Discover the treasures of the Balkans on this adventure that starts in Budapest, the lively city on the Danube. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the highlights, including the Royal Castle, Parliament, and Fishermen’s Bastion. Next, head south through ever-changing landscapes to Novi Sad, famous for its citadel, then Serbia’s capital of Belgrade and the breathtaking gorges leading into Bulgaria. Explore Sofia with its ornate orthodox churches; visit Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and explore Plovdiv’s charming Old Town and Roman Amphitheater. Continue to medieval Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi before arriving in beautiful Bucharest, Romania, for two overnights. On to the picturesque mountains, fortified villages, and castles of Transylvania. Visit Sinaia Monastery and Bran Castle, the medieval dwelling of legendary Count Dracula. Enjoy additional stops in enchanting Sighisoara and Cluj-Napoca, and return to Budapest for the final overnight on this outstanding vacation.

City Highlights

Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Novi Sad, Belgrade, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi Village, Sinaia Monastery, Brasov, Bran Castle, Sighisoara, Cluj-Napoca

Hotels

BUDAPEST Novoltel Centrum (F)BELGRADE Best Western Hotel M (ST)SOFIA Crystal Palace (F)VELIKO TÂRNOVO Yantra Grand Hotel (F)BUCHAREST Ramada (F)BRASOV Aro Palace (F)CLUJ-NAPOCA Grand Hotel Napoca (F)

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Belgrade

Transportation

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

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