Budapest to Bucharest

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Explore Eastern Europe’s Hungary and Romania

From the beautiful Baroque churches of Budapest to the haunted castles of Transylvania, this ten-day journey across Hungary and Romania provides a fascinating insight into an intriguing region. Learn about the failed Turkish invasion of Eger and take a wine cellar tour in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Become acquainted with traditional Romanian culture and customs in Maramures. Tour the medieval churches of Brasov, dine with a local family on an overnight homestay in Viscri and visit Bucharest’s 12-storey Palace of Parliament. This jam-packed journey makes for a perfect introduction to two Eastern European treasures.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Sample the famous Hungarian ‘bulls blood’ in Eger, the wine that supposedly gave the Hungarian army supernatural strength during their battle against the Ottoman Empire
  • Experience peasant life on a full-day tour through the countryside of Maramures, Romania’s most traditional and colourful region. Don’t be surprised if you see horse-drawn carts along the road
  • Learn spooky stories while travelling through beautiful Transylvania, famous for its medieval fortified churches and as the birthplace of the inspiration for the world’s most famous vampire, Dracula
  • A home-stay with a local family in the Saxon/Roma town of Viscri will expose you to Romanian hospitality and some finger-licking home-cooked grub
  • Delve into the communist past and the thriving, artistic present-day vibe of Bucharest, a city often underrated by travellers


Map of Budapest to Bucharest including Hungary and Romania

Day 1: Budapest

Day 2: Budapest

Day 3: Eger

Day 4: Debrecen / Maramures

Day 5: Maramures

Day 6: Viscri

Day 7: Sighisoara

Day 8: Brasov

Day 9: Bucharest

Day 10: Bucharest




9 breakfasts, 3 dinners


Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Metro, Tram, Taxi


Hotel (6 nights), Pension (2 night), Homestay (1 night)

Included activities

  • Eger – Wine Tasting
  • Maramures – Day Tour with Local Guide
  • Maramures – Sapanta Merry Cemetery
  • Maramures – Barsana Monastery
  • Viscri – Local Home Cooked Dinner
  • Viscri – Sock Project
  • Viscri – Fortified Church
  • Bucharest – Walking Tour with Local Guide

Images courtesy of Intrepid Group