Ice Hotel Experience Overview

Visit Romania with Intrepid Travel and encounter medieval towns, Dracula’s castle and what it’s like to stay in a hotel made from ice.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,055
      CAD $1,145
      AUD $1,125
      EUR €770
      GBP £625
      NZD $1,250
      ZAR R11,215
      CHF FR935
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-12-01 - 2015-12-31

Journey to Romania and discover the country’s picturesque countryside

Romania – the name conjures up images of medieval towns, quaint picturesque villages and Transylvanian castles ruled by the shadow of Dracula. On this trip you’ll get this all and more - plus the opportunity to overnight in a hotel fashioned exclusively from ice. Drive through the Prahova Valley to the former summer residence of Romanian royalty, visit one of Transylvania’s castles that gave rise to The Count’s legend and spend a night in a hotel unlike any other. One of Eastern Europe’s most reclusive countries, Romania is an experience waiting to happen.

  • Drive through the stunning scenery of the Prahova Valley
  • Pay a visit to Peles Castle
  • Explore the infamous lair of Count Dracula
  • Spend a night in the unique Ice Hotel

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Finish:

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (2 nts), Ice Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Cable car, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Bran Castle, Peles Castle

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    332kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see trip notes for more details.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,055
    CAD $1,145
    AUD $1,125
    EUR €770
    GBP £625
    NZD $1,250
    ZAR R11,215
    CHF FR935
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $211
    CAD $229
    AUD $225
    EUR €154
    GBP £125
    NZD $250
    ZAR R2,243
    CHF FR187
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About Romania

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Day 1 Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest, Romania’s rapidly modernising capital. Opt to get a sense of the city’s origins with a walk through the Lipscani District or perhaps check out the Arc de Triomphe; a scaled replica built to honour Romanian soldiers who served in World War I.

Day 2 Brasov

Wind through the exceptionally picturesque Prahova Valley en route to Peles Castle in Sinaia. Enjoy an evening in Brasov, a charmingly atmospheric city nestled in the Carpathian Mountains.

Day 3 Ice Hotel

Stop in for a tour of Bran Castle, rumoured one-time residence of Count Dracula and arguably Romania’s most famous landmark. Continue on to Fagaras for a surprisingly cosy night’s stay in the famous Ice Hotel. While inside temperatures hover around the zero degree centigrade mark, reindeer fur-lined chairs, specialist sleeping bags – and possibly a few cocktails – will keep you warm and snug.

Days 4-5 Bucharest

Visit the medieval town of Sibiu for a spot of pottering around its cobblestone streets and spacious central plazas. Return to Bucharest for another night before this trip comes to an end.
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    • WMSW
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,055
      CAD $1,145
      AUD $1,125
      EUR €770
      GBP £625
      NZD $1,250
      ZAR R11,215
      CHF FR935
      *
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    • Explorer
    • Original
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