Danube Delta Discovery

Waltz through Europe on a 16 day river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest. Explore the beautiful old towns and immerse yourself in the history and culture.

16 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,165
  • 2018 Vienna > Bucharest

    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, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the famous Black Sea.

    Tour Code:

    VIBU

    Duration:

    16 Days

    Departure City:

    Vienna

    Return City:

    Bucharest

  • 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 enjoy a guided cycling tour. Or journey to nearby Devin Castle where you’ll have an opportunity to tour the castle’s ruins and sample some of the local 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, or if you are feeling active, you may wish to take a walking tour of the Buda side. Alternatively, discover the Jewish heritage with a local guide.

      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 Pécs, a city of art and history. 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 if you’re the more active type, you could opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

      Enrich

      As a 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Belgrade

      Today you’ll discover one of the oldest capitals 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 at leisure 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 - Kostolac > Iron Gates

      This morning take a short drive to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this unique archaeological site. Dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, it was one of the biggest cities of its time. Later, 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 - Vidin
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a hiking tour to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed during the time when the region was part of the Roman Empire. Or venture to the nearby local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Vidin > Silistra

      As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Silistra.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - 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 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