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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Black Sea Explorer

All-inclusive voyage from Budapest through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria towards the legendary Black Sea ending with a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities on board

Fly Cruise
8 nights from £3145pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest
  • Heroes Square, Budapest
  • National Assembly, Belgrade
  • Bucharest
  • Trimuphal Arch, Bucharest

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £1250pp PLUS free fast track security and airport lounge pass! Applies to Sep 2019 departure. Subject to availability

Save £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Applies to 2020 departures. Transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of the airport. Book by 26 Jul 2019

Black Sea Explorer Special Offer

Voyage from Budapest along to the furthest reaches of the Danube and on to the Black Sea, cruising through the dramatic Iron Gates, a gorge separating Serbia and Romania.

Discover the local traditions with excellent included shore excursions, with highlights including a Hungarian Putza horse show in Kalocsa and a home-cooked lunch from a local family in Croatia. See architectural highlights including the Fortress Kalemegdan and Tito's Memorial in Belgrade and discover the historical past of Veliko Tarnovo.

From Silistra, perhaps take an excursion to Varna on the coast of the Black Sea, before ending this fascinating Black Sea Voyage with a hotel stay in Bucharest, with guided tours around the fascinating mix of architecture in the city.

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Black Sea Explorer Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from your choice of 15 regional airports to Budapest. A representative will transfer you to your luxury ship. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2 - Kalocsa

Enjoy early morning cruising to the Baroque town of Kalocsa which lies on the periphery of the great Hungarian plain and is renowned for its paprika production. Visit a Hungarian Pustza horse farm to watch a traditional horse show. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Osijek (Croatia) - Vukovar

Today choose from a guided walking tour of Osijek or a guided cycling tour of Osijek's countryside. As a special Scenic guest, you will be invited into the home of a local family for a home cooked traditional lunch to learn about everyday life in Croatia. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Today explore the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, which is home to Tito's Memorial, Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride along the banks of the Danube, join a native Belgradian for a tour of the city or journey to Sremski Karlovci. There is also the opportunity to explore independently with Scenic Tailormade. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Iron Gates

Be sure to have your camera ready as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gate, a narrow gorge carved by the River Danube between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, a natural border between Serbia and Romania. This evening is your Scenic Sundowner experience - raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day and reflect on everything you've seen and experienced. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Svishtov (Bulgaria) - Rousse

From the former Roman Fortress town of Svishtov, venture to Veliko Tarnovo, a city with a rich historical past. In the 14th century as the Byzantine Empire weakened, the city was the Bulgarian capital. Later, visit the village of Arbanassi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Alternatively stay on board and enjoy sailing towards Rousse. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Silistra (Romania)

Enjoy a visit to Varna, the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast or take an active walk to Silistra Fort or perhaps visit a local village and primary school to learn about everyday life in Bulgaria. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bucharest (Romania)

This morning disembark and travel to Bucharest for an overnight hotel stay. Bucharest is a mismatch of eras with 21st-century offices, French Baroque-style palaces and remains of medieval churches. Enjoy a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in Europe, or join the guided tour of the Village Open Air Museum. (B)

Day 9 - Bucharest

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all inclusive cruise
  • 1-night hotel stay at the Athenee Palace Hilton hotel or similar with breakfast only
  • Flights from up to 15 regional airports to Budapest and return from Bucharest
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Cruise Extensions

  • Transylvania Extension (2020) Extend your holiday with a 5-night pre or post-cruise hotel stay in Bucharest, Sibiu and Brasov. From £650pp, please contact us for more details
  • Turkey Extension (2020) Extend your holiday with a 6-night pre or post-cruise hotel stay in Nessebar, Canakkale and Istanbul. From £1375pp, please contact us for more details

Special Features

  • 14 Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich: Visit the home of a local family in Osijek for a traditional meal
  • Scenic Sundowner experience at the Iron Gates
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 26th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Amber From: £3295
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RR Royal Balcony Suite Cat RP Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3920 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5090 Brochure Price: £5390 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4840 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £5390 Brochure Price: £5890 Brochure Price: £6390 Brochure Price: £6590
      Blue Water Price: £3295 Blue Water Price: £3420 Blue Water Price: £3945 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4590 Blue Water Price: £4890 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4340 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4890 Blue Water Price: £5390 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £6090

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 15th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3145
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3770 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4690 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £6040
      Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4440 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5240 Blue Water Price: £5340 Blue Water Price: £5440 Blue Water Price: £5540
    • Apr 21st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3145
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3770 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4690 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £6040
      Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4440 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5240 Blue Water Price: £5340 Blue Water Price: £5440 Blue Water Price: £5540
    • Apr 29th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3145
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3770 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4690 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £6040
      Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4440 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5240 Blue Water Price: £5340 Blue Water Price: £5440 Blue Water Price: £5540
  • May
    • May 4th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Jade From: £3445
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4070 Brochure Price: £4595 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4990 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £6040 Brochure Price: £6140 Brochure Price: £6240 Brochure Price: £6340
      Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3570 Blue Water Price: £4095 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4490 Blue Water Price: £4540 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £5540 Blue Water Price: £5640 Blue Water Price: £5740 Blue Water Price: £5840
    • May 5th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3445
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4070 Brochure Price: £4595 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4990 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £6040 Brochure Price: £6140 Brochure Price: £6240 Brochure Price: £6340
      Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3570 Blue Water Price: £4095 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4490 Blue Water Price: £4540 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £5540 Blue Water Price: £5640 Blue Water Price: £5740 Blue Water Price: £5840
    • May 10th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Jade From: £3445
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat PD Deluxe Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4070 Brochure Price: £4595 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4990 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £6040 Brochure Price: £6140 Brochure Price: £6240 Brochure Price: £6340
      Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3570 Blue Water Price: £4095 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £4390 Blue Water Price: £4490 Blue Water Price: £4540 Blue Water Price: £5040 Blue Water Price: £5540 Blue Water Price: £5640 Blue Water Price: £5740 Blue Water Price: £5840
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Ruby From: £3145
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3770 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4690 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £6040
      Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4440 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5240 Blue Water Price: £5340 Blue Water Price: £5440 Blue Water Price: £5540
    • Oct 11th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Ruby From: £3145
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat R Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3770 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4690 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £5240 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £6040
      Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4440 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4090 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4240 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5240 Blue Water Price: £5340 Blue Water Price: £5440 Blue Water Price: £5540

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a cabin
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