Day 1 | Highlights: Romania’s capital
Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest.
Day 2 | Bucharest > Braila Highlights: Welcome Reception
Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to a 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.
Day 3 | Tulcea Highlights: Pelican colonies
Embark on a small boat exploration of Tulcea and the surrounding Danube canals, home to Europe’s largest white pelican colony (weather permitting).
Day 4 | Saint George Highlights: Danube Delta
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).
Day 5 | Silistra Highlights: Silistra Fort
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.
Day 6 | Rousse > Nikopol Highlights: Byzantine treasures
Take a full day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo, a town with a rich historical past. In the 14th century as the Byzantine Empire weakened, the town was the Bulgarian capital and known as the third Rome. You’ll also visit the leafy village of Arbanassi, which is included in World Heritage list of valuable cultural sites. Or enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse.
Day 7 | Iron Gate Highlights: Danube Gorge
Relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gate, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.
Day 8 | Belgrade Highlights: Scenic Sundowners
Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour. Or for some true insight into local life, you can join a walking tour of the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.
Day 9 | Belgrade Highlights: Farewell
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.