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All-Inclusive Black Sea Cruises

12-day learning voyages designed for ages 50+!

On the shores of the Black Sea sit the history-rich countries of Turkey, Romania and the Ukraine. From grand architecture in Istanbul to tantalizing viniculture in Constanta to fascinating culture in Odessa, you’ll delve into the storied past and diverse present of these fascinating destinations.  Road Scholar's Aegean Odyssey ship offers an intimate cruise experience with overnight stays in hard-to-reach harbors, expert-led field trips, and plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. 

Black Sea Adventures
Aegean Odyssey

Aegean Odyssey cruises include:

  • Expert-led field trips in every port of call for an in-depth experience 
  • Complimentary shuttles at each port, so you can explore on your own with ease  
  • Free round-trip airfare from many cities, plus worry-free airport transportation
  • All port taxes, fees and ship staff tips
  • Two onboard expert lecturers
  • A choice of activity levels, active or relaxed, perfect for customizing your learning adventure to fit your preferred pace
Black Sea Adventures

Favorite experiences along the Black Sea:

  • Explore the historic gems of Istanbul, including the breath-taking Church of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Savor a special local wine tasting during your exploration of Constanta. 
  • Discover the ruins of Ephesus, the jewel of Greek-Roman cities, before exploring the Terrace Houses, once inhabited by the wealthy Ephesians.


A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.