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HALLOWEEN AT DRACULA'S CASTLE - ROMANIA FAM TRIP (OCT 28-NOV 4, 2019)

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HALLOWEEN AT DRACULA'S CASTLE - ROMANIA FAM TRIP (OCT 28-NOV 4, 2019)

8 days/6 nights - from $1,199 per person Land Only

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Visit Transylvania, the birthplace of the legend of Dracula. First, you will spend two nights in Bucharest, the country's capital, where you will visit its iconic landmarks. Then you will spend four nights in three more medieval villages of Transylvania. Return to the capital for an additional night. $1,999 per agent land and air from New York. Companions are welcome at $2,199 per person. Land Only: $1,199 per agent and $1,399 per companion.
Day 1, Oct 28, Monday - New York/Bucharest
Fly from New York for Bucharest.

Day 2, Oct 29, Tuesday – Arrive Bucharest                                                                  
Arrive in Bucharest. Meet your guide at the 1st floor near the flower shop. Transfer for accommodation and dinner at 4* hotel Novotel or similar. (D)

Day 3, Oct 30, Wednesday – Bucharest/Sinaia                                                            
Breakfast in the morning. Assemble at the hotel lobby for a fabulous panoramic tour of Romania’s capital city of Bucharest for the famous boulevards - Magheru Blvd., Victoriei Square, Universitatii Square, Aviatorilor Blvd. , Kiseleff Blvd. Depart to Sinaia.  Visit Peles Castle and the Sinaia Monastery. Located in Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, the monastery was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after the great Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in Egypt. As of 2005, it is inhabited by 13 Christian Orthodox monks led by Macarie Bogus. It is part of the Bucharest archdiocese. Accommodate at New Montana 4* Hotel or similar in Sinaia and prepare for dinner. Dinner and winetasting in Azuga at Hallewood Cellars. Return to the hotel in Sinaia. (B/D)

Day 4, Oct 31, Thursday – Sinaia/Sibiu                                                                           
After breakfast in the morning, continue the journey. Photo stop at Rasnov citadel, which is a historic monument and landmark in Romania. It is situated in Râsnov, Brasov County, in the immediate vicinity of Brasov.  The citadel was built as part of a defense system refuge inside the citadel. Compelled to stay there for decades, the people of Râsnov and the nearby villages turned the fortification into a dwelling. Continue to visit Fagaras Fortress - Built in 1310 on the site of a former 12th century wooden fortress (burned by the Tartars in 1241). Fagaras was enlarged between the 15th and 17th centuries and was considered one of the strongest fortifications in Transylvania. The fortress was surrounded by a deep moat which, in times of war or social unrest, could easily be filled with water from a nearby mountain brook. A bridge over the moat provided the only access. The fortress boasts three floors and five towers. Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's 8th-most idyllic place to live" by Forbes in 2008. Outside dinner at a restaurant in Sibiu. Accommodation at a 4* Hotel Ramada or similar in Sibiu. (B/D)

Day 5, Nov 1, Friday - Sibiu/Brasov                                                                             
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Sighisoara. On the road visit Biertan fortified church - is a Lutheran fortified church in Biertan (Birthälm), Sibiu County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary.  Briefly Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Sighisoara. On road visit Prejmer church another Lutheran fortified church in Prejmer (Tartlau), Brasov County, in the Transylvania region of Romania and the ethnographic area of the Burzenland. The church was founded by the Germanic Teutonic Knights, and then was eventually taken over by the Transylvanian Saxon community. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner with folklore show at Cerbul Carpatin Restaurant in Brasov. Accommodation at a 4* Hotel Aro Palace or similar for 2 nights in Brasov. (B/D)

Day 6, Nov 2, Saturday -  Brasov                                                                                   
After breakfast at hotel, a walking tour includes visit at Black Church. Continue to Poiana Brasov a famous ski resort in Romania. Return to Brasov. Transfer to Dracula Halloween party (includes visit of Bran Castle) - situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is often erroneously referred to as the home of the title character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad the Impaler, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula. As discovered by the Dutch author Hans Corneel de Roos, the location Bram Stoker actually had in mind for Castle Dracula while writing his novel was an empty mountain top, Mount Izvorul Calimanului, 2,033 metres (6,670 ft) high, located in the Calimani Alps near the former border with Moldavia. Stoker's description of Dracula's crumbling fictional castle also bears no resemblance to Bran Castle. The castle is now a museum dedicated to displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Maria. Visitors can see the interior on their own or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open-air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country. (B/D)

  • Arrive at Bran Castle
  • Interior visit with guide, surprises, photos, DRACULA
  • Dinner DRACULA STYLE
  • DRACULA PARTY (music, dance, drinks, surprises, typical program)
Back to the hotel in Brasov.

Day 7, Nov 3, Sunday – Brasov/Bucharest                                                                 
In the morning after breakfast, depart to Bucharest through The Royal Way - cross the Carpathian Mountains. Arrive in Wallachia. City tour includes outside view of Parliament Palace (the second world biggest building after Pentagon) and visit of the History Museum National History Museum. The most important to see is the Romanian Treasury, which includes jewelry from the time of Geto-Dacians, as well as the current Romanian Crown Jewels: the king's crown and an amazing selection of emeralds made for Queen Marie, wife of Romanian King Ferdinand and granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  Farewell dinner with folklore show at Pescarus Restaurant in Bucharest. Overnight at a 4* hotel Novotel or similar. (B/D)

Day 8, Nov 4, Monday - Bucharest/New York                                                             
Breakfast in the morning. Transfer to OTP for your return flight to New York. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
New York
Land Only *Single Supplement
Tour Costs:

$1999 per agent land and air
$1199 per agent land only

$2199 per companion land and air
$1399 per companion land only

$400 per person single supplement

Gratuities $75 per person are not included in the rates and will be collected upon registration




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INCLUDED

  • Round trip airfare from JFK, coach class
  • Transportation by coach
  • Accommodation as per itinerary:
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Novotel or similar in Bucharest
  • 1 night at New Montana Hotel or similar in Sinaia
  • 1 night in Hotel Ramada or similar in Sibiu
  • 2 nights at Hotel Aro Palace or similar in Brasov
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Guided Tours with admissions as per itinerary
  • All taxes and service charges      

Highlights

  • Halloween Party at Dracula “Bran” Castle
  • UNESCO sites: Sighisoara, Prejmer Fortified Church,Biertan Fortified Church, Saschiz
  • Sibiu, European Capital of Culture for the year 2007
  • Bran Castle visits

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips, Extras, anything not listed (Tips for guides and drivers of $75 pp will be pre-collected at registration)
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • Drinks are not included with meals
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If hotels or airlines are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure, and not refundable once issued.
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Airline tickets are not refundable once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available


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    General information about the region
    Bucharest. Romania
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 36 39 50 62 72 79 82 82 75 63 47 38
    Average Low 23 25 33 42 51 58 60 59 52 43 33 27
    Average Rainfall 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.8 2.6 3.4 2.2 2.2 1.4 1.1 1.8 1.6
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    GMT + 2
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    Euro
    $1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
    Visa requirement
    No
    Sinaia. Romania
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 18 17 24 32 38 44 48 49 44 38 30 21
    Average Low 8 8 12 20 28 35 38 39 33 28 20 14
    Average Rainfall 3 3.7 2.6 3.6 4.9 6 5.6 3.8 2.9 2.4 2.4 3.7
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    GMT+3
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    Euro
    $1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
    Visa requirement
    No
    Sibiu. Romania
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 31 37 47 59 68 74 79 78 71 59 47 36
    Average Low 17 21 29 39 47 53 56 55 49 40 33 23
    Average Rainfall 1.2 1.1 1.3 2.2 3.2 4.5 3.4 3 2.2 1.8 1.3 1.1
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    GMT+3
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    Euro
    $1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
    Visa requirement
    No
    Brasov. Romania
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 18 17 24 32 38 44 48 49 44 38 30 21
    Average Low 8 8 12 20 28 35 38 39 33 28 20 14
    Average Rainfall 3 3.7 2.6 3.6 4.9 6 5.6 3.8 2.9 2.4 2.4 3.7
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    GMT+3
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    Euro
    $1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
    Visa requirement
    No
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