Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

Start your 5-star luxury tour in Vienna where you will cruise through the Iron Gates towards Braila. Continue with Transylvania and visit Bran Castle.

20 Days
Vienna to Bucharest
From (AUD)
$ 12,835
Dates & Pricing

2020 Vienna > Bucharest

Imperial treasures mixed with legend

Discover Vienna’s imperial treasures, cruise along the Lower Danube all the way to the Black Sea and watch legends come to life in Transylvania.
This handcrafted itinerary is truly the stuff legends are made of as you’ll discover when visiting Bran Castle, home to the legend of Count Dracula, and Sighisoara, where Vlad Tepes – Vlad the Impaler – was born.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VBTR
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Vienna
Return City:
Bucharest

20 Day Itinerary

  1. 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

  2. Day 2 - Vienna

    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

  3. Day 3 - Bratislava

    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

  4. Day 4 - Budapest

    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.

    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

  5. Day 5 - Kalocsa

    Witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mohacs

    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

  7. Day 7 - Osijek

    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.

    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

  8. 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.

    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

  9. Day 9 - Belgrade

    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

  10. 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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vidin

    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

  12. 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

  13. Day 13 - Silistra

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Day 16 - Bucharest > Sibiu

    Visit Sibiu in the region of Transylvania for a tour of this medieval city. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Sibiu > Sighisoara

    Visit the Saxon town of Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad Tepes and inspiration for the legend of Dracula, made famous in Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name.

    Take a guided city tour or, if you’re feeling more active, hike to the Church on the Hill for superb views.

    Sighisoara is your base tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Sighisoara > Brasov

    Visit Bran Castle, once home to Queen Marie of Romania but more famously linked to the legend of Count Dracula. Upon arrival in Brasov, enjoy a guided walking tour before checking into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner complete with Romanian folklore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Brasov > Bucharest

    En-route back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle. Built in the 19th century in neo-renaissance style, it is the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Bucharest

    After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Bucharest airport for your homebound flight, taking wonderful memories with you.

    Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.

    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 28 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 50 meals – 19 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 17 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

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