October 30th....During our first full day in Romania you can enjoy the day on your own or take one of our OPTIONAL tours
OPTIONAL TOUR 1: Bohemian Bucharest Markets & Mahallas tour after breakfast to enjoy a Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Walking Food Tour. Taste your way through Bucharest’s most charming and unusual ‘mahallas,’ or neighborhoods, on a small-group food tour. Venture beyond crowded squares and Communist architecture to discover the Romanian capital’s quieter, Belle Époque quarters, where Old World elegance meets bohemian flair. Along the way, pop in to lively markets, specialty shops, and cafes to sample the best of artisan Romanian cuisine like goats-milk cheese, cured meat, homemade bread, craft beer, and Wallachian doughnuts. Highlights Small-group walking food tour in Bucharest Discover the sprawling capital's diverse neighborhoods with a local guide Sample traditional Romanian peasant food and regional dishes like artisan cheeses, cured meats, sausages, fresh produce, and more Visit Bucharest's Bohemian Jewish and Armenian quarters See a range of architectural styles ranging from Belle Époque to Art Nouveau and Communist Sip Romanian craft beer and 'palinca' brandy Includes all food and drink samples Small-group tour limited to 12 for a more personalized experience. Time is 10:30 AM and is 4.5 hours long. Cost is $75 pp
Optional Tour 2: Wine Tasting in Bucharest Cost is $45 per person....When visiting Romania, it’s a shame to skip one, very important, part of Romanian culture and tradition, that is still a mystery for most foreign visitors: wine. Highlights Romantic experience, perfect for couples Informative, friendly and professional guide Excellent value for money Get inside tips from a local
Optional Tour 3...Darkside Tour of Bucharest $60.00 per person....Indulge a taste for the macabre with this 3-hour walking tour through Bucharest’s harrowing history. Uncover the city’s most sinister secrets, from the bloody battles of the Dark Ages to the brutal communist practices of the Cold War era. Visit the chilling Bellu Cemetery, stop for a drink in a former brothel and hear about ghastly local legends like the ‘Vampire of Bucharest.’ Not for the faint of heart! Highlights 3-hour walking tour of Bucharest's dark past Hear sinister stories about the city's history, from the Dark Ages to the Iron Curtain Stop for a drink in a former brothel Wander among crypts and tombstones at the Bellu Cemetery Hear tales of true crime like the 'Vampire of Bucharest'. Meet up at 3pm, tour is 5 hours.
Optional Tour 4: Vampire Chasing and Food Tour: Romania is known for its history, legends, and cuisine, but appreciating all 3 can be tricky on limited time. Avoid the hassle of advanced planning on a comprehensive tour of the capital, and gain insight into Romania’s cultural heritage as you tick off historic landmarks, sample regional delicacies, and hear about the country’s vampire mythology, over just a few hours. Departs at 10am and is 4 hours. Cost is $75pp
October 31....HALLOWEEN.....Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest. Explore the remains of Dracula’s Castle on this small-group day trip from Bucharest. Meet your English-speaking guide in Bucharest, then travel by minibus to Transylvania. Admire the scenery beyond the window on the leisurely drive into the country, an ideal prelude to two of Romania’s most stunning castles, Peles Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. You’ll also hit the charming Brasov, a city in south Transylvania. Highlights A small-group day trip to Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle from Bucharest Explore with an informative local guide See Romania’s spooky castles Discover Transylvania’s hidden wonders This is a small group tour, to ensure a personalized experience. This is a 12 hour tour. Meals are NOT included.
November 1st.....explore the city on your own or enjoy one of the optional tours listed above.
November 2nd.....depart from hotel back to the US.
Total cost for this trip is $780 per person. This includes 5 nights at hotel, breakfast daily, round trip transfers, and Bran Castle tour. NOT included: flights from the US, gratuities, optional tours. Deposit is $250 per person with final payment due by August 1st.
to book this trip please contact: Jane Fencer at (302) 388-3208 or email@example.com