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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Stay at the InterContinental Bucharest (or similar) for 2 nights. Evening welcome dinner. (D)Day 2: Bucharest
Tour of Bucharest, a city of wide Parisian-style boulevards and belle époque buildings. Visits include Cotroceni Palace, by special permission, and the exterior of Ceausescu’s palace. (B)Day 3: Sibiu
Morning drive through the Fãgãras mountains to Sibiu, the main city of the Saxons that combines gothic, Renaissance, baroque and classical architecture. Afternoon walking tour of the city, including visits to the Protestant and Orthodox cathedrals, and the Brukenthal Art Museum – the oldest and finest art gallery in Romania. Stay at the Hotel Exclusive & More (or similar). (B, D)Day 4: Biertan • Sighisoara
Drive to Sighisoara, stopping at Biertan to visit the gothic fortified church. Afternoon tour of Sighisoara, a beautifully preserved medieval citadel set in rolling countryside. Visit the walls and defending towers that encircle cobbled streets and ancient houses, the citadel and the old clock tower. Spend 2 nights at the Hotel BinderBubi (or similar). (B, D)Day 5: Viscri
This morning, a meeting has been arranged with a representative of the Mihai Eminescu Trust, an association dedicated to the conservation of the villages and the Saxon heritage in Transylvania, one of the most unspoilt regions of Europe (this meeting is subject to confirmation). Travel to the atmospheric Saxon village of Viscri and see the Unesco-listed 12th-century church with its scenic views of the rolling Transylvanian countryside. Walk down the main street where the Mihai Eminescu Trust, supported by HRH The Prince of Wales, has restored many of the medieval houses. Lunch today will be in a private house in Viscri. (B, L)Day 6: Târgu Mures • Bistrita • Gura Humorului
In the morning, drive to the city of Târgu Mures, which has Romanian, Hungarian and Habsburg influences. See the hall of the Palace of Culture with art deco stained-glass windows illustrating traditional Hungarian themes and tales. Continue via the small market town of Bistrita to Gura Humorului. Stay 2 nights at Hotel La Conac (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 7: Painted monasteries
Morning tour of the remarkable painted monasteries, considered to be among Europe’s greatest artistic monuments. The monasteries include Sucevita, Voronet and Moldovita, which feature amazingly well-preserved frescoes that cover the walls with vivid images of saints and biblical scenes. Afternoon visit to the painted egg museum and workshop at Vama. (B)Day 8: Agapia • Brasov
Drive to Agapia and visit the monastery and village. Stop for lunch at Lacu Rosu, then continue to Brasov and stay 2 nights at the Aro Palace Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 9: Brasov • Prejmer
In the morning, see Piata Sfatului, one of the finest baroque squares in the country. Visit the gothic Black Church, a focal point of the Lutheran Reformation; St Nicholas Church; and the first Romanian school. Afternoon visit to the impressive fortified church of Prejmer. With more than 270 rooms and buildings, the fortress was attacked more than 50 times by the Mongols, Turks, Tartars, Cossacks and Moldavians during the middle ages, but was only conquered once. (B, D)Day 10: Peles castle • Bucharest • Fly to London
Drive south through the Bucegi mountains and visit Peles castle, the former royal residence of King Carol I, built in the German Renaissance style. After a private tour of the second floor of the castle to discover the quarters of the royal family, continue to the George Enescu Memorial House, a living museum to this great musician whose folk-influenced classical style of music elevated Romania onto the international stage. Continue to Bucharest airport and fly to London (B, L)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Arts & Culture tours
A collection of expert accompanied tours focusing on creativity in its many forms. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is required. All tours can be viewed at our Arts & Culture page.Expert-led tour
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a lecturer who has specialist knowledge of the destination and its culture, as well as an experienced local guide.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
This tour involves some long walks over uneven ground and therefore requires a good level of fitness.Private visits
Please note that the exclusive and individual nature of private visits means that they are subject to confirmation nearer the time of departure. Churches, private houses and other buildings often have fluid opening times. If any visits have to be re-arranged, please be assured that we will seek alternatives of equal interest.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.Expert lecturers Dr William Taylor
Dr William Taylor is an Anglican priest, chairman of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association, and a writer and broadcaster on the Islamic world and the Orthodox churches. He has worked and lived in Jordan, Cairo and Turkey, and travelled and lectured in the Middle East and Central Asia.Rowena Loverance
Rowena Loverance is a Byzantine art historian. She has worked at the British Museum and is a visiting research fellow at King’s College, London.
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, balcony.
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. Features: 423 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, lobby piano bar, heated indoor swimming pool, health club, saunas, hot tub. Room amenities: Air conditioning, heating, cable television, balcony, minibar, Wi-Fi.
Situated at the base of Citadel Hill, Hotel Binderbubi is around a 5-minute walk from the Piata Cetatii Medievale in Sighisoara's centre. The hotel's decor is Tyrolean-inspired and features a vaulted wine cellar and restaurant serving Romanian and international cuisine. Features: 52 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, fitness facilities, spa with jacuzzi and sauna, hair salon. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, safe, internet.
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.Features: 196 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, terrace, garden, hairdresser, casino, sports & wellness centre, indoor swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, safe.
Located close to the renowned Bridge of Lies, the Exclusive Hotel & More is a modern hotel ideally situated to explore Sibiu. Guestrooms are contemporary in style, with an emphasis on white and beige colour schemes. The restaurant offers an excellent selection of Italian cuisine.Features: 19 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, terrace, lounge, Wi-Fi. <br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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