Escape to the fringes of Eastern Europe over 17 unforgettable days on our Black Sea Explorer with Turkey river cruise and city break. Travelling the Danube River towards the Black Sea, you’ll sample local culture in five countries, including Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, before leaving the river and continuing your journey on land to explore the rich history and traditions of Turkey. Taking you beyond the ordinary tourist trail, this wonderful tour between Budapest and Istanbul promises an enriching European adventure.
Travelling from the heart of Budapest through rural Hungary, witness a traditional Puszta horse show in Kalocsa, before crossing the Croatian border to Osijek. Here, Scenic Enrich provides an intimate cultural experience, as you dine in the home of a local family. Continuing steadily south on the Danube, raise a toast to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, as part of an exclusive Sundowners event, before enjoying the captivating scenery of the Iron Gates – a natural divide between west and east.
From Svishtov to Bucharest, discover the captivating heritage of Bulgaria and Romania, including a visit to the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. From here, enjoy a two-night stay on the Black Sea Coast in Nessebar, before continuing on to Turkey, where you’ll uncover the ancient legacy of Homer’s Troy in Istanbul, the poignant WWII heritage of Gallipoli and the exquisite beauty of the Dardanelles – the perfect end to this incredible journey.