Bucharest by Night - shared - 1.5 hours

This tour is the perfect way to end a day in the capital city of Romania. If you don’t have time to wonder around you can book this tour for a one hour and a half night drive through the city center to discover the most interesting sites and to hear the story of the little Paris. Itinerary: Free Press Square – Herastrau Park – The Arch of Triumph – Kiseleff Boulevard – Victory Square – Peasant Museum – Geological Museum – Government Palace – Victory Road – George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace) – Revolution Square – Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel – The Athenaeum – Royal Palace (National Museum of Art) – Revolution’s Memorial – Kretulescu Church – Military Circus – Cismigiu Park – Kogalniceau Square – Opera House – Military Academy – Parliament Palace – Constitution Square – Union Boulevard – Union Square – Coltea Hospital – University Square – Magheru Boulevard – Romana Square. What's included: • Pick-up and drop-off at your location in Bucharest • Transport • A map of the city • Guide services in English

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Bucharest Evening Tour & Traditional Dinner - shared - 3 hours

After a 1.5 hours evening drive through the city center to discover Bucharest most interesting sites and to hear the story of the “little Paris” you will enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner in a local restaurant. The traditional restaurant usually provides a folklore program during the weekend. Enjoy a magical evening in Romania's charming capital, with a tour through the city, followed by a traditional 3-course Romanian meal. You'll be picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest by your guide and given a map of the city. Then, see the sights of Bucharest lit up for the night. Drive past the formidable Palace of Parliament, Bucharest's Arch of Triumph, and see Revolution Square. Your guide will recount the history of these significant sites as you gaze out at the beautiful cityscapes. After the city tour, you'll stop at a traditional restaurant in Bucharest. The restaurant will serve up a 3-course meal including water, and usually provide folklore programs during the weekend. You will receive a voucher of RON 70 per person to be used at the restaurant (à la carte). Choose a meal to this value or opt to pay the difference if something more expensive catches your eye.

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Danube Delta Tour - shared - 2 days

Day 1: BUCHAREST – CONSTANTA – TULCEA – DANUBE DELTA (360 km) The trip starts with a pick up from your hotel at 08:00 am and drive to Constanta, the oldest city on the Romanian territory (657 BC). Nowadays Constanta is the largest harbor at the Black Sea and the fourth largest commercial harbor in Europe. In the Old Town of Constanta you will visit the Museum of History & Archeology, the Roman Edifice with mosaic (the largest mosaic from the Roman Empire), the statue representing Publius Ovidius Naso, the Muslim Mosque built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st, as a homage to the local Muslim community (going up in the Minaret Tower you can have a splendid panoramic view of the whole city of Constanta), the Orthodox Cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul (monument of Byzantine architectural style), the Aquarium Constanta, the first public aquarium in Romania, the Genoese lighthouse first built in the 13th century, and rebuilt in the present shape between 1858-1860. After lunch, you will journey toward Tulcea. This city (mentioned for the first time in the 8th century BC) is known as “The gate to the Danube Delta”, and it is located on the site of seven hills. Tulcea’s ancient name was Aegyssus, and it initially was a Greek settlement. After a walk on the promenade of the harbor, you will have dinner & accommodation. Day 2: DANUBE DELTA – BUCHAREST (290 km) After breakfast, a boat will be ready to take you for a few hours trip in the heart of the delta. The Danube Delta is the largest river delta in Europe and home for 300 species of bird and 160 species of fish. There are about 20 protected areas including the 500-year-old Letea Forest and Europe’s largest pelican colony. At the end of the boat trip, you will have lunch and head to Bucharest, arriving early in the evening. Included: Transport by car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off  English speaking guide Entrance fees 1-night accommodation in a double room with breakfast at a 3* hotel, boat ride in the Danube Delta Notes TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions

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Experience Bulgaria - shared - 11 hours

This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Northern Bulgaria. You will meet the guide and the other fellow travelers at around 07:45 am at the meeting point in central Bucharest. The meeting point is in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, - the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel. The exact address is 1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest.  At 08:00 am you will leave Bucharest heading south towards the Danube River and Bulgaria. After one hour driving from Bucharest you will cross the border to Bulgaria over Danube river, the second largest river in Europe and then stop at Ivanovo to visit Ivanovo Churches (UNESCO heritage since 1979). Located in the Valley of the Rusenski Lom River, the rock-hewn churches are famous thanks to their impressive XIII-XIVth century frescos. The second stop will be in Veliko Tarnovo, one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, located on the banks of Yantra River. Also known as the City of Tsars, Veliko boasts an impressive fortress with the ruins of the former Tsarevets Palace and the patriarchal church, nowdays with modern and intriguing paintings. The medieval atmosphere is well kept in the city thanks to the old architecture and the narrow streets where you can admire local craftsmen and their work. There are plenty of good restaurants in Veliko Tarnovo and we will choose one to enjoy the tasty Bulgarian food together with one of their fine wines. The Village of Arbanassi is the next place you will visit, being located very close to the city. Arbanassi is a quiet and picturesque village which even today keeps the medieval touch through the old architecture. The tour ends after returning to Bucharest. Notes:  - Ivanovo churches are closed between the 1st of December and 31st of March. During this period, you will visit the Roman ruins from Nicopolis Ad Istrum or the Basarbovski Rock Monastery. - By taking this tour, please remember that you are leaving Romania and entering Bulgaria. Please ensure that your Visa requirements are in order and it is essential that you carry your passport (or ID card for citizens of EU states). - TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. - The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.

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Full Day Trip to Peles & Bran (Dracula's) Castle - private - 12 hours

During this 12-hour private tour, you will explore Prahova Valley - one of the most spectacular areas of Romania. The trip promises a thorough introduction to the region as your local guide takes you to unmissable spots - including Peles, the most beautiful castle of Romania, the legendary Bran castle and the idyllic city of Brasov in southern Transylvania. The tour will start at 8 am when the guide will meet you at your location in Bucharest. Then, you will leave Bucharest heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania. The first stop is Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, where you will visit Peleş Royal Castle - the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family.  Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s castle.  Before heading back to Bucharest, you will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Braşov, a typical medieval city. You will stop in the Council Square and start a short walking tour in the Old Town. You will learn more about the story of the Saxons in Transylvania, admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture, see the Black Church (symbolic building of the city – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street. Note: During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Braşov and the last one will be in Bran. Operating days: daily (Peleş Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season - from Sep 15 to May 15 - and on Mondays during the summer season - from May 15 to Sep 15. During these days Râşnov citadel will be visited instead). Language: English Included: - Transportation by A/C car or minibus - Pick-up/drop-off at your hotel - English speaking guide services Not Included: - Entrance fees (around 100 lei/person) - Lunch (around 50 lei per person - there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat by yourself or together with the group). Important: - Between 15 September and 15 May, Peleş castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Răşnov citadel will be visited instead.  - Between 15 May and  15 September, Peleş castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Râşnov Citadel will be visited instead. - Between 2 November and 1 December, Peleş Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelişor Castle. - During the official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 -10 pm).

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Half Day Tour of Bucharest - private - 4 hours

Being over 550 years old, Bucharest went through a series of continuous changes, representing the central scene of Romania’s political, artistic, university, financial and cultural life. Between both world wars, due to the elegant architecture and the elite living here, the city was nicknamed “The Little Paris.” The tour will start at the hotel and following a four-hour itinerary will show the participants the most exciting sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance at the Parliament Palace (optional – open between 10 am – 3 pm) and The Village Museum (optional – open between 10 am – 4 pm). Besides the two visits, short stops for explanations and photos will be made on the route. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).

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Half Day Tour of Bucharest - shared - 4 hours

Tour type: small group shared tour by car/minibus Start time: 09:00 am Duration: around 4-5 hours Departure point: pick-up and drop-off at your hotel (or any other address within the city) Language: English Not included: Entrance fees at the Parliament Palace (40 lei per person standard tour) and the Village Museum (15 lei per person)   Bucharest Sightseeing tour will start in the morning at your hotel and following a four-hour itinerary will show the participants the most interesting sights of Bucharest downtown with entrance at the Parliament Palace (optional) and The Village Museum (optional).   The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere) – The Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) – Union Square (Piata Unirii) – University Square (Piata Universitatii) – Romana Square (Piata Romana) – Victoriei Square (Piata Victoriei) – Charles de Gaulle Square (Piata Charles de Gaulle) – The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului).   Important:  The Village Museum is closed on Mondays when the visit will be replaced by a short walking tour in the old town. The visit of the Palace of Parliament is not guaranteed as the institution is sometimes closed for meetings & conferences. The standard tour takes around one hour. The exact time for the visit is decided by their reservation office and it is out of our control In order to visit the Palace of Parliament, an original ID is mandatory

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Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour - shared - 5 hours

During this tour you will visit three interesting sites located outside, but not very far from Bucharest. The tour will start around 09:00 am with pick-up from your hotel or any other address within Bucharest. The first stop is Mogosoaia Palace - a monumental building having a unique architecture called Brancovenesc architecture which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The Palace was built by the Romanian ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702. After the execution of Constantin Brancoveanu in Constantinople in 1714, the palace continues to be own by the family, but it has passed a decline during the Ottoman ruling period. It was renovated starting with 1912 by Martha Bibescu becoming a meeting place for the members in the high level society. During the Second World War, the palace has been a meeting place for the Allied diplomats. In the end of the Second World War, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. In the present, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and it is an important tourist attraction. The second stop - Snagov Monastery is located on an island in the northern part of Snagov Lake, around 40 km north of Bucharest. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Dracula) who made also the first documentary attestation of this church in 1408. During its history, the monastery was rebuilt by Vlad the Impaler and some other rulers of Wallachia. It has been one of the strongest fortified churches and maybe the richest in Wallachia for a long time in the medieval times. Snagov Monastery was also an important cultural center, running here one of the first printing house of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destination especially for the foreign tourists coming in Bucharest. The last stop is at the beautiful monastery of Caldarusani, built more than 350 years ago by the rulling prince of Wallachia Matei Basarab.   Included: - Transport by car/minibus (pick-up/dropp-off at the hotel included) - English speaking driver - Entrance fees

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One Day Tour to Constanta (the ancient city of Tomis) - shared - 10 hours

First part it will be driving on the highway to Constanta, crossing the bridge over the Danube (the first bridge was built in 1895 by the Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny during the King Carol I). Also we will pass the Nuclear Power Plant built by a Canadian Company starting with the beginning of 1978. After 3 hours of driving we will reach Constanta where we head to the Historical Center. Constanta is the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory. The first documentary attestation of this city dates back to 657 BC, when in the area was founded a Greek colony called Tomis. The Greek settlements have been conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantiana, after the sister of the Roman Emperor Constantin the Great. During the 13th Century the town was developed by the Italian merchants from Genova. Constanta has declined during the Ottoman rule period. After the Romanian war of Independence 1877-1878, Constanta start to rise back and has been developed until the present as the largest harbor in Romania. Sights to be visited in Constanta: The Museum of Archeology and History Constanta Founded in 1878, the museum contains relics and pieces of architecture from the Greek and Roman period. The Roman Edifice with mosaic Discovered in 1959 by archaeological excavations, the edifice reveals an original Roman Mosaic, part of the commercial harbor, dating back to the 4th Century. The statue of Ovidius The statue representing Publius Ovidius Naso (43BC-17AC). The statue is located in the Ovidiu Square and was built in 1887 by the Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari. The Muslim Mosque Built between 1910-1912 as a homage to the local Moslem community, the inauguration was made in the presence of Carol I (the first king of Romania). It was first named Carol I and later it was renamed Mahmud the Second. Going up in the Minaret Tower you can have a splendid panoramic view of the whole city Constanta. The Orthodox Cathedral The Orthodox Cathedral Saints Peter and Paul was built between 1883-1895 by the famous Romanian architect Ion Mincu. It is a monument of Byzantine architectural style. The Aquarium Constanta Inaugurated in 1958 as the first public aquarium in Romania, you can see here a variety of fish species including a large collection of sturgeon. After lunch, the day ends with the driving back to Bucharest.   Included: Transportation by modern car/minivan Entrance fees English speaking guide   Not Included:  Lunch   Important We recommend this tour to be operated during summer time, as the scenery will be more impressive than during winter time. Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works. TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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Peles Royal Castle & Wine Tasting - private - 9 hours

This tour includes visit of the Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family followed by a visit with wine tasting and traditional lunch including 3 course meal and water at Azuga Wine Cellars (founded in 1892 and “Official wine supplier of the Royal Family”). Bucharest – Sinaia (Visit Sinaia Monastery & Peles Castle) Sinaia – Azuga (Lunch and wine tasting) Azuga – Bucharest About Peles Castle Peles Castle has been, from the turn of the 19th century, the main point of attraction of Sinaia resort. The edifice was built in 1873 on the order of Carol de Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen – King of Romania from 1866 – and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. The Armour Hall, Reception Hall, Concert Hall and, of course, the Royal Chamber are famous. Peles also served as the retreat residence of most of Romania”s monarchs – Carol I who died here in 1914, King Ferdinand and Queen Maria.   Included: Transportation by car/ minivan with wifi on board Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest English speaking tour guide 3 course meal and wine tasting in Azuga   Not included: Entrace fee at Peles Castle   Important Between 16 September and 14 May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. Between 2 November and 1 December, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica – Pelisor Castle. Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works. TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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Slanic Salt Mine & Wine Tasting Tour - private - 8 hours

This tour includes visit of the Salt Mine in Slanic Prahova, the largest salt mine in Europe, followed by a visit with wine tasting and traditional lunch including 3 course meal and water at the Wine Cellar. Bucharest – Slanic Prahova (Visit at the Old Mine – Salina Veche) Lunch and wine tasting in a local traditional wine cellar Return to Bucharest About The Old Salt Mine in Slanic Prahova It is the largest salt mine in Europe and it is located in Slanic, Prahova County, Romania, just 100 km north of Bucharest. The salt mine is closed for extraction, but it is open for visitors, featuring a microclimate with natural air-conditioning and constant temperature and atmoshperic pressure throughout the year. The mine consists of 14 chambers with trapezoidal profiles, having a 10 m opening to the ceiling and 32 m to the ground, a height of 54 m and a wall inclination angle of 60 degrees.   Included: Transportation by car/ minivan with wifi on board Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest English speaking tour guide   Not included: Entrance fee at Slanic Salt Mine   Important Slanic Salt Mine is closed on Mondays and on Tuesdays. Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works. TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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The Last Days of Communism - shared - 4 hours

Romania has been a communist country for more than 40 years, between 1948 and December 1989. Nicolae Ceausescu became the General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 and the president of Socialist Republic of Romania in 1974. 15 years later, he was removed from power and executed after a violent revolution during the winter of 1989. While nowadays Romania is a democracy, the communist period remained interesting as well as controversial. Follow us on this trip through Bucharest to reveal the “great accomplishments of the golden era” and to hear the story of people who built it. You will see the first communist building in Bucharest, the Revolution Square with the balcony where the dictator gave his last speech, the majestic “House of People” and Primaverii Palace - the former residence of the presidential couple. The itinerary depends on your hotel’s location, but it will include: Free Press Square – The Arch of Triumph – Victoriei Square – Calea Victoriei – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament – Union Square – University Square – Romana Square – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square  – Primaverii Palace (the former residence of the dictator). Starting Time: 09:00 (the exact time of pick-up to be communicated one day before the tour by calling +40 735 525 710) Duration: 4 hours Languages: English Included: - Transport by car/minibus (pick-up/drop-off at the hotel) - English speaking guide/driver Not included: - Entrance fees to the Parliament Palace & Primaverii Palace Important: - The exact times for the visits to the Parliament Palace and Primaverii Palace are decided by these institutions only (based on their scheduled groups) and it is out of our control; Therefore the tour may take more or less than the specified duration. - At the Parliament Palace we will book the standard visit (1 hour); - In order to visit the Parliament Palace an original ID is mandatory; - The visits are not guaranteed as these institutions are sometimes closed for Meetings and Conferences. Note:  TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

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The Medieval Transylvania Tour - shared - 3 days

Day 1: Bucuresti – Curtea de Arges – Cozia – Sibiu Departure from Bucharest to the Monastery Curtea de Arges built by the ruler of Wallachia Neagoe Basarab in 1514, representing an architectural monument. The tour continue with a visit at Cozia Monastery, first built by one of the first rulers of Wallachia, Mircea cel Batran between 1386-1388, and rebuilt later by some other rulers. This visit will be followed by lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant. In the afternoon we head to Sibiu, which was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. After a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu) we will have a traditional dinner & accommodation. Overnight in Sibiu.   Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov After breakfast, departure from Sibiu to the village Biertan & visit at the biggest fortified church in Transilvania, built between 1490 – 1524 (the fortified church Biertan). Later, we are going to the medieval citadel Sighisoara, having a documentary attestation dating back in 1280, and the old German name Schassburg, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage). A walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view) will be followed by a lunch. In the afternoon, we head to Brasov, another medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1235, and the old name Kronstadt (maybe the most important from all German medieval citadels in Transilvania). After a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Brasov) will be a traditional dinner & accommodation. Overnight in Brasov.   Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucuresti After breakfast, visit in the Black Church, first built in 1383, the most important tourist objective in Brasov. Later we head to Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, with visit followed by a traditional lunch. After lunch, we are going to Sinaia (a beautiful mountain resort) to visit Peles Castle (built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st) in a very beautiful architectural style starting with 1875, until 1914, to be a summer residence for holidays. In the end of the day, the last visit will be at Sinaia Monastery (The Old & The New) followed by driving back to Bucharest. Included: Transport by car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off  English speaking guide Entrance fees 2-nights of accommodation in a double room with breakfast at a 3* hotel in Sibiu and Brasov Notes For Saturday and Sunday departures the tour will be done in the reverse order because the Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions

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The Real Dracula - shared - 11 hours

This small group full day tour from Bucharest will take you to Targoviste, Curtea de Arges, Poienari Citadel and Vidraru Dam. You will meet the guide and the other fellow travelers at around 07:45 am at the meeting point in central Bucharest. The meeting point is in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, - the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel. The exact address is 1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest.  At 08:00 am you will leave Bucharest heading north-west towards the Subcarpathian hills. The first stop will be in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia under Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) to visit the former Princely Court and Chindia Tower, nowadays a symbol of the city. Then, we go to Curtea de Arges to visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in South Romania. Beyond the impressive and unique architectural style, the monastery boasts an interesting legend about the builder of the church and all he had to do so he could, eventually, finish the work. Poenari Citadel is the next visit for which you will have to climb 1480 steps for about 20-30 minutes on a trek of aprox 1 km. Prepare to admire a remarkable scenery over the mountains and the hear the tumultuous story of Vlad the Impaler, one of the most intriguing figures in our history. Before getting back to Bucharest, you will stop at Vidraru Lake, an important construction from the communist period, placed next to the famous Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear as “the most beautiful road in the world”. The tour ends after returning to Bucharest. Notes:  - Those who cannot climb the steps to reach Poienari Fortress, can wait for the group at the base of the hill. - TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. - The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.

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Transfagarasan Road and the Medieval City of Sibiu - shared - 2 days

Anxious to visit the old city of Sibiu, ranked as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes Magazine? Just imagine you could cross the Carpathian mountains to Transylvania ("the country beyond the forest") on one of the most spectacular high altitude road in the world! Day 1: Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Vidraru Dam – Transfagarasan - Sibiu (around 430 km) Pick up in the morning from your hotel in Bucharest. You will start your journey with a stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery – an important pilgrimage center from the Southern part of Romania, located at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. During the visit, you will also find out what an amazing legend is associated with the building of this monastery. The visit will be followed by a stop for lunch at a Romanian restaurant, for the first encounter with our traditional food. After lunch you will make the first step on Transfagarasan Road and enjoy a short stop at Vidraru Dam, an impressive creation of engineering, being the first arch valley dam in Romania, built in the communist period. Nowadays, it is the favorite place for people passionate about extreme sports. Driving along Vidraru River, you will leave behind the region of Wallachia and head to the region of Transylvania. On our way to the next stop - Balea Glacier Lake, you will be followed by gorgeous landscapes and amazing mountain scenery, and you will cross the longest tunnel in Romania. Surrounded by the stunning mountain peaks of Fagaras Mountains, Balea Lake will be the perfect place for some beautiful photos. Continuing the journey through the Northern part of Transfagarasan Road, the tour guide will tell you more about its construction and how did Transfagarasan Road get to be considered the most beautiful high altitude road in the world, by the British “Top Gear”, in 2013. By the end of the first day, you will reach the city of Sibiu - one of the seven German medieval citadels in Transylvania. Day 2: Sibiu – Cozia Monastery - Bucharest (around 280 km) After breakfast, the tour guide will lead you during a short walking tour in the old city center of Sibiu, where you will see the Large Square, the Small Square, Huet Square, the Council Tower, Brukenthal Palace, the Liars Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Evangelical Cathedral, and you will hear more exciting stories about the town that in 2007 was declared the "European Capital of Culture". On our way back to Bucharest we will also make a stop at Cozia Monastery, a valuable monument of Romania’s architecture and culture, erected between 1386-1388, by the ruler Mircea the Elder. In the evening arrive at your hotel in Bucharest. Included: Transportation by car/minibus English speaking guide Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program 1-night accommodation in double room - breakfast included, in a 3* hotel in Sibiu The price does not include: Meals (other than breakfast) – there will be stops on the way to eat either together or separately, but we will avoid the tourist “traps”. Important! Please note that in case of unfavorable weather conditions (heavy snow) the Transfagarasan Road can be closed. We are not responsible if at the moment of your arrival Transfagarasan Road is closed. TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. Please note that the timetable is subjected to be changed due to heavy city traffic and roadworks.

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Transylvania Break - shared - 2 days

This two full-day small group program was designed to offer the Bucharest visitors a fast and insightful glimpse over the mythical land of Transylvania. Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA (309 km) Pick up around 8 am from your hotel and head north toward Transylvania. On our way, we will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here, you will visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st and Queen Elisabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIXth century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Here you will also find out the story of the Royal couples in Romania and their important influence in the history of our country. The visit lasts about 45 minutes after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle. The next stop is Brasov, Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. You will see The Council Square, The Council Tower, The famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe). In the evening head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings in the light of the lanterns. Prepare to step back time! Day 2: SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BUCHAREST (329 km) In the morning, breakfast at your hotel. You will start the day by visiting the citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Monument), the only medieval citadel in Europe which is still inhabited. Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community. Here you will find out the story of the citadel, you will see the well-preserved walls and towers of defense and admire the medieval houses aligned along narrow old streets. The highlights of the citadel are the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures with the citadel), the Covered Stairs and the Evangelical Church. In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. Our advice: probably some garlic will be useful during the visit! Late In the afternoon you will return to Bucharest and dropped off at your hotel. Included: Transport by car/minibus English speaking guide Entrance fees (Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia - General Exhibition standard tour 45 minutes, Bran Castle in Bran - General Exhibition, The Clock Tower in Sighisoara) 1-night accommodation in a double room with breakfast included in a 3* hotel in Sighisoara Notes TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive. Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to the winter season.

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Two Castles in One Day - shared - 12 hours

This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles. You will meet the guide and the other fellow travelers at around 07:45 am at the meeting point in central Bucharest. The meeting point is in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, - the big concert hall with Greek columns located next to Hilton Athenee Palace Hotel. The exact address is 1-3 Franklin St., Sector 1, Bucharest.  At 08:00 am you will leave Bucharest heading north towards the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania. The first stop is Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, where you will visit Peleş Royal Castle - the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family.  Continue the day with a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains and, in about 1 hour, arrive at Bran where you will visit Bran medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s castle.  Before heading back to Bucharest, we will remain in Transylvania and stop for a short time in Braşov, a typical medieval city. You will stop in the Council Square and start a short walking tour in the Old Town. You will learn more about the story of the Saxons in Transylvania, admire the impressive and well-preserved architecture, see the Black Church (symbolic building of the city – view from outside) and discover which is the second narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street. Note: During the summer time (May-September), the second stop will be in Braşov and the last one will be in Bran. Operating days: daily (Peleş Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season - from Sep 15 to May 15 - and on Mondays during the summer season - from May 15 to Sep 15. During these days Râşnov citadel will be visited instead). Language: English Included: - Transportation by minibus - English speaking guide services - Entrance fees Not Included: - Lunch (around 50 lei per person - there will be a stop for lunch and you can eat by yourself or together with the group). Important: - Between 15 September and 15 May, Peleş castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Răşnov citadel will be visited instead.  - Between 15 May and  15 September, Peleş castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday only. On Mondays, Râşnov Citadel will be visited instead. - Between 2 November and 1 December, Peleş Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica - Pelişor Castle. - During the official holidays and weekends, the traffic to the mountain area might be busier than usual so the return could be later than scheduled (around 9 -10 pm). - Between 29th of August and 2nd of September the Golden Stag festival is taking place in Brasov and this could affect our short tour. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest – 4 hours

Your Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest is a harmonious blend of old and new, food and beverages, history and architecture. It starts with a snack: “The taste of communism” – Romanian Pretzel and Sana Yoghurt – because under communism, this is how you could get over a healthy breakfast on your way to work. Considering we are not going to work, we can get immersed in the local history by visual checking the surroundings of our meeting point – Lupa Capitolina Monument. We will then make our way to the Tram Station, right in front of New St. George’s Church, consecrated in 1707 and considered a wonder of the age. A 15 minutes ride on a tram will take us winding along Mosilor Avenue, which separates the Jewish quarter from the Armenian quarter and then introduces us to communist architecture. Subsequently to WW2, once the Communist regime took over the political scene in Romania, much of the historical Bucharest lost its coordinates, at least architecturally speaking, and we will be able to see the transition. The tram ride is over and we reach Obor Market - one of Romania’s biggest and oldest traditional market, which has been around in one form or another for more than 300 years. The old market was completely destroyed as part of Bucharest’s urban renewal project, and two modern halls, a public housing complex and a small park erected in its place. Obor has certainly changed a lot, but it remains a Bucharest icon, beloved by locals and visited by the country’s most esteemed guests, including President Nixon in 1969. If you are interested in learning more about Romanian food & culture, Obor Market is an interesting place to start. Here you can find anything from cheese and meat products, countless types of honey, fresh fruits, and vegetables to sauerkraut, spices and handcrafted wooden bowls sold at market stalls and small shops spread over some 26,000 square meters. A well-known terrace selling “mititei” (traditional Romanian grilled ground Meat Rolls) and cool beer is our next great spot for an unhealthy stop, as well as for mingling with the locals. After this authentic experience, we’ll hop in a trolleybus this time and head back along Mosilor Avenue and Carol I Boulevard to another area filled with history – University Square. As we walk, we will get to see and learn about the most important historical landmarks located between University Square and Cismigiu Park area. As the saying goes, there is no better way to bring people together than with desserts. So our unhealthy tour will end in a fine and traditional restaurant where we’ll have sweet Wallachian doughnuts called Papanasi, served hot, filled with jam and delicious sour cream on top. What a way to be sure you will be getting sweet memories in Bucharest! While indulging, feel free to ask your friendly local guide for tips on what else to eat and see during your stay in Bucharest. Included: Certified Local English-speaking Tour Leader; Local Food & Beer, including Romanian baked goods similar to Pretzels – Covrigi and Sana Yoghurt 3.6% fat, 3 Mititei – traditional Romanian grilled ground Meat Rolls (includes bread & mustard), 1 Beer, Wallachian doughnut called Papanasi, 1 bottle of water; Tram & Trolleybus Tickets Not Included: Additional food & drinks; Personal shopping from Obor Market; Tips/gratuities for your Guide

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