Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania

On this luxury 15 day cruise and tour from Budapest to Bucharest, highlights include Belgrade, sailing through the Iron Gates and explore Bran Castle.

15 Days
Bucharest to Budapest
From (USD)
$ 6,345
Dates & Pricing

2019 Bucharest > Budapest

Legendary landscapes

Discover one of Eastern Europe’s most captivating regions as you explore majestic capital cities, the beautiful Danube Delta and delve into the land of legends, Transylvania.
The capitals of Hungary, Serbia and Romania will surprise and delight. Admire Budapest, rightly called the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, and visit one of Europe’s oldest capitals, Belgrade. Wind your way through the Iron Gates and spend time exploring Bucharest’s grandiose architecture. Cruise through the pristine Danube Delta wetlands, a bird-watcher’s paradise consisting of an intricate pattern of marshes, channels, streams and lakes, then take a step back in time in the mysterious land of Transylvania, often described as ‘the last truly medieval landscape in Europe’.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BBTR
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Bucharest
Return City:
Budapest

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bucharest

    Welcome to Bucharest, enjoy an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Bucharest > Sibiu

    Visit Sibiu in the region of Transylvania for a tour of this medieval city. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Sibiu > Sighisoara

    Arrive in the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula.

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sighisoara > Brasov

    This morning visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. Upon arrival in Brasov, enjoy a guided walking tour before checking into your hotel.

    Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Brasov > Bucharest

    En-route back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bucharest > Giurgiu

    Freechoice

    Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture.

    Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

    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 primary school to learn about life in Bulgaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Rousse

    Freechoice

    Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Iron Gates

    Relax 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. It’s a spectacular setting for a cruise and also the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    Sundowners

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can 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 a magnificent meal and a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kalocsa

    Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Budapest

    Today cruise into the mighty city of Budapest, enjoy Budapest at your leisure; perhaps wander the streets of the old town for local crafts or simply relax at the majestic hotel where you will stay for two nights..

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Budapest

    Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    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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