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Best of Bulgaria & Romania in 11 Days

This sample 11-day (10 nights) itinerary covers Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, and Bucharest. You'll see the best of Bulgaria and Romania, and enjoy a truly unique holiday that you'll treasure for years to come. This is an action-packed trip, but everything has been planned to keep you comfortable as you travel between destinations in this special region. Prepare to enjoy hearty local cuisine and excellent wine as you explore these beautiful cities and the picture-perfect landscape between them. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, transfers and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. Our Destination Manager in the region will provide assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options, including boutique-style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five-star level. From our first-hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.
Route for Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest tour

2 Nights in Sofia

2 Nights in Sofia

3 days in Sofia
3 days in Sofia

2 Nights in Sofia

A city of gorgeous architecture, rich history, and a vibrant contemporary cultural life, Sofia is a gem. The historical center is nicely compact, so everything is within walking distance, giving this cosmopolitan city a quaint feel. It’s the perfect walking city, where you can enjoy stunning tourist attractions and also make your own itinerary, reveling in the lovely restaurants and cafes, and hidden surprises around every corner, including Roman and Byzantine ruins. The restaurants in Sofia are particularly impressive, with a mix of hearty traditional fare and creative twists on modern European cuisine. But there’s much more to do here than eat. Taking a tour with a local guide will help you get acquainted with all the city has to offer. When you’re ready to go a little farther afield, a day trip to one of Bulgaria's UNESCO sites is definitely worthwhile. Bulgaria’s past will come alive for you in these incredible destinations, which are popular with tourists and yet still feel very authentic. These short day trips will also give you a chance to explore the majestic landscape of Bulgaria as you leave the big city for more historic sites. Combining an alluring history with impressive architecture and world-class gastronomy, Sofia is a perfect destination for a fun, indulgent vacation.

A city of gorgeous architecture, rich history, and a vibrant contemporary cultural life, Sofia is a gem. The historical center is nicely compact, so everything is within walking distance, giving this cosmopolitan city a quaint feel. It’s the perfect walking city, where you can enjoy stunning tourist attractions and also make your own itinerary, reveling in the lovely restaurants and cafes, and hidden surprises around every corner, including Roman and Byzantine ruins. The restaurants in Sofia are particularly impressive, with a mix of hearty traditional fare and creative twists on modern European cuisine. But there’s much more to do here than eat. Taking a tour with a local guide will help you get acquainted with all the city has to offer. When you’re ready to go a little farther afield, a day trip to one of Bulgaria's UNESCO sites is definitely worthwhile. Bulgaria’s past will come alive for you in these incredible destinations, which are popular with tourists and yet still feel very authentic. These short day trips will also give you a chance to explore the majestic landscape of Bulgaria as you leave the big city for more historic sites. Combining an alluring history with impressive architecture and world-class gastronomy, Sofia is a perfect destination for a fun, indulgent vacation.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Sofia

After your flight arrives at Sofia Airport, we will have someone meet you at the airport and bring you to your centrally located Sofia accommodation.

Stroll the Streets

Suggestion to explore on your own

Get a feel for Sofia's spirit and vibes by walking from the NDK subway station down Vitosha Boulevard towards the Palace of Justice and Saint Kyriaki Cathedral. On your way, have a quick stop on this pedestrian boulevard to enjoy a coffee or cocktail at one of its numerous bars and outdoor terraces. From St. Kyriaki, head down Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard towards Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the world's largest and most impressive orthodox cathedrals in the world. On your way, you'll pass several landmarks, including the National Art Gallery, Sofia Synagogue, and Opera House. After taking some nice photos of the cathedral, you can head to the nearby Sense Hotel Rooftop Restaurant for dinner and a panoramic view over Sofia.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Sofia

Sofia Private Walking Tour

See Sofia on a Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Did you know Sofia is Europe’s second oldest city? Sofia played a role as an important trading center in the Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman Empires. We can arrange for you to explore the city’s main attractions on foot with an expert local guide, taking in highlights such as the National Library, Sofia University, the Parliament, St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral and Sofia's oldest building, St. George Rotunda, which dates from the 3rd century. You’ll also get a chance to explore the city’s bustling main shopping streets.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Rila and Boyana Private Day Tour (UNESCO Heritage)

Rila and Boyana Private Day Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Rila Monastery, the most-visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria, is definitely a must-see. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes, and the fabulous mountain views make this place truly special. Along with you local guide, you'll enter the main church and then visit the exhibits in the history museum of the Monastery. Next stop is Boyana Church. Its frescoes bring epochal change in the mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. It will be an eye-opening experience of local culture. 


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Plovdiv by Private Transfer

A driver and a local guide will pick you up from your accommodation this morning and drive you southwest to the country’s second largest city, Plovdiv. You'll be making a day of with stops in the Rose Valley and Koprivshtitsa. The rose is one of the symbols of Bulgaria. The country produces the best rose oil in the world and has since 1664 when the first rose bushes were imported from Syria via Turkey. Now Bulgaria manufactures about 70% of all rose oil in the world. The Kazanlak rose is grown in the famous Rose Valley in Central Bulgaria where the unique climate conditions and soils are perfect for this remarkable plant. Koprivshtitsa is an historic town famed for its traditional Bulgarian architecture and is a regular venue for folk music festivals.

We also offer the following excursions in Sofia

Koprivshtitsa & Starosel: History, Culture and Wine Tasting Private Tour
Moderate8 hours
Plovdiv Day Trip and Wine Tasting Tour
Moderate8 hours
Rose Valley and Koprivshtitsa Private Tour
Moderate10-11 hours
Sofia Private Combo Walking and Driving Tour
Moderate6-7 hours

1 Night in Plovdiv

1 Night in Plovdiv

2 days in Plovdiv
2 days in Plovdiv

1 Night in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is a city that will charm you right away. The atmosphere here is laidback and the locals are welcoming. From the incredible architecture of the Old Town to the upbeat modern promenade with its hip cafes, bars and restaurants, there’s a mix of old and new here that will appeal to travellers of all ages and interests. Be sure to check out the local cultural calendar, as there is a rich cultural calendar including delightful concerts at the outdoor amphitheater. If you have an interests in the arts you won’t be disappointed, as Plovdiv also has numerous museums and art galleries that are always offering interesting exhibitions. To really soak up the city’s charm, you’ll want to take a walking tour with a local guide who can show you all of Plovdiv’s secrets. Besides the urban architecture, you’ll want to hike up one of the numerous paths that lead out of the city to impressive vantage points. There are also several day trips within a short drive of the city which will give you the chance to explore the countryside and some of the historical sites that are slightly farther afield. You’ll really enjoy exploring this unique destination, with its impressively eclectic local culture.

Plovdiv is a city that will charm you right away. The atmosphere here is laidback and the locals are welcoming. From the incredible architecture of the Old Town to the upbeat modern promenade with its hip cafes, bars and restaurants, there’s a mix of old and new here that will appeal to travellers of all ages and interests. Be sure to check out the local cultural calendar, as there is a rich cultural calendar including delightful concerts at the outdoor amphitheater. If you have an interests in the arts you won’t be disappointed, as Plovdiv also has numerous museums and art galleries that are always offering interesting exhibitions. To really soak up the city’s charm, you’ll want to take a walking tour with a local guide who can show you all of Plovdiv’s secrets. Besides the urban architecture, you’ll want to hike up one of the numerous paths that lead out of the city to impressive vantage points. There are also several day trips within a short drive of the city which will give you the chance to explore the countryside and some of the historical sites that are slightly farther afield. You’ll really enjoy exploring this unique destination, with its impressively eclectic local culture.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Plovdiv

Your driver will bring you directly to your accommodations in the center of Plovdiv.

Plovdiv Private Walking Tour

Dive into Plovdiv

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Plovdiv is a wonderful city to explore, and a 3-hour guided excursion is the best way to do it. Walking through the city, you will discover the unique history and culture behind one of Europe's oldest cities, built over 8,000 years by the Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and Bulgarians, among others. Here you can enjoy sightseeing in the Old Town, with its museums and historical monuments. Led by an experienced local guide, you'll discover the unique atmosphere of this artistic and trade center, then have time to enjoy a meal at one of the quaint local restaurants.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Bucharest by Private Transfer

You’ll leave Plovdiv this morning to make the drive to Bucharest. Along the way your driver will stop in Veliko Tarnovo and you’ll take a step back in time as you explore the once-mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom, which thrived from the 12th to the 14 century. Walking through the winding cobblestone streets, you’ll come to a new understanding of how the city’s proud population lived under Turkish oppression, developing fabulous architectural masterpieces and establishing cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guilds. You’ll be making the most of your time in the Veliko Tarnovo area as you return to the car for visits to the Tsarevets medieval fortress and the museum village of Arbanassi, which is famous for its 17th and 18th century architecture and the unique Church of the Nativity of Christ, with well-preserved murals depicting over 2,000 scenes.

We also offer the following excursions in Plovdiv

Kazanlak, Rose Valley & Valley of the Thracian Kings Small Group Tour
Moderate7 hours 30 minutes
Wine Tasting in Villa Yustina Small Group Tour
Light3-4 hours
Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, and Asen's Fortress Small Group Tour
Moderate6 hours

2 Nights in Bucharest

2 Nights in Bucharest

3 days in Bucharest
3 days in Bucharest

2 Nights in Bucharest

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Bucharest

Welcome to Bucharest! Our driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Dine and Drink on your First Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night, it’s best to start with a short walk in the Old Town to see a glimpse of how Bucharest looked and felt at its zenith. Seek out a traditional dinner at one of the city’s famous restaurants: Manuc Inn, Hanul Berarilor, or Caru cu Bere. Make sure you don’t miss the bean soup in a bread bowl, cabbage rolls, or pork stew. Save some room for dessert: the best option is Papanasi, a pastry shaped like a doughnut with a small sphere on top, filled with soft cheese, and covered in sour cream and sour jam. After dinner, you should definitely enjoy a glass of Romanian wine at one of the many rooftop bars located in the Old Town: Linea Closer to the Moon, Nomad SkyBar, or Pura Vida SkyBar. You’re in a Latin country so get out there and enjoy the vibe!

Dine and Drink on Your First Night

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Bucharest

Bucharest Private Walking and Palace of Parliament Tour

Get to Know Bucharest on a Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting your bearings in Bucharest on a private tour with a local guide. On this 5 hours tour you’ll take in all the major sights, the Romanian Atheneum – city's symbol and the most famous concert hall, Revolution Square - where the 1989 anti-Communist revolt went nationwide, Museum of National Contemporary Art, former Royal Palace, Old City and Old Court of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula legend inspiration) – includes Manuc's Inn and Stavropoleos Church and the massive Palace of Parliament (famously known as Ceausescu's Palace or People's Palace, conceived by Romania’s last dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu ). It’s all impressive, to say the least.


Bring your passport, which you’ll need to enter the Parliament building.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Taste Romania’s Food and Wine with an Expert

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover Romania’s super-tasty cuisine with one of our expert tour guides. You can take a slow walk through central Bucharest's boulevards and side streets to enjoy traditional food, pastries, and desserts, and learn the stories behind them. If you prefer a more leisurely tour, you can join the Traditions in Bucharest tour, where you’ll have the chance to taste several types of traditional wines along with a cheese platter after a tour of the Village Museum.

Street Food And Culture Private Tour

Street Food And Culture Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The Romanians may live far to the east of their fellow Romance-speaking relatives, but they have a similar joie-de-vivre and religious devotion for good food. Living at the crossroads of Eastern, Southern, and Central Europe, their cuisine has diverse influences, with elements from Russia, Serbia, the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the Ottomans. Take a walk in and around the Old Town and let your guide introduce you to a world of local treats: traditional pastry, local fast food booths, old-fashioned grocery stores and more. There will be many stories about cuisine and local culture and the talented street food chefs will treat you with dishes you never had before!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover Bucharest’s Village Museum – a medieval time capsule at the heart of an urban jungle. This outdoor park is the perfect reconstruction of the authentic Romanian village: water mills, churches, log cabins or wine presses brought here decades ago from all across the country and re-assembled on spot. After learning about traditions and folklore it’s time to actually experience them. Literally. End the tour in style with a wine tasting session at Bucharest’s first reopened wine bar since the fall of communism in 1989.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Brasov by Private Car

A driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Bucharest this morning and drive you to Brasov, the gateway to Transylvania. Without stops the drive should take about 3 hours, but close to Brasov you'll stop at Peles Castle where we recommend taking the tour and enjoying a tasty lunch at the castle restaurant.

Private Transfer to Brasov with a Stop at Peles Castle
We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

A Taste of Transylvania - Peles & Dracula’s Castles Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light4 hours
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours

2 Nights in Brasov

2 Nights in Brasov

3 days in Brasov
3 days in Brasov

2 Nights in Brasov

Brasov is a city of true medieval beauty, at the edge of which is the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains. This combination gives the place a truly unique feel, as history and the natural world come together here with astounding brilliance. The home of Romania’s largest Gothic church and the narrowest street in Europe, there is plenty here to enrich your visit. You can even take a gondola ride high above the city for new points of view. And, Brasov’s location makes it the perfect base for exploring some of Romania’s most magnificent castles. You’ll definitely want to spend a few days exploring the city, which offers everything from incredible architecture to excellent dining, a rich cultural program and fun outdoor activities. Day and night you’ll find something fun to do here, from the depths of the narrow Rope Street to the heights of Mount Tampa. Wine lovers will really enjoy a trip to the Rhein wine cellar just outside of Brasov. Here you can learn more about the local wine and of course taste it too. Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Peles Castle, some of Romania’s most impressive castles, are all within distance for a perfect day trip. History, culture, architecture, the great outdoors: Brasov brings all of Romania’s greatest gifts together in one place.

Brasov is a city of true medieval beauty, at the edge of which is the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains. This combination gives the place a truly unique feel, as history and the natural world come together here with astounding brilliance. The home of Romania’s largest Gothic church and the narrowest street in Europe, there is plenty here to enrich your visit. You can even take a gondola ride high above the city for new points of view. And, Brasov’s location makes it the perfect base for exploring some of Romania’s most magnificent castles. You’ll definitely want to spend a few days exploring the city, which offers everything from incredible architecture to excellent dining, a rich cultural program and fun outdoor activities. Day and night you’ll find something fun to do here, from the depths of the narrow Rope Street to the heights of Mount Tampa. Wine lovers will really enjoy a trip to the Rhein wine cellar just outside of Brasov. Here you can learn more about the local wine and of course taste it too. Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Peles Castle, some of Romania’s most impressive castles, are all within distance for a perfect day trip. History, culture, architecture, the great outdoors: Brasov brings all of Romania’s greatest gifts together in one place.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Brasov

Welcome to Brasov! After the drive, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Get Brasov's Best View From Mount Tampa

Suggestion to explore on your own

Every visit to Brasov should include a cable-car ride to Tampa Hill where superb views are just waiting to impress you. From your first moments in Brasov, you’re likely to notice the Hollywood-like “BRASOV” sign high above the city on Tampa Mountain. Hike for an hour, or just take the cable car and when you get there, walk the short path to the big white letters bearing the city’s name. The walk is not difficult, but there are enough rocks underfoot along the way to warrant wearing comfortable shoes. At the end, next to the “V” in Brasov is a viewing platform for a gorgeous birds-eye view of Brasov. The panoramic view will make you fall in love with the city.

Brasov From Above

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Brasov

Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour

Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Brasov is a must-see destination and we’ve got you covered. You will start the walking tour in the central square, where you will learn a short history of Brasov and Transylvania. You will visit the Black Church, which is the largest Lutheran church in Southeastern Europe as well as discover the narrowest street in Europe, called Rope Street. You will continue your trip to the famous Bran Castle, the muse of the famous Bram Stroker Count Dracula myths.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5-6 hours

Traditional Romanian Cooking Class

Traditional Romanian Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of traditional Romanian cooking with a hands-on lesson in the heart of Brasov. During this cooking class you’ll prepare the appetiser, the main course and the dessert using family’s recipes. After that, you’ll enjoy the homemade meal and taste some local plum brandy and wine with your hosts. At the end of the meal, you will also receive the full recipe for each dish so you can take home the experience.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Sibiu by Private Car

Today you will drive you to the idyllic town of Sibiu, deeper into Transylvania. As your itinerary doesn't include any time in Sighisoara, we highly recommend spending some time there along the way. As the birthplace of Dracula there are plenty of Vlad-themed attractions but in our opinion the highlights are the citadel and the clock tower.

By Rental Car to Sibiu with a Stop at Sighisoara
We also offer the following excursions in Brasov

Bear Sanctuary Private Tour
Light3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light3 hours
Bird Watching Nature Walk Private Tour
Moderate4 hours
Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Private Tour
Moderate8 hours

2 Nights in Sibiu

2 Nights in Sibiu

3 days in Sibiu
3 days in Sibiu

2 Nights in Sibiu

Did you know that Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination? Did you know that it was a European Capital of Culture in 2007 and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019? We invite you to join us and discover an amazing town with so many stories! Walking through Sibiu is like walking through a fairytale, or perhaps a medieval movie set. From the 16th century Bridge of Lies to the 15th century towers, you’ll find something romantically ancient at every turn. But that doesn’t mean the city is frozen in time, there’s also a rich cultural life here to match the incredible architecture. You’ll have a fantastic time watching history come alive in Sibiu, even as you experience its more contemporary charms. This is a city of firsts: where the first book in Romanian was printed, where Romania’s first hospital and pharmacy were opened, and also where the country’s oldest museum is housed, the Brukenthal Art museum. You’ll be charmed by this mix of old and new. You’ll certainly want to meet with our local guide, who can give you a closer look at all the most amazing sites in the city, including the main square, one of the best-preserved in Transylvania. But you won’t be limited to staying within city limits, as there are several interesting day trips to take in the surrounding region. The Jidvei Vineyard in the nearby Tarnave Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a tasting of some of excellent Romanian wines and snacks. Calnic, Sebes and Alba Iulia Citadel are also nearby sites that are certainly worth visiting, and will show you a different side of this enchanting region.

Did you know that Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination? Did you know that it was a European Capital of Culture in 2007 and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019? We invite you to join us and discover an amazing town with so many stories! Walking through Sibiu is like walking through a fairytale, or perhaps a medieval movie set. From the 16th century Bridge of Lies to the 15th century towers, you’ll find something romantically ancient at every turn. But that doesn’t mean the city is frozen in time, there’s also a rich cultural life here to match the incredible architecture. You’ll have a fantastic time watching history come alive in Sibiu, even as you experience its more contemporary charms. This is a city of firsts: where the first book in Romanian was printed, where Romania’s first hospital and pharmacy were opened, and also where the country’s oldest museum is housed, the Brukenthal Art museum. You’ll be charmed by this mix of old and new. You’ll certainly want to meet with our local guide, who can give you a closer look at all the most amazing sites in the city, including the main square, one of the best-preserved in Transylvania. But you won’t be limited to staying within city limits, as there are several interesting day trips to take in the surrounding region. The Jidvei Vineyard in the nearby Tarnave Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a tasting of some of excellent Romanian wines and snacks. Calnic, Sebes and Alba Iulia Citadel are also nearby sites that are certainly worth visiting, and will show you a different side of this enchanting region.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Sibiu

Welcome to Sibiu! After the drive, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Sibiu

Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour

Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This full-day walking tour is ideal for anyone looking to get in touch with the rich, vibrant and often volatile past of this special region, which is still evident in its breathtaking architecture. This special excursion includes a private walking tour in this beautiful city fallowed by a trip to one of the most beautiful and mysterious castles in Romania, the Corvin Castle. Don't forget your camera and be amazed by the stunning architecture!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8-9 hours

Sibiu Fusion Private Food Tour

Sibiu - Europe's 2019 Gastronomic Region

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The EU is officially celebrating Sibiu's culinary heritage by naming it the 2019 European Gastronomic Region. While in Sibiu, you should definitely not miss exploring the delicious cuisine. We can offer a private food tour to help you delve into it, with traditional Romanian, Hungarian, and Saxon dishes.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4-5 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Bucharest by Private Car

Today you're headed back to the capital, Bucharest. A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning. There are two distinct routes between Sibiu and Bucharest and if you are traveling between July and September when it is officially open you should absolutely take the longer route, the twisting and turning Transfagarasan, or Ceausescu's Folly. You will make a day of the drive and along the route there is a must-see stop: the Balea glacial lake, an ideal place to have a bite to eat at the chalet overlooking the lake and mountains. It affords the best views of the winding road from above.

Private Transfer to Bucharest (via Transfagarasan)
We also offer the following excursions in Sibiu

Corvin Castle Private Tour
Light6 hours
Day Trip to the Transfagarasan Road, with Clay Castle and Carta Abbey Private Tour
Light8 hours
Folklore, Medieval Villages, and Traditional Food Private Tour
Moderate8 hours
Rimetea, Turda Gorge, and Coltesti Private Hiking Tour
Moderate8 hours

1 Night in Bucharest

1 Night in Bucharest

2 days in Bucharest
2 days in Bucharest

1 Night in Bucharest

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Bucharest

To allow for any potential delays and to make sure you are at the airport in time for your flight, avoiding the likely traffic you could experience on the road from Bucharest's city center to the airport, we will arrange accommodation at a 4-star hotel close to the airport for your last night in Romania. Your driver will take you directly to the hotel.

Day 11

Day 11 - Departure Day

The airport hotel you will be staying in provides a free shuttle at a preset time. The clerk at reception will advise you on the schedule.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

A Taste of Transylvania - Peles & Dracula’s Castles Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light4 hours
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours
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Sofia

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sofia Airport Transfer
Sofia Private Walking Tour
Rila and Boyana Private Day Tour
Sofia - Plovdiv Private Transfer with a stop in the Rose Valley and Koprivshtitsa

Plovdiv

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Plovdiv - Bucharest Private Transfer with a Stop in Veliko Tarnovo

Bucharest

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bucharest Private Walking and Palace of Parliament Tour
Bucharest - Brasov Private Transfer with a Stop at Peles Castle

Brasov

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour
Brasov - Sibiu Private Transfer with a Stop in Sighisoara

Sibiu

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour
Sibiu - Bucharest Private Transfer via Transfagarasan and Balea (July-Oct)

Bucharest

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

California

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Todd & Jennifer

Todd & Jennifer

Ontario

The JayWay Travel experience is customized and personalized. Each trip will be unique to you and it is a wonderful way to ensure you focus on what matters most while travelling (sights, activities, etc.) rather than booking hotels, transfers, etc. that take up so much of your time and energy.

The JayWay Travel experience is customized and personalized. Each trip will be unique to you and it is a wonderful way to ensure you focus on what matters most while travelling (sights, activities, etc.) rather than booking hotels, transfers, etc. that take up so much of your time and energy.

Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Sibiu, Belgrade, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia, Burgas, Constanta
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Sibiu, Belgrade, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia, Burgas, Constanta
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Review by Susan, Earl, John & Judy

Susan, Earl, John & Judy

Washington

The only way to travel is with JayWay Travel. From the planning process through the actual 25 day journey, we were all extremely satisfied. Actually, almost each and every night, we toasted our experience and highly recommend it to everyone.

The only way to travel is with JayWay Travel. From the planning process through the actual 25 day journey, we were all extremely satisfied. Actually, almost each and every night, we toasted our experience and highly recommend it to everyone.

Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Budapest, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Budapest, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
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