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$625 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

1st Day  After picking you up from the airport/accommodation we head towards to the most famous castles in Romania. First stop shall be in Sinaia where we shall visit Peles Castle, one of the most splendid castles in whole Europe. Bran Castle is next, the famous Dracula’s Castle which is the most visited tourist attraction in Romania. Now its time to enter further into Transylvania, where we reach Brasov, one of the seven medieval cities of Transylvania. We shall have a relaxing walk in the old city and accommodate for the night. OVERNIGHT in Brasov. 2nd Day First on the list will be the Saxon Villages of Viscri and Malancrav, with their Fortified Churches and Castles - part of Unesco World Heritage list. Optional - a traditional lunch in a local’s lady house is awaiting us which will make you feel the true hospitality of Romanian people along with the real taste of her home made cooking (at your own expense). Then we reach Sighisoara – included as well in Unesco World Heritage list. We shall visit the Medieval Citadel and its Square, the house where Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula, was born. OVERNIGHT in Sighisoara. 3rd Day On the way to Sibiu - 2007 European Capital of Culture, we shall stop in another representative Saxon Village, Biertan. We shall visit the Fortified Church in romanesque style – included in Unesco World Heritage. Then we reach Sibiu, where we shall have a relaxing walk in the historical city center including: Large Square, Small Square, Liars’ Bridge. The Council Tower offers a splendid panoramic view of the city. We continue to the over 300 years old Lutheran and Catholic Churches, then Orthodox Cathedral built after the great cathedral from Constantinople, Saint Sophia. OVERNIGHT in Sibiu. 4th Day (B) Depending on the time of your flight back home, we can either go back to Bucharest through the traditional road on Olt River Valley or if you’re willing for an adventure road with some spectacular scenery, and you’re travelling from July to October we can go through Transfagarasan, the “best road in the world” according to Jeremy Clarkson – famous former co-presenter of UK TV show Top Gear. Transfer you back in Bucharest.

$412.36 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Sibiu In the morning depart to Targoviste, the capital of Wallachia in the times of Vlad Tepes. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Later we will arrive in the medieval town of Sibiu, also European Capital of Culture in 2007. Enjoy a tour of the old town with its Big Square, Small Square and the beautiful Evangelical Cathedral in the Huet Square. If requested You can have a special dinner in a peasent’s hous in Sibiel. Overnight in a central located 4* hotel in Sibiu. Day 2: Sibiu – Hunyadi Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: Hunyadi Castle former residence of Kind Mathias of the Hungarian Empire and also the place where Vlad Dracula was imprisoned. Later we will arrive in the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia that is considered to be the spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in the same centrally located 4* hotel in Sibiu. Day 3: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov – Poiana Brasov After breakfast we will cross the typical Transylvanian villages and arrive in Biertan where we will visit the Unesco fortified church of Biertan, famous for the tower of divorce that has an interesting legend. Later we will arrive Sighisoara where we can have the lunch right in the house where Vlad Dracula was born. Visit the medieval Unesco citadel of Sighisoara and departure to one of the beautiful cities in Romania that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church (2 Michelin stars); in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East Europe and a important monument for the Romanian architecture, which boasts a bell of 6 tons and a remarkable collection of oriental rugs. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Poiana Brasov. Day 4: Poiana Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest Leave early in the morning and return to the capital, Bucharest. Departure to Bran, small agricultural village that hides the most famous castle in Romania - Dracula's Castle. Visit the castle of the vampire count, full of labirinths, staircases and secret passages, with its courtyard where we can still imagine the bodies impaled in agony, while the prince was dining (one of his habits). Visit the resort of Sinaia with its beautiful monastery and the most beautiful royal castle in Romania - Peles Castle, from the time of King Carol I of Romania.  On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476.  We will arrive back to Bucharest in late evening to your indicated hotel/address.

$742.24 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Bucharest

Day 1: BucharestDeparture from your hotel or directly from the airport of Bucharest. Visit to the Parliament Building, the second largest building of the world after the Pentagon in the United States, the old town and the romanian Atheneum. Overnight in central located 4* hotel.Day 2: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - SibiuWe have breakfast and depart to Sibiu. On the way we visit Monastery of Curtea de Arges and continue with a visit to Cozia Monastery. We continue our tour with Sibiu, the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Visit the medieval old town and overnight in a central located 4* hotel. On request we can offer dinner at peasants house in Sibiel.Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - BistritaWe have breakfast and depart to Biertan fortified church, famous for its divorce prison room and later we will arive in Sighisoara (Unesco) , the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. We will visit the Unesco citadel and then go to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures which we visit shortly. Overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* where stayed also Jonathan Harker from the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita or similar.Day 4: Bistrita - Gura Humorului - RadautiWe have breakfast and depart to visit the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries. Later we will stop for a demonstration of black pottery at Marginea. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Gura Humorului or Radauti.Day 5: Radauti - Piatra NeamtWe have breakfast in the hotel, then we visit Humor Monastery, then Voronet Monastery (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called "blue Voronet" and the magnificent scene depicting "The Last Judgement"). We continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Piatra Neamt. or Roman.Day 6: Piatra Neamt - BrasovWe have breakfast and depart to Brasov on one of the most beautiful scenic roads of Romania, Bicaz Gorges. We continue our journey to the Red Lake and after a stop in Miercurea Ciuc we will arrive in the medieval town of Brasov. Visit the beautiful city of Brasov  with its Black Church and overnight in a 3* Hotel close to the old town.Day 7: Brasov - Sinaia - BucharestAfter breakfast we have a stop in Bran to visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and depart to Sinaia, with a visit of Peles Castle (considered among the most beautiful in Europe). Later we continue to Bucharest with a visit to the Village Museum. Overnight in Bucharest in a 4* central located Hotel.Day 8: Bucharest - AirportAfter breakfast we continue the visit of Bucharest, then transfer to the airport.

$253.30 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tour of Medieval Transylvania

Start the tour by visiting the town and mountain resort of Sinaia, home to the Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved royal palaces in Europe. Explore Bran Village and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), whose striking hilltop appearance is the foundation to many myths and legends in Romania. Bran Castle was restored under the supervision of architect Karel Liman, who converted it into a beautiful summer residence.Discover the charming medieval town of Brasov, whose walls, towers and buildings still look as they did back in the 13th century. Spend the night in the heart of the charming medieval city of Sighisoara.The next day of the tour you will have the unique opportunity to explore the Old Town of Sighisoara. Visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and Dracula`s house where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431. Next stop is a visit to the Biertan Village - an UNESCO Heritage site and one of the first German settlements in Transylvania. The fortified church of Biertan, was built by the German peasants in Transylvania and was used for nearly 300 years as the residence of the Transylvanian Archbishop. Continue the Tour of Medieval Transylvania by heading to Sibiu, one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania. Visit the Old Town and it's Big Square, Small Square, the Ursuline Church, the Franciscan Church, the Staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild and last but not least the amazing Brukenthal National Museum. Conclude the tour by crossing the breathtaking Olt River Valley as you make your way back to Bucharest.

$927.53 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Romania Budget Tour

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV (B)Starting from Bucharest you will head towards the beautiful Transylvania.First we are going to stop at Peles Palace where you are going to visit the interior. Next we head for Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle, where you are going to visit the inside with our guide. In the afternoon you will reach the city of Brasov. Enjoy our walking tour as you stroll from the main square towards old City Hall with its clock tower, The Black Church, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe. Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Brasov.Day 2: Brasov – Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara (B)Start fresh in the morning and head for Sibiu which of the most well known towns of Transylvania.  Join our guide for a walking tour of Sibiu. After Sibiu make your way to Biertan fortified church, UNESCO Heritage site. Join our guide for an inside tour and find out what makes this church so well known. Reach Sighisoara in the afternoon. This is one of the German Fortified Cities that is still unique as people still live inside the old city. Enjoy a walking tour with our guide in order to explore the Clock Tower, former main entrance of the city, The Church on the Hill and the Scholars stair. Overnight in a 4* centrally located hotel Sighisoara. Day 3: Sighisoara – Bicaz Gorge – Gura Humorului (B)Set out in the morning towards Bicaz Gorge. Explore this fantastic carving through the mountains. Do not forget to stop at the Red Lake where our guide will have the chance of explaining why is being called Red Lake.Overnight  in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 4: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black Pottery Marginea – Gura Humorului(B)Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Voronet Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery.Next stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.Head for Sucevita monastery and end up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.Overnight  in a 4* centrally located hotel Gura Humorului.Day 5: Gura Humorului – Mud Volcanoes – Bucharest(B)Head in the morning from Bucovina region towards the south part of Romania. Reach the Mud Volcanoes where this unique site will enchant you with a picture that seems from the movies. Explore this Mars looking Volcanoes.Reach in the afternoon Bucharest.End of service.      

$1391.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu (B)Set out in the morning towards Transylvania region. On your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. If the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will do a walking tour of this magical city. Please note that between the period of June-October Transfgarasan Road is open. If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used. Overnight in Sibiu. Day 2: Sibiu–Alba-Iulia–Corvin castle–Breb Village(B)After breakfast set out for Alba Iulia city to visit a well preserved town.After Alba Iulia head for the medieval Corvin Castle, one of the most emblematic castle for this region. Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation.Enjoy a traditional dinner.Overnight in Breb Village.Day 3: Maramures excursion (B)After breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion. You will first go at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.Reach Dragomiresti Museum and do not forget to also pass at Ieud wooden church.End your day at the Merry Cemetery.Enjoy a traditional dinner.Overnight in Breb Village.Day 4: Breb-Sighisoara(B)Set out in the morning from your accommodation from Maramures and head back to Transylvania.Discover a fairytale town that still holds that medieval air of the place. Tour the Old Town and see the Clock Tower, Scholars Stair and Church on the Hill.Overnight in Sighisoara.Day 5: Sighisoara–Biertan–Brasov(B)This is more of a leisure day as you are going to travel from Sighisoara to Brasov. On the way you will first stop at Biertan Fortified Church and then head for Brasov where you will be enjoying a walking tour of the city to find out the history of this place.In the evening enjoy time at leisure.Overnight in Brasov.Day 6: Brasov–Prejmer–Rasnov–Brasov(B)Enjoy your warm breakfast in the morning and then set out for Prejmer fortified church. Later on head for Rasnov Citadel to discover a well preserved citadel upon a hill. Overnight in Brasov.Day 7: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest(B)In the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and find out the connection with the vampires.Reach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside.In the afternoon reach Bucharest.End of service.