5 Days from Bucharest to Budapest crossing the beautiful Transylvania
Travel for 5 days from Bucharest, but also visits Timisoara, the European Capital of Culture of 2019, and Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture of 2007. You will discover how three different cultures and ethnicities live in the same country. You will observe the beauty of Bucharest through a bus tour of the city, visit the old town of Sighisoara, UNESCO heritage and Dracula’s native land. Visit the famous Dracula Castle and Peles Castle in Sinaia, a famous, luxurious and luxurious royal residence. Immerse yourself in the green of the Carpathians and in the beauty of Transylvanian nature. You will get to know mysterious and fascinating places. We look forward to meet you in Romania!
Day 1: Bucharest
At 9:00, we departure from the hotel to visit the famous Parliament Building, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. You will also visit the historical center and then the pedestrian area, which houses important tourist destinations, high-class historic-artistic buildings and antique restaurants. Then you will visit the village museum, founded by a renowned Romanian sociologist in the 1930s. The museum is highly appreciated by both Bucharest and visitors because it is located in the largest park in Bucharest and it features 19th century farm houses, windmills, ancient stables, crushers and ancient fishermen and shepherds’ houses. Everything is immersed in wonderful greenery. Overnight in a modern 4 * hotel in the city center.
Day 2: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov
After breakfast, we depart to Sinaia, where we will visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful castles in Europe for its glamorous interior and for the beautiful and white tower rising on the façade. When it was finished, it was the most modern in Europe, with the thermal power plant, elevator and electricity. After visiting the renowned Castle Bran, known as Dracula Castle and related to the legend of Vlad the Impaler, we head to Brasov, also called Krontstadt, a German name meaning “the crown city”. Brasov, a beautiful city with baroque, neoclassical and Renaissance buildings, rich in important religious buildings, such as the Black Church, is fascinating and perfect for its geographical location. Situated near the Bran castle and ski slopes, Brasov enjoys its wide avenues, the council square, its ancient towers, Gate Ecaterina and Gate Schei. Spend the night in a 3 * hotel near the city center, the Kolping hotel or another similar.
Day 3: Brasov – Sighisoara – Sibiu
In the morning we depart to the beautiful and ancient Sighisoara, in the heart of Transylvania, with its UNESCO heritage site and its medieval towers, the ramparts, the seats of the ancient craftsmen’s corporations. Here it was born the famous Vlad Dracula in 1431, in fact the prince lived in Sighisoara the early years of his childhood. In the evening we will arrive in Sibiu, Romania’s most fascinating medieval city, with its three magnificent squares, the big square, which houses a large market, a small square with important museums, Huet Square, where you can see the most important sight of Sibiu, the ancient and imposing gospel cathedral, with a tall tower. In front of this Gothic building we will see the statue of the bishop. Entitled the European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu enchants the visitor for its superlative palaces. We will spend the night right in Sibiu, in the center, in a 4 * hotel.
Day 4: Sibiu – Alba Iulia – Corvini Castle – Timisoara
During the morning of the fourth day we will go to Alba Iulia to visit this city which is very important from the historical point of view. It is here, in fact, that the event of Great Romania was held on December 1st, in 1918. Alba Iulia is very picturesque, with its citadel, its walls and its museums. Then we head to the famous Castle of the Corvini, the most beautiful in Eastern Europe, a city in Gothic style, where there were celebrated historical movies just for its beauty. We will thoroughly know the Corvini family and its history. We will then see the wonderful scenery surrounding the castle. After Hunedoara we will go to Timisoara, in Banat, a region partly in Romania, partly in Serbia and in a small part in Hungary. Timisoara is an important university city with many eclectic and impressive buildings. Named the European Capital of Culture in 2019 Timisoara is the point where the anti-communist revolution that led to the fall of the regime began on December 17th, 1989. We will spend the night in a central 4 * hotel in Timisoara.
Day 5: Timisoara – Arad – Budapest
In the morning we depart to Arad and when we arrive we will take a stroll to visit this fascinating city and buildings with very special facades. We will visit the famous Metropolitan Cathedral and we will take a stroll along the Bega River. We will observe the Union Square, with its historic palaces, the Liberty Square, the Neo-Gothic Palace of Culture, the Victory Square and the Red Church in its special secessionist style. After lunch we depart to Hungary. We will then leave Romania to reach the other extraordinary European capital, Budapest. We will accompany you directly to the hotel.
- Pick-up/drop off from/at your indicated adress
- Overnight in 3/4* hotel with breakfast
- Professional english speaking licensed tour guide will follow you in this tour
- Transport with modern private car/minivan/coach all with air-condition based on the number of the group
Services not included:
- Entrance fees at the museums