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Tour of the Danube Delta and Historic Transylvania

Tour ID: 1081
Tour Theme: Active, Adventure and Wildlife Tours
Regions: Danube Delta, Transylvania
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
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Introduction:

Danube Delta Tour Romania
On this privately guided tour you will see a mix of historic and natural sights. Starting with a trip to the Danube Delta for bird watching, boat rides and more. After we will travel to Transylvania and discover its rich history in its castles and medieval towns.

After a night in Bucharest we start our journey to the Danube Delta. Arriving in the town of Tulcea for the first night stay in a Traditional guest house. The next few days we will discover the area with a private local guide specializing. Network of channels, lakes, lushly vegetated forests â? and a huge diversity of birds, presided over by the greatest of them all, the pelican..
Historic Transylvania Tour
In the second part we will visit and experience the region of old castles, medieval cities and fortresses in Southern Transylvania. Main Highlights: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Brasov â“ the old center, Harman and Prejmer â“ an example of saxon fortresses, Sighisoara â“ medieval citadel, Biertan fortress, The city of Sibiu â“ European Capital of Culture in 2007, Cozia and Horezu Monasteries..

Visit the Danube Delta and Historic Transylvania!!!


 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST
- Your English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up from your location in Bucharest (Hotel, Airport, etc...)
- Depending of your arrival time we can arrange a short tour of Bucharest â“ the Capital of Romania. Main highlights: House of Free Press, Government Palace, Revolution Square, Royal Palace, Atheneum, Parliament Palace or House of the People â“ the second largest building from the world after Pentagon.
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A: Crystal Palace Hotel ****
OPTION B: Casa Gabriela ***


Day 2:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST - TULCEA
- Breakfast
- Depart to Tulcea the start point for an amazing visit to the Danube Delta - declared the Natural Biosphere of the Danube Delta by UNESCO!
- Lunch enroute
- Arrival to Tulcea; the capital and gate way to the Danube Delta
- Dinner at accommodation
- Overnight in Tulcea
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A & B: Traditional Guesthouse
B


Day 3:
ROUTING: TULCEA - SULINA - IULIA CANAL - SONTEA - MILA 23
- Breakfast
- Prepare your eyes for a huge day of bird, watching crossing great lakes, and breathtaking canals
- Starting Tulcea by Sulina canal.Crossing Sulina canal, Iulia canal, Sontea
canal arriving in Mila 23 village.
- Visit in the village, sun set on Ligheanca lake
- Mila 23 is a small fishermen village situated in the heart of the Danube
Delta.
- A nice day for exploring, we could see some villages further along the
Danube river, nice
canals and lakes. Birds we can see today are herons, storks, king fishers,
pelicans, rollers, among others
- Lunch on boat, dinner and accommodation
- Overnight in Mila 23
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A & B: Traditional Guesthouse
B


Day 4:
ROUTING: MILA 23 - SONTEA - OLGUTZA - SIREASA - MILA 35 CANALS - TULCEA
- After the breakfast at the guest house, starting another nice day, return
to Tulcea town through Sontea, Olgutza, Sireasa, Mila 35 canals.
- A short break for coffee on Fortuna lake will be great.
- As for birds...full day for herons, swans, pelicans, egrets, white tailed
eagle and many others..
- Lunch on boat, dinner and accommodation
- Overnight in Tulcea
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A & B: Traditional Guesthouse
B


Day 5:
ROUTING: TULCEA - SINAIA
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Today we begin our journey to the Carpathian Mountains. It will be a full day of driving and we will be sure to include many interesting stops on the way with photo opportunities
- Lunch enroute
- Upon arrival to Sinaia you will be dropped off at your hotel
- 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:
OPTION A: Hotel Bastion****
OPTION B: Hotel***
B


Day 6:
ROUTING: SINAIA - BRAN - RASNOV - BRASOV
- Breakfast
- 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
- Then continuing to Bran Castle; the fictional "Dracula Castle"
- Why is Bran so famous? It is a rich village, situated 28 km from Brasov, the village commands the entrance to the pass of the same name, once the main route into Wallachia .
- The Saxons from Brasov built a castle here in 1377 â“ 1382 to safeguard this vital trade artery and although what's now stated on every tourist brochure as Dracula's Castle. It has only few associations with Vlad the Impaler â“ it is said that he sieged it in 1460 on an attack of the land of Bran.
- One of its famous residents was Queen Marie of Romania, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and married to prince Ferdinand in 1893.
- Today this region is full of beautiful guesthouses, the landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the country
- Visit to the castle
- After we will go to Rasnov to visit the Peasant Citadel (fort in ruins) founded in 1225 by the Teutonic Knights, with beautiful mountains of the Barsei land
- Ending the day in the Medieval Town of Brasov; one of the most historical towns of Transylvania and the most visited in Romania
- Evening at your leisure
- Overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***
B


Day 6:
ROUTING: BRASOV - HARMAN - PREJMER - SIGHISOARA
- Breakfast
- Visit the old center of Brasov. Black Church â“ the biggest religios building from South-East of Europe, The Black and White Towers, Ecaterinaâ™s Gate, Weaverâ™s Bastion, The Ropeâ™s Street, Council Square are the most important sites to be seen.
- Then we will visit the Harman Fortified Church; a Roman basilica with Gothic elements. The west tower, chapels and water moat still maintain this era today. Inside you can find paintings dated back to the 13th century
- After we go to Prejmer to see another near buy Fortified Chruch
- Prejmer fortified church is the biggest fortress of its kind from East Europe built in the 14th century. The fortress has double walls and dungeons. Inside its walls there is a church, but the interesting thing here is the honeycomb like inner wall. Every family had one small room for sheltering in case the village was attacked.
- Continuing to Sighisoara. Enroute we can admire the old saxon architecture in the villages, the church and citadel from Saschiz, the citadel of Rupea, etc...
- End the day in Sighisoara
- Evening at your leisure
- Overnight in Sighisoara
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel Sighisoara ***
Option B: Poenita Hotel ***
B


Day 7:
ROUTING: SIGHISOARA - BIERTAN - MEDIAS - SLIMNIC - SIBIU
- Breakfast
- Visit Sighisoara (UNESCO) "The Pearl of Transylvania" a wonderful medieval city where you can still enjoy the medieval atmosphere. Visits to the Clock Tower and History Museum, Birthplace House of Vlad the Impaler, Covered Stairs, Church on the Hill, etc..
- Then we continue to explore a region with beautiful Saxon citadels and fortresses.
- Stop at Biertan (UNESCO) for the Saxon fortified church from here second largest from south-east of Europe and at Slimnic to see the old Saxon fortress.
- Arriving in Sibiu and visit the old center of the city. Sibiu was The European Capital of Culture in 2007. Main highlights: Little Square and Grand Square, Evanghelical Cathedral, Lierâ™s Bridge, Bruckental Museum, defensive towers and fortifications, etc...
- Overnight in Sibiu
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A: Ramada Hotel ****
OPTION B: Zorba Guesthouse ***
B


Day 8:
ROUTING: SIBIU - COZIA - HOREZU - BUCHAREST
- Breakfast
- Today we start the route back to Bucharest through a road with amazing landscape of the mountains mixed with cultural sites like Cozia and Horezu Monasteries.
- Cozia Monastery, erected by Mircea cel Bătrân in 1388 and boasting his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania. Wall facets' decorations with original stone rosettes and frames display early Byzantine influence. Of great value is the hospital church, 'bolniţa' (1543), with original well-preserved indoor frescoes like the votive portrait of ruler Mircea cel Bătrân and his sons. Cozia was painted between 1390 and 1931. Some of the original frescoes (1390) are still well preserved. The monastery features a museum of exhibiting old art: icons, old manuscripts and prints, embroideries and objects of worship.
- The Monastery of Horezu was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu in the town of Horezu, Wallachia, Romania. It is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovean" style, known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works. The town of Horezu is well known for its people who make pottery and present it at an annual fair. There are special traditions which have been well preserved.
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION:
OPTION A: Crystal Palace Hotel ****
OPTION B: Casa Gabriela ***


Day 8:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST
- Breakfast
- Transfer to Bucharest Airport and final good-bye from your Romanian Specialist Tour Guide or continue this tour to Bulgaria with our partners, for more details click here


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Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Prices available upon request...
 

The Tour Includes:
- 8 nights accommodation as listed in the itinerary
- (B) Breakfast daily, except on the day of arrival
- English-Speaking Specialist driver/guide for the duration of the tour
- Transportation by car/minivan
- Local taxes

Not Included:
- Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities
- Entrance fees for the Castles and Monastery
- Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..
- Insurance


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