Bulgaria Romania Tour
DAY BY DAY PROGRAM FOR THE BULGARIA ROMANIA TOUR
Day 1 – Arrive in Sofia. Transfer to your hotel. The reminder of the day – time at leisure. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Thracia**** (three overnights)
Day 2 – Sightseeing tour of Sofia plus tour to the Rila monastery
Take a walking sightseeing tour of Sofia. Visit the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the biggest and the most beautiful on the Balkan Peninsula, the Monument of Alexander II – Tzar Liberator, the Parliament, The Statue of St Sofia – the symbol of the city, the Presidency, the National Theater, the Ruins of Serdica and the Rotonda St George 4th c. AC, the Synagogue, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name. Departure to the Rila Monastery – the richest historical and architectural monument of the Orthodox enclave, founded in 10th century and transformed to the most important spiritual and cultural center of Bulgaria. The Monastery’s unrivalled architecture and murals will captivate you. In the monastery visit the Ethnographic museum – very rich with its carpets and rugs exhibition, jewelry, customs, buckles. Also you will visit four rooms decorated according to the typical styles of decoration of four regions of Bulgaria.Return to Sofia. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Thracia ****
Day 3 – One day tour to Plovdiv
In the morning departure to Plovdiv – sightseeing tour of Plovdiv – the second largest town of Bulgaria, an area since the time of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander The Great. Its unique location on these ancient crossroads has stimulated cultural and political influences from East and West civilizations and yet maintained its unique cultural identity. The most impressive building of Roman time that has come to us rising above the city is the Antique Amphitheatre by Emperor Mark Avrelii during the 2nd c. A.D. Its magnificent arcade adorned with marble statues is simply breath-taking. Theatre and opera performances are still staged here on warm summer nights. The Roman Stadium is also constructed during the II century and reproduces the layout in Delphi, Greece. Within the centre of the ancient major town of the Roman province of Thrace remains of stone paved streets, foundations of buildings and columns and ancient fortress walls and gates reside. The Old Plovdiv nowadays is an original living museum, an architectural phenomenon with many of the houses of those times’ most prominent Bulgarians turned into museums, galleries hosting various art exhibitions and festivals. After lunch have some free time for shopping or take the childrens’ train running on one of the hills of Plovdiv (subject of availability).
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Thracia ****
Day 4 – Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo – Bucharest, Romania
Departure to Veliko Tarnovo – the capital of Mediaeval Bulgaria, the town is one of the most picturesque historical settlements. Start exploring the city with the Tsarevets Royal hill. After lunch continue to Bucharest. Arrive in late afternoon. Accommodation. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Bucharest at Hotel Berthelot ****
Day 5 – Bucharest to Transylvania: Olt River Gorge & Sibiu Walking Tour
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning take a city tour of Bucharest including the Revolution Square, the Palace of the Parliament – the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, Cotroceni Quarter for its representative architecture and the Village Museum – one of the world’s most interesting open air museums with century old original peasant households from all parts of Romania. En route later, make a short stop to the 14th century Cozia Monastery built by Prince Mircea the Old. Drive along the Olt River Canyon crossing the mountains into Transylvania. Reach Sibiu. leisurely walking tour of Sibiu (Hermannstadt), formerly the chief city of the Transylvanian Germans. The Great and Lesser Squares are the landmarks of the Old Town with the many merchant houses featuring “”the sleepy eye” dormers. View the old surrounding defense walls and the remaining towers belonging to the merchant guilds. Dinner on own. Suggested is Crama Sibiul Vechi, the best cellar – restaurants in town, serving authentic Transylvanian fares.
B Accommodation in Sibiu at Hotel Continental Forum ****
Day 6 – Sibiu – Saxon Village Biertan – Gypsy Village & Gypsy Home Visit – Sighisoara – Brasov
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning drive via the Saxon village Valley of Tarnava to the fortified church of Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a visit of the former Seat of the Lutheran Bishops. Next is a visit to a Gypsy village followed by a Gypsy home visit: this is an unique opportunity to learn about this less known yet controversial ethnic group, about its culture, identity and lifestyle. Afternoon arrival to Sighisoara – World Heritage Site and the only still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe. Before starting your walking tour of old Sighisoara attend a short informal talk on Vlad the Impaler – Dracula, what is truth and what is fiction. Sighisoara is one of a kind. It was developed by the German settlers as of late 12th century. It stands on a network of tunnels and catacombs and, according to one version of the myth; this is where the Pied Piper brought the children of Hamelin after their ungrateful parents refused to pay him his due. The walking tour includes the two squares of the Citadel (Upper Town), the Scholars’ Staircase, the House with Antler, the Tower with Clock (climb up for a great view), the Torture Chamber and the Weapon Museum. Sighisoara is the place where the Vlad the Impaler Dracula was born in 1431. The Birthplace is one of the main tourist attractions. Journey south through the picturesque Transylvanian Plateau and its Saxon villages. En route enjoy an exclusive tasting of organic Transylvanian ”like Grandma used to make” recipes. Hotel check in with the remainder of the day in the lovely pedestrian area of the Old Town with its many restaurants and outdoor cafes.
B Accommodation in Brasov at Hotel Casa Wagner *** (two nights)
Day 7 – Brasov Walking Tour
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. The day is spent in Brasov, another of the important Saxon town with a rich heritage. The tour will reveal the Old Town with the late Gothic Black Church featuring a collection of precious Anatolian rugs, Council Square, Catherine’s Gate, the Guild Towers, Schei Quarter with the First School in Romanian language, the narrow Rope Street as well as a view of the impresive 1901 synagogue. The afernoon is free t further explore on won such as taking the cable car to Tampa Mountain or simply relax in the Old Town.
B Accommodation in Brsov at Hotel Casa Wagner ***
Day 8 – Brasov – Sinaia
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Take a morning tour of Bran Castle also known as racula Castle. This medieval structure was built in 1377 to safeguard the trading route between Transylvania and Wallachia, enlarged and restored a few times to become a royal residence in the 1920s under Queen Marie of Romania. After the visit enjoy cheese sampling. Later drive to Sinaia mountain town along the superb Carpathian Mountains. Named after St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai, Sinaia became the unofficial capital of the Kingdom of Romania toward the end of the 19th century. The orientation tour of the resort includes a view of the famous Casino building, with its architecture inspired by the one in Monte Carlo. Guided tour of the Peles Castle and Gardens in Sinaia, the royal residence of King Charles I of Romania and known as one of the most beautiful summer royal residences in Europe.
B Accommodation in Sinaia **** hotel
Day 9 – Sinaia – Bucharest
The trajectory of the tour in Bulgaria please see here: https://goo.gl/maps/4m66RWpy7su
The trajectory of the tour in Romania please see here: https://goo.gl/maps/yAPgR7t2ApH2
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