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Eastern Enlightenment

9 Day
Between Bucharest and Belgrade
Danube, Black Sea
From * £2,895
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Welcome to Eastern Europe, a region of untold natural splendour, where historic capital cities like Belgrade and Bucharest contrast wonderfully against landscapes of evocative beauty.

Winding through the heart of the region towards the Black Sea, the great Danube River offers passage through Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, allowing you to alight in such destinations as Braila, Tulcea, Saint George, Silistra, Rousse and Belgrade, whilst savouring the postcard-vistas of the Iron Gates and the Danube Delta.

Marvel at the rare pelican colonies of the Danube canals; step back in time at Silistra Fort; discover the Byzantine treasures of Rousse and Nikopol; and explore the wonderful cultural highlights of the Serbian capital of Belgrade. 

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* From price is for a 13 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

Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Bucharest > Braila

Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
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. Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Silistra

Freechoice: Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.

Freechoice

Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Silistra > Vidin

As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vidin.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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 7
Iron Gates > Kostolac

Upon arrival in Kostolac take a short drive to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this unique archaeological site. Dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, it was one of the biggest cities of its time.

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 8
Belgrade

Today you will discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade, a city that has always had a huge impact on the entire region.

Tonight, enjoy a Serbian folklore performance on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Belgrade

After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your cruise, but there’ll still be many wonderful memories to look forward to.

Meals included: Breakfast
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