Experience an 8-day tour from Budapest that includes European capital of Culture 2019 – Timisoara, and from 2007 – Sibiu. Learn how three different cultures converge in one country. Enjoy sightseeing in Bucharest, Romania’s capital. Visit Dracula’s birthplace, also Unesco citadel – Sighisoara. See Borgo Pass, Dracula’s Castle, Peles Castle, Bicaz Gorges and the magnificent painted churches from Bucovina.
Day 1: Budapest – Arad – Timisoara
Departure from your hotel or directly from the airport of Budapest. We will visit the city of Arad after we enter in Romania and the city of Timisoara that will become European Capital of Culture in 2019. Overnight in a 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 we will arrive in Sibiu. the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Overnight in the old town in a 4* hotel.
Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Bistrita
We have breakfast and depart to Sighisoara, the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. We have lunch in a restaurant, and then go to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures which we visit shortly. We have dinner and overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* where stayed also Jonathan Harker from the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita.
Day 4: Bistrita – Gura Humorului
We have breakfast and depart to visit three of the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet Monastery (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called “blue Voronet” and the magnificent scene depicting “The Last Judgement”) . Overnight in Hotel Best Western Bucovina 4* or Gerald’s 4* in Radauti.
Day 5: Gura Humorului – Agapia – Bicaz Gorges – Brasov
We continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia with its 300 sisters. Later we depart to Brasov on one of the most beautiful scenic roads of Romania, Bicaz Gorges. We continue our journey to Brasov and visit the Black Church and the city. We have dinner and sleep overnight in Hotel House of Dracula 4* built as a copy of Dracula’s Castle
Day 6: Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
We have breakfast and depart to visit the Bran Castle, called also “Dracula’s Castle”. Later, we will visit Peles Castle (considered among the most beautiful in Europe). We continue to Bucharest where we will arrive in the evening. Overnight in a 4* hotel in the city center.
Day 7: 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 in Bucharest. Overnight in a central located hotel, 4*.
Day 8: Bucharest – Airport
Free time for yourself and transfer to the airport.