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Transylvania and Wildlife Watching in Romania

Romania is a ruggedly beautiful country and on this long weekend we uncover dramatic mountains, Medieval towns and fairy tale castles. We travel deep into Transylvania - the legendary home of Dracula - and visit the Saxon fortifications in Brasov. In season we have the unique opportunity to watch European brown bears emerge from the thick forests to feed at a local reserve.

Tour Highlights

  • Bucharest - Explore the city with a guide including the famous Casa Poporului - Ceausescu's Palace
  • Transylvania - Visit Peles, Pelisor and Bran Castle, plus Sinaia 'the Pearl of the Carpathians'
  • Brasov - Discover Medieval Old Brasov on foot
  • Bear Watching - In the observatory at the local bear sanctuary (in season)

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join trip in Bucharest

  • 2
    Tour of Bucharest and evening bear watching

  • 3
    Visit to Peles and Pelisor Castles; chance for further bear watching

  • 4
    Visit to Bran Castle; Brasov walking tour including the Black Church

  • 5
    Trip ends at Bucharest airport

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Transylvanian Backwaters
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Included meals 4 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus
Accommodation
1 night Standard Hotel
3 nights Standard Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15