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  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets
  • Transylvania Christmas Markets

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

from £249 per person. Book here or call us on 0207 101 4061. 

Enjoy a festive journey through Transylvania and absorb some of Romania’s most picturesque medieval towns and their beautiful winter Christmas markets as well as a visit to the infamous Dracula’s Castle, on a whirlwind adventure spanning just a few days. After one night in the vibrant capital city of Bucharest, guests are whisked away into the heart of rural Romania through the plains of the Transylvanian countryside visiting the decadent Peles Castle on the way. In Brasov, enjoy a leisurely stroll around charming cobbled streets and the Christmas market, stopping to warm up in one of the town’s bohemian cafes dotted along snow-dusted alleyways off the main square. Or choose to unravel history on an informative walking tour taking in the grandeur of the Black Church and even finding the narrowest street in Europe!

Travel through the foothills of the Carpathian mountains to the fairy tale town of Sibiu, which was voted European capital in 2007. Warm up with mulled wine as you enjoy the Christmas market or skate round the ice rink in the central square. Finally, travel back to Bucharest via the spooky corridors of Dracula’s would-be residence, the forbidding Bran Castle.

 

The Experience

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the Lipscani district and marvel at the Christmas lights of main the boulevard. Once you have checked in you will be greeted with a coffee or glass of wine, before you head out to Bucharest’s buzzing Christmas Market.

Day 2: Morning transfer to Transylvania via Sinaia with a visit to the magnificent Peles Castle before heading on to the medieval town of Brasov just in time for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Brasov’s charming old town which is famed for its stunning Christmas Tree in the main square.

Day 3: Travel to picture perfect Saxon town of Sibiu, not before stopping for a visit at the legendary Bran Castle, known to many as Dracula’s Castle. In the afternoon, take in Sibiu’s beautiful festive Christmas market and explore the old town.

Day 4: Head through Transylvania’s countryside all the way back to Bucharest. Stop for lunch (not included) on the Prahova Valley before being dropped off at the airport for your flight home. Additional nights in Bucharest available on request.

<< WANT TO COMBINE CHRISTMAS MARKETS WITH THE ICE HOTEL? BOOK THE 4 NIGHT ICE HOTEL EXPERIENCE HERE  >>

 

The Price

The price for this experience includes:

Includes   Transfers Airport pick-up and drop-off, all in-country transfers

Includes   Accommodation 1 night boutique B&B accommodation in Bucharest, 1 night boutique B&B accommodation in Brasov, 1 night boutique B&B accommodation in Sibiu

Includes   Activities Visit, entry and tour of Peles Castle in Sinaia, visit and entry to Bran (aka. Dracula’s) Castle

Includes   Other The services of a bi-lingual guide, the Untravelled Paths Experience booklet and welcome drink

For up-to-date prices, bookings and enquiries please click here.

 

The Group

2-16 people

Please note that the trip may not be suitable for very young children given the journey times of longer than an hour, and possible disturbance to others travelling in the group. If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we can always tailor something specific to your needs.

 

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THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Location

Romania

Ask most people what comes to mind when they think of Romania and you’re likely to hear something along the lines of Dracula, vampires and gypsies. Yes, the spooky castles pitched on rocky hilltops are certainly vampire-worthy but the only real fangs you’re likely to be exposed to here are those belonging to the wild bears, wolves and lynx that roam the Carpathian Mountains. Once you place the stereotypes aside for a moment, you’ll soon understand how misunderstood, overlooked and vastly underestimated this country is.

From the untouched Transylvanian countryside and the beautiful mountain scenery in the Carpathian Mountains, the wooden churches and painted monasteries of Maramures and the medieval towns of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, to the Danube Delta’s abundance of birds and wildlife, and the magnetic buzz of the fast-paced capital of Bucharest, the variation and contrast across Romania is staggering.

 

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Season

The Transylvania Christmas Markets experience takes place exclusively during the first part of month of December when the festive decorations and markets are in full swing for the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.

The Duration & The Calendar

The Transylvania Christmas Markets Experience takes place over three nights and four days and typically commences every Friday or Saturday with weekdays tips the week of Christmas during the season. However, the arrival and departure times of your chosen flights may well affect the exact duration of your stay. Many use the flexibility of booking their own flights to add an additional night or two (or three) in Bucharest at the beginning and/or end of the experience to make the very most of their time in Romania.

For those looking to combine the Christmas Markets with the Ice Hotel check out the 4-night Ice Hotel Experience.

The calendar on the BOOK NOW page shows exactly when trips are available throughout the season. As well as displaying which trip dates are fully booked or available, the calendar also highlights specific dates that have been discounted or are on special offer. Click here to see available dates and rates on our calendar >

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Highlights

There are lots of reasons why we think you would be mad not to miss this experience, but here are a few of our personal trip highlights to help persuade you…

Magical Christmas Markets: Not one but three Christmas markets full of Christmas cheer and each with their own highlights. Bucharest is teeming with multi-coloured lights and decorations, its market sits in the heart of the city allowing you to make the very most of it’s lively bar scene, so when you’ve finished your stroll by the market stalls and had your “vin fiert” (mulled wine) you wont have far to walk for to continue your evening. Brasov’s Christmas market is arguably the prettiest due to it’s beautiful square and huge glittering tree, the perfect Christmas fairy tale scene. Then finally there is the picturesque Sibiu’s Christmas market which is not only the biggest but also comes with its very own Ice skating rink!

Charming Transylvanian towns: Transylvania’s collection of medieval towns is one of its biggest highlights and once you’ve had the opportunity to stroll around their cobbled streets and soak up the old-worldly atmosphere you’ll soon see why. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and dotted with clusters of rural villages, fortified churches and thick forests, the old towns of Brasov and Sibiu are an absolute pleasure to spend time in. These medieval Saxon towns ooze charm, history and culture and will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a long ago fairytale where ghosts and vampires are very much alive.

Buzzing Bucharest: Bucharest is a mismatch of styles and architectures that only add to its character. From communist buildings to belle époque architecture (which prompted the nickname of ‘Little Paris’ before the communist era), it is sure to keep you busy and entertained for hours. The old town is its beating heart where you’ll find quirky bars and bistros, cozy restaurants, a pinch of culture and a nightlife like no other. Pair that with a lively Christmas markets and festive concerts and you’ll never want to leave.

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Booking Process

So you’ve found the perfect experience for you… what happens next? Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in your details where necessary on the enquiry form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours, answering any questions you may have and confirming availability for the experience over the dates you’ve enquired about. If that’s all good to go, we’ll hold your places for you and ask you to look into booking your flights.

Once you’ve booked your flights please send us over the details via email including flight times, numbers and departure airports. We’ll then process your booking and send you an RBS payment link for the deposit or full balance depending on how soon you’re travelling. If your trip departs in less than 6 weeks we require full payment in order to guarantee your places on the experience, however if you are travelling in more than 6 weeks we will only take a 25% deposit at the time of booking. The outstanding balance is then taken 6 weeks before your departure date.

After your payment has been received we’ll send you confirmation of your booking along with a personalised trip itinerary, information pack and any other appropriate materials. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

 

The Flights

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Bucharest with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights. If the widget below plays up for whatever reason just head over to the website here >

London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster, Glasgow & Dublin

Your airport pick-up is 100% flexible allowing you the freedom to arrive at any time you choose on the arrival date whether that be at 2 o’clock in the morning or 11 o’clock at night. For your departure, the transfer back will be straight from Sibiu, so you will need to depart in the afternoon, unless you choose to add extra nights in Bucharest at the end.

For those wanting to book additional nights at the beginning or end of the trip please note that your airport pick-up and drop-off will still be included provided that you book your accommodation for the extra nights directly through us. If not you will need to organise your own transfers to and from the airport. Please contact us if you need advice or assistance.

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Personality

This experience is suitable for all ages and tastes from the young to the young at heart. It also matches with the below travel personalities and groups:

The Culture Vulture: Medieval Saxon towns, magnificent castles, and cultural pursuits aplenty in Bucharest, this experience is perfect for those who like to get stuck into tradition, history and culture.

The Romantic: Boutique hotels, stylish restaurants, charming medieval towns and the magic of Christmas – there can’t be a better mix.

 

The Group 

The Friends: A couple of friends, friendly couples or your entire school cohort, The Transylvania Christmas Markets Experience is perfect for groups that want to enjoy a weekend together celebrating the holiday spirit.

The Couple: Experiencing the magic of Christmas by wandering around the festive markets in little, charming Saxon towns is the definition of romantic in our book.

THE TRANSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS MARKETS EXPERIENCE

The Enquiry Form

If you’d like to learn more about this experience, you’d like to check availability and prices or you have questions that need answering simply fill out the form below with all the required details using the calendar to let us know which dates you’re interested in. Once submitted, we will get back to you with confirmation and/or next steps within 24 hours.

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