A golden past and a sophisticated present: enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere mixing turbulent history and modern lifestyle on the coast of the Black Sea.
from Istanbul to Istanbul
|Cruise dates:||from 07.05.2016 to 14.05.2016 (7 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA 2|
| Cruise number:|| EUX1611|
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
Find out more about the city bridging two continents with our pre-cruise programme*. The EUROPA 2 will sail through the Bosporus and into the Black Sea as a prelude to your cruise.
Like an island of stone, the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – lies in the middle of the sea. Wander through narrow cobbled alleys past original wooden houses and visit St. Stefan Church as well as boutiques and handicraft shops.
A Mediterranean climate, majestic manors and vast parks: Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one of the venues of the World Cup in 2018, is known as the “Russian Nice”. Come face-to-face with the turbulent past in the rooms of Stalin’s holiday home*, which have all been restored to their original condition. The hiking tour through the Agura gorge* promises to be a fascinating experience.
Following famous steps: ascend the Potemkin Stairs which lead directly onto the majestic Primorsky Boulevard. Or descend into the catacombs of Odessa* and explore a section of the vast tunnel labyrinth. A cultural highlight: an evening at the opera*.
International labels and the boutiques of national fashion designers line Deribasovskaya Street in Odessa. A stone’s throw away: the “Europe” shopping centre with a great selection of fashion, accessories and gourmet food.
Overwhelming: enter the trendy metropolis on the Bosporus in a sea of evening lights. Enjoy the night life before your cruise comes to an end the next day. Alternatively, stay a little longer in one of the most exciting cities in the world with our post-cruise programme*.
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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