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The gems of Central Europe - Hungary & Romania - from Budapest to Bucharest

You have the unique opportunity to visit two of the most beautiful countries in Central Europe: Hungary and Romania. Begin your journey in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. The dramatic skyline that Budapest is most famous for is peppered with 19th-century architectural wonders alongside the Danube River. Its neighboring country, Romania, stands for untouched traditions, enchanting history and fairytale-like landscapes. Discover more on this tour!

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$2,564

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, other than included
    • Flights
    • Lunch

  • Day 1: Arrival – Budapest

    Stop At: Budapest, Budapest, Central Hungary
    Welcome to Hungary and its amazing capital city, Budapest. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. Meet your local guide and visit the main sights of the Hungarian capital city: Heroes Square, stroll along Andrassy Avenue to admire its magnificent buildings including Opera House, St. Stephens Cathedral, Parliament, and the Grand Synagogue. Explore the Castle district on foot, visit the wonderful Mathias Church and enjoy the vista of Budapest and its elegant bridges from Fisherman's Bastion. Dinner at a local restaurant.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 2: Budapest – Timisoara (cca. 315km)

    Stop At: Timisoara, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, Transylvania
    This morning you depart towards Romania, your destination being the city of Timisoara, the 2021 European Cultural Capital. The tour of Timisoara starts with a brief introduction over Romania today, just to set a base for the story of Timisoara. The path we take follows the historical events starting with the Mongol invasion (1241) and ending in the contemporary times with the revolution against communist regime (1989). You learn about the 164 years of Turkish occupation and see where the hammam (Turkish public bath), bazaar (marketplace), Central Mosque or the cemetery used to be 4 centuries ago. During 18th century one of the first trams in the world connects the city center with Fabric and Iosefin neighborhoods. The streets are enlighten by electric light, for the first time in continental Europe, at Timisoara (1884). The city is defortified, a new downtown is built (Piata Victoriei). Check-in and have dinner at a local restaurant.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 3: Timisoara – Alba Iulia – Sibiu (cca. 295km)

    Stop At: Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    After breakfast you depart towards Sibiu, making a stop in Alba Iulia, the memorable place of the Great Union of Romania. Here you will visit the impressive Orthodox Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the oldest standing cathedral in Romania. Most importantly, you will take a tour of the Habsburgic citadel, also known as Alba Carolina Citadel, in the time of the Roman occupation. Continue your journey towards Sibiu, the 2007 European Cultural Capital. Check-in at your hotel. The highlight of the day is a visit in Sibiel, where you will meet the locals and enjoy a traditional meal with Romanian wines and schnapps. Overnight in Sibiu.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 4: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov (cca. 210km)

    Stop At: Sighisoara, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Today you discover more about Sibiu, listed by Forbes in top 10 most idyllic places to live in the whole world. The town was settled by the Germans colonists in the 12th century and preserves until today its wonderful medieval atmosphere. The walking tour starts at the Grand Square where you will find the Catholic Church, the City Hall and the Brukenthal Palace, it continues with Liar’s Bridge, the Small Square and Huet Square. At noon you depart towards Sighisoara, one of the few still inhabited medieval fortresses in the world. Sighisoara was settled by the Germans in the 13th century and it is one of the still inhabited medieval fortresses in the whole world, being also protected by the UNESCO. During the walking tour you will visit the Clock Tower, the birth house of Dracula’s vampire and the Church on the Hill. In the evening you arrive in Brasov, one of the largest cities in Transylvania. Check-in at your hotel and have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Brasov.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 5: Brasov – Bran – Brasov (cca. 80km)

    Stop At: Bran, Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Discover today the well-preserved old town with the medieval squares surrounded by small colorful houses and cobbled stone streets. The guided tour in the almost 800 year Old Town includes the Black Church, the largest Gothic construction of its kind between Istanbul and Vienna, the St. Nicholas Church and both the White and the Black Tower, as a time-standing symbol of the medieval times. Next, you drive to Bran, where you visit the famous Dracula Castle. The castle was built by the Transylvanian Saxons at the end of the 14th century and served as customs between the two Romanian regions: Wallachia and Transylvania. It is nowadays known as one of the top 100 castles in the world. Return to Brasov for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 6: Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest (cca. 180km)

    Stop At: Sinaia, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania
    Today you drive to Sinaia, the finest alpine town in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains and once home of Romania’s first King, Carol I. Here is where you will find the Peles Castle, a superb royal residence built above acres of green meadows, deep inside the forest. Built in German Renaissance style, the Peles Castle is probably the most beautiful castle in Eastern Europe. In the afternoon you arrive in Bucharest and check-in at your hotel. Enjoy some free time in the evening and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Bucharest.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 7: Bucharest - The Little Paris of the East

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and the sixth largest capital city of the European Union. The city tour in Bucharest will take you to the most important sites such as the Arch of Triumph, the Victory Square, the Roman Square and the Unification Square. At the Constitution Square you will see the Palace of the Parliament which is the second largest building in the world. The next destination on your program is the Village Museum, the largest open-air museum in Europe. Its items were transported by train from the northern region of Maramures to Bucharest. You learn more about the Romanian culture while you visit the peasant houses, the windmill and the wooden churches. In the evening enjoy a walking tour in the Old Town of Bucharest together with a farewell dinner with a spectacular folklore show and 1 glass of wine.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4* centrally located hotel


    Day 8: Departure

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Ferihegy Airport, Budapest Hungary
    Ports
    • Passenger Cruise Port #7, Budapest, Salkaházi Sára rkp., 1093 Hungary
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by World Synergy Travel - Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-106800P10

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