Black Sea Explorer

From Budapest to Bucharest, take in the fascinating history of Eastern Europe in all-inclusive luxury. Cruise through the Iron Gates and admire the view.

9 Days
Budapest to Bucharest
From (CAD)
$ 4,885
Dates & Pricing

2021 Budapest > Bucharest

Start your journey in Budapest, and cruise along the lower Danube towards the pristine stretches of the Black Sea.
Visit Kalocsa where you will be treated to a traditional horse show. Traverse the Danube to Europe’s oldest capital of Belgrade, where a Scenic Enrich concert awaits you in the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans. The breathtaking Iron Gates signal your arrival into Romania, before seeing the best of the capital Bucharest, where you will stay overnight in a luxurious hotel.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BUBU
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Bucharest

9 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

    After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest airport for your onward flight. It may be the end of your cruise, but there are many wonderful memories to look forward to.

    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

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 15 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 23 meals – 8 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Salt Therapy Lounge, Gym & Wellness Area on board
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities, port charges and airport taxes

Pricing & Availability