Bucharest & Enchanting Castles of Transylvania

From $2,149
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
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From $2,149
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Transylvanian castles, medieval villages, forested landscapes and ancient monasteries all have a tale to tell as you uncover Romania’s highlights.

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 12 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Welcome drink & farewell get together
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from  airport, other transportation & porterage included
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Included Holiday Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Bucharest
  • Dinner in Sibiel with a local family
  • Explore the medieval town of Sibiu
  • Tours of medieval Biertan & Sighisoara, with brandy-tasting
  • Explore Viscri & lunch with the locals
  • Walking tour of Brasov
  • Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle
  • Visits to Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery

Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest

​Make your own way to Bucharest where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Bucharest

​This morning’s tour of Bucharest features Unification Square, the 17th century Patriarchal Cathedral and University Square. Admire the Arch of Triumph, before heading to Revolution Square. It was from here in December 1989 that communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu would have his final moments in power before he was deposed. We then take a scenic drive into the region of Transylvania. Before reaching our new base of Sibiu, we’ll stop to admire Cozia Monastery.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Bucharest - Sibiu

​Highlights of our walking tour of Sibiu include Great Square, Little Square, St Mary’s Evangelical Church and the Bridge of Lies. We then head to the ASTRA Museum, an open-air complex of more than 300 historic buildings. This afternoon we’ll find out about ‘We Help!’ – a Just You Cares initiative which helps disadvantaged children. We’ll spend the evening in the mountain village of Sibiel, where we’ll meet a family and enjoy a dinner served with local wine and brandy.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Sibiu - Sighisoara

​Today we’re heading to Sighisoara on a scenic journey which takes us to the medieval village of Biertan. The UNESCO-listed church here is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Transylvania. We’ll arrive in Sighisoara this afternoon. This is where Vlad the Impaler, the supposed inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was born. We’ll explore on foot and finish our tour with a tasting of brandies.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Sighisoara - Brasov

​The Saxon village of Viscri is our first stop today. Its streets are home to traditional Saxon-style houses, and an impressive fortified church keeps watch from a hillside. After our walk, we’ll enjoy lunch with some of the villagers before we are taken on a further tour, but this time it’s by horse-drawn carriage. On arrival in Brasov, we’ll set off on a walking tour.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Bran Castle

​This morning we’ll visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Built in the 14th century, it was gifted to Queen Marie of Romania in 1920.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Brasov - Bucharest

​We drive to Sinaia today to visit Peles Castle. We’ll also visit Sinaia Monastery. This evening we’ll gather for a farewell get together.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Bucharest - Departure

​Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Novotel Bucharest City Centre

You will stay at the 4-star Novotel Bucharest City Centre on the Victoriei Boulevard in the vicinity of Bucharest''s historical centre and the popular Lipscani Street and a choice of bars, restaurants and themed cafes. The hotel offers free access to the wellness centre and indoor pool with artificial waves, steam room and fitness area. You have free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. Rooms feature air conditioning, LCD screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite with bathtubs and walk in showers.

Golden Tulip Ana Tower Sibiu

The 4-star Golden Tulip Ana Tower is situated in the city centre and within walking distance of the old town. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property which features 81 rooms with state of the art technology, spacious bathrooms and large windows. From your room you can enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape or the historic ambience of the old town. Rooms are air-conditioned with safe, Hair dryer, mini bar and Satellite TV.

Ana Hotel Sport Poiana Brasov

You will stay at the 4-star Ana Hotel Sport Poiana in Brasov. Located at the foot of Postavarul Mountain and amidst a pine forest, the Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov provides cosy and pleasant rooms with a superb view. The hotel spa features an indoor pool with hydro-massage, a gym, saunas and an outdoor hot tub. The restaurant serves Romanian, Hungarian and international cuisine with a terrace with views of the nearby ski slopes. Rooms have en suit facilities, LCD TVs, hair dryer, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.