Take a bite out of Transylvania

Take a bite out of Transylvania

Take a bite out of Transylvania

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Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia in the 15th century, was Bram Stokers inspiration for his book “Dracula”, one of the most famous books of all time, and Romania has turned this over night success with this creepy vampire story into a country full of mystical and mysterious adventures! Experience a journey through Transylvania, also called Siebenbürgen, located in the centre of today’s Romania. Visitors can discover the beauty of the area for a holiday they will never forget! Impressive cities such as Belgrade and Budapest invite you to discover ancient lands and show you how versatile Europe can be. Discover a land of sinister myths and find the truth about vampires, werewolves and witches of Transylvania along with the jewels of European cities.

 

Hotel Expo Congress, Budapest * * * *

www.expohotelbudapest.com

 

Hotel Lido, Timisoara * * * *

www.hotel-lido.ro

 

Hotel Golden Tulip, Sibiu * * * *

www.goldentulipsibiu.ro

 

Hotel Ramada, Brasov * * * *

www.ramadabrasov.ro

 

Hotel Cluj Napoca, Cluj Napoca * * * *

www.hotelnapoca.ro

Day 1

Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight half board accommodation.

Day 2

After breakfast we complete the journey and check in to our second overnight hotel with half board accommodation.

Day 3

We continue our journey to Budapest to meet our tour guide and check into our hotel for dinner.

Day 4

Today we continue your adventure into Eastern Europe to beautiful Timisoara also known as “Little Vienna”. It’s famed for being a city of flowers, parks and roses. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour within the city walls and discover its three main squares, Victory, Liberty and Union. After some free time enjoy dinner at a local tavern in the city.

Day 5

After breakfast a scenic drive will take you through the picturesque countryside and to the breath -taking mountain landscapes. Stop in Hunedoara to discover the Hunyadi Castle. The castle is said to have been the place where Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned for a while, and legends about ghosts haunting it still go around. After the tour we head to Sibiu - also known as Hermannstadt. Join your tour guide for a walk through this amazing city! Sibiu, listed by Forbes in top 10 most idyllic places to live in the whole world. The walk starts at the Grand Square where you will find the Catholic Church, the City Hall and the Brukenthal Palace, it continues with Liar’s Bridge, the Small Square and Huet Square. Dinner will take place at a local restaurant with Romanian Specialties!

Day 6

You will have some time for a stroll through Sibiu before we continue for a well deserved break at the Brukenthal Palace in Avrig and enjoy coffee and cake. Today´s highlight is a visit to Bran and the famous Dracula’s castle. Built in the 14th century, the castle houses a museum dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania. Enjoy the panoramic view from its rooftop looking into Transylvania and hear the truth about Dracula. Transfer to Brasov. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7

Enjoy a walking tour in Brasov, also called the „Crown of Transylvania”. Discover the beautiful colourful old town with the Council Square and the Black Church, the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul. Transfer to Sighisoara, the birth place of count Dracula. Sighisoara was settled by the Germans in the 13th century and it is one of the still inhabited medieval fortresses in the whole world, being also protected by the UNESCO. During the walking tour you will see the Clock Tower and the birth house of Dracula’s vampire and you will visit the Church on the Hill. Scenic drive to Cluj Napoca. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8

This morning enjoy a walking tour in the Old Town of Cluj Napoca and discover its landmarks, Michael’s Church, built in the 14th century in a gothic style. See also the statue of Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary. Continue to Debrecen, which is the second largest city in Hungary. Debrecen is the city of a flourishing bath culture and a distinctive health centre as well. Continue to Budapest, check into our hotel for dinner.

Day 9

Your city guide will show you secrets of this impressive city, split into two by the River Danube. Buda, lying on the hills is home to the impressive Fishermen’s Bastion (entrance included), the “Citadel” and the Heroes’ Square. Budapest has many cobbled streets and shopping lanes, the famous Opera House and the Parliament. This evening enjoy a typical Hungarian Czardas Folklore evening including a traditional dinner and Gypsy music.

Day 10

Sadly its time to bid farewell to Budapest and make our way to our overnight stop for half board accommodation.

Day 11

We travel to our next overnight half board accommodation.

Day 12

Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

Please Note:

Please note: While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Door to door pick up

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 4 overnights half board accommodation

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast in Budapest

  • 1 night bed & breakfast in Timisoara

  • 1 night bed & breakfast in Sibiu

  • 1 night bed & breakfast in Brasov

  • 1 night bed & breakfast in Cluj Napoca

  • 2 dinners at hotel in Budapest

  • Hungarian Czardas Folklore Evening (3 course dinner & live music)

  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Timisoara (3 course)

  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Sibiu (3 course)

  • 1 dinner at hotel in Brasov (3 course)

  • 1 dinner at your hotel in Cluj Napoca (3 course)

  • Coffee & cake at the Brukenthal Summer Residence in Avrig

  • Guided walking tour in Timisoara

  • Entrance & tour of Hunyadi Castle

  • Guided walking tour in Sibiu

  • Guided walking tour in Brasov

  • Entrance & tour Dracula´s Castle in Bran

  • Guided walking tour in Sighisoara

  • Guided city tour in Cluj Napoca

  • Guided city tour in Budapest

  • Tour Guide for the whole duration of the tour

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Departure Dates

2nd Jul 12 days £1229

1st Oct 12 days £1169

 

Single room supplement £225

 

For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 92

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Chepstow Bus Station Chepstow Bus Station
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dover Docks (WHERE USED) Dover Docks (WHERE USED - Eastern Entrance)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Llantwit Depot Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station
(May be a Taxi)
Kilgetty Information Ctr Kilgetty Information Ctr (Community centre)
Bottom of James Park
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Lydney Bus Station Lydney Bus Station, Hams Road
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Monmouth - Cinderhill St Monmouth - Cinderhill Street Bus stop
NORTHBOUND TOURS ONLY
Narberth - Town Moor Narberth Bus Stop - Town Moor Car Park
Opposite the Primary School
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Ross on Wye Bus Station Ross on Wye Bus Station
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Whitland North Road Whitland North Road Car Park

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