Bulgaria-Serbia-Romania

Bulgaria-Serbia-Romania

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

10 Days/ 9 Nights

2015 Departures:

May 8, 15 and 22
June 5 and 19
July 10 and 31
August 28
September 11 and 18
October 2
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $1889

Single supplement $579
Package Includes:
9 nights first class accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers-if arriving and departing on scheduled days
Breakfast each morning
1 lunch-drinks not included
7 dinners-drinks not included
Motor coach transportation between cities
English speaking tour escort
Luggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person)
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees to the following: National History Museum in Sofia, Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Hunedoara Fortress, Clock Tower Museum in Sighisoara, First Romanian School in Brasov, Bran Castle, Peles Palace and Sinaia Monastery in Sinaia, Village Museum in Bucharest
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Sofia
Arrive in Sofia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and tour director at the welcome dinner. Overnight Hotel Radisson Blu.

Day 2 Sofia
Half day Sofia city tour. The highlights of the tour will be the visits to the National History Museum where the gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Alexander Nevski Crypt. Evening at leisure to relax. Overnight Hotel Radisson Blu.

Day 3 Sofia-Nis-Belgrade
After breakfast departure to Nis. On the way visit the Studenica Monastery, one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries. In 1986 UNESCO included the Studenica Monastery on the list of World Heritage. In the late afternoon, arrival to Belgrade. Enjoy dinner with local live music in a typical national restaurant in the old bohemian quarter of Skadarlija. Overnight Hotel Moskva.

Day 4 Belgrade
Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city's main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; the Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito's Memorial. Overnight Hotel Moskva.

Day 5 Belgrade-Novi Sad-Timisoara
After breakfast depart to Novi Sad. Capital of the Northern Serbian province of Vojvodina and Serbia's second largest city after Belgrade. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of all the major attractions of Novi Sad including the Petrovaradin Fortress, Liberty Square, the Cathedral, City Council, Zmaj Jovina and Dunavaska Street. Continue to Timisoara, the city where the Romanian revolution started in 1989. Arrive to Timisoara and view the ruins of the Timisoara Fortress, Huniady Castle, Pasha's Wheel, the Fabric residential areas and the Corso shopping area. Dinner and overnight Hotel Timisoara or the NH Hotel Timisoara.

Day 6 Timisoara-Hunedoara-Sibiu
After breakfast departure to Sibiu. On the way to Sibiu visit the fortress of Hunedoara that became the castle of the most pre-eminent king of the medieval, Matia Corvin.The monument has special glamor due to its different construction styles the presence of military and civil innovations as well as for the impetuous court life that animated it for more than 400 years. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Ramada in Sibiu.

Day 7 Sibiu-Sighisoara-Brasov
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. During the tour you will see the Huet Square, the Large Square, the Evangelical Cathedral and the Liars' Bridge. Continue towards Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in South-Eastern Europe. Your sightseeing tour includes entrance to the famous Clock Tower Museum. Continue to Brasov for a walking tour that includes a visit of the First Romanian School with an impressive collection of rare books. Dinner will be enjoyed in a local restaurant. Overnight Hotel Aro Palace or Hotel Tulip in Brasov.

Day 8 Brasov-Bran-Sinaia-Bucharest
Following breakfast departure towards Bran. Visit the Bran Castle made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count, Dracula. Continue to Bucharest and stop in Peles Castle built as the summer residence of King Carol I in the summer resort town of Sinaia. Continue to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery and to Bucharest. Dinner and overnight Hotel Athenee Palace Hilton.

Day 9 Bucharest
Get acquainted with the Romanian capital, once nicknamed "Little Paris". During the tour you will visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the National Treasure. Listen how the Romanian people finally succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in eastern Europe in the Revolution Square. Your tour will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and The Village Museum. Farewell dinner with folklore show. Overnight Hotel Athenee Palace Hilton.

Day 10 Bucharest-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Bucharest or continue to the Painted Monasteries, Black Sea resorts or Danube Delta.

Additional nights in Sofia and/or Bucharest available.



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