Romania Encompassed

Peles Castle
Turda salt mine
Alba Iulia

6 days / 5 nights

departures on request

from 949.00 €

    Romania Encompassed

    Day 1: arrival in Romania - Bucharest - dinner

    Arrival at Bucharest International Airport.

    Welcome by your English-speaking guide.

    Transfer and check-in at your hotel in Bucharest.

    A few hours of free time to rest after your journey to Romania.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation in Bucharest.

    Day 2: Bucharest - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We will start exploring Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.

    The day begins with the visit of a few important landmarks Bucharest has to offer: the Palace of the Parliament, Constitution Square, University Square, Union Square and the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, except for the Palace of the Parliament, panoramic views only.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, we will start exploring another part of Bucharest, with a panoramic city tour which take us along the following route: The Arch of Triumph, Victory Square, Victoria Palace, Victory Avenue, Romanian Athenaeum (architectural masterpiece; the main concert hall for one of the most prestigious classical music festivals on Earth: George Enescu Festival) and the beautiful old quarter of the city, with a few stops for scenic photos, where possible.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation in Bucharest.

    Day 3: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Sighisoara - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    Early departure for Sinaia, known as The Pearl of the Southern Carpathians.

    In Sinaia we will visit Peles Castle, Romania’s most beautiful castle, former Romanian Royal Family summer residence. Today a very rich museum, architectural masterpiece built in German style, between 1875 and 1914.

    Departure to Brasov, in the historical region of Transylvania.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    Brasov short walking city tour visiting: City Hall, Council Square, Rope Street (one of the narrowest streets in Europe) and The Black Church considered the icon monument of Brasov.

    We continue to Sighisoara, a medieval city, considered to be the jewel of Transylvania.

    Arrival in the beautiful city of Sighisoara.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Sighisoara.

    Day 4: Sighisoara - Turda - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We will discover Sighisoara, a genuine trip back in time to explore this exquisite medieval town. Narrow passageways, cobbled streets, burgher houses and the great local atmosphere, all contribute to an amazing experience.

    Our walking tour will include: the Clock Tower, House of Vlad the Impaler (here was born in 1431, Vlad the Impaler / Vlad Tepes, the legendary prince assimilated often with Dracula), Stag House, Venetian House, School Street, Scholar's Stairs and the Church on the Hill.

    This marvelous Medieval Citadel, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, remains the only medieval citadel in Europe, entirely and continuously inhabited, since its construction.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    We continue to the city of Turda.

    In Turda we will visit one of the world’s largest salt mine museums and one of the most appreciated travel attractions in Romania, Turda Salt Mine.

    We will venture into the mine’s depth through the galleries and into the main room, carved in salt with a height of about 100 meters. Aside from the rich local history and the spectacular views, the constant yearlong temperature (around 12°C) and the salty air has proven therapeutic properties.

    We continue to Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in Romania and the heart of Transylvania.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

    Day 5: Cluj-Napoca - Alba Iulia - Sibiu - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We will discover the highlights of this beautiful city, with about 2.000 years of history.

    Our walking tour will include the main sights: Union Square, St. Michael’s Church, Matthias Corvinus Monument, Heroes’ Avenue, Capitoline Wolf Statue, Avram Iancu Square, Romanian National Opera, the Orthodox Cathedral, Banffy Palace, Museum Square, the Franciscan Church and Matthias Corvinus House, outside visits only.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    Departure to Alba Iulia, where modern Romania’s Union took place in 1918.

    We start the city tour in Alba Iulia visiting: the Reunification Cathedral, also called Coronation Cathedral, built between 1921 and 1922. This is the Cathedral, where on 15 October 1922, were crowned Ferdinand and Mary, as King and Queen of United Romania, called Great Romania. After that, we will visit the Catholic Cathedral of Alba Iulia, Princely Palace and Equestrian Statue of Michael the Brave. We will then visit Alba Carolina, a medieval citadel, masterpiece of Vauban style.

    Our journey continues to Sibiu, a former European Capital of Culture in 2007.

    Arrival in Sibiu.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Sibiu.

    Day 6: Sibiu - Cozia Monastery - Bucharest - departure from Romania - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We’ll start exploring the city of Sibiu, with a walking tour: Large Square, Little Square, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Catholic Cathedral, The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, Orthodox Cathedral, Bridge of Lies, Craftsmen’s Square, Goldsmith Square, City Hall, City Hall Tower and Bruckenthal Museum, outside visits only.

    Early lunch at a local restaurant.

    Departing Sibiu, we will use the Olt river valley as our route back to Bucharest, crossing the Carpathian Mountains, with stops for photos.

    A short, but scenic stop at Cozia Monastery, founded in 1388 by the Prince Mircea the Elder, the monastery is one of the oldest and most complex historical and art monuments in Romania. 

    We continue to Bucharest.

    Arrival in Bucharest.

    Early dinner at a local restaurant.

    Transfer to the airport, according with your flight schedule.

    Departure from Bucharest International Airport.

    Price per person in (€) EURO, at 5* hotels / 4* hotels / 3* pensions, available on demand for a group of 15-20 tourists:

    in double room shared            949 EUR/person

    in single room                        1089 EUR/person

    Price includes:

    • 5 nights accommodation in double or single room, breakfast included:

      • Bucharest - 2 nights;
      • Sighisoara - 1 night;
      • Cluj-Napoca - 1 night;
      • Sibiu - 1 night.

    *5 / 4 / 3 star service at the hotels in Romania, exact locations to be confirmed upon availability;

    **accommodation upgrades are available, if needed, please advise;

    ***the hotels are rated after local standards.

    • Transportation in dedicated modern air-conditioned minibus, from arrival at Bucharest International Airport until your departure from Bucharest International Airport, except the periods with time at leisure (morning, afternoon or evening);

          *transportation in modern, comfortable minibus or bus with room for luggage.

    • Meals:

      • 5 breakfasts, at your hotels;
      • 5 lunches, at local restaurants;
      • 6 dinners, at local restaurants.

    *international/traditional meals will consist of 3 course menus (entry plateau or soup, main course and desert) plus one bottle of water 0.5l per person;

    **the restaurants will provide good, quality meals and service.

    • English speaking guide;
    • City tours or panoramic tours and visits in the following locations:
      • Bucharest;
      • Sinaia;
      • Brasov;
      • Sighisoara;
      • Turda;
      • Cluj-Napoca;
      • Alba Iulia;
      • Sibiu;
      • Cozia Monastery.
    • Mentioned excursions as per program, and entrance fees for the sights to be visited:
      • The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest;
      • Peles Castle, Sinaia;
      • The Black Church, Brasov;
      • Turda Salt Mine, Turda;
      • Alba Carolina Citadel, Alba Iulia.

    *subject to availability, opening hours, changing of schedule, closing days, closure due to restoration, closure for hosting events, etc.).

    • Local and government taxes in Romania (except the taxes issued by Immigration Authorities);
    • Travel assistance.

    **all services will be accommodated by professional staff that will try to ensure a great travel experience!

    Price does not include:

    • Any air tickets to Romania and from Romania as well as their airport taxes;
    • The drinks, except those mentioned express;
    • Any expense of personal nature;
    • Any optional tours or activities;
    • Camera and video camera fees, where applicable;
    • Visa fees and visa arrangements;
    • Tips/gratuities;
    • Any type of insurance;
    • Any cost element which is not expressly mentioned in the chapter “Price includes”.

    ***Important notes

    Please remember that it’s your responsibility to carry the proper travel documents. Also, make sure to see your doctor before your trip for a check-up and ensure that you have valid travel insurance.

    1. All visa (if needed) requirements must be fulfilled and these are entirely your responsibility.

    2. Make sure you have your passport with you at all times, some visits require presenting it upon arrival. Try to bring at least one copy of your passport and visa (if needed) and keep all documents safe.

    3. Some of the museums in Romania are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    4. This program will act as a contract between parties and/or will be considered as an addendum to a contract already valid.

    5. The offer presented above and all the services proposed are subject to availability upon your firm request.

    6. All the reservations for the requested travel services are made only after the payment confirmation is sent to us. Please note that no services can be guaranteed without receiving the full payment at least 7 days in advance before the arrival of the clients (group).

    7. The rates presented above are subject to change without prior notice according to the regulations, currency, availability and season fluctuations.