Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania

13 Days
Budapest to Bucharest
From (GBP)
£ 3,600
Dates & Pricing

2022 Budapest > Bucharest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BCTR
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Bucharest

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Fly to Budapest, from one of up to 9 UK airports, where you will be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. This evening, relax and raise your glass to the days ahead.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Kalocsa

    Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kolocsa is one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside, or visit Ancestry of the Kitchen.

    Later, as a special Scenic guest, be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and the chance to discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia. With great food and wonderful company, this is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an in-depth city tour of one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade, including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights of the city before enjoying time at leisure to wander this beautiful location. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride, or for a true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a local student. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Iron Gates

    Relax and admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. A magnificent setting for a cruise and the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Svishtov > Rousse

    Freechoice

    Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Silistra

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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 including a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Villa, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

    Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest > Brasov

    Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins this morning as you transfer from Bucharest to Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. It is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. Then visit Sinaia Monastery before continuing to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before you check into your hotel.

    Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Brasov > Sighisoara

    A true highlight awaits. Visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula.  This afternoon you will arrive into the Saxon town of Sighisoara for an overnight stay, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and the inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Sighisoara > Sibiu

    This morning you will have a choice of touring options in Sighisoara.

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of this fortified city, or if you’re feeling more active, hike to the Church on the Hill for superb views over the city.

    After some free time continue to the medieval town of Sibiu. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sibiu > Bucharest

    Today visit Cozia Monastery before returning to Bucharest for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bucharest

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

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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