From  £1495
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stay in the iconic upmarket InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest
  • Explore Ceausescu's legacy on a private city tour of Bucharest
  • Hear about rescued bears at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary
  • Visit Bran Castle linked to Dracula's legend
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A Luxury Short Break in Bucharest

5 Day Tour, from £1495 per person

On this luxury short break to Bucharest indulge in luxury at the InterContinental Athenee Palace, your haven in Bucharest. Embark on private tours of Bucharest with a guided tour focusing on Ceausescu's regime, exploring landmarks like the Palace of Parliament and Ceausescu Residential Palace. Also included is a private day trip into the heart of Transylvania, where legends meet reality at Bran Castle, and encounter the natural beauty of the Carpathian Mountains at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Wander through the medieval streets of Brasov, adorned with Gothic and Baroque architecture, capturing the essence of Transylvania's rich history and culture.

Tour Itinerary

Calea Victoriei, National Library Bucharest

Fly to Bucharest, transfer and check-in at your hotel for 4 nights.

InterContinental Athenee Palace
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

Meet your local guide for a city tour of Bucharest focusing on its Communistic tumultuous past, delving into the remnants of Ceausescu's regime. Begin by exploring the unique metro stations constructed during the era, offering insights into the regime's emphasis on efficiency and control. Wander through a communist-era neighbourhood, witnessing first hand the daily lives of working-class citizens under oppressive rule, while also uncovering forbidden street art. Then, marvel at the colossal Palace of Parliament, a testament to Ceausescu's grandiose ambitions and authoritarian rule. Traverse Revolution Square, a pivotal site in Romania's anti-communist revolution, before concluding your tour at the opulent Ceausescu Residential Palace, once the home of the notorious leader and now a museum chronicling Romania's communist history. (B)

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National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

Today explore Bucharest by yourself and take some time to enjoy the spa facilities of your hotel. Begin your day by wandering through the historic streets of Old Town. See some of the city's cultural treasures, such as the Romanian Athenaeum, an architectural gem and home to classical music performances.
Explore the exhibits at the National Museum of Romanian History or take a stroll through the lush greenery of Cismigiu Park for a peaceful retreat from the urban bustle. For a taste of Bucharest's vibrant arts scene, consider visiting the National Museum of Art of Romania, housing an impressive collection of European and Romanian artworks spanning centuries. As the day draws to a close, take in panoramic views of the city from the iconic Triumphal Arch or unwind with a leisurely stroll along the scenic banks of the Dambovita River. (B)

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Today meet your guide for a long day exploring some of the highlights of Transylvania from Bucharest. Drive to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, nestled within the scenic Carpathian Mountains. Here, over 100 rescued bears roam freely in their natural habitat, offering a heart warming glimpse into their rehabilitation and conservation efforts. Continue to the legendary Bran Castle, often associated with the iconic Dracula tales. Explore its mysterious chambers and hidden passages, while your guide unravels captivating stories of its connection to Vlad the Impaler. This tour heads to Brasov, a medieval gem adorned with Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture. Wander through its charming streets, from the iconic Black Church to the vibrant Council Square, capturing the essence of Transylvania's rich history and culture. (B)

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Views across Dambrovita River, Bucharest

Take a private transfer to airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1495 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Romania
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in five-star hotel with breakfast 
  • Meals as specified (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Excursion: Bucharest City Tour (7 hours)
  • Excursion: Experience Transylvania: Zarnesti Bears, Bran Castle & Brasov (12 hours)

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

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Price Notes

This is an example itinerary staying at our preferred five star hotel, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying at three or four star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1244 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.

For single room supplements and solo travellers please contact us for prices

Tour Route Map

  1. Romania, Bucharest

Tour Accommodation

InterContinental Athenee Palace
InterContinental Athenee Palace
InterContinental Athenee Palace With a storied history and a prime position on Revolution Square, Plaza Athenée stands as a testament to Bucharest's past. Echoes of wartime and......

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