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Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

18 Day
Between Budapest and Istanbul
Danube, Black Sea
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Departing 14 April 2018
Black Sea Explorer with Turkey  - 18 day
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If you have a lingering sense of curiosity and wonder, you’re free to explore them in unabashed luxury. Cruise on board a Scenic Space-Ship down the Danube, and from there you can journey all the way to the picturesque Black Sea. Begin your adventure in Budapest, held by many to be the most fetching city in Europe, then journey through a handful of unspoilt lands, where lush landscapes are punctuated periodically by towns and cities that still look as they might have over a hundred years ago. Beyond them, pristine stretches of the Black Sea beckon, and beyond that, Gallipoli, and the magnificent, history-rich Istanbul.
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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome

Welcome to the wondrous city of Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Upon arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel for a two night stay.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Budapest
Highlights: Buda and Pest

Wander the cobblestone streets with your expert local guide and explore both towns of Buda and Pest, linked by the famous Chain Bridge. This evening you’ll get to experience a delicious dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Budapest

This afternoon you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. At this evening’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead of you.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Kalocsa
Highlights: Hungarian horse show

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Osijek:
Highlights: Enrich home hosted meal

Freechoice: 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.

Enrich
As a special 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. With great food and wonderful company, this will be both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet with people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Freechoice

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.

Enrich

As a special 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. With great food and wonderful company, this will be both a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet with people who understand the local way of life intimately.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Belgrade
Highlights: Scenic Sundowners

Freechoice: Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.

Sundowners
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

Freechoice

Join your local guide and discover one of the oldest capital cities in Europe – Belgrade. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local market through our Shop with a Chef offering. Or for some true insight into local life join a walking tour with a local.

Sundowners

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Iron Gates
Highlights: Danube Gorge

Relax on board and admire the scenery as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates – a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. Not only is it a spectacular setting for a cruise, it’s also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Svishtov > Rousse
Highlights: Byzantine treasures

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

Freechoice

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Silistra
Highlights: Black Sea and Varna

Freechoice: Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Or, tour a local village, including a visit to the primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

Freechoice

Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Or, tour a local village, including a visit to the primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Giurgiu > Bucharest
Highlights: Palace of the Parliament

Disembark your ship and travel to Bucharest.

Afterwards, check-in for your overnight stay in Bucharest.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Bucharest > Nessebar
Highlights: Folklore show and dinner

Travel to the stunning Black Sea coast for a two-night stay Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Nessebar
Highlights: Pristine beaches

Enjoy a guided tour of Nessebar, followed by some valuable leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Nessebar > Canakkale
Highlights: The Dardanelles

Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey and enjoy a two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14
Canakkale > Gallipoli
Highlights: Gallipoli ANZAC heritage

Today travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, which is now a national park, and you’ll have the chance to explore it all and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Istanbul
Highlights: Homer’s Troy

After breakfast enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. You’ll even see a giant replica of the famous Trojan Horse. Afterwards, travel to Istanbul, where you can look forward to a three night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16
Istanbul
Highlights: Europe meets Asia

Freechoice: Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and try the ancient art of writing. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

Freechoice

Try your hand at a cooking class or join a calligraphy course and try the ancient art of writing. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17
Istanbul
Highlights: Enrich Hamdi Restaurant dinner

This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before enjoying an afternoon at leisure.

Enrich

Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you partake in your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Istanbul
Highlights: Farewell

After breakfast, prepare to head home. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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