Romania Family - Treasures of Transylvania
Romania, Family, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at Bucharest Otopeni Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with a single timed group transfer (3 hours) to our family friendly hotel in Bran.
Day 2: This morning we have an easy mountain bike ride for an hour or so on rural dirt roads. We have a picnic lunch and then visit a shepherd camp where cheese is made. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Free morning to enjoy the swimming pool, tennis and volley ball courts, and the gardens at the hotel. There is also the option of a rock-climbing course. After lunch we visit Dracula's Castle and the 'Libearty' Sanctuary Bear Reservation. Return to hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to Viscri, a village of thatched-roof houses where a traditional way of life is practiced. We make bread, take a cart ride on bales of hay and visit some of the local workshops. We stay tonight in traditional village houses.
Day 5: After breakfast we visit some more traditional workshops including the village blacksmith and we climb the tower of a fortified church for some great views. We then drive to Brasov where we take lunch and a 'geocaching' GPS tour of this beautiful city. Afterwards we continue to Sinaia for dinner and overnight in our hotel.
Day 6: Morning visit to the Peles Palace. We then take a cable car and walk along the Bucegi Plateau to the 'Sphinx' rock where we descend again by cable car to Busteni. We return to our hotel in Sinaia for a second night.
Day 7: After breakfast we transfer to Bucharest with its elegant architecture and relaxed cafe culture. We have the afternoon sightseeing around the Palace of Parliament and a museum designed for youngsters. We enjoy a 'farewell' dinner in a traditional Bucharest restaurant. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast with a single timed group transfer to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.