The Jewels of the Balkans Travel Itinerary
Depart the USA on overnight flight to Bucharest, Romania.
Day 2 ~ Bucharest
Upon arrival at the international airport of Bucharest, you will meet your local guide and be transferred to your hotel in Bucharest. After checking in at your room, if time permits, your guide will lead a brief orientation tour of the neighbourhood of the hotel. You will have dinner and overnight in Bucharest.
Day 3 ~ Deva
After breakfast, we’ll set on our journey through Romania heading from south to northwest via spectacular gorge of the Jiu river. We’ll have a short stop in Targu Jiu, home to the famous Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, who spend his childhood here. His large sculptures are now the main tourist attractions of the city: The Table of Silence, Stool Alley, The Gate of the Kiss, and The Endless Column.
Our next destination is Sarmizegetusa, to visit the ruins of Ulpia Traiana, which was the Roman capital of Dacia, built by Roman Emperor Trajan in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Today Ulpia Traiana remains in ruins, with a partly conserved forum, an amphitheatre and remnants of several temples.
Next we’ll tour the greatest Gothic-style castle in Romania, Hunyad’s Castle, which was built by the Anjou family on the site of a former Roman camp.Dinner and overnight in Deva.
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The Jewels of the Balkans
19 Days / 17 Nights
The Balkans- true mosaic of people of different cultural, religious and historical backgrounds. The birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet and home to some well-known, important citizens such as Tito and Mother Teresa, is also blessed with picturesque villages and monasteries, un-spoiled countryside and many fascinating historical sites proudly telling you about the glorious past and turbulent history of the area.
2023 Tour Dates
May 11 ~ 29
September 7 ~ 25
NOTE: For price information and services included, please click on the link of the day-by-day itinerary at the bottom of the page. Please contact us if you may have questions, need more information or for reservation.
Accommodation for 17 nights at selected 3 and 4 star hotels including service charges and taxes
All dinners (no drinks), including one dinner with folklore performance in Sofia
Two small bottles of water per day
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned car or van with professional driver
Professional English speaking guide
Entrance fees to the sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
All arrival and departure transfers
Taxes for the Danube Bridge
Taxes for Romania-Bulgaria border crossings
Information package with itineraries, travel and visa information, and luggage tags.