Day tour: Panorama Museum, drive to BALAKLAVA, Naval museum
Morning drive to CHERSONESOS, free afternoon in Sevastopol or optional trip to Bakhchysaray and The Khan's Palace
City tour: Opera house, Potemkin Steps, Archaeological Museum. Exclusive evening performance (at the National Opera or Philharmonic Hall) for Voyages to Antiquity guests.
Free morning in Odessa
Afternoon Old Town walk: Church Christ Pantokrator, 5th century Old Metropolitan church, Archaeological Museum
Disembark and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight home
* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected
With its skyline aglow with the glimmer of domes and minarets, arriving in Istanbul is an unforgettable experience. The labyrinth of streets. Bustling bazaars. The serenity of the surrounding waters. This city offers one intriguing adventure after another. Explore Istanbul’s most famous monuments, from the Hippodrome to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the old city walls. Its sheer size, wealth and beauty await you.
Country - Turkey Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 20kms Currency - Turkish Lira (YTL)
Places of Interest Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque
Trazbon has been an important trading city since it was founded by merchants from Sinop in around 1000BC. Over the centuries the city has been ruled by Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Goths and Ottomans. Invaded by the Russians in World War I, the city is rich in historical treasures. The most significant building, the thirteenth-century St. Sophia Byzantine church, was used for centuries as a mosque and is now a museum containing splendid frescoes and examples of Byzantine painting.
Country - Turkey Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 600kms Currency - Turk Lirasi (YTL) Places of Interest St Sophia Byzantine Church
A favourite holiday destination for Georgians, Batumi is set on a bay and has wide sweeping beaches. A colourful city, it boasts huge beds of flowers in bloom all year round as well as palms, cypresses, lemon and orange trees.
Country - Georgia Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 150kms Currency - Lari (GEL)
Places of Interest Batumi Art Museum
Center of the Ukraine Riviera, Yalta is the home of Livadia Palace, where Churchhill, Roosevelt and Stalin decided the future of Europe in 1945; and the Swallow's Nest, a fairy tale castle all in white.
Country - Ukraine Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 90kms Currency - Hryvnia (UAH)
Places of Interest Livadia Palace, Roosevelt St, Nikita Botanical Garden
The historic city of Sevastopol built on the tip of the Crimean peninsula with a vast natural harbour, has long been of great strategic importance. Discover more about the Charge of the Light Brigade on a full-day "Crimean War Highlights" tour; alternatively, visit the Museum of the Black Sea fleet and the Panorama, an evocative circular painting depicting the 349-day siege of Sevastopol. There will also be visits to the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus founded in 422 BC and Bakhchisaray, home to the ruling Khans in the fifteenth century.
Country - Ukraine Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 10kms Currency - Hryvnia (UAH)
Places of Interest Museum of the Black Sea
"Pearl of the Black Sea." From the seafront, it is 192 monumental Potemkin Steps to bustling Primorsky Boulevard. Your reward: museums, shops, and delightful open-air cafes with views of the Gulf of Odessa.
Country - Ukraine Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 27kms Currency - Hryvnia (UAH)
Places of Interest Old Town, Opera House
From one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans, tour to the hinterlands to visit a typical Bulgarian village family. Enjoy a folklore show at famed Sunny Beach Resort.
Country - Bulgaria Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 100kms Currency - Lev (BGN)
Places of Interest Old Town
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Voyages to Antiquity
DISCOVER THE ART, HISTORY AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Between 200BC and 200AD, the Romans were the masters of the Mediterranean. Their commercial vessels sailed to every corner of the region and their armies occupied all the surrounding coastlands. Indeed, the most common Latin name for the Mediterranean was mare nostrum, “our sea”. The waters these ancient mariners sailed are today the home of Voyages to Antiquity. Our aim is to combine the excitement of exploring the remarkable classical civilisations of the Mediterranean with the excellent comfort and service of boutique-style cruising.
Aegean Odyssey is a premium class ship that is being especially rebuilt to cater for cruising in the coastal waters of the central and eastern Mediterranean. The vessel provides the best features of a small ship such as passenger space, a choice of restaurants and stability in inclement weather. It also has the personal service and intimate surroundings of a small ship. Other advantages of the ship’s size are that it is able visit ports that are too small for larger vessels, navigate around the scenic islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean and can also pass through the Corinth Canal.