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Dracula’s Romania: Take a Bite out of Transylvania

  • Dracula's Castle, Bran

    Romania, Transylvania, Bran Castle, Dracula's Castle, Group Travel, Literary tour, book tour, NCN
  • Brasov, Romania

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  • Cismigiu Park, Bucharest

    Romania, Bucharest, Cismigiu Park, Group Travel NCN
  • Dracula's Castle, Bran

    Romania, Transylvania, Bran Castle, Dracula's Castle, Book tour, literary tour, group travel
  • Peles Castle, Sinaia

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  • Hunyadi Castle in Hunedoara Romania

    Romania, Transylvania, Hunedoara, Hunyadi Castle, Group Travel, Literary tour, book tour, Dracula NCN
  • Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

    Romania, Bucharest, Parliament Palace, Group Travel, NCN
6 day tour
From £725 per person

Head to Romania for bewitching landscapes, enchanting castles and exceptional value!

Just a whisper of Transylvania and the imagination conjures images of stirring landscapes of mountains draped with fog. Infamously associated with Dracula, Transylvania’s forested valleys and Gothic castles are the perfect setting for this dark yet enchanting story.This fantastic tour leads you through the area’s highlights, while staying in wonderful accommodation. Although you’ll be exploring Romania’s history, you will also experience current local culture with a branding tasting. Furthermore, meet a local family and enjoy a home-cooked dinner. This is an exciting opportunity which will allow you to delve deeper into this bewitching corner of the world.

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Beautiful Bucharest

The tour begins in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. It boasts interesting museums, wonderful parks and trendy cafes. While much of the centre is modern and garish, history is tucked away in quiet corners. Explore the Old Town’s splendid 17th- and 18th-century Orthodox churches and graceful art nouveau villas. The city was established in the 15th century and served as the residence for the famous count Dracula. Discover the highlights of Bucharest such as the Unification Square with the Patriarchal Church, the University Square, the Roman Square, the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. You will also visit the Parliament Palace, which is the second largest administrative building in world, after the Pentagon.

The heart of Transylvania

Once you head into Transylvania, your adventure in the land of Dracula really begins. Striking landscapes are abundant as your venture through the Carpathian Mountains. Transylvania is a tapestry of picturesque scenery, quaint villages and crumbling citadels. The towns of meandering cobblestone streets and medieval towers fulfil fantasies of Romanian beauty. From the stony lanes and pastel-hued buildings of Sighisoara –  the medieval citadel where Vlad the Impaler (Count Dracula) took his first steps. This delightful town still preserves the medieval atmosphere, its 14th century wall, towers and bastions. Inside the citadel, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, has the fascinating Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill. Also, why enjoy some delightful brandy tasting at a typical Sighisoara cellar.

Brasov and the mysterious Bran Castle

This part of Romania is rich in treasures and dark tales and non more intriguing than Brasov Old Town, here see the largest Gothic construction, the Black Church,. Inside the church you will find an impressive collection of Anatolian carpets. In Brasov you will also visit the First Romanian School and the beautiful St. Nicholas Church from the 13th century. Not to far away from the city you will find the most famous castle in the world – the Castle of Dracula. Hidden in the hilly forest of Bran and surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, the castle was built by the German Saxons in the 14th century and served as customs for many centuries between Transylvania and Wallachia. In 1920 the castle became Royal Residence, offered as a gift by the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. Now widely known for being where Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula is set, the castle is the most visited place in Transylvania. Here, there is also the option to enjoy dinner at the Bran Castle Tea House Restaurant, on the castle domain. This area so encapsulates a whole genre of dark tales intertwined with natural beauty.

Surrender to the irresistible lure of Transylvania and see Romania’s historic and mythical heartland. Why not combine a visit to Romania with the a trip to Bulgaria on our Treasures of Eastern Europe tour.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested itinerary by air

Day 1

Arrive in Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest!  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide and driver at Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest. From here you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Old Town and enjoy a welcome dinner at a historic restaurant with local entertainment and 1 glass of wine.

Day 2

Bucharest City Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Bucharest, “The Little Paris of the East”. The city was established in the 15th century and served as the residence for the famous count Dracula. During the sightseeing tour you will discover the most important highlights such as the Unification Square with the Patriarchal Church, the University Square, the Roman Square, the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. You will also visit the Parliament Palace, which is the second largest
administrative building in world, after the Pentagon. Afterwards, there is an optional visit to the former residence of the communist president Nicolae Ceausescu. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.

Day 3

Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov

After breakfast transfer to Sinaia to visit the Peles Castle. Considered as one of the most stunning castles in Europe, The Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new- Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. In Sinaia you will also visit the Sinaia Monastery, named after Mount Sinai in Egypt. Then continue your tour towards Brasov. There is an optional excursion stop in the mountain resort of Azuga, where you will find the Royal Rhein Cellar. Here you can enjoy a tour of the cellar and a sparkling wine tasting, before continuing on to Brasov. Check-in and have dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

Brasov – Bran – Brasov

Enjoy a guided tour of Brasov Old Town which includes a visit at the Black Church, the largest Gothic construction. Inside the church you will find an impressive collection of Anatolian carpets. In Brasov you will also visit the First Romanian School and the beautiful St. Nicholas Church from the 13th century. After the city tour depart for Bran, where you will find the most famous castle in the world – the Dracula Castle. Hidden in the hilly forest of Bran and surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, the castle was built by the German Saxons in the 14th century and served as customs for many centuries between Transylvania and Wallachia. In 1920 the castle became Royal Residence, offered as a gift by the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. Now widely known for being where Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula is set, the castle is the most visited place in Transylvania. After the visit, there is an option to enjoy dinner at the Bran Castle Tea House Restaurant, on the castle domain, if not, return back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 5

Brasov – Sighisoara – Viscri – Brasov

In the morning you depart Brasov and head towards Sighisoara, the medieval citadel where Vlad the Impaler (Count Dracula) took his first steps. This delightful town still preserves the medieval atmosphere, its 14th century wall, towers and bastions. Enjoy a pleasant walking tour inside the citadel, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, with optional visits to the Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill. Also there is the option to enjoy a brandy tasting at a local cellar. Afterwards
depart towards Brasov in the afternoon. En route, make a stop in the Saxon village of Viscri, where Prince Charles owns a few traditional houses. Afterwards, return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8

Depart Romania

Enjoy some free time in the Romanian capital before your transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Optional Excursions

  • Entrance to Ceausescu former residence
  • Tour and wine tasting in Azuga
  •  3 course dinner at Bran Castle Restaurant
  • Entrance to the clock tower in Sighisoara
  •  Entrance to the church on the hill
  •  Brandy tasting in Sighisoara

We can provide a wide selection of 3 and 4 star hotels to suit your budget


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6 days Half Twin Single Supplement
October 2022 From £725.00 per person From £145.00 per person

Prices are based on 25 paying passengers with 1 free place and flight price accurate as of  04/10/21. Subject to change 

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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