Best of Romania

Best of Romania

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

8 Days/ 7 Nights

2017 Departure Dates:

May 13
June 17
July 22
August 12
September 2 and 16
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $829
Single supplement $199
Package Includes:
7 nights tourist class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Breakfast each morning
7 dinners-drinks not included
5 lunches-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Transportation between cities
Sightseeing as per itinerary including entrance fees
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Bucharest
Upon arrival at the Bucharest airport you will be taken to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour in the city center of Bucharest (subject to the flight schedule). Dinner and overnight in Bucharest at the Hotel Ambassador or similar.

Day 2 Bucharest-Curtea de Arges-Sibiu
In the morning panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest with a stop at the Cathedral of the Patriarchate, then departure to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal Church where the Romanian Kings are buried. Lunch en route. Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to the Cozia Monastery (visit) and Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania, formerly Hermannstadt, founded by the Saxon colonists. Guided walking tour of the medieval town (the Main Square, the Evangelical Church, the Liars Bridge etc.). Dinner and overnight in Sibiu at the Hotel Ibis or similar.

Day 3 Sibiu-Biertan-Sighisoara
Morning drive to the heart of Transylvania to visit the secret retreat of the royal families of Europe. The Saxon villages display a remarkable, unspoilt harmony between people and landscape. This trip is like a visit back in time. Drive to Biertan to visit the impressive fortified church a UNESCO heritage site. Lunch in a traditional house. Drive on to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Visit the medieval citadel (the Upper Town): the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill etc. Dinner and overnight in Sighisoara at the Hotel Sighisoara or similar.

Day 4 Sighisoara- Targu Mures-Gura Humorului.
After breakfast, continue to Targu Mures, visit of the elegant city center well known for its architecture. Drive on to Bistrita, one of the 7 main medieval towns of Siebenbergen (the German name for Transylvania). Continuation through the Tihuta Pass. Typical dinner and overnight in Gura Humorului. at the Hotel Toaca Bellevue or similar.

Day 5 Gura Humorului.-Monateries-Piatra Neamt
Full day in Bucovina, land of the unique painted monasteries belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries with outside frescoes. Lunch en route, then visit the famous monastery of Voronet, the Sistine Chapel of the Orient. Late afternoon drive south to visit the Agapia Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Piatra Neamt at the Hotel Ceahlau or similar.

Day 6 Piatra Neamt-Brasov-Poiana Brasov
Drive across the mountains to Brasov through the spectacular Bicaz Gorges, the Red Lake, Miercurea Ciuc. Lunch en route. Visit the beautiful fortified church of Prejmer. Late afternoon arrival in Brasov or Poiana Brasov. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight in Brasov or Poiana Brasov at the Hotels Poiana or Hotel Bradul or Hotel Escalade similar.

Day 7 Brasov-Bran-Sinaia-Bucharest
Panoramic sightseeing tour and guided walking tour in the historical center of Brasov (formerly Kronstadt), including a visit to the Black Church, then departure to Bran for a visit to Dracula's Castle. Drive across the mountains to Sinaia. Lunch. Visit the Sinaia Monastery (1695) and the fabulous Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Late afternoon drive to Bucharest. Upon arrival visit the outdoor Village Museum. Farewell dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Bucharest at the Hotel Ambassador or similar.

Day 8 Bucharest-End of Tour
In the morning free time in central Bucharest for visits and shopping (subject to the flight schedule) and transfer to the airport. You can extend your stay in Bucharest or continue to Bulgaria.

Additional nights in Bucharest available.

Meals include water and coffee.



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