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New Year in Bucharest, Romania
Dates: 28th December – 2nd January
Bucharest, Lipscani, Bran, Brasov, Primaverii & Sinaia
TUESDAY, 27TH DECEMBER
We meet at the airport at midnight for our Air Malta flight to Bucharest.
WEDNESDAY, 28TH DECEMBER
We will depart at 2.20 am and arrive at 5.35 am. On arrival, we are transferred to our 5-star Sheraton Bucharest Hotel. Early check-in on request depending on the hotel’s availability at an extra charge. Some free time to rest before in the late morning, we then go on an optional panoramic city tour of Bucharest. Our coach will drive by the main sights of the city. These include the Parliament Palace (known as the “People’s House”), which is considered to be the largest building in Romania, Patriarchal Cathedral dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen, and the Old City Lipscani. We then have some free time for personal sightseeing or shopping.
THURSDAY, 29TH DECEMBER
After breakfast, today we go on an optional excursion with the tour leader & guide to the village of Bran and visit the well-known Bran Castle. This castle became famous due to the legend of Count Dracula, written in 1897 by Bram Stoker, and later adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. This castle has a very strategic position being on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Nowadays, it houses a museum with a collection of ceramics, silver, furniture, weapons, and folk costumes. We then proceed and cross the Transylvanian mountains to the city of Brasov, where we have some free time for personal sightseeing or shopping.
FRIDAY, 30TH DECEMBER
After breakfast, we can opt to take an optional excursion to Primaverii Palace, after being closed for more than 27 years after the Revolution of 1989 we can visit the home of the last Romanian dictator. There we will see the lavish rooms, gold-plated bathrooms and even personal clothes of Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, all well preserved in a villa worth more than 25 million Euros. Then we proceed to Tiganesti Monastery which is famous for its workshops and are manufactured great priestly clothes and embroidery.
SATURDAY, 31ST DECEMBER
Today, after breakfast, we join the tour leader & guide for a full-day optional excursion to the mountain resort of Sinaia. From here we will have the opportunity to visit the elegant 19th-century Peleș Castle, which was the former residence of the Royal Family. We then proceed to the beautiful Byzantine Sinaia Monastery, founded by Price Mihail Cantacuzino in 1965 and named after the great Sinai Monastery on Mount Sinai, and some free time for souvenir shopping before we head back to our hotel. In the evening one will join the locals to celebrate the New Year.
SUNDAY, 1ST JANUARY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today, after a late breakfast, we will have a free day to enjoy the first day of the year.
MONDAY, 2ND JANUARY
Breakfast and then one can join the leader for option return transfers to the Banessa Shopping City. We then are transferred to Bucharest airport for our flight back to Malta departing on the 3rd January at 00.05 am and arriving in Malta at 1.20 am.
PRICE PER PERSON
€652 Adult in Triple
€507 Adult in Twin
€709 Adult in Single
1 Child under 7yrs sharing the same bed with 2 adults FREE
€357 1 Child from 7yrs & under 13yrs sharing with 2 adults
Early check-in & late check-out are FREE for bookings made before the end Oct 22
Air Malta direct flights to Bucharest airport
5 nights in 5-star Sheraton Bucharest Hotel or similar
All rooms with private facilities, TV and central heating
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
ADULT / CHILD
€45 / €25 Bucharest City tour
€90 / €65 Bran & Brasov
€50 / €40 Primaverii
€80 / €60 Sinaia
€30 / €20 Baneasa Shopping City
All excursions are with a local English-speaking guide and entrances. They may vary from day to day