Travel to Eastern Europe and discover the diverse culture of these compelling Balkan destinations. In Sofia, Bulgaria we'll meet one of the oldest cities in Europe—founded 2,500 years ago. Described as cool, quirky, chill & laid back, Sofia is onion-domed churches, Ottoman and Russian influences and great street art. Belgrade, Serbia—on the Danube—is “known as the White Phoenix because it's been destroyed and rebuilt so many times,” says CNN Travel. Lonely Planet calls Belgrade “one of the most happening cities in Europe” citing a café culture, great coffee, interesting cuisine and busy nightlife. Travel into captivating Transylvania, Romania—described as “the last truly medieval landscape in Europe.” Discover charming Sibiu, named the 8th most idyllic place to live in Europe. In the Carpathian Mountains we'll visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) before arriving in Brasov with its cobblestones and bohemian cafés, medieval watchtowers and baroque churches. Our last stop is Bucharest—with an epic history, a multifaceted ethnic mix, and rich cultural heritage.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Sofia and Bucharest to Boston, via a connecting city
- Ten nights' hotel accommodations
- Fifteen meals: ten breakfasts,five dinners with wine or beer
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional Tour Director
DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
DAYS 2–3 Central Park Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
DAYS 4–5 Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia
DAY 6 NH Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
DAYS 7–8 Golden Tulip Ana Tower, Sibiu, Romania
DAY 9 Aro Palace Hotel, Brasov, Romania
DAYS 10–11 Novotel Bucharest City Centre, Bucharest, Romania
DAY 12 Return flight to Boston
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Guided tours in Sofia, Nis, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest; explore Bran (Dracula's) Castle; explore Peles Castle. OPTIONALS: Sofia—Excursion to Rila Monastery. Belgrade—Traditional Serbian Dinner. Sibiu—Medieval Transylvania.
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PRICING AND DEPOSIT
$4,229 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.