Day 1 Welcome to Bucharest
Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest. (Dinner)
Day 2 Bucharest > Braila
Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 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. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Silistra
Freechoice: Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Silistra > Vidin
As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vidin. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 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 7 Iron Gates > Donji Milanovac
This morning relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates.
Visit one of the greatest and most significant archaeological sites in this region, Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. (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.
Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St.Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. (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 student. 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 Osijek
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could opt to 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 11 Mohacs
Freechoice: Discover Pécs, a city of art and history. Alternatively, 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 12 Kalocsa
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Budapest
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through a city often considered the most beautiful in Europe, or if you are feeling active, you may wish to take a walking tour of the Buda side. Alternatively, discover the Jewish history 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 residence of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary, you’ll quickly come to appreciate why as you examine its many fabulous details up close. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 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 15 Vienna
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights as we cycle to Danube Island on a guided bicycle tour or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region whilst sampling some of its acclaimed sparkling wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 Vienna
After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to. (Breakfast)
Begin your adventure in Bucharest before boarding a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Explore the Danube canals & cruise through the Iron Gate towards Vienna.
Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast with the rest of this exceptional itinerary.
Be enchanted with the visit to the Danube Delta, teeming with over 300 species of birdlife, and offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the famous Black Sea. From here on, the towns take on a subtly Eastern character. Cruise through the magnificent Iron Gates, visit historic city of Belgrade, and beautiful Croatia. Travel to Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna, and even more exotic. Finish your journey in Vienna, 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.
44 meals including 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 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.