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Treasures of Romania and Hungary small group tour

“Treasures of Romania and Hungary Tour” takes you in just 10 days in two of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe: Romania and Hungary. It starts in the vivid city of Bucharest, Romania’s capital city, then it crosses the Carpathian Mountains into the exotic Transylvania where you’ll discover forgotten villages, well-preserved medieval towns and old legends. On the way, you’ll experience the rural life of Maramures, while in Hungary you’ll discover famous wine areas, admire the Baroque town of Eger and the magnificent city of Budapest.

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$3,664

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Airport pick-up in Bucharest and drop-off in Budapest
    • Transport by modern car
    • Accommodation for 9 nights in 4-star hotels and B&Bs
    • Breakfast
    • Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
    • Traditional dinner on Day 6
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
    • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
    • Entry/Admission - Surdesti Wooden Church
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance
    • Entry/Admission - Cimitirul Vesel
    • Entry/Admission - Sapanta-Peri Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Hungarian Parliament Building
    What's excluded :
    • Flight ticket
    • Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
    • Drinks (other than water)
    • Other meals except breakfast and Dinner on Day 6
    • Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses

  • Day 1: Bucharest

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Arrival in Bucharest. You’ll be transferred to your hotel where you’ll receive more details about your tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest: 4-star hotel

    Day 2: Half Day Tour of Bucharest

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Today you will enjoy a panoramic tour of Bucharest that will include: the Constitution Square, the University Square, Charles de Gaulle Square, the Victory Avenue and the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph, the House of the Free Press, the Union Boulevard. The tour guide will offer you explanation about the history of Bucharest and you will discover the cultural contrasts of the once Little Paris of the East.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania
    Visit the world's second-largest administrative building, the Romanian Palace of the Parliament. Find out the story of this construction and how the communist regime created the new civic center of Bucharest.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Kiseleff Road 28-30 In King Michael I Park, Bucharest 011347 Romania
    Visit the charming open-air Village Museum. It boasts old and original houses brought from different parts of the country.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania
    In The Revolution Square, you’ll get the story of the anti-communist revolution from 1989 and you’ll find out more about the hardships an entire nation had to suffer for 45 years.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town, Bucharest Romania
    The day ends with what became the most bustling area of Bucharest, The Old Center. Once, the place of princely families and nobles, later an area of the craftsmen, the old center became today the Mecca of bars, restaurants, and quaint cobblestone streets.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest: 4-star hotel

    Day 3: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    The Peles Castle, built in two stages between 1875 and 1914, was the summer residence of King Carol Ist and his wife, Queen Elisabeth. You’ll visit the ground floor where you’ll be astonished by the overwhelming interiors, amazing stain-glass windows, paintings, some of them made by famous artists such as Gustav Klimt.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Visit the famous Bran Castle also known as Dracula’s castle. It was a safeguard castle for the trade route that connected Transylvania and Wallachia, built by the people of Brasov in the 14th century.
    For tourists this place is the residence of the fictional character, Count Dracula. In reality, Bran Castle is connected to Queen Marie of Romania. Her story is equally interesting with the one of Dracula, if not more interesting.
    During the warm season, official holidays, and the weekends, the castle is very crowded.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    In the afternoon, you will enjoy a short walking tour in the old town of Brasov. You’ll admire the beautiful buildings like the Black Church* which is built in the Gothic style. Also, you will see the narrowest street in Romania, Rope Street, Schei and Catherine’s Gates, St. Nicholas Church, and the old Schei neighborhood.
    *The Black Church will be seen only from outside during the cold months (from November until April)

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov: 4-star hotel

    Day 4: Brasov - Viscri - Sighisoara - Sibiu

    Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania
    It’s time to discover the forgotten world of the former Saxon villages. On the way to Sighisoara, we’ll make a detour to the remote village of Viscri, a great UNESCO site. There are just 2 or 3 dirt roads in Viscri, the main one being quite wide. This road is lined on both sides with beautiful and traditional houses, built in the Saxon style. At the outskirts of the village, perched on a hill, there is the fortified church of Viscri, one of the oldest fortified churches in Transylvania. You will visit the church and the small museum located at the entrance.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    Sighisoara, another UNESCO site in Transylvania, is the next stop on your trip. Built by the Germans about 800 years ago, the medieval citadel of Sighisoara looks like a perfect postcard. It is the best-preserved citadel in Romania, a stunning combination of cobblestone streets, medieval walls, massive watchtowers and old architecture.
    Visit the Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu at a 4-star hotel.

    Day 5: Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia - Cluj Napoca

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    You will start the day with a short walking tour in Sibiu old town.
    Hermanstadt, to use its German name, was founded by the Saxon colonists about 800 years ago. In a short time, Sibiu became one of the most important cities of Transylvania. Sibiu boasts several medieval squares (the Large Square, the Small Square, the Huet Square), several towers of Defense, the Roman-Catholic Cathedral, the Evangelic Cathedral, the Bridge of Liars, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Council Tower and the beautiful Brukenthal Museum.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Strada Castelului 1-3, Hunedoara 331141 Romania
    Then, you’ll be transferred to Hunedoara for the spookiest buildings of Europe, the Corvin Castle. Built around the 14th century, it became an important stronghold of Transylvania. At this castle, you’ll find out two interesting legends and you’ll roam through the halls of this impressive Gothic castle. More than that, you’ll be astonished to discover the real place where Dracula was imprisoned according to the legend.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134 Romania
    In the afternoon, you’ll get to see the biggest and the best preserved Vauban-like citadel in Romania. Built at the beginning of the 18th century, the citadel of Alba Iulia has been restored recently to its once former glory. Besides the two cathedrals, the Orthodox and the Catholic, you’ll be shown the intricate gates of the citadel, the 3rd gate being the most impressive. The old Roman castrum and the medieval citadel known as Balgrad are now integrated into the Austrian citadel. Their ruins are part of the tour.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cluj Napoca at a 4-star hotel.

    Day 6: Cluj Napoca - Surdesti - Sighet - Sapanta - Maramures village

    Stop At: Surdesti Wooden Church, Surdesti Romania
    Visit the UNESCO site of Surdesti. The local wooden church, built in the 18th century, is an amazing example of the local architecture, a wooden church surrounded by a well-preserved rural landscape.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, Str. Corneliu Coposu No. 4, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500 Romania
    Visit a former prison where during the communist years many important Romanian leaders, but also common people who were against the regime, lost their lives. It is here where you will hear more about the horrors of the communist regime.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cimitirul Vesel, Sapanta 437305 Romania
    In Sapanta village you will admire the famous Merry Cemetery. It has gained originality and value by means of the chopped, carved, and painted crosses on which the artisan has chiseled out versified epitaphs, most of them full of a remarkable sense of humor, particularly to the area and to all Romanians.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sapanta-Peri Monastery, Sapanta Romania
    Stop to admire the highest wooden structure in the world: Peri Convent, recently rebuilt.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: You will enjoy a delicious and traditional homemade dinner.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Maramures village: guest house, rooms with private bathroom.

    Day 7: Maramures – Satu Mare (RO) – Tokaj Region (HU) – Eger

    Stop At: Tokaj, Tokaj, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County, Northern Hungary
    Admire the countryside and stop in Tokaj Wine region to visit an old wine cellar. Enjoy a wine tasting session and discover why Tokaj wine is considered to be one of the best white wines in the world. The story says that delighted with the drink, Louis XV of France offered a glass of Tokaj wine to Madame de Pompadour, referring to it as “The Wine of Kings, The King of Wines”.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Eger: 3-star hotel centrally located

    Day 8: Eger - Budapest

    Stop At: Eger, Eger, Heves County, Northern Hungary
    With over 1000 years of history, Eger owes its fame to the beautiful and imposing buildings designed in Baroque architectural style, the winemaking culture, and the religious institutions.
    You will start the walk from the Main Square of Eger, called Dobo Ter, after the brave captain, Istvan Dobo, who managed to defend the city fortress and Northern Hungary in 1552 against the expanding of the Turkish Empire. An interesting legend is related to this episode and for sure you will find it out during the tour. You will see Istvan Dobo’s statue in the square and visit the elegant Minority Church. Continue to roam on the Baroque streets and reach the medieval Eger citadel, symbol of the city. Perched on a hill and overlooking the city, Eger citadel was the set of many battles between the Hungarians and the Ottomans. On your way down, you will pass by a Minaret, which is the Northernmost Ottoman minaret in Europe, and then head to the impressive Eger Basilica.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Budapest: 4-star hotel

    Day 9: Budapest

    Stop At: Hungarian Parliament Building, Kossuth Ter 1-3, Budapest 1055 Hungary
    In the first part of the trip, you will walk around the famous Palace of the Parliament, inaugurated in 1902 and designed by Imre Steindl, who was inspired by London’s Houses of Parliament. It is the third-largest Parliament buildings in the world and a symbol of Budapest, conveniently located along the Danube River.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Budapest, Budapest, Central Hungary
    Cross the Danube River on the Chain Bridge and reach the Buda Hill. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone bridge connecting Pest and Buda built-in 1849. At each end, it is guarded by 2 lions. It became a symbol of anti-communist resistance, as people demonstrated for freedom on the same bridge.

    Pass By: Buda Castle, Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014 Hungary
    Furthermore, you will get on the top of Buda Hill and see Buda Castle. Since the 13th century it suffered many changes. The today’s design dates back to the 18th century, from the time of King Charles and his daughter, Empress Maria Theresa. Even though it was badly damaged during WWII, it was renovated and brought to its former glory. The view from the gardens is exquisite and offers a splendid panorama over the Pest sector of the city.

    Pass By: Fishermen's Bastion, Szentharomsag Ter, Budapest Hungary
    Next, continue to explore the Castle District and visit the Fishermen Bastion built-in 1905. It is a combination of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque architecture and consists of turrets, projections, parapets, and climbing stairways. Its 7 towers are symbolizing the 7 Hungarian tribes that came from Asia and settled here in 896. It guarantees a great view over some landmarks like the Hungarian Palace of the Parliament, Margaret Island, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Academy of Sciences, the Chain Bridge.

    Stop At: Statue of St Stephen, Szentharomsag ter 5., Budapest 1014 Hungary
    Next to the Fishermen Bastion lies the statue of Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary. Next to it, one can admire Mathias Church built for the first time in the 13th century. It was many times modified, but it never lost its splendor.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Budapest: 4-star hotel

    Day 10: Budapest

    Pass By: Budapest, Hungary
    In the morning free time in Budapest and transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    After making the booking of this tour, please send us the following information:- arrival date- arrival hour- airline company- flight numberThe driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall holding a sign with the name of the leading passenger. In case you cannot locate him, please our emergency phone number.Airports
    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • The price is set per person sharing a double room
    • The tour can be booked for MINIMUM 2 people
    • For single room requests there will be an additional cost of 242 Euros (single supplement). If you want to stay in single room, please choose the "Tour with single supplement" option
    • Single travelers must choose the "Tour with single supplement" option only
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Covinnus Travel

Activity ID: V-7791P5

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