Black Sea Explorer with Turkey and Istanbul

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 15 nights
  • Departs 16 May 2022
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Jasper
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1810760‍
  • Voyage code ‍BUBI160522.1‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Mon 16 May 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa Tue 17 May 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa is a town in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. It lies 142 km south of Budapest. It is situated in a marshy but highly productive district, near the left bank of the Danube River. Historically it had greater political and economic importance than at present.

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek Wed 18 May 2022

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with a population of 108,048 in 2011. It is the largest city and the economic and cultural centre of the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, as well as the administrative centre of Osijek-Baranja County.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade Thu 19 May 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Iron Gates

Iron Gate Fri 20 May 2022

Iron Gates

Iron Gates is a large natural gorge on the River Danube that divides the Carpathian and Balkan mountains forming a division between the former Yugoslavia and Romania.

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svistov Sat 21 May 2022

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov is a town in northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube river opposite the Romanian town of Zimnicea. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Svishtov Municipality.

Cruises around Europe

Rousse Sat 21 May 2022

Cruises around Europe

Ruse, is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria. Ruse is in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, approximately 75 km south of Bucharest, Romania's capital, 200 km from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and 300 km from the capital Sofia.

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra Sun 22 May 2022

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra is a town in Northeastern Bulgaria. The town lies on the southern bank of the lower Danube river, and is also the part of the Romanian border where it stops following the Danube.

Giurgiu

Giurgiu Mon 23 May 2022

Giurgiu

Standing between Romania and Bulgaria, Giurgiu’s political past has created a unique destination on a Danube cruise.

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Mon 23 May 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.

Cruises to Nessebar, Bulgaria

Nessebar Tue 24 May 2022

Cruises to Nessebar, Bulgaria

Nessebar is a town in Burgas Province, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The cobbled streets of the old town, which sits on a promontory, are lined with ruins such as Byzantine-era fortifications and baths. The ruins of the 5th-century Church of St. Sofia include stone columns and large arched windows. The 11th-century Church of St. Stephen houses hundreds of mural paintings and a huge, richly decorated altarpiece.

Canakkale, Turkey Trojan Horse

Canakkale Thu 26 May 2022

Canakkale, Turkey Trojan Horse

Çanakkale is a city in northwestern Turkey in the Marmara region, on the Dardanelles Strait. It’s a gateway to the Gallipoli WWI battlefields, north of the narrow strait. On the grounds of the 15th-century Çimenlik Castle, Çanakkale Naval Museum Command contains historical artillery. The archaeological site at Troy, including an ancient theater, is southwest of the city.

Gallipoli

Gallipoli Fri 27 May 2022

Gallipoli

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις", meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Sat 28 May 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul unveils its rich history at every turn, while its vibrant present is just as much of a draw for visitors.

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 14th June 2021 and receive a FREE Champagne & Flutes Gift Set

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these 205ft² Balcony Suites are stylishly decorated and feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge. They also offer private bathrooms with a luxurious 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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Royal Panorama Suite

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These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (475ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These 250ft²spacious Suites, are located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks. They 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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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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These 225ft² suites are in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks.They offer all the features of Scenic’s private Balcony Suites, including their ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge; but with even more space to relax.

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Standard Suite

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Our Jewel Deck Suites provide a lovely introduction to river cruising. Comfortable and luxurious with the finest in amenities.

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Single Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire deck this suite is perfect for the solo traveller. They are between 153 – 170ft². Enjoy fantastic views from your full size balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. This cabin also includes an elegant bathroom, with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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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 Jasper

  • Occupancy169
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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Built in 2015 and 2016 to join our European fleet the Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are the latest generation of Space-Ships, complete with vitality pool, sun deck and a range of exclusive dining venues. 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 soak up the rays at the Sun Deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, 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. The newest members of the Scenic Space-Ship dynasty; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber afford ground-breaking levels of comfort, safety and luxury for the 169 guests they’re capable of transporting on Europe’s celebrated passageways. Representing the pinnacle in luxury river cruising, Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber are among the most spacious and technologically advanced vessels in Europe. Spread over four lavish decks, including the Sun Deck, Diamond Deck, Sapphire Deck and Jewel Deck; guests will relish every moment spent cruising Europe’s waterways aboard these majestic vessels. Each of these sister vessels have been fastidiously designed and crafted with your enjoyment and comfort in mind, so you’re guaranteed an unforgettable voyage. Boasting a roster of pioneering technologies designed to maximize the guest experience, as well as all of the lavish extras which have come to define our fleet of luxury 5-star Space-Ships; Scenic Jasper, Opal and Amber represent the precedent of luxury river cruising on Europe’s esteemed waterways.

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.


Last updated: 22.01.21

* Terms & Conditions

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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. 

Champagne & Flutes is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8pm 14th June 2021.

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