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Romania - Land of the Legends

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

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PER PERSON:
$ 1,000.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,250.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 11, 2019 - May 18, 2019 
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 
Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019 
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 

Hotels:

May 11, June 15
Hotel Minerva 4* in Bucharest or similar
Hotel Ana Airport 4* in Sibiu
Hotel Sighisoara 3* in Sighisoara
Hotel Popas Turistic Bucovina 4* in Sucevita
Hotel Ceahlau 3* in Piatra Neamt
Hotel Escalade 4* in Poiana Brasov

July 20, August 10, 31, September 14
Hotel Ambasador 4* in Bucharest or similar
Hotel Imparatul Romanilor 3* in Sibiu or similar
Hotel Sighisoara 3* in Sighisoara
Hotel Popas Turistic Bucovina 4* in Sucevita
Hotel Ceahlau 3* in Piatra Neamt
Hotel Escalade 4* in Poiana Brasov

We reserve the right to change hotels to similar if necessary.

Included:

  • Accommodation 7 nights as per the above program at tourist class hotels (3 and 4 stars);
  • Full board meals /breakfast, lunch, dinner/ throughout the program, dinner on the day of arrival is subject to flight schedule;
  • Private car (for 2-3 pax) or air-conditioned van, minibus or coach for all the above itinerary and program;
  • English-French speaking guide throughout (bilingual guide) (for parties of 2-3 pax the guide will also drive);
  • All entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program;
  • All Romanian taxes.

Not included:

  • Hotel extras /telephone, mini bar, etc.
  • Drinks (other than mineral water), coffee; 
  • Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites;
  • Tips;
  • Air tickets;
  • Porterage;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal Expenses;
  • Visa procurement /if needed/

Itinerary:

Day 1  : BUCHAREST

Arrival in Bucharest - the capital of Romania. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight in Bucharest.

Day 2  : BUCHAREST - CURTEA DE ARGES - SIBIU

In the morning panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest with a stop at the Cathedral of the Patriarchate, then departure to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal Church where the Romanian Kings are buried. Lunch en route. Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to Sibiu (on the way stop and visit Cozia Monastery, built by Mircea the Elder, Vlad Dracul’s grandfather), one of the oldest towns in Transylvania - formerly Hermannstadt - founded by the Saxon colonists. Guided walking tour of the medieval town (the Main Square, the Evangelical Church, the Liars’ Bridge etc.). Dinner and overnight in Sibiu.

Day 3  : SIBIU - VALEA VIILOR - SIGHISOARA

Morning drive to the heart of Transilvanya to visit the secret retreat for the royalties of Europe. The Saxon villages display a remarkable, unspoilt harmony between people and landscape. Drive to Valea Viilor to visit the impressive fortified church- - UNESCO world heritage. Drive on to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (“Dracula”). Walking tour in the medieval citadel (the “Upper Town”) to admire: the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill etc.) Dinner and overnight in Sighisoara. 

Day 4  : SIGHISOARA - SUCEVITA

After breakfast, continue to Târgu Mures - visit of the elegant city centre well known for its architecture. Drive on to Bistrita - one of the 7 main medieval towns of “Siebenbürgen” (the German name for Transylvania). Continuation through Tihuta Pass. Accommodation and overnight at hotel in Sucevita.

Day 5  : SUCEVITA - MONASTERIES - PIATRA NEAMT

Full day in Bucovina – land of the unique painted monasteries belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries with outside frescoes. Then visit the famous monastery of Voronet, “the Sistine Chapel of the Orient”. Late afternoon drive south to visit the Agapia monastery. Accommodation and overnight at hotel in Piatra Neamt.

Day 6  : PIATRA NEAMT – POIANA BRASOV

Departure across the mountains to Brasov through the spectacular Bicaz Gorges - the Red Lake – Miercurea Ciuc. Visit the beautiful fortified church of Prejmer. Panoramic sightseeing tour and guided walking tour in the historical centre of Brasov (formerly Kronstadt). Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. Late afternoon arrival in Poiana  Brasov. Dinner and overnight in Poiana Brasov.

Day 7  : BRASOV - BRAN - SINAIA - BUCHAREST

Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle built as a fortress - The "Dracula's" Castle – for the citizens of Brasov with view to defence the city. We head to Sinaia following the scenic Prahova Valley – arrival in Sinaia, called “Pearl of the Carpathians” due to the beauty of its natural setting and the elegance of its architecture. Visit the summer residence of the first royal couple, King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth, Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. Late afternoon drive to Bucharest. Upon arrival visit the outdoor Village Museum. Walking tour in the old city centre and dinner in the most famous restaurant in Bucharest. Overnight at hotel in Bucharest.

Day 8  : BUCHAREST

In the morning free time in central Bucharest for visits and shopping (subject to the flight schedule) and transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Notes:

Group size min 2 people, max-35 people