Azamara 10-Night Black Sea Intensive Voyage ~ Roundtrip Athens
09/14/2021 - 09/28/2021
Escorted by John & Diana O'Regan
Exclusive Amenity Option of Private Car & Driver Experience or Shipboard Credit
THE BEGUILING BLACK SEA
The Black Sea is more than just a body of water; it’s a keeper of secrets. Some say it’s the location of Noah’s Biblical flood; others suggest it’s the site of the lost city of Atlantis.
Our adventure begins in Athens, Europe’s oldest city and home to innumerable wonders. Then it’s off on a journey through time to the recovered Greco-Roman city of Ephesus.
From here, pamper yourself with a spa day aboard your boutique hotel at sea as we cruise the Bosphorus Strait, an ancient waterway that carries adventurers from the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. Upon arrival, we’ll visit cosmopolitan Varna, Bulgaria, foodie-friendly Constanta, Romania, and decadent Odessa, Ukraine.
After another day cruising, we arrive in the seaside playground of Sochi, home of vibrant boardwalks and beautiful hiking trails. Then it’s off to the summer holiday paradise of Batumi, Georgia, followed by Sinop, Turkey—a fortified city full of history.
Next, an overnight stay in enigmatic Istanbul. This city that spans two continents is a true cultural crossroads, and the world’s largest bazaar is the perfect place to feel its thriving heartbeat. Finally, it’s back to Athens to discover more ancient attractions.