• Explore Bucharest highlights
• Visit the painted monasteries of Bucovina
• See ancient fortified Saxon towns
• Sample the cultural diversity of the Romanians, Seclers, Motzs and Magyars
• Hike through the last great wilderness of Europe
• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Visit Budapest's Parliament, Buda Castle (UNESCO) and the Royal Palace of Visegrad
• Visit the former capital of Ukraine, Czernowitz, former capital of Bucovina
• 20 land days
• Maximum 14 travelers
• Start in Bucharest, Romania, finish in Budapest, Hungary
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3
Breathe the fresh air of coniferous woods in the country of Count Dracula, hike in the Carpathian Mountains, sample the famous wines of Hungary and gaze upon magnificent frescoes. Our trip to Hungary and Romania is an artful blend of culture, exquisite scenery, history and activity.
Our adventure in Transylvania begins in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Onward through Transylvania, into the Carpathian Mountains, we encounter ancient pockets of European culture and sample the region's cuisine while sipping local wines in the ambience of a medieval castle. See the magnificent fortress-town of Sighisoara and walk through the grand square of Brasov. A true highlight is Bran Castle, a fortress atop a dramatic rock outcrop and more commonly known as Dracula's Castle. After exploring the magnificent painted monasteries of Bucovina, we are heading to the remote Apuseni Mountains of Western Romania to discover local traditions, cuisine and medieval castles.
We continue to Czernowitz, the former capital of Ukraine, before making our way into Hungary to see the Puszta in Hortobagy National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and conclude our adventure in the famed city of Budapest and the Danube Bend, the Pearl of the Danube. Widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities, Budapest is a city of spas, 2,000 year-old Roman amphitheaters, 400-year-old Turkish baths and 23 museums and galleries, all situated on the graceful Danube.
Transylvania Facts, Not Fiction
FROM: $5495 USD
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms.
Some long drives.
To Brasov via Sinaia, and Bran Castle
Brasov Sightseeing, Risnov
Prejmar, Viscri, Stork Village
Mt. Hargita Hikes, Secler Gates and Enlaka Village
Charcoal Makers, Praid Salt Mine, to Bucovina via Bicaz Gorge and Lacu Rosu
Painted Monasteries of Bucovina: Gura Humorului, Sucevita, Moldovita, Egg Museum
Ukraine - Czernowitz (Chernivtsi)
Painted Monasteries of Bucovina: Voronet, Arbore, Suceava
To Torockoszentgyorgy (Coltesti) Through the Eastern Carpathians (Borgo Pass) and the Transylvanian Basin
Torockoszentgyorgy (Coltesti) Village Museum, Castle Hike
Torda Gorge Hike, Tara Motilor (Posaga de Sus)
Sincrau Village, Oradea, Arrival in Hungary
Hortobagy N.P., Godollo Royal Palace, to Budapest
Budapest Sightseeing - Buda Highlights
Budapest Sightseeing - Pest Highlights
Danube Bend: Visegrad, Szentendre