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17 days from £5,299 per person

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Experiencing the acoustics of a 2nd-century outdoor concert hall, as a 12-piece string orchestra plays classical music from the Odeon in Ephesus. Walking among the UNESCO-listed ancient ruins of the Acropolis, with breathtaking views over the city of Athens.

Summary

Our adventure begins in Athens, home to innumerable wonders. You’ll visit the Acropolis - built by the Greeks in the 5th century - and have time to discover the city before we embark on our exploration of the Black Sea. More than simply a body of water; this is a keeper of secrets. Some say it’s the location of Noah’s Biblical flood; others suggest it’s the site of the lost city of Atlantis, making this a journey steeped in history and culture.

Your holiday includes:

2 excursions and visits

  • Tour of Athens, including Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • AzAmazing Evenings® event at Ephesus

Plus:

  • 2 nights in hotel and 14 nights cruise on Azamara Pursuit® (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 44 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 2-17) 13 lunches (days 4-16) 15 dinners (days 1 and 3-16)

Plus

  • US$300 per stateroom onboard credit
  • Complimentary speciality restaurant dining package of three meals
  • Bottle of sparkling wine per stateroom on arrival
  • Selected spirits, beers, wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffee and teas
  • Gratuities for stateroom attendants, bar and dining/waiting staff
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities where available
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local guide in Athens
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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Ancient Athens and Treasures of the Black Sea


  • UK - Athens, Greece

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Athens. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel located close to the Acropolis Museum.

    Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens (4*)


  • Athens

    Athens

    This morning we’ll enjoy a tour of Athens, including a visit to the fascinating Acropolis Archaeological site and Acropolis Museum. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Maybe take a wander around Plaka, the old town and browse the colourful flea market in Monastiraki.

    Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens (4*)


  • Athens - Piraeus

    Day 3 - Athens - Piraeus

    Following a relaxing morning, we transfer to the busy port of Piraeus to embark our ship and floating luxury hotel for the next two weeks.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

    Day 4 - Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

    The star attraction today is the ancient Roman port city of Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire, its marble-made Arcadian Street stretches from the 24,000-capacity Great Theatre (where St Paul used to preach) to the harbour. Nearby sites include the Temple of Artemis, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’, which drew pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean, and the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary is supposed to have spent her last days. This evening we enjoy an unforgettable performance of Bach, Mozart and Brahms from a 12-piece string orchestra at the ancient Odeon in Ephesus.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Bosphorus Strait

    Day 5 - Bosphorus Strait

    A day at sea as we traverse the Bosphorus Strait, a natural, strategic waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and onwards through the Aegean to the Mediterranean. As such it is the only sea link between the eastern European countries of the Black Sea and the rest of the world.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Varna, Bulgaria

    Day 6 - Varna, Bulgaria

    A cosmopolitan city with buried treasure in its past, the Black Sea port of Varna is perfect for strolling, taking in its history and beautiful mix of architecture. Check out the treasure for yourself - the Gold of Varna is on display at the Archaeological Museum - or meander your way around the stunning seaside park. No matter what you do, be sure to sample the region’s fabled wines.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Constanta, Romania

    Day 7 - Constanta, Romania

    A cultural and economic centre for over 2,600 years, Constanta holds archaeological treasures. The charming old town centre, historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand casino, museums and shops, and proximity to beach resorts make it a seaside gem that isn’t on the map for most cruises. Plus, beautiful Bucharest is just a shore excursion away.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Odessa, Ukraine

    Day 8 - Odessa, Ukraine

    Founded by Katherine the Great, this brilliant jewel on the Black Sea boasts pastel-hued, neo-classical buildings, the bustling Pryvoz market, and the iconic Potemkin steps. Deribasovskaya Street is a pedestrian paradise with endless shops, cafes and monuments, and the world-renowned Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre is an opulent blend of Viennese, Italian and French architecture.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 9 - At sea

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay shipshape with a class at the fitness centre, or lounge the day away on the sunny pool deck.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Sochi, Russia

    Day 10 - Sochi, Russia

    The ‘Russian Riviera’ Black Sea resort of Sochi lies in a tiny portion of Russia that enjoys a subtropical climate - making it an ideal holiday destination. Though once known for its balmy temperatures and picturesque sunsets, its world debut as the host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has made Sochi a year-round hotspot. The vibrant city offers impeccable views, and quick access to the spectacular hiking trails of Agura Valley.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Batumi, Georgia

    Day 11 - Batumi, Georgia

    Emerging as one of the most popular destinations on the Black Sea, Batumi wows with its palm-lined promenades, charming Old Town, modern, and eye-catching architecture. Keep your eyes peeled for unique buildings like Alphabet Tower, replicas of the great Alexandria lighthouse and the Acropolis, and even an upside down White House.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Sinop, Turkey

    Day 12 - Sinop, Turkey

    A charming city perched on the Black Sea, Sinop has a colourful and tumultuous past that’s been carefully documented in the area’s many excellent museums. It’s also home to stunning views, lively open-air cafes and restaurants, a busy waterfront area, and fortification walls stretching up to 30-metres tall.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 13 - At sea

    A day at sea to relax. In the evening, savour inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C Plus, you’ll find plenty of evening entertainment, from shows at the Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Istanbul (overnight)

    Days 14-15 - Istanbul (overnight)

    East meets West in the storied city where Europe and Asia meet. Start in Sultanahmet Square and you can easily explore the intricate architecture of Topkapi Palace, the cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum of Hagia Sofia, and the brilliant blues of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. You can sample kebabs, mezes and more at the city’s endless restaurants and taverns.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 16 - At sea

    A final day at sea as we sail towards Athens. Time to relax on deck with a good book, socialise with new-found friends, and reflect on a memorable adventure.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Day 17 Piraeus - Athens - UK

    We disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. On arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

Visa is not included, please call for details. Please note: A tour manager isn’t included on the cruise. Your ship’s expert crew will be available instead.

Ancient Athens and Treasures of the Black Sea

17 days from £5,299 per person