cathedral, Norman Royal Palace and PALATINE Chapel. Afternoon tour to SEGESTA.
Day 5 PALERMO, Sicily
Visit to the MONREALE CATHEDRAL, afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 TAORMINA, Sicily
Morning city tour including the Graeco-Roman theatre.
Day 7 AT SEA
Lectures on board as the ship sails to Nauplia.
Day 8 NAUPLIA, Greece
Tour the ancient city of MYCENAE, afternoon to explore NAUPLIA or EPIDAURUS.
Day 9 ATHENS, Greece
Morning city tour including the ACROPOLIS and Museum, free afternoon to explore.
Day 10 DELOS, Greece
Morning island tour: Sanctuary of Apollo, Avenue of the Lions, Sacred Harbour.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 11 IZMIR, Turkey
Morning sightseeing: EPHESUS, the ancient Roman capital of the province of Asia, Afternoon tour of PERGAMON, including library and Temple of Trajan.
Day 12 LEMNOS, Greece
Morning tour: Myrina - a Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman stronghold. Afternoon cruising Sea of Marmara and the DARDANELLES.
Day 13 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Morning city sightseeing including BLUE MOSQUE, HAGIA SOPHIA, Topkapi Palace. Afternoon at leisure or optional Bosphorus tour.
Day 14 AT SEA
Cruising the Southern Coast of the Black Sea.
Day 15 TRABZON, Turkey
Morning tour to the SUMELA MONASTERY, Afternoon at leisure.
Day 16 BATUMI, Georgia
Tour of the BATUMI Botanic Gardens with over 1000 varieties of roses, Afternoon at leisure.
Day 17 SOCHI, Russia
Morning options to visit Stalin's home or Botanical Gardens and Tree of friendship.
Day 18 FEODOSIYA, Ukraine
Morning tour: Genoese fortress at SUDAK, Free afternoon in Feodosiya.
Day 19 YALTA, Ukraine
Morning tour: Chekhov's house-museum, LIVADIA Palace.
Day 20 SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine
Day tour: Panorama Museum, drive to BALAKLAVA, Naval museum.
Day 21 SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine
Morning drive to CHERSONESOS, free afternoon in Sevastopol or optional trip to Bakhchysaray and The Khan's Palace.
Day 22 ODESSA, Ukraine
City tour: Opera house, Potemkin Steps, Archaeological Museum.
Day 23 NESSEBUR, Bulgaria
Afternoon Old Town walk: Church Christ Pantokrator, 5th century Old Metropolitan church, Archaeological Museum.
Day 24 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Disembark and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight home.
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 All This Included
Travelling from the Mediterranean to the Aegean and on to the Black Sea, this cruise will take you on a journey from the birth of civilisation to the end of the Cold War. Cruise to the ruins of Pompeii, the treasures of Sicily and the iconic sites of Athens and Istanbul. Explore ancient Ephesus and the sacred island of Delos before your circumnavigation of the Black Sea. The Crimean War forms a central part of many people’s knowledge of the history of the Black Sea: a tour exploring the military history of this period is a highlight of this cruise. Visit also the Genoese fortress at Sudak, the Russian imperial palaces of Yalta and Sevastopol, Odessa - Catherine the Great’s St Petersburg of the South, as well as the churches and architecture of the ancient town of Nessebur in Bulgaria.
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Accommodations
Cruising: standard cabin onboard the MV Aegean Odyssey
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Notes
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