Still missing the likes of Tom Daley and Victoria Pendleton taking over your TV screen? Join Voyages of Discovery’s (www.voyagesofdiscovery.com / 0844 822 0820) ship, mv Discovery, and visit the home country of the 2014 winter Olympics.
The 12-day Black Sea Explorer cruise, which costs from £1,299 per person, calls at Sochi, which offers the opportunity to visit neighbouring town Krasnaya Polyana - the host of the next winter Olympics – which is popular with skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
Non-sports enthusiasts can explore the rich culture of Odessa (Ukraine) which is known as the St. Petersburg of the South. Take in the iconic Odessa Opera House and the Uspensky Cathedral before visiting the home of Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin.
Black Sea Explorer departs from Istanbul (Turkey) and calls at Trabzon (Turkey), Sochi (Russia)-overnight, Novorossiysk (Russia), Yalta (Ukraine), Sevastopol (Ukraine), Odessa (Ukraine) and Nesebur, Bulgaria before calling back into Istanbul (Turkey)-overnight. Price is based on a 19 October 2012 UK departure.
Price includes return flights from a major UK airport, transfers, all on board gratuities, service charges and port/airport taxes, a comprehensive Guest Speaker programme and all meals and entertainment on-board. Plus, passengers can take advantage of reduced single supplement on all categories.
All Voyages of Discovery shore excursions are now also bookable online – visit www.voyagesofdiscovery.com for further information.