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Black Sea Explorer

Journey through unspoilt lands, lush landscape and centuries of fascinating history as you discover Eastern Europe.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,680
  • 2018 Bucharest > Budapest

    Hidden treasures rediscovered

    For much of the 20th century the wonders of Eastern Europe were concealed behind a thick veil of secrecy. Fortunately, those once mystery-laden lands are now open to all.

    If you have a lingering sense of curiosity and wonder, you’re free to explore them in unabashed luxury. Cruise on board a Scenic Space-Ship down the Danube, and from there you can journey all the way to the picturesque Black Sea. Begin your adventure in Budapest, held by many to be the most fetching city in Europe, then journey through a handful of unspoilt lands, where lush landscapes are punctuated periodically by towns and cities that still look as they might have over a hundred years ago.

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    11 Days

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  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Bucharest
      Romania’s capital

      Welcome to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Upon arrival check-in for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Bucharest > Giurgiu
      Palace of Parliament

      Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

      Travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail in the lounge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Silistra
      Black Sea & Varna

      Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Alternatively, visit a local village, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Russe > Nikopol
      Byzantine treasures

      Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Iron Gates
      Danube Gorge

      Relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates – a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. Not only is it a spectacular setting for a cruise, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Belgrade
      Scenic Sundowners

      Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.


      Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Osijek
      Enrich home hosted meal

      Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.


      As a special Scenic guest, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia. With great food and wonderful company, this will be both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity for one-on-one contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately. Enjoy.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Kalocsa
      Hungarian horse show

      Today you’ll get to witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Budapest
      Chain Bridge

      Today cruise into the mighty city of Budapest, you will be awe-struck by the sheer beauty of this city. Disembark your ship and join your local guide on a tour of the city. Your guided tour will finish at your hotel, where you will check in for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Budapest
      Beautiful Budapest

      Today enjoy a day at leisure to explore this city on your own.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Budapest

      After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast