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Passage to Eastern Europe & Transylvania - 2019

Bulgaria • Croatia • Hungary • Romania • Serbia
  • IRON GATES OF THE DANUBE RIVER
  • VELIKO TURNÔVO
  • BUCHAREST
  • TRANSYLVANIA
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Warsaw & Krakow

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Transylvania, Romania

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Transylvania, Romania

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FROM $699 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $175 PER DAY

Vantage invites you to Transylvania, where the lure of vampire legends awaits in Romania’s fabled central region, home to mountainous scenery, medieval villages, and Bran Castle — Dracula’s legendary manse. You’ll visit Prejmer Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and check off another UNESCO Site off your list when joining our optional tour to enchanting Sighișoara. Step inside elegant Bucharest, bohemian Brasov, and a forested region of fairytales — now with an extra day added for better pacing in 2019!

*Please note that for passengers on the pre- and post-trip extension to enjoy the best pacing and airline routing, two days of base tour features will be listed in the itinerary below as noted (Days 11 and 15). For post-trip passengers, your price includes:

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights in Brasov, Romania at the Aro Palace Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half-Day Excursion to Bran Castle, legendary home of Dracula
  • Excursion to Prejmer Fortified Church
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site (2 if you join an optional tour to Sighișoara)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Transfers, and baggage handling overseas (except in customs)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 11:

Traveling through Transylvanian history

Today we’ll venture into Transylvania, the mountainous, legend-haunted region in central Romania. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch in Sinaia, a former royal summer retreat, and visit fairy-tale Peles Castle. As we enter Transylvania proper, you’ll see why it’s known as the last medieval landscape in Europe. Our destination is charming Brasov, the compact baroque city that still retains the medieval walls and gates erected nine centuries ago by Saxon merchant princes. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.

Please note: Today's activities are part of your base tour price.

Day 12:

Take a Transylvania Highlights optional tour, or explore Brasov on your own

Enjoy day at leisure in charming, walkable Brasov. Or join an optional full-day Transylvania Highlights tour including a walking tour of Sighișoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Dracula. Lunch is included on this optional tour. In the evening, you're invited to join a pub crawl through Brasov.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Transylvania Highlights

Transylvania Highlights

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Sighisoara, Romania
  • When: Full-day tour

AVAILABLE ON TRANSYLVANIA EXTENSION ONLY: Discover Transylvania’s fairytale village of Sighisoara, a 12th Century Saxon settlement whose central citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches, Sighisoara’s beautifully preserved medieval character rivals that of Old Prague or Vienna. The city’s other claim to fame is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. You’ll learn the city’s fabled history on a guided walking tour that includes lunch at a local restaurant.


Day 13:

Explore Bran Castle, legendary home of Dracula

Following breakfast, embark on a tour to Bran Castle, the legendary home of Dracula. Return back to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 14:

Inside Prejmer Fortified Church

Today you’ll enjoy an included excursion to Prejmer Fortified Church, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site that was constructed in the 13th century by Teutonic knights and fortified by a circular wall in the 15th century by German colonists. Three hundred storage rooms on up to four levels held supplies for potential siege, and the fortress protected the church from 50 attacks over the course of history. You’ll learn about its victorious battles and those who protected it before returning to your hotel for a free evening.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 15:

Panoramic tour of Bucharest and exploring its historic buildings

Today we’ll make our way to Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, where we’ll embark on a panoramic tour and have lunch. Afterwards, explore Bucharest’s grand monuments and leafy, old-world boulevards on a city tour that includes a choice of entrances. Unforgettable Moment: You can visit the infamous People’s Palace, the grandiose, sprawling, and never-completed administrative building initiated by dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Alternatively, take a fascinating walking tour of Manuc’s Inn, Bucharest’s oldest hotel building, which was built as a way station for caravans and surrounds a large open courtyard. Dinner is included at your hotel.

Please note: The Bucharest portion of today's activities are part of your base tour price.

Day 16:

Return home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Warsaw & Krakow

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FROM $799 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $133 PER DAY

Experience the resurgence of Warsaw and Krakow on this historical foray into the heart of Poland. You’ll spend two days in Warsaw, the elegant capital meticulously restored after the destruction during World War II, before transferring to one of Europe’s most indisputably beautiful cities — Krakow. Enjoy informative walking tours of each city’s atmospheric and historic districts and visit the Warsaw Ghetto and the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps to explore some of the darkest chapters in world history. Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites round out this extension, as well as a potential fourth when you join our optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour.

Your Price Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodations: 3 nights at the Q Plus Hotel (or similar); and 2 nights at the Westin Hotel Warsaw (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • 3 guided sightseeing tours
  • 3 UNESCO Sites: Historic Centre of Warsaw, Historic Centre of Krakow, and Auschwitz Birkenau
  • A scenic transfer through the Tatra Mountains
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 13:

Journey on a scenic ride to Krakow

After breakfast today, we depart for a lengthy but scenic motorcoach trip to Krakow that takes us through the haunting Tatra Mountains. Later, we'll gather for a briefing, including a Welcome Drink.

Day 14:

City walking tour, and a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau

During your walking tour of this elegant city, once the seat of Poland’s royalty, ten centuries of architecture are on display. Your route includes Wawel Castle, the coronation and burial site of Polish kings, and the vast medieval square — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, we’ll make a somber visit to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and the nearby “death camp” of Birkenau. These sites are now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They’re also a museum and a memorial dedicated to the 1.5 million people who perished here.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 15:

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, or spend a day as you please

Today, enjoy a day at leisure, or join a new optional tour to impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of Poland’s most-visited attractions, it’s more than 1,000 feet below the surface of the Earth, with an even longer heritage that goes back more than a dozen million years ago when the rich rock salt deposits first formed the stunning crystals and deposits you can admire today. There’s even space for concerts and weddings far below the earth, with chapels, hall and an underground lake. You’ll even see sculptures made entirely of salt!

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Approximate Cost: $109 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Wieliczka, Poland
  • When: Morning
Situated close to the town of Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is considered to be one of the world’s greatest wonders and has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1978. As you venture through two kilometers of corridors across three levels, you will discover 20 mesmerizing chambers carved in salt. You’ll also visit St. King’s Chapel, a breath-taking subterranean church with crystal chandeliers and altars, sculptures, and floor paving carved from the salt layers.

Days 16:

Head to Warsaw with a stop at the Jasna Gora monastery

En route to Warsaw, visit the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa. You’ll arrive in Warsaw in the afternoon.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Days 17:

Tour Warsaw’s Old Town and visit the Warsaw Ghetto

On this morning’s included tour, you’ll delve into Warsaw's Old Town, the historic heart of the Polish capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO designation recognizes the painstaking rebuilding of this district following deliberate destruction by retreating German troops. We’ll also visit the remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto, where some 400,000 Jewish citizens were imprisoned after the Nazi conquest of Poland in World War II, and three quarters of whom died in concentration camps. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure to explore more of Warsaw on your own.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Days 18:

Fly home

After breakfast in the hotel this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the U.S.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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