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Timeless Romania

Group Tour | General interest 10 Days & 9 Nights
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in the 5-star Intercontinental in Bucharest
  • Full-day tour of northern Romania’s painted monasteries
  • Visit the royal palaces of Peles & Pelisor
  • Tickets to the Athenaeum, opera or theatre in Bucharest
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation throughout
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bucharest

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to Novotel Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Welcome drink. (N)

Day 2: Bucharest • Sibiu

Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east’ due to its boulevards and belle époque buildings. View the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace. Transfer to Sibiu, staying at Hotel Continental Forum (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 3: Sibiu

Morning tour of the old town followed by time at leisure or visit the Brukenthal Museum. In the evening, visit the picturesque village of Sibiel. Dinner in a local family home including meat and cabbage rolls cooking demonstration. Return to Sibiu. (B, D)

Day 4: Sibiu • Turda Salt Mine • Sighisoara

Transfer to Sighisoara via the salt mine at Turda. This is one of the largest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 11th century. A highlight is the 112-metre-high great hall; its superb acoustics have even made it a popular concert venue. Continue to Sighisoara, staying at the Hotel Central Park (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 5: Sighisoara • Târgu Mures • Gura Humorului

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. Travel north to Gura Humorului via Târgu Mures, a Hungarian stronghold. Stay 2 nights at the Best Western Bucovina (or similar) and enjoy a traditional dinner and dance show. (B, D)

Day 6: Gura Humorului

Tour the area’s remarkable painted monasteries, considered to be among Europe’s greatest artistic monuments and awarded Unesco world heritage status. (B, D)

Day 7: Agapia • Lacu Rosu • Brasov

Head south to Brasov, via the Agapia monastery, a Romanian Orthodox nunnery dating back to 1649. Continue to Lacu Rosu for lunch and on to Brasov. Free time in the late afternoon to enjoy the city. Stay at the Hotel Aro Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 8: Brasov • Peles Palace • Bran Castle

Short drive through the beautiful Transylvanian countryside to Bran castle, which is famously associated with Dracula, the legendary character from Bram Stoker’s gothic novel, enjoy a tour and coffee stop. Drive to Sinaia to visit the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I, another beautifully resorted Unesco world heritage site. Return to Brasov. (B)

Day 9: Brasov • Bucharest

Morning tour of the medieval town of Brasov and view the Pia.a Sfatului, one of the finest baroque squares in the country. Visit the Black Church with its collection of more than 300 Ottoman rugs. See St Nicholas Church and explore Romania’s first school. Return to Bucharest and stay overnight at the Intercontinental (or similar). (B)

Day 10: Bucharest • Fly to London

Morning visit to the Palace of Parliament, which is the third largest building in the world. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information August 6 & 20 departures:

On day 4 there will be an included journey on the Mocanita steam train, a narrow gauge railway used for transporting cargo in the early 20th century.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary 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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices

ROA2021

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
14 May 2021 - 23 May 2021 £1,845 £0 £0 Tour Cancelled
28 May 2021 - 6 Jun 2021 £1,895 £0 £445 Tour Cancelled
25 Jun 2021 - 4 Jul 2021 £1,845 £100 £0 Reserve
23 Jul 2021 - 1 Aug 2021 £1,845 £0 £445 Reserve
6 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021 £1,845 £100 £445 Reserve
3 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021 £1,895 £0 £445 Tour Cancelled
10 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021 £1,895 £0 £445 Reserve
17 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021 £1,895 £100 £0 Reserve
24 Sep 2021 - 3 Oct 2021 £1,695 £0 £445 Tour Cancelled
8 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021 £1,795 £0 £445 Tour Cancelled
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • What's Included
    • 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

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