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Lead Price
From £1895pp
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Timeless Romania

With its wealth of folkloric heritage, picturesque villages and mountain scenery, Romania is worthy of discovery. Beginning in the handsome capital, Bucharest, this circular tour reveals the country’s highlights. These include Transylvania’s fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s exquisite painted monasteries, Bran castle, the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, a variety of medieval towns, and the verdant Carpathian Mountains.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Bucharest
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Fly to Bucharest

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to Grand Hotel Continental for 1 night. Welcome dinner. (N)

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

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Continental
DAY 2: Bucharest - Sibiu
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Bucharest - Sibiu

Tour Bucharest, known as the 'Paris of the East' due to its boulevards and belle epoque buildings. View the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace. Transfer to Sibiu, staying at Hotel Continental Forum (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Continental Forum
DAY 3: Sibiu - Sibiel
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Sibiu - Sibiel

This morning, tour Sibiu's old town followed by time at leisure or a visit to the Brukenthal Museum. In the evening, visit the picturesque village of Sibiel for dinner, including a cooking demonstration. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Continental Forum
DAY 4: Sibiu - Sighisoara
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Sibiu - Sighisoara

Transfer to Sighisoara, via Biertan Fortified Church one of the finest examples of late medieval architecture in Transylvania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Sighisoara, staying at the Hotel Central Park (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park
DAY 5: Sighisoara - Târgu Mures - Gura Humorului
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Sighisoara - Târgu Mures - Gura Humorului

This morning, tour 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 Targu Mures, a Hungarian stronghold. Stay 2 nights at La Conac in Bucovina (or similar) and enjoy a traditional dinner and dance show. (B, D)

Accommodation: La Conac in Bucovina
DAY 6: Gura Humorului
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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)

Accommodation: La Conac in Bucovina
DAY 7: Agapia - Lacu Rosu - Brasov
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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. You've free time in the late afternoon to enjoy the city. Stay at the Hotel Aro Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)

Accommodation: Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)
DAY 8: Brasov - Bran Castle - Sinaia
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Brasov - Bran Castle - Sinaia

Take a 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 restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Brasov. (B)

Accommodation: Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)
DAY 9: Brasov - Bucharest
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Brasov - Bucharest

This morning, tour the medieval town of Brasov. View the Piata Sfatului, one of Romania’s finest baroque squares; visit the Black Church with its collection of more than 300 Ottoman rugs; see St Nicholas Church and Romania’s first school. Proceed to Bucharest, pausing en route to tour Viscri, a picturesque village visited regularly by King Charles. Return to Bucharest for a farewell drink, and overnight at the Grand Hotel Continental (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Continental
DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Visit the Palace of Parliament, this morning - 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.

DAY 1: Fly to Bucharest
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Fly to Bucharest

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

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

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Continental
DAY 2: Bucharest - Sibiu
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Bucharest - Sibiu

Tour Bucharest, known as the 'Paris of the East' due to its boulevards and belle epoque buildings. View the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace. Transfer to Sibiu, staying at Hotel Continental Forum (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Continental Forum
DAY 3: Sibiu - Sibiel
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Sibiu - Sibiel

This morning, tour Sibiu's old town followed by time at leisure or a visit to the Brukenthal Museum. In the evening, visit the picturesque village of Sibiel for dinner, including a cooking demonstration. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Continental Forum
DAY 4: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara
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Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara

Continue to Sighisoara, staying at the Hotel Central Park (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park
DAY 5: Sighisoara - Târgu Mures - Gura Humorului
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Sighisoara - Târgu Mures - Gura Humorului

This morning, tour 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 Targu Mures, a Hungarian stronghold. Stay 2 nights at La Conac in Bucovina (or similar) and enjoy a traditional dinner and dance show. (B, D)

Accommodation: La Conac in Bucovina
DAY 6: Gura Humorului
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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)

Accommodation: La Conac in Bucovina
DAY 7: Agapia - Lacu Rosu - Brasov
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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. You've free time in the late afternoon to enjoy the city. Stay at the Hotel Aro Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)

Accommodation: Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)
DAY 8: Brasov - Bran Castle - Sinaia
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Brasov - Bran Castle - Sinaia

Take a 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 restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Brasov. (B)

Accommodation: Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)
DAY 9: Brasov - Bucharest
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Brasov - Bucharest

This morning, tour the medieval town of Brasov and view the Piata 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 Grand Hotel Continental (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Continental
DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Visit the Palace of Parliament, this morning - 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.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend a full day exploring northern Romania’s painted monasteries 
  • Visit the royal palaces of Peles and Pelisor 
  • Dine in a local family home
  • Visit the village of Viscri, frequented by Britain's King Charles III
  • Traditional dinner and dance show

Important information

Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 13 people (max 18)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome dinner
  • Hotel porterage

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £3,895 | Guide price month: October

High season from £3,995 | Guide price month: August

Single supplement from £445

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