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Essential Romania Road Trip

6 days self drive holiday from Iasi to Bucharest

 

 

Duration
6 days/5 nights

 

Driving distance
830 Km

 

Availability
All year

 

Price from
165 EUR/pers.

 


Itinerary: Iasi - Targu Neamt - Poiana Largului - Lacu Rosu - Gheorgheni - Praid - Sighisoara - Medias - Sibiu - Fagaras - Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest  

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Highlights: Iasi city, Neamt Fortress, Bicaz Dam and Lake (Izvorul Muntelui), Bicaz Gorges, The Red Lake, Sighisoara Old Town, Biertan Fortified Church, Sibiu Old Town, Fagaras Fortress, Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Palace of Parliament @ Bucharest

Tour description: Talking about Moldavia, Transylvania, Walachia this trip offers you the chance to enjoy a little bit of every region.

Iasi, the second most important city in Romania, former capital of Romania is the perfect choice for a Moldavian experience. The road from Iasi to Sighisoara takes you through the Bicaz Gorges an amazing canyon dig continuously in limestone since twenty millions years ago.

Once arrived in Transylvania you will overnight in the medieval fortress founded by Saxons, the birthplace of Dracula, Sighisoara.

Continue the trip to Sibiu, stopping in Biertan Village to see the only fortified church with all three defensive wall, well preserved since centuries ago. Of course you may try opening the door of vestry protected by nineteen lockers, one of the most sophisticated door locker in Europe.

Arriving in Sibiu you will discover the Gothic secrets of this apparently Baroque city, former Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007.

Travel to Brasov, one of the strongest medieval cities in Transylvania and home of the powerful Saxon merchants who plotted for the removal from power of the legendary prince Vlad the Impaler, also advertised as Dracula. You will visit the Black Church and have a tour of the Old City. Have lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant and then continue to the Bran Castle, widely known as the Castle of Count Dracula.

The final leg of our day will take you to Sinaia, the winter resort first built for the Romanian royalties and high society at the end of the 19th Century.

In Bucharest you will explore the Capital of Romania. Tour the city and visit the Palace of Parliament - the second largest building in the world.

View day by day program

 


NB: The tour program is informative and it can be adapted according to your requests. The tour rates are informative; the final price will depend on your final requests.

 

  Talk with a Travis consultant.
  Call +40 752 220222  for a customized self drive tour offer. 

 

 

Prepare your road trip


Package includes:
  6 days car rental;
  STANDARD Cover insurance (with franchise);
  road tax, VAT, winter tires, airport service fee;
  1 additional driver; 
  5 nights accommodation in double/triple room with breakfast;
  guiding package (roadbook, maps/brochures);
  24/7 emergency assistance.

Services not included:
✖  car fuel and parking fees;
✖  tourist sights entry and photo fees;
✖  extra services (EXTRA/SUPER Cover insurance, child seat etc.)
✖  meals (except breakfast);
✖  car deposit/franchise, according to selected model. 


Rates in EUR/person (starting from)

Car class   /   No of persons 1 2 3 4
   Economy 690 360 360 265
   Standard 750 380 380 280
   Premium 799 399 399 299
Car class   /   No of persons 5 6 7 8
   Minibus (7+1 seats) 340 295 295 265

 Car class models:
 • Economy: Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, VW Polo, Mini One, Ford Focus, VW Golf, Honda Civic or similar;
 • Standard: Skoda Octavia, VW Passat, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 508, Opel Grandland, Ford Kuga or similar;
 • Premium: Mercedes-Benz A200, BMW X1, Volvo XC 40, Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF, Audi Q5 or similar;
 • Minibus (7+1 seats): Ford Transit, VW Multivan, Ford Turneo, Mercedes Vito, Mercedes V-Class or similar.


Upgrade your package:
 
- English speaking chauffeur: 35 EUR/day + expenses
- English speaking driver-guide: 85 EUR/day + expenses



Day 1: Iasi
Highlights of the day: Union Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Theatre, The City Hall, Three Hierarchs Monastery, The Palace of Culture, Golia Monastery, The "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Copou and Botanical Gardens.

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- pick-up your car (fully tanked) in Iasi (airport/hotel or other location);
- self-guiding city tour in Iasi;
- 4* hotel overnight stay in Iasi.


Day 2: Iasi - Targu Neamt - Poiana Largului - Bicaz - Lacu Rosu - Gheorgheni - Praid - Sighisoara (380 Km / 12 h)
Highlights of the day: Neamt Fortress, Bicaz Lake and Dam (Izvorul Muntelui), Bicaz Gorges, The Red Lake, Sighisoara Old Town

 

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- departure towards Targu Neamt Town;
- visit Neamt Fortress, founded at the end of the 14th Century;
- enjoy the scenic views over the Bicaz Dam and Lake (Izvorul Muntelui);
- stop and take a short walk through the Bicaz Gorges and around the Red Lake;
- optional lunch;
- continue towards Gheorgheni Town for reaching the final destination of the day, Sighisoara - a 13th Century citadel still populated even today;
- 4* hotel overnight stay in Sighisoara.


Day 3: Sighisoara - Biertan - Medias - Sibiu (115 Km / 3 h)
Highlights of the day: Biertan Fortified Church, Sibiu Old Town

 

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- breakfast at hotel, followed by a walking tour to discover Sighisioara’s Old Town including The Clock Tower, The Main Square, The School Street;
- departure towards Biertan Village to visit Biertan Fortified Church;
- continue towards Sibiu and, after lunch (optional), visit the Old Town including The Large and Small Square, The Council Tower and The Bridge of Lies;
- 4* hotel overnight stay in Sibiu.


Day 4: Sibiu - Fagaras - Brasov - Bran - Sinaia (225 Km / 9 h)
Highlights of the day: Fagaras Fortress, Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle

 

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- after breakfast at hotel, leave Sibiu heading to Brasov;
- on the way, stop at Fagaras Fortress for a short visit;
- arrive in Brasov and visit The Old City, The Black Church (largest gothic construction between Vienna and Istanbul), The Council Square (place where last witches of Europe had been burned), The Slope Street (one of the narrowest streets in Europe);
- optional lunch;
- drive to Bran and visit Dracula’s Castle;
- head to Sinaia for overnight stay in a 4* hotel.


Day 5: Sinaia - [Busteni] - Bucharest (145 Km / 7 h)
Highlights of the day: Peles Castle, Busteni cable car @ Bucegi Mountain (optional), Village Museum @ Bucharest

 

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- breakfast followed by visit of Peles Castle - the former royal summer residence;
- (optional) drive to Busteni and take the cable car up to 2500 m above sea level to reach on top of Bucegi Mountains, famous for its natural unique landscape, shaped by the wind;
- optional lunch;
- drive to Bucharest and visit the Village Museum;
- self-guided walking tour in the historical centre of the capital city;
- 4* hotel overnight stay in Bucharest.


Day 6: Bucharest
Highlights of the day: Palace of Parliament

 

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- breakfast at hotel;
- visit the Palace of Parliament - the second largest building in the world;
- return your car (fully tanked) in Bucharest (airport/hotel or other location);
- departure to your next destination.

  

Other tourist attractions available on tour: 
- Neamt Monastery;
- Bison Reserve @ Vanatori Neamt;
- Bear Lake (Lacul Ursu) @ Sovata;
- Medias Old Town;
- ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization @ Sibiu;
- Sinaia Monastery.


NB: The tour program is informative and it can be adapted according to your requests. The tour rates are informative; the final price will depend on your final requests.

 

  Talk with a Travis consultant.
  Call +40 752 220222  for a customized self drive tour offer. 

 

 

Prepare your road trip


Package includes:
  6 days car rental;
  STANDARD Cover insurance (with franchise);
  road tax, VAT, winter tires, airport service fee;
  1 additional driver; 
  5 nights accommodation in double/triple room with breakfast;
  guiding package (roadbook, maps/brochures);
  24/7 emergency assistance.

Services not included:
✖  car fuel and parking fees;
✖  tourist sights entry and photo fees;
✖  extra services (EXTRA/SUPER Cover insurance, child seat etc.)
✖  meals (except breakfast);
✖  car deposit/franchise, according to selected model. 


Rates in EUR/person (starting from)

Car class   /   No of persons 1 2 3 4
   Economy 690 360 360 265
   Standard 750 380 380 280
   Premium 799 399 399 299
Car class   /   No of persons 5 6 7 8
   Minibus (7+1 seats) 340 295 295 265

 Car class models:
 • Economy: Ford Fiesta, Skoda Fabia, VW Polo, Mini One, Ford Focus, VW Golf, Honda Civic or similar;
 • Standard: Skoda Octavia, VW Passat, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 508, Opel Grandland, Ford Kuga or similar;
 • Premium: Mercedes-Benz A200, BMW X1, Volvo XC 40, Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XF, Audi Q5 or similar;
 • Minibus (7+1 seats): Ford Transit, VW Multivan, Ford Turneo, Mercedes Vito, Mercedes V-Class or similar.


Upgrade your package:
 
- English speaking chauffeur: 35 EUR/day + expenses
- English speaking driver-guide: 85 EUR/day + expenses


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