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Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania frm Bucharest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 07 Oct 2022
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Scenic Pearl
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1808196‍
  • Voyage code ‍BBTR071022.2‍

Your Itinerary

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Fri 07 Oct 2022

Cruises to Europe

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxurious hotel for your overnight stay (D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest – Sibiu, Romania Sat 08 Oct 2022

Cruises to Europe

Visit Sibiu in the region of Transylvania for a tour of this medieval town. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets. Overnight hotel stay (B)

Sighisoara, Romania

Sibiu – Sighisoara, Romania Sun 09 Oct 2022

Sighisoara, Romania

Arrive in the Saxon town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula. Overnight hotel stay

★Freechoice★ Take a guided tour of this fortified city, or if you’re feeling more active, hike to the Church on the Hill for superb views over the city (B, D)

Brasov city

Sighisoara – Brasov, Romania Mon 10 Oct 2022

Brasov city

This morning visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula. Upon arrival in Brasov, enjoy a guided walking tour before checking into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore (B, D)

Brasov city

Brasov – Bucharest, Romania Tue 11 Oct 2022

Brasov city

En-route back to Bucharest visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family and considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. This afternoon return to Bucharest for an overnight stay (B)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest - Giurgiu, Romania Wed 12 Oct 2022

Cruises to Europe

★Freechoice★ Explore Bucharest and learn about its communist past, including a visit to Ceausescu’s Spring Palace. Or tour the Village Open Air Museum and discover ethnography exhibits depicting Romanian heritage and culture. Later, travel to Giurgiu where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra, Bulgaria Thu 13 Oct 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 primary school, and learn about life in Bulgaria (B, L, D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Fri 14 Oct 2022

Cruises around Europe

★Freechoice★ Visit Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritagelisted village of Arbanassi (B, L, D)

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sat 15 Oct 2022

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 (B, L, D)

Belgrade, Serbia Sun 16 Oct 2022

★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 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

★Enrich★ Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt (B, L, D)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Mon 17 Oct 2022

Osijek, Croatia

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

★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 (B, L, D)

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Tue 18 Oct 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

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 (B, L, D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary - Disembark Wed 19 Oct 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Disembark and join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. Two night hotel stay in Budapest (B, D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 20 Oct 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this magnificent city (B, D)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Fri 21 Oct 2022

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)

(regional flights may be available on request)

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Do you have a Scenic Cruise Future Cruise Credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £60

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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These suites 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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Standard Stateroom

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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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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 Pearl

  • Occupancy167
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Explore Europe on board the Scenic Ruby or Scenic Pearl and enjoy stunning views from the Sun Deck, exclusive dining and a choice between five spacious suite categories. Setting a new benchmark in luxury river cruising; Scenic’s original Space-Ships, Ruby and Pearl, have been fastidiously refurbished to ensure they adhere to our illustrious standards of luxury and comfort, without forgoing their charm, character and timeless innovation. Measuring 445 feet, the founding members of our luxury European Space-Ship fleet are slender enough to negotiate the waterways of the continent’s most esteemed cities. Each vessel is exquisitely appointed in-line with other ships in the Space-Ship line-up, boasting a trove of features and amenities, and capable of carrying 167 passengers in blissful comfort and luxury. Like every ship in the Scenic fleet, these vessels feature spacious luxury suites that are class-leading in terms of size and refinement. Suites and cabins are complete with lavish extras like large private balconies fitted with the pioneering Scenic Sun Lounge screen, as well as a 32-inch Samsung HD TV linked to a Mac computer and complimentary access to a high speed WiFi system. Other in-cabin features include a minibar, luxurious double (or twin) bed complete with pillow menu, and perfectly appointed bathrooms featuring the very latest shower and wet-room technology. 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.

Experience the Difference

  • 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 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • 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 2021.

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.


Last updated: 22.01.21

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit Terms & Conditions will apply. 

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th June 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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