Black Sea Magic

Cruise 596
Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece
12-26 Aug 2001
15 days

Fares from £3445
Cruise 596 Itinerary
Sun 12 Aug    London - Istanbul
Fly from London to Istanbul to join Minerva.
Mon 13 Aug    Istanbul
A full day to savour this colourful and bustling city. Our visits include the famous Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the lively Grand Bazaar.
Tue 14 Aug    At Sea
Enjoy a talk from one of our Guest Speakers or take some time to aquaint yourself with Minerva’s many facilities.
Wed 15 Aug    Sinop
Enjoy a walking tour around the town, including the ruins of the citadel and the fortified walls dating back to Hellenistic times.
Thu 16 Aug    Trabzon
A day of sightseeing in the ancient city of Trebizond, including the Church of St Sophia. Alternatively visit the remarkable Sumela Monastery.
Fri 17 Aug    Sochi
We arrive in Sochi, situated at the foot of the Caucasus mountains, to visit Dagomyss, home to Europe’s most northerly tea plantation.
Sat 18 Aug    Yalta
Today we visit Yalta to see the Levadia and Alupka Palaces. We sail late in the evening, providing the chance to enjoy a meal ashore in this attractive port.
Sun 19 Aug    Sevastopol
View the stunning Panorama Museum and discover some of the city’s many historical monuments. There will also be the chance to view the battlefield of Balaclava.
Mon 20 Aug-Tue 21 Aug    Odessa
Our afternoon city tour includes the spectacular Opera House and the Potemkin Steps. Perhaps enjoy a supplementary opera performance this evening.
Wed 22 Aug    Varna
Visit the Roman Baths and the Cathedral on our city tour, or take a swim in the Black Sea.
Thu 23 Aug    Nessebur
Take in the atmosphere and wander through the narrow, cobbled lanes of this ancient town. During our tour we discover a wealth of beautiful old timber framed houses and Byzantine churches.
Fri 24 Aug    Canakkale *
Our visits today include the fascinating site of Troy or emotive Gallipoli.
Sat 25 Aug    Thessaloniki
We arrive in Macedonia’s capital where we visit the ancient site of Vergina.
Sun 26 Aug    Thessaloniki - London
Return flight to London.
Cruise 596
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult (£):
owner's suite Owners Suite 6895
suite Suite 6570
deluxe Deluxe 5605
superior Superior 4915
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 4595
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 4275
deck outside B Deck outside 4180
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 3905
deck inside A Deck inside 3540
deck inside B Deck inside 3445
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 6433
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 5985
deck outside B Deck outside 5852
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 5467
deck inside A Deck inside 4602
deck inside B Deck inside 4479
Minerva deck plans
for location of cabins



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