Black Sea Explorer 2021 Scenic River Cruise

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.

Scenic 2021 River Cruises
Iron Gate

Itinerary

Fly to Budapest from one of up to 16 UK airports, where you will be transferred to board your Scenic Space Ship. At tonight's welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.

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.

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour or, if you’re the more active type, you could 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. With great food and wonderful company, this is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

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 of the city before enjoying time at leisure to wander this beautiful city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride or for a 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 many beautiful Baroque elements.

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

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

Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy the trip towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

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 a 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 for an overnight stay.
Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past including a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Villa, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

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)
18 April 2021^ £3,195
26 May 2021 £3,495
1 June 2021^ £3,495
3 October 2021^ £3,195
11 October 2021 £3,195
17 October 2021^ £3,095
Scenic Extend Your Stay

Cruise Extension

  • 3 Night stay in Transylvania. Ask the team more details
  • 7 Night stay in Turkey. Ask the team more details

What's Included

  • Save £1,200 per couple, free VIP chauffeur transfers & free deposit protection - book by 30 September
  • Pay your balance in full by 31 October for an additional early payment discount of £200pp
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 16 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 7 nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
  • 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
  • Breath-taking excursions hosted by local expert guides
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • All overseas transfer
  • Specialist cruise director to guide and assist