Bucharest – “The Little Paris”
Sinaia – Bucharest 06 Days/ 05 Nights
Validity – 20 December 18
Day 01 Arrival Bucharest – Sinaia
Arrival at the international airport of Bucharest, meet the guide and transfer to your hotel in Sinaia, the winter ski resort located at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains. After you check into your room, your guide will lead a brief orientation tour of the neighbourhood of your hotel. Time to explore more of Sinaia or simply relaxing.
Overnight in Sinaia
Day 02 Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Sinaia
The Bran Castle often referred to as Dracula’s Castle. Prince Vlad Tepes, the son of Vlad Dracul and the person who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, used this castle as headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania. Vlad Tepes ruled in the 15th century and became known as “Vlad the Impaler” for his practice of impaling enemies of the kingdom, which was greatly threatened by the Ottoman Turks at the time.
Stoker’s work of fiction drew inspiration from this bloody practice, the family name, and the castle-dotted mountain landscape of Transylvania. Bran castle was built in 1377 to protect nearby Brasov from invaders. It also served as a customs station. In 1920, the people of Brasov, who owned the castle, offered it as a gift to Queen Maria of Romania, and the castle soon became her favourite residence.
Bran is home to a collection of Romanian and foreign furniture and art items from the 14th – 19th centuries. The castle sits high atop a 200-foot-tall rock overlooking the picturesque village of Bran. After breakfast join us for transfer and an included city tour of Brasov, both a medieval fortress-like city and a modern one.
Brasov remains the same beautiful city, no matter the season. It is just a change in colour – the flavour is the same.
Overnight in Sinaia.
Day 03 Sinaia – Bucharest.
Sinaia, one of the most famous resort destinations in Eastern Europe. You tour the Peles Castle. Set dramatically in the hills above Sinaia, this 160 – room palace, built in German Renaissance style, was completed in 1914 for the first Hohenzollern king of Romania, Carol I.
The castle was the king’s attempt to imitate the styles of his former homeland, creating a Bavarian setting in the mountains of Romania. The castle’s sculpture terraces, art displays, and historic armories make it one of Romania’s most important and beautiful museums. The palace is ornately decorated, inside and out, with intricate woodcarvings and paintings of scenes from Wagner’s operas. Fortunately, as you’ll see, it is one of the best – preserved royal palaces in Europe. Transfer to Bucharest, free time to relax before dinner.
Overnight at Bucharest.
Day 04 Bucharest
In the morning, you proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Bucharest, Romania’s capital. Bucharest is an old city that has served as the capital of Wallachia and later Romania since 1659. Today, it is noted for its broad, tree – lined boulevards, well – kept parks, and mix of architectural styles that combine neo – Classical structures with monumental 20th – century edifices (the latter built for the most part to satisfy the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The capital is often referred to as “the Little Paris” because of the wide boulevards.
You’ll view the Arc de Triomphe commemorating the exploits of World War I soldiers, drive along Victory Avenue, to Revolution Square, where recent events in history are inscribed, visit to the Village Museum an open-air museum, a place where since 1935 peasant houses and house-holds were brought here, piece by piece, alongside with everything they contained – kitchen, objects, textures, and so on.
Overnight at Bucharest.
Day 05 Bucharest
You will continue discovering Romania’s capital. The city tour will give you the opportunity to admire the Revolution square (where the 1989 anti – Communist revolt went nationwide) and the Romanian Patriarch’s Church. You will also enjoy a guided tour of the Palace of Parliament (the world’s second largest building, after the U.S.Pentagon. Free time for shopping, relax or discover on your own the charm of Bucharest.
Overnight at Bucharest.
Day 06 Bucharest – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport to connect you flight to onward destination.
Per person on twin sharing basis EUR 1,150.00
Tour price includes
- 02 nights’ accommodation at Palace Hotel or similar in Sinaia with breakfast.
- 03 nights’ accommodation at Ambasador hotel or similar in Bucharest with breakfast.
- Return airport transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa by private vehicle.
- All intercity transfers from Bucharest to Sinaia and back by private vehicle.
- All sightseeing on private basis as per the itinerary with the services of English speaking guide
- 1 lunch in Bran/ Moeciu area.
Tour Price does not include
- Flight tickets.
- Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips and gratitude
- Tour cost is based on the best available prices at the time of costing and are subject to available at the time of booking.
- High Season Surcharge will be applied wherever applicable.