Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

Starting at $7,445

Destinations & Sightseeing
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Embark on an 18 day journey along the Danube on a Scenic Space-Ship to the picturesque Black Sea. Cruise through the Iron Gate and visit Gallipoli.
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Destination & Sightseeing


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. Enrich Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

Iron Gates
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 > Nessebar
From Bucharest travel to the Black Sea coast for a two night stay in Nessebar. Delight in a delicious local dinner and take in a folklore show.

Enjoy a tour of Nessebar, followed by free time.

Nessebar > Canakkale
Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay.

Canakkale > Gallipoli
Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops.

Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy, the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Later, travel to Istanbul for your three night stay.

Freechoice: Enjoy a cooking class, or join an ancient writing calligraphy course. Alternatively, visit the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait, then see Hagia Sophia and spend time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner with views over the Golden Horn.

Depart today after breakfast, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. 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.

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