Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made

Description of Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made

If you fancy doing something completely novel and exciting for your holiday or honeymoon this year then how about staying in Transylvania with a real life count!

The counts family has returned to its origins in Transylvania after 50 years of exile. Several years of hard work have been invested since then. Through a wide range of restoration activities the family contributes now in a representative way to the preservation of Transylvania's heritage where they have their home. Staying with the count is an unforgettable experience, the hospitality is unrivalled, the day trips unbeatable and the romance unquestionable.

Ideal for couples, families and honeymooners you will stay in the nicest guest house in a private spot a few minutes walk from the main Castle. Please contact us for more information on this award winning holiday experience.

Best time to go: 1st Apr – 31st Sep is best time to go, as weather is nicer and therefore more opportunity for sightseeing and nature walks.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:Direct flight from London to Bucharest: British Airways - Bucharest Your driver and guide will collect you in the arrivals hall. They will have a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to Hotel for check in by your private chauffeur. Overnight in Bucharest staying at a nice four star centrally located hotel – double or twin room B&B (upgrades on request, especially for romantic special occasions)
Day 2:Your driver will collect you at an agreed time and transfer you to Bucharest Train station. We will arrange 1st class train tickets from Bucharest - Brasov. At Brasov train station you will be met by one of Count’s drivers and taken to the Castle where you will stay in one of the guesthouses. The guest houses are all unique and decorated with antique furniture making for an incredibly exciting and romantic honeymoon environment (a specially baked festive cake will be provided and champagne can also be arranged in your room!)
Day 3:Today you will be taken by a private guide around some of the highlights of Transylvania, including: the fairytale like Bran Castle, the pretty town of Brasov (also reputably the birth place of Vlad Tepes who many believe was Count Dracula) and the lovely area of Poiana Brasov. In the evening you will enjoy the superb hospitality of the Castles kitchen. It is also possible for us to arrange night treks with a guide into the nearby countryside to hear the wolves cry at night – an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
Day 4:Today our guides will arrange a nature day for you so you can experience the amazing Romania countryside. There will be time for for relaxing, hiking, visiting local villages. Our guides are always happy to offer advice and recommend activities to enhance your Transylvania holiday experience. (on request - we can arrange for a romantic honeymoon breakfast in bed this morning!) Overnight at the castle – evening meal included (a special festive honeymoon cake can be arranged on request after your evening meal) Enjoy your last night in Transylvania - wonderful memories which will last forever!
Day 5:Your driver will take you from Miklosara to Brasov train station Train back to Bucharest - Brasov to Bucharest Our driver will be waiting for you and will transfer you to your original hotel (we recommend Hotel Opera ****) Overnight Bucharest
Day 6:On your last morning we normally arrange for a private city tour of Bucharest e.g.: Palace of Parliament, built by order of Ceausecu. The Old Court Church, the George Enescu Museum and the Ateneul Roman, which typifies the majestic pride of the cities old town. After your city tour and lunch your driver will take you to the airport for your flight home. Departs Bucharest - LHR with British Airways

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made anytime between April and December
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made

Environment

Guests of the Castle are directly helping the Count justify the conservation of the surrounding pristine nature and restoration of Transylvania’s heritage.

Wildlife and nature trails, hiking and horse riding tours are also organised and available.

Community

The family have returned to Transylvania after 50 years of exile. The estate is composed of buildings in two villages. During the Communist regime in Romania, many of the buildings had fallen into ruins. The family immediately set about finding ways to save their heritage and restore the estate to its former character. Through the development of a unique tourism venture, the family have started turning their vision into reality. The guesthouses are situated in the tiny village of Miklósvár in Szeklerland, Transylvania.

Since late 2006, we have been developing and supervising the restoration of The Prince of Wales’s properties in Transylvania. His Royal Highness’s house in Viscri (Deutschweisskirch) in the Saxon Land (a region of Transylvania called 'Koenigsboden') is now available for booking alongside the guesthouses. HRH's other property is situated in a remote little village that one of his Transylvanian ancestors founded in the 16th century. It is surrounded by wilderness and the local brown bears count to the regular guests on his grounds.

Guests of the Castle are directly helping the Count afford the restoration work. The castle also supports the local community with jobs, from kitchen staff too tour guides right through to drivers. Our guests are also encouraged to explore the near by villages and enjoy the local facilities (there us 1 local pub which is always warmly appreciated by guests).

Reviews of Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Sharing a meal with local villagers and expressing our gratitude at their hospitality and abilities to be self sustainable in a beautiful part of the world

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Go with an open mind, warm heart, ready to embrace all that is new, different and at times contradictory

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I certainly hope so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


A life affirming experience, we are so glad we chose to plan our holiday with "responsible travel"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Living amongst the local people learning and understanding about their traditions and lifestyle was memorable. It was interesting to have dinner with The Count on our last night.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring some good walking boots as their are lots of opportunities to hike around the locality as an alternative or in addition to organised trips. Grab the opportunity to visit whilst it is still relatively untouched with tourism.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. Tourism is growing in this area and is providing a new source of income for the local people. We found everyone friendly and welcoming!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was a wonderful holiday leaving behind the stress of our modern day lifestyles. Healthy environment, good food and a chance to enjoy nature at its best. a cultural escape into a beautiful area!

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The most exciting part was visiting Bran castle reputed home of Count Dracula as well as meeting our very own Count on arrival; and most memorable had to be our nature guided day out; the Romanian countryside is untouched and so beautiful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We had the first and last night in the capital before travelling on by train to the counts guest house and this worked well as otherwise it could be tiring doing it all in one go.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, the counts staff were local people and were all so charming and helpful. Also all the food and drink we consumed during our stay was locally produced and really tasty!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was a magical holiday. The people we met were so generous and helpful. The Romanian countryside is completely unspoiled and takes you back in time; and the culture in Transylvania is stunning - highlights for us being: Bran Castle, the gorgeous town of Brasov and Peles Palace.

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I suppose that depends on your definition of exciting! The lack of signage and punctuality on the trains made ensuring we got off at the right stop quite exciting. In Bucharest when parts of the building started falling around us as we walked down the street was also quite exciting!

The holiday was a lovely experience and it's definitely something we'd like
to do again but there wasn't anything particularly heart-pumping, head-spinning, hold-yourself-in exciting. There were naturally some highlights and I'd probably say that they were: Bran Castle, meeting the Count and drinking Caraway seed brandy, walking in the hills, the city tour of Bucharest and going around the Parliament Palace.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this holiday?
Be aware of the language difference. Up in the mountains they do not speak
Romanian - they speak Hungarian! Your Romanian phrase book will not help you
here ;)

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized
impacts on the environment?
Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


4.5/5 - would do it again in a heartbeat!

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