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Danube Delta Discovery

From Vienna to Bucharest, enjoy it all from traditional beauty to exotic modernity on this 16 day journey through one of Europe's most intriguing places.

16 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,435
  • 2017 Vienna > Bucharest

    Tour Code:

    VIBU

    Duration:

    16 Days

    Departure City:

    Vienna

    Return City:

    Bucharest

    Selected Itinerary
    Departure and Return City

    Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe

    Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast with the rest of this exceptional itinerary.

    From here on, the towns take on a subtle Eastern character. Vienna is a city inspired by the great composers, and you’re likely to pick up the strains of a melody you recognise even while walking its quaint cobblestone streets. From Vienna, you’ll travel to Bratislava and Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna, and even more exotic. And beyond that, among other highlights, beautiful Croatia, and the magnificent Iron Gates. Your voyage will wrap up at last with a visit to the Danube Delta, teeming with over 300 species of birdlife, and offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the famous Black Sea.

  • 16 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Vienna

      Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vienna
      Freechoice

      Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Bratislava
      Freechoice

      Explore beautiful Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Alternatively, discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Or journey to the nearby Devin Castle where you’ll have an opportunity to tour the castle’s ruins and sample some of the local speciality, the Devin’s currant wine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Join a guided tour through a city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. Alternatively, choose to relax at the Thermal Baths and Spa, or brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Enrich

      Immerse yourself in Budapest’s Imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. One of the favourite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Kalocsa

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Mohacs
      Freechoice

      Discover the Zsolnay ceramic museum, where you’ll visit the main exhibition areas and see the pink tiles this museum is famous for, some of which can be found on St Mattias Church in Budapest. Alternatively, explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary, while sampling some of the fine local wines.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Osijek
      Freechoice

      Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or try your hand at fishing in a local village stream. Or, if you’re the more active type, you could 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 dinner 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 to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Belgrade

      Today you’ll discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in your own time before tonight’s magnificent Serbian folklore performance on board your Scenic Space-Ship. 

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Belgrade
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour. Or for some true insight into local life, you can join a walking tour of the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

      Sundowners

      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 10 - Iron Gates

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Svishtov > Rousse
      Freechoice

      Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively stay on board and enjoy the cruise towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Silistra
      Freechoice

      Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village, where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tulcea

      Embark on a small boat exploration of Tulcea and the surrounding Danube canals, home to Europe’s largest White pelican colony (weather permitting).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Saint George > Danube Delta

      The World Heritage-listed Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s deltas and hosts over 300 species of birds. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Braila > Bucharest

      This morning disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Bucharest

      After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 22 Freechoice activities
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
    • 44 meals – 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners