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Transylvania’s Natural Wonders 

Nights: 5 | From £545 pp

Idyllic mountain villages, the mythical stone formations in the Bucegi mountains, the bear reservation of Zarnesä, Brukenthal’s “Garden of Eden” and the stunning scenery of Cozia National Park, these will make all nature lovers’ hearts beat faster!

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Day 01: Bucharest
Upon arrival in Bucharest, we will begin with a detailed city tour. Stroll through the narrow streets of the historic centre, see the National Museum, the Athenaeum, the former Royal Palace, the Parliament (2nd largest building in the world after the Pentagon). Overnight in Bucharest (Meals: No Meals)

Day 02: Brașov
Visit Romania’s oldest winter resort in Sinaia, where in the 19th century, the Hohenzollern built a castle, whose 170 rooms are designed in the most varied of architectural styles. After this visit, we continue to Busteni, where we take a cable car in the Bucegi mountains to see the famous Babele rock formations.Visit Romania’s oldest winter resort then take the cable car to Tämpa to enjoy a wonderful view over the old town. Overnight in Brașov (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 03: Bälea Lake
Early morning drive to Zarnesti where we visit the bear reservation and to mix with these beautiful creatures. On our return we stop at the cave church of Sinca Veche and continue to the village of Cârțișoara, where many old traditions are still preserved. Visit the house of the shepherd Badea Cärtan, who in 1894, walked from here to Rome, in order to see the representations of Dacians on the Trajan column. After a spectacular mountain drive, a short hike brings us to the Bälea waterfall where we enjoy a cable car ride to reach the 2034 metre-high Bälea glacier.  There is time at leisure to wonder around the beautiful landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains. Overnight in Bälea Lake Resort. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 04: Avrig
This morning we visit Sâmbăta de Sus one of Europe’s most important Orthodox monasteries, and ruins of Cärta Cistercian monastery, en-route we visit to Romania’s largest Lipizzaner horse breed farm which was introduced by the Lords of Brukenthal. We also visit the wild animal compound before we set off for Samuel von Brukenthal’s summer residence in Avrig! There is time for a walk through „Transylvania’s Garden of Eden” before we enjoy a festive dinner served at the Orangerie. Overnight stay in Avrig (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 05: Bucharest
After Heading towards the Olt Valley, we cross the Carpathian Mountains, on a road built in the yearAD 101. After a small detour to visit the Cozia monastery we reach the monastery of Curtea de Arges, which is considered one of the finest examples of medieval Romanian church architecture. Overnight Bucharest (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 06: Bucharest – Departure
Transfer to the airport for onward journey

Tour Details
Range: Exploring Days, Comfortable Nights
Starts: Bucharest
Ends: Bucharest
Departs: Any day
Hotel Rating: 3/4 star hotels
Local Payment: None
Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide.
Meals: Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 1
Visiting: Bucharest, Sinaia, Busteni, Tämpa, Sämbäta de Sus, Bälea Lake, Curtea de Arges

Countries: Romania

Services Included

  • 2 nts Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) and Bed & Breakfast basis Bucharest
  • 2 nts Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) and Bed & Breakfast basis Samuel Brukenthal’s Summer Palace
  • 1 nt on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) and Bed & Breakfast basis Cabana Bälea Lake
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • All entrance fees as mentioned
  • Festive dinner – Brukenthal Summer Palace
  • Cable car ride – Tämpa & Bålea Lake
  • Exhibition – Brukenthal Summer Palace
  • Entrance fee to the wild animal compound
  • Wine tasting
  • English speaking guide

Not Included
Above mentioned costs do not include any international air fare, airport tax, visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.

Price                       from £545 pp

Based on 4 nts on BB Incl. Transfers
Festive Dinner Cable car ride
Wine Tasting Art Exhibition visit
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