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Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest

From Bucharest to Budapest, guests embark on an eleven-day adventure across the Black Sea on one of Scenic’s spectacular itineraries.

Enjoy a selection of included adventures as well as the opportunity to explore independently across a range of ports and historically-rich locations.

Climb aboard one of Scenic’s 5-star Space-Ships, designed to conduct guests peacefully along the world’s finest rivers.

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  • Cruise Line: Scenic
  • Ship: Scenic Space-Ship
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: Sep & Oct
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Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest Cruise Itinerary

Explore ports along the Black Sea on this spectacular itinerary. Enjoy a range of free choice excursions conducting you on tours, tastings and trips to coveted landmarks as well as a selection of unique Enrich events to explore local culture.

Day 1

Arrive to Budapest (hotel)

Arrive at the luxurious Budapest, Hungary’s capital. This afternoon, check into your 5-star hotel and begin your adventure.

Day 2

Budapest (hotel)

This morning, join a sightseeing tour of Budapest. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Day 3

Budapest (EMBARK)

Spend the morning exploring Budapest at your own pace. Pay a visit to the city’s thermal baths or one of the city’s famous coffee houses.
This afternoon, transfer to your Space-Ship for boarding.

Day 4


Today, choose between an excursion of Hungarian Traditions or visit a horse show.

Day 5


Either enjoy a walking tour of Osijek, boat cruise at Kopacki Rit or an excursion revealing the city’s traditional recipes.
After this morning’s excursion, all guests will visit the home of a local Croatian and have lunch with the family members.

Day 6


Choose between a selection of Scenic’s freechoice activities; join a guided city tour, visit Tito’s Memorial, cycle along the Danube or join a walking tour alongside a local student. Your afternoon is free to explore at leisure.
Tonight, join an Enrich event to a classical concert at St. Sava Temple.

Day 7

Iron Gates (Scenic Sailing)

Today brings a scenic cruising through the picturesque scenery of the Iron Gates.

Day 8

Svishtov / Rousse

Choose between an excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or opt for a guided city tour of Rousse.

Day 9


Enjoy an active walk to Silistra Fort, visit to Alfatar Village or a full-day excursion to Varna.

Day 10

Giurgiu / Bucharest

Upon arrival, tour the city by coach. Later, visit the Ceausescu’s Spring Palace or Village Open Air Museum.

Day 11

Depart Giurgiu (DISEMBARK)

After breakfast, transfer to Bucharest airport for your return flight.

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10 Nights

Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest

  • Budapest
  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Kalocsa
  • Osijek
  • Belgrade
  • Iron Gates (SCENIC SAILING)
  • Svishtov / Rousse
  • Silistra
  • Giurgiu / Bucharest
  • Giurgiu (DISEMBARK)
£3,477pp Est. Price per person
  • Scenic Space-Ship

Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest Cruise Review

“I rate this cruise a 10/10 – I enjoyed every second. All the tours were really unique and had something special that helped make everything feel like a brand-new experience altogether.”

Gwen Browne, Sheffield

Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising with us:

How many days of this cruise will be spent at a hotel?

At the beginning of your Black Sea Explorer with Bucharest & Budapest river cruise, guests enjoy two nights at a luxury hotel in Budapest before embarking their ship on Day 3 of the itinerary.

Will guests have access to bikes for independent exploring?

Guests enjoy the freedom to utilise e-bikes throughout the duration of their stay.

What's the maximum capacity of guests on-board my ship?

Scenic’s Space-Ships have a maximum capacity of up to 163 guests.

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