One week in Romania: Best of!

Start: Bucharest Finish: Bucharest

Visiting: Sibiu, Sighișoara, Suceava, Brașov, Bucharest


Duration: 5 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Exact Tours

Group size: 1 - 6

Age range: MIN 10 YRS OLD

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1085

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Tour Overview

Welcome to Carpathian Garden! Mix through the ages and see the Medieval German fortified cities and the outside Painted Monasteries from Bucovina, follow the path of the legendary Dracula and find out what’s myth and what’s truth, mingle with the locals and find out about Romanian hospitality, join the vibrant night life of the Romanian capital city. - Small groups, maxim 6 tourists per group

Highlights

  • iconPanoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest (no entrances): Revolution Square, Patriarchy Church, Romanian Athenaeum, Royal Palace, People’s Palace (exterior)
  • icon Walking tour of Brasov (no entrances): Black Church, Sfatului Square, Rope street
  • iconWalking tour of Sibiu (no entraces) : large and small square, Evangelic Church, Liar’s bridge;
  • iconPeles Castle - the former Summer Royal Residence (standard tour)
  • iconBucovina outside painted monasteries: Sucevita, Voronet, Moldovita
  • iconBran Castle known as Dracula's Castle
  • iconSighisoara citadel with Clock Tower Museum, Torture Room and Medieval Weapons Museum;

Places You'll See

Countries:
Cities & Attractions:
Sibiu
Sighisoara
Sucevita
Bran Castle
Black Church
Peles Complex
Stavropoleaos Church
Old Center Bucharest

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Sunday, Bucharest – Sibiu, 280 km aprox. 5 hrs

Location: Sibiu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: No Meals

Pick up from your hotel at 09:00, meet the guide and start visit the Romanian capital city. First dated in official documents in the year of 1459, Bucharest became the capital in 1862. Across the years the capital city draw attention to the public with its architecture mix combining the neo-classical, interbellum, communist-era and modern styles. The tour starts with Victoria street, the oldest boulevard in Bucharest, Triumph Arch, the place where Romanian army was marching after the ending of the two world wars; continue with Revolution Square where the Ceausescu, the Dictator, kept his last public appearance in December 1989 and where the Romanian Revolution started; walk thru the old centre with the narrow streets full of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and in the evening the best clubbing area in the South – Eastern Europe; see Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace and the People’s Palace (exterior) – the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, with its original purpose to be Ceausescu’s residence. In the afternoon head for the land of Transylvania. On the way you’ll stop on Oltului Valley to enjoy the visit of Cozia Monastery dated from the XIV century. Arrival in Sibiu the European Capital of Culture in 2007, together with Luxemburg, was the first city in South-Eastern Europe to receive this title. Even before Romania adhered to the European Union, Sibiu was already being acknowledged as having a European character, from the point of view of its infrastructure, due to the fact that it is a cultural location and because of its European spirit. Accommodation at your hotel.

icon Day 2 : Monday, Sibiu – Sighisoara, 90 km aprox. 1h30’

Location: Sighișoara

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy moments of quiet in historical churches and get an amazing view, framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Făgăraș Mountains. Admire the elegant architecture on Grand Square, pass the charming Renaissance-style Haller House, and see the Brukenthal National Museum in an Habsburg palace. Admire the symbolic Council Tower, take an enchanted walk up the Passage of the Stairs in the Lower Town, and join the hustle and bustle of Cibin Market. Discover the remains of the old city walls and pass the elegant Thalia Hall, where many of the city's concerts are performed. Be amazed by the Gothic façade of the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral on Huet Square and much more. After a well done walking in to one of the most beautiful city of Romania transfer in a local traditional village. A place where you can visit the Museum of Glass Painted Icons and see how the villagers are living. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a local house. In the afternoon transfer to Sighisoara, located in the heart of Transylvania, this is the hometown of Vlad the Impaler and is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Europe. Though it is still inhabited, you will be amazed by the charm and mystery that surround it. Accommodation in local hotel.

icon Day 3 : Tuesday, Sighisoara – Bucovina area, 350 km, aprox. 6 hrs

Location: Suceava

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Situated in Mures County, in the valley of the Tarnava Mare river, Sighisoara (a former Dacian settlement called „the pearl of Transylvania“) was founded by the German immigrants in the second half of the 12th century and became a city in 1407. The Medieval Fortress situated „high up on a hill“ 425 m. above sea level dates from the 12th century. The first fortress was built in 1280 on a high plateau, around the church on the hill, and it was widened and fortified in the following centuries. Visit the Clock Tower Museum, Medieval Weapons Museum and Torture Room; climb the stairs to see Church on the hill and enjoy the narrow streets of the city. In the afternoon continue to Bucovina area via Borgo Pass. Passing thru the land mentioned by Bram Stocker in his novel, on the borders of three regions: Transylvania, Moldavia, and Bucovina, stop for a coffee at Dracula’s castle hotel. Late in the night arriving in Bucovina area for accommodation.

icon Day 4 : Wednesday, Bucovina Area, 200 km, aprox. 3hrs

Location: Suceava

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Today you’ll taste a little bit from the Romanian inwardness. You’ll visit the World Heritage outside painted monasteries, unique in the world: Sucevita – the only one built in the XIV century with high and thick walls like a real fortress, Voronet – the Sistine Chapel of the Orient, founded by the king Stephan the Great in 1487 to celebrate a big victory over the Ottoman Empire, Moldovita – founded by Petru Rares in 1537 with a stunning representation depicts the Tree of Jesse, representing Christ’s genealogy, a wide-spread iconographical theme in Europe during the Middle Ages. During your incursion thru history and religion you can stop in Marginea to enjoy the local workshops of black ceramics. Accommodation at hotel

icon Day 5 : Thursday, Bucovina Area – Brasov, 400 km, aprox. 6h30’

Location: Brașov

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel and departure to Brasov via Bicaz Gorgeous, passing near Red Lake. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels*, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. The location of the city at the intersection of trade routes linking the Ottoman Empire and western Europe, together with certain tax exemptions, allowed Saxon merchants to obtain considerable wealth and exert a strong political influence in the region. This was reflected in the city's German name, Kronstadt, as well as in its Latin name, Corona, meaning Crown City (hence, the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots). Fortifications were erected around the city and continually expanded, with several towers maintained by different craft guilds, according to medieval custom. Stroll around the old Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului) where you can admire colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures. Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), the largest gothic church in Romania. Its name derives from damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls. The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe. Accommodation at hotel.

icon Day 6 : Friday, Brasov – Bucuresti, 200 km, aprox. 3 hrs

Location: Bucharest

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Today the journey begin with visit of Bran Castle. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, Bran castle was first documented in an act issued on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel. The fortress built in the 14th century, worldwide known as Dracula’s Castle, due to the American movie directors, Bran served as royal residence from 1920 to 1948, a gift of the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Continue your journey towards Peles Castle, former summer residence of the royal family of Romania. Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed in 1883, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls. In the afternoon arrive in Bucharest and transfer to hotel. IN THE EVENING YOU CAN JOIN TO A SPECIAL DINNER WITH FOLK SHOW IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT

icon Day 7 : Saturday, Bucharest – airport

Location: Bucharest

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast. Departure directly to the airport in Bucharest. End of our services

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

    English speaking driver - guide included according to the program till day 6;

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    Buffet breakfast included except on day 7 (box breakfast may apply according to departure time)

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Details in each hotel

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    Meals – Half Board

    Lunch included on Day 2 only

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    Local Taxes

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfer hotel - Bucharest airport or hotel - hotel in Bucharest on day 7

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    -transport included in modern air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of tourist for the entire program and transfers (sedan 3+1 seater for 3 pax, minivan 6+2 seater for 4-6 pax)

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    Accommodation

    -Accommodation with breakfast in 3*hotels: •Bucharest: hotel MyContinental or similar •Sibiu: MyContinental hotel or similar •Sighisoara: Casa Wagner hotel or similar •Bucovina area: MyContinental hotel or similar •Brasov: Coroana Brasovului hotel or similar; Supplement for accommodation in 4* hotels in TWB sharing: EUR 91/pax SGL supplement for 4* hotels: EUR 210

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    Entrance Fees

    Visits: included for the entire tour, according to the itinerary: oPanoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest (no entrances): Revolution Square, the main Orthodox Church in Romania, the Romanian Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace, People’s Palace (exterior), University Square, Arch of Triumph. oCozia monastery oPanoramic sightseeing tour of Sibiu (no entraces) : large and small square, Evangelic Church, Liar’s bridge; oSighisoara citadel with Clock Tower Museum, Torture Room and Medieval Weapons Museum; oSucevita monastery, Voronet monastery, Moldovita monastery oBran Castle oPeles Castle basic tour oBlack Church

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Flight tickets; -Other meals; -Optional excursions; -Personal expenses in the hotels (telephone, mini bar, fax, laundry, etc.); -Other visits; -Photo/ video fee during the visits; -Porterage; -Tips.

Optional Extras

  • Optional tour: Bucharest old center evening walking tour & Dinner with Show (SIC)

    Pick up from your hotel and start the walking tour of Bucharest Victoria Boulevard the home of impressive architectural buildings like Phone Palace, Grand Continental Hotel, Grand Boulevard Hotel, Army House, CEC building and History Museum. From here we stroll thru the narrow streets of the old center, surrounded by many pubs, good restaurants and night clubs. Thrown here and there, you’ll identify some of the Bucharest symbols like Hanul lui Manuc, Curtea Veche, Stavropoleos Church and Caru cu Bere. See the impressive building of Parliament or People’s House built for Ceausescu’s family but finished after his death, continue with Patriarchy church & Unirii Square. From here you will be transported to one of the most famous restaurants in Bucharest to taste typical Romanian food (3-course menu) and enjoy exhilarating (why not even join) the local dancers. Duration: 5 hrs. Highlights: Old Bucharest city center Rates per person: EUR 85 Rates include: - English Speaking Guide; - Transportation by sedan, minivan, minibus, coach according to the number of tourist and program; - Standard dinner with 3-courses with water and one glass of wine Rates do not include: - Other services than the ones mentioned above; - Persona expenses; - Tips Note: - The guide can modify the order of the visiting sites depending on the traffic! - Visiting sites can be closed during the legal holidays, previous confirmation is requested!

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels

    Supplement for accommodation in 4* hotels in TWB sharing: EUR 91/pax SGL supplement for 4* hotels: EUR 210 - Accommodation with breakfast in 4* hotels; • Bucharest: Capital Plaza hotel or similar • Sibiu: Continental Forum hotel or similar • Sighisoara: Cavaler hotel or similar • Bucovina area: Mandachi or similar • Brasov: Ambient hotel or similar

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    Exact Tours requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 15 days before departure..

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