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Romania - Land of the Legends

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

USD
EUR

PER PERSON:

$ 940.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 1,190.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 09, 2020 - May 16, 2020 
May 30, 2020 - Jun 06, 2020 
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020 
Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 05, 2020 
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020 

Hotels:

Bucharest – 4* hotel Ambasador or similar
Sibiu – 3* hotel Ibis or similar
Sighisoara – 3* hotel Sighisoara or similar 
Sucevita – 4* hotel Popas Turistic Bucovina or similar
Piatra Neamt – 3* hotel Ceahlau or similar
Poiana Brasov – 4* hotel Escalade or similar

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 (marked in bold);
  • 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. 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 – BIERTAN - 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 Biertan 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 “UpperTown”) 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.