Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria
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Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria

10D9N Budapest to Sofia Adventure (EABS)

10D9N Budapest to Sofia Adventure (EABS)

Per Pax
From: $1695 From: €1442 From: £1231 From: RM7035 From: CAD2132 From: SGD2286 From: AUD2336 From: HKD13226
Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

Before we took to the skies, we rode the rails. The steam locomotive connected the world like no technology that came before it, linking isolated communities to the big cities. The magic of train travel hasn’t diminished with time, yet most of us have forgotten it. Climb aboard and see your world in a new way all over again. Rail tours combine the must-see highlights, insider access, freeform exploration, and life-altering encounters with local people and culture you'd expect from small-group adventures with the ease and efficiency of the train travel.

Cities to Visit: Budapest - Sighișoara - Braşov - Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia
Language: English


Tour Highlight
Discover the rich and varied culture of Eastern Europe, visit Dracula's castle and charming Slavic villages, explore the spectacular cities of Budapest and Sofia.
What To Expect
This 10-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europe's roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe’s charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary’s royal palace. Discover Romania’s countryside while visiting Sighișoara or marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing them both.) You'll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine that'll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Day 1: Budapest

    Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city.

  • Day 2: Budapest - Sighișoara

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this charming city. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath.This evening, visit a G Adventures-supported social enterprise café and enjoy a farewell drink, before boarding an overnight train to Sibiu.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 3: Sighișoara

    Head to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.Explore the medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars.
    Sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad, the model for Count Dracula) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.

  • Day 4: Sighișoara - Braşov

    With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Sighisoara and nearby countryside. Take in the beautiful rolling scenery and visit medieval villages and fortified churches.In the early evening, transfer to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: Braşov

    Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place. Impressively situated on a rock outcrop and dominating the valley, this 14th century castle is steeped in history and folklore. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you learn about the creepier side of Romania.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Braşov - Bucharest

    Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo

    Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine. Enjoy this charming town and opt to visit the Tsarevets Fortress just outside the city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Veliko Tarnovo

    Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanasi Village Visit.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia

    Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

    A mix of western grandeur and Soviet bulk, Sofia boasts a gold-domed church and delicious international dining.

    Sample modern takes on Bulgarian and international food, with some great trendy dining opportunities.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 10: Depart Sofia

    Depart at any time.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 8 nights' Hotels/pensions, 1 night overnight train.
~ 8 breakfasts
~ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
~ All attractions as mention in itinerary

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance
~ Optional activities
~ Tippings


Tour Highlight
Discover the rich and varied culture of Eastern Europe, visit Dracula's castle and charming Slavic villages, explore the spectacular cities of Budapest and Sofia.
What To Expect
This 10-day tour will leave you wondering why you waited to explore Europe's roads less travelled. Ride the rails from Budapest to Sofia and experience Eastern Europe’s charm firsthand. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest or opt to visit Buda Castle, Hungary’s royal palace. Discover Romania’s countryside while visiting Sighișoara or marvel at the baroque architecture of Brasov. (Better yet, enjoy the contrast by seeing them both.) You'll also have time to sample Bulgarian cuisine that'll give you the energy you need to cycle your way through Veliko Tarnovo, one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Day 1: Budapest

    Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city.

  • Day 2: Budapest - Sighișoara

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Budapest to get a feel for this charming city. Opt to spend free time visiting Buda Castle, wandering the streets of Pest, or soaking in a thermal bath.This evening, visit a G Adventures-supported social enterprise café and enjoy a farewell drink, before boarding an overnight train to Sibiu.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 3: Sighișoara

    Head to the enchanting town of Sighișoara. Use your free time here to explore the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture.Explore the medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars.
    Sample some Romanian cuisine—the Casa Dracula (original home of Vlad, the model for Count Dracula) is now a restaurant specializing in hearty meat and game dishes of the region.

  • Day 4: Sighișoara - Braşov

    With a local guide, venture into the Romanian countryside to visit traditional villages. Get a true sense of life in this less-visited region. Visit charming Brasov. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Sighisoara and nearby countryside. Take in the beautiful rolling scenery and visit medieval villages and fortified churches.In the early evening, transfer to the city of Brasov, the best preserved medieval city in Romania.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: Braşov

    Visit the picturesque Bran Castle and learn the history (and rumours) of this fascinating place. Impressively situated on a rock outcrop and dominating the valley, this 14th century castle is steeped in history and folklore. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you learn about the creepier side of Romania.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Braşov - Bucharest

    Travel to Bucharest and enjoy an orientation walk. Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo

    Enjoy some free time to explore more of Bucharest in the morning before travelling to Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in the world, Veliko Tarnovo. Wander the medieval town, visit the museums, or sample your first taste of Bulgarian cuisine. Enjoy this charming town and opt to visit the Tsarevets Fortress just outside the city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Veliko Tarnovo

    Enjoy the morning in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon, visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi. Soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanasi Village Visit.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia

    Travel to Sofia and take an orientation walk of the capital city. Later, wander down the pedestrian street or visit the eclectic Ladies' Market.

    A mix of western grandeur and Soviet bulk, Sofia boasts a gold-domed church and delicious international dining.

    Sample modern takes on Bulgarian and international food, with some great trendy dining opportunities.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 10: Depart Sofia

    Depart at any time.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 8 nights' Hotels/pensions, 1 night overnight train.
~ 8 breakfasts
~ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
~ All attractions as mention in itinerary

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance
~ Optional activities
~ Tippings

★★★☆☆

Strada Școlii 4-6, Sighișoara 545400, Romania

Experience the nobility of comfort in the heart of the citadel!

★★★☆☆

Piața Sfatului nr. 5, Brașov 500031, Romania

In a building dating from 1477, this quaint hotel overlooking Piața Sfatului square is a 4-minute walk from Black Church and 3 km from Bartolomeu train station.

★★★☆☆

ul. "Ivan Vazov" 6, 5000 g.k. Varusha - south, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Set 1 km from Tsarevets, a medieval fortress and palace, this low-key hotel is also 1 km from Trapezitsa, a medieval hilltop stronghold, and Baldwin's Tower.

Hotel, Flight & Transfer option

★★★☆☆

Strada Școlii 4-6, Sighișoara 545400, Romania

Experience the nobility of comfort in the heart of the citadel!

★★★☆☆

Piața Sfatului nr. 5, Brașov 500031, Romania

In a building dating from 1477, this quaint hotel overlooking Piața Sfatului square is a 4-minute walk from Black Church and 3 km from Bartolomeu train station.

★★★☆☆

ul. "Ivan Vazov" 6, 5000 g.k. Varusha - south, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Set 1 km from Tsarevets, a medieval fortress and palace, this low-key hotel is also 1 km from Trapezitsa, a medieval hilltop stronghold, and Baldwin's Tower.

Per Pax
From: $1695 From: €1442 From: £1231 From: RM7035 From: CAD2132 From: SGD2286 From: AUD2336 From: HKD13226
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