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Romania: Mountains, Monasteries & Medieval Cities

Group Tour | Arts & culture 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2,295 Current prices from: £2,295
Visit Transylvania and Bucovina, two of the most beautiful areas in Romania. This tour focuses on the country’s wonderful architectural tradition, exemplified in the baroque town squares, palaces, fortified Saxon churches and medieval Orthodox monasteries with vivid exterior frescoes.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Private visit at Peles castle
  • Meeting with representatives of Mihai Eminescu Trust
  • Lunch in a private house in Viscri
  • Special visit to Cotroceni Palace
  • Stay in 4- and 5-star accommodation

Brasov

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 32 134 643 1254 1763 2068 2170 2170 1864 1355 745 134
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -818 -425 134 541 846 1050 948 643 134 -228 -719
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 412 412 653 1024 1255 1205 894 632 482 482 482
Rainy Days 15 14 13 15 18 17 16 13 10 9 12 15
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Bucharest

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -130 134 541 1152 1763 2068 2272 2272 1763 1254 541 32
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 30 40 40 60 50 40 50 40 30 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Sibiu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 134 439 948 1559 2068 2373 2475 2577 2170 1661 948 337
Min temp (C)(F) -818 -621 -130 337 846 1152 1254 1254 846 337 -130 -523
Sunshine hours 2 3 5 5 7 7 8 8 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 331 321 331 552 833 1014 894 713 482 402 392 371
Rainy Days 12 11 12 14 15 16 13 11 9 9 11 13
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sighisoara

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 32 337 1050 1661 2170 2373 2577 2577 2170 1661 846 236
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -621 -228 337 846 1152 1254 1152 846 337 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 2 3 5 5 7 7 8 8 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 271 291 512 773 964 894 693 452 381 361 341
Rainy Days 12 11 11 13 15 16 14 11 9 8 11 14
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sinaia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -130 32 439 948 1457 1763 1966 1966 1661 1152 541 32
Min temp (C)(F) -1014 -818 -621 -130 439 745 846 846 541 134 -327 -719
Sunshine hours 3 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 502 502 482 743 1144 1385 1325 984 693 542 542 582
Rainy Days 16 15 15 16 19 18 16 14 10 10 13 16
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Suceava

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -130 134 745 1457 2068 2373 2577 2475 2170 1559 846 236
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -719 -327 337 846 1152 1355 1254 846 337 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 7 8 8 8 6 5 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 16 14 13 11 9 8
Rainfall (mm)(in) 241 251 271 502 743 954 904 643 442 301 301 261
Rainy Days 11 12 11 13 15 15 14 11 10 9 11 12
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 7/H 6/H 4/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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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. 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

From £325pp.

Accessibility

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.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • La Conac
    La Conac

    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.

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  • Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest
    Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest

    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.

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  • Hotel Binderbubi
    Hotel Binderbubi

    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.

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  • Hotel Aro Palace
    Hotel Aro Palace

    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 &amp; suites, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, terrace, garden, hairdresser, casino, sports &amp; wellness centre, indoor swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, safe.

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  • Exclusive Hotel & More
    Exclusive Hotel & More

    Located close to the renowned Bridge of Lies, the Exclusive Hotel &amp; 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 &amp; suites, restaurant, bar, terrace, lounge, Wi-Fi. <br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

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RMC2020

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23 Apr 2020 - 2 May 2020 £1,758 £0 £330 Tour Cancelled
28 Aug 2020 - 6 Sep 2020 £2,085 £0 £555 Tour Cancelled
 

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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.

 
  • • 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

Destinations on this tour

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  • Sighisoara

    Sighisoara, situated in Transylvania province in central Romania...

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  • Gura Humorului

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  • Sibiu

    Sibiu is a lively 12th-century Saxon city. Founded on the site of the...

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    In the shadow of Mount Tampa, Brasov's old town is filled with...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/europe/romania/bucharest
  • Bucharest

    Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings...

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