With an unbeatable mix of magnificent mountain scenery and two of the best road journeys in Europe, this 4-day private journey travels into the heart of Romania. Reopened as a modern highway in 2011, the Transalpina is the highest road in Romania, crossing the Carpathian Mountains in a series of sweeping curves and offering heart-stopping views at every turn. Linking the provinces of Oltenia and Transylvani, the road was originally inaugurated in 1935 by King Charles II and provides a transportation link between the towns of Novaci and Sibiu.
Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest with British Airways and transfer to Horezu. Stay at the Hotel Sofianu for 1 night. (D)
Morning tour of the Unesco world heritage-listed Horezu Monastery. Late morning drive along on the 148.2km Transalpina, or Royal Way, to Sibu. This winding, elevated road offers picturesque views at every turn. You will pass through small idyllic villages nestled in the shadow of the Carpathians. Stay 1 night at the Forum Continental. (B)
Morning tour of Sibiu, a Saxon town that combines late Renaissance, early gothic, classical and Transylvanian baroque architecture. View the evangelic and orthodox cathedrals and the Brukenthal Art Museum. Late morning drive along the 92km-long Transfargarasan. Stop en route at Curtea de Arges at Balea glacial lake and waterfalls, the Poienari citadel and the Vidraru wier. Stay at the Hotel Valea cu Pesti in Curtea de Arges for 1 night. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Bucharest, transfer to the airport, and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
It is possible to extend your stay in Bucharest or an alternative city in Romania. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for further details.
The Transfargarasan & Transalpina are both only open in July and August.
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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...
Set on the shores of Lake Vidraru, the Hotel Valea cu Pesti offers excellent panoramic views of the lake and the nearby Fagaras mountains. The hotel offers 85 guestrooms, all designed with modern furniture and amenities. Health and well-being facilities include a spa, sauna and indoor swimming pool. Guests may dine at the hotel's restaurant, which offers local specialties and international cuisine with the option of alfresco dining in the summer...
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.
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