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

Budapest, Hungary Round-trip
Length: 24 Days - Departs: Sat, Sep 25, 2021
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Departure
Sep 25, 2021
Arrival
Oct 18, 2021

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Book early and pay in full to receive an additional savings of $1000 per couple ($500 per person) plus receive Free Economy Air on 8 to 10 day sailings or Free Premium Economy on 11+ day sailings,50% off the single supplement for solo travelers and 50% per person deposits. (Applicable on 2021 Europe sailings). Also, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% everyday savings. Not all dates or itineraries will qualify, please contact your travel consultant for applicable vacations.
Must Book By Sat, Dec 05, 2020
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Offers are valid on 2021 Europe river cruises for new bookings made September 1 – December 5, 2020. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person for 8-10 day sailings and select Douro (DOUR) sailings. Free roundtrip premium economy air with a maximum value of $2,000 per person for select 11+ day sailings. $495/pp economy air on select Douro (DOUR) sailings. Savings in lieu of air: $750/pp for $495 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. Pay in full within 14 days of booking and receive an additional $500 off per person on 8+ day departures or $150pp on 5 day departures. 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 early 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 (DPP) 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. DPP is non-refundable and non-transferable, has no cash value and only covers the cruise. DPP is not applicable to Russia sailings. Air deposits are not included in the DPP, 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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Book during our Cyber Sale save an additional $500 per suite on 2021 & 2022 Europe departures (excludes Duro).
Must Book By Fri, Dec 04, 2020
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Offer applicable to 2021 & 2022 Europe river cruise departures for new bookings made November 20 – December 6, 2020. Douro sailings are excluded. Savings of $500 per suite. Guests must deposit at the time of booking in order to receive savings. Combinable with current offers including past passenger and referral offers, also combinable with group bookings reserved during the promotion dates. Not combinable with last minute deals. Offer may be extended, sold out, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Applicable only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America. Offer terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Budapest
    Sat, Sep 25, 2021

    Your journey into wonder begins with a two night stay.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Sun, Sep 26, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Budapest > Giurgiu
    Mon, Sep 27, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Kalocsa
    Tue, Sep 28, 2021

    Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Osijek
    Wed, Sep 29, 2021

    Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Alternatively, join a local and learn to make a traditional fish stew.

    Later, be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal and discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Belgrade
    Thu, Sep 30, 2021

    Freechoice: Enjoy an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of Belgrade and see the highlights of the city. Alternatively, choose a guided bicycle ride, or take a walk through the city with a local. Or, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Iron Gates
    Fri, Oct 01, 2021

    Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow gorge that the Danube has carved between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Svishtov > Rousse
    Sat, Oct 02, 2021

    Freechoice: Discover the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Or, stay on board and cruise towards Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Silistra
    Sun, Oct 03, 2021

    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 local school, and learn about life in Bulgaria.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Giurgiu > Bucharest
    Mon, Oct 04, 2021

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

    Freechoice: Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

    Enjoy an overnight stay at in Bucharest.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Bucharest > Sofia
    Tue, Oct 05, 2021

    Depart Romania today and journey to the historic Bulgarian capital of Sofia where you will stay for two nights.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  12. Day 12
    Sofia
    Wed, Oct 06, 2021

    With your local guide, discover neoclassical Stalinist architecture, tree-lined boulevards and buildings by 19th century Russian and Viennese architects.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Sofia > Ohrid Lake
    Thu, Oct 07, 2021

    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.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Ohrid Lake
    Fri, Oct 08, 2021

    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: Take in the lush green scenery during a boat ride on stunning Ohrid lake, or learn traditional recipes during a cooking class in a local village. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, explore the lake by kayak.


    Meals: Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    Ohrid Lake > Tirana
    Sat, Oct 09, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Tirana > Budva
    Sun, Oct 10, 2021

    Today travel to picturesque Montenegro and arrive in Budva for your overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  17. Day 17
    Budva > Dubrovnik
    Mon, Oct 11, 2021

    Let a knowledgeable local guide show you around the stunning Bay of Kotor. Then take in the amazing vistas as you journey along the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik where you'll enjoy a two night stay.


    Meals: Breakfast
  18. Day 18
    Dubrovnik
    Tue, Oct 12, 2021

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

    Freechoice: Journey through the pretty countryside to the Konavle villages and the town of Cavtat. Alternatively, those more active can take a walk along Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  19. Day 19
    Dubrovnik > Sarajevo
    Wed, Oct 13, 2021

    En route to Sarajevo, stop in the beautiful city of Mostar. Visit the Turkish House and the renowned Old Bridge. Later, check into your hotel for two nights.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  20. Day 20
    Sarajevo
    Thu, Oct 14, 2021

    Explore the treasures of Sarajevo on a guided tour, including Gazi Husrev Beg’s Mosque and the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum.

    Enrich
    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  21. Day 21
    Sarajevo > Zagreb
    Fri, Oct 15, 2021

    Continue to the intriguing Croatian capital of Zagreb, where you will enjoy an overnight stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  22. Day 22
    Zagreb > Plitvice National Park > Zagreb
    Sat, Oct 16, 2021

    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  23. Day 23
    Zagreb > Budapest
    Sun, Oct 17, 2021

    Journey to Budapest for your overnight stay. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  24. Day 24
    Budapest
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021

    Depart after breakfast, taking with you a lifetime a wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Rivers Visited

Danube

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
3
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Scenic Tours delivers a flawless river cruise experience. They truly take care of everything - all at one price. The ships are beautiful and the staff is cheerful and accommodating. The cabins are incredible feats of design that make use of every inch of space. We were gone for two weeks and never felt cramped. The food is diverse and wonderful and the excursions are very interesting and well-planned.

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