Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Continue to northern Italy area for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 3

To Ancona, for the overnight ferry to Split in Croatia. B,D

Day 4 - Mostar

Morning arrival in Split then head to Mostar, whose bridge became a symbol of the city during the Croatia-Bosnia conflict in the early 1990s. We continue to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we stay overnight. B,D

Day 5 - Sarajevo

Enjoy an included, guided tour of Sarajevo before we head north into Serbia, to Belgrade for a two-night stay. B,D

Day 6 - Belgrade

Join our included sightseeing tour of Belgrade’s main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers; Republic Square and Saint Sava Temple; and of course, Tito’s Memorial. B,D

Day 7

Our journey today takes us through Serbia into Bulgaria to Sofia, the capital, where we stay for two nights. B,D

Day 8 - Sofia

Join our local guide for our optional sightseeing tour, which will show you the main highlights, such as the Parliament Building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Boyana Church and St. Sofia Church. B,D

Day 9 - Plovdiv

We head east to Plovdiv, which enjoys a pleasant setting on the banks of the Maritsa River. Visit the charming Old Town and the Roman amphitheatre. We continue north through beautiful scenery and across the Stara Planina Mountains, via Gabrovo to Veliko Tarnovo for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 10 - Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi

This morning you will have time to explore Veliko Tarnovo, located on the Yantra River. This was Bulgaria's capital during the Middle Ages and retains many of its medieval features. Our journey continues north to Arbanassi, once a favourite summer residence of the Bulgarian kings, and home to the Church of the Nativity, built in 1637. Then we cross the Danube, which forms the border with Romania and travel to Bucharest, for a two-night stay. B,D

Day 11 - Bucharest

The Romanian capital has a long and turbulent history, but in recent years has transformed itself to former glories. Once known as ‘Little Paris’, tranquil parks and gardens sit alongside wide, tree-lined boulevards, which all help to contribute to its beauty. Join our optional city tour to get an insight into the history of this fine capital, seeing city highlights such as Unity Square and the famous Royal and Government Palaces. B,D

Day 12 - Sinaia and Bran Castle

We leave Bucharest and head to Sinaia in the Prahova Valley, where we include a visit to the Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most romantic in the world. Then we head to the little village of Bran for a visit to ‘spine-chilling’ Bran Castle, which, according to legend, was once home to Count Dracula. We continue to Brasov in the heart of Transylvania, where we stay for two nights. B,D

Day 13 - Brasov

Enjoy a walking tour of Brasov’s enchanting Old Town, including the Black Church. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this pretty medieval town, famed for its town square and Baroque architecture. B,D

Day 14 - Sighisoara

We visit the pretty medieval town of Sighisoara. Stroll the cobblestone streets to admire the ancient houses and churches. Behind its charming exterior, Sighisoara holds a dark secret – according to legend, it was the birthplace of the notorious Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Later, continue by way of Tirgu Mures to Cluj Napoca, historic capital of Transylvania, for one night. B,D

Day 15

We cross in to Hungary to Budapest for a two-night stay.B,D

Day 16 Budapest

A full day to discover the Hungarian capital at leisure. Our optional sightseeing tour captures many sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica. B,D

Day 17 - Vienna

We head into Austria for a short visit then continue to the Vocklabruck area for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 18

Travel north to Belgium and our overnight hotel. B

Day 19

Return home.B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner 

Departure Dates and Prices 2020/2021

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
19 days by Silver Service coach - tour coder 19RTBV
July 27 2020
£2299
May 17 2021
£2349
19 days by Luxuria coach - tour coder 19RTBX
July 26 2021
£2649
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £499.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
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

Your Hotels

Throughout the tour, you will stay in minimum 3-star and 4-star hotels. All hotels will have a restaurant and bar and all bedrooms have en suite facilities and modern amenities.

On your overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth en suite cabins.

Travel Door to Door

If you are travelling on one of Leger's coach holidays, you can take advantage of their Door-to-Door service where they collect you, and others who may live locally to you, from your individual homes and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday – from just £40 per booking.

Leger Holidays
Grand Tour of Transylvania, Bulgaria and the Balkans

Grand Explorer Tour Coach Holidays 19 Days

Prices from only £2299

Discover the traditions,culture and folklore of the Balkans and the legend of Count Dracula on this fascinating new tour. Included excursions to Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, Bucharest and Bran Castle.

To book this Transylvania, Bulgaria and Best of the Balkans tour with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote code T55

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's included and excursions

  • 17 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 15 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing from Ancona to Split in two-berth, en suite cabins with breakfast and evening meal
  • Free local joining points

To enhance your holiday the following excursions and visits are included:

  • Mostar – see the Stari Most bridge
  • Sarajevo and Sightseeing – witness the rebirth of a city
  • Belgrade and Sightseeing – see Tito’s Memorial
  • Sofia – Bulgaria’s fine capital
  • Plovdiv – charming old town and Roman amphitheatre
  • Veliko Tarnovo –former Bulgarian capital
  • Arbanassi – former Summer residence of the Bulgarian Kings
  • Bucharest –Romanian capital
  • Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle – charming scenery
  • Brasov –picturesque heart of Transylvania
  • Sighisoara – birthplace of Vlad The Impaler
  • Budapest –grand imperial city  Vienna – stylish architecture

A range of optional excursions are offered for added interest:

  • Sofia, Bucharest, Budapest Sightseeing Tours – see the best of these great cities

View Joining Points

Luxuria Coach

Elegant and stylish, the essence of Luxuria coach travel is to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our one-of-a-kind coaches are designed with relaxation in mind and boast an outstanding range of facilities. Hours will fly as you enjoy the vast choice of entertainment accessed through your personal TV screen. Or, recline your deluxe seat and enjoy the beautiful passing scenery.

This state-of-the-art way to travel also offers climate control, onboard servery, toilet and washroom, personal tables and porterage at all hotels, giving you the perfect combination for a restful journey.

Deluxe seats

 With a leather exterior and central arm rests with cup holders, Luxuria’s armchair-style seats will take you to comfort heaven. So sink in, relax and enjoy the ride.

Adjustable headrests

✓ The winged, moveable headrests are a fantastic feature of Luxuria coaches as they give you the chance to rest in comfort. Perfectly complemented with retractable calf rests, you’re in for a  real treat

Single seats

✓ There are six face-to-face seats with tables, and five single seats available – ideal for passengers travelling independently.

Individual TV screens

✓ Each passenger has access to a personal touch-screen TV with an abundance of entertainment options. Control it from the comfort of your own seat and use the tilt feature to find the perfect angle.

Charging points

 Every seat has a personal plug socket and USB charging point, ensuring you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.

Silver Service Coach

Comfort...
✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control  will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  A spacious rear lounge where you can relax, socialise and get to  know your fellow passengers better

Convenience...
✓  Toilet and servery on board, offering a range of refreshments including tea, coffee and soft drinks.
✓ Personal tables so you can enjoy your refreshments in comfort as  you watch the world go by and take in the passing scenery
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit  or debit card during your tour. 

Entertainment...
✓  Time flies with our onboard entertainment and satellite  navigation system. 
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.


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