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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 of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your 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 reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star 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
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 in various locations. 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 in various locations. 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.

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

I'm Checked-in, Now What?

Included in your vacation package price.

Budapest is known as the "City of Water" for a reason. For most of its history, the city was actually two separate cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the beautiful Danube River. If you would like to spend an unforgettable hour taking in its scenic views, we'll be happy to offer an evening sightseeing cruise. You'll see the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Palace of the Arts, and more, while sipping a drink and listening to an audioguide. We suggest showing up a bit early for the best seats.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Pest Private Walking Tour

Budapest for the First Time

Included in your vacation package price.

Your private guide will meet you at your accommodations, then take you on a three-hour walking (and subway) tour to show you the highlights of the city's Pest side, where the majority of its history, landmarks, and hotels are found. You'll visit the exterior of the stunning Parliament, get to know the city's 20th century history in Liberty Square, and hop on the subway to the Opera House, Heroes' Square and City Park at the far end of Andrassy Boulevard. Then you'll return to the center, where St. Stephen’s Basilica awaits. The exact route depends on the location of your hotel, and the guide won't accompany you back to your accommodations, but will leave you in an area full of museums and restaurants, and give directions back to your room.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Buda Private Tour

Walk on the Buda Side

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

If you have seen enough of the Pest side of the city and discovered all of its hidden parts, cross one of the bridges and explore the Buda side of the amazing capital of Hungary. The first thing you will notice is that the Buda side more calm than Pest as it is rather a residential area, but still rich in must see sights as it is the oldest part of the city. In the hilly part of Buda you will find a couple of amazing baths, such as the famous Gellert Baths or the more hidden and local Kiraly Baths, the Liberty Statue, the Buda Castle Funicular, which was the first public transportation in the city and the recently renovated Castle Garden Bazaar. In case you are looking for a truly local area, we recommend you to walk by the famous Bartok Bela street, starting from the Liberty Bridge; This the perfect place to go for a couple of drinks, a nice cup of coffee or a delicious meal. We can arrange a Buda Castle Private Tour for you in case you would like to have a deeper insight into the history and everyday life or would just simply like to have the best recommendations from a local person. Our guides have plenty of exciting stories for you.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Budapest Market, Food, Coffee Private Tour

A Gastronomic Heaven

Included in your vacation package price.

There's no better way to explore the outstanding Hungarian cuisine than visiting the impressive markets in Budapest with our guides. Today you'll enjoy delicious dishes, learn more about the traditions and Hungarian culture through the dishes and the excellent products. Your guide will lead you to the best local places including the Great Market Hall, where you will taste the best of the best, and most importantly it will allow you to get to know more about Budapest and explore some hidden parts of this gorgeous capital city. Take your pick of starting after breakfast, making the perfect lunch opportunity or in the afternoon, if you're taking a tour in the morning already.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Out of Budapest - Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Szentendre is always referred to as a picturesque artistic town along the river, Danube, quite close to Budapest. If you feel you have had enough of Budapest, hop into a car with a professional guide and see this cool and charming town for yourself. It is going to be a nice change of pace after all of the big capitals for sure.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Bathe with the Locals

Suggestion to explore on your own

Is there anything more quintessentially Budapest than a visit to one of the legendary baths? With more hot springs than any other capital, the city lets you take your pick of various styles, from the old school Turkish Rudas Baths to the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths on the Buda side of the city, or even the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths with a large outdoor pool in Pest’s City Park. These are very much for locals, don't expect day-spa luxury! We've written a handy roundup of Budapest's best baths here.

Bathe with the Locals

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.

We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Best of Budapest Photo and History Private Tour
Light2 hours
Budapest Caving Adventure Small Group Tour
Strenuous3 hours 30 minutes
Budapest Christmas Markets Private Tour
Moderate3 hours

1 Night in Eger

1 Night in Eger

2 days in Eger
2 days in Eger

1 Night 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.

Eger Wine and Food Private Walking Tour

Wine and Food Private Walking Tour in Eger

Included in your vacation package price.

Taste the best wines in town, visit family vineyards and cellars and get your gustatory buds exploded during this exceptional wine and food tour. Your expert local guide will take you to two wineries where you'll learn more about the prestigious history of wines of Eger and the winemakers themselves. Enjoy electrifying whites and well-bodied reds, get a glimpse behind the scene and get acquainted with different stages of wine making and bottling as well learn about wine business in Hungary. Crown on this jewel tour will be a degustation menu at one of the nicest and finest restaurants in Eger, Macok Bisztro. The first tasting will take place at Kovács Nimród who is known for his liking for jazz and blues hence nominations of many of his wines. Tastes are not rhapsodic though! Then after a pleasant and refreshing walk you'll reach Gál Tibor's Fúzió. This new age wine bar managed by one of the youngest winemaker of the region will give you a greater idea about where Hungarian wine is heading. The tasting menu at the end will fulfill your heart and soul entirely.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Day 5

Day 5 - 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.

We also offer the following excursions in Eger

Eger Private Walking Tour
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

3 days in Sighetu Marmatiei
3 days in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Sighetu Marmatiei

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

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Sighetu Marmatiei

Top Attractions in Maramures Private Day Trip

Top Attractions in Maramures Private Day Trip

Included in your vacation package price.

If you're looking for a roll-call of the best attractions in Maramures, this private tour is the best option! During one single day you will visit the best attractions from Maramures, also known in Romania as the “land of traditions”, a region where time stands still and customs and crafts are still passed from father to son. Some of the highlights include the Merry Cemetery and Sapanta - Peri Monastery, the latter being also the highest wooden church in the world. You will also visit the Cosau and Iza Valley villages where you can admire archaic whirlpools and then you will have a stop at Bârsana convent, the largest and most beautiful in Northern Transylvania. Basically, visiting Maramures makes you will feel like traveling back in time.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - 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 break at a UNESCO-listed church in Maramures County, and at Banffy Castle, an architectural monument situated in Bontida, a village near Cluj. With the stops you'll have a full day of traveling.

By Private Transfer to Cluj with a Stop at Bontida Castle
We also offer the following excursions in Sighetu Marmatiei

Explore Rural Maramures with a Horse-drawn Carriage Private Tour
Light7 hours
Hiking in Gutai Mountains & Creasta Cocosului National Park
Moderate9 hours
Maramures Mountains Steam Train Ride
Light9 hours

1 Night in Cluj

1 Night in Cluj

2 days in Cluj
2 days in Cluj

1 Night in Cluj

Cluj-Napoca is the spiritual and economic capital of Transylvania, but has a youthful side thanks to its many students and artists ("Napoca" is the city's Roman name, which was added to the city's official name in the 1970s). The heart of multiculturalism and diversity, Cluj may be Romania's second largest city, but does not have a big-city feeling. This vibrant place is a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. Be sure to visit the extraordinary Turda salt mine, and some of the city's unusually themed cafes and restaurants, such as the steampunk eatery stuffed with kinetic sculptures. With a mix of medieval landmarks, architectural jewels, trendy culinary and cultural hotspots, Cluj is a laid-back city where people enjoy life at a slower pace than in Bucharest.

Cluj-Napoca is the spiritual and economic capital of Transylvania, but has a youthful side thanks to its many students and artists ("Napoca" is the city's Roman name, which was added to the city's official name in the 1970s). The heart of multiculturalism and diversity, Cluj may be Romania's second largest city, but does not have a big-city feeling. This vibrant place is a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. Be sure to visit the extraordinary Turda salt mine, and some of the city's unusually themed cafes and restaurants, such as the steampunk eatery stuffed with kinetic sculptures. With a mix of medieval landmarks, architectural jewels, trendy culinary and cultural hotspots, Cluj is a laid-back city where people enjoy life at a slower pace than in Bucharest.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Cluj

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

An Unusual First Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night in Cluj, we suggest you walk from Avram Iancu’s Statue towards St. Michael's Cathedral, on Iuliu Maniu Street. Halfway through, make a short coffee/cocktail stop at Enigma – the finest kinetic steam punk pub in Cluj. Here you'll find giant moving clocks, rotating wheels and sculptures, metallic flowers opening up on the ceiling, a live moving bird, and even robot waiters. Next, resume your promenade until you reach the cathedral, then walk a few minutes more towards the Franciscan Temple. Just behind the temple, enter the Klausen Burger rooftop bar, where you can enjoy dinner, great craft beers from a local microbrewery, and find some of the most amazing panoramic views of Cluj. If you don’t fancy rooftop bars, then visit the themed bars in front of the Temple, especially Hemingway, The Soviet, or Bruno Wine Bar.

An Unusual First Night

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Sibiu by Private Transfer

Cluj-Napoca Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Cluj-Napoca on a 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 Turda Salt Mine, which is a unique experience you will enjoy. With over 2000 years of history and with highly preserved mining galleries & excavating tools, Salina Turda represents today one of the largest salt mine museums in the world. Currently, the site is a large underground wonderland with an amusement park nestled 120 meters below ground. The park contains attractions like: an underground lake that may be explored with paddles and row boats, a Ferris wheel, bowling alley, mini-golf, sport field, table tennis, pool tables

By Private Transfer to Sibiu with a Stop at the Turda Salt Mine
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

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! Our 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

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.

Private Transfer to Brasov via Sighisoara
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

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 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Brasov

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

Dine, Drink, and Watch

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night, walk up to the Sub Tampa restaurant, located between Brasov's walls and Mount Tampa. Here, in addition to great food, you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of Brasov's old town, and the fortress overlooking the city from the opposite side. After dinner, you can descend back to the old town for a quick wine tasting session at Le Sommelier or Terroirs Boutique de Vin, both located on Diaconu Coresi street. You should definitely try wines from local Feteasca Neagra grapes and neighboring regions such as Dealu Mare and Tarnava.

Dine, Drink, and Watch

Day 11

Day 11 - 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 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.

By 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
Moderate4 hours
Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Private Tour
Moderate8 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 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Bucharest

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

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 13

Day 13 - 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 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 & 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
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
Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise
Pest Private Walking Tour
Budapest Market, Food, Coffee Private Tour
Budapest - Eger Private Transfer

Eger

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Wine and Food Private Walking Tour in Eger
Eger - Maramures Private Transfer

Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Top Attractions in Maramures Private Day Trip
Sighetu Marmatiei - Cluj Private Transfer with a Stop at Bontida Castle

Cluj

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Cluj-Napoca Private Walking Tour
Cluj - Sibiu Private Transfer with a Stop at the Turda Salt Mine

Sibiu

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

Brasov

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

Bucharest

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bucharest Private Walking and Palace of 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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