This tour will cover everything that you might want to see and do in the region, that’s why we’ve named it Total Transylvania. You will travel through the Prahova Valley and complete a loop up to Sighisoara, across to Sibiu and back through the Carpathian mountains. You will truly experience Transylvania.
Day 1 – After arriving into Bucharest you’ll be collected at the airport by our locally registered tour guide. After checking in to your hotel you’ll then be taken to the Old Town to meander the narrow streets and eat at a traditional restaurant. (D)
Day 2 – In the morning you’ll head off to visit the world’s second largest building, the Palace of Parliament. After your tour you’ll head off through the mountains to check into your hotel in the mountain resort of Sinaia in the Prahova Valley, stopping to enjoy lunch at a roadside barbecue restaurant. (B,L)
Day 3 – At the start of the day you’ll visit the Neo-Renaissance Peles castle and the sister castle of Pelisor. In the afternoon you’ll travel on to the citadel of Rasnov with it’s commanding hilltop position. In the evening you’ll check in to your hotel in Brasov, one of the main, and arguably the most enjoyable cities in Transylvania. Dinner will be in the hotel's traditional basement restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4 – You’ll visit Libearty the following morning, a bear sanctuary housing over 70 rescued bears. You’ll then carry on to the town of Bran and it’s legendary castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle. In the afternoon you’ll return back to Brasov to enjoy the many bars and restaurants at your leisure. (B)
Day 5 – You’ll spend the morning enjoying some free time in Brasov before heading off to the village of Miclosoara. You will stay at Count Kalnoky’s Guesthouse and visit the recently renovated Museum of Transylvanian Life. (B,D)
Day 6 – After lunch you’ll be off on the road up to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, The Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The 12th century citadel is listed as a World Heritage Site and is a colourful maze with a myriad of winding, cobbled streets. (B)
Day 7 – You’ll spend the day enjoying free time in Sighisoara, with your guide on hand to offer suggestions and assistance to ensure you make the most of your time. (B)
Day 8 – In the morning you’ll head off to the village of Biertan, another World Heritage Site featuring one of the fortified churches that the region is famous for. After lunch you’ll carry on your journey to Sibiu, the 2007 European Capital of Culture, where you’ll stay for two nights. En route to Sibiu you will drive down a portion of the famed Transfagarasan highway and visit Balea Lake. Regarded by Top Gear as one of the best roads in the world, it is a beautiful scenic, winding drive through the mountains. (B)
Day 9 – From your base of Sibiu you’ll head out to see Corvin castle in Hunedoara, a stunning gothic-renaissance fortress and one of the largest castles in Europe. (B)
Day 10 – You will leave Sibiu, cross the Carpathian mountains and arrive at the town of Curtea de Arges for your last night in Romania. Whilst in Curtea De Arges you’ll visit the beautiful 16th Century monastery. (B)
Day 11 – On your final day you’ll have the morning at leisure before the journey back to Bucharest and your flight back home, bidding a sad farewell to this beautiful and enchanting land. (B)
*Return scheduled flights from Heathrow
*10 nights in hotels chosen for location, quality and experience
*10 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), & 3 Dinners (D)
*All transportation in air-conditioned minibus
*Entrance fees to all attractions visited
*The services of a tour guide at all times
Dates and prices
10th May 2018
21st May 2018
31st May 2018
11th June 2018
3rd Sept 2018
13th Sept 2018
All departures are £1,495 pp
Early Booking Discount of £200 pp for all bookings made and paid in full before 31st Dec 2017
Tour cost including Early Booking Discount: £1,295 pp
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
All tours are available excluding flights for our US and European clients who wish to join us in Bucharest, please use our contact page to request our tour only prices.
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