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Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea

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Oceanview
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Balcony
$14,626
Suite
$35,832
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
15 Days
 Cruise Starts
Istanbul
 Cruise Finishes
Athens
15 Day Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: Turkey Georgia Russia Ukraine Romania Bulgaria Greece
Ship
Departures
Passengers
100
Crew
64
Launched
2022
Cruise Code
E01E-1

Overview

Turkey has it all, explore Bartin, Sinop and Trabzon, before the fascinating location of the Black Sea makes for a truly spectacular opportunity to visit five countries all at once. Stop in Batumi, experience Sochi’s natural, historic and cultural beauty as it exudes from the beautiful Russian resort city and find out why Odessa is named the Ukraine’s Pearl of the Black Sea. Enjoy day trips to the Romanian town of Sulina, home to one of the most important ports on the Danube, and Varna, Bulgaria’s cosmopolitan maritime capital. Discover the historic Turkish battle sites of Çanakkale and be swept...read more up in the east-meets-west vibe of Istanbul, before a wonderfully relaxing conclusion to your cruise in sun-soaked Mykonos.

Itinerary

Your Black Sea cruise starts in the historic city of Istanbul, where you’ll board your luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra. DiscoverMORE Topkapi Palace and cistern (extra expense, must be pre-booked)* (D)

Located on the edge of the Black Sea in Turkey, Bartin is the prefecture of the eponymous province. The calm city of timbered houses has an history that dates back to 1200 BC. Included Excursion Discover Bartin and Amasra (B/L/D)

Sinop is one of the most beautiful natural harbours on the Black Sea coast. The 13th century Alaeddin Mosque, the Alaiye Medresse, the Balatlar Church as well as the old prison converted into a museum are of interest in the city. Included Excursion Historical Sinop prison and city tour (B/L/D)

Founded by Greek traders and once an important stop on the Silk Road became a melting pot of religions, languages and culture for centuries and a trade gateway to Persia in the southeast and the Caucasus to the northeast. Included Excursion City tour of Trabzon DiscoverMORE Sumela mountain monastery (extra expense) (B/L/D)

The city’s name comes from the location of its first settlement, on the left bank of the Bat River. Batumi is an attractive city and popular resort.  DiscoverMORE Adjara traditions, cuisine and wine (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Highlights of Batumi and visit to the Botanic Gardens (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Petra Fortress and home visit (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Sochi is famous for a wide-ranging variety of attractions, both natural and historical-cultural: mountain canyons and underground caves, relict forests and nature reserves, waterfalls and lakes, cottages of famous people and museums - the list is endless. DiscoverMORE Sochi panorama and Stalin’s Dacha (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Hiking in the Western Caucasus (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Russian Tea ceremony (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Sit back and relax with a day at sea. (B/L/D)

In contrast to other cities in the former Soviet Union, the "Pearl of the Black Sea" features a warm Mediterranean climate and cafe society feel. It is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism centre, seaport and transport hub located on the north western shore of the Black Sea. EmeraldPLUS Palaces of Odessa with private recital DiscoverMORE Secrets of the underground Odessa (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Cognac Workshop (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Due to her strategic position on the Black Sea, Sulina port was one of the most important ports on Danube. The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas.  Included Excursion Danube delta safari (B/L/D)

Bulgaria’s third city and maritime capital, Varna is the most interesting and cosmopolitan town on the Black Sea coast. A crossroads between the Middle East and Western Europe, its wealth is also due to the fact that it has been a well-known summer tourist destination since ancient times. Included Excursion A guided tour of Varna DiscoverMORE Visit the botanical gardens and Palace of Romanian Queen in Balchik (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Originally a Thracian settlement, it became a Greek colony at the beginning of the 6th century BC. But the peninsular town possesses more than the remains of an assortment of iconic and historic eras. DiscoverMORE Art and history tour (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul connects Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity. Included Excursion Istanbul city tour EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour of Istanbul DiscoverMORE Turkish Baths (extra expense) (B/L/D)

In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Troy and Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, unique local food and wineries.  Included Excursion Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour of Canakkale (B/L/D)

Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop. Included Excursion Walking tour of Mykonos (B/L/D)

Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. DiscoverMORE Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

**This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Life Onboard Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra

Explore the world by sea in 5-star luxury aboard the Emerald Azzurra. Read more

Yacht Cruising Experience
Yacht Cruising Experience

Enjoy the intimate atmosphere and award-winning service aboard this brand new vessel. Read more

Fine Dining
Fine Dining

Savour the flavours of the mediterranean prepared by expert chefs with local ingredients. Read more

Wellness Centre
Wellness Centre

Relax, unwind and indulge yourself with access to the onboard Wellness Centre. Read more

Included Excursions
Included Excursions

Each itinerary includes a thoughtful selection of excursions led by local guides. Read more

Zodiacs & Marina Toys
Zodiacs & Marina Toys

Enjoy access to marina toys and zodiacs in select locations. Read more

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Saturday 19 Aug 2023
Saturday 02 Sep 2023
Ship Emerald Azzurra
Ocean View
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Balcony
$14,626View Cabins
Suite
$35,832View Cabins
Saturday 19 Aug 2023
Saturday 02 Sep 2023
Ship Emerald Azzurra
Ocean View
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
$29,253View Cabins
Suite
$71,664View Cabins
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