Departing from Istanbul, this brand-new luxury itinerary along the coastlines of the Black Sea, to discover the Turkish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian shores. During this 10-day cruise, Le Bougainville will take you to exceptional natural and historic sites.
Your trip will begin with the discovery of the city of Nessebar, in Bulgaria. The architecture of this city established over 3,000 years ago is extremely rich, inherited from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations that succeeded one another here.
You will then set sail for eastern Romania, stopping in Sulina, a small, charming city located at the heart of the Danube Delta. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this fantastic natural site is home to exceptional birdlife.
Further north, Odessa, the pearl of the Black Sea, will win you over with its unique charm resulting from the mix of Slavic and Mediterranean cultures. Don’t miss the chance to visit its palaces, its catacombs, its magnificent opera house, and of course take a detour via the legendary giant stairway immortalised in the film Battleship Potemkin.
Your ship will then make its way to the Turkish coast, where the ports of call will be of great cultural and historical interest. First, Samsun and Trabzon, at the gateway to Anatolia, then, not far from Bartin, the ancient city of Safranbolu, boasting typical Ottoman architecture. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was a major caravan station between Europe and the East.