Enchanting Romania

Step back in time to a medieval land of painted monasteries & dramatic castles and discover there is more to Romania than the fairytales. Explore a wealth of folkloric heritage, picturesque villages the wonderful scenery of the Carpathian Mountains. Tour the historical heart of Transylvania and learn the legend of the fabled Vlad the Impaler plus visit Bran castle also known as Dracula’s Castle.

From €1849 PP

Available Dates

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Flights:

Dublin 05:50 – Cluj 11:15

Bucharest 12:05 – Dublin 14:00

Day 1 – Arrival, Turda Salt Mine and Sibiu 
You will depart from Dublin Airport and land in Cluj, then you will transfer to the incredible Turda Salt Mine, an underground attraction that features stunning caverns, lakes, and even a Ferris wheel. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the Hunter Prince Castle. Later you’ll travel to the historic city of Sibiu, where you will check in to your accommodation and have the chance to relax and unwind.

Day 2 – Sibiu City Tour & Astra Museum 
Begin with a city tour of Sibiu. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the charming cobblestone streets and admire the Gothic architecture of the city. Afterward, you’ll visit the Astra Museum, a fascinating open-air museum. Here, you’ll learn about the traditional way of life and customs of the Romanian people through a variety of exhibits followed by lunch. Later in the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at Benjamin Steakhouse (not included in the tour price) Overnight in Sibiu.

Day 3 – Sighisoara city tour & Amadou workshop 
Enjoy a cheese and wine tasting at Manufactura de Branza in Cund. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Sighisoara and participate in a workshop on processing a unique mushroom used for leather and craft in Corund to learn about traditional handicrafts. Overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 4 – Harghita area, sheepfold, beer tasting and bear hide in Baile Tusnad 
Embark on a 4-hour tour of Harghita. Visit a local sheepfold, taste local organic products, have lunch and a beer tasting at Csolosor Brewery, and observe wild bears at a local bear hide in Baile Tusnad. Overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 5 – Viscri church, traditional lunch, Rupea citadel and Bison farm in Aita Mare 
This day begins with a visit to the charming rural Viscri fortified church. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is an outstanding example of Saxon architecture and offers a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch in the local area. Later, you’ll visit the impressive Rupea Citadel, an ancient fortress that dates back to the 14th century. Then you’ll head to the Bison farm in Aita Mare and learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect this endangered species.

Day 6 – Muzeul Haszmann Pál & Farm Visits.
Visit Muzeul Haszmann Pál to learn about traditional farming methods and explore agricultural machinery. Observe the process of growing and harvesting organic produce at a vegetable farm in Covasna, and taste traditional homemade goods at Caten Farm.

Day 7 – Bran Castle, Laptareasa din Tohan Farm, Peles Palace & wine tasting 
You’ll begin this day with a visit to the world-famous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. This historic landmark offers a fascinating insight into the country’s history and mythology. Afterwards, you’ll visit Laptarea din Tohan Farm, which is known for producing organic milk, cheese, and sour cream. Afterwards, indulge in a tasting of the farm’s delicious offerings. Later you’ll visit Peles Palace, a beautiful castle nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, which offers an insight into the lavish lifestyle of the Romanian royals. Finally, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in Urlati. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 8 – Parliament Palace, Obor Market, Rosu Farm. 
Today in Bucharest you will visit the famous Parliament Palace, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world. Next, you will head to the Obor Market. After, you will enjoy a traditional lunch before heading to Cocosu Farm, where you will learn more about traditional Romanian agriculture and livestock. Finally, you will have some free time in Bucharest for shopping. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 9 – Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.

  • Flights departing from Dublin to Cluj & arriving from Bucharest to Dublin
  • 10kg carry-on bag included
  • Expert coaching and transport throughout
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 evening meals
  • A selection of farm visits
  • 2 nights in Sibiu at the Continental Forum Hotel 4*
  • 2 nights in Sighisoara at the Binderbubi Hotel & Spa 4*
  • 2 nights in Brasov at the Qosmo Hotel 4*
  • 2 nights in Bucharest at the Lido 4*
  • All entrance fees at tourist sites
  • Professional guide throughout

 

Booking Remarks
Booking Remarks: Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges. Single Room supplement of €330.00 on single rooms. Non-refundable / nontransferable deposit of €450.00 pps is required at time of booking. Balance due 10 weeks before departure. Price based on minimum of 40 people sharing. Price includes 10kg carry-on luggage. Optional insurance available from €44.00 (terms & conditions apply). If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed. You are authorising GTI Travel to act as your agent and we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the provider (travel provider) of the travel related service, including among others, airlines, hotels, insurance companies, coach hire companies, transfer companies and various destination management companies. You are bound by the travel provider’s terms and conditions of booking. We are acting as your agent in arranging your booking and the travel provider is the principal or the agent to the principal. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel. Flights, hotel, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change. Booking terms & conditions apply. Licenced by the Irish Aviation Authority TA 0533. E&OE.
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