Treasures Of The Balkans & Transylvania

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Discover the treasures of the Balkans on this vacation through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the capitals-Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, Bucharest-as well as some of the fascinating towns and cities along the way. Discover Novi Sad, famous for its citadel; Plovdiv, with its picturesque old town centre; Veliko Trnovo, Bulgaria’s capital during the Middle Ages; and Sinaia, a lovely ski resort town. Explore Brasov, a charming Transylvanian town featuring Saxon walls and bastions and an expansive square surrounded by Baroque architecture and the Gothic Black Church. Sighisoara is one of Romania’s prettiest towns with 11 medieval towers within the city walls, cobblestone streets, ancient houses, and churches. Visit Sofia’s Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Plovdiv’s Roman Amphitheatre, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient theatres, and Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, built in 1637 and housing an outstanding collection of frescoes. Rila Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a history dating back 10 centuries. Marvel at Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German neo-renaissance architecture built in the 1880s and nestled at the foot of the mountains. It is considered one of the most stunning and romantic 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-the Count who gave Bran Stoker the inspiration for his novel’s character, the vampire known as Dracula. This Balkans and Transylvania tour is designed for value-minded, savvy travel lovers. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

About Cosmos
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One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can ...
Sep 23, 2025 through
Oct 05, 2025
Sep 19, 2025 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$2,639.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Sep 02, 2025 through
Sep 09, 2025
Sep 5, 2025 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$2,859.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 2 departures, various dates.
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Sep 16, 2025 through
Sep 28, 2025
Sep 12, 2025 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$2,749.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Budapest, Hungary
2 Budapest
3 Budapest – Novi Sad, Serbia – Belgrade
4 Belgrade – Sofia, Bulgaria
5 Sofia. Excursion To Rila Monastery
6 Sofia – Plovdiv – Veliko Trnovo
7 Veliko Trnovo – Bucharest, Romania
8 Bucharest
9 Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov
10 Brasov
11 Brasov – Sighisoara – Cluj - Napoca
12 Cluj - Napoca – Budapest, Hungary
13 Budapest
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.