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Day 1: Budapest – Arad – Timisoara (320 km) HUNGARY + ROMANIA
Stop At: City Hall After crossing the border in Romania you will enjoy a walking tour of Arad, during wich we will see the impressive Neo-Gothic Palace of Culture, the City Hall Palace and the Red Church built in secessionist style, the great Catholic Cathedral and the State Theater in neoclassical style. Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, Transylvania Timisoara, a very charming city for its architectural features for many Turkish, Serbian, Austrian and German elements, which will become the European Capital of Culture in 2021 Duration: 3 hours
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Timisoara.
Day 2: Timisoara – The Corvini Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu (320 km)
Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania In the morning we will visit the most fascinating gothic castle in Eastern Europe and one of the most beautiful and greatest of our continent, the famous Corvin Castle Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit Alba Iulia, an important city from a historical point of view, because the Great United Romania was made here on December 1st, 1918, so immediately after the First World War Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Medieval city of Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit Sibiu, a beautiful medieval city where Romanians and Saxons have been living peacefully for centuries and where the various religious monuments (Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants) demonstrate this peaceful coexistence. Sibiu was named European Capital of Culture in 2007 and hosts an extraordinary theater festival every year. The city fascinates thanks to its three squares (Big Square, Small and Huet Square ) that transport tourists in a real medieval atmosphere. Its towers and its 15th century bastions, but also its beautiful museums and the famous “houses with the eyes” give the visitor lovely moments. Also in Sibiu you will see one of the largest gothic evangelical churches in Transylvania. Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Biserica Sfanta Treime, Sibiel, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Dinner will be the perfect time to better live the life of the farmers as you will be guests of the inhabitants of the village of Sibiel, inside a typical Romanian house, where you will savor traditional dishes and drinks (water, wine and local alcoholic drinks included). Duration: 1 hour
Meals included: • Dinner: Dinner in the village of Sibiel,where you will savor traditional dishes(water, wine and local alcoholic drinks included) • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov (210km)
Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit Sighisoara, with its imposing Clock Tower. This citadel is the best preserved in Europe and, extraordinary, it is still inhabited. Since 1999 the historic center of Sighisoara is a UNESCO heritage site. Here we will admire the church on the hill, reachable after a wooden staircase called the schoolchildren’s ladder. We will also see the statue of the famous Hungarian national poet Petofi Sandor, testifying to the fact that in Sighisoara the Magyar community was in the past numerically important. Next to the statue is the beautiful Catholic church, reserved for the Hungarian community, and the tower of the shoemakers. You can have lunch at the house where Vlad the Impaler was born (not included) Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit Brasov, a wonderful Transylvanian town, once entirely fortified, an important cultural, tourist and commercial center. Brasov impresses with its typically German architecture, where the Gothic, the Baroque and the Renaissance intersect to give life to an interesting and culturally very lively city. Visit of the First Romanian School, which is located in the oldest district of the city, and which was inhabited exclusively by Romanians, the Schei district, interesting for the entrances into the city that were carried out in medieval times through the Caatherine’s and Schei Gate, quest last of the nineteenth century. In Brasov we will also visit the impressive Black Church, the largest evangelical Gothic church in Eastern Europe, with a 65 meter high bell tower and a length of 90 meters, the church houses the most beautiful nineteenth-century mechanical organ of Romania. We will then admire the palaces and houses of the historic center, recently restored, with the Council Square which now houses a beautiful museum, and the pedestrian Avenue of the Republic. Duration: 3 hours
Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.
Day 4: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest
Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Visit Bran where we will visit the famous Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle. In the Middle Ages, Bran was exactly on the border between Wallachia and Transylvania, so it was essential for the inhabitants of Brasov to build and preserve a defensive stronghold Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Visit to the fabulous Peles Castle, the summer residence of the first king of Romania, the King Charles 1 of Hohenzollern, of German origins. The castle was beautifully designed by a Czech architect, and is famous for being one of the most modern castles in Europe at the time of its construction, between the 19th and 20th centuries. Each room is characterized by a unique style, different from the styles of the other rooms. We will also admire the Florentine room, where we will breathe a typically Italian and Renaissance atmosphere. Duration: 2 hours
Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Bucharest.
Day 5: Bucharest
Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Bucharest Visit the Village Museum, founded by a Romanian sociologist and built in 1936 with the collaboration of construction experts, anthropologists, ethnographers and sociologists from all over Romania. This wonderful open-air museum offers the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the romanian farmers of the 19th century, their houses, their water mills and their churches entirely made of wood. Here everything is authentic. We will also admire a wooden Maramures church, which was dismantled and then taken to the museum. In this regard, remember that many wooden churches of Maramures are UNESCO heritage Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Palatul Parlamentului, Bucharest Visit the Parliament Building, a majestic monument, second only in size to the Pentagon, built at the behest of the dictator in the 80s of the 900 and for whose creation an entire neighborhood was razed Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, Bucharest Enjoy a walking tour of the hystorical Center of Bucharest, a completely pedestrian area, with the remains of the princely fortress of Vlad the Impaler, the 16th century palatine church in Byzantine style, and the Stavropoleos church, an architectural jewel of the 18th century, in typical Wallachian style, with important oriental influences in external decoration. Duration: 2 hours
Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included. No accommodation included on this day.
Accommodation included: 4 nights
Accommodation as per itinerary
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Transport by private vehicle
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entry/Admission - Biserica Sfanta Treime
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Entry/Admission - Palatul Parlamentului
Entry/Admission - Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Traveler pickup is offered Departure at 09.00 am from your hotel or port.