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The Budapest to Bucharest tour starts in Budapest and ends in Bucharest. The Budapest to Bucharest is an Adventure tour that takes 9 days taking you from Budapest to Bucharest and through other destinations in Europe.

Discover some of the wonders of Hungary and Romania on this nine day adventure. Combining ancient architecture, rural towns and imposing castles, you can enjoy a historical journey from Budapest to Bucharest. Visit Bran's Castle and learn about the folklore of Transylvania, enjoy a tour the Maramures region and stay in the important Sighisoara Citadel.
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“I did not realise what lay ahead when I agreed to go on this trip - it was wonderful to see the wonderful countryside, villages, towns and castles of Romania and to start to understand the complex history of this enchanted place”
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“A great itinerary to fit a lot into a short trip and also made me want to visit Hungary and Romania again! Learned a lot about history and culture of the regions also a great choice of transport and optional activities. A wonderful tour leader too!”
Budapest, Hungary's stylish capital is known as the 'City of Spas' for its abundance of natural thermal springs.

Straddling the Danube River, the city is comprised of two very different historic cities, Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank. Highlights here include Castle Hill, Matthius Church, Fisherman's Bastion, the Liberation Monument, the fabulous St Stephen's Basilica and the much photographed Parliament Building.

Sample some Hungarian cuisine in a local restaurant. Goulash is the most popular Hungarian meat dish. It is a delicious stew made from meat and vegetables with Hungarian paprika powder as the main spice.
Accommodation
  • 1 night(s) in hotels at Hotel Flamenco or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Budapest Parliament Tour - 5200 HUF
  • Szechenyi Thermal Baths - 5100 HUF
  • House of Terror - 2000 HUF
  • Great Synagogue - 4000 HUF
  • Danube Cruise - 3900 HUF
  • Hungarian National Museum - 1600 HUF
  • Memento Park - 1500 HUF
  • Buda Castle - Free
  • Fisherman's Bastion - 800 HUF
  • Walking Tour - Free
  • Hop on Hop off Bus - from 6000 HUF
We take the train to Eger, located on the hills of the Bükk Mountains. It has a number of historic sights including the Castle of Eger, the town's oldest and most famous attraction. Eger is also famous for its wines. You can enjoy traditional varieties of red and white wines including “Egri Bikaver” translated to Bull's Blood of Eger! From 1596 Eger had a 91 year long Turkish rule. Due to this, the town attract visitors to its number of thermal baths. Another popular site from this period is the Turkish minaret standing at 40 metres high. You can climb this for great views.
Accommodation
  • 1 night(s) in hotels at Bacchus Panzio or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
Meals
  • 1 Buffet Breakfast(s)
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Eger Castle - 1600 HUF
  • Minaret - 300 HUF
  • Archbishop's Palace - from 1400 HUF
  • Thermal Baths - 1900 HUF
  • Wine tasting in the Valley of the Beautiful Women - from 1000HUF
  • Basilica – Free
The day is spent exploring the fascinating Maramures region in North-western Romania, home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. We will visit the village of Barsana, where there is a thriving local tradition of woodcarving, with picturesque wooden houses fronted by giant, ornately-carved gates. There is also a monastery that offers great views over the Izei valley, where people still farm using traditional techniques. We also tour some of the beautiful wooden churches of the region that are well-known for their characteristic high roofs and tall, pointed steeples. We will make a quick stop at the very peculiar 'Merry Cemetery' of Sapânta, so called because the gravestones are painted in bright colours, hand-carved out of oak and adorned with an image of the deceased and a humorous epitaph in the local vernacular.

We then head to Baia Mare, one of the most important mining centres of Romania with over 2000 years of gold and silver mining. The town is well preserved and the oldest house here dates back to 1440.
Accommodation
  • 1 night(s) in hotels at Pensiunea La Fontana or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
Meals
  • 1 Basic Breakfast(s)
As we make our way to Sighisoara, we stop en-route for a few hours to explore the city of Cluj Napoca, Romania's second largest city after Bucharest. The city is one of the most important academic and cultural centres in Romania, and is home to the country's largest university and its famous botanical gardens. In 2015, Cluj-Napoca was named the European Youth Capital, and you can see the reflection of this in the bohemian cafes where many of the students and artists frequent.

In the afternoon we head to Sighisoara. Located in the historic region of Transylvania, it was once a Saxon settlement established in the 12th century. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the citadel has a very well preserved old town with a clock tower rising 64 meters above the city. Also worth visiting is the Orthodox Cathedral and Cornesti Church.
Accommodation
  • 2 night(s) in hotels at Casa Wagner or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
Meals
  • 2 Basic Breakfast(s)
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Sighisoara Old Town - from 15 EUR
  • The Clock Tower - 12 RON
  • Dracula's House - 5 RON
  • History Museum - 4 RON
  • Museum of Medieval Arms - 8 RON
  • The Torture Chamber Museum - 4 RON
  • The Church of the Dominican Monastery - Free
Surrounded on three sides by the Carpathian Mountains, Brașov was a perfect place for a medieval settlement and much of the Old City, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211, has been restored. You can visit Râșnov Castle, the Brașov Citadel or wander up Rope Street, the narrowest street in Europe. Brașov also provides a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside of the Transylvania region, where the air is fresh and the people friendly. We visit the nearby Bran Castle which is marketed as 'Dracula's Castle' and is (supposedly) said to have been the home of Vlad the Impaler. We also explore the beautiful Pele's Castle and the fortified churches of Prejmer and Viscri, the latter of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Accommodation
  • 2 night(s) in hotels at Pensiune Ambient or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
Meals
  • 2 Basic Breakfast(s)
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Walking Tour - Free
  • Ethnographic Museum - 5 RON
  • Brasov History Museum - 7 RON
  • Cable Car to the top of Tampa Hill - 16 RON
  • Black Church - 10 RON
  • Bear Sanctuary - 30 EUR
  • Art Museum - 5 RON
We continue our journey to Bucharest where you will have free time to explore the area and discover the contrasts of Romania's cultural capital. The architecture here is an eclectic mix of historical, communist period and modern styles and it even has its own Arc de Triomphe. Bucharest also boasts the world's second largest building, the Palace of Parliament, built under the communist regime.

If you'd like to learn more about the traditional way of life of Romanian peasant farmers you can visit the Village Museum, an open air museum with around 300 traditional buildings filled with furniture, pottery and clothing collected from different regions of the country.
Accommodation
  • 1 night(s) in hotels at Hotel Capitol or similar . Upgrade to your own room here.
Meals
  • 1 Basic Breakfast(s)
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Peasant Museum - 8 RON
  • Palace of the Parliament Tour - 35 RON
  • Walking Tour - Free
  • Stavropoleos Church - Free
  • Village Museum - 15 RON
  • National Museum of Art of Romania - 15 RON
  • Bucharest Municipal Museum - 3 RON
  • Alternative Walking Tour of Bucharest - 15 EUR
  • Bike Tour - From 20 EUR
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Meals
  • 1 Buffet Breakfast(s)
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 8 night(s) in hotels
Meals
  • 2 Buffet Breakfast(s), 6 Basic Breakfast(s)
Transport
  • Train, Public Bus, Metro, Foot
Excursions
  • Tour of Maramures Region
  • Cluj Napoca Visit
  • Entry to Viscri Fortified Church
  • Entry to Dracula's Castle & Peles Castle
  • Entry to Prejmer Fortified Church
what’s excluded
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Spending money ampndash budget for meals snacks drinks limited souvenirs laundry tips and any extras
  • International flights tofrom the startend of your tour and departure taxes
  • Tips on excursions visas travel insurance personal items and single rooms.
  • Optional excursions - On each trip you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyones taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from. More information on the excursions we recommend is listed under each day of your itinerary though prices may vary. If you are after something in particular dont hesitate to ask your tour leader.
  • Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Budapest, Hungary/ Bucharest, Romania
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A deposit of 500 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure. For any departures within 22 April 2019 full payment is required.

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The Budapest to Bucharest tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Budapest to Bucharest tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Budapest to Bucharest tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.
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