Day 1 Welcome to Vienna
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 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 3 Bratislava
Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a local guide. Alternatively, discover Bratislava’s communist-era history or join a cycling tour. (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 history with a local guide.
Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 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 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 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Belgrade
Discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade.
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Belgrade
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bicycle ride, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a chef tour. Or, join a walking tour of the city with a student. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our expert and marvel at the many Baroque elements.
Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Donji Milanovac > Iron Gates
Visit one of the greatest and most significant archaeological sites in this region, Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. Later, admire the scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates. (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, 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 Braila > Bucharest
This morning disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 Bucharest
Depart today after breakfast. It may be the end of your journey, but there are many memories to look forward to. (Breakfast)
Waltz through Europe on a 16 day river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest. Explore the beautiful old towns and immerse yourself in the history and culture.
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, the towns take on a subtle Eastern character. Travel to Bratislava and Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna – 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 the Danube spills into the Black Sea.
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.