This eleven day tour begins with your arrival in Bucharest. After an orientation meal you will enjoy your first night staying in the heart of Old Town. Start the next day with a walking tour of Bucharest and a tour of the People's Parliament, second largest building in the world! The group of six will travel in a van. Throughout the journey we plan to have walking tours in three cities, visit two castles (the fabulous Royal Peles and also "Dracula's Castle" in Bran) and several UNESCO World Heritage sites. One day will be in rural villages with a shepherd preparing our meal. We will spend a couple of days in Bucovina preparing a traditional Romanian meal before watching and dancing with local dancers, and visiting several painted monasteries. After a night train from Suceava to Bucharest we will make a visit to the Ruth School in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Romania followed by an afternoon of free time to explore Bucharest.
Major Attractions and Experiences: • First day: Bucharest Old City Center • First day: People’s Palace • Second day: Peles (Royal) Castle • Second day: Dracula (Bran) Castle • Third day: Brasov City Center • Third day: Black Church • Third day: Prejmer Fortified Church • Fourth day: Sibiu City Center • Fifth day: Village Museum • Fifth day: Lunch with shepherd • Sixth day: Country Side Tour • Seventh day: Biertan Fortified Church • Seventh day: Praid Salt Mine • Eighth day:Colibita Lake • Eighth day: Bucovina Tour • Ninth day: Romanian Cooking Class • Ninth day: Traditional Live Music and Dance • Tenth day: Monasteries Tour • Tenth day: Painted Eggs Museum • Tenth day: Black Pottery Museum • Eleventh day: Night Train • Eleventh day: Ruth School Project in Bucharest • Eleventh day: Belu Cemetery / Ceausescu’s House / Free Time / Shopping Time / Relaxing Time