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Timeless Romania

Group Tour | General interest 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £1695 Current prices from: £1695

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

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. 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 • GuraHumorului

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.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Novotel Bucharest City Centre
    Novotel Bucharest City Centre

    The Novotel Bucharest City Centre is located minutes from the old town on Victoriei Boulevard, combining a historical facade with modern, spacious rooms inside. There is a small indoor pool and spa centre. The restaurant pairs regional-inspired cuisine with a wide selection of Romanian and international wines, in a vibrant and sophisticated setting. Features: 258 rooms and suites, restaurant, cafe, indoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi throughout. Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, 24-hour room service, robe and slippers.

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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 Central Park
    Hotel Central Park

    Located within a 2-minute walk of the medieval citadel, the Hotel Central Park has been converted from an 18th-century building, keeping its charming original features and facade. All guestrooms have been decorated in a classic style with the emphasis on pastel colours and natural light. After a day's sightseeing, dine at the hotel restaurant, which offers excellent Romanian wines and cuisine. Features: 33 rooms, restaurant, bar, nightclub, terrace, garden, small shop. Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, Wi-Fi.

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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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  • Continental Forum Hotel
    Continental Forum Hotel

    The Continental Forum Hotel is set in a historic building from 1912 and is situated in Unirii Square, close to the historical centre of Sibiu and a 3-minute walk from the Brukenthal Museum and Piata Mare. The hotel's restaurant serves authentic dishes from the Balkan region as well as international cuisine. Features: 135 rooms & suites, restaurant, lobby bar, spa with sauna and jacuzzi, gym, Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, Wi-Fi.

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  • Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte
    Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte

    The Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte is a modern hotel that stands on the edge of town with views of the surrounding mountains. Its rooms are well designed with gothic-style furniture. The hotel's restaurants serve traditional Romanian and international cuisine. Features: 130 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, outdoor terrace, spa, sauna, hammam, hot tub, fitness room. Room amenities: Satellite television, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices

ROA2021

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
6 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021 £1,845 £100 £445 Reserve
10 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021 £1,895 £0 £445 Reserve
17 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021 £1,895 £100 £445 Reserve
 

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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