Faculty-Led: Business & Industry in Romania

8 Days- Bucharest and Brasov

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Free time in Brasov
  • Guided tour of Peles Castle
  • Guided tour of the Rasnov Fortress & Bran Castle
  • Guided tour of Bucharest
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Parliament
  • Admission to the Village Museum
  • Visit the AMCHAM Bucharest Office
  • Visit a local non-profit, a local travel/tourism company, & a local manufacturing company
  • Visit Bulgaria or the Black Sea


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Romania

International flight from the U.S. to Bucharest

Day 2 – Bucharest Arrival & Transylvania

You will meet your Program Manager at the airport and travel by private coach to Transylvania.

You'll take a guided tour of Peles Castle, just outside of Sinaia. This picturesque 19th century castle, built by King Carol I, aspires to the Neo-renaissance style on its exterior and displays decorative styles from all over the world within its various rooms and halls.

Check in at your hotel in Brasov and enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

Day 3 – Brasov, Rasnov Fortress, Bran Castle

After breakfast in the hotel, you'll have free time to visit the town of Brasov, including the town square and Black Church.

You'll meet your tour guide and begin your castle tour.

You'll visit the Rasnov Fortress, an important citadel for retreating and besieged inhabitants of the area throughout the centuries. The citadel which served as a first line of defense against invaders, was built throughout the 13th century. You'll take a self- guided journey to medieval times and discover all of the secret rooms of the fortress.

Enjoy a guided tour of the 14th century Bran Castle, used through the centuries as a fortress, a museum, administrative offices and royal summer residence. The castle is often called Dracula's Castle because it was said to be the inspiration for the residence of the fictional character.

You'll then return to Bucharest by coach and check into your hotel.

Day 4 – Bucharest City Tour, Village Museum

For the next three days, you will have an unlimited ride card to use the metro, buses, trains, trams and trolleys to reach destinations around the city.

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll meet your tour guide and begin your Bucharest city tour. You'll visit the Palace of Parliament which is the second largest administrative building in the world. Built in the late 1980's, the building is a remnant of the Communist government. The completion of the building was ending as the Romanian revolution was beginning. You will learn how, in the new social and political climate, the government transformed the building into a symbol of democracy.

You will also visit the Village Museum, an open air tribute to the diversity of Romanian culture and art. The museum is a reconstruction of architecture, art, crafts and traditions from villages around the country. You'll have time to explore the grounds and experience village life.

Day 5 – Business/Industry Visits

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit the AMCHAM Bucharest office to learn about their initiatives to assist American businesses in Romania.

You'll visit the local branch of an international recruitment firm and learn about the procedures and challenges of providing human resources for multinational companies.

You'll visit a local international law firm and speak with employees and gain insight into the legal issues encountered while doing business in Romania.

Day 6 – Business/Industry Visits

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll visit a local non-profit that focuses on entrepreneurship education and business development in Romania.

You'll visit a local company in the travel/tourism sector, speak with employees and gain insight into their business.

Finally, visit a local manufacturing company in the textile/apparel sector.

This evening, you'll enjoy a cultural performance.

Day 7 – Day Trip to Bulgaria or Black Sea

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll board your private coach for a day trip.

You'll visit either Veliko Tarnovo,Bulgaria – the picturesque former capital of the medieval Bulgarian tsars - or a coastal Black Sea town in Romania.

Enjoy a farewell dinner back in Bucharest this evening.

Day 8 – Departure

You will have breakfast at your hotel before check out and departure.





OUR PRICE GUARANTEE

We know how hidden costs can ruin a program. Our tours are fully inclusive; there are no hidden costs or surcharges.
Once your group enrolls in a trip, the price will never change. Here is what you will get on every trip:



Customization

Every single tour that we operate is unique and tailored for your group.

Private Tours

We do not combine your tour group with others.

Online Planning

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Flexible Payments

We offer a variety of online, scheduled and recurring payment options.

Affordability & Quality

We focus on providing the best experience with the best value for your dollar.

Chaperones travel for free!

Just tell us how many free places you need.

Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

ETA includes up to $50,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

24 Hour Support

We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

Full-time Tour Manager

ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

Air, Land & Water Transportation

We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.

Accommodations

Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.

Meals

You choose which meals are included in your program.