Danube Delta Discovery

Begin your adventure in Bucharest before boarding a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Explore the Danube canals & cruise through the Iron Gate towards Vienna.

16 Days
Bucharest to Vienna
From (GBP)
£ 4,195
Dates & Pricing

2019 Bucharest > Vienna

Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe

Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast with the rest of this exceptional itinerary.
Be enchanted with the visit to the Danube Delta, teeming with over 300 species of birdlife, and offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before spilling into the famous Black Sea. From here on, the towns take on a subtly Eastern character. Cruise through the magnificent Iron Gates, visit historic city of Belgrade, and beautiful Croatia. Travel to Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna, and even more exotic. Finish your journey in Vienna, a city inspired by the great composers, and you’re likely to pick up the strains of a melody you recognise even while walking its quaint cobblestone streets.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VIBU
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Bucharest
Return City:
Vienna

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Bucharest

    Fly to Bucharest from one of up to 9 UK regional airports.

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Day 4 - Silistra

    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

  5. 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

  6. Day 6 - Vidin

    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

  7. 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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 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.

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Belgrade

    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

  10. Day 10 - Osijek

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you could opt to take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

    As a Scenic guest, you’ll 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Mohacs

    Discover Pécs, a city of art and history. Alternatively, explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary, while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kalocsa

    Today you’ll get to witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Budapest

    Join a guided tour through a city often considered the most beautiful in Europe, or if you are feeling active, you may wish to take a walking tour of the Buda side. Alternatively, discover the Jewish heritage with a local guide.

    Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. One of the favourite residence of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary, you’ll quickly come to appreciate why as you examine its many fabulous details up close.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Bratislava

    Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer. Alternatively, discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour or enjoy a guided cycling excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vienna

    Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights of the city on a guided bicycle tour or visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vienna

    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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