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Program Type

Private touring

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Bulgaria! Pick up and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Sofia. (O)

Morning tour of the capital of Bulgaria. This historic city is considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is known by wide and neatly paved streets and colorful trams. Do not miss the famous Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Rotunda of St George and the monument to Vasil Levski, the national hero and major revolutionary figure. In the afternoon, visit of the picturesque Rila mountain range. You will visit the most beautiful medieval monastery in Bulgaria, famously known for its wall paintings. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Sofia. (B)

Transfer towards Veliko Tarnovo. On the way a stop and visit of the town Plovdiv. The town is known as Bulgaria’s hidden gem. It is situated between two vast mountain ranges along what in centuries past was a crucial inland route from Western Europe to Asia. Fall in love with its romantic old town, packed with colorful and creaky 19th century mansions. Do not miss the Roman theater and Ethnographical Museum of Plovdiv. Continue to Veliko Tarnovo. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo. (B)

In the morning, explore the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo, known for fortified walls and cobbled lanes. The town has as its centerpiece the magnificent restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Afternoon transfer to Sinaia in Romania. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Sinaia. (B)

In the morning, visit of Peles Castle, a masterpiece which was built by King Carol I and served as the summer residence. It is a dream of hidden passages, fairy-tale turrets, vertiginous galleries and classical statues. Continue visit to Sinaia Monastery whose history goes back 300 years and is one of the oldest monasteries in the country. After the visit, transfer to Sighisoara. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Sighisoara. (B)

Morning tour of medieval town of Sighisoara with pastel-colored buildings, stony lanes and medieval towers and the UNESCO-protected old town. The town is known by notorious ruler Vlad Tepes who is now better remembered as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula. Transfer towards Gura Humorului with a quick stop at town of Bistrita. Upon arrival to Gura Humorului check in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Gura Humorului. (B)

A day dedicated to visit the famous painted monasteries of Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita. Painted monasteries are among the most picturesque treasures of Romania. Their exterior walls are decorated with 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring religious symbols and stories. Overnight in Gura Humorului. (B)

Morning transfer towards Prejmer to visit the fortified church of Prejmer. The church in the largest fortified church in southeastern Europe. The building is endowed with bastions, drawbridges and secret subterranean passage. Continue to Brasov. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Brasov. (B)

Morning walking tour of Brasov. The town is ruled by medieval watchtowers, gothic spires with a mixture of baroque buildings and churches. Enjoy the easy-going vibes of the city. Continue to Bran Castle. The castle is famous for its imposing towers and turrets as well as the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Brasov. (B)

Transfer to Bucharest. Upon arrival walking tour of Bucharest. The capital is also names the “little Paris” and is the 10th biggest capital of Europe. It boasts with arch of triumph, the Romanian parliament, opera house and philharmonics. Check-in and overnight in the hotel. (B)

After breakfast departure transfer to Bucharest airport, train or bus station. (B)

Inclusions

10 nights in double or twin bedded or single rooms in your selected hotels 4*/3* or similar; hotel taxes
10 breakfasts (B)
Arrival and departure transfers
Entrances as per program when indicated in bold letters
Sightseeing tours as per program with English speaking guides
Touring with air-conditioned car or van from day 2 to day 10 (depending on group size)

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotel Accommodation:
SOFIA hotel type Best Western City Hotel 4* or similar
VELIKO TARNOVO hotel type Grand Yantra Hotel 4* or similar
SINAIA hotel type New Montana Hotel 4* or similar
SIGHISOARA hotel type Hotel Sighisoara 3* or similar
GURA HUMORULUI hotel type Hilde’s Residence 4* or similar
BRASOV hotel type Casa Wagner Hotel 3* or similar
BUCHAREST hotel type Central Hotel 4* or similar

Trip Highlights

Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo – Sinaia – Sighisoara – Gura Humorului – Brasov - Bucharest

Departure Period

05 Jan, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 4,502 P P twin share

01 Apr, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 4,558 P P twin share

01 Oct, 2021 to 20 Dec, 2021
AUD 4,502 P P twin share

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