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Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey 2021
(Vienna to Istanbul)

23 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

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.

Enrich
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.

Enrich
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 > Nessebar
From Bucharest travel to the Black Sea coast for a two night stay. Delight in a delicious local dinner and take in a folklore show. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 17 Nessebar
Enjoy a tour of Nessebar, followed by free time. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 18 Nessebar > Canakkale
Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 19 Canakkale > Gallipoli
Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, which is now a national park. Explore it all and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 Istanbul
Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy, the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. You’ll even see a giant replica of the famous Trojan Horse. Later, travel to Istanbul, where you can look forward to a three night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 21 Istanbul
Explore Istanbul including visits to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace.

Freechoice: Enjoy a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and try the ancient art of writing. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths. (Breakfast)

Day 22 Istanbul
Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait, then visit Hagia Sophia and spend time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before an afternoon at leisure.

Enrich
A special treat awaits for your farewell dinner at the Hamdi Restaurant with its outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 23 Istanbul
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul airport. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
  • 58 meals including 22 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 21 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Jewel
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.



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