Black Sea Explorer

From Budapest to Bucharest, take in the fascinating history of Eastern Europe in all-inclusive luxury. Cruise through the Iron Gates and admire the view.

9 Days
Budapest to Bucharest
From (NZD)
$ 7,490
$ 6,860
Dates & Pricing

2019 Budapest > Bucharest

Hidden treasures rediscovered

Journey through unspoilt lands, lush landscape and centuries of fascinating history as you discover Eastern Europe.
Start your journey in Hungary's capital, Budapest, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Cruise on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship along the Danube towards Bucharest, through a handful of unspoilt lands, where lush landscapes are punctuated periodically by towns and cities that still look as they might have over a hundred years ago.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BUBU
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Bucharest

Selected Itinerary

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kalocsa

    Today, witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

    Enrich

    As a 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Join your local guide for an in-depth discovery of Belgrade and visit Tito’s Memorial, or see Belgrade on an orientation tour before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bike ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can explore the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. You also have the option of gaining some true insights into everyday life on a walking tour with a local.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Iron Gates

    Relax on board 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. Not only is it a spectacular setting, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    Sundowners

    Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in this spectacular location.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svishtov > Rousse

    Freechoice

    Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi. Or stay on board and cruise to the town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Silistra

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Giurgiu > Bucharest

    Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest.

    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, check-in for your stay at your centrally located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest

    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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