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North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey

Uncover the history of Europe on a 30 day journey from Istanbul to Amsterdam. From East to West see the iconic landmarks and make a pilgrimage to Gallipoli.

30 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,860
  • 2019 Istanbul > Amsterdam

    Go with the flow of history

    Embark in Amsterdam and take a long and intriguing journey all the way to the beautiful Black Sea and beyond.

    Take in the full sweep of European history, from West to East, including many of Western Europe’s most arresting landmarks. Your luxury Scenic Space-Ship will spirit you into Serbia, through the Iron Gates and on to Bulgaria. From there, visit Gallipoli, where you can pay your respects before wrapping up your journey in Istanbul.

    Tour Code:

    ABBI

    Duration:

    30 Days

    Departure City:

    Istanbul

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 30 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Istanbul

      Your journey into wonder begins here, with a three night stay in Istanbul.

    • Day 2 - Istanbul
      Freechoice

      Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Or relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a traditional Turkish bath.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Istanbul

      This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before an afternoon at leisure.

      Enrich

      Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you partake in your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Istanbul > Canakkale

      Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Canakkale for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Canakkale > Gallipoli

      Visit the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, which is now a national park. Explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Canakkale > Nessebar

      Journey from Canakkale to Bulgaria and stay two nights in Nessebar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Nessebar

      Enjoy a tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Nessebar > Bucharest

      See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into a centrally located hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - Kalocsa

      Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Budapest

      Today enjoy Budapest at your leisure; perhaps wander the streets of the old town for local crafts or simply relax on board.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Vienna

      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 Vienna.

      Enrich

      Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Vienna
      Freechoice

      Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Dürnstein > Melk
      Freechoice

      Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of
      its fine wines.

      Sundowners

      As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Passau > Salzburg
      Enrich

      Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Regensburg

      Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

      Freechoice

      Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Nuremberg

      Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

      Freechoice

      Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Bamberg

      Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Würzburg
      Freechoice

      Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Würzburg > Rüdesheim

      Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

      Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

      Enrich

      Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 30 - Amsterdam

      Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast