2 day trip to the Ice Hotel

Spend a night in the only ice-made hotel in Eastern Europe

Trip Activities

sightseeing

Discover the beautiful landscapes of Romania

castles

Explore the fairy tale castles

photography

Visit the only ice-made hotel in Eastern Europe

Itinerary

In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Our tour will begin with a road trip from Bucharest to Sibiu, through the Olt Valley. This is a great season to admire some of the stunning untouched landscapes of the region.

 

We will reach Sibiu, a city that was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007, where we will take a walking tour of a city that triumphantly blends history and multicultural elements. In your city tour, you will explore the Main Square of Sibiu, from where you will explore the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral before visiting the Huet Square with its Evangelical Church. Afterward, you will go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies.

Next, you will head towards Balea Lake, one of Romania’s most impressive natural wonders. The glacier lake has been carved 2034 meters up into the Fagaras Mountains, named the ‘Transylvanian Alps’ by the French Geographer Emmanuel de Martonne.

 

After dinner, you will check-in at the ice hotel, and spend the night in the only ice-made hotel in Eastern Europe. Every year the hotel is built after a new theme, and this years’ theme is Frozen Love – the love of nature, which is revealed in the hearth of the mountain. The ‘crown jewel’ of the hotel is the restaurant, named after our beloved King Ferdinand I of Romania, to celebrate 100 years from the Great Union.

After a warm night, we will check-out and drive to Bran Castle. Bran Castle is by far the most famous castle in Romania. Set atop a 60-meter cliff, it was built in the 13th century and it owes its fame to the myth created around Bram Stoker's character, Count Dracula, hence the name of Dracula's Castle.

 

The rooms of the castle are connected through narrow stairways and underground passages which contribute to the eerie atmosphere of the castle. Bran Castle was the favorite home and retreat of Queen Marie, and after her death, it was inherited by her daughter, Princess Ileana, who ran a hospital there during World War II.

Today, the castle is a museum that displays art and furniture collected by Queen Marie throughout her life.

 

The next objective in our itinerary is Peles Castle, built in the 19th century, according to the specifications of King Carol I, and it soon became the royal residence of the Romanian Royal Family. Its architecture combines the German style with the Italian Neo-Rennaissance one, and it holds no less than 160 rooms.

King Carol was very passionate about architecture, thus, numerous rooms were designed and furnished according to various European architectural styles. The estate was used as a private retreat for statesmen from the entire world.

Among the personalities that visited the Peles Castle are the American president Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

 

After the visit at Peles Castle, we will drive back to Bucharest, where the trip will come to an end.

What's included

  •   Hotel pick-up and drop off
  •   Accommodation for 1 night in the Ice Hotel
  •   Private English speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included
  •   Cable car to Balea Lake
  •   Transport by private car/minivan

What's not included

  •   Airline tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •   Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Photography tax
  •   Tips for guide/driver
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.

Good to know

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  • Special notes

    In the unlikely situation in which the cable car can not climb due to the weather, accommodation near Sibiu will be offered. This happens no more than 3 times per season.

  • Accomodation

    Check-in at the Ice Hotel is after 20:00 and checkout between 08:00 - 09:00.

    If during the accommodation in the Ice Hotel it is too cold there are two options:

    Nearby is a heated room with a sofa and a hot drink machine At 200 meters is the Balea Lac Chalet where you can request accommodation at a rate of approximately 55 Eur / nightCheck-in at the Ice Hotel is done after 20:00 and checkout between 08:00 - 09:00

  • Meals

    Accommodation does not include meals

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend:

2 day private trip to the Ice Hotel and Bran Castle

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    256 €
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