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.

Budapest, Hungary
Bucharest, Romania
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
128kg pp per trip


  • 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


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2017

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


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