Romania Self-Drive

8 Days

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Dracula and the Danube Delta

8 Days – £629 Per Person

Fascinating self-drive exploring the legend of Dracula and the natural surroundings of beautiful Danube Delta.

The Brief

My customer was looking for a Summer holiday and totally open to what they did. They liked the idea of a self-drive adventure but they only had a budget of around £600 per person and needed to travel in the school Summer holidays.

Eastern Europe is generally quite a cheap place to get to and to travel around. Romania is not on many people’s must-do lists, yet it’s a fascinating country to visit. Transylvania offers a combination of Baroque architecture, Gothic churches, & of course the legend of Count Dracula. The UNESCO world heritage site; The Danube Delta, offers the perfect retreat for a bit of relaxation at the end of a busy few days of sightseeing.

August 2016 Departure

Day 1 – Fly Manchester to Bucharest (via Amsterdam)
Private car transfer to hotel
1 Night at Hotel Christina, Bucharest
Includes: bed & breakfast

Hotel Christina is a centrally located 4* design hotel. It’s one of the newer hotels in the city. Design features include ergonomic mattresses, LED TV’s and Nespresso Machines in the rooms.

Day 2 – Collect compact 2-door car from downtown depot
Drive Bucharest to Brasov in Transylvania (3.5 hours/ 180kms)
2 Nights at House of Dracula, Brasov
Includes: bed & breakfast

Located in the beautiful Romanian mountain resort, Poiana Brasov, House of Dracula offers its clients an authentic and unique experience! Here, the fascinating myth of Count Dracula comes to life.

Day 3

Spend the day exploring Translyvania by car. The Brasov area is home to over 50 castles, citadels, fortified churches and fortresses.

An unmissable stop is Bran Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle” this 60m high castle is truly spectacular. This was supposedly Dracula’s home in the Bram Stoker novel.

Enjoy a stop in Rasnov and admire the incredible mountain views from the less touristy Rasnov Fortress.

Day 4 – Drive from Brasov to Tulcea (6hrs/ 400km)
1 Night at Hotel Esplanada, Tulcea
Includes: bed & breakfast

Enjoy a scenic drive through Prahova Valley towards Sinaia to explore Peles Castle; a Neo-Renaissance castle (which actually functioned as a palace) in the Carpathian Mountains. The castle is now a museum and is one of the most beautifully preserved castles in all of Romania.

Continue on to Prahova county and enjoy a wine tour (let me book this in advance for you) amongst the surrounding vineyards.

Arrive in the evening in Tulcea on the banks of the River Danube.

Day 5-6 Danube Delta
2 Nights at Green Village, Danube Delta
Includes: bed & breakfast

The Danube Delta is the best-preserved river delta in Europe and has deservedly gained UNESCO world heritage status.

Today you travel by car to Murighiol where you are met by speedboat for your private transfer to the Green Village.

The Green Village is a beautiful resort at the far side of the delta. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, organised tours, or simply relax by the pool.

Day 7 – Drive to Bucharest (315kms/ 4hrs)
1 Night at Hotel Christina, Bucharest
Includes: bed & breakfast

Following a speedboat transfer back to Murighiol, drive back to Bucharest, drop your car back in the centre, and enjoy your final evening in the city.

Day 8 – Fly Bucharest to Manchester (via Amsterdam)

Price: £629 Per Person*

*Excludes speedboat transfers to the Green Village (approx 50 euros per person, return – paid locally)

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