Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

Circumnavigation of the Black Sea
May 20, 2015
15 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
72 Guests
From $12,980
Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

Expedition Highlights

  • Archaeological sites, including a cliffside monastery in Turkey and the fabled site of Histria in Romania.
  • Turkey tour, including Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the 17th-century Blue Mosque.
  • Sochi, Russia, a mineral-spring resort community with a subtropical climate and site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
  • The largest Roman ruins in Bulgaria, the 2nd-century Roman thermae, or public baths.
  • Accommodations aboard our small ship allow us to visit remote ports and hidden gems during our Black Sea tour.

The breadth and depth of our staff's capabilities was wonderful—from real time identification of plants and animals to the local history of our destinations, we were well informed and taken care of. 

Shauna D.

Expedition Team

  • Lia Oprea
    Expedition Staff

    Lia Oprea

  • Kelsey Simmons
    Expedition Leader / Cruise Director

    Kelsey Simmons

  • Olga Eggert
    Classical Historian

    Olga Stone

  • Ron Suny
    Expedition Staff

    Ron Suny

  • Susan Langley
    Maritime Archaeologist

    Susan Langley

  • Allan Langdale
    Art Historian

    Allan Langdale

Additional Exploration

Pre-Trip Extension:
Cappadocia & Istanbul
May 13May 21, 2015
From TBD

Turkey’s Cappadocia region is a land of striking volcanic terrain marked by thousands of pyramid-shaped rock spires. Throughout the centuries, Cappadocia’s inhabitants have carved their homes and churches in these columns and in caves, creating tunnels and chambers in the rock. This pre-voyage extension highlights the region’s cultural treasures, beautiful vistas, and fascinating history. You will also enjoy additional time to explore Istanbul, Turkey’s magnificent cultural, political, and commercial center.

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • Alpine Softshell Jacket
Adze Alpine Softshell Jacket

Designed to withstand the ups and downs of the mercury throughout your Black Sea exploration—from a windy cliffside monastery in Turkey to the mineral-spring resort of Sochi, Russia—this moisture-wicking, stretchy-for-comfort, wind-resistant jacket just may be your most-worn piece of travel clothing.

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