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Black Sea Voyage - JR11U071 Azamara Journey departing 26 Aug 2022

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Azamara Journey
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
26 Aug 2022
Duration
11 Nights
From / To
Piraeus (Athens) / Istanbul
Ports of call
Piraeus (Athens) - Paros - Kusadasi (Ephesus) - Bosporus Strait - Burgas, Bulgaria
Rating

Inside from £2,673pp

Outside from £2,951pp

Balcony from £3,363pp

Suite from £4,135pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 26/08/2022
Location Piraeus (Athens)
In
Out 18:00

Athens has quite a reputation to live up to. Named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, the city is credited with being the cradle of European civilization and birthplace of democracy. Ruins and relics of its glory days are scattered throughout the modern city, popping up where you least expect them. Its crowning glory is the Acropolis, perched atop a hillside, and covered in carved and columned temples of varying degrees of antiquity. Not quite so old is the Plaka, an appealing neighborhood for a stroll down cobblestone streets, past old mansions and a plethora of outdoor tavernas ideal for watching the world go by, while munching tasty Greek snacks.

Date 27/08/2022
Location Paros
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Charming Paros is part of the Cyclades, perhaps the most popular region in all the Greek isles. Sure, its island counterparts Mykonos and Santorini may be more well known, but Paros has attractions all its distinctly own (not the least of which is fewer crowds).

The very definition of the term “picturesque”, Paros’ town of Parikia welcomes you with its landmark windmill, whitewashed homes with blue painted doors, and gardens of oranges and pomegranates. Meander along the cobblestone streets and soak in the laid-back atmosphere at a harborside taverna.

Date 28/08/2022
Location Kusadasi (Ephesus)
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Kusadasi is your port of access to an age-old civilization. Ephesus was once the second largest metropolitan area in the Roman Empire, eclipsed only by Rome herself. Explore this city of construction both monumental and mundane. It was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world; the Library of Celsus, with its thousands of scrolls; and its amphitheater, with a capacity of 24,000 spectators. But you can also imagine yourself in the sandals of a resident as you stroll the streets, past marketplaces, and into bath complexes that offered piped-in hot water, massage, and sauna.

Date 29/08/2022
Location Bosporus Strait
In
Out
Date 30/08/2022
Location Burgas, Bulgaria
In 08:00
Out 14:00

Healing pink lakes. Secluded pirate islands. Famous Byzantine battlegrounds. It sounds like a place straight out of a fable, but it’s actually the very real, very beautiful port city of Burgas, Bulgaria. Sitting perched along the country’s 378 kilometers of coastline on the Black Sea, Burgas is one of the largest cities in often overlooked Bulgaria, considered part of the Balkans, the former provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

Date 31/08/2022
Location Varna
In
Out 08:00

At first glance, youre met with an imposing 19th century landmark the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. After that, you wll find a modern city filled with ancient buildings, meandering streets and a cluster of seaside resorts nearby. Varna, no matter when you go is always a delight.

Date 01/09/2022
Location Constanta (Bucharest)
In 08:00
Out 14:00

Constanta was an ancient metropolis and seaport, founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. It has a place in legend too, as Jason is said to have landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece. It is a repository of archaeological treasures, most importantly a vast complex on three levels that once linked the upper town to the harbor. Two-thirds of it remains, including a large display of multicolored mosaics. The old town is full of atmosphere and worth a wander. Fine mansions and hotels were built in the 19th century, when the king decided to revive Constanta as a port and seaside resort, and a casino is a more recent addition.

Date 02/09/2022
Location Odessa
In
Out 09:00

Relatively new as European cities go, Odessa was founded in 1794 by Catherine the Great, and became an important commercial and cultural center, and the Black Sea’s greatest seaport. Two famous sites claim the interests of most visitors: The neo-baroque Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater is considered one of the world’s finest opera houses, with unique acoustics in its luxurious rococo hall, that allow even a whisper from the stage to be heard in every corner. The Odessa Steps were the set for an iconic scene in motion picture history, in a scene from the Battleship Potemkin, where hundreds of citizens were killed on the great stone steps.

Date 03/09/2022
Location Odessa
In
Out

Relatively new as European cities go, Odessa was founded in 1794 by Catherine the Great, and became an important commercial and cultural center, and the Black Sea’s greatest seaport. Two famous sites claim the interests of most visitors: The neo-baroque Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater is considered one of the world’s finest opera houses, with unique acoustics in its luxurious rococo hall, that allow even a whisper from the stage to be heard in every corner. The Odessa Steps were the set for an iconic scene in motion picture history, in a scene from the Battleship Potemkin, where hundreds of citizens were killed on the great stone steps.

Date 04/09/2022
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 05/09/2022
Location Istanbul
In 08:00
Out 14:00

Istanbul is supremely exotic, warmly welcoming, and quite unique – after all, where else can you tour Europe and Asia on the very same afternoon? Must sees include Haghia Sophia, decorated in 30 million tiny mosaic tiles, the greatest church in Christendom for 1000 years, then a mosque and now a museum; and Topkapi, palace of sultans, complete with harem quarters. And of course shopping in the Grand Bazaar, a medieval version of a mall, for unusual gifts to take home, stopping along the way in a café for a cup of Turkish coffee or mint tea.

Date 06/09/2022
Location Istanbul
In
Out

Istanbul is supremely exotic, warmly welcoming, and quite unique – after all, where else can you tour Europe and Asia on the very same afternoon? Must sees include Haghia Sophia, decorated in 30 million tiny mosaic tiles, the greatest church in Christendom for 1000 years, then a mosque and now a museum; and Topkapi, palace of sultans, complete with harem quarters. And of course shopping in the Grand Bazaar, a medieval version of a mall, for unusual gifts to take home, stopping along the way in a café for a cup of Turkish coffee or mint tea.

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