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Welcome to Bucharest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive along parks, gardens, and wide boulevards. Also see the palace where Ceausescu, the former Romanian dictator, lived, and visit the impressive PEOPLE’S PALACE, the second-largest government building in the world after the Pentagon (if closed, visit CEAUSESCU’S SPRING PALACE instead).
Visit the neo-renaissance PELES CASTLE, spectacularly situated in the Carpathian Mountains on your way to Brasov in the Transylvanian region.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi / 190 km
Guided sightseeing features the Old Town Hall, the Merchants’ Hall, the 15th-century Monastery, and School of St. Nicholas. Take a walk through the Old Town and visit the impressive BLACK CHURCH. Highlight today is LF a visit to Dracula’s BRAN CASTLE, built in the 14th century. The castle is dramatically located on top of a hill and has, because of the legends, attracted people from all over the world. Later, dinner has been prepared for you on the castle grounds at Queen Mary’s Tea House.
Today’s Distance: 43 mi / 70 km
Stop at the fortified town of Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadels in Eastern Europe. Your guided sightseeing features the walled Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Legend has it it is also the birthplace of the notorious Vlad (Dracula). Continue to Sibiu.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km
Guided sightseeing of this elegant city features views of the impressive Old Town including the Great Square, Huet Square, Lion’s Bridge and the Goldsmith Square.
Stop in Pitesti, situated in the Arges River valley and sheltered by the surrounding hills. Return to Bucharest, where a farewell dinner at a local restaurant has been prepared for you.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Located directly on the Victoriei Boulevard close to the University of Bucharest and Cismigiu Par, Novotel Bucharest City Centre is a great choice for travelers interested in museums, parks, and history. This modern hotel features air-conditioned rooms with LCD-screen TVs, minibars, and coffee and tea making facilities. Other amenities include a bar, a restaurant serving international cuisine, a heated indoor pool, as well as a fitness center, and a spa. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
The Kronwell hotel in Brasov boasts stylishly luxurious guestrooms equipped with state-of-the art facilities, as well as free of charge wireless internet access that will satisfy the hotel's most exclusive guests. This centrally located hotel offers a stylish à la carte restaurant, a casual bar, a sleek European/Asian bistro and formal dining with a terrace. The spa has an indoor pool, a fitness studio and sauna.
Hilton Sibiu offers easy access to the cultural sites of Sibiu. It is an ideal gateways offering free pool, a relaxing spa thaqt offers numerous holistic treatments (against a fee), 3 high-class restaurants - The Madrigal, The Versailles, and The Romanian Restaurant - serving international, French and Romanian cuisine. Two tennis courts and a hair salon are also at guests' disposal. Free internet access is available throughout the hotel.
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