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Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania on Scenic Opal 2021

From Bucharest, Romania to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Wed, Oct 13, 2021
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Departure
Oct 13, 2021
Arrival
Oct 27, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Bucharest
    Wed, Oct 13, 2021

    Enjoy an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2
    Bucharest > Brasov
    Thu, Oct 14, 2021

    Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins with a visit to 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. Then continue to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before arriving at your hotel.
    Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Brasov > Sighisoara
    Fri, Oct 15, 2021

    A true highlight awaits. Visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. This afternoon you will arrive into the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and the inspiration for the story of Count Dracula. Enjoy your overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Sighisoara > Sibiu
    Sat, Oct 16, 2021

    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. 

    After some free time we continue our exploration of the fascinating Transylvania region visiting the medieval town of Sibiu. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Sibiu > Bucharest
    Sun, Oct 17, 2021

    Make your way back to Bucharest for your overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Bucharest > Giurgiu
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021

    Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or, tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

    Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Silstra
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021

    Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort on an active walk, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Alternatively, visit a local village and school to learn about life in Bulgaria.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Rousse
    Wed, Oct 20, 2021

    Freechoice: Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Iron Gates
    Thu, Oct 21, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Belgrade
    Fri, Oct 22, 2021

    Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth tour of Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights before time at leisure to wander this fascinating city. Alternatively, join a bicycle ride along the Danube, or take a walk through the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Osijek
    Sat, Oct 23, 2021

    Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, take a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local for a fish stew cooking class.

    Later, as a special 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Kalocsa
    Sun, Oct 24, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Budapest
    Mon, Oct 25, 2021

    After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. This afternoon check into your hotel in Budapest for your two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Budapest
    Tue, Oct 26, 2021

    Enjoy the day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Budapest
    Wed, Oct 27, 2021

    After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    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: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
3
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Scenic Tours delivers a flawless river cruise experience. They truly take care of everything - all at one price. The ships are beautiful and the staff is cheerful and accommodating. The cabins are incredible feats of design that make use of every inch of space. We were gone for two weeks and never felt cramped. The food is diverse and wonderful and the excursions are very interesting and well-planned.

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