SOLO TRAVEL - Bucharest & Enchanting Castles of Transylvania- 8 Days

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Bucharest & Enchanting Castles of Transylvania

Transylvanian castles, medieval villages, forested landscapes and ancient monasteries all have a tale to tell as you uncover Romania's highlights.

Overview

What's included

  • 7 nights half board in 4-star hotels (own hotel room)
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfast, 1 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival and departure
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Sightseeing tour of Bucharest
  • Explore the medieval town of Sibiu
  • Dinner in Sibiel with a local family
  • Tours of medieval Biertan & Sighisoara, with brandy tasting
  • Explore Viscri & lunch with the locals
  • Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle,
  • Visits to Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery

Itinerary

Day 1 – Bucharest

Make your own way to Bucharest, where we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the city. This evening we'll head into the Old Town. Here, dinner will be served in an atmospheric restaurant housed in an historic building which boasts a carved wooden interior and stained glass windows.

Day 2 – Bucharest

This morning we're off on a sightseeing tour of Bucharest, which will introduce all its highlights. We'll start at Unification Square and the 17th century Patriarchal Cathedral, and visit University Square, whose four corners are home to remarkable architectural masterpieces.
Admire the Arch of Triumph, which towers to 89 feet, before heading to Revolution Square. It was from here in December 1989 that Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu would have his final moments in power before he was deposed.
We then take a scenic drive into the historical region of Transylvania, in the centre of Romania. Before reaching our new base of Sibiu, we'll stop to admire Cozia Monastery, one of Romania's most important historical treasures.

Day 3 – Sibiu

Highlights of our walking tour of Sibiu include Great Square, Little Square, St Mary’s Evangelical Church and the Bridge of Lies. We then head to the ASTRA Museum, an open-air complex of more than 300 historic buildings. This afternoon we’ll find out about ‘We Help!’ – a Just You Cares initiative which helps disadvantaged children. We’ll spend the evening in the mountain village of Sibiel, where we’ll meet a family and enjoy a dinner served with local wine and brandy.

Day 4 – Sibiu - Sighisoara

Today we’re heading to Sighisoara on a scenic journey which takes us to the medieval village of Biertan. The UNESCO-listed church here is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Transylvania. We’ll arrive in Sighisoara this afternoon. This is where Vlad the Impaler, the supposed inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was born. We’ll explore on foot and finish our tour with a tasting of brandies.

Day 5 – Sighisoara - Brasov

The Saxon village of Viscri is our first stop today. Its streets are home to traditional Saxon-style houses, and an impressive fortified church keeps watch from a hillside. After our walk, we’ll enjoy lunch with some of the villagers before we are taken on a further tour, but this time it’s by horse-drawn carriage. On arrival in Brasov, we’ll set off on a walking tour..

Day 6 – Bran Castle

This morning we're heading to the most popular visitor attraction in Transylvania, Bran Castle. Nestled in dense forest and surrounded by legend and mystery, it is also known as Dracula's Castle, and is one of the locations linked to the fictional vampire. Built in the 14th century, the castle actually doubled as an administrative building until it was gifted to Queen Marie of Romania in 1920.

Day 7 – Brasov - Bucharest

We drive to Sinaia today to visit Peles Castle. We’ll also visit Sinaia Monastery. This evening we’ll gather for a farewell get together.

Day 8 – Bucharest - Departure

At the end of the tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.


Tour Start Date

Tour Ending Date

Number of Days

Price

May 8, 2020

May 15, 2020

8 Days

$ 2149

June 5, 2020

June 12, 2020

8 Days

$ 2249

September 4, 2020

September 11, 2020

8 Days

$ 2249

October 2, 2020

October 9, 2020

8 Days

$ 2149

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