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And now for something different!

Transylvania immediately brings thought of Dracula to mind, but it is so much more than that. Beautiful medieval towns, amazing castles, stunning landscapes around the Carpathian mountains and loads of fun-filled activities.

It’s an historical melting-pot of nations and civilisations, were modern-day Romania meets with Germanic and Turkish pasts.

For Irish schools, our Transylvania tours represent something quite different. In partnership with our colleagues in Bucharest, we offer schools 4* accommodation and an English-speaking guide to accompany you every step of the way. It’s a journey away from the usual – scenery, food and culture. You won’t be disappointed!

Bine ați venit în România!

Sample 5 day / 4 night itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Bucharest

  • Arrival in Bucharest and transfer to the Museum of Senses.
  • Return to accommodation for overnight

Day 2

Kings and Dinosaurs

  • Depart for Transylvania, to visit Peles Castle in Sinaia – one of Europe’s most beautiful castles.
  • Visit Rasnov Dino Park, the largest of its king in south-east Europe. Climb up to Rasnov Fortress to learn of its knights and history.
  • Continue to Vulcan for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Walking in the steps of Count Dracula.

  • Visit the medieval town of Sighisoara, where you will see where Vlad the Impaler was born. Climb the Clock Tower inside this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Travel to the small village of Bran, the home of Dracula’s Castle. Built by the Saxons of Brasov in the 14th century, it served as a customs point between Wallachia and Transylvania.
  • Dinner at Bran Castle Tea House. Continue to Vulcan for overnight.

Day 4

Heights and Waterslides

  • Explore Brasov, the Black Church and Rope Street – the narrowest street in the world.
  • 3 hours of activities in Brasov Adventure park.
  • Visit Peles Castle in Sinaia – one of Europe’s most beautiful castles.
  • Return to Bucharest where you will have a cooking class in traditional Romanian dishes. Guess what’s for dinner?!

Day 5

The 2nd largest building in the world

  • Visit the Palace of Parliament; it’s both huge in size and splendid in decoration.
  • Return to the airport for departure. La revedere!

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If you travel during October mid-term, we can set up a Dracula Night Tour for you for a small extra cost!

Did you know?

Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf in 1847. Today, he’s best known as the author of Dracula, but he never actually saw Bran Castle! All references to Dracula’s Castle in the novel are based on accounts and sketches.

Transylvania is a region of Romania – Romania’s capital Bucharest is actually located in Wallachia but is used as our base for flights to and from Dublin.

Romania uses the Leu as its currency and you’re going to have to convert in advance of travelling. Romania is an E.U. country but the Euro isn’t used here.

Connections from Ireland

Flight options change from time to time, but currently Ryanair flies directly from Dublin to Bucharest.