Departures: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
BUCHAREST, TRANSYLVANIA, SINAIA, VELIKO TARNOVO,
VALLEY OF THE ROSES, PLOVDIV, RILA MONASTERY, SOFIA
Day 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday BUCHAREST
We’ll depart the hotel in Bucharest for a drive north into Transylvania. Our first stop will be in Targoviste, the former capital of The Walachian Principality. You'll explore the ruins of Princely Court, The 16th century Princely Church, and "The Twilight Tower", a watch tower that dates to the 15th century, built by the famous ruler of Walachia, Vlad the Impaler. The tour continues to Curtea de Arges, which served as the 14th century Walachian Capital. Behold the sad legend of the Manole Church as you take in its beauty. We'll traverse the Carpathian Mountains along the scenic Olt River Valley to enter Transylvania, a wondrous land of legends and superstitions!
D Accommodation in Sibiu
Day 2 - SIBIU - SIBIEL - SIGHISOARA
Day 3 - SIGHISOARA - BIERTAN - SIGHISOARA
Following breakfast, you'll explore the fortress of Sighisoara. The birthplace of Prince Vlad Dracula, this is one of just a handful of fortified medieval towns that is still inhabited. We'll return to Sighisoara, stopping along the way to visit another UNESCO site, the fortified Saxon Church in Biertan.
B D Accommodation at Sighisoara Hotel***
Day 4 - SIGHISOARA - BRASOV - DRACULA CASTLE - SINAIA
We'll ride to Brasov, for a tour of "The Crown City" of Transylvania. You'll marvel at unique local landmarks including the gothic style Black Church, St Nicholas Orthodox Church, The Old Town Hall, and The Main Square. After lunch, a short ride takes you to Bran Village, where nestled high on a rock is the Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle!
B D Accommodation in Sinaia
Day 5 - SINAIA - RUSE - VELIKO TARNOVO
Your first stop is Peles Castle, the breathtaking former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. A ride across the Danube River then brings you into Bulgaria. We’ll visit the cavernous Ivanovo Monastery (subject to weather conditions) before continuing on to the picturesque village of Arbanasi, near Veliko Tarnovo. Your afternoon highlight is a visit to the Church of Nativity, the most richly decorated church in all of Bulgaria!
B Accommodation in Arbanasi (Izvora Hotel***)
Day 6 – VELIKO TARNOVO - KAZANLUK - PLOVDIV
We’ll ride through the heart of Bulgaria today en route to Plovdiv. As we wind through picturesque Rose Valley, we’ll make a stop in the town of Kazanluk. At the world famous Thracian Tomb, you’ll get an up-close view of Hellenistic frescoes dating back to the 4th century BC! Another must-see is The Rose Museum. Upon arrival in Plovdiv, the center of Bulgarian industry, we’ll make a visit to The Old town.
B Accommodation in Plovdiv
Day 7 - PLOVDIV - RILA - SOFIA
You’ll enjoy a scenic ride through beautiful Mesta Pass on the way to Rila Monastery, Bulgaria's most famous tourist site. Founded in the 10th century by St. Ivan Rilsky, the monastery stood at the center of Bulgarian culture and religion for centuries!
B D Accommodation in Sofia
Day 8 - RILA - SOFIA
Your transfer to Sofia follows breakfast.
|Price per Person||USD|
|Bookings of 4 people or more||15% discount per person|
|Private tours||Add $100.00 per person|
Prices are in USD, for bookings of minimum 2 people traveling together.
Bookings of minimum 2 people on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
* Why not extend your stay in Sofia?
* Itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice