6 DAY TOUR
DEPARTS 28 OCTOBER 2018 Led by Frank Mackin
Fangtastic value !!!
Depart Dublin 0725 arrive Bucharest 1315
Depart Bucharest 2125 arrive Dublin 2320
Please note that the flight times are subject to change.
- Direct return flights Dublin to Bucharest. Please note that flight times are subject to change c
- All Taxes and airport charges
- 10 kg hand luggage
- 5 nights B&B and 5 dinners in a 4 star hotel in Sinaia
- Visit to Castle Pelisor
- Day trip to the medieval city of Brasov
- Short walking tour of the old city of Brasov
- Day trip to Draculas Castle – Entrance included
- Day trip to Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia and formerly ruled by Dracula
- Visit to the Tomb of Dracula. He is buried in a monastery on the lake of Snagov.
- Services of our Mackin Travel tour leader, Frank Mackin
- Services of our local tour guide
- Clove of garlic
- Single Supplement €70
- Travel Insurance
- Checked luggage
We depart on our direct flight from Dublin to Bucharest. On arrival we are met by Frank Mackin who is leading the group and our local tour guide. We are then transferred by coach to the picturesque village of Sinaia in the heart of the Carpathian mountains. We will be staying for 5 nights in the 4 star Hotel Anda. www.hotelanda.ro
After breakfast we travel to Castles Peles and Pelisor which was built by Queen Maria of Romania from the family of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. The setting is truly spectacular as they are surrounded by the Carpathian mountains. Our afternoon is free to enjoy Sinaia. Over the years our clients have enjoyed their stay in this beautiful town. There are excellent shops and restaurants with very reasonable prices. Dinner tonight end every night is at your hotel.
Today we visit the world famous 12th century Draculas Castle with its stunning location perched high on top of a 200 foot rock. We always visit in the morning as Count Dracula sleeps during the day so we don’t want to disturb him!!! We return to our hotel mid afternoon giving you plenty of time to visit the castle and explore the markets in the village of Bran.
Today we tke a stunning mountain drive passing through unspoiled Romanian villages to Targoviste, former capital of Wallachia where we can visit the 14th century Princely Court and Chindiei Watchtower. The Princely Court served as the capital of Wallachia, where Count Dracula ruled. It was here that he impaled a great many disloyal court members after inviting them to a celebratory feast. Chindiei Watchtower now houses an exhibition illustrating Count Draculas life. This town has very few tourists and has some of the cheapest shops and restaurants in Romania. We return to our late afternoon allowing us plenty of time to enjoy this undiscovered historic town.
We visit the medieval city of Brasov and our local guide will do a short walking tour of the old city. It is ringed by the Carpathian Mountains and is known for its ancient Saxon walls and towers that enclosed the city. Particularly impressive is the old market square and its cobbled streets. Our afternoon is free to soak up the atmsophere in this historic city.
We depart our hotel to visit the tomb of Dracula in the remote monastery on the beautiful Lake Snagov. It is believed that Dracula's decapitated body was found in the nearby woods by the monks of Snagov monastery and brought here to be buried since he had donated money to the church. You can pay your respect at his tomb which is located at the altar footsteps, and admire the beautiful frescoes which go as far back as the 15th C. We then depart for our return flight back to Dublin
Please note that this is our planned itinerary but sometimes due to circumstances outside our control we may have to alter it slightly.