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Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania from Budapest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 15 May 2023
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Scenic Jade
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1939378
  • Voyage code ‍BBTR150523.1

Your Itinerary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary Mon 15 May 2023

Budapest, Hungary

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxurious hotel for your two night stay. 

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary Tue 16 May 2023

Budapest, Hungary

Join a guided tour through the city often considered the most beautiful in Europe. (B,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 17 May 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

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

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Thu 18 May 2023

Kalocsa, Hungary

Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kolocsa 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)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Fri 19 May 2023

Osijek, Croatia

Freechoice - Explore Osijek on a city tour, or take a bike ride through Osijek’s countryside, or visit Ancestry of the Kitchen.

Later, as a special Scenic guest, 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 is a rare opportunity to meet people who understand the local way of life intimately. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Sat 20 May 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

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)

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sun 21 May 2023

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)

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov - Rousse, Bulgaria Mon 22 May 2023

Svishtov, Bulgaria

Freechoice - Discover the Byzantine gem of Veliko Tarnovo and the World Heritage-listed village of Arbanassi. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise towards the Bulgarian town of Rousse, where you’ll be treated to a guided sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)

Silistra, Bulgaria

Silistra, Bulgaria Tue 23 May 2023

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)

Cruises to Europe

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania Wed 24 May 2023

Cruises to Europe

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 including a tour of Ceausescu’s Spring Villa, or tour the Village Open Air Museum.

Enjoy an overnight stay in Bucharest. (B,L,D)

Peles Castle

Bucharest - Brasov, Romania Thu 25 May 2023

Peles Castle

Your journey into the Transylvanian region begins this morning as you transfer from Bucharest to Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. It is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. Then visit Sinaia Monastery before continuing to Brasov where your local guide will show you the sights before you check into your hotel.

Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner complete with Romanian folklore. (B,D)

Bran Castle

Brasov - Sighisoara, Romania Fri 26 May 2023

Bran Castle

A true highlight awaits. Visit Bran Castle, home of the legend of Count Dracula.  This afternoon you will arrive into the Saxon town of Sighisoara for an overnight stay, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and the inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula. (B)

Sibiu, Romania

Sighisoara - Sibiu, Romania Sat 27 May 2023

Sibiu, Romania

This morning you will have a choice of touring options in Sighisoara.

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.

After some free time continue to the medieval town of Sibiu. Explore its lively squares and colourful streets before checking into your hotel. (B,D)

Cozia Monastery

Sibiu - Bucharest, Romania Sun 28 May 2023

Cozia Monastery

Today visit Cozia Monastery before returning to Bucharest for an overnight stay. (B,D)

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Mon 29 May 2023

Fly to London

(regional flights may be available on request) (B)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Mon 29 May 2023

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.

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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 23rd May 2022 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

Book today and earn up to £99.80 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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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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 Jade

  • 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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  • 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 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - 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

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do 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 for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises 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 river 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 river 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: 21/03/2022

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