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The Highlights of Hungary and Romania

This sample 14 day (13 nights) itinerary covers some of the signature sights of Hungary and Romania. The overnight destinations are Budapest, Eger, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Brasov & Bucharest. 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. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Budapest, Eger, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest tour

3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

4 days in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Budapest

When you arrive at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and 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.

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

A La Carte Candlelit Dinner Cruise

A river cruise is always a great way to see a city from a different point of view, and it's even better if you can enjoy an excellent meal while you're at it. If that sounds good, we recommend a candlelight dinner cruise along the Danube. You'll fall in love with Budapest as you see its famous buildings sparkling in the twilight.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Budapest Private Walking Tour

See Budapest with an Expert Guide, Get Educated and Oriented

Included in your vacation package price.

Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, then take you on a three-hour walking (and metro) tour to show you the highlights of both the Buda and Pest sides of the city. You'll start by hopping on the metro to the Opera House, Heroes' Square and City Park at the far end of Andrassy Blvd. Then you'll return to the center, where St. Stephen’s Basilica awaits. From there you'll get a closer look at the Buda side of the city, where your guide will point out Gellert Hill, the Citadel and the Royal Palace before leading you up through the old cobblestone streets to Fisherman’s Bastion and St. Matthias Church, where your tour will conclude.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Buda Castle Private Tour

Buda Castle Private Tour

This three-hour tour with an experienced local guide will show you the best of the Buda side of the city. You'll tour the castle, hearing about the tumultuous history of the place and its role in the fate of Hungary. You'll also admire the amazing views over the whole city from the Fishermen's Bastion, and explore the Mathias Church. There's no better way to get to know the more historic section of Budapest.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour

Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour

This four-hour culinary and cultural walking and tasting tour will give you a thorough introduction to the cuisine and wine of Hungary. Led by food and wine professionals, this tour includes numerous generous tastings along the way. It will introduce you to the fascinating history of the Central Market Hall and offer inside knowledge on what to taste and where to shop there, as well as the best small shops and cafes in the neighborhood. It's a tasty way to see the city!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Out of Budapest - Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Out of Budapest - Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Szentendre is a quirky and very beautiful city just outside Budapest. It's home to many artists. Come for the baroque architecture, churches, colorful houses and narrow, cobbled streets, and stay for the magnificent artwork on display just about everywhere. On this four-hour tour you'll be driven to Szentendre by a guide and shown around.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Eger by Private Car

If you've already sampled some of Hungary's delicious wines, you know you are in for a real treat. Today you will go to Eger to discover the country's most famous wine region. Based on your departure time preference, you will be picked up at your Budapest accommodation for the less than 2-hour journey to the city. A short distance out of Budapest is a potential stop we can arrange for you - Godollo, a Baroque Royal Palace might just pique your interest. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Christmas Markets Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Car
Light3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Easy2 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Eger

2 Nights in Eger

3 days in Eger

2 Nights in Eger

Eger is a picturesque and wonderfully unique little city, complete with perfectly preserved baroque architecture and a hilltop castle overlooking the Old Town and the surrounding countryside, which is filled with 10,000 acres of bountiful vineyards. This is the perfect destination for feel-good relaxation, as you can readily sample the local vintages and also indulge in the thermal baths that date from the 1600s. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring the city and the gastronomic culture of the surrounding region. Dobo Ter is Eger’s main square, and it is high up on the list of must-see sights. Here you’ll find lovely restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as wine and music festivals, depending on the time of year. A trip to the castle is also highly recommended. Here you can take a tour and explore Eger’s rich past. You’ll definitely want to explore the nearby Valley of the Beautiful Women, which houses numerous vineyards and wine caves carved into the hillside. Here you can sample numerous local vintages and mingle with the friendly locals. Eger is quaint and quiet, the heart of wine country and a wonderful place to enjoy a timeout from the busier cities of Hungary.

Eger is a picturesque and wonderfully unique little city, complete with perfectly preserved baroque architecture and a hilltop castle overlooking the Old Town and the surrounding countryside, which is filled with 10,000 acres of bountiful vineyards. This is the perfect destination for feel-good relaxation, as you can readily sample the local vintages and also indulge in the thermal baths that date from the 1600s. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring the city and the gastronomic culture of the surrounding region. Dobo Ter is Eger’s main square, and it is high up on the list of must-see sights. Here you’ll find lovely restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as wine and music festivals, depending on the time of year. A trip to the castle is also highly recommended. Here you can take a tour and explore Eger’s rich past. You’ll definitely want to explore the nearby Valley of the Beautiful Women, which houses numerous vineyards and wine caves carved into the hillside. Here you can sample numerous local vintages and mingle with the friendly locals. Eger is quaint and quiet, the heart of wine country and a wonderful place to enjoy a timeout from the busier cities of Hungary.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Eger

Upon arriving in Eger, you'll be driven directly to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Eger

Visit the Castle of Eger

Suggestion to explore on your own

One of our top tips for things to see in Eger, the Castle of Eger has a very long history. The Ottoman Empire's siege in 1552 is one of the most famous events that took place here, since the castle held back the invaders, saving the country. Left severely damaged by this and other battles, the castle has recently been renovated, so it shines in full glory again.

Explore the Eger Wine Region

Suggestion to explore on your own

The Eger wine region consists of 13,000 acres of vineyards, beautiful hills and excellent wine in the Bukk Mountains of Northeast Hungary. It's a day trip we recommend highly to wine lovers. You've probably heard of the region's famous blend of red wines, Egri Bikaver, or Bull's Blood. It is the essence of the red wines of Eger. A unique climate, a rich history and the expertise of the local winemakers combine to make the region a truly unique place to visit.

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Sighetu Marmatiei

Today you'll say good-bye to Hungary and continue your journey to the untouched countryside of Romania, the lovely Maramures region. The drive is about 5 hours long.

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

3 days in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

Maramures is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives. Maramures is a small and unique location in the geographical heartland of Europe that has carefully and distinctively preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a mediaeval peasant past. The region stands as a testament to traditional; to a romantic era of simplicity, pride and moral values that many of us can only now read about or hear from our grandparents. Little has changed in the centuries gone by. Families remain in the same villages as their ancestors. Traditional skills and crafts are passed down from generation to generation. Traditional hand-woven clothing continues to be practical. The church continues to be the soul of the village. Neighbours know one another and continue to lend a helping hand. Life in Maramures is like a mystery. Visitors to Maramures drive through mountain passes and descend into the valleys of life where the mystery of rural traditions unfolds before the visitor as a living museum that is at once within reach yet simultaneously beyond the grasp of the whimsical traveller. The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors. Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs. Woodlands still account for more than four-fifths of the land surface of Maramures. It is understandable, therefore, that wood has long been - and continues to be - the medium of expression for the region's artisans. Elaborate woodcarvings decorate the eaves, entryways and windows of houses. The local handiwork is also seen in the hand-woven carpets and intricate embroidery that adorns folk dresses still worn by the local

Maramures is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives. Maramures is a small and unique location in the geographical heartland of Europe that has carefully and distinctively preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a mediaeval peasant past. The region stands as a testament to traditional; to a romantic era of simplicity, pride and moral values that many of us can only now read about or hear from our grandparents. Little has changed in the centuries gone by. Families remain in the same villages as their ancestors. Traditional skills and crafts are passed down from generation to generation. Traditional hand-woven clothing continues to be practical. The church continues to be the soul of the village. Neighbours know one another and continue to lend a helping hand. Life in Maramures is like a mystery. Visitors to Maramures drive through mountain passes and descend into the valleys of life where the mystery of rural traditions unfolds before the visitor as a living museum that is at once within reach yet simultaneously beyond the grasp of the whimsical traveller. The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors. Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs. Woodlands still account for more than four-fifths of the land surface of Maramures. It is understandable, therefore, that wood has long been - and continues to be - the medium of expression for the region's artisans. Elaborate woodcarvings decorate the eaves, entryways and windows of houses. The local handiwork is also seen in the hand-woven carpets and intricate embroidery that adorns folk dresses still worn by the local

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Sighetu Marmatiei

Once in Sighetu Marmatiei, your private driver will bring you directly to your pre-booked, centrally located accommodation.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Sighetu Marmatiei

Sighetu Marmatiei Private Tour

Sighetu Marmatiei Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Here's the best way to get to know Sighetu Marmatiei. With your own local guide you'll learn more about the city's history by seeing its most famous buildings. Highlights of the tour include the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Săpânţa Merry Cemetery and Săpânţa-Peri Monastery, Catholic and Orthodox Ukrainian churches, the Orthodox Cathedral and the Synagogue. You will have transportation provided by car, but there's plenty of walking so please wear comfortable shoes. Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation and drop you off there are the end of the tour.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Cluj by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling to lovely Cluj. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation at the agreed-upon time. Along the way you will stop for a lunch in Baia Mare, the capital of Maramureș County one of the most beautiful cities from Romania, with a rich heritage and many tourist objectives and attractions dedicated to those who visit it. With the stops you'll have a full day of traveling. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Sighetu Marmatiei

Explore Rural Maramures From a Horse Carriage Private Tour
Light7 hours
Hiking in Gutai Mountains & Creasta Cocosului National Park
Moderate9 hours
Journey in the Maramures Mountains with Steam Train
Light9 hours
Top Attractions in Maramures Private Day Trip
Light8 hours

1 Night in Cluj

1 Night in Cluj

2 days in Cluj

1 Night in Cluj

Cluj-Napoca is the spiritual and economic capital of Transylvania, as well as an influential academic and medical center. The heart of multiculturalism and diversity, Cluj is the city where the past, present, and future have forged a strong, diverse sense of identity. The vibrant city is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. With its fine dining, excellent cultural activities, wonderful historical legacy, and great atmosphere, the city will certainly not disappoint those who add it to their trip.

Cluj-Napoca is the spiritual and economic capital of Transylvania, as well as an influential academic and medical center. The heart of multiculturalism and diversity, Cluj is the city where the past, present, and future have forged a strong, diverse sense of identity. The vibrant city is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. With its fine dining, excellent cultural activities, wonderful historical legacy, and great atmosphere, the city will certainly not disappoint those who add it to their trip.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Cluj

Once in Cluj, your private driver will bring you directly to your pre-booked, centrally located accommodation.

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Sibiu by Private Transfer

Cluj-Napoca Private Walking Tour

Cluj-Napoca Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour gives you the opportunity to discover the heart of Transylvania while you explore its fascinating architectural and cultural history, including the best-known attractions of Cluj. Your guide will recreate the medieval atmosphere of the citadel as you explore it, providing glimpses of its rich history and making the past come to life. You'll see all the famous sites as well as some more unique areas.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Today you'll travel to the charming city of Sibiu. On the way you will visit the medieval city of Alba Iulia, a charming Transylvanian city on the Mures river. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Cluj

Experience Local Life in Transylvania Private Day Trip
Light8 hours
Hoia Baciu Forest Half Day Private Trip
Moderate5 hours
Tarnita Lake Private Half Day Trip
Easy5 hours

1 Night in Sibiu

1 Night in Sibiu

2 days in Sibiu

1 Night 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 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Sibiu

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

Sibiu Private Walking Tour

Sibiu Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will visit Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination that will be the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019. More than that, in 2017 Sibiu celebrates 825 years from its birth. For more than 2 hours we’ll discover the old town as it was developed: from a little citadel, to one of the most important fortresses in Transylvania, a trade center, cultural town in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the third town where the Revolution burst in 1989 and, presently, a Romanian and European cultural center.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Brasov by Private Car

A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation to drive you to Brasov, the gateway to Transylvania. The total journey time is a little over 3 hours but you'll want to spend some time in Sighisoara 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. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Sibiu

Day Trip to the Transfagarasan Road, with Clay Castle and Carta Abbey Private Tour
Light8 hours
Sibiu Fusion Private Tour & Taste
Easy4-5 hours
Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour
Moderate8-9 hours
The Path of the Ethnic Minorities & Open Air Museum Private Tour
Light5 hours

2 Nights in Brasov

2 Nights 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 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Brasov

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

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Brasov

Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour

Brasov Private Walking Tour & Visit in the Bran Castle

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 can 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, which was built between 1377-1382 and is the muse of the famous Bram Stroker Count Dracula myths.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5-6 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - 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. Without stops the drive should take about three hours but not far after leaving Brasov you'll be passing very close by Peles Castle, so we will have the driver wait for you while you take the tour and enjoy a tasty lunch at the castle restaurant. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

Private Transfer to Bucharest with a stop in Peles Castle
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
Light4 hours
Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Private Tour
Moderate8 hours

2 Nights in Bucharest

2 Nights 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 in the Lipscani district. 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 in the Lipscani district. 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 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Bucharest

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

Traditional Romanian Dinner & Wine Tasting

Traditional Romanian Dinner & Wine Tasting

You'll have a great time enjoying a tradition Romanian meal, along with some incredible wines. You won't just get to eat and drink but you'll also learn more about the history and traditions of Romanian wine and gastronomy. You'll be picked up from your accommodation by your guide then taken back there after dinner. Dining takes about three hours. There's no better way to learn about the culinary culture of Romania and to enjoy some tasty food and wine while you're at it!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Bucharest

Bucharest Private Walking Tour & Parliament Tour

Private City 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

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

Today, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the Bucharest airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

A Taste of Transylvania - Peles Castle & Dracula’s Castle Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Easy4 hours
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Budapest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Budapest Airport Transfer
Budapest Private Walking Tour
Budapest - Eger Private Transfer

Eger

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Eger - Maramures Private Transfer

Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sighetu Marmatiei Private Tour
Sighetul Marmației - Cluj Private Transfer with a Stop in Baia Mare

Cluj

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Cluj-Napoca Private Walking Tour
Cluj - Sibiu Private Transfer with a Stop in Alba Iulia

Sibiu

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sibiu Private Walking Tour
Sibiu - Brasov Private Transfer with a Stop in Sighisoara

Brasov

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Brasov Private Walking Tour & Visit in the Bran Castle
Brasov - Bucharest Private Transfer with a Stop at Peles Castle

Bucharest

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bucharest Private Walking Tour & Parliament Tour
Bucharest Airport Transfer
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 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
Review by Claudia & Jack

Claudia & Jack

Arizona

This is a very unique way to travel especially if you don’t like group tours and it is very personalized and the guides are excellent. Traveling can be overwhelming with picking where to go and where to stay. JayWay Travel is so good at narrowing the choices down and recommending fun things to do everywhere!

This is a very unique way to travel especially if you don’t like group tours and it is very personalized and the guides are excellent. Traveling can be overwhelming with picking where to go and where to stay. JayWay Travel is so good at narrowing the choices down and recommending fun things to do everywhere!

Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Budapest, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Budapest, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5

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