Taking in a wealth of cultural attractions and magnificent mountain scenery, this tour for individual travellers centres around the region of Transylvania and its neighbouring states. Highlights include visits to royal palaces, fortified churches, monasteries and bear sanctuaries.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to the Hotel Athénée Palace Hilton for 1 night. Welcome dinner. (D)
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. Continue to Brasov and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Kronwell (or similar). (B)
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. Return to Brasov. (B)
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. Continue to Târgu Mures and stay overnight at the Hotel Plaza. (B)
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. (B)
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. (B)
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 Hotel Athénée Palace Hilton. Farewell dinner in the evening. (B, D)
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. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/solo-travellers.
Built in 1914 the 5 star Athenee Palace Hilton is centrally located in Bucharest, close to the historic Cotroceni Palace. The 272 rooms are comfortably decorated with modern amenities. Facilities include four restaurants, a bar, an indoor swimming pool and health...
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.
Features: 135 rooms & suites, restaurant, lobby bar, spa with sauna and jacuzzi, gym,
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers,...
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. The hotel's facilities include a spa with indoor pool and a restaurant serving a selection of international and local...
The Hotel Kronwell opened its doors in February 2013 and was the first 4-star boutique hotel in the city. It is located 3.5km from the main square of Brasov and offers contemporary rooms with hi-tech amenities. The restaurant serves a mixture of Romanian cuisine and international dishes, and health and leisure facilities include a steam bath, sauna, small fitness centre and a salt cabin.
Features: 81 rooms, restaurant, bar, bistro, indoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, and fitness studio.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, internet...
The Hotel Plaza is a modern property with an ideal location for exploring Targu Mures. All of the guestrooms have a contemporary design with bright and vibrant colours. Dine at the Plaza Fusion restaurant, which offers a fine selection of international and Asian cuisine. Relax and rejuvenate in the extensive wellness centre and spa.
Features: 77 rooms & suites, restaurant, cafe, bar, spa, wellness centre, sauna.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, minibar, coffee machine, television,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings Bucharest...