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Black Sea Explorer on Scenic Ruby

Black Sea Explorer on Scenic Ruby

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Ruby
Starts: Bucharest, Romania on Mon, Oct 12, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Mon, Oct 19, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania

Rivers Visited

Danube, Black Sea

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon, Oct 12, 2020): Bucharest > Giurgiu

Travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. Please book flights to arrive prior to midday.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Tue, Oct 13, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed, Oct 14, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu, Oct 15, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri, Oct 16, 2020): 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.

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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 6 (Sat, Oct 17, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun, Oct 18, 2020): 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 8 (Mon, Oct 19, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Ruby


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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
5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

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Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

The Scenic Jewel Amsterdam to Budapest cruise certainly exceeded our expectations. The Scenic Jewel staff could not have been better. We were certainly pampered the entire cruise and the staff could not do enough to insure the trip was a success. We did not have one staff person who was only average--everyone was exceptional. Our cruise director kept everything humming right along and he and the captian went above and beyond to solve a water level issue.


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