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Black Sea Discovery

Boudicca sailing from Dover

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  • All inclusive Free upgrade to all inclusive
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door

Uncover the remarkable ancient history of the Black Sea

Compare and contrast five stunning cities in five different countries as you uncover the ancient history and remarkable beauty of the Black Sea. Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in Istanbul, home to famous landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia. You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too. What’s more, Boudicca will also help you to experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean with visits to Valletta, Piraeus, Cadiz and Gibraltar.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise...

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.


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01/09/2020 Dover, England

Dover, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Dover, embark Boudicca.

Depart late afternoon.

Dover Kent England UK Europe

02/09/2020 At Sea

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03/09/2020 At Sea

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04/09/2020 At Sea

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05/09/2020 Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Berth in Gibraltar, in full view of its iconic Rock. The Straits of Gibraltar are teaming with sea life and a boat trip to view its three species of dolphin is sure to lift one’s spirits. Alternatively, you could ride the cable car to the top of the Rock and commune with the cheeky Barbary macaques.

Gibraltar Europe

06/09/2020 At Sea

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07/09/2020 At Sea

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08/09/2020 Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Arrive at Malta’s capital, Valletta, and walk in the footsteps of the Knights of St John, who held the island as a subordinate of Sicily for 269 years until 1798. Built by the Knights, this fortress city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, distinguished by its magnificent fortifications, palaces and cathedrals.

Valletta Malta Europe

09/09/2020 At Sea

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10/09/2020 At Sea

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11/09/2020 Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

East and west collide in this transcontinental city which straddles the Bosphorus Strait. Contrast two of its greatest mosques, the extraordinary Blue Mosque, so called for its blue mosaic tilework, with the ancient St Sophia – an exquisite example of Byzantine architecture that dates back to the 6th century. Be sure to visit the recently renovated Spice Bazaar, which was originally founded in the 17th century, and offers an array of exotic souvenirs.

Istanbul Marmara Turkey Europe

12/09/2020 At Sea

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13/09/2020 Sochi, Russia

Sochi, Russia

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Sochi has earnt world recognition as host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city lies at the foot of the scenic Caucasus Mountains, and here you can visit a Russian tea plantation to taste the local brew and see how it’s harvested.

Sochi Krasnodar Krai Russia Europe

14/09/2020 Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Located on the Black Sea coast close to the border with Turkey, Batumi is one of Georgia’s most popular holiday resorts. Backed by verdant mountains and plantations, its leafy streets feature many fine, restored historic buildings. Among the main sights are Batumi Cathedral and the Botanical Gardens, created during the city’s period of rule under Imperial Russia.

Batumi Georgia Asia

15/09/2020 At Sea

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16/09/2020 Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa, Ukraine

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Odessa has a reputation as a lively, artistic and cultural centre. Enjoy a full day exploring this beautiful city which was founded by Catherine the Great in the 18th century. Its wealth of treasures includes three palaces, a 19th-century Opera House and the famous Potemkin Steps.

Odessa Ukraine Europe

17/09/2020 Constanta, Romania

Constanta, Romania

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Set on the Black Sea Coast, legend has it that this is where Jason landed with his Argonauts after claiming the Golden Fleece. This ancient metropolis is also said to be Romania's longest continually inhabited city as well as its chief port. Perhaps opt for a boat tour of Romania’s Danube Delta, a bird haven of peaceful marshlands and waterways.

Constanza Romania Europe

18/09/2020 At Sea

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19/09/2020 Piraeus, Greece

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Piraeus has been the main Athenian port since antiquity, as Athens is the capital of the wealthy Attica region as well as the country. The city sprawls around a rocky hill called the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon Temple dedicated to the city’s patron, the ancient goddess, Athena. The amazingly well-preserved Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus, also on the hill, is a 4th-century BC auditorium, built to hold 17,000 people.

Piraeus Attica Greece Europe

20/09/2020 Katakolon, Greece

Arrive late morning. Depart late afternoon.

This small seaside town and port, set on a peninsula with a famous lighthouse, is the gateway to Olympia where the first-ever Olympics was held! You can find out more at the ancient sanctuary where you can see the ruins of temples and sporting arenas and visit the Archaeological Museum where the famous Nike or Winged Victory sculpture is kept.

Katakolon Greece Europe

21/09/2020 At Sea

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22/09/2020 At Sea

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23/09/2020 Mahon, Menorca

Mahon, Menorca

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Quieter and more relaxed than the resorts of neighbouring Majorca, the capital of Minorca is a great place to unwind with its array of cafes, restaurants and colourful shops. Occupied by the British during the 18th century, its colonial rule is spelt out in the Georgian-influenced architecture, dotted among remains that are neoclassical, baroque and Romanesque.

Mahon Minorca Balearics Spain Europe

24/09/2020 At Sea

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25/09/2020 Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

This historic Spanish city has a rich Moorish and medieval heritage. Stroll through the cobbled streets, where pretty flowers hang from the balconies of the old houses, to the brilliant neo-classical cathedral crowned with a golden dome. Be sure to take a break in one of the beachside taverns and treat yourself to some freshly-caught seafood – and maybe a sangria!

Cadiz Andalusia Spain Europe

26/09/2020 At Sea

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27/09/2020 At Sea

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28/09/2020 At Sea

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29/09/2020 Dover, England

Dover, England

Arrive early morning.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Dover Kent England UK Europe

Please note

Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


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