Discover Romania & Enchanting Transylvania

From £1,057.08
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
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From £1,057.08
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

History and intrigue accompany you on this fascinating tour of Romania's biggest and best attractions. Fairytale castles, medieval villages, enchanting forest landscapes and ancient monasteries all have their tales to tell as you journey through Transylvania. You'll get to explore the legendary Dracula's castle, discover centuries-old cultural traditions and meet the people behind the 'We Help!' charity, which supports the country's disadvantaged children. You'll also soak up hundreds of years of history and marvel at gorgeous landscapes as you pass through this land of endless natural beauty, ancient myths and fascinating legends. ​

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 Nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the 17th century Mogosoaia Palace
  • Explore the medieval citadel of Sibiu
  • Dinner with a local family with folklore show and free-flowing wine and brandy​
  • Visit a BioFarm and sample the produce
  • Stroll the gardens of the grand Brukenthal Summer Palace
  • Traditional weaving demonstration
  • Medieval Brasov and its impressive church
  • Dinner in a Brasov at a Slow Food restaurant
  • Discover Bran Castle
  • Atmospheric dinner in Bran Castle grounds
  • The magnificent Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery
  • Panoramic Bucharest sightseeing tour

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Bucharest

After flying to Bucharest, we'll transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2 Bucharest - Mogosoaia - Sibiu

This morning we'll transfer to Mogosoaia and visit the beautiful Mogosoaia Palace, built in the 1600s by the famous Prince Constantin Brancoveanu. En route to Sibiu we'll stop for lunch in Curtea de Arges, home to a remarkable Romanian Orthodox monastery. We'll arrive in Sibiu in the evening and enjoy dinner at the hotel.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Sibiu - Sibiel

After breakfast we'll embark on a walking tour of Sibiu, which is as photogenic as any medieval town in Eastern Europe. We'll marvel at the 14th century Lutheran Cathedral, home to a looming spire and Romania's largest pipe organ, and the historic Bridge of Lies. We'll then meet a representative from the 'We Help!' charity, supported by the Travelsphere Cares initiative, and learn how they help Romania's disadvantaged children. 
This evening sees us head to the mountain village of Sibiel, where we will sit down to a traditional Romanian dinner in a family home.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Sibiu - at Leisure

An optional excursion this morning goes to the village of Biertan, home to a looming fortified church. Next we'll visit Sighisoara, the birthplace of one of Transylvania's most notorious sons, Vlad the Impaler – the real-life inspiration for Dracula. We'll meet a representative of the Mihai Eminescu Trust, which works with the Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation to restore traditional Transylvanian villages. Finally, we'll stop at a local vineyard, to learn about the local wine-making culture and, naturally, enjoy a few samples.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Sighisoara - Brasov

Today we're heading into the countryside to learn about rural Romanian life. We begin in Nucet with a visit to an innovative BioFarm, where we'll savour some of the produce. In Avrig we'll relax in the gardens of the Brukenthal Summer Palace, an elegantly crumbling 19th century mansion. Then we'll proceed to the village of Lisa to meet skilled wool-weavers who make beautiful carpets using vintage machinery powered by a water mill. Tonight, we'll have dinner at a Slow Food restaurant in medieval Brasov.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Brasov - Bran

This morning we'll set off to see the sights in Brasov, including the looming Black Church – an imposing building and the biggest triumph of Gothic architecture in Romania. Our next stop, Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, takes the Gothic up a notch with its spires and rooftops rising dramatically from the forest - a breathtaking sight. Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner in the castle grounds – a really atmospheric experience.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Bran - Bucharest

Our first stop today is the striking Sinaia Monastery. It's named after Egypt's Mount Sinai, but with its Brâncovenesc domes and archways, this 300-year-old monastery – still home to several monks – is distinctly Romanian. Next it's on to the fairytale Peles Castle, a magnificent Neo-Renaissance masterpiece in the Carpathian Mountains. Arriving in Bucharest in the evening, we'll enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in iconic sights like the Arcul de Triumf and Patriarchal Cathedral, the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Church. We finish with an optional farewell dinner at renowned Casa Doina, with centuries-old Romanian recipes like sarmale (meat-stuffed cabbage rolls).

Meals included: B

Day 8 Bucharest - UK

​With Romania thoroughly explored, this morning we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Meals included: B

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  1. Favourite Moment

    Discover Dracula's Castle with its Gothic spires and rooftops rising dramatically from the forest, and enjoy dinner in the breathtaking grounds - a really atmospheric experience.

Accommodation

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.

Golden Tulip Ana Tower Sibiu

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.

Hotel Armatti

"Located in Brasov Old Town, this stylish hotel features a fitness centre, free WiFi, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms offer free WiFi, minibar, hairdryer, safe."

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.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. 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.