Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania

On this luxury 15 day cruise and tour from Budapest to Bucharest, highlights include Belgrade, sailing through the Iron Gates and explore Bran Castle.

15 Days
Bucharest to Budapest
From (NZD)
$ 8,485
Dates & Pricing

2020 Bucharest > Budapest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BBTR
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Bucharest
Return City:
Budapest

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bucharest

    Welcome to Bucharest. Upon arrival transfer to your centrally located hotel where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bucharest > Sibiu

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Sibiu > Sighisoara

    Arrive in the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula.

    Freechoice

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

    Enjoy an overnight stay in Sighisoara.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sighisoara > Brasov

    This morning visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. Upon arrival in Brasov, enjoy a guided walking tour before checking into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Brasov > Bucharest

    Enroute back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe.
    This afternoon as you return to Bucharest for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bucharest > Giurgiu

    Freechoice

    Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

    Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Silistra

    Freechoice

    Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Alternatively, visit a local village and primary school to learn about life in Bulgaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Rousse

    Freechoice

    Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Iron Gates

    Relax and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. It’s a spectacular setting for a cruise and also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights before time at leisure to wander this fascinating city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a student. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements.

    Enrich

    Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can 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 a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kalocsa

    Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kalocsa is one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Today you will have the opportunity to 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

  13. Day 13 - Budapest

    After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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