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Enchanting Transylvania & The Danube Delta

8 Days from £1,049

​Discover Transylvania's most memorable highlights on a journey from Bucharest to the Danube Delta.

Departure from: May 2018 - Sep 2018

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
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Included holiday highlights

  • ​Bucharest sightseeing tour
  • Explore the medieval town of Sibiu
  • Visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara
  • The Libearty Bear Sanctuary
  • Romanian brandy-tasting in a distillery
  • Visit Dracula Castle in Bran
  • Medieval Brasov and its impressive church
  • Visit Peles Castle and Tulcea
  • Cruise into the Danube Delta
  • Constanta tour, including the Archaeological Museum​


 


Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Bucharest

After flying to Bucharest, we'll transfer you to your hotel. Fascinating architecture and a sprinkling of great museums make Romania's capital city truly memorable, and you'll see more later in your tour. This evening, our included welcome dinner will be served in a restaurant in the atmospheric Old Town.​

DAY 2 Sibiu

You'll head to Sibiu today, a journey which takes you through the picturesque Olt Valley. En route, you'll take in the Orthodox Cozia Monastery, which features beautifully preserved frescoes and intriguing medieval architecture.
As we arrive in Sibiu at around midday, there's plenty of time to take a walking tour through the Old Town. This is one of Eastern Europe's most beautiful medieval towns, previously named the European Capital of Culture. Your stroll will take you through pretty squares and down winding cobblestone streets. Sightseeing highlights include Liar's Bridge, the oldest cast-iron bridge in Romania, Huet Square and the 14th century Lutheran Church, whose towering steeple is a landmark of the city.
Tonight we’re going to drive to the idyllic mountain village of Sibiel. Our evening begins with a visit to the Museum of Icons on Glass and concludes with a traditional dinner in a restaurant.​

DAY 3 Brasov

A scenic journey awaits this morning on Transylvania's country roads, as you travel past small Saxon villages with colourful houses and fortified churches en route to Brasov. We'll make a stop in Biertan, home to one of Transylvania's most impressive medieval churches. Perched on a hill, this UNESCO-listed fortified building features fascinating Gothic architecture, several towers and a huge wooden altar.
Further on we'll stop off at Sighisoara, a medieval citadel with cobbled streets, fortified walls and colourful 16th century houses. A tour here will introduce you to the town's landmark, its impressive Clock Tower, and the Church on the Hill, which boasts stunning frescoes and a crypt. Your final stop is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, Bram Stoker's inspiration for the fictional Count Dracula. Later we’ll arrive in Brasov, our base for the next two nights.​

DAY 4 Brasov

Romania is home to Europe's largest bear population, and your day begins with a visit to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary near Zarnesti. This peaceful setting is home to about 60 of these animals, which have been rescued from captivity.
Next you'll head to the small village of Bran, where you'll see Dracula Castle. This fascinating fortress looks as though it has been lifted straight from a fairy tale and you'll get to head inside to explore. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Brasov and take a tour of the medieval town, where highlights include the Black Church, one of Romania’s most impressive religious buildings.
In the evening you're invited to a traditional restaurant for dinner, where folk music is on the menu alongside Romanian dishes.​

DAY 5 Tuclea & Sinaia

You're heading to Tulcea today – the 'Gate of the Danube Delta' – but not before you've joined our included visit to the elegant Peles Castle in Sinaia. Built as an official residence for the Romanian royal family at the end of the 19th century, inside you'll see original paintings by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

DAY 6 Danube Delta

A cruise into the Danube Delta is a great way to start your morning. This beautifully preserved area is protected by UNESCO and is a sanctuary for hundreds of bird species, including cormorants, swans and pelicans. Keep a lookout for wildlife as you enjoy a relaxed lunch on board.
After returning to Tulcea, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish. You could relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or perhaps head out to explore the city.

DAY 7 Bucharest

We're taking you back to Bucharest today on a scenic journey which takes in Constanta. One of Eastern Europe's oldest cities, it's also the largest harbour of the Black Sea. Our guided tour begins at Ovid Square, home to the National Museum of History and Archaeology. We will head inside to see a rich collection of ancient statues, jewels and a vast Roman mosaic which is the largest of its kind in Eastern Europe.
Back on the road, our next stop is the wine region of Murfatlar, where we're going to visit a vineyard and taste four of the excellent wines produced here. Tonight we'll head to a restaurant in Bucharest for dinner and a folklore show.

DAY 8 Bucharest/UK

Today we'll show you around Bucharest on an included tour. You’ll see the Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, and discover traditional buildings and windmills at the open-air Village Museum. You've then got some free time to explore the city on your own, before we take you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 :

Novotel Bucharest City Centre
You will stay at the 4-star Novotel Bucharest City Centre on the Victoriei Boulevard in the vicinity of Bucharest''s historical centre and the popular Lipscani Street and a choice of bars, restaurants and themed cafes. The hotel offers free access to the wellness centre and indoor pool with artificial waves, steam room and fitness area. You have free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. Rooms feature air conditioning, LCD screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite with bathtubs and walk in showers.

Day 2 :

Golden Tulip Ana Tower
The 4-star Golden Tulip Ana Tower is situated in the city centre and within walking distance of the old town. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property which features 81 rooms with state of the art technology, spacious bathrooms and large windows. From your room you can enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape or the historic ambience of the old town. Rooms are air-conditioned with safe, Hair dryer, mini bar and Satellite TV.

Day 3 - 4 :

Ana Hotel Sport Poiana Brasov
You will stay at the 4-star Ana Hotel Sport Poiana in Brasov. Located at the foot of Postavarul Mountain and amidst a pine forest, the Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov provides cosy and pleasant rooms with a superb view. The hotel spa features an indoor pool with hydro-massage, a gym, saunas and an outdoor hot tub. The restaurant serves Romanian, Hungarian and international cuisine with a terrace with views of the nearby ski slopes. Rooms have en suit facilities, LCD TVs, hair dryer, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.

Day 5 - 6 :

Hotel Delta
The 4-star Hotel Delta is on the Danube shore of Tulcea and right in the city centre. The hotel offers free W-Fi access thoughout the hotel and free access the indoor swimming pool and to the spa and wellness centre, with a sauna, hot tub and a fitness centre. The restaurant serves Romanian and international cuisine with freshwater fish as a speciality, all set in an intimate and comfortable ambience and the Delta bar is a place to unwind in a warm and cosy atmosphere while sipping your favourite cocktail. Rooms overlook the port where the boats take off to the Delta, they are air conditioned with LCD TV, mini bar, safe, en suite and hairdryer.

Day 7 :

Novotel Bucharest City Centre
You will stay at the 4-star Novotel Bucharest City Centre on the Victoriei Boulevard in the vicinity of Bucharest''s historical centre and the popular Lipscani Street and a choice of bars, restaurants and themed cafes. The hotel offers free access to the wellness centre and indoor pool with artificial waves, steam room and fitness area. You have free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. Rooms feature air conditioning, LCD screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite with bathtubs and walk in showers.


Dates and Prices

 
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SUN 13 MAY 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,138

£1,088

Available

Outbound
Blue Air

Sunday 13 May 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
Blue Air - OBI

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

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Blue Air

SUN 13 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,099

£1,049

Available

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British Airways

Sunday 13 May 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:15 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

17:15 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:45 London (Heathrow)

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British Airways

SUN 27 MAY 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,198

£1,148

Available

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Blue Air

Sunday 27 May 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
Blue Air - OBI

Sunday 03 June 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

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Blue Air

SUN 27 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,159

£1,109

Available

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British Airways

Sunday 27 May 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 03 June 2018

Departs

17:15 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

SUN 17 JUN 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,238

£1,188

Available

Outbound
Blue Air

Sunday 17 June 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
Blue Air - OBI

Sunday 24 June 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

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Blue Air

SUN 17 JUN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,199

£1,149

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Sunday 17 June 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 24 June 2018

Departs

17:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

SUN 22 JUL 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,298

£1,248

Available

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Blue Air

Sunday 22 July 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
Blue Air - OBI

Sunday 29 July 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

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Blue Air

SUN 22 JUL 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,259

£1,209

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Sunday 22 July 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 29 July 2018

Departs

17:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

SUN 09 SEP 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,298

£1,248

Available

Outbound
Blue Air

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
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Sunday 16 September 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

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Blue Air

SUN 09 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,259

£1,209

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 16 September 2018

Departs

17:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

SUN 16 SEP 18

London (Luton)

GUARANTEED

£1,268

£1,218

Available

Outbound
Blue Air

Sunday 16 September 2018

Departs

10:35 London (Luton)

Arrives

15:45 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

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Blue Air

Inbound
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Sunday 23 September 2018

Departs

16:00 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

Operated by

Blue Air

SUN 16 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,229

£1,179

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Sunday 16 September 2018

Departs

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Sunday 23 September 2018

Departs

17:10 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

18:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

FAVOURITE MOMENTS

Enjoy a fun-packed evening of traditional cuisine, toe-tapping folk music and typical Romanian hospitality.


10 facts about Romania

Here are 10 fascinating facts you may not have known about Romania...

  1. The vampire Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker, was inspired by the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler because he was fond of impaling his enemies and standing them along roads.

  2. Romania is the ninth largest wine producer in the world. Regions in Romania have been producing wine for more than 4,000 years. Some of the most famous wine regions are Murfatlar, Jidvei, Cotnari, Recas, Dealu Mare.

  3. The modern jet engine was invented by the Bucharest-born inventor Henri Coanda in 1910.

  4. The city of Brasov is home to the largest Gothic church between Vienna, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey. The Black Church in Brasov, has the largest organ in Europe, with 4000 tubes. It also has the largest bell in Romania, weighing 6.3 tons.

  5. The Romanian language is 1,700 years old.

  6. The Unitarian Church was founded in Transylvania, Romania, where Francis David was born in 1510.

  7. The Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany’s Black Forest to the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea it forms the second largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands.

  8. Strada Sforii (The Rope Street) in the Central Romanian town of Brasov is said to be the narrowest street in Europe.

  9. Soprano Alma Gluck - the first lyrical artist to sell one million records - was born in Bucharest, Romania on May 11, 1884.

  10. Romanians enjoy some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. According to the Ookla Net Index, nine cities in Romania are among the top 15 cities in the world with the highest download speed of fixed broadband internet connections.

Romanian bear
Bran Castle
Danube Delta