Black Sea Explorer & Gems of the Danube

From Bucharest to Nuremberg, cruise along the Danube river through the spectacular Iron Gates. Visit Belgrade, Osijek, Budapest, Vienna and Regensburg.

16 Days
Bucharest to Nuremberg
From (CAD)
$ 9,725
Dates & Pricing

2019 Bucharest > Nuremberg

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BUNB
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Bucharest
Return City:
Nuremberg

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bucharest

    Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your centrally located hotel.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bucharest > Giurgiu

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Silistra

    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

  4. Day 4 - Rousse

    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

  5. Day 5 - 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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Belgrade

    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

  7. Day 7 - Osijek

    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.

    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

  8. Day 8 - Kalocsa

    Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Budapest

    Spend the day relaxing onboard your Spaceship, or you may choose to explore Budapest at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Budapest

    Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breath-taking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vienna

    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 the majestic city of Vienna.

    Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vienna

    Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

    As the day ends, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Linz > Passau

    Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Regensburg

    Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

    Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Nuremberg

    Depart after breakfast. Nuremberg is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book flights to depart after 12pm from Nuremberg and after 2pm from Munich.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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