16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula's Castle and flights

Including return international flights, return airport transfers in Bucharest, all accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels, small group experience, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
  • 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle and flights
 

Highlights

 

Uncover a mix of ancient traditions and modern legacies, spectacular mountainous landscapes and medieval towns on a 16 day Grand Romania tour with Dracula’s Castle.

The bounty of Bucharest is at your fingertips upon touching down in Romania. Join a full-day walking tour of the old city to see some of its most historically and culturally important sights, including the building known as the People’s Palace – a symbol of the Ceausescu era. You will also get a glimpse into traditional Romanian village life at the open-air museum in King Mihai I Park (formerly Herãstrãu Park). Move into the heart of the majestic Carpathian Mountains to see the former royal capital of Curtea de Argeș and admire its Byzantine-style cathedral. Visit Cozia Monastery to admire its rich collection of medieval art and literature.

Sink your teeth into the legend of one of Romania’s most iconic destinations at Transylvania. Wander the historic town squares in Sibiu and be shown its myriad of landmarks, make the pilgrimage to the village of Christian to see its 13th-century fortified church, and visit a local shepherd family to learn about traditional costumes, flute singing, cuisine and dancing. Tour the Old Town of the place rumoured to be the birthplace of Count Dracula, and hear more about Transylvanian folklore and spirituality while in the city of Târgu Mureș. Wander through the Botanical Gardens at Cluj, and travel through the gorgeous countryside on the way to Baia Mare in the country of Maramureș. Learn about the legacy of Communist rule in Romania upon a visit to Sighetu Marmației, and travel into the northern reaches of Romania in search of medieval ruins, beautifully frescoed monasteries, fine examples of Moldavian art and more UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Get caught up in Bram Stoker’s classic tale of Dracula at Bran Castle, and embrace this dramatic legend as you explore the stately structure and the open-air museum.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Bucharest

Make your way to the airport at the necessary time in order to catch your flight to the capital of Romania, Bucharest.

Day 2: Bucharest (D)

You made it! You arrive in Bucharest and take a transfer from the airport to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day you have at your leisure to rest in your room or explore the neighbourhood around the hotel. Tonight, join your fellow travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the city’s Old Town.

Day 3: Bucharest (B)

Begin your first full day of touring Romania with an immersive city tour of Bucharest. This all-day outing includes a walking tour of the old city centre. Take in the legacy of Palace of the Parliament, the grand structure that now symbolises the reign of Nicolae Ceauseşcu. It is the heaviest – and one of the most expensive – buildings in the world. Your learnings about the Ceauseşcu era continues at the Spring Palace, or House of Ceauseşcu. Another visit to look forward to is the ‘Dimitrie Gusti’ National Village Museum, an open-air museum located within King Mihai I Park that is home to 272 displays of traditional peasant farms and Romanian houses.

Day 4: Bucharest – Curtea de Argeș – Sibiu (B)

Leave Bucharest behind as the group drives north into the Carpathian Mountains and to Curtea de Argeș. This city was a former royal capital in the 14th century, and its main sight is a spectacular Byzantine-style cathedral. The next stop of Cozia Monastery. Located on the banks of the Olt River, the Monastery boasts an incredible collection of medieval art and architecture – it is one of Romania’s most valuable cultural monuments. Cross into Transylvania and arrive in Sibiu in the afternoon. This city is one of the most important cultural epicentres of Romania and was named a European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Day 5: Sibiu – Sibiel – Sibiu (B, L)

Head into the centre of Sibiu on a guided morning walk, and wander past sights including the Council Tower and its Gates and Stairs, plus Liar’s Bridge and some of the town’s most important churches. Stop in the village on Christian to tour a fortified Saxon church constructed in the 13th century, and then enjoy lunch in nearby Sibiel Village. Later on, you’ll meet a local family who will show off traditional regional costumes, flute singing, cuisine and dancing. The final visit of the day is to The Museum of the Icons on Glass.

Day 6: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Targu Mures – Cluj-Napoca (B, L)

Travel to the town of Sighisoara this morning and learn about its German heritage and the role it once played as a medieval strategic and commercial outpost for central Europe. The town is perhaps most famous however for being the rumoured birthplace of Count Dracula! The Old Town is a UNESCO Historic Centre and still has well-preserved walls. Tour the area and take in some of its main sights, including the Clock Tower and History Museum. Continue to Târgu Mureş, a town that spans both sides of the Mures River in central Transylvania. Learn about the town’s unique spiritual, cultural and religious identity, and have lunch at a local restaurant. Move onto Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania commonly known as just Cluj, for overnight.

Day 7: Cluj-Napoca – Baia Mare (B)

Tour the city this morning on a guided outing that takes in the Botanical Garden, Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Matthias Corvinus House, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and the Romanian National Opera, among other sights. Travel north through picturesque countryside and arrive in Baia Mare, the regional capital of Maramureș county. This region shares borders with both Hungary and Ukraine.

Day 8: Baia Mare – Sighetu Marmației – Baia Mare (B, L)

Seek out the village of Sapanta and visit Merry Cemetery, which is known for its colourful tombstones engraved with darkly humorous inscriptions. It is then onto Sighetu Marmației, a town closely associated with the legacy of Romania’s brutal communist regime. Visit the communist-era prison – once used to hold opposing Romanian leaders and dissenting members of the public – and also see the home of Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and survivor of Auschwitz. Lunch is had in Sighet before returning to Baia Mare for this evening as free time.

Day 9: Baia Mare – Botiza – Borsa – Gura Humorului (B, D)

Pass by quaint villages and pretty country scenery as you travel into the northernmost parts of Romania today. This region is most famous for its incredibly well-preserved monasteries and churches – seven of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first touchpoint with the area is Moldovita Monastery, which was founded in 1532. It sits on the site once occupied by a fortified stone church built by Alexander the Kind-Hearted. The present-day monastery features its own imposing fortifications and conceals a magnificent painted church. The next stop is Voronet Monastery. It was constructed by Stephen the Great to mark the victory at the Battle of Vaslui, and is now commonly dubbed, ‘The Sistine Chapel of the East’. Admire its frescoed walls and the vibrant shade of Vaslui blue that adorns much of its structure. Lastly, see Humor Monastery. Arrive in Gura Humorului for a two-night stay.

Day 10: Gura Humorului – Moldavia – Gura Humorului (B, D)

Continue to discover the treasures of the region’s painted monasteries today. Head to Sucevita Monastery, which is regarded as one of the finest painted monasteries in Bucovina. Be in awe of its mediaeval art, including the Prayer of the Saints, the largest of the Moldavian wall paintings. There is also time to wander the grounds and see this incredible fortress, its central fortified citadel and watchtowers. Continue to Putna Monastery, a sight with direct links to famed ruler, Stephen the Great. His tombs are located within the monastery and are a remarkable example of the Moldavian art of his era. Finally, see the black-hued ceramics produced by Marginea Ceramic and learn more about this craft that has been practiced since the 1500s. There is also a visit to a ethnographic museum to see traditional regional costumes.

Day 11: Gura Humorului – Piatra Neamt (B)

Journey along one of Romania’s most scenic routes, through the Bicaz Gorges, and appreciate its dramatic landscape of steep ascents, limestone rocks and sheer cliff-faces. Stretch your legs with a stop at Red Lake, the largest natural mountain lake in Romania, ahead of arriving in the city of Piatra Neamt. Keep your fingers crossed for a visit to the only wooden synagogue in Romania that is located nearby.

Day 12: Piatra Neamt – Brasov (B)

Piatra Neamt has been dubbed the ‘Pearl of Moldovia’, as it was where Stephen the Great built both the Princely Court and then the Princely Cathedral. Have some time to explore the city in the morning before setting out for Brasov. Make a pitstop in Prejmer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the fortified Saxon church and fortress once used by early German settlers in Transylvania. Arrive in Brasov in the afternoon. Some of the settlements and remains found in the area date back to about 9500BC, and you have opportunity to find out more about this extraordinary history on a tour of the old city centre. This includes an orientation walk of the main square and a visit to the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in South Eastern Europe.

Day 13: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Brasov (B)

Today’s sightseeing will be a highlight for literature-lovers, horror film-fiends, and pop culture vultures alike. To Bran Castle, the majestic structure more commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. This renowned location is intertwined with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and you have the opportunity to soak up its eerie atmosphere by learning about its dramatic folklore, see period furniture, and wandering the small open-air museum. Afterwards, head to Peles Castle in Sinaia. This former royal residence was built in the German-Renaissance style. Return to Brasov to overnight.

Day 14: Brasov – Bucharest (B, D)

Have a lowkey morning in Brasov ahead of making the return journey to Bucharest. There is a stop enroute for lunch at a winery in Azuga and then a sparkling wine tasting at the Rheins Cellars. Have free time once back in Bucharest, but reconvene for the group for tonight’s farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal is accompanied by a music and dance performance.

Day 15: Bucharest – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Head to the airport at the appropriate time to catch your return flight to Australia.

Day 16: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline
  • Option to extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport transfers in Bucharest
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 19 travellers
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • English-speaking Tour Director throughout and local specialty guides
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary, including entry tickets to all sites
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

Highlights:

  • Join a full-day tour of the old city in Bucharest and take in sights like the People’s Palace and the House of Ceauseşcu
  • Move into the majestic Carpathian Mountains, admire the invaluable art collection of Cozia Monastery, and cross into Transylvania on arrival in Sibiu
  • Head to the rumoured birthplace of Count Dracula in Sighisoara to explore its Old Town, and find out about the fascinating mix of cultures at Targu Mures
  • Appreciate the landmarks of Cluj-Napoca, see the colourful tombstones of Merry Cemetery, learn about Romania’s Communist-era legacy, and visit the home of Elie Wiesel
  • Devote two days to discovering the treasures of the painted monasteries of Moldavia, including Moldovita, Voronet, Sucevita and Putna Monasteries
  • Embrace the legend of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a morning at Bran Castle, before enjoying a winery lunch and vintage tasting enroute back to Bucharest
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Full payment at the time of booking is required if you optioned to purchase Tour Only
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and Flexi Flight cost (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $749 per person in addition to your twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date.

Group Size: 2 – 19 people

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Bucharest: Hilton or similar
Sibiu: Continental Forum Sibiu or similar
Cluj: Golden Tulip or similar
Baia Mare: Carpati or similar
Gura Humorului: Best Western Bucovina or similar
Piatra Neamt: Central Plaza or similar
Brasov: Aro Palace or similar

Please note, all hotel ratings are based local star ratings.

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available

Child Policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 2 years.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping: Tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Health/Fitness Requirement: Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

 

Travel Dates

 

2021:

5 May 
19 May 
9 June 
23 June 
7 July 
21 July 
4 August 
18 August 
6 October 
13 October 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select BOOK NOW to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates, Qatar, Etihad Airways or Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed it will remain non-refundable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flexi Flight Options: 

Arrive early and/or extend your stay:

  • If you wish to arrive earlier and/or extend your stay this can be accommodated for an additional $250.00 per person when flying in and out of the same cities per the itinerary
  • To arrive early or extend your stay, you must detail at the time of booking how many days you wish to extend via the dropdown selections.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you arrive early or extend your stay, you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, an additional cost of $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply.
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Change your itinerary routing:

  • If you wish to change your arrival and/or departure city this can be done for an additional $400.00 per person. For example, your tour may begin and end in Zurich, but you may wish to fly into London, make your own way to Zurich then fly out of Zurich at the conclusion of the tour.
  • To change your arrival and/or departure city you must detail this at the time of the booking within the special requests box by advising the airport you wish to fly into and the airport you wish to fly out of
  • Changes to the arrival and/or departure cities must be on the same continent as the original arrival/departure city of the tour itinerary.
  • Flights will be booked using the promotional carrier outlined above in the Airline Information along with any codeshare partners. Tickets will be issued as per the request in the special request box on the booking form and emailed to you. Any further change requests post booking will incur change fees so please ensure you confirm your exact dates at the time of booking.
  • In the event you require additional internal flights to meet the tours arrival or departure points, these will need to be booked by the individual customer at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure they allow ample time to connect with the start/end of the tour.
  • Accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. In the event you make changes to your flight itinerary you will forfeit any included airport transfers (where applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes after flights have been ticketed, the cost is an $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply
  • Your airline tickets will automatically be issued per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.

Premium Economy and Business Class Upgrades (where available):

  • Premium economy and business class upgrades may be available on select itineraries and airlines. Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of completing the booking form.
  • Upon completing your booking, a quote will be sent via email which includes the additional amount due per person should you wish to proceed with the upgrade, together with the payment due date which is typically 24-48 hours.
  • In the event we don’t hear from you at all we will proceed with issuing economy class tickets as per the deal inclusions and send these through to you via email.
  • The flights will be quoted using the promotional carrier outlined above along with their codeshare partners in the Airline Information
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • In the event you need to make any changes post booking, the cost is $250.00 per person plus any airline fees and additional airfare and taxes will apply. You may still subject to seat availability upgrade from economy to premium economy or business class.

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline
  • Option to extend the stay with Flexi Flights
  • Return airport transfers in Bucharest
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 19 travellers
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • English-speaking Tour Director throughout and local specialty guides
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary, including entry tickets to all sites
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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