Black Sea Explorer

11 Day River Cruise from Bucharest to Budapest with Scenic

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.

     
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$ 5,897
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 168
Per Person ($AU)
River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Bucharest
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary
Trip Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
31 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
3.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
BUBC-2

Itinerary

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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 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. (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. (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 and see the highlights before time at leisure to wander this fascinating city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or for some true insight into everyday life, take a walk through the city with a student. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the beautiful Baroque elements. Enrich: Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. (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. 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
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. (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)

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Reviews (1)

11 Day Black Sea Explorer reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Wonder ship and staff, long days on tour”
- WA, Australia Apr 2018 1 Helpful Vote

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....read more

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Deck Plans

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

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Suite 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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Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 Saturday 12 Oct 2019 6,065 per person 168 per person 5,897 per person Enquire
Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 Saturday 12 Oct 2019 8,475 per person 241 solo traveller 8,234 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 Friday 01 May 2020 5,645 per person 154 per person 5,491 per person Enquire
Tuesday 05 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 6,695 per person 186 per person 6,509 per person Enquire
Sunday 10 May 2020 Wednesday 20 May 2020 6,695 per person 186 per person 6,509 per person Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 6,195 per person 171 per person 6,024 per person Enquire
Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 Friday 01 May 2020 8,645 per person 244 solo traveller 8,401 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 05 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 9,695 per person 276 solo traveller 9,419 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 10 May 2020 Wednesday 20 May 2020 9,695 per person 276 solo traveller 9,419 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 9,195 per person 261 solo traveller 8,934 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Scenic Amber
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 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)  (Prices Shown) $ 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)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,195
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,445
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,555
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,585
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,745
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) $ 3,595
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Jade
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 195
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 1,195
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,445
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 1,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 1,555
Cat BD (Deluxe Balcony Suite) $ 1,585
Cat BJ (Junior Balcony Suite) $ 1,745
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) $ 3,595
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 4,595
Scenic Ruby
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 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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