Explore recent as well as millennia-old mysteries and myths that are anchored in real places; meet experts and local people who will uncover the tales and secrets behind those mysteries.
'Mysteries and Myths': 8 Days / 7 Nights Itinerary
Land costs for the 8 days / 7 nights discovery
Elite Traveler Mysteries & Myths Itinerary
$ 2,800 per person (based on double occupancy)
$ 700 single supplement
[Note: $ 450 budgeted for internal flights to be billed at cost only if incurred]
Guests are responsible for all personal travel insurance.
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The ELITE TRAVELER Itinerary is adapted to special interests, local events, and seasonal weather conditions
Day 1 Arrive Bucharest and drive 2 hrs to Inn on Balaban See
Day 2 Calm morning; encounter Romania's Axis Mundi in the Bucegi Mountain Range; meet ancient folklore experts that night at Inn on Balaban or Bella Muzica (see)
Day 3 Travel to Sighisoara and Vlad Sepes (Dracul) birthplace and then to Sibiu; stay at the Casa Luxemburg See
Day 4 Meet experts on Saxon origins and the Pied Piper behind those 13th century migrations. Stay at Casa Cu Cerb See
Visit Saxon fortified churches and meet local personalities. Stay at Transylvanian Castle.
Option one - Travel north to Maramures region and to village of Happy Cemetery.
Option two - Travel to Black Sea coast and site of the Biblical Flood studied by Robert Ballard and others. Stay at Enisala Safari Village Inn See on fringes of Danube Delta.
Day 7 Return by air to Bucharest and stay at Athenee Palace See
Day 8 Depart
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Note: Travelers may wish to independently extend their stay in Bucharest
Travel the breadth of Romania to discover what's behind some of the great mysteries and myths of Romania.
The Pied Piper legend is said to have been inspired by migrations from Flanders to Transylvania in the 1200s
The Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) story was transmuted into the fictional Bram Stoker Dracula tale first set in the Alps then moved to Transylvania
The Axis Mundi was a belief in the world being centered on a single point linking the heavens with the underworld
The Biblical Flood that may have originated with the end-of-ice-age flood of the Black Sea in 5700 BC
The Happy Cemetery is where the dead are celebrated in brightly painted graves with humurous ditties recalling their lives
Your journey will take you through the country's most beautiful and varied scenery from the rugged mountains of Transylvania, to the wine country and vast flat plains of Wallachian, and to the expansive marshes of the Danube Delta.
Photo © D. Dimancescu