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Black Sea Explorer

Explore the hidden wonders of Eastern Europe over 9 days in all-inclusive luxury. From Bucharest, sail towards Budapest and pass through the Iron Gates.

9 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,010
  • 2019 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.

    Start your journey in Romania's capital, Bucharest, 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. Cruise on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship along the Danube to Budapest, regarded by many as the most beautiful city in Europe.

    Tour Code:

    BUBU

    Duration:

    9 Days

    Departure City:

    Bucharest

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 9 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Bucharest

      Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your centrally located hotel.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Bucharest > Giurgiu
      Freechoice

      Explore Bucharest and learn of its communist past, or tour an Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

      Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Silistra
      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Rousse
      Freechoice

      Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Iron Gates

      Relax 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. It’s a spectacular setting for a cruise and also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

      Sundowners

      Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in this spectacular location.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Belgrade
      Freechoice

      Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Osijek
      Freechoice

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

      Enrich

      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 a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Kalocsa

      Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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