Transylvania - Romania and Hungary

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• Explore Bucharest highlights
• Visit the painted monasteries of Bucovina
• See ancient fortified Saxon towns
• Visit Moc and Secler villages
• Hike through one of the last great wilderness of Europe
• Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• See historic Bran 'Dracula' Castle
• Visit Budapest's Parliament, Buda Castle (UNESCO) and the Royal Palace of Visegrad

Fact File

• 20 land days
• Maximum 14 travelers
• Start in Bucharest, Romania, finish in Budapest, Hungary
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 2-3


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 Hungary to see the Pusta 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.

Further Reading

Transylvania Facts, Not Fiction

FROM: $5495 USD


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Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bucharest
Day 2: Bucharest Exploring
Day 3: To Brasov via Sinaia, Bran Castle
Day 4: Brasov Sightseeing, Risnov
Day 5: Prejmar, Viscri, to Odorheiu Secuiesc
Day 6: Biertan, Sighisoara
Day 7: Mt. Hargita Hikes, Secler-Gates, Enlaka Village
Day 8: Charcoal Makers, Praid Salt Mine, to Gura Humorului via Bicaz Gorge and Lacu Rosu
Days 9 - 10: Painted Monasteries of Bucovina
Day 11: To Torockoszentgyorgy Through the Eastern Carpathians and the Transylvanian Basin
Day 12: Rimetea Village Museum, Torda Gorge Hike
Day 13: Torockoszentgyorgy Castle Hike, Moc Villages
Day 14: Sincrau Village, Oradea, Arrival in Hungary
Day 15: Hortobagy N.P., Godollo Royal Palace, to Budapest
Day 16: Budapest Sightseeing - Buda Highlights
Day 17: Budapest Sightseeing - Pest Highlights
Day 18: Visegrad, Danube Bend, Szentendre
Day 19: Church of Zsambek, Alcsut Arboretum, Kamandul Hermitage, Castle of Lovasbereny
Day 20: Depart Budapest
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