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Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania on Scenic Jade

From Bucharest, Romania to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 13 Days - Departs: Fri, Apr 07, 2023
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Departure
Apr 07, 2023
Arrival
Apr 19, 2023

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Bucharest
    Fri, Apr 07, 2023

    Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest.

  2. Day 2
    Bucharest > Brasov
    Sat, Apr 08, 2023

    Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins this morning as you transfer from Bucharest to Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. It is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. Then visit Sinaia Monastery before continuing to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before you check into your hotel.
    Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Brasov > Sighisoara
    Sun, Apr 09, 2023

    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 for an overnight stay, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and the inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula.


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Sighisoara > Sibiu
    Mon, Apr 10, 2023

    This morning you will have a choice of touring options in Sighisoara.

    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 continue to 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
    Tue, Apr 11, 2023

    Visit Cozia Monastery before making your way back to Bucharest for an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Bucharest > Giurgiu
    Wed, Apr 12, 2023

    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
    Silistra
    Thu, Apr 13, 2023

    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
    Fri, Apr 14, 2023

    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
    Sat, Apr 15, 2023

    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. A magnificent setting for a cruise and the natural border between Romania and Serbia. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Belgrade
    Sun, Apr 16, 2023

    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 for a true insight into everyday life in Belgrade, take a walk through the city with a local student. Alternatively, journey to the nearby town of 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Osijek
    Mon, Apr 17, 2023

    Freechoice: 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 discover the ‘Ancestry of the Kitchen’ where you will  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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Kalocsa
    Tue, Apr 18, 2023

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Budapest
    Wed, Apr 19, 2023

    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. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania

Rivers Visited

Danube, Black Sea

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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
4.7
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.7

Ratings based off 6 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Scenic provided an exceptional trip via staff, meals, and experiences. Our tour guide was extraordinary and handled even the slight setback of low water with ease and grace. I would recommend them to anyone interested in river travel.

Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was a wonderful experience. The ship's staff and amenities afforded us a very comfortable experience. The food sometimes challenged us to try new and regional dishes, which we really enjoyed. But alternate choices were always available, as well. The other passengers were friendly and we made many new acquaintances on our trip. Best part...? All inclusive! We may have made a small tip here and there, but nothing was expected during excursions, tours, dining, bar or hospitality services. Great entertainment on various occasions.

Scenic did a great job. It was all inclusive so we had no bill at the end, including tips. The trip was 14 days down the Danube, Main, and Rhine. The food, service, and excursions were all very good and included. The only note I would make is that you stopped at so many towns that you did not have enough time to really explore them. But overall, it was a very good trip!

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