Black Sea Explorer 2019 Scenic River Cruise

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.

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Itinerary

Fly to Budapest from one of up to 15 UK airports, where you will be transferred to board your Scenic Space-Ship.

Today, witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 15 UK regional airports.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
10 April 2019 £3,039
26 September 2019 £3,069
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What's Included

  • Savings of up to £3,000 per couple
  • Free Fast Track Security Pass and Free Airport lounge pass
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 14 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 7 nights on Europe’s most luxurious 5-star ships
  • 21 superb meals: including 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise†
  • An on-board butler service for every guest
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • 11 flexible and exclusive excursion options Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £440 per couple
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • No hidden extras whatsoever