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.
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 > 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.