Straddling two continents, Istanbul raises the curtain on this epic Grand Voyage in 3 acts. The first focuses on the vast historical riches, legacies of Russian Tsars, echoes of countless conflicts, and tales of heroism firmly etched around the shores of the Black Sea. Ancient Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Moors – some of the principal players on the Mediterranean stage. The second act promises Athens with its emblematic Parthenon, Rome once ‘caput mundi’ – capital of the world, and the splendid Alhambra Palace awash with echoes of the Moors. And a marvellous finale! – Santiago de Compostela in the spotlight on this fascinating voyage through some 5, 000 miles of geography and 3-millenia of history.