Beyond Dracula

RomaniaRomania

Brasov

3 nights, 4 days
Prog Code - BRA-01-CB
Prices from £499 per person
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Brasov is one of those magical places that makes you feel at ease as soon as you enter it.

Surrounded by lush green mountains Brasov is situated in an idyllic location and as a consequence it has played host to many kings and conquerors over the years! Today Brasov’s identity from a tourist perspective is closely linked to Vlad Tepes and Brasov acts as a superb base for visitors to explore Draculas Transylvania. However Brasov is so much more than a Dracula holiday base. It is a city break destination in its own right.

The old town offers a relaxed pace to life and from spring to early autumn you can enjoy al fresco dining in the main square. Brasov as well as being surrounded by nature, is also decorated with lovely parks, making it a joy to explore and while away sunny afternoons people watching and relaxing.

It also offers some fascinating museums and impressive sightseeing opportunities; most notably of all is Brasov’s Black Church; named so after a severe fire turning many of its walls and gargoyles pitch black.

From Brasov you can easily explore other amazing parts of Transylvania including the walled city of Sibiu (and birth place of Vlad Tepes), Bran castle (best known for its part in Bran Stokers Dracula) and the fortified town of Rasnov. In Winter you can also stay in Brasov and go skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort. It is all possible. Please contact our dedicated and passionate travel managers to design your perfect Romania vacation.

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Key Points

  • Beautiful old town
  • Amazing nature, hiking, cycling and skiing
  • The Black Church, Bran Castle and Rasnov
  • Superb nightlife
  • Sumptuous hotels and dining options
  • Gallery
  • Itinerary
  • Dates/Prices
  • Accommodation
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

Day 1 - Arrival day

Today we will meet and greet you at Bucharest airport and transfer you by private car to Brasov.

Enroute we will stop for lunch in the beautiful mountain resort of Sinaia or at a famous vineyard where you can try some local Romanian wines.

 

Day 2: Time to explore

After a delicious breakfast we will meet you at an agreed time and take you on a short tour of Brasov showing you the highlights and explaining some of the significant history.

After lunch and some free time we will then take you outside of the city to the world famous Brand Castle, reputed home of Dracula.

Depending on your wishes we can also arrange to take you to some small villages and show you how life is like in rural Romania.

In the evening enjoy the amazing hotel facilities and eclectic Brasov nightlife opportunities!

Day 3: Discover more

If you like nature we can arrange many different types of options today. For example canoeing or rafting, jeep safaris, hiking through the stunning Zanesti gorge or cycling through pretty Romanian countryside.

For animal lovers we can also arrange an excursion to a local Bear sanctuary or take you deep into the forests in search of bears and wolves in their own environment.

Other cultural places of interest we recommend seeing include the fortified town of Rasnov and Sibiu citadel. We are very flexible so please do call us and we will make the right plan for you!

Day 4: Departure day

Private transfer to Bucharest airport in time for your flight home.

We will stop on the way back for lunch and to show you special places enroute.

Romania and Brasov are very special places that we are sure you will fall in love with.

Extend your stay

Extend your stay?

Romania is a large country with many places to see and experience. We are happy to help you extend you stay and see and experience more of this stunning country!

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3 nights, 4 days.

From £ 499.00 pp

The above prices are a guideline only.

All our city break holiday quotes are designed on a tailor-made basis. If you know your preferred dates and requirements please email us on: info@vamostravel.com

Or to discuss other options, ideas and possibilities please call our friendly and experienced travel consultants on: 01926 330 223

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Hotel Description:

The Kronwell hotel is one of the finest luxury hotels you can experience anywhere in Europe. The owner of the hotel has impeccable taste and superb attention to detail and this is reflected in the hotels styling and quality of service.

For a special occasion this hotel will not fail to impress. Hotel rooms are contemporary and stylish. Lobby, bar and dining areas are all uber cool and sophisticated. There is a first class spa with pool, sauna, ice room, steam room, salt cave and more. For families travelling with children there is a lovely kids play area too. So really all needs are catered for to the highest level.

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  • About our City Breaks

    Q: Who are we?
    A: Vamos Travel has a dedicated department specializing in tailor made city breaks. With 1000s of satisfied customers, and a large portion of our business coming from repeat business and word of mouth, we only rely on our reputation to grow as a business. 

    Q: I can’t find any fixed packages, how do we book with you?
    A: We don’t believe in putting a square peg into a round hole. We tailor make all our holidays to your travel life styles and budgets. We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. 

    Q: Why do your holidays run so successfully?
    A: We all enjoy creating special weekends away. Before we offer a city, hotel, activity or even a restaurant, we will experience it ourselves [yes! We have a tough job!]. So everything is tried, tested and loved.

  • About our Holidays

    Q: Who are we?
    A: Vamos Travel has a dedicated department specializing in tours. With 1000s of satisfied customers, and a large portion of our business coming from repeat business and word of mouth, we only rely on our reputation to grow as a business. 

    Q: I can’t find any fixed packages, how do we book with you?
    A: We don’t believe in putting a square peg into a round hole. We tailor make all our holidays to your travel life styles and budgets. We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. 

    Q: Why do your holidays run so successfully?
    A: We all enjoy creating wonderful tour programmes. Before we offer a city, hotel, activity or even a restaurant, we will experience it ourselves [yes! We have a tough job!]. So everything is tried, tested and loved. 

  • About Vamos Travel

    Q: Who are we?
    A: We are Vamos Travel Ltd. ATOL bonded – license number: 5927. UK registered company. Vamos Travel is led by two actively involved Managing Directors whose business experience span decades as well as continents. Everybody involved in the business is highly motivated and committed to their jobs, because they enjoy what they do for a living.

    Q: What is your company’s philosophy?
    A: Quite simply, to inspire people to travel. We pride ourselves on offering unrivalled service & comfort, ensuring you experience every destination up close and personal, alongside unequalled levels of service, style and luxury. Our happiness is measured by your enjoyment of our arrangements for you and we want you to come back again and again.

    Q: What are the advantages of booking with Vamos Travel, rather than booking my holiday independently?
    A: We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. On behalf of the Vamos Travel Family, thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to introducing our wonderful destinations to you.

  • Accommodation

    Q: Will the accommodation be of the requested standard?
    A: We take great pride in our strong relationships with our accommodation partners and in their facilities. Our travel mangers or our long term local representatives will have always inspected & evaluated the accommodation your are staying in. Before making a booking with Vamos Travel, your account manager will have communicated the standard and room type.

    Q: Will the hotel be in a safe & well located area?
    A: Yes. This is one of our main priorities; the hotel will always be in a safe & tourist friendly area. Your enjoyment and safety is our main concern. 

    Q: What types of accommodation do you offer?
    A: Vamos travel offers a huge range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travel life style.

  • Booking process & payment

    Q: Explain the booking procedure?
    A: When you are satisfied with your holiday itinerary/package offer, we will re-confirm the availability. We will require a deposit per person to secure the booking. The remaining balance must be completed 8 weeks before departure. If you book within the 8 weeks prior to departure date, then the full balance must be paid. 

    Q: Can I secure a holiday by paying a deposit
    A: Yes. Read previous question. 

    Q: How can I pay?
    A: We accept all major credit/debit cards. On-line bank transfers are also accepted. Download our booking form to read further information. 

    Q: Can we pay individually?
    A: For groups larger than 6 people, we expect the group organiser to gather in the money from the relevant party members and make payment for the deposit/full balance. We understand the difficulties of this procedure, so your individual account manager will correspond with the accounts department, to make sure you have enough time & flexibility to get the money in on time.

  • Flights in general

    Q: Can we book plane tickets through your travel company?
    A: Yes. We are a fully bonded ATOL member. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. 

    Q: Can we book our own flights and then book with your travel company?
    A: Yes. It is common for our customers to book their own flights especially with low cost carriers. We will simply help with the rest. 

  • Holiday information packs

    Q: When can I expect to receive my holiday information pack [example: tickets, hotel vouchers, tour information]?
    A: We send your holiday information packs 10-14 days before departure. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your 1-1 expert travel manager.

    Q: What if I have a problem abroad?
    A: For most holiday bookings, we will provide you with an emergency contact name/number, who will be able to help during difficult situations. This is not available for activity, transfer, flight ‘only’ bookings.

  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It is extremely important that all travelers booked must have travel insurance, whilst travelling with us. Its part of our booking conditions, as we want your safety to come first.

  • Protection & financial security

    Q: What protection can you offer us? How can I check, you’re actually a legally running UK company?
    A: Your holiday time is important, so we know there is lot at stake here!  Rest assured, we are a very real & trust worthy company. and not an internet cowboy. We are: Vamos Travel Ltd – our UK address is: Pure Offices, 54, Plato Close, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE – England. We abide to UK laws and regulations. Make an appointment and visit us! A UK limited company has to be registered with www.companieshouse.gov.uk A legitimate travel firm should be able to provide you a companies house number. Don’t be afraid to ask for this straight away. Our company No. 4378409. Also, legitimate companies will be registered with the ‘Civil Aviation authority’ a government run scheme. Each company registered – has an ATOL number. This number can be checked on the website www.atol.org.uk – Vamos Travel Ltd – has the ATOL number 5927 

    Q: Which is better ATOL or ABTA?
    A: Both are industry recognized, and both enable you the consumer to do your research into a company’s background. Always book a holiday with a company that legitimately and directly holds one of these licenses. Remember some agents might claim they are ATOL or ABTA, simply by placing a logo on their documents! This is largely a scam, and one we keep seeing on pop up websites! Always ask for the companies official number, and check it on the UK government website – www.atol.org.uk 

    Q: Tell me more about the different forms of protection against insolvency?
    A: This is a slightly more complicated question, and it doesn’t help when one company claims that ABTA is better than ATOL (& visa versa). What ‘you’ the consumer must understand is that the organiser of a package holiday must, at all times, be able to show sufficient evidence of security for pre-payments and for repatriation in the event of insolvency. There are 4 methods currently recognized within the industry: Trust accounts, ATOL, ABTA & specialist insurances. 

    Q: How else do we know our booking will be secure, when we are abroad?
    A: Vamos Travel ltd is not only ATOL protected but we pay our suppliers & local staff before you travel. This means all your services are paid in full before you arrive in the country! Also, our company holds no bank loans or takes credit! So unlike the big travel companies [with their fancy TV adverts] going bankrupt, and giving the industry a bad name – we deliver on our payment promises! You are in safe hands.

  • Reviews

    Q: Do customers leave feedback or reviews of your holidays?
    A: Yes, we take great pride in receiving them. Each holiday program has there own review tab, so new customers can hear the voices of our past & repeat clients. Please see the ‘review’ tab button on this page. On the home page of our website, you can also locate the general review centre button. But do note, that these reviews are not specifically related to the holiday you are currently reading/reviewing. Enjoy the reading, as there are many top tips & insider advice!

    Q: How do I leave feedback?
    A: Some holidays we ask our clients to complete a feedback form 

    Q: Can I send feedback directly to a general manager / company director?
    A: All feedback is received by our product managers, not your 1-1 travel consultants. The feedback forms are then used for our staff’s monthly evaluations. The most praised staff during that month receives various rewards.

  • Safety

    Q: Will your activity holidays be run by professional people?
    A: Our supplier partners follow strict safety procedures and work with qualified and experienced guides. Our adventure holidays are personally inspected by us so we can be very confident in the services we are offering our guests. Activities and accommodation are all tried and tested by our staff, before we share them with our loyal customer following. 

    Q: Will our accommodation be in a safe area?
    A: Yes. Our client’s health and safety is our total priority. We always inspect accommodation and the surrounding area.

  • Social media

    Q: Are you on facebook, YouTube, Google + and twitter
    A: Yes we are. Please LIKE US or follow US. We share many pictures and video’s and make a very conscious effort of not spamming your news feed. Our goal is to inspire your senses, and not to use your social contact to spam you.

  • Special requirements

    Q: What if I need special facilities during my stay?
    A: If you have any special requirements make them known to our staff before booking [during your enquiry stage please].

Vamos Travel is a member of responsible travel and supports responsible travel policies. In Romania we support local trusts which actively invest in local village communities restoring heritage buildings and including locals in many elements of tourism. From showing visitors local cottage industries, to providing lunches or overnight stays in local guest houses through to providing horse and cart rides and activities such as hiking, biking and rafting.  

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