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23 Day North Sea to the Black Sea
(Bucharest to Amsterdam)

23 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest
Welcome to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Upon arrival check-in for your overnight stay. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Bucharest > Giurgiu
Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.
 
Then, travel 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Silistra
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Russe > Nikopol
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Belgrade
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.
 
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Osijek
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.
 
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. With great food and wonderful company, this will be both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity for one-on-one contact with people who understand the local way of life intimately. Enjoy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Kalocsa 
Today you’ll get to witness a traditional Hungarian horse show. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Budapest 
Today enjoy Budapest at your leisure; perhaps wander the streets of the old town for local crafts or simply relax on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)        
 
Day 10 Budapest
Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Vienna
As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards the majestic city of Vienna.
 
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Vienna
Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or perhaps, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef through our Shop with a Chef option. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 13 Dürnstein > Melk
Embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey.
 
As the day ends, you’ll get to enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley – a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 14 Passau > Salzburg
Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg and will wow you with its stage sets. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch and then hum along to the show’s catchy classics. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 15 Regensburg
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
 
Enjoy a walking tour of the city or hop on board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 16 Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.
 
Visit moving WWII sites, or join the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour. Or take a cooking class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 17 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 18 Würzburg
Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages.
 
Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 19 Freudenberg > Tastes of ‘Oktoberfest’
In Freudenberg you’ll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of ‘Oktoberfest’, Germany’s famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the locals, see some regional arts and crafts, and indulge in a Bavarian lunch with large servings of good humour and revelry. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 20 Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle
Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the river.
 
Delight in the medieval ambience at Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You’ll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 21 Cologne
Explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through Cologne and view the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral.  Alternatively enjoy a cooking demonstration on board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 22 Amsterdam
Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 23 Amsterdam
Depart after breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
It's a route that takes in the full sweep of European history, from West to East, and includes so many of Western Europe's most arresting landmarks - Cologne's towering cathedral, and the spectacular Rhine Gorge. However, this itinerary doesn't stop there. Your luxury Scenic Space-Ship will spirit you into Serbia, through the Iron Gates and on to Bulgaria. 
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Freechoice activities
  • 2 Sundowners events
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 65 meals – 22 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 22 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Bucharest: To be determined
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Crystal
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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