Eastern Enlightenment 2019 Scenic River Cruise
By taking the passage to Eastern Europe, you are invited to travel through the ages and uncover the secrets that neighbour this mighty waterway. Between the colossal natural splendour of the Iron Gate and the turbulent past of Bucharest, a world of beguiling curiosity awaits. Tip-toe through leafy Bulgarian villages, enjoy a unique cocktail event at Kalemegdan Fortress and explore the canals of Tulcea, Romania.
Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest.
Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
The World Heritage-listed Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s deltas and hosts over 300 species of birds. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea (weather permitting).
Freechoice: Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.
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 Vidin.
Freechoice: Enjoy a hiking tour to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed during the time when the region was part of the Roman Empire. Or venture to the nearby local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.
Upon arrival in Kostolac take a short drive to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this unique archaeological site. Dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, it was one of the biggest cities of its time.
Today you’ll discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in your own time before tonight’s magnificent Serbian folklore performance on board your Scenic Space-Ship.
After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to.
|07 April 2019 (in reverse)||£2,419|
|13 April 2019||£2,545|
- Savings of up to 40% plus free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!*
- Return flights from a selection of up to 6 UK airports with a choice of airlines
- 7 nights on Europe’s most luxurious 5-star ships
- Over night hotel stay in Bucharest
- 20 superb meals: including 7 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
- 10 flexible and exclusive excursion options
- Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £440 per couple
- Complimentary WiFi
- No hidden extras whatsoever