Day 1 Bucharest
Welcome to Bucharest. Upon arrival transfer to your centrally located hotel where you will enjoy an overnight stay. (Dinner)
Day 2 Bucharest > Brasov
Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins this morning as you transfer from Bucharest to Peles
Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. It is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. Then, continue to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before you check into the Kronwell Hotel or similar.
Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 Brasov > Sighisoara
A true highlight awaits. Visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. This afternoon you will arrive into the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and the inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula. Your overnight stay will be at the Doubletree Cavaler or similar. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Sighisoara > Sibiu
This morning you will have a choice of touring options in Sighisoara.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of this fortified city, or if you’re feeling more active, hike to the Church on the Hill for superb views over the city.
After some free time we continue our exploration of the fascinating Transylvania region visiting the medieval town of Sibiu. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into the Continental Forum Hotel or similar. (Breakfast)
Day 5 Brasov > Bucharest
Enroute back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe.
This afternoon return to Bucharest for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 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)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.