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Eastern Enlightenment

9 Day
Between Belgrade and Bucharest
Danube, Black Sea
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Take a journey through the enigmatic wonders of Eastern Europe, travelling the Danube between Belgrade and Bucharest through lands once steeped in secrecy. The course of the Danube follows the border of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania on its way to the Black Sea, and you’ll experience the rich customs and traditions of these rich waterways over the course of this immersive nine-day itinerary.

The ancient Serbian capital of Belgrade marks the start of your eastbound journey. Here, Scenic Freechoice gives you the option to enjoy a guided bike ride along the Danube, or sample local cuisine during a Shop with a Chef tour. That evening, enjoy a special Sundowners event with your fellow guests, and raise a glass to the adventure ahead. The following day sees you sailing the iconic passage of the Iron Gates, a spectacular gorge which symbolises a natural division between East and West. In Bulgaria, hike the ruins of the spectacular Belogradchik Fortress, sample wines in a local winery, and explore the diverse wildlife and flora of the Danube Delta in Saint George. Your journey ends with a luxury hotel stay in Bucharest, the elegant capital of Romania, where a farewell dinner signals the end of your eastern odyssey through Europe.

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* From price is for a 07 April 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly to Belgrade from one of up to 9 UK regional airports. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. Welcome to Belgrade. After settling in, raise a toast to the journey ahead at tonight’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
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. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

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. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Kostolac > Iron Gates

Travel to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this archaeological site dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants. Later, relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day in this scenic location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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.

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.

Meals included: 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. 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Braila > Bucharest

This morning disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bucharest > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 9 UK airports.

Meals included: Breakfast
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