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Eastern Enlightenment

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Eastern Enlightenment

From £2,395 pp

Welcome to Eastern Europe, a region of untold natural splendour, where historic capital cities like Belgrade and Bucharest contrast wonderfully against landscapes of evocative beauty.

Winding through the heart of the region towards the Black Sea, the great Danube River offers passage through Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, allowing you to alight in such destinations as Braila, Tulcea, Saint George, Silistra, Rousse and Belgrade, whilst savouring the postcard-vistas of the Iron Gates and the Danube Delta.

Marvel at the rare pelican colonies of the Danube canals; step back in time at Silistra Fort; discover the Byzantine treasures of Rousse and Nikopol; and explore the wonderful cultural highlights of the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 85% Balcony Suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  •  Personalised butler service
  •  Laundry concierge
  •  Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • All gratuities
  • Return flight from a selection of upto 6 UK airports

On Shore

  • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
  • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
  • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.

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Day 1 - Bucharest

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Bucharest. Pick from one of up to 6 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow.

You’ll then be transferred to your overnight hotel.

(Hotel in Bucarest is not All incluisve, breakfast only will be provided)

Breakfast

Day 2 - Bucharest - Braila

Today you’ll leave Bucharest behind and transfer to your Scenic Space-Ship where you’ll be personally welcomed by your friendly dedicated staff.

Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2 - Bucharest - Braila

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Saint George - Danube Delta

The World Heritage-listed Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s deltas and hosts over 300 species of birds.

Be sure to have your camera ready as you sail through the passage of Saint George and the magnificent Danube Delta, to reach the Black Sea coast.

Admire spectacular scenery during your small boats cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea (weather permitting).

Day 3 - Saint George - Danube Delta

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Silistra

Silistra is a port city located on the Lower Danube.  During your visit, you may be surprised at the abundance of historical landmarks found here, which includes an Ottoman Fort and Roman Tomb.

Freechoice

Discover the Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the primary school and discover a few wonderful insights into daily life in Bulgaria.

Day 4 - Silistra

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day - 5 Silistra & Vidin

As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vidin.

Perhaps treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, or enjoy a complimentary beverage from the bar, as you get to know your fellow guests.

Day - 5 Silistra & Vidin

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day - 6 Vidin

Northwest of Bulgaria, Vidin is a city located on the banks of the Danube River, on the boarder of Bulgaria and Romania.  One of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, its rich history begins in the 1st century, when it was overcome by the Romans.

Freechoice

Enjoy a hiking tour to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, which was constructed during the time when the region was part of the Roman Empire.

Or venture to the nearby local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.

Day - 6 Vidin

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Iron Gates & Kostolac

Upon arrival in Kostolac take a short drive to Viminacium and discover the ruins of Roman amphitheatres, hippodromes and mausoleums at this unique archaeological site.

Dating back to the 1st century, and at its peak believed to have had 40,000 inhabitants, it was one of the biggest cities of its time.

Day 7 - Iron Gates & Kostolac

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Belgrade

Belgrade is Serbia’s capital, and the largest city in the country.  Located at the  confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Danube, or taste your way around the local markets on our shop with a chef tour.  Or for some true insight into local life , you can join a walking tour of the city with a local.

Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our experts and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements.

Day 8 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Belgrade - Home

After breakfast, transfer to Belgrade airport for your return flight home.

Travel direct to London Heathrow or one of up to 6 UK regional airports.

Breakfast

Scenic Jewel Exterior

Introduced to the Scenic fleet in 2013 with a capacity of just 169 guests in 85 suites, with 53 crew, the Scenic Jewel accommodates excellent levels of service.  Since then, she’s been attentively upgraded to bring her in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm which made this ship so popular with previous guests.

Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room.  All balcony suites feature Scenic’s exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system which transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory style space.

From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.

Scenic Crystal Sun Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

85 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-320 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the rear of the ship at 325 sq ft² in size.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including Crystal Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic Space-Ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard these majestic Space-Ships.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

Royal Panorama Suite 325 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

Royal Balcony Suite 315 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations.  Private chauffeur service in Europe – restrictions apply.

Scenic Crystal Royal Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Balcony Suites

Deluxe Balcony Suite 225 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

Balcony Suite 205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Crystal Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft² – Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

 

Scenic Jewel Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market.  A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 7Scenic JewelBelgrade£2395SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3045  
Middle DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£3690  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3340  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4490  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balconysold out  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balconysold out  
Apr 13Scenic JewelBucharest£2395SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3045  
Middle DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£3690  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3340  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite225 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4490  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  


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