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Complimentary champagne afternoon tea for two.*Taking in a wealth of cultural attractions and
magnificent mountain scenery, this group
tour for solo travellers centres around the
region of Transylvania and its neighbouring
states. Highlights include visits to royal
palaces, fortified churches, monasteries and
a bear sanctuary.
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Bucharest with British Airways.
Transfer to the Intercontinental for 1 night.
Welcome dinner. (D)
Morning drive to Sinaia to visit the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I. These magnificent German Renaissance-style palaces are a complex of magnificent turrets rising above swathes of green meadows. Continue to Brasov and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Kronwell (or similar). (B)
Morning visit to the Liberty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, the only sanctuary for rescued bears in Romania, with more than 80 bears currently under care. Continue to the atmospheric Saxon town of Viscri where HRH the Prince of Wales has bought and restored several properties. Visit the 12th-century church, one of the oldest in Transylvania. End the day with a visit to Bran castle, which is famously associated with Dracula, the legendary character from Bram Stoker’s gothic novel. Return to Brasov. (B)
Morning drive to Sighisoara, visiting the fortified church of Prejmer and the Saxon houses of Saschiz en route. Tour 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. Continue to Târgu Mures and stay overnight at the Hotel Plaza. (B)
Morning city tour of Târgu Mures including a visit to the Palace of Culture. Continue to Salina Praid, a salt mine complex and the city of Alba Lulia to view the Roman ruins and the citadel. Overnight at the Continental Forum (or similar) in Sibiu. (B)
Morning city tour of Sibiu including a visit to 14th-century Evangelical church and the Brukenthal Art Musuem. Afternoon drive to Râmnicu Vâlcea. En route, visit Horezu monastery, considered to be one of the finest in Romania. Stay for 1 night at the Hotel Sofianu. (B)
Morning drive to Curtea de Arges, the former
capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal
church, where the Romanian Kings are buried.
Continue to Bucharest and stay overnight at
the Intercontinental. Farewell dinner in the
evening. (B, D)
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east’ due to its boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings. View the Old Princely Court, the Royal Palace and visit the Palace of Parliament, which is the third largest building in the world. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
These small group tours have been specially created
for solo travellers. Benefits include single
occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard
and at sensible prices, plus the company of
like-minded travellers. View the complete
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
RKI2019: 7 Nights
Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings...
Râmnicu Vâlcea is situated in the south central area of Romania...