"This was an outstanding study tour, which covered the country's long history, art, culture, politics – quite amazing. This is certainly not your 'lay around the pool' kind of tour!"
The Black Sea: Crossroads of Culture from the Ancient Past to the Present
The magnificent Black Sea region is the home of many pivotal events in world history, from the fall of Constantinople to the fall of the Soviet Union. After sailing from Athens, call in Constanta, Romania’s main port, and explore the ruins of Tomis Danubius. Discover Ukraine’s Odessa, a city rich in 19th-century architecture, including the famous Potemkin Steps, as well as Yalta and Sevastopol, crucible of the Crimean War. Sail to the seldom-visited north coast of Turkey to explore Trabzon, and admire the spectacular frescoes that adorn the Rock Church within the Sumela Monastery. Explore the rock-tombs of the Pontic Kings carved into vertical cliffs overlooking the city of Amasya in northern Turkey. Enjoy lectures led by an incredible team of onboard experts.
from $7,895, per person, double occupancy