14-night Circumnavigation of the Black Sea Expedition

Cruise Line:
Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Roundtrip Istanbul
Departure Date:
6/26/2020
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1329337

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Air Travel
6/27/2020
6/27/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/27/2020
6/27/2020

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: Jewish Heritage Tour - 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)

Land Tour: Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/28/2020
6/28/2020

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: Jewish Heritage Tour - 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)

Land Tour: Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/29/2020
6/29/2020

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: Jewish Heritage Tour - 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)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
6/29/2020
6/29/2020

No information currently available.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/29/2020
6/29/2020

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: Jewish Heritage Tour - 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)

Bartin
6/30/2020
6/30/2020

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.

Safranbolu
6/30/2020
6/30/2020

No information currently available.

Samsun
7/1/2020
7/1/2020

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.

Amasya
7/1/2020
7/1/2020

No information currently available.

Trabzon
Suggested Private Excursion
7/2/2020
7/2/2020

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

Sumela Monastery
7/2/2020
7/2/2020

No information currently available.

Batumi
7/3/2020
7/3/2020

Batumi is located on the Black Sea Coast and is close to the Turkey border. The town has a great beach and a small city center that can be seen on foot. There a some houses that date back to the 19th century that are great to see!

Gonio Fortress
7/3/2020
7/3/2020

No information currently available.

Sochi
7/4/2020
7/4/2020

With the Caucasus Mountains as its backdrop, the Black Sea town of Sochi is the jewel of the Russian Riviera. Sand and pebble beaches stretch nearly 20 miles along the Black Sea coast. With its subtropical climate, warm seas and adjoining trendy resort complex of Dagomys, the resort has long attracted heads of state, foreign tourists, and Russians alike. Botanical Gardens, therapeutic pools, and the dachas (country houses) of the powerful and famous are all local landmarks. Historical and architectural monuments, unique flora and fauna, magnificent panoramas, mysterious canyons and caves, and dramatic waterfalls are all found in Sochi.

At Sea
7/5/2020
7/5/2020

No information currently available.

Odessa
7/6/2020
7/6/2020

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.

Tulcea
7/7/2020
7/7/2020



This eastern Romanian city, founded in the 7th century B.C. and later conquered and rebuilt by the Romans, has a long, rich history.  Tulcea, which is situated on the banks of the famous Danube River, has been an important harbor for hundreds of years.  In modern times, the city has become famous for its festivals: The International Folk Music and Dance Festival, Fisherman’s Day and St. Andrew’s Day.  During these festivals, visitors can fully enjoy Romanian culture firsthand.  Other points of interest include St. Nicholas' Church, the Folk Art & Ethnographic Museum, the Danube Delta History Museum and  the Art Museum.


 



 

Constanta
7/8/2020
7/8/2020

Romania's second largest city, Constanta attracts by the harmony between ebulient business world and intense cultural life.
Developed upon the ancient ruins of the Greek stronghold Tomis, Constanta has always been a centre of ethnic and spiritual diversity, a pole of economic exchanges in the Black Sea region and in South-Eastern Europe

Histria
7/8/2020
7/8/2020

No information currently available.

Varna
7/9/2020
7/9/2020

Varna has a cosmopolitan atmosphere where visitors can mingle with uniformed sailors as they promenade along shady boulevards lined by 19th and early 20th century buildings. Attractions include the 19th century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin; the 2nd century thermae, the remains of the largest Roman public building in Bulgaria; the granite monument commemorating the 1444 Battle of Varna. The Varna Museum is full of historical treasures of interest. Other museums include Ethnographic Museum, with interesting displays of costumes, masks, and jewellery, and Natural History Museum of coastal flora and fauna. The chief attraction is Botanical Garden, which surrounds the small summer palace of the Romanian Queen Marie. Euxinograd Palace, a royal summer residence built in 1882, and its wonderfully kept formal gardens resemble a French chateau set in beautiful wooded parkland which reaches down to a fine sandy beach.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
7/10/2020
7/10/2020

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: Jewish Heritage Tour - 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:
6/26/2020
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Daily activity options including Zodiac cruises, nature walks, and cultural tours
  • All gratuities
  • All accommodations
  • World-class lecture and expedition team
  • All onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificate for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
 

Expedition Highlights

  • Choose from several tours highlighting Istanbul's wealth of historic sites and architectural treasures.
  • Enjoy an energetic performance of traditional dances in Georgia while sampling local wines.
  • Explore the grand city of Odessa, with splendid examples of elegant 18th- and 19th-century architecture, including a tour of the magnificent Opera House.
  • Cruise through the winding canals of the Danube River Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, as we search for over 200 species of birds.
  • Wander through a wealth of well-preserved Ottoman architecture in Safranbolu.
Available Addons:

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1329337

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Company Info

Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
801 Laurel Oak Drive
Suite 300
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 261-1177
(800) 523-3716
 
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