Legendary Transylvania & Bucharest

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Bucharest

Scheduled flight to Bucharest from your preferred airport – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Hilton Garden Inn in Bucharest for a two night stay – dinner in our hotel.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Bucharest & National Art Museum

Guided tour of Bucharest, taking in sights such as the Royal Palace and the Palace of Parliament, the third largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the Potala Palace in Tibet – guided tour of the National Art Museum introduces an impressive European gallery with works by Rembrandt, El Greco and Breughel.

Day 3 – Village Museum & lunch & wine tasting at Domnita Ralu winery

Morning visit to the open air Village Museum, a vast park displaying buildings from every region of Romania and showcasing traditional Romanian village life – an included lunch and a tasting of three wines at Domnita Ralu winery – continue to the 4* International Hotel in Sinaia for a three night stay.

Day 4 – Brasov & Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)

Guided tour of the medieval town of Brasov with ornate Saxon churches and townhouses – Bran Castle is known the world over as Dracula’s Castle and was created by the Saxons in the late 14th century to defend Brasov from invasion by the Turks.

Day 5 – Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery & cable car ride

Visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains, built in the late 19th century for Romania’s first monarch, King Carol I, to resemble a Bavarian Schloss and whose rooms are richly decorated in ebony, mother of pearl and leather – Sinaia Monastery was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after the great Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in Egypt – enjoy an included round trip scenic cable car ride.

Day 6 – Sinaia

Morning free at leisure – transfer to Bucharest airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotels

All excursions, entrance fees & guided tours included

Welcome dinner

Included lunch & wine tasting on Day 3

Professional local guide in Romania

Scheduled flights to Bucharest

Executive coach in Romania

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Bucharest

National Art Museum - guided tour

Village Museum

Lunch & wine tasting at Domnita Ralu winery

Brasov - guided tour

Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)

Peles Castle

Sinaia Monastery

Scenic cable car ride

Hotel

Two nights at the 4* Hilton Garden Inn in Bucharest and three nights at the 4* International Hotel in Sinaia. Facilities at both hotels include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included on the first evening and the remaining nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Painted monasteries of Bucovina add on - extend your tour and fly to Bucovina to explore the monasteries painted in the 15th and 16th centuries and featuring vivid mural frescoes created to educate and entertain the illiterate soldiers and peasants
  • Stavropoleos Church - behind an Arabesque façade is a richly decorated interior with ornate carvings and colourful frescoes
  • National Art Museum in Bucharest - housed in The Royal Palace, the collection includes an impressive European gallery with works by Rembrandt, El Greco and Breughel
  • Snagov Palace - dating back to 1364, the monastery is located on an island on Lake Snagov
  • Sighișoara - a UNESCO listed medieval city whose city walls encircle cobbled streets lined with 16th century burghers’ houses and churches

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Legendary Transylvania & Bucharest

Date of tour: June 2018

You must be getting tired of all the praise you receive from satisfied customers, but every one of the people on the Romania trip were so enthusiastic about what a wonderful time they had had, quite a few of them saying it was possibly the best trip we had organised, that I had to write and thank you. Our little Travel Group were quite overwhelmed by all the praise we had heaped upon us, when you were really the ones who had ensured that we would have such an enjoyable time. You, particularly, showed such understanding, kindness, patience and attention to detail, even when I was at my most nit-picking. As Damian had promised, the hotel in Bucharest was fabulous, we all had excellent rooms and the reception handled checking in so efficiently. We had a very good free buffet in the dining room before we went to the concert. What a way to start our trip of Romania, a Beethoven concert by a very well know pianist and orchestra, everybody was bowled over, even the people who said they did not like to go to classical concerts. We would all have paid just to visit The Athenaeum Concert Hall, it was so beautiful. As usual, you found us one of the best guides in Romania. He was very professional, clever, well read, well travelled, knowledgeable, spoke fluent English, loved Romania and his enthusiasm was contagious. He never used a note, he knew every date and he respected every religion. He had looked up what kind of a group we were and tailored each day so that we would get the most out of each visit. I think he was a little disappointed in our lack of knowledge on films that had been made in Romania, but he persevered! The tour of the city’s highlights was excellent, and he went out of his way to extend the day by taking us on a tour of the Old Town, which was fascinating. On the Sunday, we visited the Romanian village which was so interesting, and our guide explained the culture and history whilst we wondered around the houses from different Provinces and ages. The tour of the winery was very interesting, but the lunch was even more interesting, wonderful food and excellent wines. We all left in a very cheerful mood. We were then driving through Transylvania, and the forests and mountains could not fail to impress, it is so Alpine. The hotel in Brasov was not as good as in Bucharest, and the staff were nowhere near as helpful, however, the situation of the hotel was perfect, you could leave the hotel and explore everywhere in the city. The spa was a great hit with some of our group and, being the greedy whatsits we are, the breakfasts were a real highlight. We all enjoyed this tour so much because it encompassed so many different experiences. Sinaia was a real gem We loved Sighisoara and the Saxon Church at Viscri. I think a number of us were not expecting Romania to be a very interesting destination, but we were wrong, there was a lot to see and I think we have been lucky to visit the country before it became very touristy and much more expensive. Thank you very much. You did an excellent job, and we are all very grateful.

MR, Stourbridge

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at 3* hotels
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • include all gratuities

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020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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