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TURKEY / GEORGIA / RUSSIA / UKRAINE / BULGARIA

Adventures Afloat: Voyages to Antiquity: The Black Sea, from Istanbul to Istanbul

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Program #19520RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Embark on a voyage that brings to life the intriguing history of the Black Sea. Begin and end in Istanbul, a city of spectacular architecture and mystical atmosphere. Sail to fascinating ports including Batumi, Georgia, celebrated for its lovely botanical gardens; Sochi, Russia, the elegant resort that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics; and the beautiful, ancient port of Nessebur, Bulgaria.


Highlights

• Discover the architectural treasures of Istanbul, including the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
• In Yalta, the elegant town that was once the summer residence of the tsars, visit Chekhov’s house-museum and Livadia Palace.
• An expert-led excursion in Odessa is highlighted by the neo-baroque Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater and the famous Potemkin Stairs.

Activity Notes

Walking up and downhill, up to two miles per day. Standing up to four hours per day, with breaks; uneven terrain and steep stairs without railings at historic sites.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Istanbul (Turkey), 3 nights; embark Aegean Odyssey, 11 nights (ports of call include Trabzon, Batumi (Georgia), Sochi (Russia), Feodosiya(Ukraine), Yalta, Sevastopol, Odessa, Nessebur (Bulgaria)); disembark Istanbul (Turkey), departure.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 1 — Sep 16, 2015 $6595
Reduced prices starting at $6095
$6095

Special Offer: Enroll by Oct. 1, 2014 and save $500 off the original program price (the price shown has already been reduced). Free round-trip air from many cities is also included in the program price, and there is no additional cost for a single room in select categories. Please note free airfare and single rooms may be limited.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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14 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
Visas: 1(out of 2 required)

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4.9
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