DEPARTS: DECEMBER 9th 2019
- Direct return flights Dublin to Bucharest
- All taxes and airport charges
- 10 kg hand luggage
- 3 nights B&B in the central 4 star Hotel Anda in Sinaia
- 1 night B&B in the 4* Rin Grand Bucharest
- 2 Evening meals in the hotel Anda on days 2 and 3.
- Excursion to Castle Peles
- Excursion to the medieval city of Brasov and its Christmas market
- Excursion to Draculas Castle and its Christmas market – Entrance included
- City tour of Bucharest and its Christmas Market
- Services of our Mackin Travel tour leader
- Services of our local tour guide
- Single Supplement €80
- Checked Luggage
- Travel Insurance
We depart on our direct flight from Dublin to Bucharest. On arrival we are transferred by coach to the town of Sinaia where we are based for the next 3 nights in the centrally located 4* Hotel Anda. Sinaia takes its name from the 17th century monastery built by a nobleman after undertaking a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. Sinaia is one of the most famous and oldest mountain tourist resorts in Romania, known as “The Carpathian Pearl”. It is best known for being the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. There is normally snow in the mountains which gives it a very special Christmas atmosphere.
This morning we visit Peles Castle which is nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe.
After this we will visit Brasov, known as the Crown City and fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. A perfect blend of old world charm with new world modernity, Brasov is a heady blend of medieval wonder, from the cobblestone streets to the various castles and buildings, all surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. After a short walking tour of Brasov with our local guide where you will get to see the main sights within the Old Town district, host to buildings like the Black Church and the Council Square you have free time to visit the Christmas market on the Central Square. You can buy artwork from local craftsmen and there's lots of great local food you can sample. You definitely want to try "Vin Fiert" (hot mulled wine) and "Tuica Fiert" (hot schnapps).Dinner tonight is in the hotel.
Today we visit the world famous 12th century Draculas Castle. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200 foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stoker's Dracula. We always visit in the morning as Count Dracula sleeps during the day and we don’t want to disturb him!!! Afterwards you will have time for some bargain shopping at the very inexpensive Christmas market located nearby. Dinner tonight is in the hotel.
Today we will drive to Bucharest for our overnight stay and will have a city tour. After we will visit the Christmas Market in Bucharest which is located at the Palace of Parliament.
After breakfast we will depart for the airport for our return flight to Dublin.
This is our planned itinerary. Sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control we might have to vary it slightly.