Transylvania - Romania and Hungary

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

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, before we arrive to the most lovely area of Hungary, Lake Balaton and Tapolca-basin with its extinct volcanos, great vistas, artistocratic palaces and famous wineyards. Our adventure concludes 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.

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Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some rough roads and 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 & Prejmar
Day 5: Viscri, to Odorheiu Secuiesc
Day 6: Biertan, Copsa Mare, Sighisoara
Day 7: Mt. Hargita hikes, Secler-gates, Korond & Enlaka Villages
Day 8: Praid Salt Mine, to Gura Humorului via Bicaz Gorge and Lacu Rosu
Days 9 - 10: Painted Monasteries of Bucovina
Day 11: Drive to Tirgu Mures, European Bison Reserve
Day 12: Torda Gorge Hike, Rimetea Village
Day 13: Torockoszentgyorgy castle hike, Moc Villages
Day 14: Sincrau Village, Oradea. Arrival in Hungary
Day 15: Hortobagy National Park, Godollo Royal Palace
Day 16: Lake Balaton: St. Gheorghe Hill (volcanoes)
Day 17: Lovasbereny Castle, Alcsut Arboretum, Kamandul Hermitage
Day 18: Budapest Sightseeing, Citadel
Day 19: Visegrad, Danube Bend, Szentendre
Day 20: Depart Budapest
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