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Transylvania

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!

Transylvania

Guideline price: €465 per student (3 Night / 4 Day Itinerary)

Day 1 – Arrival in Bucharest
  • Arrival in Bucharest and transfer to the Museum of Senses.
  • After check-in, stroll to the Old Town for a traditional welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 – Dinosaurs and Dracula
  • Depart for Transylvania, stopping at Rasnov Dino Park and Rasnov Fortress.
  • Continue to Bran, the home of Dracula’s Castle.
  • Dinner at Bran Castle Tea House. Transfer to Vulcan for overnight.
Day 3 – Adventure, Kings and Cooking
  • 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 4 – 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.

Transylvania – for a little bit more…..

Guideline price: €495 per student (4 Night / 5 Day Itinerary)

Day 1 – Arrival in Bucharest
  • Arrival in Bucharest and transfer to the Museum of Senses.
  • After check-in, stroll to the Old Town for a traditional welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
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 – In the footsteps of Count Dracula
  • Visit the medieval town of Sighisoara, where you will see where Vlad the Impaler was born. Climb the Clock Tower inside the UNESCO-listed old citadel.
  • 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
  • Visit the medieval town of Sighisoara, where you will see where Vlad the Impaler was born. Climb the Clock Tower inside the UNESCO-listed old citadel.
  • 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 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!

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 – its capital Bucharest is actually located in Wallachia but is used as our base for flights to and from there.

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.

Further Options

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

Pricing Terms and Conditions

  • Guideline price represents the itinerary as shown. Changes to the itinerary can be accommodated and quoted accordingly.
  • Price is based on 40 students + 5 free teacher places. We can also quote you directly for 32+4, 24+3 or a larger group if requested.
  • Price includes: Half-board accommodation / all coach transfers / all guide costs as listed / all entrance fees as listed / English-speaking guide accompanying the group each day.
  • We offer a further discount of €10 per student if schools elect to pay directly.
  • Flight are not included but are booked at cost for your group – no booking fees or extra non-airline fees apply.

And finally…

Don’t forget to ask us about our Teacher Incentive Scheme – our way of acknowledging the work you do to allow your school to run a tour abroad.

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