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Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans on Scenic Ruby 2021

Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans on Scenic Ruby 2021

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Ruby
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Mon, Apr 12, 2021
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Wed, May 05, 2021

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Book early and receive an additional savings of $700 per couple ($350 per person) plus receive Free Premium Economy Air on 8 to 10 day sailings, 50% per person deposits and when you reserve a suite on the Diamond Deck receive an additional $250 per person discount (Applicable on all 2021 sailings). Also, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% everyday savings. Not all dates or itineraries will qualify, please contact your travel consultant for applicable vacations.
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Offers are valid on 2021 Europe river cruises for new bookings made June 15 – August 31, 2020. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person for 8-10 day sailings. Free roundtrip premium economy air with a maximum value of $2,000 per person for 11+ day sailings. Savings in lieu of air: $1,200/pp for economy air, $1,800/pp for premium economy air. On select departures: Business Class air offered at $1,995/pp and 50% Single Supplement. Contact Scenic for details. Bonus offer of $250/pp savings applicable only to Diamond Deck guests. Pay in full within 14 days of booking and receive an additional $350 off per person, or pay in full by 8/31 and receive an additional $250 off per person. Full payment must be made by the specified dates to obtain the corresponding savings. Offers are based on number of cruise days and exclude the land portion of the trip. Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. These offers are combinable with past passenger offers, referral offers, future travel vouchers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with groups or any other offers. Early Payment Discount is not combinable with Future Travel Credits or other full payment offers.Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125/pp and is applicable if guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use towards an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit is required at the time of air ticketing. All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single Supplement price available upon request. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor or Scenic USA. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com


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Itinerary

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, Apr 12, 2021): Welcome to Budapest

Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Tue, Apr 13, 2021): Budapest

Join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed, Apr 14, 2021): Budapest

This afternoon you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu, Apr 15, 2021): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri, Apr 16, 2021): Osijek

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour or, if you’re the more active type, you could take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.  

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. With great food and wonderful company, this is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Sat, Apr 17, 2021): 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 of the city before enjoying time at leisure to wander this beautiful city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride or for a 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 many beautiful Baroque elements.

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Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun, Apr 18, 2021): Iron Gates

Relax and admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved out between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.  A magnificent setting for a cruise and the natural border between Serbia and Romania.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Mon, Apr 19, 2021): Svishtov > Rousse

Freechoice: Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy the trip towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Tue, Apr 20, 2021): 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 a primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Wed, Apr 21, 2021): Giurgiu > Bucharest

Bid a fond farewell to your crew as you disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest for an overnight stay.

Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past including a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Villa, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Thu, Apr 22, 2021): Bucharest > Sofia

Journey to the historic Bulgarian capital of Sofia for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 (Fri, Apr 23, 2021): Sofia

With your local guide, discover neoclassical Stalinist architecture, tree-lined boulevards and buildings by 19th century Russian and Viennese architects. This evening, you’ll be treated to a delicious dinner and folk show at a local restaurant.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Sat, Apr 24, 2021): Sofia > Ohrid Lake

Your first stop today is Skopje which has been inhabited since 4000 BC. Continue through the Macedonian countryside before arriving at Ohrid Lake, where you’ll stay for two nights.

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Enjoy a traditional Macedonian dinner and folklore show. It’s a wonderful opportunity to absorb some of the region’s unique culture.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 (Sun, Apr 25, 2021): Ohrid Lake

Tour the town with your knowledgeable guide this morning. With its temples, ruins and Byzantine basilicas, Ohrid is one of the most ancient towns in the Balkans.

Freechoice: Visit the Monastery of St. Naum or enjoy a cooking class in a local village. Alternatively, take a guided hike through the Galicica National Park.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 (Mon, Apr 26, 2021): Ohrid Lake > Tirana

Arrive in the Byzantine city of Tirana and check into your hotel, before embarking on a city tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Tue, Apr 27, 2021): Tirana > Budva

Travel to Montenegro and arrive in Budva for your overnight stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 (Wed, Apr 28, 2021): Budva > Dubrovnik

Let a knowledgeable local guide show you around the Bay of Kotor. Take in amazing vistas as you journey along the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik. You’ll enjoy two nights at your hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 (Thu, Apr 29, 2021): Dubrovnik

Today see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace and visit the Old Pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery.

Freechoice: Take a scenic journey through the pretty countryside and visit the Konavle villages and the town of Cavtat. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more energetic, walk Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.

This evening visit a local farm house where you will get to meet the owners and taste their delicious home grown produce during a mouth- watering dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 (Fri, Apr 30, 2021): Dubrovnik > Sarajevo

Enroute to Sarajevo, stop in the beautiful city of Mostar and visit the Turkish House and the Old Bridge. 
Later, check into your hotel for your two night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20 (Sat, May 01, 2021): Sarajevo

Explore the treasures of Sarajevo on a guided tour that includes Bascarsija in the heart of old Sarajevo, Gazi Husrev Beg’s Mosque and the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum.

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Tonight you’ll be treated to a private home-hosted dinner of traditional Bosnian cuisine where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about everyday life in Sarajevo.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 (Sun, May 02, 2021): Sarajevo > Zagreb

Continue to Zagreb and arrive at your Special Stay hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 (Mon, May 03, 2021): Zagreb > Plitvice National Park > Zagreb

Discover Zagreb on a guided tour, before travelling to Plitvice National Park. Wander meandering pathways that pass emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by magnificent waterfalls.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 23 (Tue, May 04, 2021): Zagreb > Budapest

Journey to Budapest for your overnight stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 24 (Wed, May 05, 2021): Budapest

Depart after breakfast. It’s the end of your tour, but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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