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Treasures of Bulgaria & Romania

9 days - Privately Guided Tailor-Made Tour

Bucharest - Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo - Plovdiv - Rila - Sofia
Inclusions: First / Tourist class accommodation, meals as detailed, services of an English-speaking driver/guide (you will change driver/guides at the border), transport by air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, arrival and departure transfers (first and last day)

2019 EARLY BIRD OFFER: AUD250 per couple Discover More Travel Vouchers
when you deposit by 31 January 2019

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2019
Jan-Dec: Departs Daily

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Tour Itinerary (please click here)

Day 1 Bucharest
Welcome to Romania! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. After settling in to your hotel, begin youe exploration of Romania's capital city. (D)

Stay at
Hotel Central (4 star)

Day 2 Bucharest - Sibiu
This morning take a tour of the Romanian Parliament building, the second largest building in the world, before a departure via the spectacular Olt Valley dotted with centuries old churches, to medieval Sibiu. After check-in at your hotel explore Sibiu’s impressive Old Town and visit the Brukenthal Museum. (B, D)

Stay at
Hotel Continental Forum (4 star)

Day 3 Sibiu – Sighisoara - Brasov
This morning admire the perfectly preserved, medieval town of Biertan in Transylvania which has changed little over time. Continue to beautiful Sighsoara, birthplace of Vlad Dracula for lunch at the famous restaurant "Casa Vlad Dracul” before exploring the city’s 12th century citadel with is fortified towers and artillery bastions. In Bran you will tour Dracula’s Castle before travelling to charming Brasov. (B, L)

Stay at
Hotel Casa Cranta (4 star)

Day 4 Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest
After breakfast take a morning city tour to reveal the magnificence of Brasov. Visit the Black Church, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, as well as the historic Old Town Hall. In the afternoon travel to Sinaia for a tour of the enchanting Peles Castle built by King Carol l. Marvel at its fine collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture, then drive to Bucharest for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Stay at
Hotel Central (4 star)

Day 5 Bucharest – Ruse - Veliko Tarnovo
This morning cross the mighty Danube River, meeting your Bulgarian guide at the border, into Bulgaria. Continue through the Rusenski Lom river valley to the rock churches of Ivanovo, famous for their unique frescoes, and then drive to Veliko Tarnovo. After check-in at your hotel discover Veliko Tarnovo’s historic Tsarevets Hill as well as the Patriarchal Church and Emperor Baldwin’s Tower on a walking tour. (B, D)

Stay at

Hotel Gurko (3 star)

Day 6 Veliko Tarnovo - Kazanluk - Plovdiv
This morning leave Veliko Tranovo and spend time at the Etara Open-Air Museum, where you will discover over 300 years of Bulgarian tradition. Continue to Kazanluk, capital of the Valley of the Roses, to learn about the production of Bulgarian rose oil followed by a visit to the 4th century Thracian Kazanlak Tomb. In the afternoon affrive in Plovdiv and, after check-in at your hotel, discover the city's highlights on a walking tour through the beautiful Old Town and marvel at the 18th century Bulgarian architecture, Orthodox churches, Muslim mosques and 2nd century Roman amphitheatre. (B, D)

Stay at
Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium Hotel (4 star)

Day 7 Plovdiv - Rila - Sofia
A morning departure for Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest spiritual centre. This 10th century monastery contains a rich collection of icons, wall-paintings and rare books and included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. After lunch in a local restaurant continue on to Sofia and check-in to your hotel with an evening at leisure. (B, L)

Stay at
Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel (4 star)

Day 8 Sofia
After breakfast embark on a panoramic city tour of Bulgaria’s capital. Highlights include the 5th century St. Sofia Basilica, National Parliament, the ruins of the Roman Serdica and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. In the afternoon you have free time to further explore Sofia with a wander through the Vitosha Art Boulevard, with its boutiques, shops
and cafes, recommended. (B)

Day 9 Sofia
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

Notes:
1) Room Configurations:
3 persons (Triple) will be understood to mean 1 x Triple share room. Double + Single configuration prices on request.
4 persons (Quad) will be understood to mean 2 x Double / Twin rooms

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