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Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

Visit Gallipoli and cruise through the Iron Gate on an 18 day journey from Istanbul to Budapest. Sail along the Danube on board a luxury Scenic Space-Ship.
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Between Istanbul and Budapest

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Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to Istanbul, famously the only city in the world crossing two continents and linking east with west. You will be met at Istanbul airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel, for a three night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure, before meeting up this evening over a welcome drink with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.


Day 2 | Istanbul Highlights: Turkish cooking class

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


Day 3 | 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.


Day 4 | Istanbul > Canakkale Highlights: Homer’s Troy

Today travel along the Northern Aegean Coast to Canakkale. This afternoon explore the historical city of Troy, where you will discover the remaining sites, including a giant replica of the Trojan Horse. Then, check in into your hotel for a two night stay.


Day 5 | 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.


Day 6 | Canakkale > Nessebar Highlights: The Black Sea coast

Travel to the stunning Black Sea coast for a two night stay in Nessebar.


Day 7 | Nessebar Highlights: Pristine beaches

Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your free day.


Day 8 | Nessebar > Bucharest Highlights: Romania’s capital

See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Then, check-in for your overnight stay.


Day 9 | Bucharest > Giurgiu Highlights: Palace of Parliament

Enjoy a guided visit to the impressive Palace of the Parliament. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.


Day 10 | Silistra Highlights: Black Sea & Varna

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


Day 11 | Russe > Nikopol Highlights: Byzantine treasures

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Russe. Or discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi; continue to Nikopol in Bulgaria before re-boarding your ship.


Day 12 | 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.


Day 13 | Belgrade Highlights: Scenic Sundowners

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.


Day 14 | Osijek Highlights: Enrich home hosted meal

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.


Day 15 | Kalocsa Highlights: Hungarian horse show

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


Day 16 | Budapest Highlights: Chain Bridge

After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join your local guided on a city tour.   Your guided tour will finish at your hotel in Budapest, where you will check in for your two night stay.


Day 17 | Budapest Highlights: Beautiful Budapest

Today enjoy a day at leisure to explore this city on your own.


Day 18 | Budapest 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.

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Scenic Jade

Scenic Jade

Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade were the sixth, seventh, and eighth ships to join our fleet of luxury Space-Ships respectively. All three river cruise ships feature our signature Scenic Sun Lounges, as well as newly designed cabins and suites.

Features

  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon
  • Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • $300 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon
  • Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • $300 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon
  • Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • $300 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily
  • Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon
  • Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury king single slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily
  • Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon
  • Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Private Captain’s cocktail party
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Large picture window
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Luxury queen size slumber bed with pillow menu
  • Large picture window
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane amenities
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • International power sockets
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
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