Day 1 Welcome to Vienna
Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights of the city on a guided bicycle tour or visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Bratislava
Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Alternatively, discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour or enjoy a guided cycling excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Budapest
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you’re feeling active, take
a walking tour of the Buda side of the city. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local guide.
Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace, one of the favourite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Kalocsa
Witness a traditional Hungarian horse show. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Mohacs
Freechoice: Discover Pécs, a city of art and history, or explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Osijek
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can 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 everyday life is really like in Croatia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Belgrade
Today you will discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region.
Freechoice: Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial or take an orientation tour of the city before time at leisure.
Tonight, enjoy a Serbian folklore performance on board your Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Belgrade
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a Chef tour. Or, for some true insights into local life, you can join a walking tour of the city with a local. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Kostolac > Iron Gates
Travel to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this archaeological site dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants. Later, relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates.
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in this scenic location. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Vidin
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vidin. Alternatively, take a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed when the region was part of the Roman Empire. Or venture to a local winery for a tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Vidin > Silistra
As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery on your way to Silistra. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Silistra
Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour or journey to a nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Saint George > Danube Delta
The World Heritage-listed Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s deltas and hosts over 300 species of birds. Sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Bucharest
Depart this afternoon upon arrival at Bucharest airport. It may be the end of your journey, but there are many memories to look forward to. Flights must be booked to depart Bucharest airport after 3pm. (Breakfast)
Journey from Vienna to Bucharest for an enchanting cruise along the Danube, passing through the iconic Iron Gates. Stop at Budapest, Pecs, Osijek & Vidin.
Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast to the rest of this exceptional itinerary.
Vienna is a city inspired by the great composers and you’re likely to pick up the strains of a melody you recognise, even while walking its quaint cobblestone streets. From here on, the towns take on a subtle Eastern character. Travel to Bratislava and Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna and even more exotic – and beyond that, among other highlights, beautiful Croatia and the magnificent Iron Gates. Your voyage will wrap up with a visit to the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the Black Sea.
41 meals including 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 14 Dinners
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.