EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS IN BUCHAREST & TRANSYLVANIA
Begin your Eastern European journey with three nights in Romania. Encounter the mysteries of Transylvania with an excursion to Braşov, featuring tours of Peleş Castle and Dracula’s Castle. Optional excursion to the resort-lined beaches of the Black Sea.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 3 nights accommodations: 2 nights in Bucharest—Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (or similar); 1 night in Braşov—Kronwell Braşov Hotel (or similar)
- 3 breakfasts
- 2 guided tours: Guided City Tour of Braşov and Visit Peleş Castle & Dracula’s Castle
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
- Hotel & ship transfers
Day 1 | Bucharest
Welcome to Bucharest. Transfer to the First-Class Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (or similar) in the heart of the city, with the former Royal Palace and great shopping at your doorstep.* The rest of the day you are free to relax or begin exploring the city’s wide boulevards and gracious architecture on your own. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Bucharest so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Transylvania
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a motor-coach drive through the Transylvania countryside. Stop for a tour of Peleş Castle, a 19th-century fortification in Sinaia that melds numerous European architectural styles and materials into a harmonious and romantic structure. Continue to Braşov, where you have a panoramic city tour featuring the city’s Gothic-style Black Church. Check in to the First-Class Kronwell Braşov Hotel (or similar). You have a free evening to enjoy the town square, with its Council House (complete with the ancient Trumpets Tower) and lovely fountain. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Braşov so you can make the most of your visit. (B)
Day 3 | Transylvania & Bucharest
This morning, check out of your Braşov hotel. Take a short ride to Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. This landmark citadel, built in the 14th century and used by Saxon and Walachian kings, is the best known of several locations linked to the Dracula legend; it was used by Vlad Tepes, or “Vlad the Impaler,” as his headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania. The castle has Gothic and baroque furnishings and decorative arts on display. After your tour, return to the First-Class Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (or similar). (B)
Day 4 | Bucharest
You have the day at leisure in Romania’s gracious capital city, which offers the Palace of Parliament, as well as many churches and monasteries, museums, parks, gardens and interesting neighborhoods. Or take an optional excursion to Constanţa on the Black Sea coast. The oldest living city in Romania, Constanţa was founded around 600 BC by Greek settlers and is now a fashionable resort town. Arrive mid-morning for a city tour, featuring the iconic seaside casino and Art Nouveau architecture, and a stroll along Mamaia Beach, the “Palm Beach” of the Black Sea. (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
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