Black Sea Explorer

Explore the hidden wonders of Eastern Europe over 9 days in all-inclusive luxury. From Bucharest, sail towards Budapest and pass through the Iron Gates.

9 Days
Bucharest to Budapest
From (AUD)
$ 4,980
Dates & Pricing

2021 Bucharest > Budapest

Hidden treasures rediscovered

Commencing with and overnight stay in Bucharest, journey through unspoilt lands, lush landscape and centuries of fascinating history as you discover Eastern Europe. For much of the 20th century, the remarkable wonders of Eastern Europe were concealed behind a thick veil of secrecy. Fortunately, those once mystery-laden lands are now open to all.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BUBU
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Bucharest
Return City:
Budapest

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bucharest

    Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bucharest > Giurgiu

    Freechoice

    Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or, tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

    Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Silstra:

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an in-depth tour of Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights before time at leisure to wander this fascinating city. Alternatively, join a bicycle ride along the Danube, or take a walk through the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci.

    Enrich

    Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, take a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local for a fish stew cooking class.

    Later, 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kalocsa

    Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Budapest

    After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 15 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 23 meals – 8 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Salt Therapy Lounge, Gym & Wellness Area on board
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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