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Check into your hotel. Visit Budapest at leisure. In the early evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from gothic to baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau,
but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour. Meals included: Breakfast
Travel to Serbia. Stop in Novi Sad, capital of the province, situated on the Danube River and famous for its Petrovaradin Citadel, the fortress known in the west as the “Gibraltar of the Danube.” Continue to Belgrade, where you will discover the capital of Serbia on a guided city sightseeing tour. Meals included: Breakfast
Cross the border into Bulgaria to arrive in the capital city of Sofia. Join a Local Guide for a city tour that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian orthodox church listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the National Theater, and St. Sofia Church. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning, discover Rila Monastery with its colorful frescoes, located inside a nature park. Its checkered history goes back to Ivan Rilski, the hermit who founded it in 927. During the long Turkish rule over the country, the monastery became a beacon of Bulgarian culture. Return to Sofia.. Meals included: Breakfast
Head eastwards to Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, located along the banks of the Maritsa River. Stop here to visit the charming Old Town and the Roman amphitheater. Journey northwards through fine scenery over the Stara Planina Mountains to Veliko Târnovo.. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Today, time to see some of the highlights of Veliko Târnovo, located on the Yantra River. During the Middle Ages, it was Bulgaria’s capital and it still retains some of its most attractive medieval features. Visit nearby Arbanassi, world famous for its house design, a cross between a dwelling and a fortress. The village is known as an architectural and historic reserve and was at one time the summer residence of Bulgarian kings. One of the highlights of the visit is the Church of the Nativity, built in 1637. Carry on north to Rousse and cross the Danube to reach Bucharest. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Flower-festooned parks, gardens, and wide boulevards shaded by century-old trees contribute to Bucharest’s beauty. The highlight of the included sightseeing tour is a visit to the open-air Village Museum, a unique collection of traditional farmhouses, cottages, windmills, watermills, and artisans’ workshops from all parts of the country. Your Local Guide will show you other places of interest, including the Government Victoria Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Savings Palace. There is also an optional afternoon visit to the massive Romanian Parliament, known as the “People’s Palace.“ Meals included: Breakfast
Travel to Sinaia in the Prahova Valley. This is a lovely ski resort, almost 3,300 feet above sea level. While in Sinaia, there will be time to visit the Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle, considered among the most romantic castles in the world. Only a few more miles and you reach Brasov, a lovely medieval town famous for its town square filled with Baroque architecture and outdoor cafés. Meals included: Breakfast
This morning, depart for Bran and visit its legendary castle, built in 1377 and inhabited by Vlad the Impaler—better known as Count Dracula. In the afternoon, a walking orientation of the Old Town of Brasov includes a visit to the Black Church, followed by leisure time. Meals included: Breakfast
Stop in Sighisoara, a medieval town with 11 towers within the city walls that surround cobblestone streets, ancient houses, and churches—one of Romania’s prettiest towns. Legend has it that it is also the birthplace of the notorious Vlad (Dracula). Continue to Cluj-Napoca, the film capital of Romania. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Cross the border at Oradea into Hungary and return to Budapest. Meals included: Breakfast
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast
Prices shown exclude flights and transfers
Cosmos brochure price in black from £1539
Travel 55 discount price in red from £1432
Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote code TRAVEL55
|Tour 6710 starts and ends in Budapest. Prices shown exclude flights and transfers|
||Prices from||Dates 2022
|August 2, 16
|August 23 (small group)
|May 3 (small group)
|May 10, 17||£1649
|May 31 (small group)||£1869
|September 13 (small group)
Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. . Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Discover the treasures of the Balkans on this vacation through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. On this Balkans and Transylvania tour, visit the capitals—Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Bucharest—as well as some of the fascinating towns and cities—Novi Sad, famous for its citadel; Plovdiv, with its picturesque old town centre; Veliko Târnovo, Bulgaria’s capital during the Middle Ages; Sinaia, a lovely ski resort; Brasov, a charming medieval town famous for its town square filled with baroque architecture and outdoor cafés; Sighisoara, one of Romania’s prettiest towns with 11 medieval towers within the city walls, cobblestone streets, ancients houses, and churches; and Cluj Napoca, Romania’s film capital.
Enjoy sightseeing throughout this tour with highlights including visits to Sofia’s Bojana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Plovdiv’s Roman Amphitheatre, built between the 1st and 2nd centuries and one of the world’s best-preserved ancient theatres; Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, built in 1637 and housing an outstanding collection of frescoes; Sinaia Monastery, built between 1690 and 1695; Rila Monastery, with a history dating back 10 centuries and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German neo-renaissance architecture built in the 1880s and nestled at the foot of the mountains—considered one of the most romantic and stunning European castles. In Bucharest, visit the open-air Village Museum, showcasing traditional village life with a collection of traditional farmhouses, cottages, wind and watermills, and artisans’ workshops from all parts of the country. Last, but not least, visit Bran Castle, built in 1377 with imposing towers and turrets, and once inhabited by Vlad the Impaler—better known as Dracula.
This Balkans and Transylvania tour is designed for value-minded, savvy travelers. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
This stunning 13 day Treasures of the Balkans and Transylvania tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price.
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TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent; includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges
HEADSETS: throughout the tour
Tour prices are shown without flights: make your own arrangements, or purchase your flights with us from most UK airports. All flight-inclusive tours are ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence.
Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, Aegean cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long queues to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.
When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own. See individual itinerary pages for specifics about which meals are included on your holiday.
After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms, service, and food for the money. See individual itinerary pages for hotels.
Sights and Sounds
Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe. Cruise down the Rhine River, through the Greek Isles, or across the Straits of Gibraltar. Bask in the beauty of Tuscany, the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, French Riviera, Costa del Sol, and more. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Friends in Local Places
At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.
Personalise with MyCOSMOS
No one enjoys a holiday where every second is scheduled. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can explore the way you want. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, we give you the freedom to truly personalise your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. Best of all, you can make your selections, and even prepay for most of them, in advance online at cosmos.co.uk.
Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. Log in to check flight, hotel, and airport transfer information, and review your itinerary up to 45 days prior to your Cosmos holiday. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need.