Festive Transylvania

Festive

5 Days from £1,099

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

History, intrigue and legend accompany you on this fabulous Christmas break in the historical region of Transylvania, in the heart of Romania. You'll journey through forested landscapes and discover medieval towns and Transylvanian castles, where you'll hear tales of vampires as you explore. Pick up traditional souvenirs amongst atmospheric festive markets and enjoy Christmas lunch in a very special location in the grounds of 'Dracula's Castle'.

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Your holiday at a glance

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What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, Christmas Day lunch, 4 dinners
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Walking tour of Brasov ​
  • Discover Bran Castle
  • Christmas lunch at the 'Tea House of Queen Mary' in the grounds of Bran Castle
  • Sightseeing tour of Sibiu
  • Visit Peles Castle
  • Traditional dinner with folk music

Your itinerary

​Today you'll depart on your flight to Bucharest. We'll then transfer you to your hotel in the historic town of Brasov, in the heart of Transylvania. Get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink and dinner in a local restaurant this evening. 

Enjoy a leisurely morning and then we'll head out this afternoon to discover the highlights of Brasov, a town founded in 1211 by the Teutonic Knights. In the heart of the city, Council Square, is where we'll find the delightful Christmas market. Browse the many stalls for traditional delicacies and handmade decorations, or perhaps treat yourself to a warming glass of mulled wine. Our walking tour will then take in the historic Black Church, which got its name after it was burned during a huge fire in 1689. This is the greatest Gothic church in Transylvania and inside there is a remarkable collection of carpets from Asia Minor. We'll also peer down Rope Street - Europe's narrowest street is little more than the width of one person.

It's Christmas Day, so join your fellow travellers for a leisurely breakfast before we head out on an included excursion. We're going to visit Bran Castle, which is nestled in dense forest. Surrounded by legend and mystery, it is also known as Dracula's Castle, and is one of the locations linked to the fictional vampire created by Bram Stoker. Built in the 14th century, it actually doubled as an administrative building until it was gifted to Queen Marie of Romania in 1920.
​We'll then enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in the 'Tea House of Queen Mary' in the castle's grounds. This building is where Queen Marie of Romania would receive guests who visited the castle.

We're going to set off on a day of exploration in Sibiu, a walled citadel built in the 12th century by German settlers. Highlights include Great Square, Little Square, St Mary's Evangelical Church, a Gothic masterpiece with a huge steeple, and the Bridge of Lies. Soak up the medieval atmosphere on a walk around the pedestrian-friendly Upper and Lower Towns, connected by the Stairs Passage. We'll stroll narrow cobbled streets lined with colourful houses to the Christmas market in Grand Square, first held in 2007, when Sibiu was named European Capital of Culture, along with Luxembourg.
This evening we'll head to a restaurant in the ski resort of Poiana Brasov for dinner accompanied by traditional folk music and free-flowing wine.

Today we'll transfer you to the airport in Bucharest for your flight back to the UK. 

Accommodation

This traditional hotel is in the historic centre of town. The building goes back to 400 years ago and it has been restored and refurbished to offer all the modern comforts. Rooms have air conditioning, Free WiFi, cable Tv, phone, deposit box, minibar, hairdryer.

Hotel Bella Muzica

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Dates and Prices

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London (Heathrow)

Monday 23 December 2019

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Outbound
British Airways

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

10:00 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 27 December 2019

Departs

16:15 Bucharest (H Coanda Intl)

Arrives

17:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

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