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Black Sea and Dnepr River Cruise from Kiev to Istanbul

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Destination(s): Ukraine   Turkey   Moldova  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing  
Season: August - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5250 US Dollar (USD)

For the first time, in addition to the regular Ukrainian River Waterways cruise programs, we also offer limited exclusive Black Sea Cruise extensions on m/s Taras Shevchenko. The limited availability cruise is a wonderful extension of our bestselling classic Ukrainian river tour, with rout that was expanded to include Black Sea ports of call in Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. It is a great and unique opportunity to visit cradle of Slavic civilization – Ukraine, marvel at the beauty of the picturesque river towns of Bulgaria, get lost in the splendor of the ancient Romania, and submerge in the exotic, colorful and mysterious Turkey.

Cruise Dates for 2010:
- August: 09 – 23, 19 - Sep 02
- September: 02 – 16, 12 – 26.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kiev. Arrival to the Kiev. Meet and greet. Transfer to the ship. Embarkation.

Day 2: Kiev. City tour of Kiev including St. Sophia’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, Pecherskaya Lavra Monastery and Babiy Yar. Rerun to the ship, dinner, preparation for departure.

Day 3: Cruising. Cruising Dnieper River, onboard entertainment, lectures, Captain’s Welcome cocktail reception.

Day 4: Zaporozhye. Morning arrival to Zaporozhye. Your day tour will include, museum of Cossacks, Guided bus city tour including Panorama of the town and Khortitsa Island. Return to the ship, departure.

Day 5: Kherson. Breakfast on board and morning arrival to Kherson. Your tour will include a boat trip to the Fishermen’s Island.

Day 6: Sevastopol. Morning arrival to Sevastopol. Bus city tour will include visit to panorama, and coach trip to Bakhchisaray (optional/ at additional fee). Return to the ship for dinner. and afternoon entertainment.

Day 7: Yalta. Arriving to the port of city of Yalta. Your guided city bus tour will include visit to Livadia Palace, The Sailor’s Cathedral, and the Museum of Naval History. Afternoon return to the ship for dinner and evening of entertainment.

Day 8: Yalta. You will have an opportunity to go on a wine tasting tour to a local town of Alupka (optional/ at additional fee). Lunch on board and departure from Yalta. Sailing, dinner and evening entertainment on board. Evening departure.

Day 9: Odessa. Morning arrival to Odessa. You schedule includes guided city tour, visit to the local landmarks including Potemkin Staircase and Richelieu Monument. Afternoon return to the ship. An optional evening theater or opera performance can be scheduled at the additional fee.

Day 10: Tulcea. Trip to Romania. Enjoy half a day of cruising. Arrival in Tulcea.

Day 11: Danube Delta. Take a boat trip along the amazing Danube River Delta. Enjoy the sights of Romania.

Day 12: Nessebar, Bulgaria. Morning arrival to Bulgaria. Nesebar is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Day 13: Nessebar - Istanbul, Turkey. Picturesque bus ride to Istanbul, Turkey. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 14: Istanbul. Comprehensive city bus tour that includes various famous historical landmark. Enjoy magnificent view of the Bosporus strait that divides Europe and Asia. Your breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel and lunch in the city restaurant.

Day 15: Istanbul. Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Shuttle transfer to the airport. Departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Boat deck: $ 3500 p/p
- Upper deck: $ 3200 p/p
- Main deck: $ 2800 p/p
- Lower (3 pax): $ 2500 p/p
- Junior suite: $ 4700 p/p
- Suite cabins: $ 5250 p/p
- Single cabin: $ 3600 p/p
- Port taxes: $ 150
- Fuel surcharge: $ 90.

Price Includes:
- Accommodations in all outside stateroom
- Three meals
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of cal
- English-speaking guide assistance
- Lectures on Russian History and Culture
- Russian language and songs lessons
- Nightly entertainment and dancing
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship’s bridge
- Visa support letter
- Cruise documents.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Baggage
- Medical insurance
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Visas
- Gratuities
- Private transfers
- Items of personal nature.

Note: All the prices and schedules are subject to change.

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