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Tour about Romania & Bulgaria

Tour about Romania & Bulgaria


Day 1: Bucharest.
Arrival in Bucharest. During the city tour about Bucharest where we will visit many interesting sites, such as, the Palace of Parliament - the second biggest building in the world after Pentagon, the Patriarchal church, the Village Museum. Check-in. Dinner in Dracula’s Club or another elegant restaurant.


Day 2: (400 km) Bucharest - Giurgiu (crossing the Danube) - Ruse – Sofia.
After breakfast, departure to Giurgiu where we’ll cross the border over the Danube to Ruse, where the Bulgarian guide will meet you. Lunch on the way in Pleven. Arrival in Sofia. Check-in and city tour of Sofia. Specific Bulgarian dinner outside the hotel.


Day 3: (100 km) Sofia - Plovdiv.
In the end of our city tour qbout Sofia, we'll drive and visit the famous Rila monastery, and have lunch nearby with a very interesting cooked trout. Arrival in Plovdiv, one of Bulgaria’s oldest settlements, a rich archeological and cultural city. Check-in and a short city tour. Dinner in an old Restaurant in the ancient city.


Day 4: (250 km) Plovdiv - Veliko Tirnovo.
After breakfast, departure to Tirnovo. On the way, we’ll stop in the rose city of Kazanluk, visit the Thracian tomb (unique in the world) and the Rose Museum, and have the chance to buy rose perfume. We’ll also visit Etara an open museum and have lunch there with a specific buffalo yogurt. Etara was founded in the 60s, when a national renaissance was necessary to keep old traditions alive. The workshops and the shops of the tanners, the jewelers, handicraftsmen that manufacture knives and weavers make for an interesting visit. Arrival in Veliko Tirnovo, check-in and the city tour. Dinner.


Day 5: (300 km) Tirnovo - Varna.
After breakfast, departure to Arbanasi, the most beautiful monastery in Bulgaria, the Christ Birth’s Church and we have lunch here. On the way we will visit the Madara Cavalier from Sumen. Arrival in Varna. Dinner and check-in. 


Day 6: (450 km) Varna - Durankulak (border) - Vama – Tulcea.
Boarding on the 4* Boat’ hotel. After breakfast, departure to Romania, if possible we’ll visit the former Romanian king’s residence from Balcik and the famous gardens. Lunch in Constanta and city tour. Arrival in Tulcea and boarding on the 4* Boat Hotel. Dinner and departure to the Danube Delta. 

Day 7: Danube Delta.
The Danube Delta The entire day we will visit Danube Delta and have lunch on the boat hotels or a picnic. Special dinner. This is one of the highlight days of the whole trip. The food is excellent; you will receive caviar and specific Danube Delta fish cooked in a special way. It is really amazing. 


Day 8: (350 km) Tulcea - Iasi.
After breakfast, departure to the heart of the Romanian Orthodoxy – Iasi, the capital of Moldova. Lunch in Birlad. Upon arrival to Iasi, we will meet our local guide. City tour and visit of the Culture Palace, the Metropolitan Church, “Three Hierarchs Church”, The Catholic Church. Dinner in a monastery with Byzantine church music sung by the students’ choir from the Theological University of Iasi. Check-in.


Day 9: (250 km) Iasi - Gura Humorului.
We depart to Bucovina and visit the monastery Dragomirna, the residence of Bucovina’s bishop in Suceava. Lunch in Suceava and departure to Gura Humorului. In the afternoon we will visit the first monastery from the UNESCO Heritage - Voronet. Dinner and check-in. 


Day 10: (120 km) Bucovina.
We start our program and visit 4 out of 5 UNESCO protected monasteries (Sucevita, Moldovita, Humor and Arbore). Lunch in Radauti, the first capital of Moldavia. Dinner with folk music in a local family. 


Day 11: (350 km) Gura Humorului - Cluj Napoca.
After breakfast, departure back to Transylvania through Borgo Pass. Very scenic drive! Coffee break at Dracula Motel on the way. Lunch in Bistrita, an Old Saxon city. Arrival in Cluj Napoca. After check-in, we’ll have a short city tour and specific Hungarian dinner. 


Day 12: (150 km) Cluj Napoca – Brasov.
After breakfast, we head to Brasov. Arrival in Sighisoara, which is considered as the most beautiful Saxon city of Romania. Visit of the citadel and lunch in the Dracula restaurant. We head to Brasov, but before arriving there we will visit the Bran Castle (known as Dracula Castle, 20 km away from Brasov). Arrival in Brasov. Check-in. Leisure time for shopping. Special dinner accompanied by a classical music show. 


Day 13: (200 km) Sinaia.
After breakfast, departure to Sinaia. Lunch in Sinaia and visit of the Peles Castle - former summer residence of the King’s family in Romania. Transfer to the airport.