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9-night Treasures of the Black Sea Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Roundtrip Istanbul
Departure Date:
7/10/2020
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1326183
from
$6120

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
7/10/2020
7/10/2020 6:00:00 PM

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours

Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours

Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

Nessebur
7/11/2020
7/11/2020

Today, residents of Nessebur (Nessebar) live mostly from fishing and tourism. Nessebur sits on a small rocky peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Remnants of the 2nd century city walls rise above the town and the winding, cobblestone streets are lined with stone and timber houses with wooden stairways and jutting first floors. Another characteristic of Nessebur architecture are horizontal strips of white stone and red brick offset by striped blind arches resting on vertical pilasters, the facades highlighted by ceramic discs and rosettes. Other sights include the Museum of Archaeology - a new museum housing a fascinating collection of some 5,000 relics and finds that have been salvaged from archaeological sites of the ancient town of Nessebur.

Sulina
7/12/2020
7/12/2020

Sulina is a small town in Romania, with the smallest community in the country at only 4,443 inhabitants residing here. Sulina is the easternmost point of Romania, and has an area of 329 km. This destination is a natural reserve only reachable by water; the only way to access the charming little town is through the Danube River or the Black Sea.

Odessa
7/13/2020
7/13/2020

Cosmopolitan Odessa is an area thriving with beaches, special saline baths and mild climate. This city continues as a major cultural center, and Odessa’s citizens are proud of their heritage and culture stemming from a multiethnic mix including Ottoman Turks, Greeks, Bulgarians and Jews. Under Catherine the Great, Odessa became capital of New Russia. In recognition of the inhabitants’ valiant stand in World War II, Odessa was proclaimed the Hero City. Many 19th century French-style buildings reminiscent of St. Petersburg survived, adding greatly to the city’s numerous attractions, including Vorontsov Palace, the remains of the Turks' fortress Enu Dunia, and the former Stock Exchange. The pride and glory is the neo-classical Opera House that saw musical events conducted by Tchaikovsky and Anna Pavlova ballets. Thanks to temperate climate and prime beaches, Odessa and its surrounding resort areas attract scores of visitors who are pampered in seaside spas and visit opulent palaces, or engage interested residents in a conversation to learn about the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

At Sea
7/14/2020
7/14/2020

No information currently available.

Samsun
7/15/2020
7/15/2020

Situated between two river deltas on the Black Sea lies Samsun. According to ancient myths, Samsun was the land of the Amazons, the tribe of female warriors skilled in shooting bow and arrows. As the myth goes, the Amazons removed a breast in order to shoot more effectively. The word itself in Greek means 'without breasts'. The town now is most visited for its Archeological and Ethnographic and the Atatürk Museum - which gives tribute to Kemal Atatürk, who rallied the people against Allied occupation and began the Turkish War of Independence.

Trabzon
Suggested Private Excursion
7/16/2020
7/16/2020

Trabzon is a historical port city in Turkey that lines the eastern side of the Black Sea. Founded by the colonists of Miletus in the 8th century BC, this port is now known for its St. Sophia Church and the magnificent Sumela Monastery. The St. Sophia Church was constructed in the 13th century and is now a museum. The Sumela Monastery was built on the side of a cliff. This spectacular structure houses a library, a church, priests living quarters, a chapel and a sacred spring of water. The surrounding area is now a national park and is just as beautiful as the monastery.

Suggested Private Excursions

Trabzon: The Multi-Cultural Highlights of Trabzon - 7 hours

At Sea
7/17/2020
7/17/2020

No information currently available.

Bartin
7/18/2020
7/18/2020

Bartin is a historic city in northern Turkey. Over time, the city changed hands many times and has been influenced by the cultures of the Hittites, Cimmerians, Persians, Romans, and Seljuk Turks. The wooden Bartin houses display the architectural characteristics of the art movements after the Tanzimat Fermani (Reforms Decree). The city is most popular for it's strawberry festival in the Spring.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
7/19/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/19/2020

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing plus Private Bosphorus Cruise - 8 hours

Jewish Heritage Half Day Tour (Istanbul) - 4 hours

Old City of Istanbul Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Old City of Istanbul Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul - At Your Leisure Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Travelive)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
7/10/2020
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 9-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • And more
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1326183

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