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North Sea to the Black Sea

Take a 23 day journey from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Explore the historical cities and villages along the Danube and Rhine rivers on a luxurious river cruise.

23 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,885
  • 2019 Bucharest > Amsterdam

    Tour Code:

    ABBU

    Duration:

    23 Days

    Departure City:

    Bucharest

    Return City:

    Amsterdam

  • 23 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Bucharest
      Highlights:
      Romania’s capital

      Welcome to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Upon arrival check-in for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Bucharest > Giurgiu
      Highlights:
      Palace of Parliament
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

      Travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail in the lounge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Silistra
      Highlights:
      Black Sea & Varna
      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Russe > Nikopol
      Highlights:
      Byzantine treasures
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Iron Gates
      Highlights:
      Danube Gorge

      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. Not only is it a spectacular setting for a cruise, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Belgrade
      Highlights:
      Scenic Sundowners
      Freechoice

      Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.

      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 7 - Osijek
      Highlights:
      Enrich home hosted meal
      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 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 both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity for one-on-one contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately. Enjoy.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Kalocsa
      Highlights:
      Hungarian horse show

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Buda & Pest

      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 10 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Thermal Baths
      Freechoice

      Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Enrich Private Viennese concert

      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 the majestic city of Vienna.

      Enrich

      Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Imperial treasures
      Freechoice

      Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you might wish to explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Dürnstein > Melk
      Highlights:
      Sundowners in Wachau Valley
      Freechoice

      Embark on an enjoyable 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, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Passau > Salzburg
      Highlights:
      The Wonder of the Sound of Music
      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 and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Regensburg
      Highlights:
      Danube Gorge

      At the confluence of three rivers, 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 hop on 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Nuremberg
      Highlights:
      WW2 history

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

      Freechoice

      Visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Bamberg
      Highlights:
      Old town

      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 18 - Würzburg
      Highlights:
      Romantic Rothenburg
      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 19 - Würzburg > Rüdesheim
      Highlights:
      Full day cruising

      Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Allow the passing scenery to mesmerise you from the comfort of your suite or the Sun Deck. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you in vivid detail. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle
      Highlights:
      Castle Medieval Castle banquet

      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 for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.

      Enrich

      Delight in the medieval ambience at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Cologne
      Highlights:
      Cologne cathedral
      Freechoice

      Stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Or enjoy a taste experience lecture on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Canal cruise
      Freechoice

      Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Amsterdam
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change

      Meals included: Breakfast