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Black Sea Explorer

(9 days, Budapest - Bucharest, 2015)
All-inclusive luxury with Scenic Tours

Flexible travel arrangements to suit you

  • You have the option of flying from Heathrow with British Airways, with Lufthansa indirect from Manchester or Birmingham or with KLM from a choice of 13 UK airports - whichever you choose, you won’t pay any extra
Please note, if taking a Sensational Spring Offers cruise, a supplement of £95 per person applies when travelling with KLM or Eurostar.
 
 

Europe’s most luxurious ships

  • 7 nights in the most spacious ships on Europe’s waterways and 1 night at the Marriott Bucharest
  • Understated elegance and luxury amenities in all our suites
  • 84% with spacious private balcony and Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
 

An unsurpassed standard of service

  • An on-board butler service for every one of our guests, irrespective of cabin grade - and yes, it’s all included
  • With our dedicated and experienced Cruise Director and the best crew-to-passenger ratio, you’ll notice the difference
 

All fabulous dining experiences included

  • 20 meals on-board: including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 1 breakfasts and 1 lunch included during Bucharest stay
  • An irresistible selection of on-board dining venues available during your cruise; Portobellos Restaurant, the Crystal Dining Restaurant, River Café, the Riverview Terrace, and an exclusive invitation to Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Royal and Junior Suite guests
  • Onshore dining experience in a Croatian family home
 

Unlimited on-board complimentary drinks

  • All your on-board drinks wherever, whenever whilst on-board your cruise (drinks not included in Bucharest) - cocktails at the bar, gin and tonic on your balcony. Choose from outstanding regional and international wines, boutique beers, cocktails and spirits, freshly ground coffee and speciality loose leaf teas, plus your mini-bar is replenished every day at no extra cost*
 

Unforgettable experiences every day

  • An incredible array of spectacular experiences including authentic Croatian family life
  • 11 Scenic FreeChoice options - flexible touring in 4 ports
  • Scenic Tailormade - numerous opportunities to explore via a hand-held GPS device, on foot or complimentary bike
 

Magical moments

  • Enjoy a cocktail at the historic Kalemegdan Fortress with your Scenic Sundowner experience
 

No hidden extras whatsoever

  • Tipping? We take care of all that. We also include port charges, transfers and airport taxes worth £440 per couple, as well as complimentary on-board WiFi

* All drinks included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines,
champagnes and spirits.


Please note, the Bucharest stay is not all-inclusive.

 
 
2015 
Departure dates
2015 brochure 
price from (pp)
Apr 13*
£2,845
Apr 19#*
£2,845
Apr 27*
£3,295
May 03#
£3,295
Jun 17 23#
£3,295

Prices are per person, based on twin share in a Category E Stateroom. Please note that availability is now extremely limited on many dates. This website does not display live availability, so please call us to check which cabins are available.

# These departures operate in reverse.
* Please note, as this is a cruise with Sensational Spring savings, a supplement of £95 per person applies when travelling with KLM or Eurostar.
   
 
 

Cabin upgrades

To upgrade to one of our suites, simply add the cabin upgrade price to the NOW FROM cruise price above to generate the overall price per person.
 
 
CATEGORY
& DECK



D Jewel
C Sapphire
BA Sapphire
BB Sapphire
B Sapphire
BD Sapphire
BJ Sapphire
A Diamond
PA Diamond
PP Diamond
P Diamond
PD Diamond
RJ Diamond
RA Diamond
RS Diamond
R Diamond
 
CABIN /
SUITE



Stateroom
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Junior Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
 
ADD
Crystal


£125
£645
£695
£845
-
£975
£1,245
£895
£975
£1,045
-
£1,145
£1,345
£1,995
£2,095
£2,095
 
ADD
Pearl /
Ruby

£125
£645
£695
£845
£895
-
£1,245
£895
£975
£1,045
£1,095
-
£1,345
£1,995
£2,095
£2,095
 


Terms & Conditions: All prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP, based on Cat. E stateroom and are subject to availability. Please call for current availability and prices on your preferred itinerary and cruise. Other cabins are at an upgraded price. Single supplement - Cat. E is approx. 50%, other cabins are approx. 100%, call for details. Please note, the ship sailing a particular departure is subject to change. Deposit is £750 per person. Full payment is required within 90 days of departure.
Scenic Sundowner is a seasonal highlight and is included for sailings from 1st April to 30th September 2015.
For full terms and conditions and all the information you need to book your holiday click
 here.

 
 


Black Sea Explorer

9 day luxury river cruise and tour from Budapest to Bucharest

Take a voyage of discovery to the furthest reaches of the Danube, from Budapest and Belgrade, through the towering ‘Iron Gate’, a river gorge with the Carpathian Mountains pressing from the north and Balkan Mountains barricading from the south. Sail into mystical lands, rich in legend, before travelling to the Black Sea and Bucharest.
 

Day 1: UK - Budapest (D)
Fly from your choice of 13 UK regional airports via Amsterdam with KLM; travel from London Heathrow with British Airways; or fly with Lufthansa from Manchester or Birmingham indirect. A Scenic Tours Representative will transfer* you to your luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship’. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Kalocsa (B,L,D)
Enjoy early morning cruising to the Baroque provincial town of Kalocsa, which lies at the periphery of the great Hungarian plain and is renowned for its decorative embroidery and paprika production. Be impressed by a Hungarian Puszta horse farm and enjoy a show before tracing the interesting Turkish origins of paprika. Alternatively, explore with Scenic Tailormade and choose a city tour of Kalocsa. More than 1,000 years old, Kalocsa is a quaint town filled with culture, and is a great place to see Hungarian crafts. Highlights include the House of Folk Arts and its Cathedral. Tonight join your Captain in the Crystal Dining Restaurant for your Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Day 3: Osijek - Vukovar (B,L,D)
Today choose one of the following included Scenic FreeChoice activities (1) a guided walking tour of Osijek (2) or a guided cycling tour of Osijek’s countryside. Scenic Enrich: As a special Scenic guest, you will be invited into the home of a local family for a home cooked traditional lunch and an opportunity to learn about everyday life in Croatia.
Day 4: Belgrade (B,L,D)
Today explore Serbia’s capital Belgrade, one of the oldest capital cities in Europe. Today’s Scenic FreeChoice activities include: (1) a guided tour of the city, including visits to Tito’s memorial, Fortress Kalemegdan and St. Sava Church (2) take a leisurely bicycle journey along the banks of the Danube (3) see Belgrade through the eyes of the locals when you meet a native Belgradian who will take you around the city (4) or ‘Shop with a Chef’ - join your ship’s chef for a visit to a local food market and take advantage of their guidance on purchasing the best ingredients the region has to offer. Alternatively, explore with Scenic Tailormade and choose from two self-guided tours, Belgrade through the ages and the Wonder of Zemun, one of the most beautiful residential areas in the city, with an ideal location next to the Danube and bursting with picturesque cobblestone streets. As the day draws to an end, you have your Scenic Sundowner experience where you’ll enjoy a cocktail at the historic Kalemegdan Fortress, overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers.
Day 5: Iron Gate (B,L,D)
Be sure to have your camera ready as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gate, a narrow gorge carved by the River Danube between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Relax on the Riverview Terrace or in the Panorama Lounge as you have a relaxing day of cruising.
Day 6: Svistov - Russe (B,L,D)
With today’s Scenic FreeChoice options, you can choose to: (1) take a full day excursion from Svistov to Veliko Tarnovo, a town with a rich historical past. You’ll also venture to the nearby leafy village of Arbanassi which features on the World Heritage Cultural list (2) or you can stay on-board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ and enjoy sailing towards the Bulgarian town of Russe. Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour. Russe is the fifth biggest city in Bulgaria and is home to a grand square enlivened by cafés and Austro-Hungarian influenced architecture, often illuminated to great effect at night. The city’s past is abundantly displayed in several museums, and in its ruined Roman fortress that stands overlooking the Danube.
Day 7: Silistra (B, L, D)
Today’s included Scenic FreeChoice activities are: (1) an excursion to Varna, the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast (2) an active walk to Silistra Fort (3) or a visit to a local village and primary school to learn more about everyday life in Bulgaria.
Day 8: Bucharest (B,L,D)
This morning you’ll disembark your cruise ship and travel to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Its perplexing mismatch of eras - grey housing blocks from Ceauescu’s brutal rebuilding phase, deliberately French palaces with Baroque clam-shaped canopies, remains of medieval churches and courts, 21st century office buildings - means that even a short walk is a lesson in history. Here you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Ceauescu’s imposing Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in Europe - and lunch in a local restaurant. This evening you’ll stay at the Marriott Bucharest. Please note, the Bucharest stay is not all-inclusive.
Day 9: Bucharest - UK (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred* to the airport for your flight home. You can fly with British Airways to London Heathrow, KLM via Amsterdam to one of 13 UK regional airports, or indirect with Lufthansa to Manchester or Birmingham.

* Please check your transfer entitlements with the UK office

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Depart Date Price
Apr 2015
13
13 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Deluxe Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom Fully Booked
27
27 Apr 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite £5,290
Junior Suite £4,540 - £4,640
Deluxe Balcony Suite £4,270 - £4,440
Balcony Suite £3,990 - £4,340
Outside Stateroom £3,295 - £3,420
from £3,295 (Outside Stateroom)
Jun 2015
17
17 Jun 2015 - Cruise Availablity
Cabin Price
Royal Panorama Suite Fully Booked
Royal Suite Fully Booked
Junior Suite Fully Booked
Balcony Suite Fully Booked
Single Balcony Fully Booked
Outside Stateroom £3,420
from £3,420 (Outside Stateroom)
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

At a glance

Duration
9 Days
From
£2,845
per person twin share
 
Dates
13 Apr 2015
On Request
27 Apr 2015
Available
17 Jun 2015
Available

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