8 days / 7 nights

Romania Highlights

Tour ID: I 1025

Day 1   
Arrive Bucharest - Romania

Transfer to your well-located, four-star, Bucharest hotel. 
Time at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 18 km (12 miles)
Approx. travel time: 40 - 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks / city-life.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2   
Bucharest  -- 
Curtea de Arges  --  Sibiu
After breakfast, departure to Sibiu, via Curtea de Arges.
Stops/ visits:
~ Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Arges,
a stunning place of worship and final resting place of Romania's royalties.
In the Middle-Ages, Curtea de Arges was the capital of Romania's southern historical province: Walachia.
Continue to Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania founded by Saxon colonists.
Guided walking tour of Old Town Sibiu.
Continue to village Sibiel and visit the museum of Icons painted on glass (time permitting).
Dinner & overnight in rural Transylvania, at "Popa Reghina" guesthouse in Sibiel.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 205 km (190 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, Byzantine monastery, medieval architecture, 
rural Walachia (southern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3   
Sibiu 
--  Biertan  --  Sighisoara  --  Bistrita
Morning departure to Sighisoara - birthplace of prince Vlad Tepes (the Impaler). 
In mid-1400s Vlad ruled the historic province of Walachia (Southern Romania).
He is the historical figure who inspired the the novel "Dracula"
whose fictional character, Count Dracula, is quite popular on both sides of the Atlantic.
Stops/ visits:
~ Biertan / the fortified Church. 
~ Sighisoara - medieval citadel,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walking tour and lunch at "House of Dracula" restaurant.
~ Targu Mures, walking tour in the city centre. 
This city is known for the original architectural style of its landmarks:
Palace of Culture, the Orthodox Church and Teleki-Bolyai Library.
Continue to Bistritaone of Transylvania's seven walled cities ("Siebenburgen").
Visit Bistrita's Gothic Cathedral (14th century) and the local Gothic-style houses ("sugalete").
Bistrita is the place where Jonathan Harker, Bram Stoker's fictional character,
spent the night before reaching count Dracula's Castle.
Dinner and overnight in Bistrita at Coroana de Aur hotel.
After dinner, optional, night walking tour of Bistrita. 
Day 3 in brief
Distance traveled: 260 km (160 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 30 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval/ Saxon towns, rural Transylvania (central Romania).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4   
Bistrita 
--  Campulung Moldovenesc  --  Gura Humorului
Travel from Bistrita to Bucovina – the land of the unique "Painted Monasteries".
Stops/ visits:
~ Campulung Moldovenesc / Center for Art in Wood
(lunch in Campulung Moldovenesc), 
~ Monastery Moldovita – a fine example of Byzantine art
~ Vatra Moldovitei  / local artisan's Lucia Condrea workshop (painted eggs).
Vatra Moldovitei is also known for its distinctive traditional architecture
and the old narrow-gauge, steam, train "Hutulca".
~ Voronet / Voronet Monastery, also called "the Sistine Chapel of the East"
known world-wide for the unique nuance of blue of its frescoes.
Dinner and overnight in Gura Humorului or in Sucevita. 
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 165 km (105 miles)
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 50 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, UNESCO World Heritage Byzantine architecture, 
rural Bucovina (NE Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5   
Gura Humorului
  --  Bicaz Gorges  --  Lacul Rosu  --  Brasov
Travel from Bucovina to Transylvania; discover more of rural Romania.
Stops/ visits: 
~ Village Tarpesti / workshop of local artisan Neculai Popa.
A few rooms of the artisan's residence are home to a colourful collection
of leather and fur masks and folk costumes. 
~ Monastery Agapia 
~ Lake Bicaz / Bicaz Gorges. 
~ Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) - lunch.
Overnight at Coroana Brasovului hotel in Brasov. 
Day 5 in brief
Distance traveled: 360 km (225 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 55 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, 
rural Moldavia (eastern Romania) and Transylvania, Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 

Day 6   
Brasov 
--  Prejmer  --  Bran  --  Brasov
Half-day trip to Prejmer and Bran
Stops / visits:
~ Prejmer / the 13th Century, Evangelical, fortified, church, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
~ Bran / Bran ("Dracula") Castle).
In 1922, Queen Maria of Romania made the castle her Royal residence.
Lunch in Bran
Return to Brasov, southern Transylvania's largest city
and home to the largest Gothic structure in Eastern Europe: the Black Church.
Brasov Old Town walking tour - time at leisure. 
Overnight in Brasov. 
Day 6 in brief
Distance traveled: 95 km (65 miles)
Approx. travel time: one hour and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, 
rural Transylvania (central Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Breakfast and Lunch 

Day 7
Brasov 
--  Sinaia  --  Bucharest
Travel from Brasov to Bucharest, crossing the southern Carpathian Mountains.
Stops / visits:
~ Sinaia / Peles Castle, one of the most spectacular in Europe,
(from 1880s to 1947 the summer residence of Romania's Royal family).
Continue to Bucharest.
After lunch in Bucharest,
panoramic tour of Romania's capital city Bucharest, 
home to over two-million inhabitants.
A unique mix of architectural styles defines the city of Bucharest. 
Visit the Palace of Parliament - the largest administrative building in Europe
and the second largest structure in the world.
Overnight in Bucharest.
Farewell dinner at "Caru cu Bere" (the Beer Wagon),
one of the most popular restaurants in town.
Day 7 in brief
Distance traveled: 195 km (115 miles)
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 50 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, 
rural Walachia (southern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
After breakfast,
transfer to Bucharest airport
Meals included: Breakfast




This tour will depart on set dates, by mutual agreement
and cost differs depending on the number of travelers/ participants.

Hotel accommodations:

Bucharest
Mercure Unirii or Bucharest Novotel City Centre or Pullman (or similar)

Sibiu
Ramada or Continental Forum

Bistrita
Coroana de Aur (or similar)

Gura Humorului or Suceava
Bucovina Best Western - Gura Humorului or Popas Bucovina - Suceviţa
or Sonnenhof - Suceava

Brasov
Coroana Brasovului or Citrin (or a similar hotel in Poiana Brasov)


 

 

Romania Highlights Tour 

2023 Departure dates:
on set dates by mutual agreement 

Tour Cost : 
~ from 1050.00 Euros/ person sharing a double room, 
~ 1300.00 Euros/ person in single room (single room supplement: 250 Euros).
About price :
~ the price is calculated for minimum 10 pax
~ if there will be more than 10 people in the group, the price is recalculated downwards
~ if there will be less than 10 people in the group, the price is recalculated to increase

Reservation and Cancellation:
A 30% deposit is required to secure your hotel room/ motorcoach seat.
Balance (70%) is due 30 day before tour departure.
Free cancelation: 45 days before tour departure.
Cancelations 44 -31 days before tour departure: 50% of deposit.
Cancelations 30 days or less before tour departure: 100% of deposit.

Inclusions:
~ airport transfers,
~ domestic transportation with car, minibus or coach,
~ english speaking guide,
~ seven-nights accommodation in three-star or four-star hotels,
~ breakfast every day,
~ lunch on days 2-7,
~ dinner on days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7,
(dinner in Brasov - days 5 and 6 - is not included),
~ attractions/ museums admission charge.



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