Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey

Waltz through Europe on a 15 day river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest. Then journey to the historically poignant Gallipoli Peninsula and beyond that, Istanbul.

23 Days
Vienna to Istanbul
From (AUD)
$ 12,085
Dates & Pricing

2021 Vienna > Istanbul

Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe

Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast to the rest of this exceptional itinerary.
Pick up the strains of a melody you recognise as you walk the quaint cobblestone streets of Vienna. Visit the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops. Then, your journey takes you to the history-rich Gallipoli Peninsula and beyond that, Istanbul.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VBIS
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Vienna
Return City:
Istanbul

Selected Itinerary

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Vienna

    Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour the city of Vienna, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, join a guided bicycle tour to the Danube Island, or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region during a tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bratislava

    Freechoice

    Explore Bratislava, or visit Cerveny Kamen Castle. Alternatively,  discover Bratislava’s communist-era history, or join a cycling tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided city tour, or take an active walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local guide.

    Enrich

    Attend an exclusive classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Kalocsa

    Witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mohacs

    Freechoice

    Discover the city of Pécs, or explore the village of Villány. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on foot or by bike. Later, join a local family for a hearty home-cooked meal.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or visit a local market and Shop with a chef. Alternatively,
    journey to Sremski Karlovci, or join a local for a walking tour.

    Enrich

    Visit the temple of St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Donji Milanovac > Iron Gates

    Enjoy a guided tour of Golubac Fortress, then visit Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. Later, admire the scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vidin

    Freechoice

    Tour Vidin on foot, or opt for a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress. Alternatively, venture to a local winery for a tasting, or learn to make traditional Banica, a delicious cheese filled pie made with filo pastry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vidin > Silistra

    Cruise the mighty Danube and enjoy the scenery on your way to Silistra.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Silistra

    Freechoice

    Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to a nearby local village where you’ll visit a local school.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Saint George > Danube Delta

    Sail to 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 overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Bucharest > Nessebar

    From Bucharest travel to the Black Sea coast for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Nessebar

    Enjoy a tour of Nessebar, followed by free time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Nessebar > Canakkale

    Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Canakkale > Gallipoli

    Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Istanbul

    Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy, the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Later, travel to Istanbul for your three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Istanbul

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a cooking class, or join an ancient writing calligraphy course. Alternatively, visit the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Istanbul

    Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait, then see Hagia Sophia and spend time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner with views over the Golden Horn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Istanbul

    Depart today after breakfast, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    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

Truly all-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 31 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 59 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 16 lunches (L) and 21 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium 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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