Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey

23 Days
Istanbul to Vienna
From (CAD)
$ 11,070
Dates & Pricing

2021 Istanbul > Vienna

Tour Map
Tour Code:
VBIS
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Istanbul
Return City:
Vienna

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Istanbul

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

  2. Day 2 - Istanbul

    Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait this morning, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome square and the spectacular Hagia Sophia.

    Freechoice

    Join a cooking class or try your hand at the ancient art of writing during a calligraphy course. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Istanbul

    This morning visit Dolmabahce Palace as well as the Topkapi Palace before time to wander the evocative Grand Bazaar and an afternoon at leisure.

    Enrich

    Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you attend a dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. 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

  5. Day 5 - Canakkale > Gallipoli

    Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, now a national park, and you’ll have the chance to explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location. You also have the opportunity to visit the Kabatepe Museum where you will see a range of historically significant items from the Gallipoli campaign.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Canakkale > Nessebar

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nessebar

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. 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 a centrally located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest > Braila

    Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Saint George > Danube Delta

    The World Heritage-listed Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s deltas and hosts over 300 species of birds. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Silistra

    Freechoice

    Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Silistra > Vidin

    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 Vidin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vidin

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vidin. Alternatively, take a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed when the region was part of the Roman Empire. Or venture to a local winery for a tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Iron Gates > Donji Milanovac

    This morning relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates.
    Visit one of the greatest and most significant archaeological sites in this region, Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Belgrade

    Today you will discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region.

    Freechoice

    Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial or take an orientation tour of the city before time at leisure.

    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

  16. Day 16 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour. Or, for some true insights into local life, you can join a walking tour of the city with a local student. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could opt to 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Mohacs

    Freechoice

    Discover Pécs, a city of art and history. Alternatively, explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary, while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour through a city often considered the most beautiful in Europe, or if you are feeling active, you may wish to take a walking tour of the Buda side. Alternatively, discover the Jewish history with a local guide.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. One of the favourite residence of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary, you’ll quickly come to appreciate why as you examine its many fabulous details up close.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Bratislava

    Freechoice

    Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Alternatively, discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour or enjoy a guided cycling excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights as we cycle to Danube Island on a guided bicycle tour or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region whilst sampling some of its acclaimed sparkling wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Vienna

    After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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