With its wealth of folkloric heritage, picturesque villages and wonderful scenery, Romania is fascinating to explore. This tour discovers the country’s highlights, including Transylvania’s fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s exquisite painted monasteries, dramatic castles and palaces, medieval towns and the beautiful Carpathian mountains.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to Hotel Athénée Palace Hilton for 2 nights. Welcome drink. (N)
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east’ due to its boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings. View the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning drive to Sinaia to visit the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I. Overnight at the Hotel Aro Palace in Brasov (renovated rooms). (B)
Morning tour of the medieval town of Brasov and view the Piata Sfatului, one of the finest baroque squares in the country. Visit the Black Church – the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul – with a collection of more than 300 Ottoman rugs. See St Nicholas Church and explore Romania’s first school. Continue to Bran castle, which is famously associated with Dracula, the legendary character from Bram Stoker’s gothic novel. In the afternoon, travel 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 La Conac for 2 nights. (B, D)
Tour the area’s remarkable painted monasteries, considered to be among Europe’s greatest artistic monuments and awarded Unesco world heritage status. (B, D)
Drive back into Transylvania to Sighisoara, travelling through superb mountain scenery. Visit Bistri?a en route, a small market town in the Bârgau valley, and Târgu Mures, a Hungarian stronghold. Overnight at the Hotel Central Park (or similar). (B)
Morning tour of the Unesco-listed town 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. 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 (or similar). (B, D)
Morning visit to Corvin, one of the largest Renaissance-gothic castles in Europe, and the picturesque village of Sibiel with its glass icon museum. Return to Sibiu for time at leisure. (B)
Morning departure for Bucharest, travelling through the scenic Olt valley. Afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the Hotel Athénée Palace Hilton. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
On day 4, there will be an included journey on the Mocanita steam train, a narrow gauge railway once used for transporting cargo and passengers in the early 20th century.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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,...
Located in the centre of Brasov's old town, the Aro Palace is Brasov's best hotel. The three/four star hotel has recently upgraded many of its facilities while retaining its original art deco façade. All rooms are en-suite with either bath or shower, and have minibar and satellite television. The hotel has two restaurants offering Romanian, international, and Italian cuisine and room service is available. The hotel also has a bar, garden restaurant, hairdresser and casino.
The hotel is currently building a swimming pool complex in front of the hotel. This will not disrupt entry into the building and although the building work may be visible from some rooms, it should not be audible from the rooms. The expected completion date is early...
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.
Features: 33 rooms, restaurant, bar, nightclub, terrace, garden, small shop.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, minibar, bathrobe, slippers,...
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.
Features: 22 rooms, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, sauna, terrace, garden, games room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer,...
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.
This extension provides an opportunity to extend your stay in Bucharest and explore this beautiful tree-lined city at a leisurely pace.
Stay an extra 2 nights at the Hotel Athenee Palace Hilton. (B)
Day at leisure. (B)
Morning at leisure. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Constanta is Romania's main Black Sea port and one of the major commercial hubs in the region. Tourists from the surrounding countries are attracted to the northernmost district, Mamaia, which is considered to be one of the best resort towns on the Black Sea.
Travel to Constanta and stay at the Hotel Balada Nej for 2 nights. (B)
Travel back to Bucharest in the morning, transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
The Unesco-listed Danube delta biosphere reserve is one of the world’s largest wetlands and is a migration hub for thousands of birds travelling to and from Mongolia, Siberia, India, Africa and China. This extension allows you to explore the delta’s many waterways and take in an amazing array of birdlife and scenery.
Travel to Bestepe and stay at the Hotel Wels, situated beside the delta, for 2 nights. (B)
Morning and afternoon excursions along the delta’s waterways and lakes. (B)
The Prince of Wales purchased his first Transylvanian property in 2006, an 18th-century Saxon house in the village of Viscri.
Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest with British Airways and transfer to Viscri. Stay at Viscri village for 3 nights. (D)
Days at leisure. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Brasov. In the evening, the remainder of the group will arrive. (B, D)
Visitors to Rome will have admired the ornate column located in Trajan's forum, dedicated to Emperor Trajan's conquest of the Dacian tribes in AD 106. This pre-tour extension to Timeless Romania visits the two principal sites of the Dacian empire: the old capital city of Sarmizegetusa and Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the Roman colony which was founded by war veterans after the Roman victory.
Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest with British Airways. Stay at the Hotel Athenee Palace Hilton for 1 night. (B)
Morning drive to Sibiu. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the Continental Forum or similar. (B)
Full-day tour exploring the old capital city of the Dacian empire, Sarmizegetusa. This elaborate defensive system of fortresses is inscribed on the Unesco world heritage list. Explore the ruins of the temples, sanctuaries and the main fortress. Continue to the ruins of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the Roman capital of Dacia, to view the amphitheatre, the forum and the remains of several temples. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Sinaia. This evening, the remainder of the group will arrive. (B, D)
Considered to be Europe's last wild frontier, this extension travels to the Kingstone Mountain National Park, which is renowned for an abundance of wolves, bobcats and bears. Spend two full days tracking and viewing the various wildlife of this protected area.
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the 'Paris of the east' due to its Parisian-style boulevards and belle époque buildings. View the Old Princely Court, the Royal Palace and visit the Palace of Parliament, which is the third largest building in the world. Afternoon transfer over the Carpathians to Zarnesti, on the border of Kingstone Mountain National Park. Stay for 3 nights at the Guesthouse Elena. (B, D)
Morning tour of the national park tracking bears and wolves. Afternoon visit to the bear hide, where you can observe other species of mammals and birds. (B, L, D)
Morning walk through the Zarnesti gorge, where it is possible to view birds such as wall creepers, alpine swifts, nutcrackers, three-toed woodpeckers and honey buzzards. In the afternoon, continue to track bears and wolves. Optional evening visit to the bear hide (payable locally). (B, L, D)
Late morning transfer to Bucharest airport, via Rasnov Castle which was built by the Teutonic Knights. Fly to London with British Airways. (B)
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ROA2018: 9 Nights
Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings Bucharest...