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Beautiful villages and the mesmerising scenery is what truly sets Romania apart from the rest; explore the fascinating culture and discover a whole new world on this truly unique Cox and Kings tour. You will visit Transylvania, Bucovina's large monasteries and Saxon churches, as well as tour the haunting Bran Castle- home to Dracula himself! Wander around the castles and medieval towns and discover the true beauty of Romania- all in one week.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Stay in 4- and 5-star accommodation throughout
- Stay in centrally located hotels throughout
- Discover northern Romania’s painted monasteries
- Explore Transylvania & Dracula’s castle in Bran
- Visit the royal palaces of Peli.or & Pele.
- Selected George Enescu festival departures
- Small group size – maximum 26 people
Day 1 – To Bucharest
Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest with British Airways and transfer to Brasov. Stay at the Hotel Aro Palace (renovated rooms) for 2 nights. Meals Included: Dinner.
Day 2 – Sinia, Brasov & Bran
Morning visit to the Palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I. These magnificent German Renaissance-style palaces are an assemblage of turrets rising above swathes of green meadows. Afternoon tour of the medieval town of Brasov and view the Piata Sfatului, one of the finest baroque squares in the country with a 15th-century town hall. Visit the Black Church – the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul – that has a collection of more than 300 Ottoman rugs. See St Nicholas Church and explore Romania's first school. Continue to Dracula's castle at Bran. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 3 – To Voronet
In the morning, travel north from Transylvania to southern Bucovina, now part of Moldavia, via the Red Lake, the Bicaz gorges and the spectacular scenery of the eastern Carpathians. En route, visit Neamt monastery, the oldest in Romania, dating from the 14th century. Stay at the Casa Elena in Voronet for 2 nights. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 4 – Voronet
Tour the area's remarkable painted monasteries, considered to be among Europe's greatest artistic monuments and awarded Unesco world heritage status. The monasteries include Sucevita, Voronet and Humor and were painted in the 15th and 16th centuries when Turkish invaders threatened Moldavia. Each features vivid mural frescoes, created to educate and entertain the illiterate soldiers and peasants. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 5 – To Sighisoara
Drive back into Transylvania to Sighisoara, travelling through stunning mountain scenery and the Borgo Pass. Visit Bistrita en route, a small market town in the Bargau valley in the heart of ‘Dracula land', and Tacgru Mures, a Hungarian stronghold where sights include the Orthodox cathedral, the citadel church and fortress, and the Culture Palace. Stay overnight at the Hotel Central Park. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 6 – To Sibiu
Morning tour of the Unesco world heritage town of Sighisoara, a beautifully preserved medieval settlement. The city walls encircle cobbled streets lined with 16th-century colourful burgher houses. Visits include the citadel, the Church on the Hill, and the Clock Tower. In the afternoon, visit one of the best preserved gothic fortified churches, which the area is renowned for, at Biertan, and continue to Sibiu. Stay 2 nights at the Continental Forum. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 7 – Sibiu
Morning tour of Sibiu, a Saxon town that combines late Renaissance, early gothic, classical and Transylvanian baroque architecture. The tour includes the evangelic and orthodox cathedrals and the Brukenthal Art Museum. Afternoon visit to the picturesque village of Sibiel and its glass icon museum. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 8 – To Bucharest
Morning departure for Bucharest, travelling through the scenic Olt valley. Afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the Hotel Athenee Palace Hilton. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 9 – To London
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east' due to its Parisian-style 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. Meals Included: Breakfast.
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.
Hotel Aro Palace, Brasov
Located in the centre of Brasov's medieval old town and adjacent to Central Park, the Hotel Aro Palace is one of Brasov's best hotels, with views to Tampa mountain. It has retained its original art deco facade after extensive renovation work to its public facilities over the years.
Hotel Central Park, Sighisoara
Located within a 2-minute walk of the medieval citadel, the Hotel Central Park has been converted from an 18th-century building, keeping its charming original features and facade. All guestrooms have been decorated in a classic style with the emphasis on pastel colours and natural light. After a day's sightseeing, dine at the hotel restaurant, which offers excellent Romanian wines and cuisine.
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.
La Conac, Gura Humorului
Located 2km from the renowned painted monasteries, La Conac in Bucovina offers comfortable accommodation in a picturesque woodland setting. All guestrooms are designed in a simple and modern contemporary style, with en suite facilities. There are spacious gardens within the hotel's grounds and the option for alfresco dining in the summer months
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. 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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