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9 Day Eastern Enlightenment
(Bucharest to Belgrade)

9 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Welcome to Bucharest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest. (Dinner)
Day 2 Bucharest > Braila
Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to a Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 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. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea (weather permitting). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Tulcea
Embark on a small boat exploration of Tulcea and the surrounding Danube canals, home to Europe’s largest white pelican colony (weather permitting). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Silistra
Discover the Silistra fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village, where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Russe > Nikopol
Take a full day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo, a town with a rich historical past. In the 14th century as the Byzantine Empire weakened, the town was the Bulgarian capital and known as the third Rome. You’ll also visit the leafy village of Arbanassi, which is included in World Heritage list of valuable cultural sites. Or enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Belgrade
Today you’ll discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in your own time before tonight’s magnificent Serbian folklore performance on board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Belgrade
After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • 23 Meals – 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Opal
  • 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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