Halloween in Transylvania 6 DAY TOUR
Fangtastic value !!!
This tour will be led by a senior member of Mackin Travel. For all the excursions and transfers you will have the services of our local tour guide.
- Direct return flights Dublin to Bucharest. Please note that flight times will be confirmed 2 weeks before departure
- All taxes and airport charges
- 10 kg hand luggage
- 5 nights B&B in a 4 star hotel in Sinaia
- Visit to Castle Pelisor in Sinaia
- 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. - Entrance included
- Services of our Mackin Travel tour leader
- Services of our local tour guide
- Clove of garlic
- Single Supplement €100 in total
- Travel Insurance
- Checked luggage - €50
We depart on our direct flight from Dublin to Bucharest. On arrival we are met by our Mackin Travel tour leader 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 four star Rina Sinaia. https://www.hotelsinaia.ro/english/
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.
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.
After breakfst we depart our hotel to visit the tomb of Dracula in the remote monastery on the beautiful Lake Snagov. It is beleived that Draculas decapitated body was found in the nearby woods by the monks of Snagov monastery and brought here to be buried. You can pay your respect at his tomb which is located at the altar footsteps and admire the beautiful frescoes which date back to the 15th C. We then take 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 hotel 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 enclose the city. Particularly impressive is the old market square and its cobbled streets. Our afternoon is free to soak up the atmsosphere of this historic city.
We depart our hotel 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.
We hope you will be able to travel with us and should you like to make a reservation please phone our Wexford office on 053 91 22121 The non-refundable booking deposit is €150.00 per person, the balance is due payable 10 weeks before departure.