Rail: Budapest to Sofia Adventure (EABS)
Countries Visited: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Discover the rich and varied culture of Eastern Europe, visit "Draculas Castle" and charming Slavic villages, explore the spectacular cities of Budapest and Sofia.
This ten-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europes roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe's charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary's royal palace. Discover Romania's countryside while visitingÿSighisoaraÿor marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing themÿboth.) Youll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine thatll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Budapest||Day 1 Budapest|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Sibiu||Day 2 Budapest/Sibiu (1B)|
Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this charming city. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath. In the evening, board an overnight train to Sibiu. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Sighisoara||Day 3 Sibiu/Sighisoara|
Explore Sighisoaras medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars. Sample some Romanian cuisine-the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad, the model for Count Dracula) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region. Transport: Local train (1.50-2.00 hours, 90km)
|Day 4||Brasov||Day 4 Sighisoara/Brasov (1B)|
Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Sighisoaras countryside. Take in the beautiful rolling scenery and visit medieval villages and fortified churches. In the early evening, ride the rails to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania. Included Activities: Sighisoara Region Guided Tour Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Brasov||Day 5 Brasov (1B)|
Impressively situated on a rock outcrop and dominating the valley, this 14th century castle is steeped in history and folklore. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you learn about the creepier side of Romania. Included Activities: Bran Castle Visit
|Day 6||Bucharest||Day 6 Brasov/Bucharest (1B)|
Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharests international cuisine. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Veliko Tarnovo||Day 7 Bucharest/Veliko Tarnovo (1B)|
Enjoy this charming town and opt to visit the Tsarevets Fortress just outside the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Veliko Tarnovo||Day 8 Veliko Tarnovo|
Hike to the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo. Opt to go mountain biking or view the murals at the Church of the Nativity. Included Activities: Hike to Arbanasi Village
|Day 9||Sofia||Day 9 Veliko Tarnovo/Sofia (1B)|
A mix of western grandeur and Soviet bulk, Sofia boasts a gold-domed church and delicious international dining. Sample modern takes on Bulgarian and international food, with some great trendy dining opportunities. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 10||Sofia||Day 10 Sofia (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.