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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)
$ 11,290
  • 2019 Vienna > Bucharest

    Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe

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

    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 here on, the towns take on a subtle Eastern character. 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 with a visit to the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the 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. 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, take in the sights of the city on a guided bicycle tour or 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 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 excursion.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you’re feeling active, take
      a walking tour of the Buda side of the city. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s 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

      Witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Mohacs
      Freechoice

      Discover Pécs, a city of art and history, or explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum.

      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 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 meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Belgrade

      Today you will discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region.

      Freechoice

      Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial or take an orientation tour of the city before time at leisure.

      Tonight, enjoy a 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 insights 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Kostolac > Iron Gates

      Travel to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this archaeological site dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants. Later, relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates.

      Sundowners

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Vidin
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vidin. Alternatively, take a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed when the region was part of the Roman Empire. Or venture to a local winery for a 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 on your way to Silistra.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Silistra
      Freechoice

      Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour or journey to a nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover 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. Sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat 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

      Depart today after breakfast. It may be the end of your journey, but there are many memories to look forward to.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 44 meals – 15 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
    • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
    • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
    • Cruise Director to guide and assist
    • Expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities