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20 Day Romania & Bulgaria

  • Explore castles & monasteries of Europe
  • Journey through Transylvania & Bucharest
Includes Return International Flights

Eastern Europe is where myth and history come together to form a land of hidden gems. With this 20-day package, you'll be able to dive into the intrigue of Romania and Bulgaria, exploring the best of the region's castles, monasteries, small towns and UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites.

Start by touring the cultural and architectural highlights of Bucharest, then get ready to travel through the sweeping Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. Take in Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler; see the astonishing underground Turda Salt Mines; learn some traditional recipes in a Romanian cooking workshop; see the oldest wooden church in Romania, alongside the famous painted monasteries of Voronet, Humor, Sucevita and Moldovita; enjoy a guided full day tour of Brasov; and, of course, separate fact from fiction at historic Bran Castle, also known as 'Dracula's Castle'. Then cross the Danube river to arrive in Bulgaria, where you'll get to experience ancient Veliko Tarnovo; visit Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe; and take in a panoramic sightseeing drive of Sofia.

This incredible package includes return international flights, 15 nights quality hotel accommodation, two nights accommodation in a traditional Romanian family-run guesthouse, 19 meals and much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland or *Christchurch for Bucharest, Romania. Fly with either Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Bucharest you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Capitol or similar, Bucharest
Meals included: None

Today enjoy a full day city tour of Bucharest. Start with a panoramic drive around the main sights such as the Arch of Triumph, Victoria Square, Victoria Avenue and then enjoy a guided visit of the Village Museum. After lunch (not included) enjoy a guided tour through the beautiful old town area, where sights such as Manuc’s Inn and the Princely Court are located. Afterwards transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Capitol or similar, Bucharest
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast check out and depart Bucharest, headed for the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. On the way, visit the monastery at Curtea de Arges – the resting place of the Romanian Royal family. A short drive further on the scenic Transfagarasan Mountain road and you will arrive at a vantage point to see the ruins of the 14th century Poenari Castle. Upon arrival in Sibiu, you will check-in to the hotel, then enjoy a short guided walk of Sibiu’s Old Town. Afterwards return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Tulip Ana Tower or similar, Sibiu
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day trip to the city of Sighisoara which is located on the Tarnava Mare River and is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. On the way visit the Biertan Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival into Sighisoara enjoy a guided walk in the beautiful Old Town area which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Clock Tower Museum and the Arms Museum. This afternoon return to Sibiu and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Golden Tulip Ana Tower or similar, Sibiu
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning check out of the hotel and travel towards northern Romania. On the way enjoy a short stop in the city of Alba Lulia, which is home to an impressive Vauban style fortress, and enjoy a guided walk of the fortress. Afterwards continue onwards to the Turda Salt Mines - an astonishing complex of underground salt mines where you can learn the history of salt mining from ancient days to modern times. Finish the day in Cluj-Napoca a city in northwestern Romania and the unofficial capital of the Transylvanian region.

Overnight: Hotel Capitolina or similar, Cluj-Napoca
Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel north to the area known as the Maramures. A geographical, historical and cultural region in northern Romania and western Ukraine that is widely regarded as Romania's most traditional region. Dotted with steepled wooden churches and farmhouses fronted by ornately carved gates, Maramureş feels as if you are climbing into a horse-drawn time machine and heading back a couple of centuries. On the way visit the wooden church at Surdesti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, until recently, the tallest wooden church in the world. Continue your drive along the scenic Mara Valley, famous for villages where many of the ornate wooden gates can be seen. Upon arrival into the small village of Vadu Izea, check into a traditional family-run Romanian guesthouse, where you will stay for the next two days. Tonight enjoy a home cooked Romanian dinner and the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Pensiuni Teleptean or similar, Vadu Izea
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a full day of exploring the beautiful region that is Maramures. Visit a local market, the Sapanta Merry Cemetery, and discover more of the regions iconic wooden architecture. In the afternoon, visit the Memorial Museum which pays respects to the victims of communism in Sighetu Marmatiei. In the late afternoon or early evening, enjoy a Romanian cooking workshop where you will learn some traditional recipes. Finish the day with an exclusive Romanian folk show with music and dances from the Maramures' region followed by another delicious home cooked dinner.

Overnight: Pensiuni Teleptean or similar, Vadu Izea
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning leave Maramures and head for the Bucovina region. Along the way, visit the astounding Barsana Monastery with its impressive ‘Ieud’ wooden church which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be the oldest wooden church in Romania. Afterwards, continue your journey across the Carpathians over the Borgo Pass and stop for photos in the small village of Ciocanesti, famous for its ornate wooden houses, before arriving in Gura Humorului this afternoon. Check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Humor or similar, Gura Humorului
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day spent exploring the famous painted monasteries of Voronet, Humor, Sucevita and Moldovita (all listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites).

Also known as the ‘the Sistine Chapel of the East’ due to its splendid frescoes, the church of the Monastery of Voronet was built in just a couple of months, in 1488, by Stephen the Great, the most popular prince of Moldavia, after one of his victories against the Ottoman armies. This was a common practice of the prince who promoted an architecture known as the Moldavian style. Many of the churches built this way are still preserved to this day in the regions of Moldavia and Bucovina. Exquisite testimonies of their painters’ talent, the frescoes of Voronet conserve a centuries old secret. The distinct ‘Voronet blue’ colour is unique in the world, and its composition is almost impossible to replicate today.

Afterwards travel onwards to a local black pottery workshop in the nearby village of Marginea where you will discover the ancient art of egg painting. Painted Easter eggs are art objects in Romania, a tradition that goes back hundreds of years, using dazzling combinations of symbols and colours.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Humor or similar, Gura Humorului
Meals included: Breakfast

Today leave Gura Humorului and return back towards Transylvania. On the way enjoy a stop at the Nicolae Popa Ethnographical Museum. Housed in the home of where the artist, one of the most valued and appreciated naive sculptors of Romania and a true creator of folklore, used to live, the museum offers a great opportunity to learn more about the folk traditions of the area. Continue your journey through the picturesque Bicaz Gorge before arriving in the beautiful city of Brasov which is ringed by the stunning Carpathian Mountains. Upon arrival check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Coroana Brasovului or similar, Brasov
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day tour of Brasov, beginning with a guided walk in the Old Town area, with visits to sites such as St. Nicholas’s Church, where you can also visit the First Romanian School, the Catherine Gate, Rope Street, the Black Church and the Council Square. In the afternoon, visit one the most famous sights in all of Romania - Bran Castle (a.k.a. Dracula’s Castle). Upon arrival in Bran, join your guide for a tour of the castle, then you may spend some time in the shopping area next to the castle, where you can pick up some local souvenirs and also taste locally made products, such as the plum brandy (palinka) famous in the region, and various types of hams and cheese.

Overnight: Hotel Coroana Brasovului or similar, Brasov
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast check out and leave Brasov heading for Sinaia, where you will visit the magnificent former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family - Peles Castle along with the Sinaia Monastery. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) before returning to Bucharest in the afternoon. Check into the hotel and enjoy one last evening at leisure in Romania.

Overnight: Hotel Capitol or similar, Bucharest
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out and leave the Romanian capital, headed south for the neighbouring country of Bulgaria. You will cross the Danube River, which forms most of the border between the 2 countries and arrive at the town of Ruse, Bulgaria. Enjoy a quick stop in the port town of Ruse with its charming pedestrian area then continue onwards to Veliko Tarnovo, a medieval capital and cultural centre of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town area, where you’ll find delightful handcraft shops offering demonstrations of icon painting, woodcarving, textile arts, and traditional metalworking and take the opportunity to savour a cup of Turkish coffee brewed over hot sand (not included), just as it was done in times long past.

Next take a short drive to the nearby village of Arbanassi, an architectural gem of the 1600s and 1700s brought to prominence by the patronage of an Ottoman sultan. This is where rich and powerful merchants of the past lived out their lives. Catch a glimpse of the Konstantsalieva House, home of one of the wealthiest merchants of the 18th century and discover the Nativity Church, built at a time when Christian architecture in Bulgaria was heavily restricted by the Ottomans. Return to Veliko Tarnovo and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Panorama or similar, Veliko Tarnovo
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out after breakfast and embark on a scenic journey that will take you over the Shipka Pass to the area known as The Valley of Roses. Stop at the top of the Shipka Pass to visit a monument built as a reminder of the heroic Shipka Pass battle that took place in 1878. Continue onwards to the colourful Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then in the afternoon, arrive in Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation of the Old Town and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Alliance or similar, Plovdiv
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a guided tour of Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. You will visit the town’s landmarks and uncover its rich history. Start with a walk in the Old Town which is situated on 3 hills and is an architectural reserve with lovely examples of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture. You will visit Kîyumdzioglu House which houses the city’s Ethnographic museum, then you will walk to the Roman Amphitheatre which is beautifully preserved and still used as the cultural heart of Plovdiv. Continue with a walk down to the 14th century Djumaya Mosque and past the Roman Stadium in the middle of a pedestrian street. Enjoy the charming pedestrian street with more examples of 19th and 20th century houses, parks and fountains as well as lively cafes and cosy restaurants before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Alliance or similar, Plovdiv
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast check out and drive to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Upon arrival in Sofia, enjoy a city tour including a panoramic sightseeing drive, a visit of the Boyana Church (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a walk that will explore the major sights Sofia has to offer including the Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, the Parliament, the Russian church, the Presidential Palace and St. George’s Rotunda. Afterwards check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Hill or similar, Sofia
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day trip from Sofia to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Rila Monastery. Founded by the 10th-century patron saint of the Bulgarians, John of Rila, it’s considered one of Bulgaria’s holiest sites. This architectural masterpiece played an essential role in Bulgarian cultural preservation throughout the Middle Ages and well into the 19th century, when exquisite restoration work produced frescoes and icons by prominent masters.

Overnight: Hotel Hill or similar, Sofia
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive back into New Zealand +1 days.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the highlights of Romania and Bulgaria
  • Enjoy a full day city tour of Bucharest, Romania’s vibrant capital
  • See the Arch of Triumph, Old Town and more
  • Visit the Curtea de Arges Monastery, the resting place of the Romanian Royal family
  • Witness the ruins of the 4th century Poenari Castle
  • Enjoy a guided walk of Sibiu’s historical old town
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Biertan Fortified Church
  • Enjoy a guided walk of Sighisoara’s and visit the Clock Tower Museum and more
  • Visit Alba Lulia, home to an impressive Vauban style fortress
  • Explore the vast Turda Salt Mines complex
  • Stay in Cluj-Napoca one of Transylvania’s seven fortified cities
  • Travel back in time in historic Maramures
  • Visit a local market and the Sapanta Merry Cemetery
  • Enjoy a Romanian cooking workshop and learn some traditional techniques
  • Experience a Romanian folk show with local music and dances
  • Visit Barsana Monastery which is home to the oldest wooden church in Romania
  • Travel across the beautiful Carpathian Mountains
  • Marvel at the beauty of the painted monasteries of Voronet, Humor, Sucevita and Moldovita
  • Learn about the Romanian tradition of Easter egg painting
  • Visit the Nicolae Popa Ethnographical Museum
  • See Old Town and visit St Nicholas’s Church and more on a full day city tour of Brasov
  • Enjoy a guided visit of Bran’s Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle
  • Visit Peles Castle the magnificent former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family
  • Cross the Danube River into Bulgaria and enjoy a stop in the port town of Ruse
  • Explore the old town of Veliko Tarnovo on a guided tour
  • Visit the village of Arbanassi, an architectural gem
  • Travel through the Shipka Pass and the Valley of the Roses
  • Enjoy a full day guided tour of Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city
  • Visit Old Town, Kîyumdzioglu House and more
  • Enjoy a city tour of Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital
  • See Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, St. George’s Rotunda and more
  • Explore Rila Monastery, a 10th century UNESCO listed site
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC
  • 15 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 2 nights in a traditional Romanian family run guesthouse (Pensiuni)
  • Enjoy 19 meals including 2 traditional Romanian home cooked dinners
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • All entrance fees and local taxes
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th September 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $720 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2019
October: *14 (SOLD OUT)
 
2020
May: 4, 11 (SOLD OUT)
May: 25
June: 1
July: ^6 (SOLD OUT)
August: ^10, 24
September: 14
October: 12
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $150 per person
^ Flight Peak Season Surcharge: $400 per person
 
Departure Cities
Auckland or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch: $200 per person.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early in Bucharest, Romania
$220 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive early is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 4th – 20th April 2019
* 20th June – 17th July 2019
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 2nd April - 18th April 2020
* 18th June - 17th Jul 2020
* 17th September - 11th Oct 2020
 
Stay behind in Sofia, Bulgaria
$220 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 4th – 20th April 2019
* 20th June – 17th July 2019
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020 
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
* 2nd April - 18th April 2020
* 18th June - 17th July 2020
* 17th September - 11th October 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound stopover only may be chosen.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $7899 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Bucharest: Hotel Capitol or similar

- Sibiu: Hotel Golden Tulip Ana Tower or similar

- Cluj-Napoca: Hotel Capitolina or similar 

- Gura Humorului: Hotel Casa Humor or similar

- Brasov: Hotel Coroana Brasovului or similar

- Veliko Tarnovo: Hotel Panorama or similar

- Plovdiv: Hotel Alliance or similar

- Sofia: Hotel Hill or similar 

 

No Star Rating:

- Vadu Izea: Traditional Family Run Guesthouse - Pensiuni Teleptean or similar

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling to Romania or Bulgaria on a New Zealand passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Optional gratuities/tipping.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Romania & Bulgaria have a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe. with hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas of Romania or Bulgaria.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. Some walking tours up to 2 hours in duration can be expected on tour. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customer’s discretion. If you would like to tip a suggested amount for the tour leader and driver is $6 NZD per person per day. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required if travelling to Romania or Bulgaria on a New Zealand passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.