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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

New Year In Enchanting Transylvania

Europe
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAYTRA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Transylvanian castles, medieval villages, forested landscapes and ancient monasteries all have a tale to tell as you uncover Romania's highlights and celebrate the New Year in this unique destination.

​Transylvanian castles, medieval villages, forested landscapes and ancient monasteries all have a tale to tell as you uncover Romania's highlights and celebrate the New Year in this unique destination.

PRICE FROM ? £1399 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 6 nights half board in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners including New Year's Eve dinner and New Year's Day brunch
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Audio Guide
  • Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery 
  • Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle
  • Tour of medieval Sighisoara, with brandy tasting
  • Explore the medieval town of Sibiu
  • Lunch in Sibiel with a local family
  • ​Sightseeing tour of Bucharest

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Bucharest
  • ​After your flight to Bucharest we will transfer you to your hotel in Brasov, the economic, political and cultural center of Transylvania during the Middle Ages.​
  • DAY 2 Sinaia & Bran
  • Today we'll drive to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German New-Renaissance architecture, considered by many to be one of the most stunning in Europe. Commissioned by Romania's first monarch, King Carol I in 1873, this was the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Next we'll visit the Sinaia Monastery, built by Prince Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in Egypt. After lunch we'll head to Bran Castle. Nestled in dense forest and surrounded by legend and mystery, it is also known as Dracula's Castle, and is one of the locations linked to the fictional vampire. Built in the 14th century, the castle actually doubled as an administrative building until it was gifted to Queen Marie of Romania in 1920.​ We'll then head back to Brasov for a walking tour of the town.
  • DAY 3 Sighisoara
  • ​After breakfast, we'll head off on a scenic drive through idyllic Transylvanian countryside and medieval villages. Our first stop is the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, where Vlad the Impaler, the supposed inspiration for Bram Stoker's creation, Count Dracula, was born. The town was settled by the Saxons in the 13th century and with its 14th century walls, towers and bastions it retains its medieval charm. We'll take a walking tour inside the UNESCO-listed citadel, and see the clock tower, the Church on the Hill and the house where the bloodthirsty 15th century ruler of Wallachia spent the first four years of his life. We'll end our tour with a tasting of four different local brandies in one of the town's wine cellars. This afternoon we'll continue to Sibiu, where we'll stay for three nights.
  • DAY 4 Sibiu
  • ​We're going to start our day of exploration with a walking tour of Sibiu, a walled citadel built in the 12th century by German settlers. Highlights include Great Square, Little Square and St Mary's Evangelical Church, a Gothic masterpiece with a huge, towering steeple. We'll also head to the Bridge of lies but be careful, legend has it that the bridge will collapse if anyone on it tells a lie! We'll also visit the ASTRA Museum, an open-air complex of more than 300 historic buildings, watermills and windmills. Here we'll enjoy a Barbecue lunch​. Spend the afternoon at leisure, and after dinner this evening there's entertainment with live music.
  • DAY 5 New Year's Eve Sibiu
  • ​You've a free morning to spend as you wish. Sibiu hosts a very popular winter market in its medieval main square, so a visit comes highly recommended. Later, we'll head to the idyllic mountain village of Sibiel, where we'll be welcomed by a local family who will serve us a traditional lunch. Afterwards we'll visit the nearby Museum of Painted Icons on Glass. Back at our hotel there's time to get ready for this evening's festivities, a New Year's Eve dinner with a live band and folklore show.
  • DAY 6 New Year's Day Bucharest
  • ​We'll top a leisurely morning with a delicious brunch before we head back to Romania's capital, Bucharest. The route we take follows the curves of the Olt River Valley and offers stunning views. On arrival in Bucharest, we'll head off on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, with highlights including Unification Square, the Patriarchal Church, University Square, Roman Square, Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and Revolution Square. In the evening, why not take a stroll in the medieval Old Town before we head to a restaurant for a meal of traditional specialities.
  • DAY 7 Bucharest to UK
  • ​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Bella Muzica
    • This traditional hotel is in the historic centre of town. The building goes back to 400 years ago and it has been restored and refurbished to offer all the modern comforts. Rooms have air conditioning, Free WiFi, cable Tv, phone, deposit box, minibar, hairdryer.
    • 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.
    • Hotel Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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