Holiday in Bucharest

Price: 190 EUR

Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Why choose this: This tour is for anyone who wants to visit Romania in a city break!

The offer includes: Transportation + Accomodation 3 nights as described in the program + Horse riding or carriage ride

 

The experience includes: 

  • Airport transfer;
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Driver and  English  Speaking Guide;
  • Transportation by modern air conditioned car or minivan;
  • Accomodation 3 nights in 4* hotels or Premium Guesthouses as described in the program;
  • Half board menu: Breakfast and traditional dinners + artistic program;
  • Horse riding or carriage ride (it's not obbligatory to go)
  • Discount for a wine tasting in Bucharest - optional;
  • Non Stop Assistance local Tour Operator;
  • City Taxes.

What is extra:

  • Airplane ticket, entrance fees, other drinks;
  • Optional activities;
  • Other expenses.

 

Program:

Day 1: Transfer from airport to the hotel in the city centre. Panoramic Tour of Bucharest included according to the schedule.

Highlights: Arch of Triumph, House of Press, Victoriei Street, Revolution Square, Athaeneum, Royal Palace, Central Committee, National Museum of History, CEC Bank, Palace of the Parliament.

Dinner at one of the most known local restaurants: “Caru cu bere” or “Hanul lui manuc” , located in the old city centre.

Optional activities: Music pub, walk in the city centre or park.

Overnight Central 4*Hotel Ambasador or similar. 

 

Day 1. Hotel Bucharest - Sinaia (Visit Castle Peles and Sinaia monastery) - Bran (visit of Castle Bran) - Brasov.Accommodation Hotel Kolping or Guesthouse Kronhaus (or similar)

Sinaia Monastery is a landmark of 19th century period, summer residence of King Carol I before the construction of Peles Castle. Situated next to Peles River and in the middle of a silent forest of fir trees, the Monastery is home of the first romanian Bible and ospites an important architectural and religious golden plated objects treasure that amaze us and show the respect of the orthodox cult. The tiny and cosy monastery that was originally erected by the general of the army Mihail Contacuzino waits for being discovered behind the high walls that were used for defense.

Peles Castle, home of the royal family that lived here once with the decision of Carol I to erect a summer residence, is one of the most beautiful castles from Europe. With its german influence in architecture, we can totally afirm that combines a sum of styles, being a lesson of history of arts. Golden plated objects, famous private weapon collection, unique ceiling, central heating since 100 years ago, paintings, carvings, all these being original, located in the heart of Carpathian mountains, makes the settlement the second most visited place in Romania.

Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, became a first-class destination once with the appearance of the famous book written by the irish writer Bram Stocker. The medieval aspect gives to the place a unique experience which can be very easy included in a legend full of mistery and stories combined with real royal life. Actually, this castle is first of all a testimonial of Queen Mary that transformed the place into her summer residence, so be ready to discover a new identity of a spot full of elegance and classicism in the same time.

It's time for a traditional lunch in the ambiance of  Club Vila Bran ... landscapes, nature,  good food, traditional recipes, palinca...According to the preferences, the lunch can be in Brasov. 

Brasov is a „german made” town that maintains the taste of medieval influence. Be ready for photos, good food and a relaxing afternoon surrounded by walls of stone and houses with interesting roofs!

Return to Bucharest during the evening, around 20:00 o’clock. Free time in the city centre/ hotel. / restaurant. Overnight 4*Hotel Ambasador or similar. 

 

Day 3: City tour and free time in Bucharest

Itinerary: Hotel - Calea Victoriei - Village Museum - Revolution Square - City Centre (lunch) - Palace of the Parlament - Cotroceni - Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral.

The Village Museum is a landmark of the romanian nature that represents a large collection of original peasant houses brought from various regions. What is interesting is that every house was disassembled and then reassembled here in the museum. The initiator of such a pitoresque idea was Dimitrie Gusti, an ethnologist, who with the help of some students implemented his project in 1936. We will spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour in the Village Museum.

We will pass by the Revolution Square  where can be seen the balcony of Central Commitee from which Ceausescu used to have speeches in front of the population. You will hear the story of the helicopter that took away Nicolae and Elena from the roof of the building in order to run away frtom the angry crowd. Photo stop.

We will keep going on Calea Victoriei, one of the most interesting and cultural areas of the city, where one can observe a mix of architectural elements, luxury stores and hotels for tourists: History Museum, CEC Bank and Zlatari Church.

The Royal Court of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) hospites the ruins of Wallachia’s old Royal Palace, constructed and enlarged by Vlad Dracula. Here you will find out how the capital Bucharest has appeared and has been developed and maaany stories about Dracula.

We will stop in front of the Palace of the Parliament or House of the People, as it was named in the communist period where you will enjoy a beautiful panorama with the second largest building in the world. Probably most of the people already heard about Nicolae Ceausescu, but now one can find more secrets about the communist era and how the giant structure was erected.

Cotroceni Palace is many things Casa Poporului isn’t. It is located in a green and quiet area of the city, in one of the capital’s oldest neighborhoods. It doesn’t count with an impressive number of meters of surface or height but rather with being the local residence the longest in use. The two edifices share however an imprint of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, although in different degrees. And while one is meant to top one’s imagination of scale, visiting the other can be an exercise in imagination. This happens because Cotroceni Palace was expanded, refurbished or reconstructed at various stages of its history which starts at the Cotroceni Hill. This used to be covered by the Vlăsiei woods, which took up a large part of today’s capital’s territory. It was here that Șerban Cantacuzino, a Prince of Wallachia between 1678 and 1688, built a monastery in 1679, and, later, a palace was added.

Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral is the place where Masses take place every day and being also the house of the Patriarch. Here one can be impressed by the architecture and the interior design of the Church erected in the mid part of 17th century, when all the area was covered with grapevines. This is also a good spot for panoramic pictures and a quiet place to put together your powers before entering in the city murmurs.

Dinner and Free time. Overnight at hotel Ambasador

 

Day 4: Free time in the morning for shopping/souvenirs.

Transfer to the airport for the flight, according to the schedule.

 

This tour is for anyone that wishes to visit Romania in a city break!

 

Total Price:

For 8 persons: 190 EUR/ person

For 6 persons: 225 EUR/ person

For 4 persons: 250 EUR/ person

For 2 persons: 325 EUR/ person

For more than 8 persons, send us a messagge to offer you a personalized price at contact@socatour.ro

*The price is per person. For single room, there is a supplement of 60 EUR