Black Sea Explorer with Turkey and Istanbul

16 Days
Budapest to Istanbul
From (CAD)
$ 7,455
Dates & Pricing

2021 Budapest > Istanbul

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BUBI
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Istanbul

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Budapest

    Today 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

    Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local and learn to make a traditional fish stew.

    Later, be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights of the city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride, or take a walk through the city with a local. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

    Enrich

    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

    Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svishtov > Rousse

    Freechoice

    Discover the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Or, stay on board and cruise towards 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 local 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.

    Freechoice

    Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

    Enjoy an overnight stay at in Bucharest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest > Nessebar

    From Bucharest travel to the Black Sea coast for a two night stay. Delight in a delicious local dinner and take in a folklore show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Nessebar

    Enjoy a tour of Nessebar, followed by free time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nessebar > Canakkale

    Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Canakkale > Gallipoli

    Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Istanbul

    Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy, the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Later, travel to Istanbul for your three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Istanbul

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a cooking class, or join an ancient writing calligraphy course. Alternatively, visit the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Istanbul

    Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait, then see Hagia Sophia and spend time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner with views over the Golden Horn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Istanbul

    Depart today after breakfast, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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