18 Day Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

Scenic River Cruise starting in Budapest and finishing in Istanbul

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 18 Day Black Sea Explorer with Turkey. For much of the 20th century the wonders of Eastern Europe were concealed behind a thick veil of secrecy. Fortunately, those once mystery-laden lands are now open to all.If you have a lingering sense of curiosity and wonder, you're...read more
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 18 Days
From: Budapest to Istanbul
Tour Code: BUIS.1
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey
Our Price From:
$ 9,932
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 293
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Welcome to Budapest
Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay. (D)
2
Budapest
Join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. (B/D)
3
Budapest
This afternoon board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. (B/D)
4
Kalocsa
Today, witness a traditional Hungarian horse show. (B/L/D)
5
Osijek
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Enrich: As a 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. (B/L/D)
6
Belgrade
Freechoice: Join your local guide for an in-depth discovery of Belgrade and visit Tito’s Memorial, or see Belgrade on an orientation tour before time at leisure. Alternatively, choose a guided bike ride along the Danube, or journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can explore the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. You also have the option of gaining some true insights into everyday life on a walking tour with a local. (B/L/D)
7
Iron Gates
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, it’s 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)
8
Svishtov - Rousse
Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi. Or stay on board and cruise to the town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. (B/L/D)
9
Silistra
Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or take an excursion to Varna on the Black Sea coast. Or tour a local village, including a visit to the primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria. (B/L/D)
10
Giurgiu - Bucharest
Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest. Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Bucharest and learn details of its communist past. Or tour the local Open Air Museum. Later, check-in for your stay at your centrally located hotel. (B/L/D)
11
Bucharest - Nessebar
Travel to the stunning Black Sea coast for a two night stay at Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show. (B/D)
12
Nessebar
Take a guided tour of Nessebar. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore this ancient town at your leisure. (B/D)
13
Nessebar - Canakkale
Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay. (B/D)
14
Canakkale - Gallipoli
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, 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. (B/L/D)
15
Istanbul
After breakfast enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. Afterwards, travel to Istanbul, where you will enjoy a three night stay. (B/D)
16
Istanbul
Freechoice: Join a cooking class or try your hand at the ancient art of writing during a calligraphy course. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to a popular Turkish bath. (B)
17
Istanbul
This morning visit Hagia Sophia and spend some time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar. Enrich: Tonight, a special treat awaits you as you attend your farewell dinner at the stunning Hamdi Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques. (B/D)
18
Istanbul
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
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 42 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
Scenic Freechoice
  • You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you.
  • With additional options available, there is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise or tour you decide on. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.
Scenic Enrich
  • All-inclusive, exclusive, unique. Scenic's 'Enrich' encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.
  • Scenic's Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling moments that will become highlights of your trip. From private concerts in opulent castles to dinner in beautiful palaces, our Scenic Enrich experiences are one-of-a-kind and only for Scenic guests.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Scenic
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Scenic Crystal 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
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Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • Suite size 160 sq ft/ 15 sq m
  • 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
Prices & Dates
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Monday
20 May 2019
Thursday
06 Jun 2019
Scenic Crystal

10,225

per person

293

per person

9,932

per person

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Monday
20 May 2019
Thursday
06 Jun 2019
Scenic Crystal

14,120

per person

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13,710

solo traveller

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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 PP (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
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