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Welcome to Bucharest, known as "Little Paris. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Meal: Dinner

Get acquainted with the Romanian capital on a sightseeing tour. Visit the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world and a National Treasure. Learn how the Romanian people finally succeeded in toppling the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe at the Revolution Square. The tour will also bring you to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch, and the Village Museum. The rest of the day is free. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Depart Bucharest to visit the beautiful 17th-century Sinaia Monastery and view the Peles Castle, built as the summer residence of King Carol I. On to Bran for a visit to Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the sinister vampire, Count Dracula. Continue toward Brasov for the night. (B, D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Walking tour of Brasov includes a visit to the First Romanian School Museum with an impressive collection of rare books, documents, and art. On to Sighisoara, to visit the best-preserved medieval city in southeastern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the visit the famous Clock Tower Museum. We will end the day in Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. See the Huet Square, the Great Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, Liar's Bridge and more. Transfer for dinner at a local farmhouse in the village of Sibiel. Return to Sibiu for the night. (B, D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Continue our journey via Hunedoara, where we visit one of the largest European castles: the Corvinesti Castle. On to Turnu Severin. Orientation tour before we check in to our hotel. Dinner, overnight. (B, D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Drive towards the Djerdap, and cross the border of Serbia. On for a cruise through the gorge, seeing the most beautiful sections of the Danube river. Continue to Golubac Fortress, to visit the fortified ten- tower town located on the hill slope, overlooking the Danube River. We end the day in Belgrade. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast, full day excursion from Belgrade: Our first stop is Krusedol monastery, founded in the beginning of the 16th century and considered one of Serbia's most significant monasteries. Continue to Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque town with its baroque and neoclassical houses and buildings. After orientation tour, we will departure to one of famous local wineries for lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, we visit the intriguing Petrovaradin fortress, with its underground trenches and tunnels. The last stop is the city of Novi Sad, where will have a quick orientation tour and some free time before returning to Belgrade and your hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B,L)

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You’ll also see Republic Square and Knez Mihailova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Continue to Avala. The rest of the day is free. In the afternoon, Optional excursion to Topola, where George Petrovic, better known by his sobriquet Karadjordje, was chosen as the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. A very short drive away is the local St. George's Church, also known as Oplenac, the burial place of the Ducal and Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia. After a lunch break (on own), we are going back to Belgrade. Evening is on own. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Leave Belgrade towards Zagreb, Croatia. Dinner, overnight. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Included Features:
• First class hotels
• Arrival transfer Bucharest airport to hotel on day 1
• Departure transfer hotel to Zagreb airport on day 11
• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
• Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
• Professional Tour Director throughout
• Luggage handling (1 pc per person)
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Bucharest
• Brasov
• Sighisoara
• Sibiu
• Horezu
• Craiova
• Novi Sad
• Belgrade
• Zagreb

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

Hotels:
• Bucharest: Hilton Garden Inn (F) or similar
• Brasov: Aro Palace (F) or similar
• Sibiu: Continental Forum/ Golden Tulip (SF) or similar
• Turnu Severin: Continental Drobeta (SF) or similar
• Belgrade: Hotel Moskva/ Courtyard by Marriott (F) or similar
• Zagreb: Zonar (F) or similar

NOTE: Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Bucharest-Brasov-Sibiu-Craiova-Belgrade-Zagreb

Fixed Departure
20 Jul, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 4,911 P P twin share
AUD 6,453 P P single
AVAILABLE

31 Aug, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 4,911 P P twin share
AUD 6,453 P P single
AVAILABLE

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