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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
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 £3020pp

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

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save up to £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers, free airport lounge and fast track security pass! Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. £125pp Early Payment Discount when paying in full by 31 Dec 2019. Prices shown include this discount

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 15th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3270
      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: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3920 Blue Water Price: £4065 Blue Water Price: £4215 Blue Water Price: £4565 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £4215 Blue Water Price: £4315 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £5365 Blue Water Price: £5465 Blue Water Price: £5565 Blue Water Price: £5665
    • Apr 21st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3020
      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: £3020 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3670 Blue Water Price: £3815 Blue Water Price: £3965 Blue Water Price: £4315 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £3965 Blue Water Price: £4065 Blue Water Price: £4115 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £5115 Blue Water Price: £5215 Blue Water Price: £5315 Blue Water Price: £5415
    • Apr 29th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3270
      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: £3270 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3920 Blue Water Price: £4065 Blue Water Price: £4215 Blue Water Price: £4565 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £4215 Blue Water Price: £4315 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £5365 Blue Water Price: £5465 Blue Water Price: £5565 Blue Water Price: £5665
  • May
    • May 5th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Crystal From: £3320
      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: £3320 Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3970 Blue Water Price: £4115 Blue Water Price: £4265 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £4915 Blue Water Price: £4265 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4415 Blue Water Price: £4915 Blue Water Price: £5415 Blue Water Price: £5515 Blue Water Price: £5615 Blue Water Price: £5715
    • May 10th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Jade From: £3570
      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: £3570 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £4220 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4515 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £5165 Blue Water Price: £4515 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £4665 Blue Water Price: £5165 Blue Water Price: £5665 Blue Water Price: £5765 Blue Water Price: £5865 Blue Water Price: £5965
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Scenic Ruby From: £3020
      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: £3020 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3670 Blue Water Price: £3815 Blue Water Price: £3965 Blue Water Price: £4315 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £3965 Blue Water Price: £4065 Blue Water Price: £4115 Blue Water Price: £4615 Blue Water Price: £5115 Blue Water Price: £5215 Blue Water Price: £5315 Blue Water Price: £5415

Price Information

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