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Taking in a wealth of cultural attractions and magnificent mountain scenery, this group tour for solo travellers centres around the region of Transylvania and its neighbouring states. Highlights include visits to royal palaces, fortified churches, monasteries and a bear sanctuary.
- Flexible - extensions, room and flight upgrades available
- Small group size (max 18 people)
- Direct international flights with British Airways
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Experienced local tour manager
- 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Welcome and farewell group dinners
- Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
- Twin / double rooms for single use
- View the properties of the Prince of Wales in Viscri
- Included visits to the fortified churches of Transylvania
- See rescued bears at the Liberty Bear Sanctuary
- Explore Horezu monastery, the finest in Romania
- Small group size (max 18 people)
- 4- & 5-star accommodation
Day 1: Fly to Bucharest
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to the Intercontinental for 1 night. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: Sinaia • Brasov
Morning drive to Sinaia to visit the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I. These magnificent German Renaissance-style palaces are a complex of magnificent turrets rising above swathes of green meadows.
Day 3: Zarnesti • Viscri • Bran
Morning visit to the Liberty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, the only sanctuary for rescued bears in Romania, with more than 80 bears currently under care. Continue to the atmospheric Saxon town of Viscri where HRH the Prince of Wales has bought and restored several properties. Visit the 12th-century church, one of the oldest in Transylvania. End the day with a visit to Bran castle, which is famously associated with Dracula, the legendary character from Bram Stoker’s gothic novel.
Day 4: Prejmer • Saschiz • Sighisoara• Târgu Mures
Morning drive to Sighisoara, visiting the fortified church of Prejmer and the Saxon houses of Saschiz en route. Tour of Sighisoara, a beautifully preserved medieval settlement. The city walls encircle cobbled streets lined with colourful 16th-century burgher houses. Visits include the citadel, the Church on the Hill and the clock tower.
Day 5: Târgu Mures • Salina Praid • Alba Lulia • Sibiu
Morning city tour of Târgu Mures including a visit to the Palace of Culture. Continue to Salina Praid, a salt mine complex and the city of Alba Lulia to view the Roman ruins and the citadel. Overnight at the Continental Forum (or similar) in Sibiu.
Day 6: Sibiu • Horezu • Râmnicu Vâlcea
Morning city tour of Sibiu including a visit to 14th-century Evangelical church and the Brukenthal Art Musuem. Afternoon drive to Râmnicu Vâlcea. En route, visit Horezu monastery, considered to be one of the finest in Romania. Stay for 1 night at the Hotel Sofianu.
Day 7: Curtea de Arges • Bucharest
Morning drive to Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal church, where the Romanian Kings are buried. Continue to Bucharest and stay overnight at the Intercontinental. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 8: Bucharest • Fly to London
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east’ due to its boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings. View the Old Princely Court, the Royal Palace and visit the Palace of Parliament, which is the third largest building in the world. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London.
Continental Forum Hotel, Sibiu
The Continental Forum Hotel is set in a historic building from 1912 and is situated in Unirii Square, close to the historical centre of Sibiu and a 3-minute walk from the Brukenthal Museum and Piata Mare. The hotel's restaurant serves authentic dishes from the Balkan region as well as international cuisine.
Grand Hotel Sofianu, Ramnicu Valcea
The Grand Hotel Sofianu is Romania's only museum hotel, offering its guests excellent views of the famous sights of Ramnicu Valcea, including monasteries, hermitages and Dragasani vineyards. The rooms are all equipped with TV, telephone, a minibar and a hairdryer.
Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest, Bucharest
The modern Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest is situated in University Square, adjacent to the National Theatre and within walking distance of the Old Town. It provides a high level of service and comfort with spectacular views of the centre of Bucharest. The hotel's three restaurants offer a choice of international and traditional Romanian cuisine.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveller in a twin/double room. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote..
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