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8-Day Classic Romania Educational Journey

Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, 2021
Supplier: American Society of Travel Advisors
Location: United States

American Society of Travel Advisors is inviting agents to join their 8-day Classic Romania Educational Journey on October 26 – November 2, 2021.


Dracula Tour of Transylvania

Bucharest – Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest



Essential Information:

• This Educational Journey (FAM) will operate with a minimum of 15 participants
• Your registration is non-refundable unless the Educational Journey is cancelled by ASTA or the Supplier
• Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended

Have questions? Contact meetings@asta.org


What’s Included:

• Seven nights hotel accommodation
• Transportation with 32-49 seat bus
• 7 breakfasts
• 5 lunches
• 5 dinners – including welcome and farewell
• All entrance ticket
• English speaking local guide



• Airfare
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuities
• Alcohol with meals
• Meals not listed in itinerary
• Guide at the end of the tour



• Bucharest, 3 nights, 4* DoubleTree by Hilton
• Sibiu, 2 nights, 4* Hotel Golden Tulip
• Sighisoara, 2 nights, 5* Hotel Aro Palace


Day 1: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Arrivals: Upon arrival at Bucharest Int Henry Coanda Airport, ASTA arranges the transfer to your hotel in the center of the city
Free time
Evening Welcome Dinner

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton


Day 2: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Bucharest half day tour. You’ll visit the Palace of Parliament during an 1.5 hour guided tour. You can reach a record as this palace is the 2nd largest building in the entire world. You will then head to the Christian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchy and proceed to the Unknown soldier’s grave in the Carol Park and “The Spring Palace” the former Ceausescu family residence. The tour will end with lunch in a restaurant or garden terrace where you will get the chance to taste local delicacies and drink the local beer or wine
Free time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton


Day 3: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Depart north towards Sibiu, Transylvania. During the 3.5-hour drive, you’ll bear witness to the breathtaking sites of the Carpathian Mountains in the Olt Valley. On the way to Sibiu, you’ll do several stops, including the 15th Century Cozia Monastery. After a walking tour of ASTRA outdoor ethnographic museum, you’ll check into the hotel
Dinner at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Golden Tulip


Day 4: Friday, October 29, 2021

Walking tour of Old Town Sibiu. Afterwards, you’ll travel to the village of Sibiel, a 30 min ride out of Sibiu. There, you will visit the Saxon fortified church built in the 13th Century, the glass painted Icons museum, and have lunch in a local pension
Return to Sibiu in the afternoon
Free time in Old Town Sibiu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Hotel Golden Tulip


Day 5: Saturday, October 30, 2021

• You will depart for Sighisoara. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive in one of Europe’s oldest and best-preserved medieval fortresses. With houses more than 300-years old, it is still inhabited. You will do a walking tour of the fortress, which includes visiting the House where Vlad Tepes, “Dracula” lived
Lunch in Sighisoara
Continue the trip to Brasov and check into hotel
Dinner in the best restaurant in Brasov

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Aro Palace


Day 6: Sunday, October 31, 2021

Walking tour of the Center of Brasov. You will then depart towards Bran, where after a 2-hour drive visit Bran, “Dracula’s” Castle. The Bran village is perfect to buy local souvenirs from Romania at very good prices
Lunch in Bran
Dinner in the Old Town Brasov’s “Cerbul Carpatin Restaurant” with folkloric music and dancing
Halloween party at a surprise location in the Old Town of Brasov

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Aro Palace


Day 7: Monday, November 1, 2021

• You start traveling south again, towards 11/2/2021. The last stop is in Sinaia to visit the stunning Peles Royal Palace. This is the most beautiful palace in Romania, built by the first king, Carol of Hohenzolern Sigmaringen, in a German Neo Renaissance style
Lunch in Sinaia. Afterwards, you return to Bucharest
Farewell dinner in “Caru cu Bere”

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton


Day 8: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Transfer to airport or depart for Post-FAM to Constanta/Bulgaria



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