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Halloween In Romania Singles Vacation
40's - 50's and 60's+ Singles Vacations

October 26 - November 4, 2019
$2366*

Spend Halloween Eve at Hotel Castle Dracula 
What better time to travel to Transylvania in search of Count Dracula than on Halloween. Spend your spookiest Halloween ever with Best Single Travel and discover interesting dark history, folklore's, local Saxon villages mixed with amazing castles, one even said to belong to Dracula. We will travel through the heart of Romania, exploring stunningly beautiful countryside, medieval towns that still live like centuries ago.  Meet the local people, and discover their stories, their traditions and culture, all while making new friends and memories for life!

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bucharest riverHalloween In Romania Singles Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 (Saturday): Arrive Bucharest
Upon arrival at the airport, you will met by one of our drivers and will be transferred to our centrally located hotel. Meet your tour leader and group for our Welcome Dinner tonight at 7:00pm.

 

Vacation Day 2 (Sunday) - Bucharest
Bucharest village museumToday, get acquainted with the Romanian capital once nicknamed "Little Paris".  We start our tour with a morning walk in the open-air Village Museum, where we will find historical farmhouses and churches collected from all Romanian regions. We continue our tour with the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, better known as "the House of People”.
Enjoy lunch at the Caru cu Bere Restaurant. With a history of more than 130 years, Caru’ cu bere was and still is a symbol of Buchares’ts old town, being the favorite meeting spot both for the locals as for foreign tourists, among them being some famous names like The Rolling Stones, Naruhito, the Prince of Japan or Edward Kennedy, all of them being guests in the past.
During our tour we will also stop and see the Revolution Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Art Museum, the Arch of Triumph and other important landmarks of the city.
This evening is free time to relax or to discover Old Town Bucharest with new friends.

Vacation Day 3 (Monday): Bucharest – Sinaia – Azuga – Brasov
PelesCastleAfter breakfast we head towards Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carphatians. Photo stop at Peles Castle, nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed in 1883, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls.
Azuga WineThen we stop at Azuga to visit the wine cellar that was built in 1892. Taste the spectacular sparkling wine that was served to the former Romanian Royal Court and nowadays supplied to The House of His Majesty King Michael the First.  After our wine tasting and included amazing lunch, relax and enjoy our scenic drive to Brasov.
Our city tour starts from the Schei District where we will visit St. Nicholas Church, first built in wood in 1392, replaced with a stone structure in 1495 and considerably expanded in the 18th century, it is a true architectural masterpiece. Here we will meet professor Olteanu who will show us the First Romanian School (now a museum), which was for centuries one of the leading learning centers of the country. The printing press that opened here in 1556 produced some of the first books written in Romanian. A quick photo stop at the Black Church, which is the largest Gothic style church in South-Eastern Europe, on the way to our evening's hotel.

 

Vacation Day 4 (Tuesday): Brasov – Zarnesti – Bran – Brasov
brown bear romaniaToday we visit the largest brown bear sanctuary in the world, Liberty Bear Sanctuary. Our tour begins at Maya’s monument to hear the touching story of Maya the bear, whose life inspired the Sanctuary and to whom the sanctuary is dedicated. Explore the sanctuary with our knowledgeable guide and learn about the 80+ bears living here and the awful conditions they’ve been rescued from. See our happy the bears are in their new home, and be sure to take lots of photos.  You might fall in love with them when you see them playing, smelling the flowers, bathing in the pools, or climbing trees.
Romania Cheese HangingThen we travel to Bran, where we will enjoy a cheese tasting with traditional Romania products. The highlight of our day is a visit to the castle made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count. Bran Castle sits atop a rock in Bran village and was home and palace to Queen Marie of Romania, one of Queen Victoria's many granddaughters.  Also mythic-ally linked to Vlad Tepes "The Impaler", and thus indirectly to the "Dracula" story.  In the afternoon return to Brasov and have free time to explore the Old Town area before our Folklore Dinner Show in one of Brasov’s top restaurants.

 

Vacation Day 5 (Wednesday): Brasov – Prejmer – Bicaz – Red Lake – Gura Humorului
Prejmer Fortified ChurchAfter breakfast we depart for the historical region of Bucovina, famous for its painted monasteries. Our first stop will be Prejmer to visit the largest fortified church in Southeastern Europe, built by the Teutonic knights between 1212 and 1213. The powerful surrounding walls are 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence, the fortress was besieged 50 times. However, it was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania; the fighters defending the fortress have surrendered after not having drinking water available for several days.
Bicaz RomaniaThen we travel to Bicaz to visit the dramatic gorge, cut through the limestone hills of the region by the action of Bicaz river which created zig zags sharply downhill. A notable part of the canyon is the neck of hell. At short distance is the Red Lake, naturally formed when a landslide in 1838 dammed Bicaz river and created what it is often considered to be one of Romania's oddest natural wonders. Enjoy an included lunch at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) before we depart for Gura Humorului to check in to our hotel in the late afternoon.

 

Vacation Day 6 (Thursday): Painted Monasteries Tour - Halloween
painted church RomaniaWe start our day with a visit to Voronet Monastery, located in the beautiful village with the same name. The Monastery was built in 1488 by the greatest ruling prince of Moldavia, Stefan the Great, in a record time-three months and three weeks- and painted on the outside walls during the time of his son, the prince Petru Rares. The most important of the frescoes is 'The Judgment Day', painted on the whole western facade, that determined the monument to be called 'The Sistine Chapel of the East'. The scene, the simplest and the most dramatic composition, is processed in a characteristic Moldova way: the souls carried to heaven are wrapped in Moldova's towels, while the souls doomed to the fire of Ghenna wear the turbans of the Turks, the Moldova's enemies.
Romania Egg paintingOur next stop will be stop in Marginea village to visit a black ceramics workshop to learn more about its history and traditions. Then the Museum of Painted Eggs, in Vama for a workshop to learn the fine art of painting eggs with professor Letitia. Once familiar with the symbols and the techniques of decoration we can decorate our own eggs. We will visit Moldovita Monastery, erected in 1532 by the illegitimate son of Stephan the Great. See the throne of the former Moldavian ruler and furniture dating back to the Middle Ages. Next is Sucevita Monastery from the XVI’th century and is encircled by high walls fortified with massive corner towers. It is the church with the greatest number of frescoes in Moldova.
Halloween VladTonight we party at Hotel Castel Dracula, a Dracula Castle themed hotel right in the Borgo Pass. The pass was made famous by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, where, "the Borgo Pass" is the gateway to the realm of Count Dracula.  After check in and free time to freshen up, we will be invited in the courtyard to enjoy a nice bone-fire (snacks will be provided) while listening to Romanian gypsy music. In the evening visit the Tomb of Dracula in the cellars and then enjoy a fun Halloween dinner and party. Costumes are mandatory so start planning your outfit!

 

Vacation Day 7 (Friday): Gura Humorului – Reghin – Targu Mures – Sighisoara

castle dracula hotelAfter last night's party we have a late start today and head towards Bistrita in northern Transylvania for a pleasant walking tour. Enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the old town's quaint 15th and 16th century merchants' houses and the remains of the 13th century fortress walls.
Then we travel to Targu Mures, known as the city of roses, population is almost an even Romanian-Hungarian split. During our walking tour discover the centrally located Piata Trandafirilor (Roses Square), lined with modern streetside cafes, churches, and monuments. The main attraction is the Culture Palace, a flamboyant early 20th-century city hall with an outstanding stained-glass hall that houses local museums.
In the late afternoon we arrive in Sighisoara and check into our hotel.

Vacation Day 8 (Saturday): Sighisoara – Biertan – Hosman – Sibiu
Clock Tower SighisoaraSighisoara is the best-preserved medieval fortified town in Romania and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. On our morning walking tour we visit the Church on the Hill and the famous Clock Tower Museum with its Torture and Weapons Rooms. Then we travel to the Saxon village of Biertan to see the fortress church that has the largest wing altar in Romania and was used as the residence of the Lutheran bishop of baking bread romaniaTransylvania for over 300 years.  
Our travels continue as we pass and drive through local Saxon villages to reach our next destination, Hosman, population 720. We will visit a working farm and attend a fun bread baking class. Bake bread following old traditional Transylvania recipes and enjoy a light lunch as well - it is more like a light buffet since the farmers offer us a lot of appetizers, wine, drinks, cakes, etc.
In the late afternoon we arrive in Sibiu and check in to our hotel located in the pedestrian area of the old town.

 

Vacation Day 9 (Sunday): Sibiu – Cozia – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest
Sibiu RomaniaEnjoy our morning tour of Sibiu, once the richest towns in Transylvania and former European Cultural Capital. During our guided tour we will have a photo stop at the Evangelical Cathedral, where the son of Vlad the Impaler (another of Dracula’s monikers) was assassinated. We will stroll through the old quarter with its Clock Tower, Roman-Catholic Baroque Church, the Great and Lesser squares, Liar's Bridge and the famous Brukenthal Palace, Budapest Folklorethe former summer residence of the Transylvanian governor Samuel von Brukenthal. Enjoy a visit in this historic manor and feel the charm of the spacious gardens dating from the 18th century.
In the afternoon arrive in Bucharest and check into our hotel. Now it your chance for any last minute shopping or exploring. Tonight we will walk to our farewell dinner so everyone can get a good night's rest for their international flights tomorrow.

 

Vacation Day 10 (Monday): Bucharest - Tour Ends
After breakfast, and according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Otopeni (OTP) airport for your flight back home. Say goodbye to all your new friends and the end of another singles vacation.

 

Hotels

Bucharest - Athenee Palace Hilton
Brasov - Aro Palace Hotel Gura HumoruluiBest Western Bucovina
Sighisoara - Mercure Binderbubi SibiuHotel Continental Forum  

 

Halloween In Romania Singles Vacation Trip

 
Date: October 26 - November 4, 2019


Price: *$2366


Halloween Singles Tour Includes

* 9 Nights Accommodations
* Breakfast Daily - 4 Lunches -  4 Dinners

* Wine and Cheese Tasting

* Baking and Egg Decorating Classes
* Dedicated English Speaking Tour Leader
* Guided Tours per itinerary
* Tour Transportation - trains and buses
* Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
* All Taxes and Surcharges

 

*The price per person is for a double room. Best Single Travel provides free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $650

Not Included

* International Airfare
* Tips

 
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