Black Sea Explorer with Zagreb & Ljubljana

13 Days
Zagreb to Bucharest
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2023 Zagreb > Bucharest

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13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zagreb

    Welcome to Zagreb. Located on the southern slopes of the Medvednica Mountains and on the banks of the Sava River, Zagreb is Croatia’s largest city and it beautifully encompasses its traditional European history with its modern function as the economical and governmental hub of the country. 

  2. Day 2 - Zagreb > Plitvice National Park > Zagreb

    This morning your local guide will take you on a journey of discovery through the city of Zagreb, see the Cathedral, one of the most famous landmarks of the city and also the tallest building in Croatia. The cathedral has two spires that can be seen from any point in the city. You will also pass through the Stone Gate, the entrance to the upper town and Zagreb’s medieval centre as well as Ban Jelacic Square in the cities more modern district. 

    After some free time you will venture to the sublimely beautiful World Heritage-listed Plitvice National park. Wander along meandering pathway to views a series of emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by impressive waterfalls. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Zagreb > Ljubljana

    Today we cross the border and journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Although small in size and population this city doesn’t lack charm. With its many colourful buildings such as the Franciscan Church, lively town squares and baroque architecture, Ljubljana is one of the hidden gems of this region. 

    Your local guide will immerse you in a discovery of the city sitting on the Ljubljanica River. Explore the treasures such as the Opera House, National Museum, Franciscan Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ljubljana > Bled > Ljubljana

    This morning journey to Bled, the small town surrounded by towering Alps and overlooking the glacial lake of the same name. Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled. Visit the historic Church of St. Mary with its famous wishing well where you can ring the bell for good luck. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Ljubljana > Budapest

    After breakfast this morning your journey continues as you are transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship where you will receive a warm welcome from your friendly crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kalocsa

    Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kolocsa 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

  7. Day 7 - Osijek


    Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, explore one of Europe’s largest natural wetlands, Kopacki Rit, during a boat cruise or join a local and learn to make a traditional fish stew.

    Later, as a special Scenic guest, 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

  8. Day 8 - Belgrade


    Enjoy an in-depth city 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 location. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride, or for a true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local student. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.


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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Svishtov > Rousse


    Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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 a local school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Giurgiu > Bucharest

    Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to the Romanian capital, Bucharest.


    Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past including a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Villa, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

    Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bucharest

    After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest airport for your onwards 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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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