4 Country Black Sea Cruise
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 1699
Best travel dates to go:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Detailed Description of this trip:
The rich heritage of the Ukraine is explored during this Dnieper River cruise on the MS Taras Shevchenko. The well known cities of Kiev and Odessa and thoughtfully selected, unique villages along the Dnieper River are blended for a genuine Ukrainian encounter. However, on this cruise package you also have the opportunity to explore other Black Sea countries: Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey! One of Europe’s oldest towns, Nessebar, Bulgaria is known for its architectural and archeological wonders. Turkey’s cultural center, colorful, bustling Istanbul, is also visited. In 15 days experience a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes on your Black Sea odyssey! On Board Highlights: - Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception - Gala farewell Dinner aboard - Fish picnic in local village - Tea ceremony - 2 on board concerts - Live band for nightly entertainment and dancing - Language lessons, lectures, games and other activities arranged by your English speaking Cruise Directors - Sightseeing as listed on the itinerary This trip included Tours of - Kiev: City tour including an inside visit to St. Sophia's Cathedral - Zaporozhye: City Tour - Kherson: Boat trip along the Dnieper Delta to Fisherman's Island - Sevastopol: City Tour - Yalta: Walking tour including Livadia Palace - Odessa: City tour - Tulcea: Boating on the Danube Delta - Nessebar: Walking Tour - Istanbul: City tour
This Trip is Recommended for:
Cruise Vacation, Cruise Tour, Adventure, Cruising, Sightseeing, Exploration, Walking Tour, Sightseeing Tour, Adventure Travel, Excrusion, Sightseeing Travel, St. Sophia'S Cathedral, Sea Cruise, Danube Delta, Fisherman'S Island, Livadia Palace,
Day 1 - Kiev
Arrive in Kiev, Ukraine.
Upon your arrival in Kiev, transfer to the port for embarkation. (D)
Day 2 - At Sea
After breakfast, depart on a city tour of the capital of the Ukraine, which is a tourist delight with is numerous monuments and unique architecture. Your tour will include a visit of St Sophia's Cathedral.Optional
The afternoon is free or you can join an optional excursion. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - At Sea
As the ship glides silently down the Dnieper river, today's on board activities will focus on the Ukraine, a great way to get accustomed to your new surroundings and get a first hand introduction to this beautiful and newly democratic country. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - At Sea
Site of the first Cossack state in the 15th century, this city "beyond the rapids" is a place of pilgrimage for thousand of tourists seeking to learn the history of the Cossack warriors.
Today, enjoy a city tour.Optional
You might want to join the highly recommended optional Cossack show. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - At Sea
Kherson is a naval and river port which was founded in 1778. The city is situated at the mouth of the Dnieper and has a population of 300,000. Upon arrival, you will transfer to small boat for a trip to the Fishermen's Island
Food and Dining
Enjoy your picnic lunch. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - At Sea
Founded in 1778, Sevastopol today is a major seaport and is the industrial, scientific and cultural center of the Crimean region. This morning, enjoy a city tour of this interesting city. (B, L, D).
Day 7 - At Sea
Welcome to Yalta! Your city tour includes the Great Livadia Palace with 120 luxurious rooms, built in 1913 in Italian Renaissance style, where the Yalta conference was held in 1945. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - At Sea
Spend the morning at leisure.
Stroll down the local promenade for some shopping or souvenir hunting.
In the afternoon, enjoy the passing vista, as you sail to Odessa. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - At Sea
Also known as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Odessa is a modern city and a major seaside resort which rises in tiers above a gently curving bay. Your city tour will feature all major attractions of this fascinating city. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - At Sea
Today, enjoy a full free day at leisure or join an optional excursion. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Tulcea
Enjoy the scenic passing countryside as you sail onto Tulcea this morning.
Upon arrival, depart on a self guided walking tour. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - At Sea
Today, enjoy a boat trip along the Danube Delta. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - Istanbul
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Nessebar.
After lunch on board, bid your crew farewell as you disembark and board your bus to Istanbul.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - Istanbul
After breakfast, depart on your city tour featuring the main attractions of Istanbul.
Food and Dining
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 15 - Istanbul
Istanbul - Home.
Today, check-out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)
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