|Day 1st. Bucharest – Where Orient meet Occident|
Arrival at Bucharest airport in the afternoon.
Meeting point for transfer in the arrival hall of the Henry Coanda Airport.
Transfer to your hotel and check in.
Overnight and breakfast in nice 4* Hotel in Bucharest.
|Day 2th. Wallahia – traces of the Byzantine splendor|
After breakfast, departure for Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal Church ,built by Prince Neagoe Basarab (1512-1517), where the Romanian Kings are burried.
Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to Sibiu, one of the oldest cities 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.).
Depart for Sibiel- the village which was awarded the prize "Pomme d'Or by the Press Association FIJET. Visit the Museum of Icons.
Dinner and overnight stay at 3* guest house, so you could see for yourself villagers' life , traditions and gastronomic savour.
|Day 3th. Transylvania calls - UNESCO Heritage, medieval treasures|
Morning departure to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler .
En route, visit the fortified Church at Biertan.
We arrive at Sighisoara and discover the medieval Citadel included in UNESCO World Heritage: the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the roofed stairways etc.
Lunch in a nice, picturesque, historical restaurant in the old town of Sighisoara.
Continue to Targu Mures, walking tour through the elegant city centre, well known for its architecture: the Palace of Culture, the Orthodox Churches, the Teleki-Bolyai Library. Drive on to Bistrita and one of the 7 medieval cities in Transylvania; visit the Gothic Cathedral ( XVIth Cent) with its 75m high tower dominating the city and the renowned Gothic style houses called "sugalete". Bistrita is the place where Jonathan Harker, Bram Stoker's hero spent the night before arriving at Dracula Castle.
Dinner and overnight stay in 3* centrally located hotel. After dinner: optional night walking tour.
|Day 4th. Good day, sweet Bucovina!|
Departure to Bucovina –the "upper land" and of the unique painted monasteries, belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage. Crossing the land of Dracula, wonderfully depicted in Bram Stocker's novel "Dracula", we arrive at Campulung Moldovenesc and visit the Wooden Museum.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Moldovita Monastery – a symphony in purple red, a medieval art treasure. We continue with visit to Lucia Condrea's workshop, the famous creator of painted eggs, as well as the village of Vatra Moldovitei, with its traditional small houses , old steam train and unspoiled nature.
Dinner and overnight at Gura Humorului in nice 4* hotel.
|Day 5th. - Moldavia and its magic|
In the morning, visit to Voronet Monastery, called "the Sistine Chapel of the East" due to the dominant "blue" of its frescoes and the beauty of the paintings, masterpieces of post-Byzantine time, of which the scene of the "Last Judgement" is worldwide known.
We continue driving through the Moldavian villages, with their typical houses. We arrive at the Village of Tarpesti – the home to the delightful Neculai Popa Museum, unique in the world, where colourful masks and folk costumes are displayed; time to photograph.
We drive to the monastery Agapia and Varatec, with their unique fortified entrance and classical elements of Moldavian and Wallachian architecture, an example for all Moldavian churches.
In the afternoon., drive along the Bicaz Lake and its impressive dam, to admire the scenic view. Cross the fabulous Bicaz Gorges – on foot , if weather is fine-; continue to Lacu Rosu (the Red Lake) resort for visit / photo stop.
Dinner and overnight at Lacu Rosu or Miercurea Ciuc 3* hotel .
|Day 6th. Brasov/Kronstadt – the saxon gem of Transylvania|
Departure to Brasov, driving through the Eastern Carpathians. Stop-over at Prejmer for visit to the fortified church, also included in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Drive on to Bran, lunch in a picturesque local restaurant. Visit the famous medieval castle (the "Dracula's" Castle) built as a fortress for the citizens of Brasov in 1377. with view to defence the city. Prince Vlad Tepes/Dracula used the Castle as a general headquarters during his incursions in Transylvania.
In 1922, Queen Maria of Romania changed the castle into her Royal residence. The best known castle in Romania for many years, it was an interesting medieval art museum.
Arrival at Brasov, formerly Kronstadt, founded by the Saxon colonists, as the South gate of Transylvania. Walking tour through the old town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hirche House, the baroque style buildings from the Austro-Hungarian times.
In the late-afternoon and in the evening, free time in Brasov!
No dinner in this evening!
Overnight stay in Brasov in 3* hotel.
|Day 7th. Follow the royal route!|
In the morning, we cross the Carpathians toward Sinaia, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts, also called"the pearl of the Carpathians". Visit to the fabulous Peles Castle, an exquisite piece of architecture and one of the most spectacular castles in Europe. with its arm and armoury collection, unique for its richness and diversity .The Castle served as the Summer residence of the Romanian Royal family.
Continue to Bucharest. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Panoramic tour of Bucharest, the city of contrasts between old and modernity, with large boulevards and magnificent buildings (the Romanian Athenaeum,the Patriarchal Church aso) Visit the House of Parliament, built 1984 – 1989, the largest building in Europe and the second one in the world, with its unique marble decorations and wooden sculptures made of rare essence.
Check in in 4* hotel in Bucharest.
Farewell dinner in a lovely brasserie, keeping immortal the old time of Bucharest spirit.
Overnight in your 4* Hotel in Bucgarest.
|Day 8.th: Bucharest - a small Paris of the East!|
After breakfast, time at leisure depending on your departure flight.
Or, take the extension: Trip to the Danube Delta (on request)
only 659,- €/Person in double-room, 194,- €/Single supplement
|Optionals: Trip to the Danube Delta (extension on request)|
|Day 8th.: From Bucharest to Danube-Delta|
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your guide and depart for the Danube Delta Lunch en-route. Arrival at Tulcea, situated by the Danube River. Lunch and visit of the Danube Delta Museum. Transfer by boat, to the fisher village Crisan or Mila 23 or the harbour city of Sulina.
Check-in, dinner and overnight stay nice 3* Hotel in Crisan, Mila 23 or Sulina
|Day 9th.: Visit the only town in the Delta- Sulina, km 0 of the Danube!!|
After the breakfast, one day trip to the only town in Delta, the harbour city Sulina. Over nice lakes and canals in Delta you will travel by boat to Sulina. Visit of the small, historical town.
Lunch with specific specialty fish delicacies.
In the afternoon visit of the sandy coast by Sulina, where you can take a bath in the Black Sea and enjoy a sunny afternoon on the sand.
Transfer by boat back to Crisan. Dinner / bed / breakfast in your hotel.
|Day 10th.: Green water paradise - enjoy the miracle of Danube-Delta!|
After the breakfast, trip by boat in the Danube Delta, to the village Letea. From this typical fiher village, drive with tourists jeeps to the pitoresque forest Letea.
After the visit in the Letea Forest, trip by boat in Delta. Since 1990, the Delta is on the list of UNESCO's natural heritage. Home to more than 300, some very rare, species of birds and over 160 species of fish. You will pass through water channels, anschwimmende reed islands and brings you the uniqueness of this natural paradise closer.
Lunch with specific specialty fish delicacies.
Transfer by boat to Crisan, Mila 23 or Sulina.
Dinner / bed / breakfast at the hotel.
|Day11th.: Transfer to the airport Otopeni/Bucharest.|
In the morning departure by boat to Tulcea.
From harbor of Tulcea, transfer by car to Bucharest airport for your return flight.
End of our services.
Or, on request, extra night in Bucharest.
|Package Price/Person for the Danube Delta extension:|
|439,- €/Person in Double room, 64,- €/Single supplement|