Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania

13 Days
Budapest to Bucharest
From (CAD)
$ 6,235
Dates & Pricing

2020 Budapest > Bucharest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BCTR
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Bucharest

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kalocsa

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Osijek

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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 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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Iron Gates

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svishtov > Rousse

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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 a primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Giurgiu > Bucharest

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest > Sibiu

    Visit Sibiu in the region of Transylvania for a tour of this medieval town. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Sibiu > Sighisoara

    Arrive in the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula.

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of this fortified city, or if you’re feeling more active, hike to the Church on the Hill for superb views over the city.

    Enjoy an overnight stay in Sighisoara.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sighisoara > Brasov

    This morning visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. Upon arrival in Brasov, enjoy a guided walking tour before checking into the Kronwell Hotel or similar. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Brasov > Bucharest

    Enroute back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe.
    This afternoon return to Bucharest for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Bucharest

    Depart today after breakfast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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