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What to expect

Bran Castle

Discover the legend of Count Dracula

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Explore medieval architecture & ancient fortresses

Zărnești Bear Sanctuary

Witness rehabilitated brown bears up close

About the trip

Join your fellow solo travellers and accompanying Tour Leader on this amazing escorted group tour of Romania, where you’ll delve into the country’s rich history and vibrant cultures. Explore the medieval charm of Bucharest’s Old Town and marvel at the stunning architecture of Peleș Castle. Journey through the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains to visit the legendary Bran Castle, famously known as Dracula’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and traditional villages of Transylvania, with guided insights into Romania’s fascinating past.

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Room for sole use
  • Welcome Drink
  • Solos Board - Breakfast Daily, Welcome Dinner, 1x Lunch & Farewell Dinner
  • Guided tours of Prejmer, Sibiu, Brasov
  • Walking tour of Sighisoara & Bucharest
  • Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Zarnesti
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive Bucharest - Sinaia
  • Prejmer & Sighisoara
  • Sibiu & Biertan
  • Viscri & Brasov
  • Brasov
  • Sinaia & Bucharest
  • Bucharest
  • Depart to UK

Extras

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What you’ll be doing

Day 1

Welcome to Romania

On arrival into Bucharest, we transfer to Sinaia for the first night of our tour. This evening, we get to know each other at our welcome dinner.

  • Breakfast & dinner included
Day 2

Prejmer & Sighisoara

After breakfast, we continue onto Prejmer. The first of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites on our tour, we visit one of Romania’s most impressive fortified churches. After enjoying lunch, we move onto Sighisoara, rumoured to be the birthplace of Dracula himself. A medieval Citadel, we’ll walk its cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and historic architecture. Here, we’ll spend the next two nights.

  • Breakfast included
Day 3

Sibiu, Transylvania

This morning we head to Sibiu, the cultural capital of Transylvania. Here we visit Brukenthal Museum, the oldest in the country. It houses an impressive collection of European art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, spanning from the medieval period to the 19th-century.

On our return to Sighisoara, we stop at Biertan, famous for its fortified church. A UNESCO World Heritage Site – it offers us a glimpse into Transylvanian rural life.

  • Breakfast included
Day 4

Brasov Tour

We leave Sighisoara after breakfast as we travel south to Brasov via Viscri. On arrival into Basrov, we take an orientation tour of the city. Known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and stunning natural surroundings, Brasov is also the gateway to the Carpathian Mountains. Here, we spend the next two nights.

  • Breakfast Included
Day 5

Libearty Bear Sanctuary & Bran Castle

After breakfast, we get to visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zărnești. One of the largest brown bear sanctuaries in Europe, it provides a safe haven for rescued bears previously held in captivity. See bears in a semi-natural environment, while learning about wildlife conservation and the importance of protecting bears and their habitats.

Next, we journey to the mysterious Bran Castle, famously known as Dracula’s Castle. Perched dramatically on a rocky hilltop in the picturesque Carpathian Mountains, the castle’s rich history dates back to the 14th-century. Our tour takes us into the eerie world of Count Dracula as we explore the halls and corridors, learn about fascinating folklore and discover why this legendary landmark continues to captivate imaginations around the world.

  • Breakfast included
Day 6

Sinaia & Bucharest

We continue south this morning to Bucharest, stopping en route in Sinaia, where we visit the beautiful Peles Castle. Nestled in the picturesque Carpathian Mountains, Peles Castle boast 160 rooms of Neo Renaissance architecture, intricate woodwork and stunning stain-glassed windows. We continue onto Bucharest where we remain for the next two nights.

  • Breakfast included
Day 7

Walking Tour of Bucharest

We set out on a walking tour of Bucharest this morning. We see beautiful sights such as the Romanian Athenaeum & The National Art Gallery, as well as having time to explore the historical charm of the Old Town – the heart of Bucharest since the Middle Ages. After some free time this afternoon, we meet for our farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast & dinner included
Day 8

Depart to UK

Say ‘la revedere’ to Bucharest, as we return to the UK today.

  • Breakfast included

Accommodation

Romania

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar).

  • International Sinaia
  • Mercure Binderbubi
  • Prinz Gregor
  • Mercure Bucharest City Centre

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Average Temperatures

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September 25 °C 12 °C

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