11 Day Black Sea Explorer

Scenic River Cruise starting in Bucharest and finishing in Budapest

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 11 Day Black Sea Explorer. Spend eleven days travelling from the Black Sea to Budapest, including a visit to Ceausescu's Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in Europe.
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 11 Days
From: Bucharest to Budapest
Tour Code: BUBC.2
Visits: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary
Our Price From:
$ 5,033
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 183
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Bucharest
Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your centrally located hotel. (D)
2
Bucharest - Giurgiu
Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn of its communist past, or tour an 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. (B/L/D)
3
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. (B/L/D)
4
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. (B/L/D)
5
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. (B/L/D)
6
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. (B/L/D)
7
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. (B/L/D)
8
Kalocsa
Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show. (B/L/D)
9
Budapest
After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe (B/D)
10
Budapest
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city. (B/D)
11
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. (B)
1
Bucharest
Welcome to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into your centrally located hotel. (D)
2
Bucharest - Giurgiu
Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn of its communist past, or tour an 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. (B/L/D)
3
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. (B/L/D)
4
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. (B/L/D)
5
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. (B/L/D)
6
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. (B/L/D)
7
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. (B/L/D)
8
Kalocsa
Today witness a traditional Hungarian horse show. (B/L/D)
9
Budapest
After breakfast disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe (B/D)
10
Budapest
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city. (B/D)
11
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. (B)
Scenic Inclusions
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic Space-Ships offer a truly all-inclusive luxury package. No hidden extras, just exceptional experiences. Read more
Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Read more
Scenic nth Degree
The nth Degree
Scenic go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree, all-inclusive experience. Read more
Scenic Sundowners
Scenic Sundowners
Bespoke cocktail events for Scenic guests to toast the day’s end in remarkable locations across Europe. Read more
Scenic Tailormade
Scenic Tailormade
You’ll find Scenic Tailormade invaluable and it always knows the story of where you are. Read more
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Black Sea Explorer with Scenic.
WA, Australia
Apr 2018
2 Trips
“Wonder ship and staff, long days on tour”
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Although we got to see places that two decades ago would not be easily accessible we found that, apart from Ruse and Belgrade, we needed to be coached for some time to our selected location. The time ranged from an hour and a half to almost four hours. Indeed the trip to the Black Sea ( Black Sea Explorer) took 3.5 to 4 hours there and the same back. It made the day very trying. The ship and staff were wonderful as usual -
the on board piano player was excellent.

The Sundowner was a hurried waste of time - off the boat, over the bridge, on to a barge, down with one beer, group photo, off the barge back on the coach back to the boat. One hour tops.

Would not recommend this particular cruise to others.
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category B1J
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RR
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RP
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Ship Profile
Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Scenic Space-Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Private Balcony Suite
Private Balcony Suite  Private Balcony Suite  Private Balcony Suite Layout  

Category A, PA, PP, BA, BB & C (Private Balcony Suite)

  • Stateroom size 205 sq ft/ 19 sq m, including balcony
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & shoeshine service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Beverage service in your private suite & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RA
Royal Balcony Suite
Category R
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RS
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Ship Profile
Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Scenic Space-Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Private Balcony Suite
Private Balcony Suite  Private Balcony Suite  Private Balcony Suite Layout  

Category A, PA, PP, BA, BB & C (Private Balcony Suite)

  • Suite size 205 sq ft/ 19 sq m, including balcony
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Prices & Dates
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Enjoy Global Journeys exclusive online savings AND we will add any applicable Scenic special offers listed below to your quote too! Offers can include Fly Free, Companion Fly free, Business Class & Premium Economy savings or Scenic discounts. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will quote these depending on the option you select when enquiring. T&C's apply.
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Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
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Tuesday
16 Apr 2019
Friday
26 Apr 2019
Scenic Crystal

5,175

per person

142

per person

5,033

per person

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Tuesday
28 May 2019
Friday
07 Jun 2019
Scenic Crystal

6,565

per person

183

per person

6,382

per person

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Wednesday
02 Oct 2019
Saturday
12 Oct 2019
Scenic Amber

6,065

per person

168

per person

5,897

per person

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Tuesday
16 Apr 2019
Friday
26 Apr 2019
Scenic Crystal

7,920

per person

224

solo traveller

7,696

solo traveller

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Tuesday
28 May 2019
Friday
07 Jun 2019
Scenic Crystal

9,475

per person

271

solo traveller

9,204

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Wednesday
02 Oct 2019
Saturday
12 Oct 2019
Scenic Amber

8,475

per person

241

solo traveller

8,234

solo traveller

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Tuesday
21 Apr 2020
Friday
01 May 2020
Scenic Crystal

5,575

per person

154

per person

5,421

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Tuesday
05 May 2020
Friday
15 May 2020
Scenic Crystal

6,625

per person

185

per person

6,440

per person

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Sunday
10 May 2020
Wednesday
20 May 2020
Scenic Jade

6,625

per person

185

per person

6,440

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Sunday
11 Oct 2020
Wednesday
21 Oct 2020
Scenic Ruby

6,125

per person

170

per person

5,955

per person

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Tuesday
21 Apr 2020
Friday
01 May 2020
Scenic Crystal

8,525

per person

242

solo traveller

8,283

solo traveller

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Tuesday
05 May 2020
Friday
15 May 2020
Scenic Crystal

9,575

per person

274

solo traveller

9,301

solo traveller

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Sunday
10 May 2020
Wednesday
20 May 2020
Scenic Jade

9,575

per person

274

solo traveller

9,301

solo traveller

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Sunday
11 Oct 2020
Wednesday
21 Oct 2020
Scenic Ruby

9,075

per person

259

solo traveller

8,816

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Scenic Amber
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat B1J (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,595
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,725
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,895
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RR (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 3,395
Cat RP (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 4,095
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Crystal
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,725
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony cabin) $ 1,895
Cat RJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RA (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 2,995
Cat R (Royal Balcony Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,545
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Crystal
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 1,725
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,895
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 2,995
Cat R (Royal Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,545
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Jade
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 1,725
Cat PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,895
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 2,995
Cat R (Royal Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,545
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Ruby
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,145
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,425
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,475
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 1,525
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,575
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 1,595
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 1,725
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 2,095
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 2,995
Cat R (Royal Suite) $ 3,295
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 3,545
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 4,595
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