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Peles Palace - Ornate and colourful on a sunny day


Duration: 7 days

Departure dates : 2017/2018

Group size: min. - 2 people , max. - 16 people

Price:  1208 /adult


Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest, transfer & orientation 16.00 - 18.00 

Our starting point has so much to offer. From Cold War relics to its vibrant nightlife, there's something for everyone. Casa Poporului, or The Peoples Palace, is said to be the heaviest building in the world and the third largest, and carries with it a dark, in parts, mythical history. We guide you to the old town which has undergone substantial change in recent years, and its revitalised cafe culture has created a relaxed atmosphere for watching the world go by. Should you feel the need for a leg stretch, Cismigiu Park is a great place to do it. 17 hectares of peaceful greenery, dotted with statues of Romania's good and great. 


Day 2 Bucharest - Curtea de Argeș 9.00 - 14.00 

Our journey today allows us to get used to our vehicles, on good roads, with stops along the way for driver changes if desired. Our destination, Curtea de Arges is one of the oldest towns in Wallachia and the gateway to the Transfăgărășan. The showpiece landmark its the Curtea de Arges Cathedral, the approach being lined with Linden trees and has the appearance of an iced cake (to some!). The town has plenty of bars and restaurants to recharge after time behind the wheel and prepare for our big trip in the morning.


Day 3 Curtea de Argeș - Sibiu 9.00 - 14.00

Our route today takes us over the Transfăgărășan road made famous by the Top Gear Team back in 2009. The claim then was that it is, 'The best road in the world', but you can now see for yourself! This is our longest drive and most exciting. We have no planned stops but there will be plenty of opportunity for photos, short breaks and of course lunch before reaching our overnight accommodation in Sibiu, European Capital of Culture 2007. The narrow streets of Sibiu's historic old town provide ample ambling opportunities after a day at the wheel, while the main square fully deserves its UNESCO Heritage status. 


Day 4 Sibiu - Brasov 12.00 - 14.00

As we head back South towards the epic Carpathian mountains, we encounter more cracking driving roads before arriving in Brasov, at the very foot of the mountains themselves. Blending the traditional with the modern, Brasov boasts the largest Gothic church in Romania and narrowest street in Europe. A detour to the Libearty Brown Bear Sanctuary is our recommended stop and we're there to make sure you miss nothing. Brown bears suffered from decades of poor treatment in the Balkans and very nearly disappeared entirely. Our support for these magnificent animals is important and appreciated. 




Day 5 Brasov - Bran 12.00 - 13.00

Although just a short drive today, surely no tour of Transylvania would be complete without a stop at Bran Castle, the inspiration for the setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The setting is imposing, ominous and dramatic. We encourage an informal drive through the Carpathian mountain roads to appreciate this magnificent environment to the full. Bran Castle lives up to its reputation for being dark and foreboding, although on a bright sunny day, it becomes harder to imagine the sinister fiction for which it is famed. Whatever the mood evoked, this stopover provides plenty of photo opportunities and lasting memories.


Day 6 Bran - Sinaia 11.00 - 14.00

Romania has a long history of winemaking and remains the sixth largest producer of wine in Europe. Accompany us on a long and lazy pause at one of the premier vineyards. We have carefully selected this location on the Southern slopes of the Carpathians to enjoy sparkling wine in the Champagne style before proceeding to the pretty town of Sinaia. Home to the first King of Romania, Carol, the Peles Palace deserves some attention if time allows. The mountain town itself is known as the Pearl of the Carpathians and provides the venue for our final overnight stop.


Day 7 Sinaia - Bucharest 9.00 - 11.00

After a hearty last breakfast, we drive back to Bucharest for final farewells to new friends, vehicle handover and transfers to the airport.


Collection point - Bucharest airport* 1.30pm**

Drop off point - Bucharest airport* 12 midday**

*Or other specified nearby point depending on individual traveller plans and by prior agreement

**Exact times to be depended on traveller flight schedules.


 What`s included:


Mechanical support

6 nights accommodation (3 nights for Bulgaria Blitz) including arrival and departure days

7 days touring the best of the Balkans (4 days for Bulgaria Blitz) including arrival and departure days

Flexible routes to allow for personalised itinerary


All fuel

Parking fees (where applicable)

Airport transfers


iPhone - including local SIM, translation tool and points of interest mapping

Vehicle tracker

All vehicle insurances and necessary legal documentation

What's not included:


Other meals and drinks

Site entrance fees (where applicable)


Our Tours:

Experience the very best of the Balkans from the driving seat of an iconic Trabant. An average of 2.5 hours driving each day along stunning country roads, takes you from one fabulous destination to another. Regular pauses along the way allow time to soak up amazing vistas, architecture, UNESCO heritage sites, and lazy lunches. Staying only in the best hotels available, our overnight stops are selected to offer a wide choice of food and drink, a vibrant evening culture, and local colour. Travel at your own pace, even on your own route if you so choose, and have your own Balkan adventure. We will be close at hand, to guide you throughout your stay, but all you really have to do is slow down, wind down the window, and soak up the magic of the Balkans.

Contingency and Support:

 All tours are accompanied by a 4x4 Jeep support vehicle with tour Host and Mechanic, and our national tours include a further support vehicle with sufficient expertise and spares for roadside repair should the need arise. Additional vehicles are kept in reserve in the event of a serious mechanical failure, and our back office staff are on standby for additional support for the duration of each tour.






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