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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

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8 nights from £2895pp

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 £600pp PLUS free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an applicable airport. Subject to availability. Book by 15 Feb 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 or join a native Belgradian for a tour of the city. There is also the opportunity to go shopping with a Chef around the local market and explore independently with Scenic Tailormade. 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 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Svistov (Bulgaria) - Rousse

From the former Roman Fortress town of Svistov, 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, 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

Special Features

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

  • April
    • Apr 10th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £2895
      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: £3495 Brochure Price: £3620 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4290 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4790 Brochure Price: £5090 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £5590 Brochure Price: £5590 Brochure Price: £5690 Brochure Price: £5790 Brochure Price: £5890
      Blue Water Price: £2895 Blue Water Price: £3020 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3690 Blue Water Price: £3840 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4490 Blue Water Price: £3840 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £3990 Blue Water Price: £4990 Blue Water Price: £4990 Blue Water Price: £5090 Blue Water Price: £5190 Blue Water Price: £5290
    • Apr 17th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £2895
      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: £3495 Brochure Price: £3620 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4290 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4790 Brochure Price: £5090 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £5590 Brochure Price: £5590 Brochure Price: £5690 Brochure Price: £5790 Brochure Price: £5890
      Blue Water Price: £2895 Blue Water Price: £3020 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3690 Blue Water Price: £3840 Blue Water Price: £4190 Blue Water Price: £4490 Blue Water Price: £3840 Blue Water Price: £3940 Blue Water Price: £3990 Blue Water Price: £4990 Blue Water Price: £4990 Blue Water Price: £5090 Blue Water Price: £5190 Blue Water Price: £5290
  • May
    • May 22nd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3795
      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
      Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3920 Blue Water Price: £4445 Blue Water Price: £4590 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5090 Blue Water Price: £5390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4840 Blue Water Price: £4890 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £5990 Blue Water Price: £6090 Blue Water Price: £6190
    • May 28th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3795
      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
      Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3920 Blue Water Price: £4445 Blue Water Price: £4590 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5090 Blue Water Price: £5390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4840 Blue Water Price: £4890 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £5990 Blue Water Price: £6090 Blue Water Price: £6190
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Amber From: £3795
      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
      Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3920 Blue Water Price: £4445 Blue Water Price: £4590 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £5090 Blue Water Price: £5390 Blue Water Price: £4740 Blue Water Price: £4840 Blue Water Price: £4890 Blue Water Price: £5390 Blue Water Price: £5890 Blue Water Price: £6390 Blue Water Price: £6590

Price Information

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