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 $1,030
      CAD $1,120
      AUD $1,090
      EUR €755
      GBP £610
      NZD $1,220
      ZAR R10,965
      CHF FR915
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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 $1,030
    CAD $1,120
    AUD $1,090
    EUR €755
    GBP £610
    NZD $1,220
    ZAR R10,965
    CHF FR915
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $206
    CAD $224
    AUD $218
    EUR €151
    GBP £122
    NZD $244
    ZAR R2,193
    CHF FR183
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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 $1,030
      CAD $1,120
      AUD $1,090
      EUR €755
      GBP £610
      NZD $1,220
      ZAR R10,965
      CHF FR915
      *
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    • Original
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