countries: Hungary and Romania. Arrive
to Budapest, depart from Bucharest.
schedules: Upon request.
Duration: 15 days (extension available; see below).
Extensions available, please see bellow.
supplement: TBA. Price includes:
accommodations and meals (lunch is typically picnic!), drinking
water, vehicle hire with fuel and driver guide, park entrance
fees and ranger guides. The
price exclude: bank transfer loss, international flight,
visa, tips, drinks, personal travel insurance and any other
activities of personal request e.g. laundry, toalet fees,
phone calls, etc.
Three-star hotels with all rooms en suite.
Max. 16 tour participants.
Minivans or Mercedes bus with 21 seats, depend on group size.
trip to Hungary and Romania is an artful blend of culture,
exquisite scenery, history, and activity. The adventure begins
in the famed city of Budapest, the Pearl of 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 223 museums and galleries
all situated on the graceful Danube. After a boat journey
on the Danube, we head north to see "Pusta" in Hortobagy
National Park before crossing into Romania, where our adventure
in Transylvania begins. In the Carpathian Mountains, we encounter
ancient pockets of European culture. See the magnificent fortress-town
of Sighisoara and walk through the grand square of Brasov.
Onward through Transylvania, our destination is the Bran Castle,
a fortress atop a dramatic rock outcrop. Our adventure in
Transylvania concludes in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
This trip is your invitation to explore Europe’s last great
wilderness, magnificent architecture and ancient European
Arrive to Budapest. Welcome dinner.
Budapest Sightseeing 1. (Pest side):
Old Buda, Heroes Square, Fine Art Museum, Andrassy Street,
Parliament, Vaci Street, Basilica.
Hikes around Vertes Hills,
visiting the romanesc church of Zsambek,
explore the gorgeous gardens and arboretums of Alcsut.
Serbian city of Szentendre,
Open-air village Museum; Budapest
Sightseeing 2. (Buda side): Janos Hill, Castle
District, Gellert Hill.
Godollo Royal Palace,
residence of Franz Joseph the 1st. and his wife, Queen Elisabeth
(Sisi). Animal park and Pusta introduction at the Hortobagy
NP, Nine-arch bridge, Black Pottery Museum.
Romania border cross, Oradea
cathedral. Bucea Pass (gate of Transylvania). Sincrau
village tour: Magyar culture, barn-program, calvinist church.
Hike at the fabulous mediaval castle ruins of Trascau.
museum, open-air laundry. Secler rock. Visit the remote Moc
world (Moc culture), one of the most intact
part of Europe, many villages still without electricity and
running water. We also visit today an old wooden carved orthodox
Visit a new orthodox monastery. Turda
Gorge hike. Drive to Odorheiu Secuiesc.
Deep underground salt mine of Praid.
Visit the traditional unitarian village of Inlaceni
- a World Heritage Site. Charcoal makers of Kalonda
Saxon basilica of Biertan
and hike to Capsa Mare.
(Saxon culture; World Heritage Site), exploring the incredible
mediaval city with birthplace of Count Dracula... now a pub!
Visit 100 years old secler gates
and special sulphuric springs. Explore the Saxon heritage
the favourite spot of Prince Charles.
Church (greatest gothic church of East Europe. First romanian
school and old manuscript museum. Old orthodox Romanian monastery.
fortified saxon churches.
peasant and defense fortress. Bran
Royal Castle (Dracula myth, Roman culture).
To Bucharest via Sinaia:
Peles Royal Castle, Sinaia Orthodox Monastery. Bucharest
sightseeing with Parliament building, Herastrau Park, Calea
Departure or join to post-extensions.
-Pre-extension: More detailed
Budapest sightseeing available, 1-3 days upon request, before
-Post-extension: We have
a very short time in Bucharest, only enough to pointing sights
from our bus. One post-tour day for detailed sightseeings
Yellow dots=base trip stations