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Discover the treasures of the Balkans on this vacation that travels through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare to Budapest
  • 12 nights guided vacation
  • Professional Tour Director while touring, Local Guides
  • Meals:  breakfast daily, 4 dinners
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Vacation Highlights
  • BUDAPEST – Guided sightseeing
  • NOVI SAD – Visit
  • BELGRADE – Guided sightseeing
  • SOFIA – Guided sightseeing, visit Bojana Church
  • RILA – Visit the Monastery
  • PLOVDIV – Old Town and visit Roman Amphitheater
  • VELIKO TÂRNOVO – Visit Arbanassi Village and the Church of the Nativity
  • BUCHAREST – Guided sightseeing, visit open-air Village Museum
  • SINAIA – Visit the Monastery and Peles Castle
  • BRAN – Visit the legendary Castle of Dracula
  • BRASOV – Orientation of the Old Town, visit Black Church
  • SIGHISOARA & CLUJ-NAPOCA – Visit

 

September 7 departure: Book by May 11 and save $50! (price reflects savings)

May 25, Sep 7, 2020
Vancouver, Toronto $3349 + $662 tax
Victoria, Comox, Kelowna $3649 + $662 tax
Calgary, Edmonton $3549 + $662 tax
Single Room Supplement add from $792
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Tour Director & Driver)
add $ 162 per person

Note: Cosmos requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.

*Single Share Program Available: Share discounts are not available for this tour.
Note: Europe Cosmos motor coaches are not washroom equipped. Inquire about upgrades to Globus tours which offer an emergency washrooms on board.

 

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Itinerary
Accommodation listing to be advised in September 2019
Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Check into your hotel. Take advantage of the CosmosGO app to visit Budapest at leisure. In the early evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 BUDAPEST

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 3 BUDAPEST–NOVI SAD, SERBIA–BELGRADE

Travel to Serbia. Stop in Novi Sad, capital of the province, situated on the Danube River and famous for its Petrovaradin Citadel, the fortress known in the west as the “Gibraltar of the Danube.” Continue to Belgrade, where you will discover the capital of Serbia on a guided city sightseeing tour.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 4 BELGRADE–SOFIA, BULGARIA

Cross the border into Bulgaria to arrive in the capital city of Sofia. Join a Local Guide for a city tour that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, BOJANA CHURCH, a medieval Bulgarian orthodox church listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the National Theater, and St. Sofia Church.

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Day 5 SOFIA. EXCURSION TO RILA MONASTERY

This morning, discover Rila MONASTERY with its colorful frescoes, located inside a nature park. Its checkered history goes back to Ivan Rilski, a hermit who founded it in 927. During the long Turkish rule over the country, the monastery became a beacon of Bulgarian culture. Return to Sofia.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 6 SOFIA–PLOVDIV–VELIKO TÂRNOVO

Head eastwards to Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, located along the banks of the Maritsa River. Stop here to visit the charming Old Town and the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER. Journey northwards through fine scenery over the Stara Planina Mountains to Veliko Târnovo.

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Day 7 VELIKO TÂRNOVO–BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Today, time to see some of the highlights of Veliko Târnovo, located on the Yantra River. During the Middle Ages, it was Bulgaria’s capital and it still retains some of its most attractive medieval features. Visit nearby Arbanassi, world famous for its house design, a cross between a dwelling and a fortress. The village is known as an architectural and historic reserve and was at one time the summer residence of Bulgarian kings. One of the highlights of the visit is the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, built in 1637. Carry on north to Rousse and cross the Danube to reach Bucharest.

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Day 8 BUCHAREST

Flower-festooned parks, gardens, and wide boulevards shaded by century-old trees contribute to Bucharest’s beauty. The highlight of your sightseeing tour is a visit to the open-air VILLAGE MUSEUM, a unique collection of traditional farmhouses, cottages, windmills, watermills, and artisans’ workshops from all parts of the country. Your Local Guide will show you other places of interest, including the Government Victoria Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Savings Palace. There is also an optional afternoon visit to the massive Romanian Parliament, known as the “House of the People.“

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 9 BUCHAREST–SINAIA–BRASOV

Travel to Sinaia in the Prahova Valley. This is a lovely ski resort, almost 3,300 feet above sea level. While in Sinaia, there will be time to visit the SINAIA MONASTERY and PELES CASTLE, considered among the most romantic castles in the world. Only a few more miles and you reach Brasov, a lovely medieval town famous for its town square filled with baroque architecture and outdoor cafés. This evening, enjoy an optional folklore dinner in a traditional Transylvanian restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 10 BRASOV

This morning, leave for Bran and visit its legendary CASTLE, built in 1377 and inhabited by Vlad the Impaler—better known as Dracula. In the afternoon, a walking orientation of the Old Town of Brasov includes a visit to the BLACK CHURCH, followed by leisure time.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 11 BRASOV–SIGHISOARA–CLUJ-NAPOCA

Stop in Sighisoara, a medieval town with 11 towers within the city walls that surround cobblestone streets, ancient houses, and churches—one of Romania’s prettiest towns. Legend has it that it is also the birthplace of the notorious Vlad (Dracula). Continue to Cluj-Napoca, the film capital of Romania.

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Day 12 CLUJ-NAPOCA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Cross the border at Oradea into Hungary and return to Budapest.

Breakfast Breakfast
Day 13 BUDAPEST

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

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