From Budapest to Bucharest, enjoy a luxury cruise that takes you through the Iron Gates. In Brasov, visit Bran Castle, home to the legend of Count Dracula.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay.
Join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe.
This afternoon you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.
Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show.
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local and learn to make a traditional fish stew.
Later, be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.
Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights of the city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride, or take a walk through the city with a local. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.
Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the
Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.
Svishtov > Rousse
Freechoice: Discover the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Or, stay on board and cruise towards Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.
Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea
coast. Alternatively, visit a local village and a local school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.
Giurgiu > Bucharest
Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest.
Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.
Enjoy an overnight stay at in Bucharest.
Bucharest > Brasov
Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins with a visit to 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. Then continue to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before arriving at your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.
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 story of Count Dracula. Tonight enjoy your overnight stay.
Sighisoara > Sibiu
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 your hotel.
Sibiu > Bucharest
This afternoon return Bucharest for an overnight stay.
Depart today after breakfast.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.