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Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

18 Day
Between Istanbul and Budapest
Danube, Black Sea
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Start your journey in magnificent, history-rich Istanbul and beyond that, Gallipoli and the pristine stretches of the Black Sea. Begin your cruise in Giurgiu, and journey back in time through a handful of unspoilt lands. Cruise along the Lower Danube and from there you can explore all the way to beautiful Budapest.
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* From price is for a 09 April 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Your journey into wonder begins here, with a three night stay in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul

Freechoice: Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Or relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a traditional Turkish bath.

Freechoice

Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and master the ancient art of writing. Or relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a traditional Turkish bath.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Istanbul

This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before an afternoon at leisure.

Enrich

Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you partake in your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Istanbul > Canakkale

Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Canakkale for a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Canakkale > Gallipoli

Visit the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, which is now a national park. Explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Canakkale > Nessebar

Journey from Canakkale to Bulgaria and stay two nights in Nessebar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
Nessebar

Enjoy a tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Nessebar > Bucharest

See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into you centrally located hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bucharest > Giurgiu

Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Freechoice

Explore Bucharest and learn of its communist past, or tour an Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Silistra

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 primary school to learn about life in Bulgaria.

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 primary school to learn about life in Bulgaria.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Rousse

Freechoice: Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

Freechoice

Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Iron Gates

Relax 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. It’s a spectacular setting for a cruise and 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
Day 13
Belgrade

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 before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local.

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 before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Or, for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Osijek

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich
As a special 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 will be a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Freechoice

Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

Enrich

As a special 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 will be a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Kalocsa

Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Budapest

After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17
Budapest

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Budapest

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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