Explore Eastern Europe's Hungary and Romania

From the beautiful Baroque churches of Budapest to the haunted castles of Transylvania, this ten-day journey across Hungary and Romania provides a fascinating insight into an intriguing region. Learn about the failed Turkish invasion of Eger and take a wine cellar tour in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Become acquainted with traditional Romanian culture and customs in Maramures. Tour the medieval churches of Brasov, dine with a local family on an overnight homestay in Viscri and visit Bucharest's 12-storey Palace of Parliament. This jam-packed journey makes for a perfect introduction to two Eastern European treasures.

Start
Budapest, Hungary
Finish
Bucharest, Romania
Countries
Hungary,
Romania
Themes
Explorer
Code
WMSB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
128kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Unwind in beautiful Budapest
  • Sample Hungarian wine in Eger
  • Experience traditional peasant life in a Maramures village
  • Learn spooky stories while travelling through Transylvania
  • Get spooked at Dracula's Castle near Brasov
  • Delve into a communist past in Bucharest

Itinerary

Get the adventure underway in Budapest and be greeted by elegant architecture and a bubbly nightlife.
Investigate Eger Castle in the lovely Baroque town of the same name. Sample excellent local drops at a wine tasting and perhaps have a singalong with local folk musicians.
Call into the attractive city of Debrecen before hopping across the border into Romania. Gain a firsthand experience of peasant culture in provincial Maramures.
Be spooked by the bloodcurdling myths that surround Transylvania, perhaps enjoying a meal at Casa Dracula or venturing up to the clock tower.
Arrive in Viscri and learn about the Sock Project, a warming initiative which supports the local community. Dine with a local family and try to pick up a few tidbits of the Romanian language.
Head to medieval Brasov, a town flanked by mountains and city walls that boast a collection of ornate buildings including the impressive 14th-century Biserica Neagra.
Travel on to Bucharest, where a guided tour visits the expansive Piata Unirii Square and prodigious 12-storey Palace of Parliament, supposedly the largest civilian administrative building in the world.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts3 dinners
Transport
Bus, Metro, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train, Tram
Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (4 nights), Pension (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Maramures - Guided tour
  • Wine Tasting

Dates

Warning!

There are no departures to display at this moment.

{{departure_day.departure_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}} {{departure_day.arrival_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}}

Style: {{departure.style}}

Boat/Ship: {{departure.vehicle_name}}
On sale Hot deal Departure guaranteed On request
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.base_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.discount_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
Fully booked Bookings closed

Total price per person {{room.room_type | lowercase}}
Includes {{departure.kitty_currency_code}} {{departure.kitty | noFractionCurrency:departure.kitty_currency_symbol}} kitty
Includes {{extra.extras_code}} {{extra.extras_symbol}}{{extra.extras_value}} in local payments Single supplement available for {{product.currency_code}} {{departure.single_supp | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}

Contact us to arrange an alternative departure for you

Book {{departure.places_left}} spaces left! space left!


Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

Trip notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View trip notes

Reviews

Our Budapest to Bucharest trips score an average of 4.93 out of 5 based on 29 reviews in the last year.

Budapest to Bucharest , July 2015

Budapest to Bucharest , June 2015