Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Budapest: 6 days tour

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Discover Romania’s Transylvania and Bucovina regions on a tour from Budapest that spans six full days of sightseeing. With a private guide, you’ll encounter some of the most unspoiled regions in Eastern Europe, home to the legend-steeped Carpathian Mountains and a cluster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the historical city of Brasov, Sibiu a European Capital of Culture, Corvin Castle a medieval castle and the UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Four-star hotel accommodation is included through the tour.
ItineraryDay 1: Budapest – Arad- TimisoaraStop At: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest, Central HungaryOn your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You'll cross the border at Arad.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaOn your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. The first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence.Stroll the city center for a short walking tour as your guide will introduce you in the local culture.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Timisoara.Day 2: Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba iulia – SibiuStop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAfter Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007.Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel in Sibiu.Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Gura HumoruluiStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaSet out in the morning for Sighisoara city where Dracula was born and overnight. Take a walking tour inside the old walls of this fairy tale town to find out the history of Dracula and Sighisoara, one of the emblematic city for Transylvanian culture.After lunch head for Gura Humorului, in Bucovina region where you will be accommodated.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.Day 4: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Pottery of Marginea- Gura Humorului Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast Romania After breakfast head for Voronet Monastery. Our guide will present the outside wall of the monasteryDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaNext stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monasteryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaHead for Sucevita monastery another fortified monastery. This emblematic monastery preserves history of Bucovina region.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast Romania. End up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.Day 5: Gura Humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red Lake – BrasovStop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and travel towards Bicaz Gorge. This magnificent Gorge passes from Moldova region back to Transylvania region. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStop at the Red Lake for a lunch break and then continue towards BrasovDuration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach Brasov in the afternoon where you will explore this vibrating city through a walking tour that passes at the most important sights such as Black Church and Catherine’s Gates. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a centrally located hotel.Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Peles – BucharestStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle and the true story of Vlad Dracula. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front of the castle. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaReach the Peles Palace set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.In the afternoon reach Bucharest.End of service.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • 5 nights accommodation at 3-4 stars hotels
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour (maximum 6 people per group)

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees ( 20 euros per person)
  • Single supplement – 100 euro per room
  • Other Meals/drinks unless specified
  • Photo fees
  • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
  • Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet
  • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Itinerary

Day 1: Budapest – Arad- Timisoara Stop At: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest, Central Hungary On your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You'll cross the border at Arad. Duration: 1 minute Stop At: Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, Transylvania On your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. The first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, Transylvania In the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence. Stroll the city center for a short walking tour as your guide will introduce you in the local culture. Duration: 30 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Timisoara.
Day 2: Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba iulia – Sibiu Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania Start fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania After Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania In the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel in Sibiu.
Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Gura Humorului Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Set out in the morning for Sighisoara city where Dracula was born and overnight. Take a walking tour inside the old walls of this fairy tale town to find out the history of Dracula and Sighisoara, one of the emblematic city for Transylvanian culture. After lunch head for Gura Humorului, in Bucovina region where you will be accommodated. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.
Day 4: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Pottery of Marginea- Gura Humorului Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast Romania After breakfast head for Voronet Monastery. Our guide will present the outside wall of the monastery Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Next stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Head for Sucevita monastery another fortified monastery. This emblematic monastery preserves history of Bucovina region. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast Romania . End up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.
Day 5: Gura Humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red Lake – Brasov Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvania Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and travel towards Bicaz Gorge. This magnificent Gorge passes from Moldova region back to Transylvania region. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvania Stop at the Red Lake for a lunch break and then continue towards Brasov Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Reach Brasov in the afternoon where you will explore this vibrating city through a walking tour that passes at the most important sights such as Black Church and Catherine’s Gates. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a centrally located hotel.
Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania In the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle and the true story of Vlad Dracula. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front of the castle. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Reach the Peles Palace set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. In the afternoon reach Bucharest. End of service. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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