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Uncovering Dracula, Historic Transylvania and the Black Sea Coast Vacation

Tour ID: 1013
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
Regions: Transylvania, Black Sea Coast
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
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Introduction:

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On this tour you will discover historic medieval towns in Transylvania, most relating to Vlad Tepes aka Dracula. Starting off in Sinaia with its breathtaking mountain scenery and magnificent Palace of Peles. Then we will continue on our trail of Dracula and visit Bran Castle, often referred to as Dracula's Castle. After the historic capital of Transylvania, Brasov. Next on to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Dracula and one of the only still inhabited medieval citadels in Europe. Then accross to Sibiu, another historic gem of Transylvania. On our journey you will be staying in some of the most well preserved medieval towns in Europe; such as Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu and Targoviste.
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After we will then head down to the Black Sea coast where you will have the remainder of your vacation relaxing on the beach, taking in the spa facilities, and enjoying the nightlife. During this time you will also get a chance to taste the sweet wine of Murfatlar, which is one of the highest producing wineries in Romania.

A Perfect mix of Medieval Towns and Beach Resorts!!!


 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST - SINAIA
- Your English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up from your location in Bucharest (Hotel, Airport, etc...)
- We will then depart for Sinaia, the entry point to the Carpathian Mountains
- Sinaia is one of Romania's most important mountain resort towns. Known as the "Pearl of the Carpathians" for its breathtaking natural surroundings
- You will have the first evening on your own to experience the town's many unique and traditional bars and restaurants.
- Overnight in Sinaia

ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL or GUEST HOUSE 4*



Day 2:
ROUTING: SINAIA - BRAN - BRASOV
- Breakfast in hotel
- This morning you will enjoy an intensive tour of Peles Palace; a stunning Renaissance style palace built by royalty in 1878, inside it contains an impressive collection of medieval arms
- Depart for Bran
- Tour of Bran Castle; the fictional "Dracula Castle"
- Ending the day in the Medieval Town of Brasov; one of the most historical towns of Transylvania and the most visited in Romania
- Overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL or GUEST HOUSE 4*


Day 3:
ROUTING: BRASOV - SIGHISOARA
- Breakfast in hotel
- Morning tour of Brasov; see the towns Black Church, Defensive walls and take a stroll down Piata Sfatului ending the tour on Mount Tampa and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the city
- In the afternoon we will depart for Sighisoara; the birthplace of Dracula
- overnight in Sighisoara
ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL or GUEST HOUSE 3*


Day 4:
ROUTING: SIGHISOARA - SIBIU
- Breakfast in hotel
- Morning tour of Sighisoara; visit of the citadel and its clock tower
- For lunch you will enjoy a traditional Romanian meal in the restaurant that was the house where Dracula was born (*meal not included, can pay direct)
- In the afternoon we will depart for Sibiu; one of the most impressive fortified towns in Romania voted the "European Capital of Culture" in 2007, together with Luxemburg.
- Dinner and overnight in Sibiu
ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL or GUEST HOUSE 3*


Day 5:
ROUTING: SIBIU - TARGOVISTE - BUCHAREST
- Breakfast in hotel
- Morning tour of Sibiu and its old town
- Then we will depart for Targoviste and Princely Court; home to Vlad Tepes' real palace
- After we then continue to Bucharest
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL or GUEST HOUSE  4*


Day 6:
ROUTING: TARGOVISTE - PLOIESTI - MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA)
- Breakfast in hotel
- Depart for the Black Sea
- Upon arrival check in hotel and free time
- Overnight on the Black Sea
ACCOMMODATION: BEACHFRONT HOTEL 4*


Day 7:
ROUTING: MANGALIA - CONSTANTA - MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA)
- Breakfast in hotel
DAY TOUR ADD-ON OPTION (*not included, inquire for details)
- In the Old City, with an excellent and arranged alley on a cliff, that goes near to the Old Casino. Building and Aquarium, and next descending to the "Modern" beach, where Tomis port is situated. This is the only place from where you might see yachts came from different part of the world, from where many excursions on the Black Sea begins. The several restaurants on the board of the sea will give you comfortable and relaxing moments, offering excellent view over the city and extraordinary fish menu.
- Arriving to Ovidius Plaza, dominated by a statue of the Latin poet , we shall admire The
Archaeology Museum (open Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm). Next door to the museum in a glass
building is The Roman Edifice with Mosaic , a gigantic 2,300 sq.ft. (700 sq.m.) Roman mosaic
floor from the 6th century.
- After leaving the Ovidius Plaza, we shall drive for another 5 minutes to Saints Paul and Peter Orthodox Cathedral. Built in 1883-1885 by the designs of the architect Ion Mincu, was blessed on 22nd May 1895 because of paintings nonconformist paintings (the faces in the icons looked like authorities'); thus, the famous painter G.D. Mirea made the necessary changes..
- Return to hotel at the end of the day
- Overnight on the Black Sea
ACCOMMODATION: BEACHFRONT HOTEL 4*


Day 8:
ROUTING: MANGALIA - HISTRIA - MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA)
- Breakfast in hotel
DAY TOUR ADD-ON OPTION (*not included, inquire for details)
- On the shore of the lake Sinoe, in the Northern part of Istria peninsula, 2.600 years ago was raised the city if Histria, founded by the Greek merchants and navigators in order to trade with the native Getae. Olive oil, wines, Greek valuable objects were changed on cereals, honey, wax, beef skins, salted fish s.o. Histria (in Greek is from the name of the river Danube - Istros) was properous and developed for 8 centuries. The settlement had strong defence wall, collected the water by apeducts 20 km long, had the streets covered with stones, and had populated sport institutions (gymnasion) and cultural ones (museion) with strong activities. Between 1st and 3rd centuries A.C. the Romans take over these places (Dobrogea from today). In this period, are built temples for the Roman gods, public bath, beautiful houses for the wealthy citizens. The Halmyris bay where was the city begin to close by the sand and slowly the acces to the Black Sea was cut. Even so the trade on see was made till the 6th century. The invasion of the Avars destroys almost entirely the fortress, and the people is forced to go in safer places. The name and the city disapears. Histria, the oldest urban settlement from our country, was descovered and brought to light in 1914 by the excavations of the great historian and archaeologist Vasile Parvan.
- Return to hotel at the end of the day
- Overnight on the Black Sea
ACCOMMODATION: BEACHFRONT HOTEL 4*


Day 9:
ROUTING: MANGALIA - HISTRIA - MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA)
- Breakfast in hotel
DAY TOUR ADD-ON OPTION (*not included, inquire for details)
- Crossing the Carasu Valley, the route leads us to a unique landscape, the road being bordered
on both sides with vineyards and orchards. At 24 km from Constanta â“ Murfatlar Vineyard
stands as one of the most important sightseeing spots, well-known in Romania for the
remarkable quality of the wine sorts produced, such as : Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir,
Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Traminer, Italian Riesling.
Placed in the middle of the vineyards, in a charming natural setting, the tourist center of
Murfatlar Vineyard offers the tourists unforgettable moments. Tasting the wines and delicious
traditional cuisine gently blend with the history of the Romanian wine.
- Return to hotel at the end of the day
- Overnight on the Black Sea
ACCOMMODATION: BEACHFRONT HOTEL 4*



Day 10:

ROUTING: MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA)
- You will have these days free to spend to relax on the beach, in the local spa and health resort, and enjoy the local bar and restaurant scene
ACCOMMODATION: BEACHFRONT HOTEL 4*


Day 11:
ROUTING: MANGALIA or MAMAIA  (BLACK SEA) - BUCHAREST
- Breakfast in hotel
- In the morning we will depart for Bucharest
- lunch
- tour of the city in Bucharest with a visit to the Patriarchy, the National History Museum (the Treasury Room)
- Dinner in town
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION: CITY CENTER HOTEL 3*


Day 12:
ROUTING:
- Breakfast in hotel
- Transfer to Airport


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Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Prices available upon request...
 

The Tour Includes:
-
11 nights accommodation hotels 3* and 4*
- (B) Breakfast Daily, Except on the day of arrival
- Private English-Speaking Specialist tour guide for 5 days through your Transylvania Tour
- Transfers with English-Speaking Driver to/from Bucharest to the Black Sea
- Private English-Speaking Specialist tour guide for half day tour of Bucharest and Airport transfer out on the last day
- Local Taxes

Not Included:
- Airfare
- Additional Tour Add-ons (*inquire for details)
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities
- Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..
- Insurance


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