Lower Danube Explorer

8 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Belgrade with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 8 Day Lower Danube Explorer. This leisurely cruise along the Lower Danube links two of Eastern Europe’s great capitals, Budapest and Belgrade. Start your journey in Budapest, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, where architectural treasures on a grand scale await. Immerse...read more

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$ 4,909
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 136
Per Person ($AU)
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2020 Season
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Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
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1 Budapest
Welcome to Budapest. Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. (D)
2 Budapest
Freechoice: Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock. This afternoon, enjoy the streets of Budapest at leisure, perhaps walk the hills on the Buda side of the city or cross the Chain Bridge and visit the livelier side of Pest. (B/L/D)
3 Kalocsa
Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kalocsa is one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries. Taste local specialities before watching this cultural masterpiece. (B/L/D)
4 Osijek
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided tour or, if you’re the more active type, you can opt to take a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. As a Scenic guest, you’ll be invited in to 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 is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately. (B/L/D)
5 Novi Sad
Overlooked by the dominant Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad is a modern, vibrant city with a fascinating past. Freechoice: Join your local guide and explore this energetic city on foot, or hike to Petrovaradin Fortress and learn about the powerful history of this military fort and how it has protected the city for centuries. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many Baroque elements. Enrich: This evening, Novi Sad comes to life at a special event curated especially for Scenic guests. Enjoy a classical concert at the Name of Mary Church, the largest in Novi Sad. Dating back to 1895 the church is a focal point of the city with its impressive neo-gothic style and stunning stained glass windows. (B/L/D)
6 Scenic Cruising
Admire the scenery as you cruise towards the spectacular Iron Gates, a narrow gorge carved out by the Danube River between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. See the iconic rock carving of Decebalus, the last King of the Dacian Empire (now Romania). The sculpture is over 40 metres high and an impressive memorial to this once powerful ruler. (B/L/D)
7 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 tour along the Danube or, for a true insight into everyday life in Belgrade, take a walk through the city with a local student. (B/L/D)
8 Belgrade
After breakfast, transfer to Belgrade airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking many wonderful memories with you. (B)

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Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Stateroom size 160 sq ft/ 15 sq m
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with luxurious 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

Prices & Dates

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Trip Starts Trip Ends Retail Offer Save Now Our Price  
Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 5,045 per person 136 per person 4,909 per person Enquire
Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 7,545 per person 211 solo traveller 7,334 solo traveller Enquire
Exclusive Global Journeys Savings PLUS additional Scenic offers available on these departures, including Fly Offers, Air Credits or Additional Savings.
Note: Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,195
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,445
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 1,545
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,555
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 1,585
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 1,595
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,745
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) $ 3,595
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 4,595

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Trip Notes
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