11 days tour by private car and guide, accommodation and visits included
Itinerary: Bucharest - Sibiu - Sighisoara - Bucovina county - Brasov - Bucharest - Sofia
Day 1 - Bucharest - arrival
Arrival at the international airport of Bucharest. Transfer to your hotel to freshen up and accommodation.
Day 2 - Bucharest – Sibiu
After a rich breakfast and a short panoramic tour of Bucharest: Revolution Square, the main Orthodox Church in Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace, People’s Palace (exterior), University Square, Arch of Triumph, entrance in Open Air Village Museum, head for the land of Transylvania. On the way you’ll stop on Oltului Valley to enjoy the visit of Cozia Monastery dated from the XIV century. Continue the journey towards Sibiu – one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Romania, selected as European Capital of Culture in 2007. Accommodation in a centrally located hotel.
Day 3 - Sibiu – Sighisoara
Breakfast at hotel and walk into the city centre in order to see the Large and Small Squares, the Clock Tower and the Liars’ Bridge. We will visit the Evangelical church, an impressive gothic monument, built in 1520. After a well done walking in to one of the most beautiful city of Romania you’ll try a nice traditional lunch in a nearby village. A place where you can visit the Museum of Glass Painted Icons and see how the villagers are living. In the afternoon transfer to Sighisoara, located in the heart of Transylvania, this is the hometown of Vlad the Impaler and is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Europe. Though it is still inhabited, you will be amazed by the charm and mystery that surround it.
Accommodation in local hotel.
Day 4 - Sighisoara – Bucovina area
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning we are enjoying a walking thru the most amazing World Heritage site in Romania: Sighisoara citadel. Visit the Clock Tower Museum, Medieval Weapons Museum and Torture Room; climb the stairs to see Church on the hill and enjoy the narrow streets of the city. In the afternoon continue to Bucovina area via Borgo Pass. Passing thru the land mentioned by Bram Stocker in his novel, on the borders of three regions: Transylvania, Moldavia, and Bucovina, stop for a coffee at Dracula’s castle hotel. Late in the night arriving in Gura Humorului for accommodation.
Day 5 - Bucovina Area
Breakfast at hotel. Today you’ll taste a little bit from the Romanian inwardness. You’ll visit the World Heritage outside painted monasteries, unique in the world: Sucevita – the only one built in the XIV century with high and thick walls like a real fortress, Voronet – the Sistine Chapel of the Orient, founded by the king Stephan the Great in 1487 to celebrate a big victory over the Ottoman Empire, Moldovita – founded by Petru Rares in 1537 with a stunning representation depicts the Tree of Jesse, representing Christ’s genealogy, a wide-spread iconographical theme in Europe during the Middle Ages. During your incursion thru history and religion you can stop in Marginea to enjoy the local workshops of black ceramics. Accommodation at hotel
Day 6 - Bucovina Area – Brasov
Breakfast at hotel and departure to Brasov via Bicaz Gorgeous, passing near Red Lake. Arrive in Brasov, formerly known as Kronstadt, medieval town that used to be the capital of Transylvania. Take a walk in the Council Square and admire the impressive Black Church. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 7 - Brasov – Bucuresti
Breakfast at hotel. Today the journey begin with visit of Bran Castle the fortress built in the 14th century, worldwide known as Dracula’s Castle, due to the American movie directors and continue with Peles Castle, former summer residence of the royal family of Romania, built in the 19th century by the first King of Romania – Carol the 1st. Nowadays this castle hosts an impressive collection of weapons and art objects. In the afternoon arrive in Bucharest and transfer to hotel.
Day 8 - Bucharest – Sofia
Breakfast. Free time till the transfer to railway station for the train to Sofia.
Late arrival in Sofia and transfer to hotel
Day 9 - Sofia
Accommodation with breakfast.
Free time for shopping or optional trips
Day 10 - Sofia
Accommodation with breakfast.
Free time for shopping or optional trips.
Day 11 - Sofia departure
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport
– Accommodation with bf in 3* or 4* hotels;
– transport included in modern air-conditioned car or mini van according to the number of tourist for the entire program and transfers.
– Visits: included for the entire tour, according to the itinerary:
o Panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest (no entrances): Revolution Square, the main Orthodox Church in Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace, People’s Palace (exterior), University Square, Arch of Triumph.
o Cozia monastery
o Panoramic sightseeing tour of Sibiu (no entraces) : large and small square, Evangelic Church, Liar’s bridge;
o Sighisoara citadel with Clock Tower Museum, Torture Room and Medieval Weapons Museum;
o Sucevita monastery, Voronet monastery, Moldovita monastery
o Bran Castle
o Peles Castle basic tour
o Black Church
– English speaking guide:included according to the program
– One lunch at local house on day 3
Services not included
– Other meals;
– Personal expenses in the hotels (telephone, internet, mini bar, fax, laundry, etc.);
– Other visits;
– Photo/ video fee during the visits;
Price in EUR/pax in twb sharing: EUROS
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– From booking till 20days prior arrival 10% of the entire amount will be charged;
– From 20 to 10 days prior arrival 50% of the entire amount will be charged; ,
– Under 10 days cancelation 100%.
– 30% must be paid in the moment of services confirmations;
– 70% must be paid with 20 days before arrival;
Payments can be done by bank transfer or by card via Paypal.
Operating period: all year long, except for Public Holidays (Orthodox or Catholic Easter, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc. when certain museums can be closed to public access.This must be reconfirmed with the staff at Exact Travel Club when selecting a certain period for your trip).
– Museums inside Sighisoara citadel are closed for visits on Mondays;
– Peles castle close on Mon & Tue all year around, and month of November due to early maintenance;
Recommended operating days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday