Black Sea Explorer Hidden treasures rediscovered For much of the 20th century, the remarkable wonders of Eastern Europe were concealed behind a thick veil of secrecy. Fortunately, those once mystery-laden lands are now open to all. Cruise on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship down the Danube and from there journey all the way to Romania. Begin your adventure in Budapest, regarded by many as the most beautiful city in Europe, then continue through a handful of unspoilt lands, where lush landscapes are punctuated periodically by towns and cities that still look as they might have over a hundred years ago. 11 Day Cruise & Tour
Budapest > Bucharest
Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay at the majestic Marriott Budapest Hotel.
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.
Budapest Join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. Meals: B.D
Budapest This afternoon you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. Meals: B.D
8 Day Black Sea Explorer cruise guests arrive today (Tour code: BUBB).
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour or, if you’re the more active type, you could 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
Decebalus rock sculpture, Romania
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.
cruise and the natural border between Serbia and Romania. Meals: B.L.D
Svishtov > Rousse
Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Day 06 Tarnovo and the World Belgrade Heritage-listed village of Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth Arbanassi. Alternatively, tour of one of Europe’s oldest stay on board and enjoy the trip towards the Bulgarian capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided or take an orientation tour sightseeing tour. of Belgrade and see the Meals: B.L.D highlights of the city before enjoying time at leisure Day 09 to wander this beautiful Silistra city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride or for a Freechoice: Discover Silistra true insight into everyday Fort during an active walking life, take a walk through tour or take an excursion the city with a student or to Varna on the Black Sea journey to Sremski Karlovci, coast. Alternatively, visit a where you can wander the local village and a primary town with our experts and school, and learn about life marvel at the many beautiful in Bulgaria. Baroque elements. Meals: B.L.D Enrich Day 10 Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, Giurgiu > St. Sava and enjoy a Bucharest choir performance in Bid a fond farewell to your the Temple Crypt. crew as you disembark your Meals: B.L.D Scenic Space-Ship and travel Day 07 to Bucharest. Freechoice: Explore Iron Gates Bucharest and learn about Relax and admire the its communist past including spectacular scenery as a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring you cruise through the Iron Villa, or tour the Village Gates, a narrow gorge that Open Air Museum. the Danube has carved out Stay overnight at a central between the Carpathian hotel such as the JW Marriott and Balkan Mountains. A Bucharest Grand Hotel. magnificent setting for a Meals: B.L.D