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Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All sightseeing excursions included*

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Premier Class Rail Travel Included


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 15 Jun 2022
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Jewel
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1737314
  • Voyage code ‍BUBU150622.1

Your Itinerary

Private Chauffeur transfer from your home address to the airport Wed 15 Jun 2022

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will transfer you to the airport in style

Fly from London to Budapest, Hungary Wed 15 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 15 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Today board your Scenic Space-Ship. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead. (D)

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Thu 16 Jun 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show. (B,L,D)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Fri 17 Jun 2022

Osijek, Croatia

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. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Sat 18 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

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. (B,L,D)

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sun 19 Jun 2022

Iron Gates

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. (B,L,D)

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov - Rousse, Bulgaria Mon 20 Jun 2022

Svishtov, Bulgaria

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. (B,L,D)

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra, Bulgaria Tue 21 Jun 2022

Silistra, Bulgaria

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. (B,L,D)

Giurgiu

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania - One night stay Wed 22 Jun 2022

Giurgiu

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. (B,L,D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Thu 23 Jun 2022

Cruises to Europe

After breakfast, check out of your hotel.

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Thu 23 Jun 2022

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Thu 23 Jun 2022

Arrive in London Thu 23 Jun 2022

Private Chauffeur transfer from the airport to your home address Thu 23 Jun 2022

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you home in style

What's included *

  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service for all bookings up to 75 miles each way
  • FREE premium branded beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Room service for all suites
  • Fully re-stocked mini-bar daily, including snacks
  • Late night menu for night owls
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Multiple dining options from casual to fine dining
  • Laundry concierge
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of e-bikes
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • FREE Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of wonderful excursions and activities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of up to 16 regional airports (other regional flights may be available on request)
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 31st January 2022 and receive a John Lewis gift card worth up to £75
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Private Balcony Suite

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19m2 /205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Deck with full length outdoor balcony and spacious Scenic Sun-Lounge with even more room to relax. Stay on the Diamond Deck and have access to additional services that will add to the luxury of your time on board. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets L’Occitane bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Complimentary laundry concierge Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Beverage service in your private suite Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², these are the largest suites on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a lounge area and a luxurious bathroom.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of our private Balcony Suites with our ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.

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Standard Suite

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Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Single Balcony Suite

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Royal Owner's Suite

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These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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The Ship - Scenic Jewel

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade were the sixth, seventh, and eighth ships to join our fleet of luxury Space-Ships respectively. All three river cruise ships feature our signature Scenic Sun Lounges, as well as newly designed cabins and suites. Every Scenic European river cruise begins aboard one of our boutique vessels or custom-built Space-Ships, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. With four sumptuous decks boasting a selection of private suites and public lounge and dining venues, every aspect of Scenic Crystal, Jade and Jewel has been carefully considered to be easily navigable and wonderfully luxurious. We set the benchmark for the standard of suites on board, the most spacious on any European vessel. From a Standard Suite to the Royal Panorama Suites, guests will find the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. Luxury, space, views, they’re all included. Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in European river cruising on our state-of-the-art Space-Ships. With the largest suites on the rivers, a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:3, a wellness area and gym, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes to explore, all included in the price you pay, you’ll never want for anything else. Introduced to the Scenic dynasty in 2012; Scenic Crystal, Jewel and Jade set a new benchmark in luxury travel upon entering service in Europe. Since then, they’ve been attentively upgraded to bring them in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm that made our ships so popular with previous guests.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25th years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Assistance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2022.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.01.21

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 11681) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Eurostar options may operate indirect, are subject to availability, and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Porterage is not included on rail or flight. Regional and Premium Class flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 75 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Oceanview or above by 8pm 31st January 2022. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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