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11 Day Black Sea Explorer
(Bucharest to Budapest)

11 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest 
Welcome to Bucharest, Romania’s capital. You will be met at the airport by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your centrally located hotel. (D)
 
Day 2 Bucharest - Giurgiu
Today enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Bucharest. A more modern structure, Ceausescu’s imposing Palace of Parliament is the largest building in Europe; visit this before travelling 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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 3 Silistra
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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 4 Russe > Svistov
Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively stay on board and enjoy the trip towards the Bulgarian town of Russe, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)
 
Day 5 Iron Gate
Relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gate – 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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 Belgrade
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 at the historic Kalemegdan Fortress, where you’ll get to enjoy incredible views of the place where the beautiful Danube and Sava rivers conjoin. (B,L,D)
 
Day 7 Osijek
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or try your hand at fishing in a local village stream. 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. (B,L,D)
 
Day 8 Kalocsa
Today you’ll get to witness a traditional horse show and visit to the Spice Museum. (B,L,D)
 
Day 9 Budapest
After breakfast disembark your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ and join your local guided on an Included tour, visiting both towns of Buda and Pest, linked by the famous Chain Bridge. Guarded by the two lion statues on both bridgeheads, the suspension bridge offers one of the city’s most beautiful views. Enjoy seeing Heroes’ square, Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the medieval town on Castle Hill.   Your guided tour will finish at the Budapest Marriott hotel, where you will check in for your two night stay. This evening enjoy an Included highlight dinner at a Hungarian restaurant. (B,D)
 
Day 10 Budapest
Today enjoy a day at leisure to explore this city on your own. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
 
Day 11 Budapest
After breakfast, our Scenic Tours representative will transfer you to Budapest airport for your onward or homebound flight. (B)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Meet your fellow guests at a lavish Captain’s welcome dinner on board your Scenic
  • ‘Space-Ship’
  • Witness a horse show in Kalocsa and trace the origins of paprika during a visit to the spice museum
  • Be entertained by a Serbian Folklore show on board
  • Cruise through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gate dividing Serbia from Romania
  • Overnight in the Romanian capital, Bucharest and visit Ceausescu’s Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in Europe
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES included
All This Included

Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ Ultimate Inclusions

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Private butler service for all guests
  • Scenic Riverview – interactive on board
  • commentary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Electronically assisted Bicycles
  • Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
  • Six dining venues, including River Café and
  • Table La Rive
  • Return airport transfers

Scenic Enrich

  • Be invited into the home of a local Croatian family for a home cooked traditional lunch and to learn about everyday life in Croatia

Scenic Sundowners

  • Overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, enjoy an afternoon cocktail at the historic Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade

Scenic Tailormade

  • 12 options to choose from in 7 locations

Scenic FreeChoice

  • 11 included options to choose from in 7 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 27 superb meals including, 10 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 10 Dinners (D)
Accommodations on this Tour
Bucharest: To be determined 
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jade or Scenic Crystal
Budapest: To be determined
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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