From  £1050
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Bran Castle
  • Discover Sibiu’s Evangelic Cathedral
  • Walk through the medieval walled city of Sighisoara
  • Learn more about the history of Vlad the Impaler
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Halloween in Transylvania Group Tour

6 Day Tour, from £1050 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
29 Oct  -  03 Nov

Delve into the history surrounding Romania’s most infamous historical figure, Vlad the Impaler – or as he is more commonly known, Count Dracula – on this 6-day tour of Transylvania. Discover Sibiu’s Evangelic Cathedral where Vlad’s son was buried after his assassination, explore the town of Medias where he was kept prisoner by the Hungarian king, enjoy a walking tour of the fabulously preserved town of Sighisoara where he was born and, of course, visit dramatic Bran Castle - made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel as the residence of the vampire Count.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO BUCHAREST
FLY TO BUCHAREST

Fly to Bucharest and transfer to the Golden Tulip Victoria for an overnight stay. Take an evening walk of the Old Town before enjoying a dinner at the ornate Caru’cu Bere Restaurant, one of the most famous restaurants in Bucharest. (D)

DAY 2
BUCHAREST TO SIBIU
BUCHAREST TO SIBIU

This morning set off towards Targoviste, first mentioned in 1396 and former capital of Wallachia, during the reign of Mircea de Old. Here you will see Chindia Tower, the symbol of Targoviste, added to the city by Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula and visit the Old Princely Court. Continue to Curtea de Arges also former capital of Wallachia. Known through legends, the story of the most beautiful monastery in Europe has at his base a sacrifice. This is a place where kings found their eternal rest: King Carol I of Romania, Queen Elisabeth - his wife, King Ferdinand and his wife Marie and King Carol II. Then drive through Olt River Valley to Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. En route stop at Cozia Monastery. Late afternoon check in at Continental Forum Hotel in Sibiu. (B)

DAY 3
SIBIU TO SIGHISOARA
SIBIU TO SIGHISOARA

Your day starts with the city tour of Sibiu, which includes the Orthodox Cathedral. During the tour you will also visit the Evangelic Cathedral where Vlad's son Mihnea was buried after his assassination just outside the church. After the tour, continue to Medias, the town where Vlad was kept prisoner by the Hungarian king Mathias Corvinus for a brief walking tour. Leaving behind Medias you will drive to the Saxon village of Biertan where you will visit the fortress church that is one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. Then drive to Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval town in Romania. In the late afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the fortress and visit the Clock Tower Museum, Torture Chamber and Medieval Weapons Gallery. In the evening serve dinner in the house where Vlad was born. Overnight at Sighisoara Hotel, located in the main square of the citadel. (B,D)

DAY 4
SIGHISOARA TO BRASOV
SIGHISOARA TO BRASOV

Depart for Rasnov Fortress, first mentioned in an official document in 1331, the fortress was built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invading Tartars and was later enlarged by the local Saxon population. Then continue to Bran where you will visit the Castle made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count. The castle was built by the merchants from Brasov in the 14th century to protect the border between Wallachia and Transylvania. Last stop is Brasov where Vlad's enemies - the rich Saxon merchants - lived. The Saxon settlers founded the fairy-tale town of Brasov in the 12th century and it still preserves its beautiful medieval atmosphere created by many Middle Age buildings. Overnight at Aro Palace Hotel, with a perfect location, directly in the town's old square in a building dating from 1477, formerly a German Bank. (B)

DAY 5
BRASOV TO BUCHAREST
BRASOV  TO BUCHAREST

Brasov morning city tour. The highlight of the city tour is surely a visit at the First Romanian School where Prof. Olteanu will take you back in time during his lecture and also a visit at the Black Church, the larges Gothic style church in South-Eastern Europe. Continue to Azuga where you will visit the cellars built in 1892 and supplied the Romanian Royal Court between the world wars and now currently the suppliers of the The House of His Majesty King Michael the First with our famous sparkling wine, Rhein Extra. Will have a sparkling wine tasting and continue to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, also called The Pearl of Carphatians. You will see the Peles Castle (outside view), former summer residence of Carol the Ist, king of Romania. Continue to Snagov to visit the Monastery, the reputed burial place of Vlad Tepes. In the evening arrive in Bucharest, check in at Golden Tulip Victoria Hotel. Farewell dinner with folklore show at Manuc Inn Restaurant. (B,L D)

DAY 6
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

This morning take a tour of Romania’s capital known as ‘Paris of the East’. During this tour visit Parliament Palace, which is the second largest building in the world. Visit Revolution Square, the former Royal Palace and Patriarchal Palace. Free time for lunch before transfer to airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £1050 per person
(Single person supplement + £169)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver

 

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

 

Price Includes

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Itinerary Dates  
29 Oct 2019
-
03 Nov 2019

Tour Route Map


  1. Romania, Bucharest
  2. Romania, Sibiu
  3. Romania, Sighisoara
  4. Romania, Brasov
  5. Romania, Bucharest

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