Enjoy a 5 day tour of magical Transylvania with departure from Budapest and arrival in Bucharest. In this tour you will see the capital of Romania, called also “Little Paris” , the Royal Castle of Peles in Sinaia, the Bran Castle called also ” Dracula’s Castle” , the medieval cities of Brasov, Sibiu (European Capital of Culture in 2007) , Sighisoara (the place where Vlad Dracula was born) and the best preserved castle from Eastern Europe: Corvin’s Castle.
Day 1: Budapest – Arad – Timisoara
Departure from your hotel in Budapest at 09.00 a.m. We will visit the city of Arad after we enter in Romania where we will see the impressive white City Hall Palace (1875), the Palace of Culture (1911-1916), the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church (1906), the large, domed Roman Catholic Church (1902-1904) and the neo-classical State Theatre. After lunch we will arrive in the city of Timisoara, a city full of charm and distinct architectural style thanks to many influences from the turks, serbians, Austrians , germans , ecc , that will become European Capital of Culture in 2019. Overnight in a central located 4* hotel.
Day 2: Timisoara – Corvini’s Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu
In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: The Corvini’s Castle and later the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia. In the evening arrival in Sibiu, one of the most beautiful medieval city of Romania and a magical city steeped in an atmosphere of another era, which in 2007 was the European cultural capital. Overnight in the old town in a 4* hotel. (Continental Forum or Ramada)
Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov
We have breakfast and depart to Sighisoara, “fortress city” also a Unesco monument, which retains its medieval center on the hill of the fortification. Here and also born Vlad Tepes, more known as Count Dracula. You will enjoy also the city of Brasov and visit the Black Church and the oldtown with its typical saxons houses. Brasov is called also Kronstadt “the city of the crown”, and we will take a walking tour of the historical center, enriched by particular civil and religious buildings, such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania, the Council House from the fifteenth century, the Gates Schei and Ecaterina. Overnight in a 3* hotel close to the old town (Hotel Kolping or similar).
Day 4: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest
We have breakfast and depart to visit the famous Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) built between 1377 and 1382 on a large rock. But the castle owes especially its fame to the legend associated with the figure of Vlad Tepes. After the visit of Dracula’s Castle we will departure to Sinaia, where will be visiting the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle may be considered the castle of Records: – was the first building of its kind to have since the construction of central heating and elevator – in the hall of the theater commissioned by Queen was presented for the first time in Romania a film.
In the afternoon we will arrive in Bucharest. Overnight in a 4* modern hotel in the city center (Hotel Novotel).
Day 5: Bucharest
Visit to the Parliament Building, the second largest building of the world after the Pentagon in the United States and the old town. You will also enjoy a visit of the Village Museum, an open-air museum that conserve typical houses from all over Romania.
- 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