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11 Days | Grand castles, medieval towns and revolutionary history in Romania.

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Travel across the border from Belgrade, through the heart of Transylvania and on to Bucharest on an 11-day small group tour led by a locally-based leader. From medieval fortresses and fairytale castles to vampiric lore and enchanting old towns, this 11-day Premium journey will reveal Romania’s top sights and lesser-known charms. Marvel at endless mountain scenery, descend into an otherworldly salt mine, discover centuries of history and so much more in Romania.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Belgrade To Bucharest including Romania and Serbia
Start
Belgrade, Serbia
Finish
Bucharest, Romania
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Serbia, Romania
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
WMPB
This trip generates 36.55 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Step into another world as you walk through ancient halls and hear the myths and legends surrounding some of the most impressive castles in Eastern Europe - Hunedoara, Bran and Peles.
  • Dine like royalty in Azuga, where you’ll share lunch with bubbles after a tour of the town’s winery – the sparkling tipples were the favourite of Romania’s last monarch, King Michael I.
  • Dive deep into one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, in use for about 2,000 years. Spanning more than 43 kilometers Turda Salt Mine contains a huge array of attractions - from an amusement park to a contemporary art museum to an underground lake.
  • Explore the charming cobbled streets and medieval marvels of Sighisoara – a UNESCO World Heritage city with historical churches, quaint cafes and museums, and a deep history dating back to the Romans.
  • Discover the Transylvanian Saxon villages of Malancrav, Medias and Biertan - home to historic fortified churches, timeless rural traditions, and fairytale scenery.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Premium Belgrade To Bucharest including Romania and Serbia

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (9 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Timisoara - City Tour
  • Sibiu - Evening Walking Tour
  • Hunedoara - Castle Tour
  • Sibiu - ASTRA Village Museum
  • Alba Lulia - Citadel Tour
  • Turda - Salt Mines Tour
  • Malancrav - Village Stop
  • Medias - Town Stop
  • Biertan - Town Stop
  • Sighisoara - Walking Tour
  • Rupea - Fortress Stop
  • Bran Castle - Tour
  • Mount Tampa - Cable Car
  • Brasov - Walking Tour
  • Peles - Castle Visit
  • Azuga - Winery Tour and Tasting with Lunch
Add on activities
  • Belgrade - Military Museum - RSD350
  • Belgrade - Ethnographic Museum - RSD300
  • Belgrade - Nikola Tesla Museum - RSD800
  • Belgrade - Museum of Yugoslav History - RSD400
  • Belgrade - House of Flowers - RSD400
  • Belgrade - Danube River Cruise - RSD800
  • Belgrade - National Museum - RSD300
  • Sibiu - Brukenthal Palace National Museum - RON39
  • Sibiu Museum of Contemporary Art - RON12
  • Sibiu - Holy Trinity Cathedral - Free
  • Bucharest - Village Museum - RON30
  • Bucharest - Bike Tour - EUR25
  • Bucharest - Former Ceauşescu Residence - RON55
  • Bucharest - Romanian Athenaeum - RON10
  • Bucharest - Palace of Parliament Tour - RON60
  • Bucharest - Urban Adventures Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Tour - EUR75

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Libby · Traveled July 2023
Totally concur with David ‘s comments . Romania was unexpectedly engaging and thoroughly enjoyable . The towns we visited had intriguing histories – past and recent. Raluca was the most delightful guide with a real passion for her country and preservation of its traditions and environment. There was an interesting variety of accommodation which was well chosen for location/character.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

David · Traveled July 2023
Romania (Transylvania) is a real surprise - forget your preconceptions. Rich history and culture, beautiful towns and countryside, and varied cuisine. All brought to life by a superbly organised small group tour offering a real insight into the country. Led in our case by Raluca Bolnavu, the perfect guide in every way
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Walter · Traveled July 2023
Review submitted 18 Jul 2023
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